We had the wonderful opportunity to interview voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi at Fanime 2016!
First we like to ask about your roots: what inspired you to do voice acting?
I really wanted to participate in Gundam.
What are some modern work trends you like? Any older methods you miss?
More opportunities, being able to come to the United States. Nowadays there’s singing, doing radio, etc.
Could you introduce yourself to those who don’t know you?
I’m Peter Shillito, the host of the anime music radio show Neko Desu on thisisthecat.com on 107.9FM. It covers Crewe and Nantwich but people generally listen online anyway, so it sort of covers everywhere else.
How long have you been running Neko Desu and how did it start?
I started it in roughly college time which would be in 2008. I was part of an anime fan-club, we’d meet up once a month and watch anime in a church hall. We got the idea of promoting it on the then temporary FM station The Cat, it was only on for a month at the time (they didn’t have the full FM license back then). Me and someone else went on and talked about the club, and I asked whether we could play a song on the air. They played Bouken Desho Desho by Hirano Aya from Haruhi Suzumiya, technically that was the first anime song they aired.
On the way out I asked if they had any presenter positions or ‘how do I be a presenter’; they said ‘just send us an email’ and then I got a show. I started off with just one hour on a Thursday night which moved to Friday night, and to Saturday night and then it got extended from 10-11pm to 9-11pm, got that extra hour so here we are.
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Neko’s Shiritori would like to present our interview with Ai Nonaka, commonly referred to as Aipon! She has voiced many roles including Kyoko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fuuko from CLANNAD.
During our visit to SacAnime, we had the chance to interview Peter Cullen, Trina Nishimura, the Sailor Moon VA cast and Yaya Han. Due to the lack of resources, the quality of the recordings weren’t high so we apologise for that.
We had the opportunity to get quick open interviews with voice actors Danielle McRae and Cas Anvar during SacAnime Summer 2015.
Sekai Project is a small company which hopes to bring more exposure to doujin creators around the world. Their projects include Moe Headphones Guide [Lunatic Joker], narcissu [stage-nana], Sakura Spirit [Winged Cloud] and more recently, the Grisaia trilogy [Frontwing]. We took the opportunity to interview them about their work.