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|Unedited Feed from the Kanako Ito panel at Anime Boston 2012. Transcription: bayoab
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17:35:10 <bay|AB|Ito> (Now joining in progress)
17:38:21 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you play the nitro+ games that you sing for? What's your favorite nitro+ game?
17:39:41 <bay|AB|Ito> A; I normally sing the ending ... so I always play to the end when I do (to get to the song)
17:41:47 <bay|AB|Ito> (They keep asking about her favorite stuff)
17:43:26 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Seeing how you did a song for the adaptation of Chaos Head and Steins Gate and since they are doing Robotics Notes, are you going to sing anything for it?
17:43:31 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Can't talk about it
17:44:13 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: What do you feel is your most memorable experience on stage?
17:44:26 <bay|AB|Ito> If there is one anime or another japanese artists that you could sing with or for, what would it be?
17:45:23 <bay|AB|Ito> A: The first time I ever cried at a live show was at the end of my 10th anniversary tour last year...
17:45:29 <bay|AB|Ito> Who I to peform with is JAM project
17:46:02 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: What kind of music do you listen to in your free time?
17:46:47 <bay|AB|Ito> A; Pop, but if I'm going to see a live show, I'm going to do see rock... but it doesn't matter about the genre.. if it's cool, i can listen to ti
17:46:55 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Favorite american artist?
17:46:57 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Stevie Wonder
17:47:30 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Considerd composing your own songs? Considered doing voice for an anime character or game character?
17:47:51 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Sometimes I do write my own music..
17:48:25 <bay|AB|Ito> Until spark... it was just a little bit... with the Spark album, i thought it was important that it came from me, so 6 of the 10 are by me
17:48:53 <bay|AB|Ito> I am interested in being a seiyuu, but no plans.. ... there are so many voice actors in japan so there is a lot of competition, but it looks really interesting
17:49:49 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you know the game script before or after you finish recording?
17:49:37 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Both
17:50:48 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: When I'm playing a game, it feels like the ending music comes at the right point, so you must know the story for the music to be at that point
17:51:18 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Since my part of the work is the singing part, not the actual composition, so until the item is complete, i don't know hwo it will turn out, but i always check it out
17:51:28 <bay|AB|Ito> but when we find out the music matches the game itself, i'm really happy
17:54:02 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Entertaining stories about negative experiences with fans
17:54:02 <bay|AB|Ito> A; The answer is anime boston.. all these people in huge costumes hugging ....(missed)
17:54:02 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: (missed)
17:54:02 <bay|AB|Ito> A; I'm sorry, I don't really think about any at all, I'm told many times that I'm strange
17:54:03 <bay|AB|Ito> I'll try and learn some dance moves
17:54:03 <bay|AB|Ito> But I like looking at dancing, i don't really have to do it though
17:54:25 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: I looked up your name on youtube and saw you played violin. What other instruments do you play beside the violin and the guitar....
17:54:03 <bay|AB|Ito> A: I don't play violin....
17:54:29 <bay|AB|Ito> Also play a little piano
17:54:47 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you know Kalafina and Gagalin(?)? Do you want to work with them?
17:55:05 <bay|AB|Ito> A: We were together actually for an event for Madoka magica (kalafina), don't know the other one
17:55:54 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: (missed)
17:56:30 <bay|AB|Ito> A: So many are mixed together... originally it was japanese artist who were affecting me, then it was american artists who were affecting me
17:56:35 <bay|AB|Ito> I can't really sum it to one person
17:56:47 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Question for the president of Nitro+
17:56:55 <bay|AB|Ito> Do you have any plans to release any of games in english?
17:57:28 <bay|AB|Ito> A: I really want to release saya no uta in english... I'd really like to deliver that to you
17:58:11 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: When you sing in french and english, how come your accent is almost native?
17:58:39 <bay|AB|Ito> A: When i was an amateur, we were in a band and did lots of english cover songs, so that's how i think i got good
17:59:07 <bay|AB|Ito> For the french music, the guy who wrote the music is japanese and speak french, and he would give me a lesson at the studio and before i forgot the lesson, i'd sing the song
17:59:30 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: What genre of video games do you play?
17:59:37 <bay|AB|Ito> A: For genre, I like action games
18:00:17 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you do any prepations before a concert or recording... that you don't realize that you are doing
18:01:22 <bay|AB|Ito> A: If I [make sounds like] a monkey, it helps.. the sounds going in and out of mouth
18:01:29 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Like warming up your voice?
18:01:30 <bay|AB|Ito> A; Yea
18:01:40 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you feel sad when you practice for a sad song?
18:01:53 <bay|AB|Ito> A: As I'm singing, I do become sad
18:02:13 <bay|AB|Ito> The ending for kikokugai, before the end of the song, i almost end up crying...
18:02:29 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: You were saying how Micheal Jackson and Madonna inspired you, are there any japanese idols who inspired you?
18:02:52 <bay|AB|Ito> A: There is a band called Rebecca and their main singer is called Noko
18:03:22 <bay|AB|Ito> I really like the way she sings her songs inthe earlier part of her career
18:03:43 <bay|AB|Ito> Q; Since you said you want to work with JAM Project, do you like super robot anime like getter robo?
18:03:48 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Yea, i want to do it....
18:03:53 <bay|AB|Ito> Yes...I like super robot
18:04:47 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Earlier at the press conference I asked if she would like to sing more happy song, but there was one song she did that I couldn't remember the title of it ....
18:04:55 <bay|AB|Ito> (lost)
18:05:00 <bay|AB|Ito> A: But the staff said it didnt' match
18:05:35 <bay|AB|Ito> I was too adult for the song... it's a little embarassing... (kinda lost)
18:06:22 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Favorite flower? A: Kinmokusei
18:08:49 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Is there a reason to make itou into ito(?) A: Cause it's cuter
18:09:12 <bay|AB|Ito> Q; Can you talk about performing at animelo, about how the performance changes and how the crowd changes...
18:09:16 <bay|AB|Ito> A: I still do the smaller places
18:09:27 <bay|AB|Ito> Basically, it's always the same
18:09:44 <bay|AB|Ito> It doesn't matter how big the stage is
18:10:02 <bay|AB|Ito> But I like the smaller venues because I can see everyone
18:10:22 <bay|AB|Ito> But when I go to a big place, i want to go back and forth across the stage so i use a lot of energy
18:10:29 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: What other hobbies do you have?
18:10:57 <bay|AB|Ito> A: In the summer, I like going to the beach, and in winter, I like the mountain onsprings...
18:11:37 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Which do you like better? A: (lost)
18:11:24 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Do you like tokusatsu?
18:11:28 <bay|AB|Ito> A: When I was a kid
18:12:03 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: best and worst parts about producing a song?
18:12:25 <bay|AB|Ito> A: When you can come up with something it's great, when you can't come up with something, it's really bad
18:12:40 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Favorite local boston food>
18:13:06 <bay|AB|Ito> A: (just listed what she had eaten recently)
18:13:23 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Did you learn to play the guitar and piano yourself? or did you take lessons?
18:13:28 <bay|AB|Ito> A: I did it all by myself
18:13:51 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Does your name have a meaning?
18:14:22 <bay|AB|Ito> A: Haven't heard one before... but the Ka kanji is from fragrant... and they wanted me to be like a flower
18:15:25 <bay|AB|Ito> Q: Any others beside JAM project to work with?
18:15:33 <bay|AB|Ito> A; Saito Kajiyoshi(?)
18:16:42 <bay|AB|Ito> Q; I first heard of your music through an anime, do you watch a lot of anime or a little or just the nitro+ anime?
18:16:53 <bay|AB|Ito> A: I love anime, but i really like the older anime...
18:17:06 <bay|AB|Ito> like... Ghost in the Shell, the TV series
18:17:12 <bay|AB|Ito> and Blackjack... and
18:17:17 <bay|AB|Ito> I have the entire series of the manga
18:17:29 <bay|AB|Ito> like shonen jump, like i really like those comics..
18:18:18 <bay|AB|Ito> Thank you for coming
18:19:03 <bay|AB|Ito> (Playing the PS3 version of the Steins;Gate OP)