In the upcoming Dengeki G’s Magazine issue included the Aqours second-year interview.
The contents included Aqours’ Live activities and also a rare glimpse of opportunity for the second year to share their experiences during their participation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! audition.
Anju inami (aka Anchan) was originally a LoveLiver (*this fact is something that was known to many people), and specifically a Hanayo oshi (fan). Anchan has been to μ’s Live before and once thought that μ’s was an elusive presence.
Furthermore, Anchan was a fresh blood in a seiyuu(voice acting) firm for 2 years. Despite trying out various seiyuu audition, she was still not being selected.
When Anchan first heard about LLSS audition, she decided to give it her very best last shot in voice acting.
Love Live! was one of her dream work, thus Anchan challenged the audition with the accumulated 2 years of experience, and even thought of giving up being a seiyuu if she were to fail in her last audition.
Rikako Aida (aka Rikyako) already likes to listen to μ’s songs, watched the LL anime, and also a Sukufesu(SIF) player like any of us.
Rikyako fell in love with Rikochan the moment she saw a picture of Rikochan during the audition.
Rikyako was once a transfer student and has many similarities with Rikochan.
During the studio audition, Rikyako directly voiced out her interest in voicing Rikochan. “Please let me voice act as Rikochan!”
Rikyako held dearly to her phone every single day till the announcement of the result.
Rokyako’s wish was granted in playing the role of her favourite character, and she hugged her mother while crying in joy.
Shuka Saito (aka Shuchan) first known about Love Live! through SIF. And Shuchan thought that it was impressive for seiyuu to synchronise with the dancing. It was really charismatic.
Shuchan has not officially announced her year of birth, but she revealed that she is the youngest among Aqours members.
Moreover, she was still a Joshi Kousei (high school girl) when she participated in the audition. It was unexpected to be qualified, as originally it was simply a simple motivation to participate in her favourite works.
Shuchan was extremely nervous during the audition. And because this audition will be Shuchan’s lifetime opportunity, she showed her best skills (*She has been learning dancing since elementary school), singing and dancing.
Shuchan performed the Honoka’s part for 「僕らは今のなかで」and expressed that she has memorised the Honoka’s dance steps for「僕らは今のなかで」 !
There are even more interviews with the 3 Aqours second-year members. Their feelings and desires about this Love Live! project.
If you’re interested, do remember to buy an own copy for yourself! (or perhaps even more)