A ton of great guests all get together! TV Anime Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Season 4 “Takin High School New Year’s Thanksgiving” Event Evening Part Report

By, 2022年2月22日



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TV anime Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Season 4 is scheduled to begin airing in April 2022.
In commemoration, the fan-appreciation event “Takin High School New Year’s Thanksgiving” was held on January 15 (Sat) at Nagoya Artpia Hall.
The event was held in two parts, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, and was filled with talk shows, plays and games.
Below we go into detail on everything that went down at the event.

 

The speakers during the afternoon and evening were Haruka Tomatsu (voice of Yatogame-chan), Mitsuhiro Ichiki (voice of Kaito Jin), Honoka Kuroki (voice of Shiharu Itemae), Masaki Ando (original author) Hisayoshi Hirasawa (general director), and the PR ambassadors TEAM SHACHI (Honoka Akimoto, Nao Sakura, Yuzuki Oguro, Haruna Sakamoto).
Additionally, Ayasa Ito (voice of Nanaho Koshiyasu) also participated in the evening part of the event. It was a stage where many famous people from Kansai were able to meet.

First off, the cast and TEAM SHACHI performed a recitation drama.
Yatogame-chan and the others all get excited by the topic of “Which city has a food culture you like the best?” At one point, just as Kaito started, everyone slammed him with a “Don’t talk down to us just because you’re from Tokyo!” (lol)
Kaito then said “I guess I’ll take a good look at Yatogame-chan season 4 and learn more about other areas…”

After all the speakers gave their initial introductions, the “Let’s look back on TV anime Yatogame-chan!” segment began. The cast looked back on various memorable scenes with a video that was played.

Ichiki-san mentioned how in parts 1 and 2 at “Komeda Coffee” a particular “giant” dessert got everyone riled up, and now Komeda Coffee has become a place that’s also a favorite of children.
Kuroki-san talked about the time where she was dissed for immediately being associated with takoyaki just because she’s from the Kansai region, upon first meeting the team. She was happy to be trashed by somebody who doesn’t understand delicacies, as an experience that normally wouldn’t happen in her day-to-day life.
Ito-san chose to talk about that special word particularly used by people in kansai “shiran kedo” (a regional variation of “I don’t know”). If you use this powerful word, even if you claim ignorance without proof you’ll be let off the hook. It seems that there was also a lot of love for the scene involving Kaiyuukan Aquarium from Osaka.
On the other hand, Tomatsu-san chose to talk about the stage set in Osu Shopping Street. “There was an okonomiyaki restaurant that I really like near Osu Kannon. I liked the mitarashi dango that they sold there, so the scene made me want to go there again…”
She said, recalling memories from youth.

Here, video messages sent from the photography club members who couldn’t attend the event were watched.

Yuki Wakai (voice of Mai Tadakusa) who recorded the video at her parents’ house in Gifu prefecture, commented on the “Komi Yakisoba sauce” that was made in collaboration with this series. She appeared to be really happy at the confirmation of a new season.
Yoshino Nanjo (voice of Lala Shonai) said “Lala-chan-sensei often talks to herself in a locker, so I hope that this time around there were many scenes where she was able to talk with everyone,” earnestly pleading with author Ando-san and General Director Hirasawa to let her character be more involved with Yatogame-chan and the others.
Mikako Komatsu’s (voice of Yanna Sasatsu) message was read out by Ichiki-san, where she requested: “I was just speaking as I always do, but I was actually speaking in a dialect… This happened quite a lot. I really want this to be explored more in Yatogame-chan!”

The energy on-stage increased as they received various comments congratulating the new series, and they decided to dig deeper into the fourth season’s contents.
General Director Hirasawa stated that a new character would be appearing during the afternoon part of the event, and he said “It’s difficult since the length is so short, but I want all of the characters that have appeared so far make an appearance,” charging everyone up for the possibility of an appearance of all characters introduced so far. The Kansai duo of Kuroki-san and Ito-san were extremely happy. “I want to appear every week!” they said.

Next, TEAM SHACHI joined the event and the game segment set against the cast began.
First, the “Nagoya Presentation Showdown” was held. Team Shachi’s four members had to give a presentation, and then the cast had to predict who Ando-san would choose first.
With the theme of “Things I don’t want people to know about Nagoya”, Akimoto-san talked about how “The head office and flagship location of Sugi Pharmacy is located in Aichi Prefecture. Using the official app, you can gain points just by walking!” Tomatsu-san predicted that Ando-sensei would choose this first, and ended up being right on the money.

Next, the “Gesture Game Showdown” was held, with the rule that a two-person team taken from both the cast and TEAM SHACHI members would have to act out various charades and be correctly guessed by the member doing the guessing. The teams competed to see how many words they could get right within the time limit using charades.
A lot of words related to Nagoya, such as “Ieyasu Tokugawa”, “Nagoya Dome” and “Tebasaki” (tip section of a chicken wing) were played out, and a battle was fought hard between the two teams. In the end, the Ichiki/Sakamoto team and the Kuroki/Oguro team each got five correct answers, and it ended in a tie.

The final round was “All Times and Places” arranged in the style of Nagoya (?) as a “All Times and Places Meijo Line Game Showdown”. Anyone who wins one game would be given “758 points”.
Having to guess from a number of clues, Tomatsu-san won the fierce battle by making the most out of various prompts like “red things”, “vegetables”, and “sightseeing spots in the Tokai region”. She won the “Golden Shachi Figurine” and she smiled, saying “I want to improve my luck, so I’ll definitely decorate my house with this!”

The event is now nearing its second half, and the “Question Segment” began. A number of questions were picked from fan-submitted questions and the guests answered them here.

After being asked “What’s your favorite word from a dialect?” Tomatsu-san said “I like saying ‘shabi shabi’ instead of the standard ‘bisha bisha’. (laughs)” Also, Ito-san said that she prefers to say “Shiharun desu ka?” in polite speech, feeling that it’s less stiff than the standard variation of the same question (about whether somebody does something). She also talked about her experience using it around her superiors that she wanted to get on better terms with.

When asked “Have you ever improvised the wording of lines during dubbing?” General Director Hirasawa responded with “I do it all the time. During the first dubbing done for the first season, a person from Aichi prefecture said “If you cross this river, people won’t use this phrase,” and I received an enthusiastic explanation from someone local to the area. The nearby TEAM SHACHI members nodded their heads in agreement right away. In addition, Ando-sensei said “I am thankful that Tomatsu-san was proactive in changing the lines I wanted changed before I had a chance to correct the wording myself.”

Other stories were also talked about, such as the time when Kuroki-san seemed to be worried about having to do a lot of ad-libbing, but then was impressed how Director Hirasawa wrote new lines on the spot to use instead. Another story involving Ichiki-san living in Kyoto as a child was also brought up, as well as various other happy stories from all the guests.

Following a raffle to win lucky grab bags and autographed posters from the third season, an announcement segment was held.
Director Hirasawa talked about the 4th season’s theme song sung by Akira Ouse, saying “It’s a song filled with a genuine Nagoya spirit.” The sale of a new acrylic stand item was also announced, and the audience applauded.

At the end of the event, a message was delivered from the speakers to the fans, and things wrapped up while the venue was still full of energy.

 

【Anime Overview】
『Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki』 Season 4
A high school girl who spends a lot of time with her grandmother and has an unvarnished Nagoya dialect named Monaka Yatogame (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu), a boy from Tokyo named Kaito Jin (voiced by Mitsuhiro Ichiki), a girl from Gifu prefecture who attends the same school as Monaka named Mai Tadakusa (voiced by Yuki Wakai) and finally a girl from Mie prefecture named Yanna Sasatsu (voiced by Mikako Komatsu). Through these four highly distinct characters, this is a comedy where you can experience the dialect, culture and unique traits of Nagoya and the Chuukyo area!
Also, in seasons 2 and 3, Shizuoka prefecture native Lala Shonai (voiced by Yoshino Nanjo), Shiharu Itemae from Osaka prefecture (voiced by Honoka Kuroki), and Kyoto native Nanaho Koshiyasu (voiced by Ayasa Ito) all joined the cast of characters! Starting in the Chuukyo area, the backgrounds of the characters have expanded to include the Kinki region as well.
Finally, in season 4 of Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki, the charm and unique culture of Nagoya city, the Tokai region and other areas will all continue to be conveyed through various “loving insults”.

【Staff】
Original: “Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki” (serialized in “Monthly Comic REX”)
Original author: Masaki Ando
General Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa{
Character design: Satsuki Hayasaka
Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
Series composition: WORDS in STEREO
Animation production: Hayabusa film*
Animation production cooperation: Creators in Pack

【Cast】
Monaka Yatogame:Haruka Tomatsu
Kaito Jin:Mitsuhiro Ichiki
Mai Tadakusa:Yuki Wakai
Yanna Sasatsu:Mikako Komatsu
Tosika Jin:Hisako Tojo
Lala Syonai:Yoshino Nanjo
Rin Jyandara:Eriko Matsui
Teppei:Kenji Akabane
Shiharu Itemae:Honoka Kuroki
Nanaho Koshiyasu:Ayasa Ito
Serura Dobe:Maria Naganawa
Masahide Tsuji:Junji Majima
and others

■TV anime Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Official Website: http://yatogame.nagoya/
■Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Official Twitter Account: @yatogame_chan / Hashtag: #Yatogamechan

【Original Work Information】
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Currently being published via Monthly Comic Rex)
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Published via Rex Comics) Volumes 1-11 now on sale!

 

(c)Masaki Ando・Ichijinsha/Yatogame-chan Season 4 Production Committee