Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is in full swing and Honey's Anime got the chance to interview three of the talents featured in the The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2: Naofumi's Party Special Talk panel! We got some of our questions answered by Asami Seto (Raphtalia), Kaito Ishikawa (Naofumi Iwatani), and Rina Hidaka (Filo)!
Honey’s Anime: Raphtalia is loved by many fans. What is your favorite moment voicing her?
Raphtalia had a painful experience as a child, but since she met Naofumi and received support from him, she has grown into a strong woman on her own. I was really moved by that. I also like that she is reliable and pure, and I think it’s adorable that she shows a lot of jealousy and cute expressions. I believe these personalities of hers are loved by fans.
Honey’s Anime: What drew you to The Rising of the Shield Hero and what was different about it compared to other roles you’ve played?
Honey’s Anime: What are your thoughts on the relationship between Naofumi and Raphtalia?
Honey’s Anime: Did you come across any challenges trying to find the right voice for Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero?
So I try to think about what kind of emotion and intention the character is expressing at that moment.
Honey’s Anime: What was your favorite scene in the first season and why is that?
It was the first time he was truly saved since he came to this world.
Honey’s Anime: What do you think makes Filo from the Rising of the Shield Hero resonate with the audience?
Honey’s Anime: You play a lot of little sister characters like Filo. What do you think makes the perfect little sister? Do you have something you are careful of or special techniques when you play a sister character?
We'd like to thank Cruncyroll and the voice actors for this opportunity to get in their heads about their exciting careers. If you missed this or any othe rpanels from Virtual Cruncyroll Expo, remember the videos will be available on demand for a couple of days so go to https://expo.crunchyroll.com/en-us.html and catch up!