Am I the only one who wants Mizuki Nana’s autobiography even more after reading the summary and publisher comment on Amazon?
Taken from Amazon.co.jp
Do you know who Mizuki Nana is? The popular seiyuu artist with an overwhelming amount of feverish support is releasing her first autobiography!!
“I believed in it. I believed that the dream will come true as I was brought up by my father.”
Reaching for the dream to become an enka singer, for all 365 days per year, her childhood was made up of lessons under her father. Her youth consisted of entering and winning various karaoke contests. Then, after winning the national singing competition, she headed towards Tokyo where she proceeded to enroll in the entertainment arts course at Horikoshi High School… The future had seemed bright.
But harsh reality awaited her in high school. Unable to make a strong debut, her agency also went bankrupt, leading to a financial situation where she could barely afford food. Worst of all, her father became hospitalized at this point…
No matter how tough it got or how much I was laughed at, I still believed in the dream that I held. There was no way I could have given up.
She is not your average seiyuu idol. Her strength will inspire you and her unwavering heart* will move you to tears.
* 直向き literally means one direction, one path, one goal (i.e. baseball pitch). There is probably another word for it in English, but I can’t think of any, so the closest I can come up with is “unwavering heart.” 😛
Also, there’s been a bit of a discussion going on about whether it may be a bit too early for an autobiography to be written and released (which is kind of amusing in an odd way). My personal view? Probably yes. But from a business point of view? There’s no better time than now. I’ll be buying it! 😄
On top of reading this, I also re-watched the “letter from mom” part of Live Museum this morning. The few minutes still manages to make me cry (or tear up a bit) no matter how many times I watch it. ;_;