The “Bento Announcer”!?, Katō Taihei, and the show that has left the Queen speechless!
Katō Taihei (TV Asahi Announcer), who plays announcer Morooka Hisashi
T/N: During his college days, Katō—not to be confused with the skier with a similar name (different kanji)—was known for his aggressive and dynamic plays as a forward in the Waseda University soccer team, the Inaho Kickers. Following graduation, he has worked on the announcing team at TV Asahi. He’s known as the “Bento Announcer” amongst fans because he often tweets about the boxed lunches he eats in the course of his work. This interview was part of the “Sports News!” broadsheet that came with the January 2017 issue of Newtype.
Meet the announcer Katō Taihei, who has achieved great success doing live commentary (play-by-play and analysis). The design of the announcer he plays, Morooka, also seems to be based on Katō himself, complete with his cheerful and refreshing personality.
—As we plunge into the Grand Prix Series and watch the performances of the skaters one after another, I suddenly realised that each of them was graced by your voice, in ‘live commentary’ mode.
Katō: The other day, Toyonaga (Toshiyuki)-san took a little playful jab at me, like “Perhaps you’re the one who has the most lines, don’t you think?” (chuckles). Read more of this post