Are you a fan of BanG Dream!? If so, you must not miss the upcoming Japan Park Singapore (JPSG) 2018 held on the 4th and 5th of August. The popular Poppin’Party band is performing live at JPSG! All the band members will be here in Singapore except drummer Ayaka Ohashi.
Before we finally get to enjoy their music live in Singapore, we manage to get an exclusive interview with Rimi Nishimoto who voiced Ushigome Rimi, the bassist of Poppin’Party.
[GameTrader.SG (GT)] How has becoming a Seiyuu changed your life?
[Rimi] My life has completely changed because before becoming a voice actress, I was very a shy and simple girl from the rural part of Japan. Now, I perform in front of people as an actress and musician, I give energy to the people with my performance. I am still trying to become a great artist that can really inspire people.
[GT] Could you share with us how did you started with Voice Acting? Were you scouted or you applied for the role?
[Rimi] I started when I auditioned for a new group in an animated series called Milky Homes. I actually wasn’t selected but they remembered me playing the guitar during the audition. When they were putting together BanG Dream!, they contacted me to be part of the show.
[GT] We love BanG Dream! What do you enjoy about being part of BanG Dream providing the voice of Ushigome Rimi?
[Rimi] My character Ushigoma Rimi is a very girly and feminine character. She’s very adorable and I really enjoy playing her as she’s very cute. Rimi loves eating chocolate in the anime, which is very similar to me, as I love chocolates!
[GT] We also heard that you are into games! What are the recent game titles that you have played and enjoyed?
[Rimi] Nintendo Switch’s Splatoon 2! I am constantly playing that.
[GT] Who were you inspired by or what anime inspired you to be one?
[Rimi] I love Angel Beats, which inspired me to be a voice actress. As for who’s my inspiration as a voice actress, I do not have anyone in mind.
[GT] Lastly, any upcoming development for BanG Dream! or Poppin’Party that you would like to share with us?
[Rimi] On 11th of July, Poppin’Party will release our 10th single called Double Rainbow, along with a new song, 最高 (さあいこう)!. Also, Poppin’Party will be performing in a ticketed event in Shanghai on 21st of July called “ビリビリマクロリンク” at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
Catch the live performance of Poppin’Party at this year’s Japan Park Singapore 2018.
Read more about the event at our previous post.
Japan Park Singapore 2018
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre Halls 403-404
Date: 4th and 5th August 2018