“I have a strong feeling for variety shows.”
That’s what Aimi, the newly selected Wednesday MC for “Say You to Yoasobi”, has said. At the behindFrom the depths of her smile, you can see her passion for the success of this show.
“Say You to Yoasobi” is the industry’s first regular original program with voice actors produced by the new future TV program “ABEMA”. The voice actor MC, who changes for the eachevery day of the week, talks and holds programscorners with alcohol in one hand, and it has become a hot topic on Twitter so often that it becomes a trend.
Aimi becomes the new MC of such a popular program together with Uesaka Sumire and Komatsu Mikako. She talked about the projects she wanted to trychallenge, a message to her companions, and the goals of the show.
[Interview / text = Hashibiroco shooting = Fujita AyumiAyumi]
◆ I am honored to be able to appear on thea popular showprogram
――How did you feelfelt when you received the job as aan MC?
Aimi: I was very happy, because “”I canwill appear on such a popular program!”. All the MCs are gorgeous, so I am very honored to be able to join them.
Every time I see “Say You to Yoasobi” on Twitter’s trendTwitter, I have a strong impression that it was a “very popular program”. I’ve got the opportunity to make a guest appearance on Wednesday before, but I’ve been watching for the program before participationbefore.
――Did you have the opportunity to talk with other MCs of “Say You to Yoasobi”?
Aimi: After I was appointed as Aimi MC, I met Yasumoto Hiroki-san, who is in charge of Monday’s showMonday, so I asked him about the atmosphere of “Say You to Yoasobi”. I learned a lot, so I would like to make use of it during the recording!
――Have you have met your predecessor, Tokui Sora, when you took over the MC?
Aimi: Actually, the earrings I’m wearing today are the gifts I got from Sora-chan when I made a guest appearance on Wednesday! She shared her happiness of handing it over and said, “Congratulations on the CD’s release!” We met on “Say You to Yoasobi” for the first time in a long time, and I realized that she is still a wonderful senior.
On theThe next day, I went to dinner with Sora-san and talked a lot, but I heard that it was a free recording environment with freedom,site where you don’t have to do everything written onin the script. Certainly, I was convinced that the programcorner I had planned when I appeared as a guest was gone (laughs).
◆ I want to crush theruin common sense
――It’s “Say You to Yoasobi” that you aren’t forced to do the programin the corner, but is there any projectcorner that you dare to think “I want to try this!”?
Aimi: I want to try to solve the mystery. Also, I had a free comedychat with Sumi-chanSumi for about 20 minutes at an event the other day, so it might be interesting to usetry using a dummy head microphone.
Anyway, I want to challenge anything and make it a new voice actor program like never before!
What about other boxing showsdowns? (Lol)
――Boxing seems to go well with Wednesday’s theme of “destruction”.
Aimi: Certainly (laughs). I want to continue ruining common sense more and more.
――-Have you ever consider ofconsidering discussing with your companions Komatsu Mikako and Uesaka Sumire onlike, “I just want to tell you this beforewhen the show starts!”?
Ami: Let’s do comedyall togetherwith 3 people! I often see the performanceTale from Tokyo 03 and Jaru Jaru, so I wanted to try Tale with that kind of atmosphere.
When I made a guest appearance in “Say You to Yoasobi” before, the MCs were wearing wigs and they were very cute, so I would like to try a different look than usual.
――Are there any costumes you would like to try?
Aimi: SinceSpeaking of force, I’m not in favor ofgood at clothes with a lot of exposure, so I want clothes with as much exposureexposurea as possible & amp; hellip; & amp; hellip ;. I am interested in costumes that have Japanese elements such as judo clothes, archery hakama, and kendo clothes.
◆ You want to invitecall over non-human guests & amp; hellip; & amp; hellip ;?
――Apart from alcohol, is there anything you would like to bring to “Say You to Yoasobi”?
Aimi: Rreptiles! Since I keep snakes at home, I would like to invite various reptiles ,ssuch as lizards and turtles,s every week to explain and interact with their ecology. The rest are amphibians, but I want frogs to come too!
――I’m curious about how will react on reptilesreptiles Uesaka-san and Komatsu-san.
Aimi: They might have a drink with them (laughs).
But since I’m MC, I have to make sure that the audience rating doesn’t drop! I would like to actively incorporate “ramen, children, and animals,” which are called the three major ratings in the streets. Ramen is eaten in the studio, animals call reptiles, cats and dogs, children & amp; hellip; & amp; hellip; we act as children & amp; hellip ;? (Lol)
――What kind of people would you like to call as guests?
Aimi: There are many good voice actors, who are the good friends of mine, , but I would like to invite people from other industires who I have never met. For example, “YOASOBI” , the musician who has the similar name with uswho is connected to play at night. After that, I would like you to invitecall a fortune-teller and do fortune-telling between MCs. I meet Sumi-chan in private, but I’ve only met Mikako (Komatsu Mikako) on at worka place. I would like to destroy the wall with Mikako and deepen my relationship with her.
◆ I want to make a variety show where everyone smile
――Are there any days of the week for “Sai You To Yoasobi” in which you would like participate?
Ami: I have no idea because all the MCs are gorgeous and exciting, but I talked with Yasumoto-san before in the office, so I definitely want to go play on Monday. Also, Morikubo-san was kind to me on the recording site before, so I would like to talk with him on the program.
Staff on every day of the week are making very interesting programs, so I’m thinking of aiming for all of them.
――Aimi-san, do you have any goals you want to achieve as an MC in “Say You to Yoasobi”?
Aimi: I want people watching the program and smile. I have a strong passion for variety shows.
“Say You to Yoasobi” is a long one and a half hours, and I feel pressured that it should be established as a variety show while enjoying the natural talk. I want to make the viewers smile so that they can enjoy themselves a lot!
――By the way, it’s August, the height of summer. Is there anything you would like to try this summer?
Aimi: I will do my best to wear short sleeves (laughs). The more cloth you have, the more comfortable you are, so wear long sleeves as much as possible in your private life. For some reason, I stopped liking short sleeves since last year or so (laughs), but it’s still hot, so I’m thinking of wearing short sleeves as well!
If a short-sleeved photo is uploaded on Twitter etc., I would be grateful if you could watch over me saying “I’m wearing it with preparedness”.
――At last, is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
Aimi: I am very honored to appear as an MC at “Yoasobi”. I’m sure all the “Yoasobi” fans will love the whole week, so I’ll do my best to make Wednesday even more enjoyable.
Hopefully, the audience rating will increase! We will make an interesting program, so thank you.
Aimi strongly aimed to make her viewers smile. Even in the interview, she softened her surroundings with a sharp talk from beginning to end, and it became a scene full of smiles.
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