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|Unedited Feed from the May'n panel at Anime-Expo 2010. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> (The actual text from the feed is here)
12:22:01 <bay|AX|MayN> (Has NOT started yet)
12:25:11 <bay|AX|MayN> Welcome to the May'N panel.
12:25:57 <bay|AX|MayN> (No photo or video... but maybe excludes press?)
12:26:55 <bay|AX|MayN> (Enters)
12:28:28 <bay|AX|MayN> (Straight to Q&A)
12:38:45 <bay|AX|MayN> (So far all of the questions have been fail so far...)
12:39:38 <bay|AX|MayN> (And yes, we've already had a variation on the generic boyfriend question)
12:42:41 <bay|AX|MayN> (Is the handler approving answers?)
12:49:14 <bay|AX|MayN> (Wow, fluent japanese speakers asking questions, that's rare)
12:53:54 <bay|AX|MayN> (The questions have drastically improved in quality)
13:03:17 <bay|AX|MayN> (Assume this is over, I'm still transcribing, they are going to drop into photos after.)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> (Notes from the panel follow below:)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Hello everyone.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> I made it.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Thank you for coming. I'm glad to see you.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Questions
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What is your favorite song?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I love all the music and songs that every artists that have worked on but my favorite and very important song that I have worked on is Diamond Crevace because it let me meet many fans.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How do you feel about being a part of Macross.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: Macross Frontier is such a very long series that everyone has been watching and I'm very happy to join to the work... as Basara said, "listen to my song" and ...I'm very happy that I worked on it.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How is it working with Yoko Kanno
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I used to love my low tone voice while I'mn singing but when I met yoko-san, she recommended that i use the high tone because It would fit for my voice so I ended up working on my high tone and that's how i found myself.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: (Do you find men who like anime a turn off)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: (I think all people who hobbys they like are awesome, doesn't matter if it is otaku or what.)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What do you like/not like about the main character of MacF and who do you think he should get together with.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I kind don't like the fact that he can't really decide but that's why I like him very much and he's one of my favorite character.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How did she feel about changing her artist name.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I choose May'n because it's macross and because I wanted my songs and myself to be everyone's main theme.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: From the original MacF, sing the Sheryl version of (My boyfriend is a pilot)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I haven't really covered Sheryl but if i have the chance I'd like to try.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How did it feel for you to sing some of the songs as (???)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I wasn't really nervous ,but the things thats different from the original song is i can sing about Sheryls life and thus I really enjoyed it.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How does it feel having macross fans all over the US?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I'm very surprised because MacF has only been broadcast in Japan and I'm glad to see the sheryl's here today and we each have different language and cultures but it brings us together.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What other musical artists do you look up to or enjoy?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A; I have so many favorite artists that I like but the person who gave me the idea of being a singer is Namie Amuro when I was watching TV when I was 3 years old.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How do you prepare yourself mentally before a big performance or recording?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I don't usually get really nervous before live or those perforamnce but I stretch to loosen up.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What was your favorite project to work on?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I personally like Diamond Crevace because that's how i made those great fans around the world, but I enjoy all my songs and hope to share it with all of you.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: Do you think you would be in the same place if you hadn't landed your role as Sheryl in Macross?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: Sheryl is the reason I became May'n so even if i'm going to stop being Sheryl in the future, I'll keep doing my best in the future as May'n
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What was your inspiration for the song Lion?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: The song Lion is the song for like each main character... the survival song... I wanted to try harder to express that survival intensity, or (lost)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: Do you feel you have more fans in the US or Japan?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: This is my first time here in the states so I was very surprised that there are so many people who are fans of me and I'm really surprised that you are here today.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: (Something about winning a contest and being really young)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I was really happy and there were so many people who there for me. I was just really happy and glad I could perform my favorite song infront of all of my fans (paraphrase)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: What kind of American food do you like the best as being president of her own food club?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I like all american foods and it's amazing how big it is are. I haven't tried it but I'd like to try a really big hamburger while I'm here.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: Do you relate more to Sheryl or Ranka as a person?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I like Ranka, but I really like Sheryl, and I really like her strength and her music and that's why I really like Sheryl.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: How do you feel about doing a duet with Fukuyama.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: I actually have done a live with him in Japan and in other countries. He's very cool and I like his rock and roll spirit. He's really kind when I'm around him. If I had a chance to come here and perform with him, I'd like tod o it.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: (Something about american Taiyaki)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: (She will if she finds it)
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> Q: You have another concert after AX. Heard do you keep your condition?
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> A: Normally, I eat a lot and do a lot of exercise. The most power I get fro the fans is the smiles and their support. Thank you very much.
12:99:00 <bay|AX|MayN> (End)