From left to right: Seki Tomokazu (Ryuuki), Midorikawa Hikaru (Seiran), Morikawa Toshiyuki (Shuuei), Hiyama Nobuyuki (Kouyuu)
I initially thought that this is merely a recap of the series once again, but it turns out to be something really interesting. The theme of this interview/talkshow is “Who is the future romance and marriage partner for Shuurei?”. For all of us who are watching this for the romantic element (and most of us do), this is perhaps one of the most hilarious specials that is available. The seiyuu for Ryuuki, Seiran, Kouyuu and Shuuei were invited to give their views on the prospective partners for Shuurei.
Do you want to know what they believe to be a great partner for Shuurei and how they decide their choice?
Shuuei’s seiyuu laughed at Kouyuu, saying that Kouyuu cannot save Shuurei if she ever gets attacked physically (which seems to happen quite a bit). Kouyuu’s seiyuu was skeptical, since Kouyuu hated women. However, with the marriage proposal by Kurou in the second season, it seemed that he was extremely nervous and might seem like a good pair. The host proposed that Kouyuu has huge experience as an official. Moreover, keeping the power within the Kou Clan met more leverage for Shuurei’s future as an official and the two seemed to communicate well.
They also mentioned his lack of direction sense, his huge concern over Shuurei after the marriage proposal and his inability to drink being pure and cute traits. Seiran’s seiyuu felt that the deterring factor was the fact that the relationship seemed like a mother and son, as Shuurei’s maternal instincts come into play. An amusing point was when Kouyuu’s seiyuu imitated the reaction of Kouyuu during the time, as he stammered out Shuurei before screaming out loud. That is clearly Kouyuu all the way!
As they mentioned Kouyuu, they also noted that Reishin will follow with a marriage between Kouyuu and Shuurei. Kouyuu’s seiyuu did mention that a marriage between Reishin and Shuurei would be good since Reishin will protect Shuurei from any form of trouble due to his great love toward his niece.
Everyone in the audience hall laughed when Shuuei’s character image appeared (a sign of amusement and disbelief, perhaps?). Despite the lack of dialog between Shuurei and Shuuei, the Ran and Kou clan were the two major clans. The marriage between the two clans would be extremely advantageous for Shuurei’s aim to be an official and Shuuei would be the best support for her career. He can also protect Shuurei from any physical harm (compared to Kouyuu). Moreover, Shuuei seems to exude the mature vibes like Sakujun, the man that wavered the emotions of Shuurei. He also had a lot of “love experiences” with women.
Despite Shuuei’s seiyuu assurances that Shuuei would be a good husband, the majority of the interviewees considered his womanizing attitude to be a huge problem. Shuurei would feel very worried as a wife with a womanizing husband like Shuuei. Shuuei’s seiyuu tried to defend himself that these love experiences was to make him a “better man” and he would be a proper man if he married. Whatever that means, hah!
Seiran seems to have great support as there was loud applause and sounds of “KYAAAA” emitted from the audience. Seiran is always supporting Shuurei, and he is perhaps the one that understands Shuurei the most. They added that Seiran was the only male that she ever showed her complete weakness and is always the one she runs to when she cries. Despite Shuurei’s firm beliefs and outspoken nature, Seiran is always the one running to protect her and reassure her.
However, the problem is that Seiran has a lot of secrets such as his relationship with Ryuuki and his past experiences before meeting Shuurei. Seiran’s seiyuu said that he had absolutely nothing to hide, eliciting laughter as the host reiterated that she was asking about Seiran, not him. He did not want Seiran to end with Shuurei, as the fact that he calls her “ojou-sama” seems to show that he has no interest in advancing the relationship into romance. His seiyuu did mention that the often use of “ojou-sama” made him a waiter in a tea cafe, calling out “ojou-sama” gently to customers.
Ryuuki is the one that is most direct among the men in his love toward Shuurei and always gazes at Shuurei with love. It seems that Ryuuki is the best choice but Shuurei never reciprocates. Ryuuki’s seiyuu agreed that Ryuuki is the front runner, even though he felt that he did not feel like it is the case lately. Seiran’s seiyuu felt that as Seiran, he supported Ryuuki but his personal view was that Kouyuu and Shuurei were more suitable as a couple. Seiran’s seiyuu also “back stabbed” Ryuuki’s seiyuu by stating that Ryuuki’s character was extremely pure but his seiyuu was a playboy.
They also tried to count the number of seconds that any of the guys appeared on the anime together with only Shuurei for the whole first season. The scenes can be of both of them fully visible, only the hands, even if the head was cut off and no matter how small the characters are. As you can see, Ryuuki’s screen time with Shuurei was more than the other three combined. Hence, it is decided that Ryuuki is the winner of the competition. I do pity Shuuei though. He has 0 seconds with Shuurei from Episode 21 to 39.
It is a pity that they did not include the other seiyuus, such as Tantan (Suou Shin), or Ryuuren. Nevertheless, it is definitely a very interesting insight by the seiyuus, who breath and live by their characters. Do you agree or not?