A cyber-battle fantasy centered on the survival of mankind! Cyber Sentai Last Angels SP STAGE 3 -2ND OPERATION-” interview with Sakura Tange, voice of Midi

By, 2022年2月19日

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“Cyber Sentai Last Angels” is a large-scale mixed media project filled with brilliant voice talent. Following the 25th anniversary of the original Cyber Sentai Voogie’s Angel by Aoi Takeuchi, this is a reboot project with a completely new story and new characters set in the same world.
Coming after the release of “Cyber Sentai Last Angels SP STAGE 1 Angels of the Light” in March 2021 and “SP STAGE 2 Character Song Collection” released in April of the same year, the third CD will finally be released on March 2nd (Wed), 2022! Fighters known as the “Last Angels” fight in a desperate battle that will determine the survival of mankind.
This time, we got a chance to interview the Last Angels’ commander, Sakura Tange, who voices Midi.

―Please give us your thoughts on how you felt when you first heard about the reboot of Cyber Sentai Voogie’s Angel.

Sakura Tange: After twenty whole years, I was really happy and filled with nostalgia.

―Please tell us about the character you played once more. Also, are there any ways that the girls have grown since part 1?

Tange: Midi is the very first tactical supercomputer. In the previous series, she was a support AI, and in this one she’s active as a “LA1” commander. As an AI she is fundamentally unchanged.

―Did any of your favorite characters change this time around? Or are there new characters that have become a personal favorite?

Tange: Midi watches over the whole team as they get closer with each other, so I really like them all.

―There are a lot of battle-oriented scenes this time, but what were you careful to keep in mind when performing?

Tange: Being a commander, this time I had a lot of long lines in the battle that were difficult to pull off properly. I was really happy to play a heartwarming scene with Lav-san while also going over more than 10 lines filled with military words and technical jargon.

―Please tell us about a highlight from this story.

Tange: It’s very battle-oriented this time, but it’s also filled with scenes where both the allies and enemies are thinking about their bonds and their families.

―In this story, humans are brought under the threat of annihilation via the supermassive black hole bomb “Googolplex”, but what would you do if you found that our Earth were in the same situation?

Tange: First of all I would try to get my family to a safe place somehow.

<About the Character Song (ED Theme)>
―What was your overall impression upon first hearing the song?

Tange: It’s a really nice song, and after listening to it once I found myself humming it.

―What were you careful to emphasize when singing? Did you receive any direction during recording?

Tange: Ayana-chan (Taketatsu) who did the voice of Lav and recorded before me, sang in a cute way, so Midi did her best to sing in a way that would gently synergize with Lav. My part was a really nice part of the song and I was able to record without any trouble, but the rap section was challenging.

―Tell us about what you were especially careful with in the Hamori and Unison parts.

Tange: Usually with Hamori, I just listen to the melody for my own part before recording, but when I sang after listening to Lav-san’s singing for the first time I found that it was easier to sing. So I sang the whole thing while listening to Ayana-chan’s singing voice.

―Please tell us about a part of the lyrics you particularly liked.

Tange: It’s “Even while drifting apart, I’m sure we’ll meet again.” In the drama this time, Midi is shown in a way that suggests that she knows something about Lav’s parents and is hiding it. The two of them seem to be a little apart from each other this time for that reason, but I thought it would be nice if they’d reconnect and smile together again.

―The song focuses on the bond between Lav and Midi, but is there anything that particularly shows their closeness?

Tange: There has been a foreboding event related to a possible family connection.

―Please give us a final message.

Tange: I sang with the hope of a further future for this story. I hope you’ll listen to it a lot.

<Article wording (editing) by Repotama! editorial department>

【Digital Distribution Overview】

“Cyber Sentai Last Angels” New ED Theme Song
“Invisible Link”
Song: Lav (cv. Ayana Taketatsu) & Midi the Girl (cv. Sakura Tange)
February 16 (Wed) Digital Single Release

“Cyber Sentai Last Angels SP STAGE 3 -2ND OPERATION-”
Scheduled for release on March 2, 2022 (Wed)

<Disc1: Voice drama CD>
Cyber Sentai Last Angels 2ND OPERATION

<Disc2: Single & Voice Actress Comment CD>
“Cyber Sentai Last Angels” New ED Theme Song
1. “Invisible Link”
Song: Lav (cv. Ayana Taketatsu) & Midi the Girl (cv. Sakura Tange)
2. Invisible Link (Instrumental)

<Voice actor comment>
3. Lav: Ayana Taketatsu
4. Jiggy: Sumire Uesaka
5. Grace: Kana Hanazawa
6. Nikki: Aya Uchida
7. Hotaru: Mizuki Hasegawa
8. Midi: Sakura Tange
9. Teddy: Yumi Touma
10. Meyer: Nobuyuki Hiyama
11. Alice & Oz: Mao Minamisawa & Haruka Sakurai

☆Purchase Bonuses☆
1. Sofmap Limited Purchase Bonus: Ticket for Online Stream Event Featuring Ayana Taketatsu and Sakura Tange※
※After purchase on the online site, the viewing URL will be handed out. Other Details will be announced at a later date.
2. Retailer Limited Purchase Bonus: metal Badge (6 Types of SD characters randomly distributed)
※Target Retailers: Animate, Gamers, Toranoana, Amazon
Price: 1,980 yen (tax included)
Product Number: RKPS-1005~1006
Publisher: Sparkiss Records

【LA (Last Angels) Information】
Based on the original works created by Aoi Takeuchi “Cyber Sentai Voogie’s Angel” and “Fushigi Koubou Syndrome” and the character design done by the up-and-coming illustrator RAYVON.
The main cast includes Ayana Taketatsu, Sumire Uesaka, Kana Hanazawa, Aya Uchida, Mizuki Hasegawa, Sakura Tange. The cast for sub characters includes Yumi Touma and Nobuyuki Hiyama, among others. Various forms of content are currently being produced.

【Story and Highlights】
The year is 455 under the Neo-Gregorian calendar, and only two humans remain in the world.
The humans once held the reins as Earth’s master, before the Arishia aliens began to move into human society and eventually take it over.
Following a brutal 100-year battle, the two species decided to coexist and signed a nonaggression treaty. It was intended to prevent any foolish behavior that could destroy their own shared star…
However, another 150 years have now passed. Following the resurrection of the strategic system “Teddy the Boy”, known for its history in the previous war, mankind is once again on the brink of survival.
Teddy the Boy’s cyberattack on the Earth United Military’s military supercomputer “Byron” caused it to go on a rampage and deal incalculable damage to humanity, but the Cybernoid Project LA1 Team (Lav, Jiggy, Grace, Nikki, Hotaru, Midi) were successful in overcoming the threat through an intense battle. Once again, fleeting peace returned.

This sequel, with “Family” as its main theme, depicts the bonds between the Angels.
Lav approaches Midi to find out where her parents have gone. Nikki thinks about her younger brother in Aria, and Hotaru thinks of her father, the king of Aria. The complex feelings of Grace and Jiggy are also displayed, two members who don’t know their parents…
However, Teddy makes another appearance before humanity, and the countdown to the ultimate destruction of mankind by a supermassive black hole bomb begins. Lav and the others are forced to face off against a new enemy in the form of a humanoid and extremely powerful brother and sister, but there’s a secret to their past as well…
In an emotional and climactic battle, the story touches the hearts of listeners with the Angels’ teamwork and their unbreakable love for one another.

● Last Angels Official Site
● Last Angels Official Twitter

【Project Team】
Planning: Nichion
Momogre Company
Cosmic Ray
Release: Nichion
Production: Momogre Company
Cosmic Ray

(C) Aoi Takeuchi, Cosmic Ray, Momogre / Nichion

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