Voice actress shares some candid photos of recording eating scenes on Twitter
Recently on her official Twitter feed, voice actress Aimi Tanaka gave fans a candid look at her work as the lead character in Himouto! Umaru-chan R with some behind-the-scenes photos revealing Tanaka's method of conveying Umaru's ravenous appetite.
Translation: For the ramen-eating scenes, they recorded the sound of me actually eating ramen! lol The rich aroma of tonkotsu spread all over the studio...everyone's tummies were rumbling, you know. #umaru_anime
Translation: By the way, I also recorded the sound of eating potato chips, but for some reason I only had rice crackers, and they were really solid! #umaru_anime
Truly, voice acting is tough work. It must be difficult to eat and act at the same time, especially when sharing the booth with an enthusiastic co-worker like Kenji Nojima.
Himouto! Umaru-chan is directed by Masahiko Ohta and features animation by Doga Kobo. The 1st season is available via streaming on Crunchyroll, while the 2nd season, Himouto! Umaru-chan R, is licensed by Sentai Filmworks and distributed via Amazon's Anime Strike channel.
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