Hachima Kikou has discovered a public audition application—which will be held this month by Avex Group—for a voice acting position in a new role-playing game. They believe it potentially hints at a follow-up to the Wii U RPG Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
Avex (the company that produced the music in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE) and SHOWROOM (provider of live entertainment footage) are collaborating (with the support of Decoo, an Internet content provider) to host a public event in the search of new talent in the entertainment industry.
The public event will be a voice actor audition, for the chance of the winner to make their big debut.
Overview and Dates
The application period was held from February 17 to March 15. Following that, performances were held on SHOWROOM from March 15 to March 31, where participants held live performances to gain ranking points and popularity.
From April 8 to April 22, the performances of the candidates will be up for review on the competition page.
The most popular qualified to the next round, which will be on April 22 at 8:00 PM JST where an audition program will be held, with finalists chosen at the end.
Kaori Fukuhara (the voice actor for Mamori Minamoto) will appear during the SHOWROOM public viewing event as a host. The event will feature an “acting showcase” segment where candidates will be given scripts to act out, as well as an “a cappella” segment where candidates will have to perform one of the following songs:
- Female Participants (1 of the songs):
- Reincarnation by Kiria (CV: Yoshino Nanjo)
- Fly ~Your Wind~ by Tsubasa Oribe (CV: Inori Minase)
- Male Participants:
- Jump! Ogre!!! by Toma Akagi (Yuuki Ono)
Each song is from the “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Vocal Collection.”
July 2016 (Scheduled) Final Live Performance
The on-stage live event featuring the voice actor finalists will reach its conclusion in July 2016 with “avex X SHOWROOM Voice Actors Live (provisional).”
The judges and the audience will be asked to participate in the singing.
Results will then be announced for the passing candidates on the official audition page.
The winners of the event will be rewarded with the following:
- An appearance as a voice actor in a new RPG.
- Voice acting and dance lessons from Avex staff.
- The possibility of a debut as a new Avex voice actor.
The judges at the final event will be:
- Kaori Fukuhara (voice actor, singer)
- Yoshiaki Fujisawa (composer, orchestrator, sound producer)
- Avex Music Creative Co., Ltd’s Yui Seishi (Producer, Director)
- SHOWROOM Ltd. Audition officials
- Decoo Corporation’s Yohei Tsuburaya (Producer)
Eligible candidates were between 15 to 25 years of age, had to be residents of Japan and had to be able to communicate fluently in Japanese.
Hachima Kikou believes that the new RPG that winners of the entire event will appear in could be related to Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE because of its prominence at the event, considering the songs picked from the game and some of the judges being #FE staff (Kaori Fukuhara as the voice of Mamori Minamoto and Yoshiaki Fujisawa as the composer for the game).
They also acknowledge that it could be for a totally different RPG. Avex is a renowned music label, however they have not worked on many video game projects, with Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE being their most notable work in that field.
The official Twitter account for the collaboration event can be found here.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (previously known as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem) was released on December 26, 2015 in Japan for the Wii U. It will release in North America and Europe on June 24, 2016.