Interview Questions for May’n for AFA 2011

[We’re eighteen days away from May’n’s Key Club appearance, I myself cannot wait. I thought it’d be a good time to continue the hype. Everyone planning on going should get their tickets soon and make sure that we show our Macross singers some love for the rare times they actually come to the U.S.

Some time last year Vanpang collected some questions from MW members to ask during his interview with May’n. Together with other MW members (James Wong, Ikhii, Rei) he was lucky enough to have a sitdown with the Galactic Fairy herself]


Questions for the Galactic Fairy

Dear all,

May’n is coming back to Singapore on 11 November 2011 for Anime Festival Asia 2011. A friend of mine is helping me and fellow Macross fan, James Wong, to arrange for an interview with May’N during the event. Although the friend is arranging but there is a possibility that it may not go through depending on May’n busy schedule. However since it is less than 3 weeks before May’n arrives, James thought of getting the project started and see whether you guys would want to ask May’n some questions. Being this the last year for the 25th Anniversary of Macross, any questions related to May’n involvement with the series as Sherly Nome may be deemed inappropriate or lapsed in the following years by the local PR company handling her visit..

We would like to extend this opportunity to our fellow Macross fans to ask May’n/Sherly YOUR QUESTION on your behalf..

Your questions will be scrutinized by the local PR handling her and later passed over to her manager for approval.

Posting on 28 Jan 2012

Dear All,

Our apologies for the delay in the posting the interview excerpts.

Interview with May’n during AFA 11
May’n was in Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia 2011 (“AFA11”). May’n performed live on Sunday, 13th November 2011, Sunday together with Angela, Milky Holmes, Kanako Ito & Chiyomaru Shikura and Kalafina

Fellow Macross fans James Wong, Ikhii, Rei and I managed to get an interview with the Galactic Fairy herself on 11 November 2011. Normally we would prepare the questions ourselves but this year we decided to do things a little different, which is, we
opened the questions to the other members of MACROSSWORLD so that they have a chance to get to know May’n better and this is what we’ve complied :

The following is the extract from the interview with May’n :-

Note: May’n’s answers were conveyed through her translator thus certain replies may be lost in translation

Vizcaya san (PHILIPPINES) :
Question : Should there’s a dream chance for her, whom May’n would really like to
sing a duet with onstage (other than longtime friends like Megumi
Nakajima)?

May’n : Actually anyone is good as each artiste bring their own unique style and would
be interesting to work with them, recently I’ve did a duet with a group by the
name of ‘Astronaut’ (entitled ‘ GIANT STEP’ for the new Kamen Rider)

Message: Thank you and your moving songs; you know best how to bring down the
house and set the stage on fire with your class-act performances

D’only san (MALAYSIA) :

Question : Did May’n san enjoyed her performance in Paris, France and how does the
Fans there’s compared to those in Japan/Asia?

May’n : As it is my first time in Europe, I’ve enjoyed myself very much. The fans there
also enjoyed Japanese songs like those in Japan and they sang together with
me.

Question : How was the food? ( Editor’s note : May’n would always try out the local cuisine where ever she gets the chance. You can find lots of pictures of food in May’n personal
blog)

May’n : Ah! The Food! Delicious!

Negotiator san (Scalper City, California USA):

Question : Has she reached her goal as to what type or style of music she wants to do
in this career?

May’n : I try not to set any long term goals because the future is hard to predict. Short
term ones are to perform for her Singapore fans and another one is to reach
out to more of my fans in different places. I would also search for my own style,
combine with dance music and also like to try out many different styles of
music

Gian san (Santiago, Chile):

Message : Please tell her there are a lot of fans in South America, specially in Chile!
I hope she continues working with Yoko Kanno, they’re an awesome team!

Sharky san (Atlanta USA):

Message : Tell her she has lots of fans in the US and she needs to have a concert on
the East coast! (Editor Note : May’n and fellow Macross singer megumi Nakajima was in the Anime Expo 2010, Los Angeles, West Coast)

Seanzilla san (Dallas, Texas USA):

Message : Speaking of your vocals, you have the most impressive voice I have ever
heard. However lately you have stuck with your higher pitched singing voice
for most of your newer work even after Macross Frontier. I was wondering if
you will implement your deeper singing voice a little more often. I watched
“May’n the Movie” and while you sang ‘Eien Ni’ (amazing song by the way,
especially live) and Shinjitemiru, I was reminded by how much I enjoy your
deeper voice.

We had prepared a series of interview questions ourselves but was unable to ask them due to the interview time restriction and we would like to give priority to the questions asked by the other members.

As we are short of time, I summarize that the other fans just wants to tell her that she has done a fantastic job and hoped that she will one day perform in their respective countries.

And with that, the interview concluded, we wish to thank May’n for taking time off from her busy schedule to talk to us.

We would like to thank May’n’s manager and interpreter, Mami-San, for allowing us to take their precious time for the interview. It was a fun and engaging interview.

Special thanks also go to Mr. Shawn Chin and Ms. Aiko of Sozo Pte Ltd, Ms. Lim Wee Ling, Ms. Jacquelyn Tan, Ms. Michelle Tong and Ms. Jamie of Asia PR Werkz for arranging the interview

The following is the excerpts of the interview conducted by “May’n Asia” with May’n done on the same day. With May’n Asia’s permission, we have released the excerpts of their interview in this report.

Question : Astronauts, a new group that surprises us! “GIANT STEP”, a song with new
style! How do you describe this song? What are your thoughts when singing
this song? About participating the concert for Kamen for the first time,
anything that makes you happy or excited?

May’n: Ah, I have used a high pitch voice to sing this song. While doing the recording, I
felt this song is quite hard for me.This song is being used during the fight scenes
between Kamen Rider and his enemies, so I sang it with that feeling in mind.

Question : We read the news online that you will be going to a anime/manga
convention in Shanghai at the end of November! As a representative of the
China media, I often communicate with the China members, they said they
would like to hear your singing voice in person again.They missed you. How
do you feel about singing on stage in Shanghai again? Are you going to eat
Xiao Long Bao again?

May’n: Ah! (her face lit up after hearing the word “Xiao Long Bao”, she look excited.
That’s the President of Good Food Club for you^^)Of course I feel excited to
have a concert in Shanghai again. I’m also looking forward to meeting my fans
from Shanghai and to be together again. Of course, will eat Xiao Long Bao
again!

Question: You have performed at AFA for 4 years consecutively. Do you have the
feeling of visiting relatives when back to hometown? The feeling of
happiness? The last time you came to Singapore was in June, do you miss
the fans and food in Singapore?

May’n: Yup, as for this, I have many feelings. I’ ve been to Singapore 6 times^^
including the Asia Film Festival in June and the UNITE!! Asia Tour Concert.
Singapore is a place that means a lot to me. Singapore, just like my second
“home”^^

We appreciate the close cooperation offered by May’n Asia and would like to thank them especially Desmond Wong, Sin You and Lin Qing Xiang for the interview excerpt

Normally we would get like 15-20 minutes with her. The process would go like this : we ask the question, translator translates, she answers, translator translate and the question get answered. The whole process takes up some time. We usually have like 12 questions for her but the PR would slash it down to like 4 or 5 due to her busy schedule.

Bear in mind that though not all of your questions will be answered due to time constraints..

Your questions can be separated into 2 categories :
Macross related – anything relating to her involvement with the series
Not Macross related – anything to do with her own personal career.

Your questions will be presented like this : Mr/Ms (name) from (country) would like to know/ask (question)

If you just want to pass her a message of appreciation, you may also do so. James would print your respective wishes/greetings on a certificate like format (A4 or A3 depending on your responses) and presented to her at the end of the interview.

Ideally, we would like to get response from as many different countries as possible, so as to show May’n our appreciation !

Thanks !

Check out what seemed to become the official May’n discussion thread.