What was your first impression of Team Dragon from AKB48?
First of all, my first impression was, “Cute! How cute!”
What did you feel as your were watching Team Dragon from AKB48 recording?
During the recording, I was, well, if you ask what I was watching, I was looking at their eyes. They — they really were looking intensely, and their eyes — I guess you’d say they had some real strength in their eyes. Mmhm. Everyone was really taking it seriously, giving their all and doing their best… Mmhm.
About the ending animation of “Kokoro no Hane”…
Well, I watch every week, and… it’s good, isn’t it? I mean, it’s “soft”, and even though there’s fighting, there’s a part where you can relax… so I thought, “this is all right, isn’t it? It’s cute…”
Do you have any special attitude towards Son Goku and Son Gohan?
Not really “special”… for me, there really isn’t anything “special” about it. Although, I take it seriously, because they’re equal to me. For example, in my mind, Goku and Gohan, they’re there, and Goku and Gohan are equal to Masako Nozawa, because they’re inside me. Every day I live with the two of them. When I come in here, even moreso.
A message for the fans of Dragon Ball Kai…
With regards to Dragon Ball Kai, I really want as many people as possible to see it. And, well… for example, if you’re watching it (motions to camera), I’d like it if you could, for starters, invite maybe 10 of the people around you to also watch. At the very least. If you do that, it will really expand in the blink of an eye, won’t it? I’m wishing for that. I mean, Dragon Ball is a global phenomenon, but I want it to spread out even more, into space… yes. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.