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Panel Part 2: Guest Speaker, Rumi Ōkubo
Welcome - the voice of Liz & Astolfo, Miss Rumi Ōkubo~!
Hello! It's Astolfo from FGO!
Hello! Nice to see you!
That's all I can say in English! But thank you, everyone, for coming out today!
How was your stay?
What did I do today? I arrived two days ago and did sightseeing, space needle, had seafood and steak, and was at the convention yesterday for the signing/autographs I did! Yay!
Amazing. That voice. Thank you!
How did Ōkubo-san start voice acting?
Well, in school my teachers asked what I liked or wanted to do and I replied, "Anime!" I'm not good at drawing and I'm not good at writing stories but I love to act! So that's what I focused on!
Who likes Apoc? (You did, right? If not, what are you doing here!? No wait, don't go. We've gotta spread that gospel!) [all prior talk directed to audience] What was it like when you received a role to perform in a game and later, an anime?
As far as Liz, there's already CCC. Who has played it?
It was a cool opportunity to voice it. When you work on a game you usually return the script, but I actually loved this game and the script... and I still have it at home.
And as for Astolfo all I thought when I saw the character was, “Kawaii! - Cute!” How fun to voice such a cute boy! FGO voicing was 4 years ago but Apoc was more recent. It was so much harder than the other! But Astolfo is a boy. I didn't want to give him too feminine a side to him, but the way he was made and his lines are still cute, so I guess that's how it is. It is difficult to balance and I try to present him as being cool. But in a battle he might not be the strongest, but he is brave and will fight someone stronger than him if it means doing the right thing! So it may be the hardest role I"ve ever done in my career but it gave me such excellent memories!
How was the studio recording like between FGO and Apoc?
For Apoc, aside from (I missed it, but two other VOs), everyone else was not familiar to characters. So we were like teachers! The characters in the anime are much more movement, so it needs more effort. A game is less animated on that sense, so it is a bit easier. I love [? and if you don't know who that is, watch Apoc! Please!
I'm so tired(long convention)... but so hype! I'm still hyped!
Who wants to hear more!? A live performance! Rumi Ōkubo, Astolfo!
Introduces Astolfo NP ; VOs Astolfo line live!
*bows and laughs*
[Unfortunately, voice recording was forbidden for the event. Please use your imagination.]
So good. Almost froze.
You play FGO too? Without spoilers, who's your fav?
Yes! I do, I liked Okeanos actually. And in that, there's the Blackbeard, Teach. He's kind of a pervert. But as the story progresses, he grows on you. I think I like him by the end! Please play the chapter!
Lots of stuff. No spoilers. Finish Chapter 3 though! So Liz. She's everywhere, just keeps showing up, right? We just heard Astolfo. We can't end there right? Who wants to hear Rumi Ōkubo's Liz performance!?
Come on. Who's excited!? So, here we go!
[ cheering and applause]
Okay! Liz's NP!
[VO for Liz's NP]
*cheering and applause*
Who's excited!? Come on!