Honey-chan has been doing her best to bring us as many special guest as she can to Honey’s Anime. She was recently given the opportunity to asks a few questions of Shoko Nakagawa or “Shokotan”, a woman whose blog has reportedly had one billion hits. She is also one of those multi-talented artists that has made her way in the entertainment industry with more than just her voice acting talents. She has worked in various fields as a singer, TV personality, voice/movie actress, and illustrator. She was the songstress that brought the anime community “Sorairo Days”, the theme song from Gurren Lagann. She has also done quite a bit of voice acting. She was the voice of Rapunzel in the Japanese Dub of Tangled, Athena in Saint Seiya Omega, Diana in Sailor Moon Crystal and Riku in Pokemon The Movie: Everyone’s Story.
Nakagawa-san, you are extremely talented and devote yourself to a lot of projects. How to you maintain your ability to be creative given all the demands and pressures you face?
You have worked in front of the camera as well as behind the camera. Do you prefer one over the other? Do you think you do one better than the other?
You will be performing as part of Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC. Are you excited to be performing in front of your fans in New York?
You’ve lent your voice to Sailor Moon, Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z. What is it like to have a connection with such iconic shows?
You are also credited as an excellent illustrator. What is your favorite subject to draw? Neko’s?
The basis of Neko no Ashiato is your life. Why did you feel the need to put personal stories like that in public view?
Nakagawa-san, You’ve said that the anime you watched as a child taught you many things, like bravery. What do you hope your anime based on Neko no Ashiato (Omakase! Miracle Cat-dan) can teach today?
Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to talk about? Do you have message for your fans in New York awaiting your performance?
This is my first time to go to New York. I will sing many anisong you would get excited, so I hope you will jump with your light sticks. Let's enjoy all together!
After almost three and a half years, my song “blue moon” has become the new ending song for the anime “Zoids Wild” and I can sing an anisong again. For my first trip to New York, I am bringing all of my best songs, so I want everyone to bring their glow sticks and jump together. Let’s go all out together!