Finally, I was able to meet Kemio, a youtuber I had a big crush on!
NOCCHi: I traveled around America for a little less than a month for our FUTURE POP North American tour! It was the greatest relief to watch my favorite YouTube channel during the harsh days of our tour life!
anan: Who do you watch on YouTube these days?
NOCCHi: I’m following so many YouTubers, but one of my favorites is HIKAKIN san. Now he has 2 cats that are a he and a she. He shows his cats meeting his friends for the first time and exchanging introductory greetings, and also he provides gripping live commentary of his own gameplay on YouTube. Truly, it made me cheerful. And, an immensely popular voice actor HANAE Natsuki, who I couldn’t begin to tell you all the anime he is voicing the leading parts for. He’s also MC’ing on a morning variety TV show for children, Oha Sta. He is awfully busy, but he has suddenly started giving live coverage of video games on YouTube. He’s updating his game channel incredibly often. (lol) He’s really enjoying video games while recording it in his cute voice. It’s so funny to watch him using his genuine talent for voice acting wastefully. He’s really cool!
NOCCHi: One other person is FUWA chan. (Picture 1) She’s a girl with an unforgettable fashion of a brightly colored sports-bra, dumpling hair and pinned forelock. She’s very cute, so I really like her! She’s a good English speaker, so, it was great that she was able to talk very easily with local people overseas whenever she went abroad, so, I made her my role model and did my best during the tour. I’d gotten into YouTube like this, so I ended up visiting the YouTube Space in L.A. It was terribly exciting! (Picture 2)
KASHIYUKA: There were as many as 8 studios for shooting, right?
NOCCHi: That’s right. Despite everything, it was a place for creators. They were willing to lend out the studio and equipment free of charge depending on the circumstances. I was shocked to know that creators in America were treated favorably like this. And then, when we went to MOSCHINO’s party in the backstage of Coachella [Valley Music and Arts Festival], I found Kemio, a YouTuber I had a big crush on! But at first, I was hesitating over speaking to him because I was not sure he knew me, and moreover, I was afraid that he wouldn’t like me. And then, I was encouraged by a-chan, like, “Why don’t you say hello to him?” So I asked him, “Are you kemio san?” And he answered, “Uh-huh♡” (lol) And he revealed to me that he had been fond of Perfume and he had already gotten many of Perfume’s items including CDs and books.
a-chan : YouTubers are truly great, because they are doing just what they want to, to feel delightful, I think. It is very interesting.
NOCCHi: I felt we became good friends after the meeting because I’m an ordinary person as well. (lol)
KASHIYUKA: Be that as it may, I cannot keep MC’ing without a script for such a long time like her. (lol) And, look at her stylish body!
NOCCHi: There was a short vest and the rest of him is just a pair of legs. The impossibly long legs! So, I seldom missed an opportunity to take so many photographs of him. (lol) (Picture 3)
Picture 1: “During the North American tour, there was a twelve-hour time difference between where I was and my home, so I checked YouTube immediately after waking up every day.”
Picture 2: “I was really excited because I was able to see the studio and the control room in the YouTube Space.”
Picture 3: “kemio san talked about our meeting on his subchannel after that. We’re really grateful!”
a-chan : “kemio tan told us that he waited in line to buy Perfume’s CD.”
KASHIYUKA: “NOCCHi was tremendously excited when she found kemio san among the people in the party. (lol)”
|HANAE, Natsuki’s Gaming Channel||https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3C3YOGFjn7Pq3lOCeUFHfg|
|Kemio-san speaking about Perfume||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSOP6otvgds|
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Translator: KOWCHAN9 (A NOCCHi addict, Mie, Japan)
Proofreader: Adthrawn@Adthrawn1138 (A KASHIYUKA lover, MD, USA)