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Let’s return to Katsuki-san’s mental strength.
From Last time
From BLEACH B Station:
“A personality that accumulates irritation/nervousness, what should I do to correct it?”
“Katsu: Speak right away!!”
“Please give advice for going against standing on stage” (note: implies that the person is nervous? Agara nai is a negative of “doing something/going up”)
KATSU: “Everyone is like that/everyone does it/GET UP AND DO IT!
YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW
I am an actor. How do I continue a long time [as actor] strongly like Katsuki-san?
This reminds me of what I said in a previous entry about online abuse in regards to acting and the http://www.nyfa.edu, which is the the New York Film Academy: “you need to survive physically and mentally.”
The New York Film Academy’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film program places a heavy emphasis on two additional kinds of courses: foundation studies and physical and mental wellness.
The above quotes from BLEACH B STATION pretty much confirms that Katsuki is a casual, straightforward type of character, but I guess she isn’t on the radio show there to “instruct”. Instead of technical advice, it’s rather “sitting on the sofa” type of silly, relaxation talk. She seemed comfortable with Morita Mazakazu [C.V of BLEACH’S Ichigo, radio personality] and they laughed through and through.
Is being positive wrong? Is it frustrating to ask instruction from someone who faces little error due to length of experience?
On to PART 2
I found a file where I collected a bunch of tweets, from watchers to quotes, regarding the Shumei Doki program. Back then, when the program aired and afterwards, I wanted to gather as much impressions as I could, along with the information and the reactions of the advice.
If one of the methods to relieve discomfort and stress is to “laugh”, could it be so simple as to “not think about it?”
It seems to be the advice of a theater actor.
Quore from SHUMEI DOKI:
Because oneself is given a variety of roles from old to young person, perform obediently. After all, I was chosen, therefore voice that is performed should be good.
Obedience could mean reliance. Now, it could be my awful grammar and a mistranslation, I don’t want her to come off as completely arrogant. The concept seems very simple. I think she is being very considerate. A voice quality might be strange to a role, but actor should be loyal, and immersed, to the performance. Also, the point of the actor, especially the voice actor, is to play roles, few and many.
In voice acting, there is something called “voices of seven colors” (七色; nanairo) or a person who can perform various roles. It may mean a “specific thing” (ie: comedic, cool type, boy/girl, elder, animal); every actor has a width in performance. It does not necessarily mean the change of tone in a voice, which cannot change that significantly, but the nuance.
Here are good links regarding research on VA’s role adaptability by inutorikoya and yuzu:
IMO, there has been very few cases where Katsuki-san disappoints me, even if it’s a male role. I think the male role is a bit subtle, that it made me wonder. Most women play a young male; Katsuki seemed to have had difficulty with the dark witch in the Pre-Cure films.
The age of the role doesn’t matter.
It’s nothing but an emotional problem [your feelings].
Load your emotions within your stomach
Not sure if I got that third phrase properly. It either means to ignore age (or all worries) as an issue or use your feelings to reinforce your acting. It could be both.
Katsuki Masako’s Performance Guidance: Speaking should be good
Absolutely agree, and a lack of nervousness and the balance of breath (and consideration of how the speech comes out) support this. If anything, Katsuki-san articulation is often praised. Even recently, by Hirata Hiroaki, the C.V of ONE PIECE’s Sanji and SAIYUKI’S Sha Gojyo:
Katsuki-san will appear in SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST as Sharak Sanjo. Apparently, it is a challenging role for her, perhaps due to the sutra, technical term, and the importance of the lines (as a SANZO PRIEST). Hoshi Souichiro expresses that it was “an exciting/very interesting experience to see”. Isn’t to face a flaw and break through it not a good thing?
That’s all for now. I leave you with this man.
JUST DO IT!