Voice actress Nogami Yukina (Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic!) has posted a video, sending a heartfelt message to the victims of the recent earthquake in character. I thought it was a exceedingly thoughtful gesture. The script was written by the writer of the FMP! Novels, Gato Shoji, and the picture drawn by the illustrator, Shikidouji.
See the video HERE.
I have translated what she has said to spread the message to non-Japanese speaking fans as well. (If I missed out anything or got anything wrong, don’t hesitate to point it out.)
Everyone, can you hear me?
This is the Captain of the Tuatha De Danaan, Teletha Testarossa.
To the victims of the recent disaster and to their families, as the representative of the ship, I offer my condolences.
The situation is tough, but I firmly believe that everyone can somehow overcome this crisis and recover the peaceful times once again.
That is because everyone… uwah!!!
I’m sorry! I dropped my mike and tripped when I tried to pick it up…
Er… I’m alright, I just hit my bottom…
At any rate, don’t give in to anxiety and don’t ever give up!
Everyone is rooting for you, of course, me included.
I’m praying for your good fortune.
That is all.
I would love to subtitle the video and upload it to Youtube to spread the message, but I’m not sure if that would be appropriate.