On a night in late October, the underground parking lot of a complex in Toyosu (Koto-ku) was filled with the smiling face of Tao Tsuchiya (26).
It was the first day of the opening night of the animated film “Ai no Uta wo Kikinasete” (Let’s Hear Your Voice), and Tsuchiya, the voice of the lead character, took the stage.
In the animated musical film, Tsuchiya took on the difficult role of the “pure, cute, and clumsy AI” and her superb singing and acting were highly praised as “divine.
At the stage greeting, she received a bouquet of flowers as a surprise from the students of the high school where the movie was modeled.
The movie “Hinomaru Soul,” which Tsuchiya was in, was released in June and had to be postponed twice because of Covid-19. He must have been more than happy to be able to greet the audience this time.
After the event, Tsuchiya appeared in the underground parking lot, bowed politely, and smiled as if all the hard work had paid off.
From the November 26, 2021 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Yuri Adachi