Born in 1994, Takahashi Rie (高橋 李依) made her lead role debut as Ichinose Futaba in Sore Ga Seiyuu! – the anime chronicling the struggles and growth of 3 aspiring seiyuus in the industry.
Since then, she has appeared in some of the more popular characters in recent memory, Megumin from Konosuba, Emilia from Re:Zero, as well as Takagi in Karakai Jouzu no Takagi san.
Q: What nicknames do you have?
Takahashi: I’ve been using ‘Rieri’ for a while now, so please call me ‘Rieri’ if you like! People call me ‘Ricchan‘ more often while i’m in the studio.
Q: If you can use one word to describe yourself, what will it be?
Takahashi: It is a little embarrassing to say that about myself, but I would like to use either ‘Diligent’ or ‘Disciplined’. *
* The exact word she used here was ストイック, which literally translates to ‘Stoic’. I don’t normally use stoic as it carries a strong meaning, but some google searches pointed me to ‘Disciplined’ as a better translation.
Q: Is there any reason why you look especially happy now?
Takahashi: The outfits i get to pick and wear are really fun!
There are many seiyuus who wear nice dresses even at the after-recording scene. At the same time I thought, ” If I am looking at their beautiful outfits, does that mean that others are also looking at how i dress up!?” As a result, I became more self-conscious about my own attire and made it a point to dress nicer. (laughs)
I also got more interested into fashion recently because of this..
Q: Any co-workers you are particularly close to?
Takahashi: Ueda Reina & Aisaka Yuuka are the 2 names that people on the net have been would say, and they are not wrong! (laughs)
Recently, I also managed to hit off well with Ohashi Ayaka too. Overall, I feel that there are many friends I can slowly enjoy a conversation with. Oh, and because i talk so fast, i think many of them are really good listeners. (laughs)
Q: Do you have any habits you do subconsciously?
Takahashi: For some reason, I can’t seem to completely finish drinking a bottle of water! I always seem to leave just a little remaining, thinking that i will finish up later, but just before throwing it away, i will realise that I haven’t done so!
By the way, the bottle of water in front of me is exactly as I have said.. (laughs)
I plan to do Part 2 (more short questions) soon, and also attempt part 3 (main interview) sometime later if possible!
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