“Say You to Yoasobi Monday ‘Yasumoto Hiroki X Maeno Tomoaki’#1” featuring the voice actors Yasumoto Hiroki and Maeno Tomoaki as the MC, was broadcast on April 12, 2021, on “ABEMA”. As this is the first broadcast of “Say You to Yoasobi 2021”, in addition to the inauguration surprise for the new MC, Maeno, there was also a corner suggested by him as well.
As this is the first broadcast of “Say You to Yoasobi 2021”, the latest opening movie was revealed with the new sets, and there was also a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Also, as the celebratory comments for the inauguration of Maeno as the MC, the letter from the athlete Kamei Yoshiyuki of Yomiuri Giants, that Maeno is a fan of, was read. Maeno was amazed by this gorgeous surprise and said “Isn’t this amazing? It too special!” while expressing his gratitude, “Thank you so much”.
Next, when asked about his enthusiasm as the new MC for Monday, Maeno talked about his thought when he accepted the offer, “Isn’t it mentally down on Monday? At the beginning of the week, I thought that I didn’t want to go to work, or that there was a lot of negative thinking, but I thought, ‘I’ll do my best because I have Say You to Yoasobi,’ and laugh and show off my energetic.”.
In the program, the corner suggested by Maeno, who is known as a big baseball fan, “If we were to compare the voice actor agency to the professional baseball team”. A total of 12 professional baseball teams were compared by applying their specialty, such as “Good at nurturing”, and “There is a wide range of strength”, to the voice actor agency. The conversation has become heated up with the two talking about their favourite baseball stories and the industry talk.
They also talk about the special trait of the voice actor agencies from their perspective, such as “The biggest powerhouse in this industry is Aoni Production”, “As Seibu has the image of the one hit batter, then it should be Sigma Seven…”, “(Art Vision) has an impression that they are good at nurturing, as they have nurtured various amazing veterans”, and “Chuuni is a solid team known for its pitching and defense, so it should be Ken Production!”. After the two enjoyed the “industry talk”, they followed up with “This is a result due to our excitement from today only” and “This is just a made-up story!”.
Also, in the second half, the quiz corner “Yoasobi Attack Nine” that tested the combination of the 2 MC as they need to have the same answer, and the renewal of the usual corner from the previous season “Re:Aji Bukai”, called “Aji Bukai Word Hyoukakai” were held.
At the end of the 90 minutes stream, they looked by on the first broadcast by saying “Yasumoto-san is a reliable senpai, it makes me so happy that I am able to have various conversations while drinking alcohol with him!”, “This is the first place I am doing something like this with Maeno-san, but there is no unease at all since we had met as well as drink together for a few times, so it was fun as I expected”, while also hype up the expectation for this whole year with “Do look forward to this new year”.
“Say You to Yoasobi Monday ‘Yasumoto Hiroki X Maeno Tomoaki’#1” is currently available on ABEMA Video. The limited footages of “Say You to Yoasobi Monday ‘Yasumoto Hiroki X Maeno Tomoaki’#1”, such as the after-talk are currently available on “ABEMA Premium” only.