Kohara Konomi does a Q&A on IG every now and then. Do check out the previous ones here! Also, she answers some questions that are written in foreign languages. For those questions and answers, I did not translate them and left them as they are. They are indicated in MAROON.
Q: Koko-chan, thank you as always! I’m supporting you!!
A: There were many messages like this. (cries) Everyone is so warm. It’s really nothing much, I should be thank you guys instead. I appreciate your continuous support.
Q: I love Koko-chan!
A: Kyaa ❤️ Happy!! I also love everyone for sending me all these messages that are full of warmth! I’ll be supporting everyone, since everyone is supporting me too. This is a lovely feeling.
Q: Can I send in a letter?
A: Of course!! I’ve kept all these precious letters I’ve received so far in a box at home. If you send it to Office Osawa’s address, I’ll definitely receive it. I’m waiting~
Q: What is your favourite item to receive?
A: Letters!! Of course I’m grateful to get presents too, but letters make me the happiest. Because a letter contains all the precious time and effort spent by the person.
Q: Gotcha YO!
A: I knew I would definitely get a “Gotcha UO!” response haha thank you! That makes me happy!! Lol
Q: What type of music, and which artiste(s) do you like?
A: I received lots of questions like this! I’m glad that people liked it when I posted on my stories on the music I’m listening to. ✨ I love the soundtrack of [Queen of Lunch] . My favourite tracks are Flow and Pullulate. The latter invokes all sorts of emotions in me and I always feel like crying when I listen to it. I think everyone would feel the same too. As for artistes, there are many of them. For example, ELT-san, Christina Aguilera-san and Aimer-san. I like If I Never Met You and Crimson Painted. There are many more!
Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: There are quite a few, but white rice still takes it. I also like onigiri (rice ball)! And… Tonjiru (soup boiled with pork and miso). Houtou Udon. And maybe yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) recently.
Q: Please share with us your favourite milk!
A: It has to be [Special Rich milk], I drink it everyday. I also drank the [White Rose milk] which is on my smartphone casing ✨
Q: I’m not good with milk… Is there anything I can do to overcome it?
A: There are people who can’t take them after all. If you aren’t good with drinking them, you can try using milk for stews! It can be used for dishes, not necessary just drinking it ✨ But, don’t push yourself too hard okay?
Q: Why did you think of becoming a seiyuu?
A: I get plenty of these questions every time I do a Q&A. I began thinking about acting in grade school during the Arts Festival. So, I always had an interest in acting since I was young. But I’ve always led a normal life just like everyone else till high school. When I was in grade school, my mum told me “Why don’t you try out a voice-related job?”, and those words remained in my heart. At the age of 23, I decided to give it a shot and sent my CV to Office Osawa.
Q: What does Koko-chan do when you get depressed? Do you have your fair share of these experiences?
A: Of course. I’m the same with everyone else. As long as we’re alive, there will be good times, as well as hard times. The good times pass by in a flash, but we feel the effects of the bad times for much longer. Be as depressed as you want when it hits you. But don’t stay there forever. For me, I think of what to do next. As humans, we grow a little each time when we overcome these hard times, and become more of an adult. In a real sense, you become more gentle. I think gentle people have strong hearts. Everyone, let’s work hard together, to overcome those obstacles in front of us.
Q: For all the characters you have acted out so far, who is the one you like best, and who is the one you have the deepest emotional attachment to?
A: I can’t decide! I treat each and every role with importance. As for the one that I’m most emotionally attached to, I guess it would be Tsuki ga Kirei’s Mizuno Akane-chan and Mahoujin Guru Guru’s Kukuri. Both of them taught me how it was to act like myself.
Q: I’m watching Star ☆ Twinkle PreCure! I love Lala!
A: Thank you! I’m happy to hear that! ✨ Ah! Thank you-run ♪ lol Please continue to support it-run! Runrun ♫
Q: It’s the sakura season soon! Will you be going to Kawagoe?
A: Definitely! I’m been wanting to go ✨ I’m heading for Hikawa bridge!
Q: I’m thinking of going to Kawagoe. Do you have any spots to recommend? ✨
A: First, I think you should walk along the streets and look at the streetscape. It’s really pretty. And Kumano Shrine! You can witness the renjakuchou procession that Shotaro was involved in the anime. Also, there are many emas there, I also put up one the last time round. For everyone who is going, please write down your wishes of blessing. After that, you can head over to Hikawa Shrine and bridge! The blooming sakura will be amazing! Recently, plenty of wonderful shops have popped up, so I wanna make plans with my sis (Maekawa Ryoko-chan) to go over.
Q: Where do you wish to go to?
A: Many places! I’ve been wanting to go to Izumo Taisha in Shimane. I hope to be able to go there someday. Also, Kanazawa and Yakushima. And the ranches in Hokkaido! I had many questions about Hokkaido and I hope to answer them later on ✨ Please wait for me (*´꒳`*)
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This Q&A was first published on 20 March 2019 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.