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|Unedited Feed from the Katsuyuki Konishi panel at Anime-Expo 2010. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
14:53:45 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Because I didn't get enough of Row row fight the power yesterday)
15:00:55 <bay|AX|Konishi> (TTGL OP instead... an improvement)
15:07:38 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Room is going to be filled to capacity)
15:12:44 <bay|AX|Konishi> Starting
15:12:48 <bay|AX|Konishi> Introducing the star of our panel
15:13:14 <bay|AX|Konishi> (The crowd is louder than the video)
15:13:49 <bay|AX|Konishi> Katsuyuki Konishi, voice of Kamina from Gurren Lagann
15:14:21 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Having the crowd call out aniki)
15:15:25 <bay|AX|Konishi> I'm not Aniki, call me Konishi, as you saw in the video, I play Kamina, my name is Katsuyuki Konishi, how do you do everyone?
15:15:48 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Going over the other roles)
15:16:19 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Fangirl scream at his Hetalia role)
15:17:19 <bay|AX|Konishi> (He literally just arrived here. Only got of the plane a couple hours ago.)
15:19:37 <bay|AX|Konishi> (A lot of these are going to be paraphrased.)
15:20:42 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q&A
15:22:00 <bay|AX|Konishi> Question about Alice in the Heartland... Answer was he doesn't have any info.
15:22:25 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q; What inspired you to become a voice actor?
15:24:26 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: Originally, I didn't want to get an ordinary job, and a friend told me about voice acting and since I liked manga and media, I had an improvised motive.
15:26:53 <bay|AX|Konishi> (He went to the voice acting school and decided this is what he should do and he really enjoys it.)
15:29:31 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Question about Canada....)
15:29:57 <bay|AX|Konishi> (He's doing hetalia voices and the crowd is extremely loud.)
15:30:06 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: Favorite character to voice?
15:30:16 <bay|AX|Konishi> A; That's a tough question.
15:31:40 <bay|AX|Konishi> When you perform a character, you need to create a person. It's like giving birth to a human. You have to invision how that character has lived and come to be that way. (lost rest)
15:32:06 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: What was your dream as a child?
15:32:19 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: Wanted to become Ultraman
15:32:46 <bay|AX|Konishi> But there was a child in me who realized that isn't possible. And so after that, I only wanted to be grownup.
15:32:59 <bay|AX|Konishi> (They are actually checking questions)
15:36:25 <bay|AX|Konishi> (This is an really, really, really long answer to a question about macross)
15:40:02 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: How would you compare the Japanese fanbase to the american fanbase?
15:40:16 <bay|AX|Konishi> A; That's another tough question....
15:41:01 <bay|AX|Konishi> They both are enthusiastic about their passion for anime, manga, videogames, etc. But if you we look at this moment, I think america wins.
15:42:29 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Wishes that they had similar events in Japan to AX)
15:42:58 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: What type of character do you think are the easiest to do? Hardest to do?
15:44:30 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: When it comes to difficult characters, those are the ones who have a very cool surface... like my character in Blood+... he's cool on the surface but he has passions below but you can't bring them up because it would break the character.
15:45:07 <bay|AX|Konishi> On the other hand, the characters that are easy to perform are the enthusiastic, hot blooded types.
15:46:27 <bay|AX|Konishi> (He gives really long detailed answers to everything.)
15:47:50 <bay|AX|Konishi> (Didn't realize he was so recognized in the states.)
15:48:14 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q; Favorite TTGL line? Even if it isn't your own line.
15:49:03 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: (The believe in yourself line)
15:51:48 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q; How often do you get higher that normal pitched role?
15:52:22 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: I used to be cast for lower voice cast characters, it's been recent that i've been cast for higher pitched.
15:54:38 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: Do you call on any memories or moments from your life when you play passionate characters?
15:55:37 <bay|AX|Konishi> A; There are times when I do. Also, when I'm doing a character like Kamina when I would just seize the moment and see how he would play out his own drama.
15:56:49 <bay|AX|Konishi> But Kamina is an exception, he actually draws out the acting from me.
15:57:29 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: Did it make it hard to voice america in hetalia having never been here?
15:57:43 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: Don't worry. I've come to like america even more.
15:58:14 <bay|AX|Konishi> Q: Favorite character song that you've sung?
15:59:51 <bay|AX|Konishi> A: (He ended up talking about a song from Kyou Kara Maou)
16:00:37 <bay|AX|Konishi> Thank you for coming today.
16:00:37 <bay|AX|Konishi> End