Aldnoah.Zero EXTRA DAY teaser: ToroKen vs. Hanaho, Round 3!!
June 22, 2015 4 Comments
Extra Day has finally come and gone, and despite certain personal circumstances, it was a total blast! The full write-up will take me a little longer, but as a little teaser, let me wrap up the rivalry between our two protagonists ^^
|Updated: The chibi face-off from the back of AZ Key Animations 2/2!! (source)|
In case you need a reminder, the score so far is one round each. And do pardon me for the lack of pictures from the event — not surprisingly, we weren’t allowed to take any photos once the show had started. So, without further ado, let the third and last round begin!
The final showdown between ToroKen and Hanaho took place over a grand total of three parts. Though it started at the Valentine’s Day recording, today was the day that we got the full story, courtesy of the two of them and Ohara Sayaka [Yuki-nee] in side A. When asked to relate a memorable ‘back-stage’ moment during the voiceover sessions, Ohara, Natsukawa [Lemrina] and Ono all chose Valentine’s Day. The staff had brought along some chocolates that were individually wrapped, with an equal number bearing the face of each of Inaho, Slaine and Asseylum. What poor Ono will never forget is that, at the end of the day, only Slaine remained! A large factor is that, by that time, they were well into the second season, when Slaine had started running rampantly down his dark path. But Hanaho generously admitted that Yuki-nee had taken three of Inaho’s chocolates all by herself! “Because I couldn’t let Nao-kun lose!” (Ohara)
|Image credits: Hanae Natsuki and Ohaya Sayaka|
But with Hirakawa Daisuke [Harklight] demonstrating his full loyalty in side Z, it was obvious which way the next part of the battle would go. In answer to the question: “Team Slaine? Or Team Inaho?”, four of the seven chose the former. ToroKen sheepishly admitted that he’d chosen Slaine as well. But that didn’t even matter, for the remaining votes went to…drumroll…Inko, Yuki and Harklight! Anyone who can guess who voted for whom — out of the remaining six, that is — without checking the various reports of the event that have come out over the last half a day, can be called a true AZ fan.
This left us with a tie, yet again. So, the seiyuu decided to turn to us, the fans: “Let’s hear a round of applause for your preferred faction!” But with a caveat: Harklight was added to the battle! First was Inaho, and there was a fair amount of clapping. Then came Slaine, and…it was probably about the same. Finally, they called out Harklight’s name…and to my ears, that’s who (barely) took the match!
And so, the final result, as far as I can tell, is:
edit (2015-06-22): corrected a few things (t/n: I was sleep writing last night…^^;; )