For this special program, Yuma Aoki took on the role of the MC and Rie Tanaka, the voice actress of Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, visited the venue as a guest.
Rie Tanaka recalled the time when she received the role of Lacus Clyne and that her recording session began with the song “Quiet Night,” and that she joined the series without any knowledge of the story. She commented, “I went through a phase of trial and error and wondered whether I should sing in a bold way to represent her persistent personality, or to go for a more soft voice.”
She then reminisced, “Lacus has a cheerful way of talking but shows a more serious side when giving advice, and she is a mysterious character whose moods are hard to read. She also has unwavering confidence but doesn’t force it onto other people. She gives others a supportive push forward and is full of charisma, making her someone who makes us want to follow her.”
The event then moved onto a corner featuring Rie Tanaka’s iconic episodes from SEED and SEED DESTINY. She stated that she enjoyed episodes such as “PHASE-08: The Songstress of The Enemy Forces” and “PHASE-34: Seen and Unseen” from SEED and “PHASE-24: Differing Views” from SEED Destiny and especially had a soft spot for “PHASE-36: In the Name of Justice” from SEED. She explained, “I had a line where my character Lacus asks, ‘What is it you're fighting for now?’ to Athrun, who was struggling to find a way to fight. It was a line where Lacus makes Athrun rethink his reason to fight.” She also revealed, “We had to go through many retakes and it was an intense scene full of many emotions. I was given instructions to read the line without criticizing him and speak in a more persuasive way.”
The event then featured Rie Tanaka explaining her favorite outfits and female characters from the series and enjoying GUNDAM Café Tokyo while introducing exclusive items available at the venue.
The final part of the special program included a corner where visitors were able to ask questions on the spot.
A special program featuring a collaboration with MegaHouse will also take place on Sunday, September 20th, so be sure to check it out, too.
A special dessert plate and fortuneLatte drink will be available for a limited period!
Lacus Clyne Dessert Plate ~Special Program Ver.~
Price: 1,100 JPY (Tax included)
- GUNDAM Café TOKYO BRAD CORE
- GUNDAM Café Osaka Dotonbori
- GUNDAM SQUARE
Monday, September 14, 2020 ~ Saturday, September 19, 2020
■Rie Tanaka Visitation Celebration fortuneLatte
Price: Available from 648 JPY (Tax included)
Sunday, September 13, 2020 ~ Saturday, September 19, 2020
*Beverages will be offered in plastic cups without patterns at stores outside of GUNDAM Café TOKYO.
*The flavor of your beverage can be chosen. Please check the lineup of flavors at the store.
[Location] 1-1 Hanaokacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (1-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Gate)
[Business Hours] 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM *Reduced business hours until Tuesday, September 15th.
*Currently, reservations are required to enter the Restaurant and Zeon's Diner TOKYO.
⇒Precautions when visiting GUNDAM Café TOKYO
Songs from the Gundam Series will be Available via Streaming for Two Months Starting Today! Enjoy Music from SEED and 00!
Three Limited Edition Items, Including the RG Gundam Exia [TRANS-AM Clear], Will Be Released at THE GUNDAM BASE in November!
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September 14, 2020