Saturday, May 29, 2010

Katou Emiri Live at Tokyo University

Emirin did a one-hour live Saturday at Toudai's May Festival.

She says in her blog that it went well. She sang three songs: Egao no Katachi, 2nd Season, and Ashita no Uta. The enthusiasm of the audience helped her a lot.

And there was a talk session that she enjoyed as well. She thanked everyone for coming.

Here are a couple of photos. These give the first distant views of how well her orthodontic work is going:

 She's finally smiling with her mouth open.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yuuki Aoi On Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou

Yuuki Aoi says her intention in playing Korone in Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou was to create a very human sexy android.

I'd say she succeeded. Korone starts with the mechanical voice of a robot, but even with the first of her outrageously raunchy and/or jesting lines, she seems to slip toward something much more human. And Yuuki brings out a subtle layer of very human longing in the supposed android.

In an interview on the Japanese site Hobby Channel, Yuuki was asked what her first impression of the show was. "That the girls were so cute and to feel sorry for poor Akuto," she replied.

What was your initial impression of your character, Korone? 
"I wanted to fluff her tail."

What is the most beguiling thing about Korone?
"Besides her fluffy tail, the fact that hidden behind her expressionlessness is an android with the heart of a human being."

Besides your own character, which is the character in the show that interests you most? 
"Lili, the student council president. The sort of neutral feeling she gives off is just wonderful."