Because I sort of promised I’d do this… ^^;;
^Image taken from Ueda Kana’s twitter.
Let me say emphasize one thing. This is what I label to be a COMPILATION report. Meaning this is something I put together by reading blogs of those who attended the Nanoha stage at Anime Contents Expo (with my thoughts and weird imagination added in). I was not there personally as Japan is too far away.
Please see source blogs at the end of this post.
Anyway… onto the stage event.
It started with the showing of a 3 and a half minute brand new PV for the movie, followed by Mishima Akio’s entry. As with pretty much all Lyrical Nanoha events, King Records’s Producer — Mishima Akio (hereby nicknamed Mishi-P) is the MC. Mishi-P has told everyone not to write/reveal too much about the PV, so that might explain why there’s not much information on it.
After brief introduction and getting the crowd all excited, our 3 seiyuu make their way on stage. First to appear is Tamura Yukari (dressed in a cute pinkish white short skirt – which was prepared by her stylist). Then Mizuki Nana (red dress… I wonder if she dressed that way with Blood-C in mind?). Finally, Ueda Kana!!! Who introduced herself with slight kansai-ben mixed in, apparently. =D (Hayate~!! o(≧ω≦)o)
Because the event was to only last 30 minutes, they immediately went into the talk corner. Mishi-P asked “How did you feel after the recording?”
Yukari: Yarikitta zo!
Nana: Yarikitta zo~ *laughs*
Mishi-P: In most comedy shows, there is something called a 3 part joke. Now, Kana-chan, how did you feel after the recording?
Kana: Ya…Yarikitta zo—
Lol. For those who didn’t get it, Kana’s line was the punchline. XD
Although the phrase “Yarikitta zo!” is fitting. After all, they were given a very thick script and the recording took 2 days to finish. One of them complained that the script was so heavy that it hurt their hand. XD
As you might know or have guessed already, such a thick script means long movie. 2 hours and 30 minutes. Mishi-P reminds everyone to use the washroom before they enter the cinema.
After that question, Mishi-P asked each of them their thoughts on the A’s movie this time.
Yukarin: I… I was deeply… moved…
^The crowd reacted to that. Those who know Yukarin’s personality will know why this seemingly normal answer is rather abnormal. XD
Mishi-P also points out that she’s saying something she doesn’t mean. Heh.
Yukarin: No, it’s true! I can’t express it properly… But I’m sure Nana-chan can.
Nana: Don’t raise the bar on me! But everyone gave off the same fresh atmosphere as 7 years ago.
Mishi-P: Really? *laughs*
Nana: Whaaat? *looks at Yukari*
Yukarin: U, un…
Nana: You’re all supposed to agree! Agree!
LOL. Why is it that I can imagine Nana saying “Notte yo! Notte!” so clearly. XDD
As for Kana, her thoughts was that…
Kana: The recording studio was crowded.
^Lol. I’d hate to imagine how much more crowded it would be if they made StrikerS into a movie. XDD
Aside from the talk corner, they had what they call an “Awareness Survey” corner. They did it during the Lyrical Party events too. Basically, a question is asked and they press the button in their hands to vote “yes.”
Now there’s only 3 of them on stage (Yukari, Nana, Kana), so as Nana said on her blog, they’d immediately know who pressed/did not press the button.
There is no way for me to determine whether the following consists of ALL the questions that were asked, but these were what I was able to collect from various blogs.
Question: I’m glad the producer was Mishma.
Number of people who pressed the button: 0
Our 3 seiyuu’s excuse was apparently: The button is broken! XDD
Mishi-P: Fine, let’s change the question. It would’ve been better of the producer was NOT Mishima!
Number of people who pressed the button: 3
^Lol. It was April Fools after all. XDD
Mishi-P bullying aside, they move on to something slightly more related.
Question: You have something you want to say (complain) to the staff.
Number of people: 1
Who is it? Obviously it’s… Yukarin!
Yukarin: Because! I (Nanoha) didn’t get much screen time despite being the main character! There was too much wait time in between. I got less lines than Masumin (Linith’s voice actor) in the 1st movie!
Kana: While I got preferential treatment. =D
^Hahaha. Nice one there, Kana!
By wait time, she means the time when Nanoha does not appear in a scene. Yukarin then said that because the wait time in between was long, her only source of enjoyment was the snacks.
Now next question…
Question: Compared to 7 years ago, there are characters who became different due to the voice actor.
Number of people: 1
And the person who pressed the button was…
Nana: …It was me who pressed it. I didn’t remember the WolkenReitter to be so noisy back then.
The specific “noisy” characters were Vita and Zafira. Everyone agreed that Zafira (Ichijou Kazuya) deserves special attention. Even during the recording, as he screamed and yelled (during the battle scenes) in the recording booth, everyone else outside couldn’t hold in their laughter.
Now onto the final question…
Question: If there’s a 3rd movie, I’d want to be part of it!
Number of people: 2
Yukarin: The total came out before I got a chance to press it!
(Bonus) Final Question: It all depends on the salary.
Number of people: 2
It was said that Yukarin pressed the button like no tomorrow. XD As for who the other person is… Two of the blogs wrote: Let’s leave that to imagination. Whether it was because it wasn’t revealed or they REALLY wanted to leave that to our imagination, I don’t know… But I’m pretty sure it’s clear as to who it is. 😛
Right before the stage event came to an end, Mishi-P made some announcements.
– Mizuki Nana will be in charge of the new opening
– Tamura Yukari will be singing the ending
– It is unknown whether the insert song by Ueda Kana will be kept at this moment
^About the third point… The fact that it was MENTIONED indicates to me that it’s highly possible. I think what’s “unknown” is whether they would get her to sing a new song or make an arranged version of Snow Rain.
Finally, it is time to part. Mishi-P asks the 3 of them how they’re feeling.
Yukarin: It… was fun… *deadpan* …*laughs*… No, it was honestly fun… Your turn, Nana-chan!
Nana: Me!? *laughs*
^Well, it’s no secret that Nana and Yukarin get along. ^^;;
That seems to have been pretty much it. The general consensus seems to be that this 30 minute only stage was waaay too short. And I guess it would be, considering it’s those 3 (plus Mishi-P) on stage. Next to look forward to would be the stage greetings when the movie starts… Unless there’s some other event in between.
Source (listed in no particular order):
– 水樹奈々 公式サイト NANAPARTY
– 田村ゆかり OFFICIAL WEB-SITE [ Tamura Yukari.com | Diary
– K’s Laboratory～声優・植田佳奈オフィシャルサイト～