Q&A with Kohara Konomi (30/12/18)

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: What is the origin of your “Konomi” name?

A: My dad and mum both chose a character each and combined them together. Dad chose “好 (Ko)”, while mum chose “美 (Mi)”. I really like my name.

Q: If I manage to give birth to a kid, can we name her Konomi? I’ll be happy if you allow that!

A: Thank you both for always supporting me!✨ I’m delighted. What a thing! Is my name really okay!? You mentioned this in your letter to me before right? (●´人`●) That made me really happy. I talked to my mum before and she said “Sorry for that ( *´艸`) heh” lol. After he/she gets born, please tell me. Also, take care of your health! Thank you always.

Q: If you were to play a villain, are there any lines you want you want to say? Or is there any type of villain you want to act out?

A: If I were to choose, I want to try out being a villain who was supposed to be a friend!   ( *´艸`) It’s difficult to make the switch from good to bad but i think that’s what makes it cool.

Q: Do you add sugar to hot milk?

A: I like a tinge of sweetness (*∩ω∩) Hot Kahlúa is also amazing.

Q: Hirugano’s plateau milk from Gifu tastes really great, do try it out!

A: Thanks!! I’ll go look it up immediately.

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Q: Did Kohara-san have such a thing like using personal pronouns back when you were young? Did you have a period where you use “Boku (me: first person pronoun)”?

A: When I was in the lower grades of grade school, I used to refer myself as “Konomi is~”? I didn’t use “Boku” before (●´ー`●) On the opposite, I had many nicknames. “Bunmeido” and “Okonomiyaki” (Pun on her Konomi name) are some of the ones I had.

Q: When will you go to Kawagoe next?

A: I think I should go soon! Together with my sister from the show (Maekawa Ryōko-chan) (✿´ ꒳ ` )♡ After all, it’s a place that invigorates me ✨ I wanna go to Kumano Shrine and contribute an Ema again.

 

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Q: Were there any news from 2018 which left a lasting impression on you?

A: Plenty of them. The one that stood out the most was (the passing away of) Katsura Utamaru-san. Being loved by everyone, and even in his last moments, he was still thinking about rakugo and I think that is really great. Also, I talked about how I love The Drifters!* Ikariya Chōsuke is also cool. There’s something about the lifestyle of people from the older generation that makes them feel larger than life.

*A 2-part interview with Nakamoto Koji of The Drifters was published on bunshun.jp regarding some inside stories of the band.

Q: How do you feel about your growth in 2018?

A: To be honest, I don’t really know. I do plenty of self reflections daily. But, I’m beginning to like (my) expressions from day to day! I’ll work hard!

Q: I’m working part-time for this stretch of holidays as well as Christmas too! Let’s work hard together!

A: Thank you for your hard work! When I saw this comment, I replied in my mind “Do your best okay!” lol… This takes me back… When I was in Muji, I used to work 4-5 days of holidays in a stretch ^ ^ When it is time to rest, please make sure to rest well, okay?

Q: Are you happy now?

A: I’m so happy!

Q: What types of sushi do you like?

A: Fatty tuna! Salmon roe! Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard)! Lol

Q: Anything you desire now?

A: Humidifier!!!!! H U M I D I F I E R ! lol

Q: Thank you for your hard work! Do you have any plans to get lovey-dovey time with Zucchi before the end of this year?

A: Yes!!!!! We made a promise to meet and I’ll post the picture later.

Q: Have you been to Tochigi prefecture?

A: Nope! Where would you recommend? I hope to be able to visit all these different places one day.

Q: Other than Christmas and birthday, do you have any other ‘special days’?

A: Not at all. If there was one, the bloom of sakura flowers in spring 🌸 maybe? It gives a sense of “it’s starting!”. My own special day, how nice it would be if I have one (*´꒳`*) fufufu

Q: I failed my job promotion test and got depressed. What does Kohara-san do to change your mood at moments like this?

A: Before I became a seiyuu, I was working as an actor (drama, movies…etc), but before I got accepted at that company, I had to face countless rejections. I sent my CV to around 40 companies maybe… But then, I didn’t receive any responses. That made me really depressed, it lasted for around 1.5 years. But, i think that being depressed is also a good thing. Be as depressed as you want, then get up and move again! After all, life throws you 3 chances. If you don’t seize that chance and move forward properly, the chance will fly by. Go somewhere and charge up your energy. Please try your best ✨ I’m rooting for you. (Also, if there are unwanted documents or stuff lying around in your room, get rid of them because they suck up all the good fortune! Just doing that brought about big changes for me.)

Q: What is the most touching view you saw this year? For me, it is seeing the starry sky from Fuji-san’s 7th station!

A: That must be lovely!! It’s my dream to go to a place where I can see the starry sky one day. I answered this question in part 1, which was seeing the first sunrise of the day and the view I got to see at events,  but seeing how you got to visit such a wonderful place, I ended up wanting to reply to you (✿´ ꒳ ` ) I wanna see all these wonderful places for myself too!

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This Q&A was first published on 30 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.


Q: When you mentioned about this Q&A, I was scratching my head to think of one and couldn’t come up with a decent one. Lol

A: Don’t worry about it, it’s fine. Thank you for all the letter contributions for my radio shows as well as shizucafe ✨ I’m counting on you in the future too.

Q: What’s your take away memory from your schooling days?

A: On the way back home from school, we ended up eating at a yakitori place lol. 4 high school girls in their school uniform in a yakitori place, isn’t that funny? lol

Q: What did you do when you faced difficult times in your life? How do you get over them, switch your mood around?

A: As long as you are alive, you get to experience all sorts of different things. When I was in school, I’d confide in my close friend, and toss aside stuff that I don’t wanna think about. But eventually, that didn’t make any sense, if it wasn’t by my own accord, I won’t be able to move forward. Now, when I face such issues, I will collate my thoughts around that and think of the next step. And even then, if it’s too painful for me, I will talk to my mum. She would also have things to talk to me about, and the phone calls would end up being super long… lol. When I was staying with my parents, we used to talk till 4am in the morning even though I have to be up early (for work). When hardship comes, it’s normal to feel negative about it, but only you yourself can turn that into positivity, so move on! Sleep to turn my mood around! Indulge in food! Watch your favourite shows! That’s about it. Sorry for the long reply lol.

Q: Do you like making plans?

A: I love making them. In order to allow the people I’m going out with to fully enjoy the gatherings, I would always take the initiative.

Q: Koko-chan, what’s your target for 2019?

A: Work hard on my each and every of my job as usual!

Q: Is Kohara-san a love detective?

A: I love conversations on love! I want to feel my heart thumping for Kaguya-sama radio, so keep those mails and letters coming. Everyone is only sending in funny stuff, to liven up the radio! Lol (I may be saying that, but I’m thankful to everyone. Working together with everyone is fun lol. I’m counting on you guys next year too lol) heh heh

Q: What’s your favourite type?

A: I talked about this in shizucafe* with Zucchi previously, but it turned out that our preferred types are totally different, which I don’t quite understand myself. Lol~ Let’s see. I like someone who is diligent in their work, share their laughter with me. Also, someone who I can properly exchange “Thank you” and “Sorry” with. It feels like a common thing, but it’s a very important thing.

*Shizucafe is a niconico web stream series that is hosted by Ishigami Shizuka.

Q: I guess all girls like illumination* after all?

A: I think so too! I love them myself. That’s one of the reasons why I love winter (*´꒳`*) ✨ ufufu

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*Japan has illumination shows, decorations in winter. One of the most famous one is the one pictured above in Mie, Nabana no Sato.

Q: Has Koko-chan ever gotten drunk before?

A: Nope lol. I haven’t experienced getting drunk before lol.

Q: Koko-chan’s makeup is really cute 💓✨Do you have any makeup feature you especially like?

A: I can’t say that of myself 💦 Since the past, I’ve not been putting on heavy makeup. I do my own makeup even when I appear for events. If they aren’t products that my skin is used to, it will turn red. (cries) I have a complex because of my low nose. If I were to point out a feature, I make it a point to take care of my long eyelashes at the corner of my eyes. lol

Q: Please teach me a magic spell to stay on the bright side!

A: Keep a smile on! Even if there are hard times, don’t give that up. Pick yourself up when you fall.

 

Everyone, thank you for all your questions!
I was able to answer most of them (*´꒳`*)
It was really fun!
I’m looking forward to all the responses to my replies too.

Thank you.

 

Please follow Koko-chan at her IG!

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This Q&A was first published on 30 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

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Q&A with Kohara Konomi (29/12/18)

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: Why did I buy this…a feeling like this, did this happen to you this year?

A: That happens quite often lol, I can say that for clothes haha. I started living alone this year so I think I ended up buying too much but they are important so I guess that’s okay.

Q: Merry Christmas! What’s the number one present you wish for?

A: Sorry for being late! Merry Christmas ✨ For now, I guess… Hotpot. Lol sorry for being realistic haha. I would love a Doraemon. Something like going out with him. Bringing out all these mystery tools… It will surely be fun!

Q: Based on Koko-chan’s post, I bought materials to make my own lipstick 💄What combinations do you recommend?

A: You remembered! It was quite a while back too~✨ I like gentle (moisturizing) lipsticks. I think it’s the right fit for winter now (*∩ω∩) Please share with me your report when you finished them.

Q: Something you must do before an important occasion. Do you do anything like that? For example, the day before a test…

A: Something that makes me nervous…the first episode screening of an anime for example. What do I do… I end up being unable to sleep… I would write down whatever thoughts I had at that moment in a diary maybe (●´ー`●) Also, I reflect back on the past. What do you do in your case?

Q: I intend to spend the end of the year reading a book, do you have any recommendations?

A: I like Yoshimoto Banana-san’s “Kitchen”. I also recommended “Love Generation” (Nozawa Hisashi) previously. If you have any love stories to recommend, please share them with me.

Q: Are you going to eat mochi for New Year’s day?

A: Hmm should I haha I wanna eat 10! lol

Q: Rii-chan (Nagae Rika) is a Tiktoker, how about Koko-chan? Are you gonna use it?

A: I tried it out but I’m shy so I didn’t post them lol and deleted them right away hahaha. If our play research group (Asoken) ends up wanting to do it, we will post something after that lol.

Q: Are there any characters you want to see in Santa cosplay? Lol. I want to see the 3 characters from Asoken in them.

A: They would look good in them ✨ Kasumi would be sporting a slight grin lol. As for me… Kirin-chan from Gakuen Babysitters (●´ー`●)💕 she will definitely look cute in it.

Q: Do you like Christmas? Or are you the type who can go without it to the point that everyday is just a mass of love?*

A: I like Christmas, but I’m okay with the latter too. But I still love Christmas 💗 love the atmosphere in the streets.

*The reader is evidently referencing this “Ai no Katamari (Mass of love)” by KinKi Kids but I think Koko-chan didn’t catch that.

Q: Are you going to make a Christmas cake?

A: Nope (●´ー`●) Maybe Asoken should do one! ✨They (Hina & Rii) will definitely be too noisy lol

Q: Any festive plans for the New Year?

A: For New Year, I don’t have any special plans, but I did go to my relatives’ house and had lots of fun meeting my cousins. We are close in age so we get along well.

Q: What’s your favourite episode from Tsuki ga Kirei?

A: Ehh! I can’t single out one. I love all of them. If I really had to choose one, it would be episode 10. The scene where they passed by each other amidst Koutaro’s jealousy that is typical of puberty. It was nerve wracking to see  what happens next, and that kiss from Akane at the end sums it up… Akane was so cute there. But it was embarrassing, yep. lol

Q: Merry Christmas, do your best~

A: Thank you. I’ll do my best!!

Q: What style do you like your chicken to be cooked in?

A: Seasoned with soy sauce? Maybe. But, recently I tried grilled chicken with rosemary herb and I liked it (●´人`●) I want to cooking it myself but I wonder if it will taste out alright.

Q: Every time I look at your photos, I feel that your skin is really beautiful! What kind of cosmetic products do you use?

A: No, no, that isn’t true… I use products from Albion series often ( ˘ ³˘) As for toning water, I use the toning water for sensitive skin from Muji.

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Q: What is the best add-on to rice?

A: Hmmmmm, Natto (Fermented soy beans). Eh, no, negitoro (tuna minced with Welsh onion leaves)!! lol

Q: What musical does Koko-chan likes? I like Shiki Theatre Company’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “La La Land”.

A: Ooh! I like Shiki’s “Little Mermaid”!! It’s a musical that sets my heart thumping and thinking about it while on the way back (●´ー`●) I wanna watch it again.

Q: What was your top highlight in 2018?

A: Mm~how do I choose.. Asobi Asobase perhaps. The recording sessions were great (fun), and I got to challenge myself singing songs that I never thought I could… (●´人`●) Moving forward, I want to make full use of my abilities as an actor again!

Q: When did you stop believing in Santa Claus’s existence? I believed in his existence till I reached high school.

A: Sa-Santa Claus exists!!!! Lol I’m about the same as you. When will my turn to be santa come…(cries)

Q: Please teach me a way to kill time when commuting on the trains ✨

A: Reading a book, using your phone ^^I browse through the pages on the travel app “Kinarino” quite often. Sorry that my answer turns out to be using an app lol.

Q: What food is there? (This reader submitted a question in broken Japanese, so I’m keeping that essence here)

A: Do you mean my favourite food? I like pork miso soup recently ^^I love miso.

Q: How was this year? (2018)

A: A year that I’m grateful to many different people. Maybe it sounds really normal, but I really feel that way. ^^

 

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This Q&A was first published on 29 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

Q&A with Kohara Konomi (27/12/18)

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: What are the things you take note when you have an event?

A: I always think of how to make the event enjoyable for everyone who comes. Even though I always say this, I share the same feeling as everyone who says “I’m looking forward to meeting Koko-chan”, and while it is work for me, on the other hand, it doesn’t feel like work too. Being together with everyone makes it enjoyable. Also, I try to look at everyone’s faces. Not just the front, but also the people at the back. Since everyone came out of their way to attend the event. (✿´ ꒳ ` ) ufufufu

Q: What are some memorable dramas you watched? (Hito ni Yasashiku [Be Nice to People] for me)

A: Ooh! I watched that too ✨ I really loved that drama back then. I like Lunch no Joou (Queen of Lunch)  and Pride. Another one would be the dark-themed Soredemo, Ikite Yuku (Still, Life Goes On) which gave my heart quite the impact. The actors’ acting are really amazing. It’s a wonderful show that makes me want to be able to act like that one day.

Q: How did you come up with your autograph?

A: It would be really cool if I could do it in a single stroke, but due to my lack of sense…lol. Since both my family and first names start with “Ko”, I combined them as one. My dad also told me “Cherish your smile”, so I drew a face with a smile within the “O” lol. I thought you could tell that it is “Kohara Konomi” immediately, so I went ahead with this. Heh heh heh.

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Q: Mizuno Akane’s boyfriend, Nomura Kasumi, Kanou Koyomi*, all of them are writers of novels, does Kohara-san have any plans to write one?

A: I don’t have any sense for composition so it’s difficult… (cries), recently I realised I am connected to girls and boys by “Literature”. lol

*All of them are works she appeared in. (Tsuki ga Kirei, Asobi Asobase, Yagate Kimi ni Naru)

Q: Please share with us the appeal of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. In a way that makes us want to watch.

A: Although it is a love story, there are tons of comedic elements in it which will make you laugh. You will be so busy laughing! Lol also Aoyama (Yutaka) san who is in charge of the narration is really interesting! Lol. The character I’m voicing, Fujiwara Chika is really cute… lol. I also got to do tons of ridiculous stuff that you wouldn’t expect haha, it’s a work I put in lots of effort in, so please watch it!!!!!! (cries)

Q: Where do you find all these cute accessories you are wearing all the time?

A: I like handmade items so I go to bespoke shops where they sell all these handmade ones ♡ I also made some myself uhehe

Q: What do you eat to get that charming voice…!?

A: No, not at all, when you put it that way, I’m really thankful… thank you. I didn’t really like my voice in the past. But, being able to do all sorts of work now makes me feel grateful. I get told by mum “I (gave birth to) a respectable one (●´ー`●)” lol

Q: Did you buy a cake?

A: I didn’t buy one for Christmas. Instead, I ate a milk pudding~ lol

Q: The full moon yesterday night was indeed as per “The moon is beautiful (Tsuki ga Kirei)”! Do you think of acting as Akane-chan again?

A: Of course! Even if I talk about acting as “Mizuno Akane”, she has been imbued inside of me as an important existence. I’m sure this will not change in the near future. If there is a chance that I can deliver my voice as Akane again, I will gladly do so. Thank you for cherishing Tsuki ga Kirei.

Q: Do you have any roles you want to take on next?

A: Yes! I’ve been saying this, but I want to act out a role whose emotions is visible on the outside. Sorry for the complicated answer. What I mean is a role that isn’t categorized as a tsundere or loli but as an average person. This thought is probably influenced by dramas or films. That said, I love anime too.

Q: Do you have any things you want to do, or places you want to go in this lifetime?

A: Yep yep! I love Anne of Green Gables so I want to visit Prince Edward Island in Canada someday. As for things I wanna do, skydiving! Somehow it feels like your perspective of the world would change once you tried it.

Q: Sou Brasileiro. Luan.(Hello, I’m from Brazil.)

A: Olá! Obrigado pelo seu comentário. Estou feliz! (Hello! Thank you for your comment! It makes me happy.)

Q: What animals do you like? I love monkeys 💗

A: When I was young, we used to have a monkey at the back of our house lol. I love cats (●´人`●) I keep a cat back home.

Q: What are the hardships after becoming a seiyuu? Also, how about the blissful moments?

A: Although there is no such thing such as hardship, there isn’t a template in acting which makes it difficult, since acting comes from your own accord, you don’t get help from others, and there are anxieties that come with it. However, that is the basis of acting. Your growth (as an actor) will stall if you remain satisfied. The moment that makes me feel blessed is bringing joy to everyone! Even if we do not meet directly, my voice is able to reach you. I’m really thankful for that!

 

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This Q&A was first published on 27 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

Q&A with Kohara Konomi (26/12/18)

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: I’m going to live by myself this coming spring! Do you have any recipe for simple yet delicious meals?

A: Living alone! You must be looking forward to it ✨ Yeah I wanna know too lol. I like spinach so I love to toss them together with bacon and fry with butter. I also wanna learn tomato dishes.

Q: How’s the outlook for a meet and greet?

A: I don’t know the situation now. But you can be sure that I’m all pumped up for it! Lol

Q: Can you speak any Chinese words?

A: 谢谢 (Xie xie / thank you) is about it maybe… (tears) Being able to speak foreign languages sounds cool eh.

Q: Do you do ego-searching (looking up yourself on the internet)?

A: Not at all. But after an event, I try to relive the fun by looking up the event on the net, and seeing people post comments like “It was great!” makes me wanna work hard for the evening portion too! (if there is one) lol

Q: What cosmetic products did you buy recently?

A: Haven’t bought anything recently (●´人`●) Let me know your recommendations ✨ When I heard that Korres is not making the lip butters that I’ve been using for a while now, I instinctively bought 3 sticks lol

Q: What is Koko-chan’s third favourite milk? (following the format of Dotto Ai (Dot I) radio ✨)

A: I’m so happy! A listener from the radio! Thanks. For that, it’ll be  “White Rose Milk” (From Gainyu). By the way, “Special Rich Milk” (From Megmilk) takes first place, second place goes to a bottled milk from Kawagoe. fufufu

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Q: Can I cheat on you with other seiyuu?

A: It’s good to have others (seiyuu that you like) to support, I feel really happy to receive support already, so to think of such a thing (keeping the support to myself) is ridiculous! There are plenty of wonderful actors out there ✨(Please share with me your favourite lol) “I’m happy if you can continue to support me” – that’s all from me. Receiving comments and letters every time makes me happy enough.

Q: What’s your conditions for marriage?

A: Working hard at work. To be considerate towards each other. Also, this is a little embarrassing but, someone who thinks of me deeply would make me really happy.

Q: What’s Koko-chan’s theme song?

A: It’s here! This question ✨For now, it is “Make My Dreams Come True, Doraemon”. I had a conversation recently with mum who said “If you sat down to listen to this song, you would end up crying.” so I kept listening to it before leaving home each day for work.

Q: Where do you wanna go for the New Year Holidays?

A: I guess, hatsumode (First shrine visit)  for the start of the year? As for the eve, I’m gonna relax at home (parent’s home).

Q: Did you buy any presents for yourself?

A: A dressy one-piece! (formal dress for ballrooms,functions…etc) I hope to have the chance to wear it one day.

Q: What’s something you had to bear in mind after becoming a seiyuu?

A: My throat is sensitive, so I’m mindful of my throat’s condition. Also stuff like catching a cold… Everyone, take care too.

Q: What drinks do you like?

A: If it’s something recent, I’ve been drinking tea from this brand “Warm Tea”. It keeps my body nice and warm.

Q: What was your best buy this year?

A: “A 2-way Scandinavian design sofa (cushioned chair)!” Since my room is small, there wasn’t a good one. I found and bought this and it was great ✨ It comes with Velcro tapes and can be folded into a crescent moon shaped cushion or expanded into a cushioned chair with backrest. You can find it by searching with this key words “2way 北欧 フロアソファー マジックテープ” lol

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Q: Who do you want to do a radio with next?

A: Ishigami Shizuka without hesitation! Who (else)~ lol

Q: If your siblings are Guru guru (Mahoujin Guru Guru) characters, who will they be? Also, please share if they are the elder or junior.

A: My younger sis would be Kukuri. She’s cheerful and fun ✨ As for Nike, he’s cool so I want him to be someone Kukuri likes instead of my (Kukuri’s) siblings.

Q: It was one day early, but I gave my dad a storage case for his watch! Does Koko-chan have any plans to give anyone presents?

A: I gave my younger bro a bed ✨ I was glad he liked it.

Q: What is your favourite event in a year?

A: Eh, I wonder… I like how Spring brings along the blooming of Sakura flowers 🌸 I can’t pick since there’s too many!

Q: What kind of gestures, actions do you like from the opposite gender?

A: I’m weak for kindness that comes from the heart. Also, an earnest face. I think it’s dangerous when he says “Come here”… I’ll go like “Kyaaa♡”. I’d get Zucchi to say it to me next time.

Q: Have you played Smash Bros before?

A: I played when I was younger! Everyone is playing it now ✨ It became a topic in the studio set for Kaguya sama.

Q: Do you feel great when you had a “Boom! Got ya YO!”* moment?

A: Yep, it feels great. Lol I wonder how many times I’ll get to say it later on?  Looking forward to it haha

*This is a gag line from the upcoming Kaguya-sama where she plays Fujiwara Chika.

Q: What’s the most memorable moment from this year?

A: I’d say gaining many new experiences from Asobi Asobase. Being a playscore setting for the recording, everyone’s faces left a lasting impression, it was frantic lol and full powered ( *´艸`) and something we can’t show to everyone haha

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This Q&A was first published on 26 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

 



Q
: Were there any difficulties you had to face while voicing Kasumi-san in Asobi Asobase?

 

A: Keeping in mind her personality, I was constantly thinking about how to break down her character. What is it like to talk when you have a cute and restrained appearance, or things like whether it would be interesting to make her voice lower when she is angry. It isn’t hardship, but that was a role that made me think lots about.

Q: Did you take part in any club activities in school?

A: In grade school, I was in the basketball club, and badminton club in middle school. But, I actually wanted to join the track and field club. Because I liked long distance running.

Q: I really really hope that Asobi Asobase will have season 2 ! Best anime ever . (I’m fan from Taiwan)

A: I’m really happy.Thank you very much.I want to play a kasumi again.Please continue supporting me!

Q: What’s your recommendation for the perfect Christmas song?

A: I’m so sorry I answered this after Christmas has passed!! There are many songs that come to mind but I like “When The Christmas Carols Play” (Inagaki Junichi). Also, I like B’z’s “A Merry Christmas One Day”.

Q: What kind of cakes does Koko-chan likes? Cheesecake for me.

A: Shortcake 🍰!! I love whipped cream 💕

Q: What kind of sweets (desserts) do you like?

A: I love whipped cream, lots of it. I love sweets that have tons of them layered on top, so please share with me your recommendations!

Q: Are you good with using the camera?

A: Not at all, i’m just a amateur… I always pay a visit to the IG profiles of people who asked me camera related questions ✨ Please teach me some tips!

Q: I love you ;w: (sorry i can’t read japanese)

A: Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you saw it!Thank you as always

Q: I have a question, but I can’t write it in Japanese.

A: I try my best to read them so writing in other languages is fine too! Thank you. (I’ll do my best to read it, so even a foreign language is fine.Thank you as always)

Q: As a seiyuu, do you have any personal creed that you won’t allow yourself to lose to anyone?

A: Honestly, I don’t think about such things. If i get chosen, I will respond to that expectation with the best of my abilities. Hmm, what could my personal creed be… I’m looking for one lol

Q: What is your choice for Christmas cakes? Shortcake or chocolate cake?

A: Shortcake without a doubt!

Q: Since Koko-chan mentioned that you like winter, have you gone to Hokkaido?

A: I went with my family when I was around 8 years old. I was having so much fun on the ice that I ended up falling down hahaha.

Q: I’m unable to be proactive in chasing the person I like. Please teach me how to draw out my courage.

A: I still believe it starts from a conversation, that way you can build on the courage by talking to her. Even if it’s something small, it’s important to have an objective. If you feel shy about it, try to say “Hello” to her once in a week. I was the same back in school, wanting to talk but got too shy about it and end up running away. If you don’t want to regret, then try your best! A big change begins from finding your courage!

Q: Please share with me your recommendations for cosmetics!

A: I like Elegance’s Radiwater cheek rouge. It comes in a cute small container. I like the faint redness that it gives out.

Q: Sorry, this isn’t a question 💦 Today, I was able to finally go to Kawagoe! I went together with Benippo (Mascot character in Tsuki ga Kirei)~!

A: Wow!! How was it? Did you have fun? Let me know your thoughts.

Q: Are there any brands you like?

A: Brands… Not really lol! Wait! Muji!! Even though I graduated from being a staff there, I still am in its care lol.

Q: Do you have any youthful memories you are proud of?

A: It’s not something to boast about but back in middle school, the person I liked was good at piano. He will always be in the music room during break time, and I went over to talk to him. Lol (Does this feel like youth?)

Q: What words will make your heart tighten when you hear them?

A: Being told “I wanna meet you” in a straightforward manner. Ah, just the other day, Zucchi messaged me this on LINE, “I love you, Konomi”… I couldn’t keep still in the bed then.

Q: Do you feel any generation gap when you talk to your brother?

A: Nah. My bro has a keen interest in the things I like, so we often watch (shows) and play around together, we don’t run out of common topics. Even though we are 10 years apart, it doesn’t feel like it and the both of us are simpletons. Lol. I think we are very similar. That said, my bro is a way better kid than me.

 

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This Q&A was first published on 26 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.

Q&A with Kohara Konomi (25/12/18)

Kohara Konomi does a Q&A on IG every now and then. Do check out the previous ones here!


Q: Merry Christmas!

A: Merry Christmas ✨ I received tons of messages like this. Is everyone having a wonderful Christmas?

Q: Who are you spending this Christmas with?

A: I’d just say this first. There’s nothing for me to hide. When I end work, I’ll go straight home and prepare for the next day’s work. I spent Christmas at my parents home last year, but this year there is not one bit of festive joy since I’m spending it alone.”

Q: Are there any bands you like?

A: Yep~! But I’m not that specific. I just listen to whichever is popular at that moment. Please share with me your recommendations!

Q: Good evening~ How will you be spending the new year?

A: I’ll be going back to my parent’s home for the new year.

Q: I hope you do an Insta Live!

A: A live like radio shows would be fun (●´人`●) But, it will end up being at night, and I will end up troubling everyone.

Q: I wanna know what bag you bring around and the contents inside. I’m curious about what you use!

A: There’s really nothing too significant inside. I’ll post a photo next time lol.

Q: Did you receive any Christmas presents that left a lasting impression?

A: There’s a lot of questions on this! ✨ Let’s see, I think I had more memorable presents back before I was big enough to go to school… I liked “Sylvanian Families” back then, so I was really excited when I saw the “Calico cat family” (Daddy, mummy, son, daughter, baby) set lined up when I woke up in the morning.

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Q: Are you a beef stew or cream stew person?

A: Stews are indeed delicious. If I were to picked one, I’d go with cream stew. I love stews 💕 I also love dad’s overnight beef stew.

Q: Do you usually use perfumes?

A: I don’t! Ah, but I use the hair cologne spray that Zucchi (Ishigami Shizuka) got for my birthday ♡

Q: Merry Christmas 🎄 What kind of milk products do you like?

A: Merry Christmas ♫ As for milk, I like special rich milk (Megmilk snow brand). I also like Aloe yogurt and Partheno yogurt!

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Q: Where do you get your clothes from?

A: I love stuff from bulle de savon ♫ But I have a few other stores I like too. Muji is still one of favourites since the time I graduated as as staff from there.

Q: I enjoy reading your posts each time ♡ What LINE theme are you using now?

A: I use this one “Kisekaeru-shi-” ^^I’m eagerly awaiting the stickers from this series.

Q: I’m envious of your silky smooth hair~! What shampoo do you use? 💖

A: Not at all!! My hair is thin so it gets affected (damaged) easily. I think that’s (because) I bleached my hair. I’m using this brand “Aujua” for shampoo.

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Q: Are you the type who spends New Year at home? Or travelling?

A: I haven’t traveled during the New Year holidays yet!! It’s the Kohara household customs to visit relatives’ houses during that period lol.

Q: Why did you decide to become a seiyuu?

A: I was previously an actor. I was encouraged by my mum and teacher back in grade school to try out voice acting… Since the thought of a voice-related job was always in my heart, I decided to give it a shot when I was 23! Then, I sent my CV to my current agency (Office Osawa) and here I am now.

Q: Do you get along well with your siblings~?

A: I get along well with my little bro ♫ I’m coming home soon~ lol

Q: Thank you for always posting the IG stories! I hope to be able to meet Koko-chan one day!

A: I should be thanking you instead! Sometimes, I’d head over to pages of people who posted their comment with a photo lol, so that’s a kind of event~ Also, it’ll be nice if I get to do a meet and greet ✨ I look forward to meeting everyone too!

Q: Merry Xmas~

A: Merry Xmas ( *´艸`) What are you having on this lovely day? 🎄 Oyakodon for me lol.

Q: How high can your voice pitch go?

A: I wonder…I haven’t done it during acting… But I won’t lose to Kino HIna-chan* haha

*Her co-star in Asobi Asobase, who voices Honda Hanako)

Q: What’s the sight that left the most lasting impression on you this year?

A: First up would be the sunrise I saw with my lil bro on New Year’s Day, in second place would be bidding farewell to everyone with Zucchi for Mahoujin Guru Guru’s event. That moment when I saw everyone’s smiles, tears and faces was a blessing. Hearing the words “Thank you Koko-chan” made me feel that I was really glad to have been voicing Kukuri! Above anything else, Zucchi’s happy face made me really elated too.

Q: When did you stop receiving Christmas presents? Also, what’s the present that left you with the deepest impression?

A: I wonder when… Maybe when I was in grade school? Since then, I received money and letters from dad ^^I’m at the age where I’m giving them out now. As for memorable presents, I answered earlier (Sylvanian Family)!

Q: Is milk your favourite drink?

A: That is the correct answer! It is indeed milk 🥛

Q: Are you still hanging on with the cast members from Tsuki ga Kirei?

A: We’re still chummy with each other~ We still go out for meals from time to time!

 

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This Q&A was first published on 25 December 2018 on Instagram. All images and videos you see here belong to their respective owners.