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