T.M.Revolution Stars as Thinly Veiled Version of Himself on B-Project: Kodō Ambitious
posted on by Eric Stimson
Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution), the executive producer of the male pop idol series B-Project: Kodō Ambitious, starred in Episode 4 of the anime this Sunday as the character Takanori Nishiyama.
Nishikawa has starred in anime before — including historical figures Ōkubo Toshimichi in Ryo and Sakai Tadatsugu in Sengoku Basara: Judge End — but he is primarily known for his singing. "Most of the characters I've played so far carry weapons and fight, so I might've developed a tendency to put force into my roles. The sound director told me 'Please be normal,' but that was the hardest part." He admits that the role is basically himself.
Nishikawa explains that his goal with B-Project is to "eliminate the fence between 2-D and 3-D as much as possible." For example, the episode he stars in involves B-Project preparing for a festival, Raizin Fes. In the real world, the Inazuma Rock Fes. is in September, with T.M.Revolution scheduled to make an appearance, so he hopes that audiences will feel that "our world and the world of the anime have intersected."
T.M.Revolution has also taken over Tokyo Joypolis, a theme park, until September.
Source: Comic Natalie