How was for the voice actors the "corona self-restraint"? Report on the program "M.A.G. Charity" with the participation of Otsuka Akio, Kamiya Akira, and more
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" (abbreviated as MagChari), a charity video program in support of medical workers that sees the participation of voice actors and celebrities from the entertainment industry, was live streamed on Youtube in Jun. 27, 2020.
The show featured one of the announcers on the Nippon Broadcasting System radio network, Yoshida Hisanori, aka "Yopie", as the main MC. In addition, guests included Otsuka Akio, Kaneda Tomoko, Kamiya Akira, Kiyama Ryuu, Koiwai Kotori, Sasaki Nozomu, Shimamoto Sumi, Sugomori, Suwa Michihiko, Toyoda Takumi, Harada Sayaka, Hirano Fumi, Hirayama Emi, Furukawa Toshio, Kakinuma Shino, POKImari, Maekawa Ryouko, Morita Masakazu, Yashiro Azuki, Yamada Marina, and the manga artist Satonaka Machiko, who joined the show as a secret guest.
Since many of the guests found it difficult to work under the influence of the new coronavirus, they were asked to talk about their vacation period and how they spent it.
Especially for the voice actors, where the three conditions that facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases (closed spaces, crowds, and close contact) are inevitable, it was the first time in their long artistic career that something like this had happened. One of the most common ways that the voice actors spent their time in self-restraint was to "immerse themselves in their hobbies".
Furthermore, some guests gave a different answer about it, such as; "I took this opportunity to watch my own works that I was too busy to watch", and "I decluttered and exhumed some treasures here and there".
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" will be open to the public until Jul. 31.
Also, by applying to a lottery on the crowdfunding site "Makuake", fans have the opportunity to buy the charity goods brought by the guests to the show. The money raised will be used for medical supplies to support the medical workers.