Posted on August 15, 2016
The following is a transcript of sorts from Makino Yui’s Panel at Otakon 2016. For the most part, responses to questions were in Japanese but translated in English unless otherwise noted.
Good morning everyone. My name is Makino Yui. I’m a voice actress and singer in Japan. This is my second time coming in America but this is my first time in Baltimore. I’m sorry I know very little about Baltimore but the food is great and it’s also a great place to be! I’m actually thinking of going to the (Baltimore) Aquarium.
Please feel free to ask me anything today!
Thank you everyone for coming out! This being my first time in Baltimore and that seeing how big the venue was, I was very afraid that people might not show up. I was also afraid that I will be saying “Hello” alone during the last song, World Tour (ワールドツアー). I am very happy that everyone said “Hello” with me, so thank you very much!
No I am not.
someone in the audience lets out an ‘awwwww’ and says that they’re disappointed
Me too! (In English)
The dubbing has not started yet. It’s actually going to be several days after I return to Japan. The manga however is very interesting so please give it a read.
My character is actually a character in a show the main character (raccoon boy) likes to watch. In other words, an anime within an anime. In this anime within the anime, there’s a character by the name of Gaogao-chan who is voiced by Kuroda Takaya. Do you know of the game, Ryuu ga Gotoku (Yakuza)? He actually voiced the protagonist in that game. Thinking about it, him voicing Gaogao-chan should be interesting so definitely watch it.
I will be voicing the main character in the anime, Monster Hunters Stories RIDE ON this coming October. There’s also Gundam Build Fighters Try that will be coming back as a special. In addition, I’m going to be doing a character from a very famous project that you all probably have heard of that will be announced in the near future. Please look forward to it.
Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls? Unfortunately, I can’t say anything about it, but I have been doing dance lessons since July. Everyone else is probably working very hard today, tomorrow, and the day after that and yet I’m here having fun with you.
So I hope to do my best once I go back.
In terms of expressing the body and expressing feelings, the approach is different but in terms of she’s acting out as a different person both in voice acting and singing, the approach is the same.
That’s a difficult question. Usually when I sing a song, it’s a song I like and it’s not because I’m being forced to sing, so I like all the songs!
I would like to go to Venice!
I usually don’t do these kinds of things in that voice but you have to promise me that this will be a secret. No video, no recording. Promise?
everyone says yes
Note: Would post what she said as her impression but we made a promise
I like (Claude) Debussy. I also like (Maurice) Ravel.
I often get the salad chicken pack in Seven-Eleven, also boiled eggs. And oh, also oyakodon (chicken and eggs).
From my debut, I’ve been doing princess-like characters like Sakura from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle but recently I’ve had the chance to work with various roles such as Fumina Hoshino who is a energetic and athletic characters. Working with this type of characters is new to me but I enjoy working with them.
Fumina, or rather the Gundam Build Fighters series in general has a sports-kind of feel to it with the story involving working with teammates to win. So whenever I work with voicing (Fumina), I take these into consideration.
This question really wasn’t answered properly as it somewhat went off topic. The question ended up being asked back to the one who asked it and had to be cut short
There’s a chance that I would be willing to do it
I actually took no training prior to auditioning for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle so I didn’t really think that I would get that role. When I did get that role and was recording for the first time, I was so nervous that I could not eat. It was also very difficult for me at first to get the look at the script and the screen at the same time (to get the timing correctly) when recording anime, so I memorized the whole script. Of course, this is not the case now.
I started because my father and my grandfather played the piano.
I usually get along with everyone I work with on various projects. For example, In Gundam Build Fighters Try, Togashi Kazumi, Uchida Yuuma, and I had dinner together. I also get along with folks from Pripara (while referring to someone who was wearing a T shirt in the audience). They actually visited me in my concert.
Anzu and Miku.
I like everything!
Recently, I’ve been listening to Enya a lot. Her music and chorus is very beautiful and something that’s like out of this world, and in that world it’s her voice is like the only thing in that world.
I do stretches.
I’ve made one before, but not the Super Fumina! Has anyone made one before?
a couple of hands were raised in the audience
WOW (in English)!
I’ve made the Star Winning Gundam in Real Mode.
Also Bear Guy.
I actually played survival games. My favorite battles were hand gun battles.
Recently, I’ve been doing challenging character types, for example Mayu (Cinderella Girls) who seems to have mental issues. There’s also Misaki (NHK) who closed her heart to herself. Then there’s Sakura (Reservoir Chronicle) and her scattered memories. It’s like there’s a lot of these are on the dark side. I am now ready to go back to the cute girl characters but I am thankful for the challenge and the being able to work with these characters. I will try my best.
Symphony- I would have performed it if the audience asked for an encore but there was none! It’s too late already!
Note: The audience could have and would have chanted “encore” but did not have a chance because the audience was asked if they wanted to have pictures taken with Makinon while she was on stage. (;﹏;)
Mobile games? I’m not really fond of mobile games but I do play Biohazard/Resident Evil and Shironeko Project. There’s also the Mushroom app which is very cute too. If I absolutely do not have anything to do, there’s this app where you’re pulling hair and if you do it too fast the hair will rip. Do try it out. You’ll feel very good if you manage to pull the hair nicely.
Mushroom something app (needs confirmation): Mushroom Garden
Hair-pulling app: Tweezer
I have seen it and know of it before because it’s so famous but I could not follow every single episode though after Build Fighters where there are a lot of parodies (to previous series), I’ve been looking at videos.
Just Japan? Could it be outside of Japan? My favorite in the world is Enya. In Japan, it would be Cradle Orchestra (クレイドル・オーケストラ). They do instrumental (music) but I think they have some songs too. They sound lovely and I like them a lot.