“Tokyo Anime Award Festival” (hereafter, known as TAAF) has released the special trailer featuring the interview of the winner and creator of the previous “Anime of the Year” prior to “TAAF 2022” that will be held in March 2022. The narration of the special trailer is handled by the voice actor Hatano Wataru, who was featured in “IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!” the anime that won the “Anime Fan Awards” in “TAAF 2021”.

“Anime of the Year Category” is consists of the “Works Award”, “Individual Award”, and “Anime Fan Award” that is given to the best work and individuals of the broadcast/ screened works of each year. The special trailer has featured an interview with 3 people, which are the producer Okasada Jun of “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” (Works Award, TV Series Category), Kajiura Yuki (Individual Award, Music & Performer Category), and director Bessho Makoto of “IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!” (Anime Fan Award).

“TAAF 2022” will be held from March 11, 2022 to March 14, 2022, at Ikebukuro.

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Hatano Wataru

-Feeling after getting the narrator role

Well, I decided to become a voice actor as I am a fan of anime, so I was quite happy when I got this narrator role as I am able to introduce various works and the staff!
I will be returning my gratitude toward the anime works in the form of “Narration”.

-Thoughts during the recording
I put effort in transmitting the atmosphere of the anime properly.
And introduced it politely with respect and affection. It’s slightly different from the expression of the characters in anime and other media but it was worth the challenge as this was something fresh for me!

-As you had appeared on the winner of the previous Anime Fan Award “IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!”, please give a message to the fans.
I would like to express my gratitude to the fans of the anime “IDOLiSH7”.
In order to respond to the supports, the director, staff, and performers will do their part in expressing their love toward this work.
I believe that this work has formed a neat loop of affection, so let’s enjoy this work together with everyone and also the idols. I hope you will continue your support.

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