Hiromu has his talents as a professional voice actor planted in many fields, ranging from narration, onstage performance and voiceovers for a wide range of TV programs. It only takes sitting in a recording studio with Hiromu to realise why he is so sought after as a voice actor. Without further ado, let's get underway!
Which animal do you feel best represents you, and why?
Recently I have been feeling an affinity towards the pufferfish, as my face tends to swell up when I get angry.
Do you have a quote that inspires you? Who is it by? Do you have a motto you live by?
There is a quote by Tokugawa Ieyasu that says "Life is lived moving forward bearing a heavy load. Don't fret, don't rush." These words remind me not to worry when I fail, but to live taking one sure step forward at a time. A Japanese motto I like is "Reliance on others". I make sure I ask for help when I get stuck!
Any favourite dramas or movies? What are you watching at the moment?
I love all of Akira Kurosawa's movies. Some western movies I like include 'Patch Adams' and 'Forrest Gump'.
I am currently watching a Chinese drama called "Records of the Three Kingdoms".
As a voice artist, how do you feel the industry has changed over time?
There have been so many technological changes in the industry since I started, however putting on a good performance is one thing that will never stop being sought after.
What is your usual practice in preparation for a recording?
I do some vocal exercises and stretching, as well as watching a movie or listening to music to get myself in the mood.
Do you have any advice for aspiring voice actors out there?
If you have a dream, pursue it without giving in! If you are doing your best, there will be people who will come alongside you to cheer you on.