An Interview With Chihiro Ikki, The Voice of Denki Kaminarimon from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

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An Interview With Chihiro Ikki, The Voice of Denki Kaminarimon from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
An Interview With Chihiro Ikki, The Voice of Denki Kaminarimon from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

MANGA.TOKYO has conducted an interview with Chihiro Ikki, who portrays Denki Kaminarimon in the popular TV anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. After consulting with you, the readers of MANGA.TOKYO, we asked her about her thoughts on voice acting as a career, on Denki Kaminarimon as a character, and on the things she likes!

Thank you very much for taking the time for our interview today! First of all, could you tell us what motivated you to become a voice actress?

Ikki: I have always liked manga and anime and often read and watched them from when I was a child. I was really into the manga Glass Mask when I was in my second year of junior high school. I was inspired by the main character Maya Kitajima and how dedicated she was to the theater, and I started to think that acting was really amazing! That’s how I became interested in acting. Later, I came to know about voice acting. I decided to seriously aim for the job because it allowed me to combine two things I like, acting and anime.

What sorts of anime and manga did you like when you were a child?

Ikki: My hometown is in Shizuoka prefecture which isn’t in the broadcasting area of TV Tokyo. Since it’s the TV network which airs most anime series, there was a limited number of anime to watch when I was a child. Sunday morning was the time slot for anime in my hometown, and I watched Ojamajo Doremi and Digimon Adventure every week. I also liked Sailor Moon. I probably watched more anime for girls than for boys. My younger sister preferred boy’s anime, so I watched them with her as well.

Do you have a voice actor you admire or who is a role model to you?

Ikki: Soon after I joined an agency, I had the chance to work with Masako Nozawa [most famous for playing Son Goku in the Dragon Ball franchise]. I still remember how I was stunned by her stance on work and her professionalism. She was way beyond my expectations and still is my inspiration. Although she is out of my league at this moment, I’d like to be a voice actress like her one day. It’s my big goal.

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