Smartphone during stage performance, buzzer ringing… Popular voice actor’s anger over breach of morals in officials’ seats ‘Oh embarrassing’: J-CAST News[Affichage du texte intégral]

Ryutaro Okiayu, who is active as a voice actor and theater actor, complained about the onstage viewing etiquette of people sitting in the audience. On September 11, 2022, he expressed his anger on Twitter, and fans expressed their gratitude and sympathy.

  • Ryotaro Okiayu (Photo taken in 2013, Photo: Keizo Mori/Aflo)

    Ryotaro Okiayu (Photo taken in 2013, Photo: Keizo Mori/Aflo)

  • Ryotaro Okiayu (Photo taken in 2013, Photo: Keizo Mori/Aflo)

“Wasting the precious time of those who come to see the scene”

Mr. Okiayu is a popular voice actor for the role of Kunimitsu Tezuka in the anime “Prince of Tennis” and Hisashi Mitsui in “SLAM DUNK”. He is also a theater actor belonging to the theater company Hero Hero Q Company. Twitter followers top 309,000.

He complained as follows after witnessing a violation of manners during a stage performance.

“What do you think of people ringing their cellphones (7-8 times in 2 hours) in the area that appears to be the officials’ headquarters, and people shining their smartphones?”

Okiayu criticized the performance saying, “It’s an act that ruins the precious time of people who pay expensive tickets to see the stage.” I was stunned by such behavior, saying, “Oh, that’s embarrassing.”

According to a follow-up tweet, Okiayu felt even more annoyed because he was watching from a general seat. On top of that, he speculated, “There are a lot of people paying to see it, even in official seats, so I’m sure people doing embarrassing things are definitely people watching for free!”

Mr. Okiayu’s tweet received about 6,000 retweets and an excellent response exceeding about 20,000 likes, and voices of sympathy are spreading.

“I still feel pain when I think back to when this theatrical experience was someone else’s only theatrical experience… I’m so sorry I thought it was less recent.”
“Since it’s an official seat, it’s not right to break your manners. Since you’re here to see it, I want you to follow your manners.”

Moreover, regarding what popular comedian Okiayu pointed out, there were also voices of gratitude, saying, “Well said” and “It’s really amazing and grateful that performers send such things… “Rice field.

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