Gun Smith Cats in Tokyo
The Gun Smith Cats event in Tokyo took place on September 23, 1995 at Iino Hall in Hibiya.
The event flowed as follows.
Gun Smith Cats mock radio showThe stage was set up with a bar on the left side and a table on the right. Neya Michiko, Araki Kae, and Hisakawa Aya were seated at the table, and they were wearing headphones. There were microphones on the table, and the three girls were doing a radio show.
Minnie May (Araki Kae) asked Rally Vincent (Neya Michiko) why they had to do a radio show. May said that they had just solved a case, so they didn't need the money. But Rally said that Becky would fill her in on the details. Becky (Hisakawa Aya) said that although they solved the case, there was a little problem with the way they did it. There was a lot of damage done by the excess shooting, and also the house was destroyed by the excess bombing. So they had to do the radio show to pay for it.
Then they announced that there will be a video of them made in Japan!
The emcee came on stage, and introduced the three personalities Neya Michiko, Araki Kae, and Hisakawa Aya who would help her with the radio show. Then they called their first guests, Sonoda Ken'ichi and Mori Takeshi.
Q: There is a lot about guns in your stories.
Do you like guns? If so, since when did you start liking guns?
Neya: What made you start writing Gun Smith Cats?
Neya: Why did you make it a female bounty hunter?
Araki: What was the hardest thing when you were making the OAV?
Then Mori Takeshi and Sonoda Ken'ichi started talking about each other. They went drinking together a couple days ago, Sonoda Ken'ichi always sings anime songs when he goes to karaoke, and Mori Takeshi doesn't sing any more as he got tired of it.
Then they took some questions from the audience.
Q: What was the first idea, that got rejected?
Q: What is the hardest thing when you are writing the Gun Smith Cats manga?
Q: How long does it take to finish the product?
Q: Will Bean Bandit appear in the OAV?
Then Sonoda Ken'ichi and Mori Takeshi left. After that there were some questions to the voice actresses.
Q: What do you do on your days off?
Q: What do you think you would be doing if you weren't a seiyuu?
Q: Were there any funny stories or episodes during the recording of GSC?
Q: Have you worked on any anime together before?
Q: Was it difficult doing Rally?
Q: Do you have any interest in guns or cars?
After the question section, they called two people from VAP advertising to talk about the Gun Smith Cats items. They talked about Gun Smith Cats chapter 0 and the Gun Smith Cats image song CD single, that is currently on sale. They said that people who reserved the Gun Smith Cats chapter 1 video or the drama/vocal CD at this event will get a Gun Smith Cats cel!
Then they had a 15 minute break.
Gun Smith Cats on stageAfter the break when the curtains went up, Neya Michiko, Araki Kae, and Hisakawa Aya were on the stage with headset microphones. Aya was in an all-white outfit, Michiko was in a black outfit with white shorts (short shorts), and Kae was in a black outfit.
They sang Hateshinai Toiki and Nantoka Shinakya!, the two Gun Smith Cats image songs. There was also a very sexy dance to these songs too!
Gun Smith Cats OAV 1After the two songs, they showed the Gun Smith Cats OAV.
seiyuu talk and presentsAfter the OAV showing, Neya Michiko, Araki Kae, and Hisakawa Aya came back onto the stage, and there was a short talk session before going on to the presents corner.
Aya: I did all of the background female voices in this. We were the only three females at the after recording.
After talking about the OAV a little bit, they all talked about the individual things.
Aya: I will have a Christmas concert on 12/24. The ticket is a little expensive, at around 5000 yen.
Kae: I'm doing Miaka in Fushigi Yuugi. Please buy the shitajiki, cards, pencils, and such.. It's only about 300 yen or so.
Michiko: I will be doing a cd drama [couldn't hear the title].
Then they moved on to the presents corner. The presents were: GSC telephone cards, GSC T-shirts, model gun and goggles, and GSC scripts with an original drawing.
Everyone who had attended the event was given a postcard with some character faces on it. They all had to circle one, and that would determine who would get the prizes.
They had two large dice, with the character faces on them. Aya and Michiko rolled the dice, and then they did janken to determine which face would be the winning face. Then they drew the postcards from the stack of people who had circled that particular face for the prize.
final commentsAfter all of the presents were given away, they called Sonoda Ken'ichi and Mori Takeshi back onto the stage. Everyone gave their good bye messages.
[Hisakawa Aya event reports]
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