But somebody had to speak those words for the first time, to make that anime meaningful to us. Unless it was Miyano Mamoru interpreting cold, blank words in a manga, never officially before made audible, then it was an actor dubbing over the top. Telling us a story in our own language; making it magical; making it real.
Death Note News wanted to arrange something special to mark our inaugural community Month of... event. We bought you three of the men who wove that spell and who wore for us the voice of Light Yagami. We will be interviewing Kira. Not once, not twice, but three times. We're not talking the team of researchers and writers here taking off with some questions on your behalf. By 'we', that's you too. This is a whole fandom event and we managed something extra special for all at our Month of... launch with Light Yagami.
Just as planned.
What Will YOU Ask Light Yagami Voice Actors During Death Note Month of Kira?
Kim Hasper, Brad Swaile and Sergio Zamora are here to talk about their time playing Light Yagami in the Death Note anime. They are anticipating questions about that role; their impressions of Kira, and all else directly related to Death Note Month of Light Yagami, as their contribution to our event.
Additionally, we've taken the liberty of dubbing - into three different tongues - the form whereby you ask them questions. See the buttons above. It doesn't matter one which you use. Linguistics aside, they are identical and land in the same inbox. You merely get the convenience of choosing between English, German and Spanish.
Moreover we prepared mini-profiles on all three Kira voice actors, attaching video clips to remind you of their great work in the role of Light Yagami. Then tagged each page with that question form, dubbed into each actor's own language.
Discover the Kira of other nations; explore their profiles; ask your question of any or all, in whichever of the three linguals best suits, from whatever form is closest at the time.
But first, if you could just fill in your name in the blank spaces provided upon each acting Light Yagami's page... I mean, what could possibly go wrong...
[* We do ask you to bear with us in patience. These questions have to be collated, sent to the relevant actor, answered, then formatted as interviews. A fair portion also will have to pass through the eager, willing, but likely to be inundated desks of our translators. On that note, huge thanks are due to Silvia Alvarez, Madelyn Banen, Robin Bax, Jo Coburn and Lua Cruz for volunteering to undertake all the switching between languages due to occur; to Ember Hilvers and Rene Hardigree for copywriting/researching/coding; and Nia for the banner above.]
Things to Note When Dealing with Kira Actors and Questions
But being actors, unwise words aired publicly could get them sacked.
Contractual obligations; clauses; NDA; things like that - too boring to contemplate until they're the bit that's used to sue you - bind the lives of actors around every role they play. It might mean that certain questions regretfully cannot be answered, thus will be quietly omitted from their response.
Plus I've told them all to ignore any that are obviously trolling and/or bringing to mind scenes - probably involving L - that will never ever be unseen. This is a family friendly website. Don't hand me your plot bunnies on a plate, because I'll only nick them for my own fan-fiction.
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