2011

Everyone,
how are you on new year’s eve??

I was busying myself with
one thing or another and
the day went by just like that
but I’m relieved I managed
to get things done.

Thinking about it, this year
has been a bit of a tumultuous one.
What with the quake disaster,
where we were all wrapped in so
much sadness and fear with some people
even to this day, coping with the sadness.
As voice actors, all we were
able to do in that situation as
entertainers was to deliver our
voices in the hopes that it can aid
in sending a message to everyone.
And I truly believe that with
what we have done, that we have
managed to bring Japan and its people
to at the very least join hands and hold
steadfast in this trying time.

For me personally, this year has been
one that is absolutely filling.
To be able to meet so many new
characters makes me really happy,
and the chance to reprise my previous
roles are also plenty and I completely
accept being able to step into the shoes
of those characters again!
Special events related to the works
I have done are also plenty this year.
Our newly formed unit RO-KYU-BU! has
been a wonderful new experience for me,
and has changed my views and way of thinking.
I am grateful to be able to learn so much.
And of course, it was all so much fun!

My own challenges that I faced
were also plentiful.
This year, I was able to play
so many different types of characters,
that it was such an enormous challenge
as a person and thanks to it, I was able
to continue growing. This year has been
an absolutely wonderful learning
experience.
I am grateful for everyone
that I have met along the way!

It’s really dark….!

I’ve up till this point,
moved straight forward in
my own way, in my performances
and also in my singing; and
in the midst of having so much fun,
I give it my all and believe I’ve tried my
very best at all that is thrown at me.
I hope from this point on as well,
you would all treat this painfully inexperienced me,
as you have always treated me. I am once
again in your care this year.

To everyone who
has already unfortunately caught a cold,
please take good care of yourself.
And with only a few minutes to go,
here are hopes for a good year ahead (・ω<)

Hikasa Youko

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Momonoki public announcement?

I had a taste of

a Bulgarian Yogurt drink.

and also

had some really delicious imitation crab meat!
Is this… real crab crab*?
or just crablike!
It’s imitation crab meat that goes beyond crab!

(´ω`)ooO
(I wonder if I said too much…)

Ah!
Everyone! Merry Christmas!!!!
It’s really cold彡(-_-;)彡
Please take care you do not catch a cold~!

*She made a silly wordplay joke here using kani twice (蟹 is read as “kani” and there are two particles in the Japanese language, ka, and ni. saying 蟹かに is just an attempt at using the word kani twice to ask a question.)

From now.

Tonight, at 8PM,
I will be making an appearance
on the nico nico live broadcast
programme “Denpa Kenkyuusha*”.
Everyone, please tune in.

*Denpa Kenkyuusha is a weekly running live broadcast programme (every Thursdays from 8-9pm) on NicoNico.jp’s live broadcast section. The program is all about what’s new and upcoming in terms of Japanese pop culture mainly focusing on video games and anime. It is hosted by May’N (who was in Singapore recently for AFA) and Washizaki Takeshi.

Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow…

To those who attended the
Nico Live broadcast; to
Washizaki-san and May’N-san,
thank you all very much♪

Washizaki-san, who is always
trying to keep things under control.
I am so sorry for the trouble.

While I felt like I made a mess
of things, it was reeeeeeally fun!

This time’s intrusion
was to promote a new series
called High School DxD.
That I haven’t announced it at all
on this blog is seriously
weird! Wow!

The next.. the next update,
I will definitely announce it.
I really do want to discuss about
a series that I’m concerned with
and that makes me really happy;
thinking about it, there are many
works that I would like to talk about!

Well then,
good night (*_*)

Today’s Chirpings

The Jump Fest
[CoolCute] & [Binbougami] event
is over!
Thank you very much to
those who came to watch!
I really wanted to be able to
talk some more but the
30 minutes I had was up
in the blink of an eye.
It was my first time to
be in an event alongside
Misawa-sensei*, Hayashi-san,
Keiji-san and Kondou-san.
However, they were absolutely
unassuming…! (lol)
To be able to be with such
playful people made for a
very fun moment♪

After our turn was up,
I skulked around the
area and lo and behold,
I was able to procure
an autograph from
Misawa-sensei!!
And what’s more,
the autograph had
Kao-chan** together
with my likeness!
I also selfishly asked for
a black gag# to be included
along with the autograph
and this was what I got.

Why does it say smOp.

It’s a treasure yade!
Misawa-sensei fans all around
the world, are you jealous? Fuhihi!
Thank you so much Misawa-sensei!!

And lastly, a souvernir photograph
I took with all the cool-faced men!

Make sure you buy
the Kakkokawaii DVD!

*Misawa-sensei refers to Jigoku no Misawa who is the author of the series [カッコカワイイ宣言! Kakkokawaii Sengen! lit. declaration of cool&cute!].
**Kao-chan is the protagonist in Kakkokawaii Sengen!

A secret!

Extra

We were all able to spend a little bit of time
together; Sugar, the director and I but we
managed to take some time off with the
staff to visit a teppanyaki restaurant.
We had okonomiyaki and omu-soba*, yade#!
The conversation that the director, Sugar and I
had was… a secret.between.us.

*Omu-soba is yakisoba wrapped in an omelette.
#yade is what people of the Kansai region typically end their sentence with. If you’ve watched K-On season 2, Ritsu and Yui tried to speak in that dialect.