Ishikawa Kaito’s 50 Q&A translation:
01. Please tell us what made you want to become a seiyuu.
In high school I was in the theater club and at first I wanted to become an actor. At this time, I liked both anime and movies, so I wanted to do a job which was involved in the two of them; then I chose the seiyuu path.
02.Your anime debut was in ?
« Ano Natsu de Matteru » as student B.
03.Which characters you have played until now, left you a deep impression ?
Sakurazaka Kouhei, Ledo, Souda Manatsu, Matatagi Hayato, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, Saitou Mao, Tsuchimikado Harutora, Kihara Tsumugu, Logix Fiscario, Fuikui Kensuke, You Shunshin, Ignacio Axis, Charlemagne, Kajiya Aoi, Kageyama Tobio.
04.Among all the characters you performed, which one have a part which ressemble you ?
When I think about it, my entourage says I resemble to Tobio.
05.Among all the roles you played, please tell us a scene that give you the strongest impression.
What give me a strong impression is when the character doesn’t express his feelings but try to convey his thoughts anyway.
06.Please tell us about a “failure” or “impressive” episode during a recording session.
When I surprised my entourage by hitting my chest to relieve my stress, I thought that I made a mistake.
07.Do you have a rival among the seiyuu ?
My greatest rival is myself.
08.If you weren’t seiyuu, what do you think you’d do ?
I have never thought about this but I think I’d do something related to drama/theater after all.
09. What is the biggest difficulty, since you’ve become seiyuu?
It’s to take care of my physical condition, since I don’t originally have a strong constitution.
10.What is the most enjoyable thing since you’ve become seiyuu?
The first time I received fan letters, I realized that my play reached these people and I was really happy. As from now, it hasn’t changed.
11.Do you like singing ? Among all the songs you sang until now, is there one that left you a deep impression?
I like singing. But this is not my strong point.
12. Among all the radio show you’ve done, do you have any letter which left you a strong impression?
The opinions about my performances leave me a strong impression.
13.Is there something you pay attention to when you’re acting ?
I pay attention at the fact that the person “Ishikawa Kaito” is hidden; but this is quite difficult.
14.Which kind of role do you play the best?
I don’t even know myself, but it’d be great if I find out about it.
15.Tell us your goal and dream as seiyuu.
I wish I could play a key character which is the center of the story. I hope I could become an actor who has a persuasive power even when I breathe.
16. For the people who are aiming to become seiyuu, could you give them an advice?
I still have to do efforts in order to become a proper seiyuu and actor so I’d like to keep thinking over a way to get better.
17.Is there any anime that you like to watch, except the ones you have a role in ?
I watched “Card captor Sakura”. I have the Blu-Ray boxes. These past years, I try to watch it as much as possible when it’s aired.
18. Since the previous question was about anime, is there any role you admire, in those you played ?
I admire role which have presence
19. When you see anime as an audience, which kind of anime do you like?
I try to watch all kind of anime but I like anime that are focused on characters.
20.What kind of child were you ?
A child who played in the water even in winter.
21.Television program you watch.
« Hiru obi! » « Houdou Station » « The! Tetsuwan! DASH!! » « Getsuyou Kara Youfukashi » « Matsuko & Ariyoshi no Ikari Shintou »
22.Your most favorite book.
« Yotsubato! » « Azumanga Daioh » « To LOVE-ru »
23.Your most favorite game.
I don’t really play game but « Monster Hunter » is the one I tend to play the most.
24. Your most favorite movie.
« Pirate of Caribbean » « Les Misérables » « Captain America »
25. Your most favorite singer.
26. Your favourite motto.
全力先進。« Doing my best ever, putting all my spirit in it »
27.Sports you have practiced so far.
Baseball, swimming, tennis, gymnastic, winter sports, and boxing.
28.Song you sing the most when you go to karaoke.
« Chiisana Koi no Uta »
29.Your favorite food.
Chocolate, natto, cooked vegetables, meat.
30.Food you dislike.
Tomato, raw vegetables, fruits, tomato, pickled dishes, tomato.
31.Stores you often visit.
I often go to the electronic retail store.
32.Do you have any favorite sweets ?
33.Do you drink alcohol ? If so, which alcohol do you like ?
Yes, I do. I like Sake and Whisky. But I have a weak alcohol tolerance.
34.What have you done on your last day off ?
35.If you had one week of holiday, what would you do ?
I’d go on a trip. Saitama in spring, Okinawa in summer, Kyoto in autumn, and Nagano in winter.
36.Are you into a hobby lately ?
I bought a camera, so I constantly spend my time taking pictures.
37.Qualifications you have.
Driver’s license, MOS (Microsoft Office specialist) for Excel.
38.What do you want to achieve in the next 10 years ?
I want to get better at singing.
39.Your type of woman?
I’m attracted to short-haired and active person.
40.Which part of the opposite sex do you pay attention to the most ?
Eyes and feet
41.Among all the stuff you’ve bought recently, which one was the most expensive ?
I bought a shredder.
42.What is the thing you want the most ?
Reading comprehension, quick-functioning brain and a strong throat.
43.If you were on a deserted island, what would you bring ?
A strong spirit.
44.If you had 1 million yen that you can freely spend, what would you do ?
I’d buy a bicycle and a camera lens, go on a trip. Go to a voice training program.
45.What is your habit every day ?
I put in my right pocket the pen I got for my birthday.
46. A message to your fans.
I’ll put all my spirit in the characters I’ll be acting, so please treat me well from now on.
47. What is your best memory with Hanae who was interviewed the last time?
When Hanae got his first lead role, and when it was announced that we were going to appear together, we were really happy about it.
48. (It’s a question from Hanae who was interviewed the last time.) What is the funniest word according to you Kaito?
49.Seiyuu you are close to.
Ohsaka Ryota, Hanae Natsuki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Sugita Tomokazu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kimura Ryohei, Uchida Yuuma, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Ono Kenshou, Eguchi Takuya, Hiroki Yasumoto, Katsuyuki Konishi, Murase Ayumu, Kenji Akabane, Ono Yuuki, Shimono Hiro, Yusa Koji, Takahashi Shinya, Yamamoto Itaru.
50.Give a question to the next seiyuu who’s coming.(Ohsaka Ryota) What do you wear when you sleep? Do you wear clothes?