Honey-chan loves her anisong singers and is often spotted at a karaoke bar on Sotokanda Street in Akihabara, singing her heart out. There, she got the chance to talk with Konomi Suzuki about her career, inspiration, and upcoming concert in New York City. Konomi Suzuki made her debut at only 15 with the song “CHOIR JAIL”. She has also performed opening and ending theme songs for numerous anime including No Game, No Life and Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World.
You once stated that Sheryl Nome’s singing voice, provided by May’n, was your inspiration for making anime-related music. Why a 2D idol like Sheryl? Why not a 3D idol? What about the character inspired you?
Honey-chan: What is one of your earliest memories as a singer? Where did you start singing? At home? At school? In a club?
Honey-chan: Are you excited to be performing in New York? Do you have a message for your fans regarding your concert?
Honey-chan: You made the jump from singing to voice acting, playing the role of Rin in the Lost Song. Is there any of you in the character of Rin? Would you like to continue voice acting?
Honey-chan: You sing a lot of wonderful songs to accompany a lot of amazing anime. Do you have time to watch anime or the shows you share your voice with?
Honey-chan: The life of an artist can be exhausting. What keeps you energized? What part of the life of an artist gives you the most satisfaction?
It isn’t often that I am personally satisfied with myself, but there are times when I think “I am so happy I sang! I’ll do my best next time too!”, and that is when I am performing live. I am always very nervous right before going on stage, but when I see the smiles of fans or them crying due to being moved when they clap, and when they cheer, it makes me want to get ready for my next performance.
Honey-chan: What is it like working and sharing the stage with other anime singers during Anisong events?
On behalf of Honey-chan and Honey’s Anime we can’t thank Konomi Suzuki enough for taking the time to answer our questions. We are really looking forward to seeing her on stage at Anisong World Matsuri during Anime NYC in November. We also look forward to hearing her voice talents in future anime as an actor and singer.