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

By, 2022年3月3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” (hereafter referred to as “Angels”) fight in a desperate battle that will determine the survival of mankind.

This time, we got a chance to talk to Aya Uchida, voice of the Last Angels’ member Nikki.

―How did you feel when you first heard there was going to be a sequel?

Aya Uchida: The fans who have enjoyed this series were saying “The story is compelling and there’s character songs too, so I’m really enjoying it!” So I was expecting a sequel and was extremely happy when it was confirmed.

―Could you introduce your character to us one more time?

Uchida: Even when the Angels find themselves in a pinch, Nikki often makes comments and takes actions that ease the tension of the group. She’s like a team mood-manager for them.

―Please give us your thoughts on performing as Nikki.

Uchida: Nikki and her friends are going through tough times again, so I did my best to perform even though it was emotionally difficult. There are scenes here and there that brighten up the mood this time too, so please look forward to those as well.

―Are there any spots in particular where you noticed Nikki’s personal growth?

Uchida: Thinking back on the time when she first met the other members, I think that part of the story was extremely bright and positive.Looking at the exchanges that the Angels had with each other back then, I think that they’ve developed a lot of trust between one another!

―Are there any characters you’ve taken a particular liking to?

Uchida: It’s gotta be Oz, who’s one of the enemy characters in this story. I think the Cybernoid Angels are in a particularly unique position themselves, but regardless from the Angels’ perspective Oz is a character that really disturbs them and I hope you’ll pay close attention to their interactions.

―I think there’s a lot of battle scenes this time, but did you find any of the performances to be challenging?

Uchida: Nikki has something lacking when it comes to battling (laughs) and I thought of her as just being her usual self even then. However, there are parts that really show how physically resilient she is, so I hope all the Nikki fans will rest assured of her strength! (laughs)

―Humanity in this story is subjected to the threat of annihilation from the supermassive black hole bomb “Googolplex”, but what would you do if our Earth was put into a similar situation?

Uchida: This might be a mediocre answer, but I think it would be great to eat as much as I want without worrying about my weight!

―Finally, please give us all a message.

Uchida: Lots of thrilling developments await in this part of the story, and the more you listen to it the more you’ll find yourself worried about everyone’s future in the story. The characters’ personalities stand out even more this time, so please look forward to listening!

<Reporter / Photos / Dandy Saeki・Article wording (editing) by Repotama! editorial department>

【Event Overview】
“『Cyber Sentai Last Angels SP STAGE 3 2ND OPERATION』 Release Commemorative Sofmap PassMarket CD Purchaser-only Streamed Talk Event”
Date and Time: March 13 (Sun) from 17:00~ (planned duration of about 1 hour)
Performers: Ayana Taketatsu・Sakura Tange
MC: Hisanori Yoshida
Assistant MC: Mizuki Hasegawa

【PassMarket Product Reservation/Purchase URL】(※Reservation Period: Until March 3, Thursday)

【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) 2022 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 comments>
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
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.

【3rd PV】

● 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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