When it comes to seiyuu idoling, I have become a shell of a man that I used to be. Partly because I’ve had enough exploding from the shelling of Japan’s next-generation seiyuu idols, each lobbing nutbladder bombs badder and deadlier than the next. Partly it’s also because my exposure to the fandom makes all of it a race condition, so to speak. Hype begets hype. If I was a jaded homebody sitting in front of a PC during some ungodly hour and trading judging phrases with other like-minded, I wouldn’t be in this shape. So I guess while going all out for the 2.5D is both fulfilling and thrilling and a total blast, it comes with that cost.
Otakon is on my radar, but I’d like to take a moment to enjoy the most softly-decorated itasha. And yes, I’m enjoying Hanayamata. WUG has made me soft against Kaya’s rather typical northern charms. And speaking of Otakon, Hayamin transcends her status as an anime otaku favorite and transforms into a, well, Cinderella Girl.