Tachiki: Voicing Gendo here was such an epoch-making experience for me, I'll never forget it as long as I live. I had always wanted to try piloting the Eva, at least once (lol). I even got to voice the Eva’s roars and howls. I was perplexed, but also overjoyed that I finally got to have the same experience the other voice actors did. It only took 2-3 tries in recording before the director OK’d my take. I was really looking forward to seeing this part in the theater, so I begged them not to cut it from the movie (lol). I had no idea how they were going to use it in the final version of the film, though.
-Do you feel Gendo’s character was concluded in this movie?
Tachiki: Yeah, I really think so. I’m really thankful about that. After I finished recording the scenes I had the most trouble with, Anno-san told me “I’m really glad you were the one to voice Gendo, Tachiki-san.” I was overwhelmed to hear him say that. Just thinking back on it makes me emotional. I’ve played a lot of different roles over the years, but I’d never really been told something like that up to now - it made me so incredibly happy. I feel like there’s a lot of parts of Anno-san reflected in Gendo, so I think that’s why I was filled with so much emotion hearing those words from Anno-san after I finished recording. I’m glad I was able to put my whole soul into voicing the role of Gendo.
Born in Nagasaki Prefecture. Leading roles in “Tales of Symphonia THE ANIMATION” (Kratos Aurion), “Gintama” (Hasegawa Taizou), and miscellaneous narration/multicasting. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X94v_w5jdZE_mpygYHZ7kscM5UFv_i06k673vFLFS_M/edit?usp=sharing