>Maaya Sakamoto (坂本 真綾 Sakamoto Maaya?, born March 31, 1980) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress, and voice actress...
>She has also branched into singing, performing songs in both English and Japanese
but the bitch can't be bothered to do a theme song or two for monogatari?
>it's a pretty good reason
Whatever the reason is, no it isn't.
Why couldn't they have stuck with Hirano Aya?
Ok, what is this amazingly good reason that she is the only monogatari character that is too good to do their own theme song?
>Ok, what is this amazingly good reason that she is the only monogatari character that is too good to do their own theme song?
Because she literally think she is too good to sing anime character songs.
Voice actresses sing character songs, and Maya believe it is too demeaning for her.
She has the right to. The fact that she still gets jobs despite acring like a prima donna means she isn't wrong.
>No, just because some people put up with her shit doesn't mean she's wrong.
The fact is she is still empoyed despite putting up special conditions, means she is in demand and can afford to make demands of her own. I want her to sing, but I have gave up on her years ago.
>The fact is she is still empoyed despite putting up special conditions, means she is in demand and can afford to make demands of her own.
That doesn't make her right or wrong.
>Sakamoto: [laughter] [...] I'm old-fashioned - I don't want my work as a voice actress to get mixed up with my singing.
>—What exactly do you mean by that?
>Sakamoto: To me, my job as a singer is not so much a job, as it is a way of expressing myself - which is why I should write my own lyrics and sing under my own name. That's why, as a rule, I don't sing character songs.
Sounds fine honestly. Do you really want KaKa to sing that badly?
>Voice acts as a loli vampire that is a million years old and is in the harem of a perverted Japanese teen
>Character says stupid shit all the time
>Character songs are too demeaning
>Do you really want KaKa to sing that badly?
I like symmetry. When every single other character sings their OP, but only one doesn't it stands out. Not to mention, the lack of lyrics during an anime OP is just weird.
Pretentious show for a pretentious person I guess.
>"Imagine it's the character singing, not you."
>"I can say whatever you want me to but I can't be bothered to sing as a character because muh self expression"
>"But it's not you singing it's the character"
>"No muh self expression"
How fucking far can her head be up her own ass?
>Gets paid to speak
>Doesn't want to get paid to speak in a rhythm
what if I told you that you can sing as a way to express yourself (making your own song and all) and still sing as a job too?
seriously, it's not the type of choices where you have too sacrifice one to do the other..
that excuse still sounds kind of bulls. sounds like she was saying, "I'm too good as a singer/songwriter to be classified as the same class as all of these wannabe singers that sing characters song."
I still like her though, just disappointed with the way she views her singing career.
Drama CDs, she just spoke chapter numbers or something, but yeah this basically >>135925212
I can't imagine Kaiki singing either, before this of course
She did? All I remember her doing is a couple of OPs/EDs for various shows. Also sang Aimo in Frontier as Ranka's mom, technically not chara songs though
This is it. So it's not like she hasn't done them before.
Well, I guess if she don't want to, end of story?
>Insert/Theme song is not the same as character song for some stupid fucking reason
Don't call the reason stupid just because you are.
No wonder so many people include OP/EDs in threads about OSTs.
>What's the difference between the two
I'm not even sure where to begin.
Character songs are cheap, although sometimes amazing songs that can be, but usually aren't featured within the anime (that would make them insert songs). And they're not the OP or ED, either.
The only people who care about buying Character song CDs are hardcore otaku, (i.e, seiyuufags or people otherwise deeply invested in the anime the CDs are for). I can see why Maaya wouldn't want to do them, since they do very often have shit lyrics if not also shit compositions, she makes enough music already, and most of the characters she plays aren't the character song types, anyhow.
Maybe they could do what they did in Escaflowne and have a her sing a "random" song credited to her while the lyrics are actually based on the character's perspective (Shinobu in this case).
> those 2 are more or less legends for voice acting in the US
No, I refuse to believe that. If they were good they wouldn't sound like they are reading off of a page in a recording booth.
Man, her early Yoko Kanno-produced albums are awesome. There are almost no bad sonds in there. Sturgeon's law has failed.
Pretty much, it's just been Union vidya work and other things mainly for him.
Blum's definitely Union, aside from Toonami affairs, the only anime role he's done this year is reprise his role as Kyohei.
>Come back to thread
>Somehow posted a YYH link instead
I don't know how the hell that happened. Sorry about that
It's probably like what >>135927093 said. She's a pretty big name now, right?
you might respect it, most do not. This was directed at those who cannot respect the voice actors wishes.
you have the anime. we're talking a minute and thirty seconds of song that you're all grumpy about. Come on man.
You see, if you don't respect the voice actors wishes, she will not even do her job and get a job elsewhere, and then you have to find another voice actor, which will not work if you fail to respect them.
It is a form of typecasting yourself, as if you want future prospects to look at that song and think "she's good in that role, but not the one we need".
Politics is the use of your influence, and it's in every single industry.
I'm still pissed at the Union for that one retard who wanted to throw "muh royalties" in with all the other, much more reasonable stuff they were calling for with that #PerformanceMatters shit
Too many, family.
I still love old favorites like Hikari no Naka e, Yakosoku wa Iranai, Gift and others, but I probably more often listen to her newer things like Okaerinasai, Mizuumi, and Downtown. Mada Ugoku is also great.
Regardless, she was one of the first singer seiyuu that I started to follow in the mid-90s. The live medley of her songs on her hajimari no umi single brought tears to my eyes when I first heard it. As did her live version of Poketto wo Kara ni shite.
This triggers a lot of artists, they get the feeling that people appreciate the character more than them. Even a certain singer from fucking Symphogear a.k.a "Charasong the animation" has a dislike for singing charasongs on her own concert.
Quite a lot of people do, actually.
That said, OP's just a butthurt Hiranofag or redditor looking for something to shitpost about.
I personally would much rather have Maaya acting and no OP than someone worse (like Hirano) and an OP.
>you might respect it, most do not. This was directed at those who cannot respect the voice actors wishes.
You had to realise that she isn't just being stubborn, she is insulting all the other co-workers that way. She is basically saying "I am a REAL artist, not like all the other girls in the studio!".
It's a genuinely shitty thing to ask any actual artist to do. The only reason it's so prevalent is because most seiyuu AREN'T actual artists. They either don't care about gaining notoriety as a musician, or their musical career is so young that they'll take character songs out of necessity.
Maaya may not be holy trinity status, but she has an actual singing career and is married. She's not in a situation where she needs to jump through hoops for the industry, and people who actually care about hearing her sing will just listen to her albums anyway. (Although I really wish she'd do more western style songs.)
>Can you think of any chara songs that are any good?
Certainly you're not implying they don't exist. Maaya Sakamoto aside, plenty of other professional singers do character songs.
>Maaya Sakamoto has been married for 4 years
>her impotent husband hasn't blessed her with a daughter yet
This shit breaks my heart. Well-known seiyuu should make it a point to have a heir to carry on in their place much like kabuki actors do.
I know that.
I'm asking the question "Do you know of any that you think are any good?"
Shit, my favorite DBZ songs are image songs and chara songs, but aren't sung by any of the VA's
It's also possible that character songs are really, really shitty deals for the singers.
People automatically assume this is purely an arbitrary decision on her part but there's always more to it than that.
35 is already really dangerously late to be having children. Knowing Japan, she probably won't be having any whatsoever.
>Jouji Nakata and Norio Wakamoto have never been married, no (official) children, and probably have seen about as much pussy as Sugita (none at all).
>tfw Sugita has seen more pussy than you because he's been looking at porn longer
Damn you, Sugita. I should ruin the cartoons you've worked on with my English voice as retribution.
>Wait, really? I remember a lot of kids back in school who got really old parents. The kids seems fine
That's because most of the time the pregnancy just fails half way through if the defect is serious enough. Fertility drops as the woman ages for that reason.
>It's a genuinely shitty thing to ask any actual artist to do.
It's also genuinely shitty thing to not perform character songs. You might as well say to the fans "I do not care about the series or you, but the pocket money is nice."
Maybe it's a one-time payment, with no chance of collecting royalties.
Then there's the scheduling, the location, lyrics, composition.
If you love contributing to the reputation of the character, you likely wouldn't mind doing it for free. That also assumes the character's creator won't disproportionately exploit your one-time contribution for their resume.
In addition to what already explained here, Monogatari music is handled by Sony, hence you got Sony artists like Claris, Trysail, supercel, etc.
If the Music was handed to Maaya's recording label, she can probably doing the theme song but not in character.
that's the way YOU want to see it. It definetly is not the way she, or her co-workers might see it. The fact that you wouldn't do the same thing other people do does not mean you look down upon them, it might mean something entirely dfferent, but I won't argue against you. If you wish to think of it that way, be my guest.
Are there more seiyuu that dress up as the characters they play?
Seiyuus do not always have to announce their marriage or pregnancy, you know.
I still found it funny how Shitaya Noriko is the only VA out of the three Fate heroines to be married and is expecting a kid. In the same year we find out about the HF movie. But she is quite charming, so it's no surprise.
It's criminal that Kawasumi and Ueda are still single.
Second Season already was the top of the Monogatari series. An opening song by Maaya Sakamoto would have amazing.
Maaya Sakamoto - Magic Number
Maaya Sakamoto - Buddy
Maaya Sakamoto - Ame ga Furu
All this means is that SHAFT didn't phrase their request right.
"We don't want a Shinobu song, we want a song by you to address the themes of Shinobu"
Literally all you need to get around this. It's not like she doesn't sing anime OPs.
Most VAs are giant nerds who only got into industry because they genuinely liked anime. It's not the kind of job someone takes while wanting to have a good life and stable income.
My bullshit meter just broke. I always found strange that Shinobu was the only one without a OP performed by her, but I'd really never imagine that it was for such petty and retarded reason like that.
>People hating on Sakamoto for having integrity and not caving in for vampire waifufags
We all didn't expect Kaikisinging.
But we all loved it
>Her character is a 800 years old loli vampire in a anime filled with fan service, loli pandering, incest pandering and otaku pandering
>But somehow she can't do a character song.
Just when I thought you fags couldn't find any stupider shit to get needlessly mad over
The real reason it took so long to make Kizu is they wanted to get Maaya to sing for it, and she promised to do it if they still wanted her and the series still did well after so many years. That's what I like to think at least, I will hold out hope until the last Kizu part comes out.