This past weekend I was lucky enough to visit two memorable places where Kiiyan has filmed. One was on purpose, but the other was a complete coincidence that I ended up there.
First, Seitenkyu Temple in Saitama prefecture. This is the Taoist temple where Granrodeo recorded the video for move on! イバラミチ earlier this year. You can read more about the temple here (English) and here (Japanese). Unfortunately, it clouded up right as I got to the temple, so the colors don’t seem as vibrant as they really are. I will be posting many more pics (dragons mostly) to my personal blog, so if you’re interested in seeing them, let me know.
The following day I ended up for lunch at the Sirius Sky Lounge on the 70th floor of the Royal Park Hotel in Yokohama. A friend suggested the location and made the reservation, and as soon as I looked at pictures of the amazing views, I knew this was the place that Kiiyan and Itou Kentarou end up at after their Ferris wheel adventure in the Corda Primavera 3 video. Good food and amazing views, definitely recommend.
The wedge-shaped building in the 3rd picture is the Pacifico, where many seiyuu events are held (Corda Seiso, Bakumatsu Rock, Bungo Stray Dogs, KenPro Fes, etc.).
Animedia x Book Live are featuring Kiiyan and his reading habits in their 2nd “Kikkake Manga” feature in the November, 2017 issue of Animedia, released today.
Excerpts from the interview, plus a chance to enter a lottery for a signed postcard, can be found on Animedia’s site. Kiiyan talks about a few of his favourite titles (Flower Garden Merry-Go-Round, Doukyoboshi, Pet, Vinland Saga) and gets introduced to ebooks
Kiiyan wil join Hikasa Yoko, Tamura Mutsumi, Murase Ayumu, Higashiyama Nao and others in the first drama CD for gag manga “Yankee Shota & Otaku Oneesan.” Kiiyan’s character, an otaku-type, is named Panpanman.
Product: Yankee Shota & Otaku Oneesan drama CD
Release Date: 1/31/2018
Price: 3,000 yen plus tax
Bonus: Illustrated booklet (Elementary School story) if ordered by 10/22/2017
URLs: Manga Official Twitter & CD announcement
Per usual, Frontier Works is soliciting input from Tambourinistas for the “battle” Kiiyan will have with the guest on the upcoming 11th Mr. Tambourine Man DJCD (indirectly announced by the posting of the questionnaire). The questions and form can be found here.
I’ve translated the required fields, but applicants need to submit in Japanese, of course.
- What is your favorite drink? Please add reason.
- What is your favorite sport? Please add reason. Play, watch, either is okay.
- What kind of figure / gesture do you feel makes a man handsome?
- You are nervous with the first H with him. In such a case, what words should you whisper to him?
- What is your favorite position? (yes, THAT kind of position)
- Blood type
- Star sign
- Radio Name
- Corner (select 11th DJCD)
- Mail Content (paste the questions and your answers here)
- Picture (no more than 2 MB)
October 27, 2017 (though if there are a lot of submissions, the deadline may be earlier)
It’s been a while since we’ve posted any of the designs Kiiyan’s worn at events that are available at the Village Shop’s website. A few have sold out, alas, but here’s some of the stylish clothes on his page. Most are from the recent Kin’iro no Corda Seiso 6 events.
Pony Canyon has announced a general sale for tickets to the upcoming Attack on Titan Reading/Live Orchestra events in late October.
- Date & Time : October 29, 2017
- Day show: Doors Open @ 13: 30 / Show Starts @ 14: 30
- Evening show: Doors Open @ 17: 30 / Show Starts @ 18: 30
- Venue: Tokyo International Forum Hall A
- Guests: Kaji Yuki, Ishikawa Yui, Inoue Marina, Taniyama Kishou, Kobayashi Yu, Mikami Yoshihisa Shimono Hiro, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Hashizume Tomohisa, Fujita Saki, Ono Daisuke
- Musician & Vocalists: Sawano Hiroyuki, Aimee Blackscleger, yosh、Gemie、mpi
- Ticket Details: General sale start time, October 2, 2017 @ 19:00 JST; Price, 7,000 yen; Limit, 2 tickets per person
- URL: http://special.canime.jp/shingeki/ticket/