This post is a week late. Again, this is about last week’s World of M (May 7th) broadcast.
I was looking forward to this ever since Nana revealed on her blog that Sugita was going to appear as guest on M no Sekai. Even though Sugita was not the first guest to appear after the M staff established the “7 consecutive guests on World of M” plan a couple of months ago, he was the first person Nana invited personally through text (mail). Rather than going to his agency and asking/checking for availability, she contacted him directly, which was a little out of the ordinary… but nonetheless, that was what Nana did. 😄
This post is going to get a little messy from this point onward because their conversation was truly a conversation with no regard that this is a FM radio broadcast. 😄 They jump all over the place… But it’s one of the many reasons why they were absolutely hilarious to listen to.
The 7 questions corner was a total “freedom Sugita” corner. 😄 Very Sugita-like, but it barely has anything to do with…anything (i.e. Favourite Tessho? Genda Tessho). Except maybe the following question.
Have you been sleeping much lately?
Nana: No. 3-4 hours.
Sugita: Uwaah~ Yet you’re still able to sing and dance. That’s amazing.
I find it amazing how she can function on so little sleep. But I also worry for her health. :S
One of the 7 questions was in relation to the Shachou Kouen, which led to the memory of the “surprise” birthday song/cake incident Nana and the others planned for Sugita. His mom got upset at him though. “Who’s Kouen do you think it is? (Don’t take the spotlight!)” Aww…
Then there was Koi no yokushiryoku: Type Sugita. The truth comes out. He was actually told to sing, but he refused to do so without practice, so he went with the ‘call’ instead. I personally am glad for the call version because it is all the more memorable and hilarious. 😄
By this point, I’m half surprised Nana was able to keep up with Sugita’s neta, to be honest. Keeping in Sugita style, he talks in anime/game-verse. 😄
Moving on… Music corner. The song he brings is from FF5 ‘itsu no hi ga kitto’. Nana was a big fan of FFV. This song reminds her of her high school days because she used to set this song as her alarm sound (except it makes her sleep more than wake up) so she uses it to contrast music like “Big Bridge” (which she admits to using quite often — and also from the FFV soundtrack) to make sure the latter wakes her up after getting used to the soft, relaxing music.
They also briefly mention Seiken Densetsu, Chrono Trigger, and the like. These titles certainly bring back memories… Classic RPGs. =D
Despite how big of a gamer Nana is, as expected, her parents were against the idea of buying video games. “It’s bad for the eyes! It’ll interfere with your studies!” So Nana went to her relatives and asked for an NES and DQIII for Christmas. Later on, she used her own money to buy an SNES with Mario Kart. Apparently her parents got angry at her and so she had to hide it. ^^;;
But whenever her parents were not home, she played RPGs such as FFV. As we all know, the annoying thing about RPGs sometimes is that you can’t save at will. Must have a save point. And so, very often, right after she successfully clears a dungeon — she hears the sound of her parents returning. After an “Uso deshou!?!” she turns off the power and… well, no saved state.
Sugita then adds that his parents were the same with regards to “It’ll interfere with your studies!” so he usually tries to get good marks to prove that it won’t. When Nana asked him if he’s the type to spend a good deal of time and effort studying, he denies, saying, “I was told to take the tests seriously because I always drew manga on the back of the test paper.” 😄
At school, Sugita was part of the “science club that does nothing science related.” At the time, Dungeons and Dragons were a hit, so his club went to the arcade for it. It’s a 4 person simultaneous play type of game, and 50 yen lasts for a good 3 hours on it. 50 yen for 3 hours! So Nana says it must take a lot of skills, but Sugita’s reply was, “Not necessarily. When you put 4 people’s powers together, you all manage somehow.” Power of friendship! Sugita is still good friends with those he played D&D with, except they play other games now. In fact, he reveals that he’s been good friends with them since kindergarten. 😄 As an aside, he also has a friend who once said to him, “Stop talking about work! Let’s talk about Gundam instead.” That was the moment Sugita realized this guy would be among his lifelong friends. 😄 Yup, Sugita has awesome friends.
Of course, the name “Nakamura” (or Nmura) does not fail to appear somehow. 😄 Well, it’s Nana and Sugita, so it was expected. (I was looking forward to how the two would include him in their conversation). The name came up a total of 3 times. The third time was just hilarious, during and after the voice acting corner.
Nana: *laughs* What was that? We all know you like Nakamura-kun already!
Sugita: *also laughs* No, it’s just that he bought a TV recently…
Nana: Oh really? :O
Sugita: Yeah, and he was very excited too.
Nana: An excited Nakamura. That I have yet to see.
Sugita: It’s hard to imagine him excited, right? He’s always that calm type.
Then Sugita proceeds to imitate Nakamura being excited over his new television. It’s a must-listen because I laughed quite hard.
The ending, Love Trippin’, was requested by Sugita. The reason for it was because he wanted to tell Nana how he constantly heard “daijoubi” instead of “taiyou ni.” Sugita’s initial thoughts were, “Daijoubi? How 1980s…” Nana-san said she wrote the lyrics to Love Trippin’ herself, and Mishi-P would never let “daijoubi” pass. He would have told her to rewrite the lyrics just for that. 😄
The two of them certainly provided a good laugh. Both Sugita and Nana are awesome on their own, but put them together, and crazy laughter ensues. 😄