Takahashi Rie (2012)

Voice acting is an industry that not everyone can make the cut. Competition for roles, jobs and juggling the time spent at working part-time while going for vocal training are some of the struggles that newbie seiyuu face.

Before her breakthrough role as Ichinose Futaba in Sore ga Seiyuu!, Takahashi Rie was part of a seiyuu unit called ‘Anisoni∀’ which she formed together with fellow trainees at that time, Ueda Reina, Tsumita Kayoko and Hayashida Chieri. Unfortunately it seems that only Takahashi Rie and Ueda Reina are still active today.

I found a gem while clearing out old magazines I bought, and I believe this is her first appearance on a printed media.


Birthplace: Saitama
27 February
Favourite anime
: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, K-on (favourite member:Ricchan [Ritsu])
Skills: Cartwheel

1) What are your thoughts on appearing on this issue of the magazine?

It feels like I got to do some actual activities (as a seiyuu), so I’m really excited about it.

2) What is your first impression of the other members?

Hayashida (Chieri) san is the adult and the mood maker of the group, she brings lots of fun to us.

Ueda (Reina) san is dreamy and makes me feel calm and relaxed.

Tsumita (Kayoko) san is really well mannered black haired beauty. You’ll feel “She’s a nice person” when you see her for the first time.

3) What made you want to become a seiyuu?

I got to know of this (seiyuu) world from watching anime back in middle school and wanted to experience this world for myself.

4) What are your feelings on appearing on an event for the first time?

Is it really okay for me to perform on such a big stage for our first ever event? At the same time, I’m itching to do something so please let it come faster!

5) What challenges do you want to take up in the future?

A radio show with everyone in the group. And eventually a solo live (one man live with the group)

6) A message to the readers, please.

I’ve just started out as a newbie, I hope to inject my energy and cheerfulness into my activities and pass it on to everyone!


This interview was first published on the August 2012 edition of Newtype. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

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