Manatsu no Gakuensai
The Manatsu no Gakuensai events took place on July 21 to July 25, 1997 to promote the Slayers and Tenchi Muyou summer movies. There were simultaneous events held in four or five locations.
On July 21, there was a Slayers/Tenchi Muyou! event at the Shinjuku Station Square (in the open, next to Shinjuku Station). This event was free, and it was VERY crowded. Also it was hot. When I got there at 10:30, it was 30 degrees, but it was 34 degrees by the time the event started.
IntroductionThe emcee was Hasegawa Nobita (an announcer for Bunka Housou). The guests were Iwao Junko, Matsuura Yuki, and Hiiragi Mifuyu.
Junko is doing the voice of Mayuka in the Manatsu no Eve movie. Mayuka came from the future, and was a 16 year old girl. She called Tenchi "father".
Q: Is she his daughter?
Since this movie has Dolby Surround sound, they had to have the voices taken separately for some of the fighting scenes. They did the test together, but the real part was taken separately. So it was very hard to do.
Junko had to go first, so she couldn't listen to anyone else's voice. The other people who went after her were able to listen to her voice through the headphones.
Junko was told to lower the age of Mayuka's character. Although she was 16, mentally she was closer to 7.
QuestionsThere were some questions by the fans, written on a questionnaire while they were waiting earlier.
Q: Junko destroyed her voice for the Tenchi movie recording.
Q: This is a love story. Did this story change your views toward marriage?
Q: What happens when you drink?
Q: Do you change your personality when you do roles?
Q: How big is your hamster? [to Junko]
Q: DJ, seiyuu, singer, song writer, which is your real profession? [to Yuki]
Q: You do lots of boy roles, which do you like better? [to Mifuyu]
Q: What do you do against the summer heat?
Cosplay ParadiseThere were 11 cosplayers who dresses up in Tenchi and Slayers characters costumes. The cosplayers were all televised on the Altavision (Studio Alta).
After the cosplayers all came out on the stage, some of the professional campaign girls for Slayers and Evangelion came out also.
endingThe seiyuu said some final words and the event ended.
Junko wants people to go watch the Tenchi movie when it starts on 8/2. Also she just released a CD single for Key the Metal Idol. Junko will also have a concert on 8/31, and release a new album in September.
Yuki will release a best album of anime songs that she had sung before.
Mifuyu will do a Slayers Great special live radio show on 7/27 from 14:00-15:55. Also she is doing the role of Leo's son in the Jungle Taitei movie, which starts on 8/1.
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