Yousei Hime Rain Event
On September 3, 1995, the Yousei Hime Rain event (sponsored by KSS) took place at the Yamaha Hall in Ginza. The Yamaha Hall was a small auditorium which had 524 seats (two floors).
The event was packed full, because there was a special bonus for people who reserved the Rain OAV at this event. Those people got: 1) a ticket to the next KSS event (Wedding Peach), 2) the chance to shake hands with Takahashi Miki, Koorogi Satomi, and Iwatsubo Rie, 3) a cel of a Yousei Hime Rain character, 4) a Yousei Hime Rain poster. So people who really wanted tickets to the Wedding Peach event came to this event.. (There were many Wedding Peach fans who were upset at KSS for this.)
The event flowed as follows.
Yousei Hime Rain 1This was a very fast action OAV. Lots of very nice colors, cute girls, and action.
The sound system in Yamaha Hall wasn't very good (for this OAV), so it was hard to make out the words. There was a LOT of dialogue. But a large portion of it was non-sense, and not in Japanese. Rain (the fairy) was from a different world, so she was not able to communicate with Gou (the main character boy). Also there were many scenes where two characters talked simultaneously.
Takahashi Miki (Rain) spoke softly, and her voice is just like her other character voices. Hisakawa Aya (Riin) spoke in a very rough, boyish manner. Koorogi Satomi (Mari) spoke like a "normal" girl, not her little girl voice.
This is a video that one will have to watch over and over to understand it. This is also a video that probably could not be subtitled into another language.
talk showAfter the video, they had the guests talk show, and the emcee was Shocker Ohno, as usual. The guest were Takahashi Miki (who did the voice of Rain), Hisakawa Aya (who did the voice of Riin), and Koorogi Satomi (who did the voice of Mari).
Miki was wearing a white based, pink flower design one piece, where the skirt flared out was a little above knee length. She was wearing a white long sleeve sweater over it. She was also wearing long white boots, that came up to her knees.
Aya was wearing a black base, white flower design, long apron skirt. She was wearing a white long sleeve shirt underneath, and a black hat. She had flat heel black shoes.
Satomi was wearing a white long sleeve shirt and a black vest. She was wearing a black long skirt, and black short boots.
First, they talked about the recording for Rain. Takahashi Miki had caught a cold at that time, so she recorded her voices separately. But the recording for everyone else went from 5 PM to midnight! It took much longer than a regular 30 minute OAV. Miki's parts were very difficult, because she had to mix the usage of normal Japanese and mixed-up Japanese.
Miki: If I would have recorded the voices with everyone, the recording probably would have gone to 2 or 3 AM.
Satomi: There was a very long dialogue.. and when I messed up, we had to start all over from the beginning.
Ohno: That strange language was written in the script, and they
read it exactly as written. It must have been difficult.
Also Iwatsubo Rie did three roles in this one.
The next story will have seven sisters. She'll pass Nozawa Masako
at that point! [Nozawa Masako did four voices in Iczelion.]
It must be very difficult..
Then Iwatsubo Rie appeared. Rie was wearing a short sleeve one piece dress.
Then Daichi Akitarou, the director appeared, wearing sunglasses.
director: It's dark in Yamaha Hall.
director: The script writer made the story very difficult.
So I changed some parts to make it easier to understand.
Ohno: Those words by Zenshuuin were very difficult.
Ohno: That scene with Yamadera Kouichi was something too.
There will be seven sisters in episode 2.
Rie: It will be difficult, but after that I'll be able to handle anything.
Ohno: The main character Takarada Gou doesn't listen that much to
what other people say.
Ohno: What kind of story are you planning for episode 2?
Ohno: In this script there were some parts where two people speak
But in episode 2, I hear that there will be some parts with three people.
Ohno: At the end, when Riin and Mari were in the bath, Riin suddenly
got up and said that she had come to kill Rain. But in the previews,
Riin is kissing Rain. What is this?
Ohno: What will become of Gou and Mari?
It looks like Rain and Gou are the main characters. But they can't
communicate, and the sizes are very different. Are you going to be
a couple? Or is it going to be Gou and Mari?
Then they took some questions from the audience.
Q: Will there be a novel or script released for this?
Q: Will there be any scenes where Riin speaks in Osaka-ben?
Q: How many volumes will actually be released?
Q: Why does KSS anime always use the same voice actresses?
promotion videoThe promotion video showed Idol Project, Wedding Peach, and some other KSS anime.
presentsThey had signed posters, Idol Project special CD single (from the game), color illustrations by the character designer, a cassette tape of a Takahashi Miki song (done by her fan club), and a signature board by the four voice actresses.
good bye messageFor the good bye message, each voice actress talked about the things that they will be doing in the near future.
handshake sessionAfter a short break, there was a handshake session for those people who reserved the Rain OAV. Because of her work schedule, Hisakawa Aya was not able to participate, so the fans got to shake hands with Takahashi Miki, Koorogi Satomi, Iwatsubo Rie, and Shocker Ohno.
Doukyuusei 1The only KSS OAV with both Takahashi Miki and Koorogi Satomi in it was MAPS 2. They wanted to show it, but they couldn't find the film.. Then they realized that Doukyuusei 1 (by Pink Pineapple) also had Miki and Satomi. So they showed that.
I didn't stick around for this. (^_^;)
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