Toshiki Masuda from “Nichijou” faces the manga. If you forget the time in the middle of the night and read it, at dawn. Along with such a scene, I asked him to talk about the work that resonated with me. The full text of the interview in the fall issue of CREA 2022 “Night Stay Manga” will be specially published.[Voir toutes les images]A biased manga spoken by voice actor Toshiki Masuda
Manga is assimilated unconsciously. It affects your body on a daily basis.
In addition to playing the role of Eijiro Kirishima in the anime “My Hero Academia”, he also appeared on stage as Iori Izumi in the app game event “Idolish 7”, attracting fans. Toshiki Masuda, a voice actor who has both talent and beauty, is also one of the best manga maniacs. “I read manga anytime, anywhere, like while traveling, while waiting for work, in the bath, or before going to bed. It was so fresh,” he smiles quietly. “For me, manga is like food. Food definitely nourishes the body without having to think about how it will affect me. I consciously buy Weekly Shonen Jump, Sunday, and magazines. (Released on Mondays and Wednesdays.) Other than that, If I hear something interesting, I’ll buy the first volume digitally. I tend not to be swayed by trends, so I choose something that appeals to me now. Sometimes , I decide based on the print of the cover. The cover is the face of the work. That’s why the charm is conveyed.” The selection criteria change according to age and current preferences. “When I was a kid, I wasn’t very good at JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha). But when it was decided to make it an anime, I thought it would be so interesting that I read the paperback version and was hooked. Maybe how I feel about it has changed as I got older.
When the adult self is displaced
“Konjiki no Gouache!!”, which began serialization in 2001 and became even more popular after being adapted into an anime, would have left a lasting impression even after re-reading it as an adult. “It’s a manga I’ve enjoyed for a long time because it’s purely interesting as an adventure story and ensemble coming-of-age drama. When I purchased the complete edition of Makoto Raiku, the author, it was really interesting. It’s a masterpiece, and that’s who I am now. “It’s a work that can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter what. no matter how old he is.” The main characters are Kiyomaro Takamine, a high school student so bright he’s lost at school, and Kiyomaro’s father, who sends him from England to his son Zatch Bell, the demonic child Kiyomaro, who had skipped school, and Gash, who had failed as a demon, faced many obstacles, but they never gave up. “The meaning of the gag suited me, and I think that the construction of the plot is beautiful. It’s nice to be able to compare it to our real life.” I became obsessed with “BLUE GIANT” after being recommended by an acquaintance. Dai Miyamoto, a high school student living in Sendai, is a masterpiece that depicts the path to becoming a world-class saxophonist. The title changes as Dai changes his surroundings, and the third part “BLUE GIANT EXPLORER” is currently being serialized.” It is said that you can hear the sound even if there is no sound, and even if it is manga, you can hear the performance. I think that is exactly the case. This is my first impression. No matter what environment or community you’re in, I was influenced by the attitude of the main character, Dai, and thought it was beautiful. I was entertained. “There was a lot of sympathy with him mentally. But he’s a character that I want to ride with myself, but I don’t. As actors, we also have a selfish side that can be mistaken for selfishness. I can’t push my ‘me’ like he did…I probably wouldn’t have noticed if I was just debuting.”