Copy/paste for posterity's sake. Made the Q & A slightly more legible.
Megumi Ogata (Shinji) Q&A Anime Revolution 2014 (self.evangelion)
submitted 3 days ago * by jeubachSEELE 07 SOUND ONLY[M]
I was able to write down all of the Evangelion related questions at the q&a, and some others. Might have some typos, did all of this through my phone. Hope you enjoy:
Who do you think Shinji would go out with?
[Joking] Mr. Kaji, I believe his heart is still that of a child and would not be able to decide on such matters easily.
Can you describe how it felt acting Shinji?
Id say that Shinji was a very new type of protagonist in anime. Up until then when somebody voiced the protagonist their voice was projected as if on a stage. So I'd say Shinji was the first character where the voice of the character was realistically displayed. Directed towards other characters rather than an audience.
While acting as Shinji, what was the hardest thing?
While I was voicing him, everything in his world was going very bad so even I started feeling bad. You could say the sync ratio was at 400%. Most often I didnt want to do anything after voicing Shinji.
As youve been acting as Shinji and hes been growing, does your acting also change with his own growth?
So as my career expands and i also gain experience, the techniques i learn are applied to every voice i do.
You said you had high sync ratio with Shinji, when he got hurt did it hurt you as well?
Idk if you know but a very square angel appears and fires a laser to the evangelions chest and makes a hole. Around Shinji theres lcl and it fills his veins, anno asked me to act as if the liquid was burning right inside of me. And so I acted as that as if my chest and throat were burning. I went to the doctor the next day and he said it was as if I had burned my throat.
Im a big fan and after meeting you I saw you were very feminine and gentle. So shinjis character is quiet but can be very active, so is it the same thing for you? Being human?
I have many many faces and one of them is Shinji.
No cosplay. Since I already play characters I dont see the need to go any further.
Do you ever think "I cant run away, I cant run away"?
Whenever I pay the loan for my house.
Is there anything you like in western culture?
Rock and metal music, R&B. Music un general. Theres a lot to put into such small words. Disney's Fantasia.
Was there any other character that you found interesting in eva?
Smiling Ayanami. And angry Asuka.
What do you think about Evangelions characters?
Its hard to say because they are all very different. I havent really thought about it. They are different in the tv and movies. So its a very good question. Sorry.
In the hospital scene? It was very very very difficult.
I asked gendos va, good Shinji.
What are shinjis feelings towards kaworu?
Friend friend friend friend.
Keep in mind that she had two translators and that I couldnt write everything word by word. I did my best though. Thanks for reading.
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The "I'm glad, Shinji" bit with Gendo's seiyuu is from here. After all these years, I still at it...