Voice Actors Play Master and Servant in Returning Variety Show
Kotaro Nishiyama waits on Shouta Aoi in next month's special
Voice actors Kotaro Nishiyama (Kazuhito Narita, Haikyu!!) and Shouta Aoi (Ai Mikaze, Uta no Prince-sama) are joining forces again fora unique variety show. And while it may look like they've caught a Black Butler bug, viewers can expect laughs instead of scares.
Titled Shouta-sama to Shitsuji Nishiyama no OTAWAMURE, the variety show is styled as a visit to the opulent home of rich kid Aoi. Nishiyama acts as both butler and co-host as the pair greet guests from the world of film, television, stage, and anime. The first special ran in January of this year:
The second installment will feature guest appearances from stage actor Yoshihiko Aramaki (Yuujirou Kai, TeniMyu second season) and up-and-coming star Ryo Kitamura (Toushirou Yagen in next year's Touken Ranbu film).
Aoi says he considers OTAWAMURE something like a newborn growing at an extremely rapid rate, and looks forward to where it will go from here. Nishiyama added a thank you to the fans, without whose feedback a second episode would not have been possible.
Shouta-sama to Shitsuji Nishiyama no OTAWAMURE airs August 11 on Fuji TV.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.