Kemono Friends Director Tatsuki Recruits 2 Voice Actresses
posted on by Egan Loo
Anime director TATSUKI (Kemono Friends) posted on Twitter on Saturday a recruitment notice for two voice actresses on a "probable work" by his three-person independent animation group irodori. Applicants must send a self-introduction and if possible, a recording of the sample dialogue listed below by January 20.
ふと久々に声優さんを募集します。たぶんirodori作品、女性2名、都内収録可能の方。収録都合で商業アニメ経験者の方とさせて下さい。— たつき/irodori (@irodori7) January 13, 2018
The first dialogue sample is for a cheerful, somewhat fast-talking girl. The second sample is for a calm girl with a low voice. Each applicant can present her own character and dialogue for the third sample.
The job assignment would entail recording sessions in the Tokyo metropolitan area. TATSUKI encourages applicants who have previous experience recording for commercial animation works. Only applicants who are successfully recruited will receive a response to their applications.
Earlier on Saturday, TATSUKI posted an image of two female characters, captioned only by the text, "? ? ? ?" TATSUKI did not state if the two characters will be in his next work.
The image shows the characters on the train platform of the Chūō (Rapid) Line's Nakano station in Tokyo. As indicated by the small sun logo at the center of the image, the camera faces the Nakano Sun Mall shopping district north of the station. (Unseen several blocks behind the Nakano Sun Mall is the more famous Nakano Broadway shopping center.)
TATSUKI and irodori — which also includes Kemono Friends art director Yūko Shiromizu and Kemono Friends animation director Yoshihisa Isa — teased a new television anime project with a flier at Comic Market last month.
TATSUKI revealed in October that he is recruiting experienced background artists for an unannounced project. The group debuted a separate short anime titled "Keifuku-san" on Thursday. TATSUKI previously posted the first two parts of the short.
TATSUKI reported in September that, per a notification from publishing and production company Kadokawa, he is no longer working on the Kemono Friends project. Soon after, the anime's official website announced that the studio Yaoyorozu would no longer be involved. Producer Yoshitada Fukuhara confirmed in December that Yaoyorozu will not return.