Broadcast: 2021/3/23 (Part 1), 2021/3/30 (Part 2)
Original Name: アサデス。
The second “Asadesu.” interview by Miyata Toshiya from Kis-My-Ft2, an avid seiyuu fan. Soma is the seiyuu he’s supporting the most right now!
Before the interview, there was a short clip of Soma reading a morning call in a princely voice.
Miyata: I interviewed you remotely last September, so this is my first time meeting you in person
Saito: I’d been wondering when I’d be able to meet you, so I’m really happy to be here
Miyata: Out of all the voice actors who are 20-30 years old, I think your voice is the coolest!
(Quick video featuring Saito Soma’s anime roles, Hypmic, and his artist career)
Miyata: I thought your songs were really nice, and then I went “Wait, he wrote all of these himself?” and the moment I thought that, it felt like… the person “Saito Soma” was right there, and I got really into them
Miyata: Also, congratulations on your 1 million YouTube views [on the Date MV]
Saito: *laughs* I think you might be more knowledgeable than I am
(Quick artist career video)
~About why Saito Soma began writing songs~
Saito: When I was a teenager, I was already writing songs as a hobby. I was in a band with my friends. After I became a voice actor, I still wrote songs every now and then even though I wasn’t going to show them to anyone. Then one day, I decided to show my music producer what my songs were like, and he was like “Oh! You write now!”
Miyata: Is he from Johnny’s? Our ex-president? *laughs*
Miyata: I sensed a lot of intelligence from your word choice. What’s your favourite word out of your lyrics?
Saito: I have a song called “Deraciné,” and there’s a phrase in it that goes “kaze ni natte tayutatte itatte iinda.” I like things that can’t be explained in words. So it’s like, “I want to be something that drifts around like the wind.” That’s the first thing that comes to mind right now.
Miyata: I see… You’re so smart that I don’t really understand what you’re saying
Saito: S-Sorry *laughs*
Miyata: I got through 20 years of Johnny’s with just “Whoa!” and “Really?!”
Miyata: Your tour starts in April, right? And the first stop is in Fukuoka
Saito: I don’t get many opportunities to go to Fukuoka or Kyushu for work, so to be honest, I’m really restless right now. I hope to be able to put on a performance that only the air and atmosphere in Fukuoka can bring out, so please look forward to it. Thank you very much.
~A battle between Miyacchi and Saito Soma in Old Maid~
Miyata: An Old Maid game where you can learn Fukuoka lingo!
Miyata: Since you’re coming to Fukuoka in April for the start of your live tour, we prepared this so that you can learn Fukuoka words and locations to use in your MC.
Saito: That’s so nice of you! Thank you!
Miyata: The rules are standard, but instead of pictures, the cards have Fukuoka phrases on them (in Hakata-ben and whatnot). When we get a pair we can discard it, but we have to read out the phrase in a cool voice. If you win, then 20 seconds of your MV will be aired. If I win, then 5 seconds of your MV will be aired.
Saito: So I essentially win either way?
Saito: That’s so kind of you
Miyata: Kis-My-Ft2 doesn’t get to be aired?! Come on, air us too!!
(MV of Kis-My-Ft2 – Luv Bias)
Miyacchi shuffles the cards – which have a Yu-Gi-Oh-esque back
Miyata: This brings me back to my childhood
Saito: It makes you remember, right?
Miyata: I wanted Blue Eyes
Soma finds a pair in his starting hand…
Saito: Um, I’d rather have this said to me
Saito: Nee nee… sono seki… totto-to? (Hey… is that seat… available?)
Miyacchi also has a pair in his starting hand
Miyata: I’ve got a tough one here… Chikugo-Funagoya ni wa… Tamasuta (Chikugo-Funagoya has Tomahawk Stadium) *laughs*
Saito: That was cool
Miyata: Really? Thank you
Saito: It was an ikemen voice!
Miyata: Thanks. Oh man… the person with the coolest voice said I have an ikemen voice
The game begins
Saito: ORE NO TURN! DRAW!
He draws the old maid
Miyata: Oh, a pair! *angry voice* Kosuka~!! …Sorry, what does this mean?
Miyata: Oh, “unfair”! So the way I said it wasn’t necessarily wrong, good
Saito: Boku no turn… DRAW!
Saito: *drew a pair* I want this to be said to me…!! Naa… bari sukicchan (Hey… I really like you)
Miyata: So cool! *in tears* That’s… the voice I always hear in anime… *wiping tears* I always hear this voice…
Saito: Um, this program is called “Asa desu” (“it’s morning”) but now I’m “Ase desu” (“I’m sweating”)
Miyacchi draws a card
Miyata: A pair! Chihaya-eki no tsugi wa~ Kashii-eki ya ne (The next stop after Chihaya Station is Kashii Station) …I feel like TOKIO’s leader now
Saito: Kashii Station and Chihaya Station?
Miyata: Apparently Kashii Station has a lot of students, so the students might be happy if you know about it
Saito: Ohh, I see
Saito: Watashi no turn… Draw.
Saito: *drew a pair but seems to be confused*
Saito: *old man voice* Ah… Zasshonokuma de… mattorubai! (I’m waiting at Zasshonokuma (name of a building))
Miyata: Wow! That was lifelike! I could visualize the scene!
Miyacchi has one card left, Soma has two including the old maid
Miyata: I’ll win this, and Soma’s MV will play for 5 seconds! DRAW!
He draws the old maid
Saito: I choose you!
He draws the old maid
Miyacchi draws the old maid again
Miyata: The face on this card is starting to annoy me
Saito: It’s like it’s mocking you, right?
Saito: Watashi no turn… Draw!
Saito: *drew the final pair*
Saito: *whispering voice* Nanshiyotto? (What are you up to?)
Miyata: Okay then, it’s Soma-kun’s victory!
Saito: Thank you
Miyata: It’s my loss. Please play the MV!
Saito: Please watch this MV of a song I wrote~
(carpool MV plays)
Saito: I’m glad that I got to be on such a warm, friendly program, thank you! I’m really happy *bows*
*they do the Asadesu pose together*