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HATANO WATARU TRIVIA

My 3rd seiyuu trivia list!

Just some interesting and funny (maybe not XD) facts of Hatano Wataru that I have gathered out of fun (and love for Waccha <3).
Everything that is listed here comes from either radio shows or free talks or events etc where he, or another seiyuu talked about the events/facts unless otherwise specified. I'll try to list the sources for every point. If you see any mistakes or have anything suggestions, please let me know.

I'll try to update this when I remember, so check back once in a while XD
Updates will be asterisked and will usually be at the bottom of the list in each category

Last updated:
November 4, 2013 (Food & Health, and editing of my English lol)
January 14, 2013 (Daily Life)
January 9, 2013 (Daily Life)
December 24, 2012 (Relationships, Basics)
August 29, 2012 (Family, Personalities & Interests)

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BASICS

Name: Hatano Wataru (羽多野 渉)
Birthdate: March 13, 1982
Bloodtype: O
Place of Birth: Asahi Village, Higashichikuma district in Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Agency: 81 Produce
Music Label: DIVE II Entertainment
**Nicknames: Waccha, Wacha*, Pyun, Chokki, Kanabun, Onamomi Clover Z, Sokubaku Banchou, Oitan
*he once stated that Waccha is to be spelled with a small tsu, which means it is わっちゃ and not わちゃ, though many have been using the latter (*Storm Lover radio)

Sources for all his nicknames:
Waccha - it was the popular "thing" to add ~cha to everyone's names when he was in elementary school
Pyun - Yusa Kouji gave him this nickname, from baseball manga Wataru ga Pyun! by Nakaima Tsuyoshi (*Namashibori 100% with Yusa, AT-X Joshi Ouchi Cafebu)
Chokki - as he often wears chokki a lot (a word for waistcoat, vest) eventually many seiyuu (and fans) call him chokki ^^;;
Kanabun - as a joke, Goto Yuuko asked him what his favourite bug was on an episode of AT-X's Anime Joshi Ouchi Cafe-bu - while asking the other two male seiyuu who their favourite types of girls were - and Waccha answered Kanabun (*beetle). He was called Kanabun again in the next episode where Goto was not even the guest.
Onamomi Clover Z - a parody of J-pop group Momoiro Clover Z, this was the toori-na (*stage name) Waccha was given by listeners on the Nico Nico live radio broadcast of Yasumoto Hiroki and Toriumi Kousuke's Kindan Nama Radio. Other seiyuu such as Suwabe Junichi also called Waccha by this name later on on Twitter. *Onamomi is a word that Waccha said he liked on said radio.
Sokubaku Banchou - literally translates to confinement/restraint leader and was half-created by Waccha himself for the web TV show Ren'ai Banchou(he decided on the name after filling in a survey given by the staff of the show on his personality with regards to relationships)
Oitan - nickname for Waccha's character in Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai!; he sometimes is called this name by other Papakiki cast, by people on Nico Nico Douga, and by fans of the anime.**


RELATIONSHIPS

According to the Kuuchuu Buranko radio with Paku Romi, he said most of the time he was the one who got dumped (when asked about the number of times he was dumped, Waccha actually said under 10 which made Paku say "...I didn't think I would hear a 2-digit number..." Waccha: "Well, it's not 10" Paku: "But you said under 10, which means it's CLOSE to 10 right?"). Out of them all, he said he only ended a relationship once.
So far, from what I gathered, he talked publicly about 6-7 of his past girlfriends:

1. 3 A.M.

The most famous episode is the one where his girlfriend ended the relationship with him over the phone at 3 in the morning. Waccha talked about this on Kuuchuu Buranko radio and in other places. The girlfriend was at the seaside when she called Waccha.

GF Wataru~ I'm at the sea right now~~
W Sea?? You're at the sea?? Why? W-who are you with?? Is it some sort of gathering?
GF I'm fine I'm fine~~ but I just wanted to tell you something... can we break up?
W !?!?!?!? WHY WHY??? What's wrong???
GF Wataru did nothing wrong, you really didn't do anything wrong... but... I don't want to hear your voice anymore...
W (; [ ] ;)

He ended up crying for the whole night as well as the next day as he went to a recording studio for work. Apparently, he did not meet up with the girl after and their relationship ended over the phone. As he talked about this episode quite a few times, this must have been the one with the greatest impact ^^;

Later on in an AT-X Club episode with Koyama Rikiya and Tanaka Rie, he said the reason for the breakup was mainly because his girlfriend thought he was boring as he doesn't take her out and stuff. (He said he's the kind who is satisfied with just holding hands and that he's very bad at planning things ^^;)


2. Got cheated on = udon for a month.

From 8Gatsu 7ka wo Sagashite tokuten free talk as well as Storm Lover radio.

He was cheated on by his girlfriend and it took him over a month to recover. During that one month he said he couldn't eat anything solid and ate mostly udon and other soft foods (流動食). (He said he would throw up if he ate something like heavy such as katsudon)


3. Christmas Eve.

An episode he talked about on the Sakurai Takahiro no (Warai) Christmas special from 2009... he said he originally made plans with his girlfriend for Dec 24 but he had work suddenly, so he decided to send the scarf he had originally wanted to give her by a courier. His girlfriend received it but was mad he didn't give it to her personally and so she broke up with him, again over the phone. Waccha said he was very sad and spent a very lonely Christmas/new year.


4. Me or work!?

He mentioned this just really briefly, in one sentence, on the 3rd ep of AT-X Anime Joshi Ouchi Cafe-bu episode. He answered "work!" when he was told "It's either me or work!" by his then-girlfriend and he got dumped 0.5 seconds later (quoted from him) XD; 「仕事だよって言ったら 0.5秒後ぐらいにフラれました」


5. Cried as he was ending the relationship

From the CELL DIVISION radio CD Hajime no Ippo Stage Three, Waccha talked about the only time he started AND ended a relationship. This was quite famous as well as he talked about having a girlfriend very soon after coming to Tokyo (when he was 18 around May 2000) in other places (*will find source for this). He confessed to her as he was seeing her off at a train station. Soon after they began dating. The relationship went on for 2.5 years until Waccha ended the relationship for reasons he did not disclose, but he said it didn't end in a quarrel. He called her out to Gusto (family restaurant, Tattsun was like SO CHEAP!! 安っ!) and made the breakup speech... but just when he was saying the final wakarete kudsai (let's break up), he began bawling orz um... yeah orz I can imagine the girl going "Um... I'M supposed to be the one who's crying" orz


6. High school senpai

On an episode of Akaneiro ni Somaru Radio with Hirohashi Ryo and Koyama Rikiya, Waccha said he was once confessed to by a senpai in high school... (something on the lines of "Zutto suki datta") and from what he hinted, they went out afterward as Waccha said "Me too" (>///<)


7. Because of a song he sang

His first date was when he was in his 3rd year of high school (I guess this is different from #6). The girl was one year younger than him. He wasn't very good at making date plans and so they went to karaoke in the end. And Waccha sang (with a lot of emotion), a Gou Hiromi song... he was into singing the song so much that on the way home from the date, the girl said "I can't keep up with you Wataru-kun" and broke up with him orz (from Korea event)



Other relationship-wise stuff

- he once put a ring into a cake and had it with his girlfriend... but the ring disappeared after they finished the cake (maybe one of them ate it orz) he did not tell his girlfriend about the ring orz (*Sakurai Takahiro no (Warai) Christmas Special)

- he got slapped once by a girl on the streets of Shibuya at night. Apparently it was because he took the girl as a friend but the girl didn't think so. (there has to be more to this... there's no way a person would slap another person if they really were just friends. Either Waccha couldn't take hints or he did something that made the girl think they weren't friends... or that girl is a little... crazy) (*Kaguya Voice interview)

- when asked if he's the type to go after a girl or wait for a relationship to start, Waccha said he is neither. He's the type who would watch and wish for the best for the girl... but would get sad if he sees her with another guy orz (*Kaguya Voice interview)

- first crush was in grade 1, the girl's name was Kamijou Mika. Same class. (*Kusarikake radio)

- when asked if he's the type to tie someone down in a relationship or wants to be tied down, he says he is both - he likes to be tied down but likes to tie someone down as well. (*Ren'ai Banchou)

- he was once refused by his girlfriend when he wanted to go to her house (for a date) as she was mad for him showing up late due to work. He waited in the snow for a long time before he was finally allowed in orz (*Nanka, Inma ni tsukarechattan desu kedo FT)

- he often gets the "let's break up" phone calls or mails from his ex's right before a big job. He said once, when he was rehearsing for his first live (singing event - I have a fishy feeling it's KOIGIG), his girlfriend called him and suddenly says "I know you like yourself better than me." Waccha goes "What?? What in the world are you talking about!" but the girl didn't believe him, so they broke up. (*Chiru Chiru, Michiru FT)

**- once, he was at his gf's house with his gf, and it was a really nice mood. After a kiss, the girl asked, "What's next?" upon hearing that, Waccha looked at his watch and said "I have work tomorrow morning. I have to go home now." The girl punched him after that orz (*CELL DIVISION 2006 June 2 episode)**


DAILY LIFE

- he got his driver's license in 2006 and drives a silver Nissan Dualis *this is a photo of his actual car (that he affectionately nicknamed Alice-chan) (sources come from his old deleted blog entries, AT-X video, his deleted GREE blog)

- currently one of his previous cell phones was a purple au T002 (as of 2012 Jan... ok I think by now you know I'm a stalker orz)

- He says he washes his hair first and then uses the SAME bubbles to wash his body orz I really hope he was just joking orz (*YES IT'S ME FT)

- he wasn't able to get a credit card on his first try (like HiroC and many other seiyuu)

**- switched over to a smartphone (unsure of the brand yet) - HTC's HTL21 in January 2013 (Twitter)**


FAMILY

- mother's name is Sakiko; father's name is Morito; grandmother's name is Shigeko; younger brother's name is Makoto (*from Akaneiro ni Somaru Radio, 2DL, Namashibori 100% with Terashii, Akunin wo Nakaseru Houhou FT)

- his mother is a dental technician (*VoiStar) and a major seiyuu fan - she is able to name a seiyuu if she just hear their breathing XD; she's most likely Waccha's biggest fan as she buys all his works/magazines etc for herself and for all their relatives; just his personal DVD alone she bought 50 copies (*PayoPayo)

- his mother brought Waccha's BLCDs to her workplace ^^;; Waccha thinks his mom thought they were music CDs. Not sure what happened when they put the CDs into the player... (PayoPayo, VoiStar)

- he has a brother 5 years younger than him working at an IT company in Kanagawa; they often go out for meals; his brother has a pet rabbit named Tsubakuro, which Waccha looks after from time to time if his brother is out of town (according to Waccha, the rabbit is very deredere to his brother but tsun to Waccha himself, but he likes that XDDD) Waccha describes his brother as very kiyou compared to himself

- he paid for his brother's university tuition (*from wiki ONLY)

- unlike many other seiyuu, his parents were very supportive of his decision when he told them he'll skip university and go straight to Tokyo after high school; he had prepared to stand behind his decision when he had the talk with his parents but it was unnecessary ^^; (Girl's Style interview)

- he looks up to his grandmother the most - and said that his grandmother planted a hanamizuki tree the year when he left for Tokyo to start his seiyuu career (*this hanamizuki is also mentioned in his song, Anata he; Girl's Style interview)

- he used to fight over the TV with his dad - his dad wanted to watch golf while Waccha wanted to watch anime. He would quarrel and then his dad would beat him up orz (his dad has a black belt in Judo) he doesn't fight over the TV with his brother (Makoto XD) though because they watch the same things (Akunin wo Nakaseru Houhou FT)

**- both of his parents worked when he was a child, so he was brought up mostly by his grandmother (*Seigura Hatano Wataru ga dekiru made column #2)**


WORK

- his mother's words was the reason why he decided to become a seiyuu. As his mother was a seiyuu fan, she would often talk to him about seiyuu. Waccha loved to watch anime as a kid and would imitate lines that he memorized from the anime. His mother told him he should become a seiyuu, and he did ^^ (*from many sources... Girl's Style etc)

- came to Tokyo when he was 18 (2000) - graduated from Amusement Media Gakuin - auditioned and got in 81 Produce

- won best male supporting role in the 2nd Seiyu Awards in 2008

- he practises BL lines in karaoke boxes (*Anime Center radio)

- even though he has been in the industry for quite some time now, he still feels nervous during recordings and would practise at home - he doesn't only practise reciting the lines - but practises his movements during the recording - from sitting on the sofa to walking up to the mic, imagining how other seiyuu would move during the recording... (*Momotto Talk Perfect CD 14)

- he used to work as a parttime to sell credit cards to people (ask people to apply for credit cards) though he didn't own one himself (will check source)

- craziest piece of present he has ever received from a fan: a piece of the moon (*more accurately, a piece of paper that states he owns a part of the moon; from Shanghai event)

- when he first debut, he had a habit of slapping the right side of his butt (LOL) whenever he has to say a line that required a lot of volume in his voice (yelling, battle cries etc). Now he puts his right hand into pockets in his pants to stop himself from doing it. (Animaru Studio Nico namahousou)

- Soon after his debut, he once received complaints from neighbours when practising his lines at home; the line was "Where am I?? Is anybody there!!?!?!" - a line from his chara in anime Yumeria where his character was sleeping, wakes up and finds himself in a different world. A guy from the floor below him came up, banged on Waccha's door, yelling, and tried to open his door. Waccha didn't really want to open the door but in the end he explained to the man he was practising his lines for anime etc and he said thank goodness the guy loved anime and the guy even told Waccha to try his best XD (Animaru Studio namahousou)

- He used to do parttime work for a door-to-door delivery service company (maybe Kuroneko Yamaoto due to the way he referred to them as takyuubin instead of takuhaibin) sorting out packages in the warehouse. He said he almost broke his arm while carrying some of them orz (*Akunin wo Nakaseru Houhou FT)


PERSONALITY & INTERESTS

- interests include driving, audio (speakers), photography (recently bought a Canon DSLR), guitar (Yuki: but I've never seen him play T_T)

- very interested in toshi densetsu, scary stories, mysterious stuff (MFR radio)

- loves his family and his hometown Nagano

- very prone to jealousy and very possessive because he said he has no confidence he can keep his gf from leaving him so he tries to keep them within his reach orz he said once (in free talk for Kagai Jugyou) his then-girlfriend got a parttime job at a supermarket without telling Waccha and Waccha was very mad (in the end it turned out his girlfriend wanted to save money to buy a present for him orz) he has said several times (of course, as a joke), that he wants to keep them (girlfriends orz) in his house. In the Mr.Romantist no Koi FT, he said this originated from a foreign film that he was voicing over for - the female lead went to a old school reunion and met with her first love and they like each other again - Waccha said he began crying and felt jealous for the husband of the female lead (in the movie) and said if his future girlfriend ever said she will go to a school reunion he would NEVER let her go orz he would also not introduce her to his friends orz orz orz

- cries easily... from CELL DIVISION radio, he said he cries when he's touched (famous to cry at movies), scared or sad orz he also cried while listening to his and Tattsun's duet: NOTHING WITHOUT YOU

- he says he's the kind who will be stuck in a slump for a very, very long time (*Namashibori 100% with Terashii, CELL DIVISION radio CDs)

- Hirarin describes Waccha as the seiyuu in the industry who does home-goroshi the most (complimenting someone too much - term originally means complimenting ironically) * Kimi koso Boku no Zettai tokuten FT ~ Wanko no Tooboe CD)

- has a big leg fetish (Fujoshi Kanojo comment, Kusarikake Radio)

- when shopping for clothes, he says he mainly chooses clothing that does not make a lot of noise; at the same time, he doesn't have much of a preference and always buys whatever he is suggested to (*2D Love, plus other sources)

- often wears chokkis and checkered shirts (*from many events and photos XD)

- has a complex with his forehead (with it being small) - he said back in junior high/high school, long straight hair was popular but since he had naturally wavy/curly hair it was tough for him to keep it long, he always cut his bangs so that his forehead would show and he hated that. Therefore, now he always keeps his bangs straight and over his forehead while perming the rest of his hair) (*Namashibori 100% with Terashii)

**- he lets salespeople at the stores he goes to choose clothes for him to buy. He never looks at the price tags until he's at the cash register and is of course, shocked at the amount he has to pay. However, he's too embarrassed to say he won't take the clothes, so he apologizes and says he'll go to the bank and get money orz (*Flutter FT)

**- he absolutely hates playing soccer (*2D Love DJCD vol 6 tokuten DVD)


SCHOOL LIFE ETC

- high school was Matsumoto Arigasaki High School in Nagano Prefecture. It was originally an all-girls school but it became a co-ed school in 1975

- he got hit by a truck when he was in elementary school... by his classmate's grandfather. He was riding his bicycle and he got hit by the truck orz apparently he lost consciousness and the ojiisan carried Waccha on his back and brought him back to his house. His injuries were very light, which was really a miracle. (Mayou Otoko free talk)

- he was in the basketball club when he was in junior high; the manga kenkyuubu, broadcasting club (for a short time) and kei-on club in high school - only for a short while as well as he switched to manken very soon. He was to play the guitar and would join his friend who would be the vocalist in the kei-on club. However, they couldn't really get enough members to join and they both eventually went to manken (*Kaguya Voie interview plus a lot of other FTs). He considered joining the drama club but was too embarrassed as he watched members practise their lines out loud in open spaces. He had no prior acting experience before going to Tokyo (from many FTs, Namashibori 100% w/ Terashii etc)

- when he was a kid, he took swimming lessons, went to a baseball club in his hometown, took judo lessons, abacus... he was a rather active kid, but things changed during his high school years when he went into manken XD (*Yuuutsu na Asa FT, Girl's Style interview

**- during his years in the basketball club, he was a three-pointer shooter. However, he was almost always the backup and didn't get a lot of court time. (*Ai koso Koi no Zettai FT)


FOOD, HEALTH ETC

- he cannot eat spicy foods; on the other hand he loves sweets; part of the reason is because his family never made any spicy foods when he was a kid (Namashibori 100% w/ Terashii, CELL DIVISION)

- he likes apples best out of all fruit (*Namashibori 100% w/ Terashii, Bukatsu no Kouhai ni Semarateimasu FT)

- he rarely rarely cooks... the reason for that is he hates namagomi. In the apartment he lives in (as of 2011), he can only take the trash out twice a week and so he hates leaving namagomi in his room (*Bukatsu no Kouhai ni Semarareteimasu FT)

- he can't eat shrimp sashimi as he is allergic to it - his throat becomes very itchy (Joshi Ouchi Cafe-bu ep 3)

- can't really drink carbonated drinks (CELL DIVISION radio CD)

- he likes to drink alcohol, but ever since he went for a body check and was told that his body cannot break down alcohol well, he stopped drinking as much (he said he doesn't drink anymore but of course, he still does orz I have photos for proof! LOL) (*will add source; it's from some BLCD FT)

- he suffers from hypotension:
- on the free talk for 8gatsu 7ka wo Sagashite, he said he once fainted on the train and slept? until staff at the train station woke him up. It was already the last train (therefore the staff woke him up). During the entire time no one woke him up (which is reasonable, as having rode Tokyo trains for a year, it isn't so rare to see people sleeping on trains)
- on the first day of junior high, he had a fainting spell (he described it as things around him getting darker and darker, like turning off a TV... then he faints) and got a nickname (from the first day) - ikitaore-kun. (*Shanghai event + Angel Feather OAV FT)
- on the free talk for Bukatsu no Kouhai ni Semarareteimasu, Tattsun said Waccha had a slight faint while recording (right after the last H scene orz) and ended up kneeling on the ground in front of his mic ><

- allergic to most animals (usually just sneezing a lot) (*BLCD FT)

- most favourite festival food is ringo-ame (*candy apple) (Namashibori 100% w/ Terashii)

- he can't drink coffee without putting milk in (*Chiru Chiru, Michiru FT)

- he has asthma; during a school trip in Nagano where they had to hike up a mountain - at the foot of the mountain before beginning hiking, he already had to use his inhaler. (*MFR radio episode 13 kouhan)

- as at September 2013, he has two cavities and said that when he was young, he hated going to the dentist and had to be tied to a chair during procedures (*Twitter - Sept 11, 2013)**


MYSTERIOUS

- he had a kanashibari experience when he was in middle school. he was awake when it happened and when he found out he couldn't move, he tried to close his eyes (he liked to read/watch about the supernatural back then and because he knew he might "see something" and he was scared of that) but he couldn't. He saw a shadow that resembled a woman on his wall in the room... he broke into tears and then fell asleep orz he said he doesn't recall anything that happened after (MFR radio - 2nd half of ep 4?)

- when he was in elementary school (around grade 4), he said every day he would see a white old man in the corner of his left eye. He was always there but back then Waccha didn't really think about it. A year after the man was no longer there (Happiness FT)

Comments

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tensionrush
Feb. 26th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Okay, I haven't read this yet, but I like how you organized it! Immediately upon seeing the LJ cuts, I was like, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!"

Noooow I shall start reading~
tensionrush
Feb. 26th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, this is gonna be crazy-long 'cause of all the quoting. OMG WOW. "Sorry, but your comment of 11689 character exceeds the maximum character length of 4300. Please go back, shorten it, and try posting it again."

I realized about half way in that I should've just started typing my initial reactions when I first started reading.

he practises BL lines in karaoke boxes
Okay, so I read a variation of this in one of your other blog posts. Now there's a BIGGER reason for me to go to Japan. (I want to walk in on him practicing. 8D)

even though he has been in the industry for quite some time now, he still feels nervous during recordings and would practise at home - he doesn't only practise reciting the lines - but practises his movements during the recording - from sitting on the sofa to walking up to the mic, imagining how other seiyuu would move during the recording...
I really admire his preparation. It really shows a high level of diligence and dedication.

craziest piece of present he has ever received from a fan: a piece of the moon (*more accurately, a piece of paper that states he owns a part of the moon; from Shanghai event)
AH-HAH! I don't even know how I should feel about this. (Haha, moon... CAKE.)

interests include driving, audio (speakers), photography, guitar (Yuki: but I've never seen him play T_T)
Watch he's shown ACTUALLY playing the guitar in that "Hajimari no Hi ni" short video. /rages

very prone to jealousy and very possessive because he said he has no confidence he can keep his gf from leaving him so he tries to keep them within his reach orz he said once (in free talk for Kagai Jugyou) ... he has said several times (of course, as a joke), that he wants to keep them (girlfriends orz) in his house.
I laughed at the "keep them (girlfriends orz) in his house" part!! I see he's in-character here (HAHA!)~

In the Mr.Romantist no Koi FT ... if his future girlfriend ever said she will go to a school reunion he would NEVER let her go orz he would also not introduce her to his friends orz orz orz
There's something about his possessiveness that I find attractive.

cries easily... from CELL DIVISION radio, he said he cries when he's touched (famous to cry at movies), scared or sad orz he also cried while listening to his and Tattsun's duet: NOTHING WITHOUT YOU
Okay, so the pervert in me did NOT see the "famous to cry at movies" part even though I knew about that. I saw the, "he cries when he's touched," and IMMEDIATELY thought of SOMETHING ELSE. And omg, crying while listening to "NOTHING WITHOUT YOU"... WACCHA LET ME HOLD YOU.

has a big leg fetish
Damn, I wish I had nicer legs. Why I thought that, I HAVE NO IDEA.

have a complex with his forehead (narrow) - he said back in junior high/high school, long straight hair was popular but since he had naturally wavy/curly hair it was tough for him to keep it long, he always cut his bangs so that his forehead would show and he hated that. Therefore, now he always keeps his bangs straight and over his forehead while perming the rest of his hair)
OOOOOOOOOOOOH, I didn't know his hair was naturally wavy/curly! I find that very interesting~ And I didn't know he had a complex with his forehead. So "narrow," as in too small (in contrast to Hirano Aya's supposedly "large forehead")?
tensionrush
Feb. 26th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
when he was a kid, he took swimming lessons, went to a baseball club in his hometown, took judo lessons, abascus
I've always wanted to learn some kind of martial arts as a kid! I wonder what belt he holds. "Abascus"--did you mean "abacus?"

he cannot eat spicy foods; on the other hand he loves sweets
I find him not being able to handle spicy foods cute, for some strange reason. I wonder what his level of tolerance towards spicy foods (and sweets) is. I guess I'm pretty much the opposite of him. Even though I don't eat spicy foods often, I do enjoy eating them (even though I'll sometimes need to drink a lot of water). As for sweets, I can't take REALLY sugary stuff.

can't really drink carbonated drinks
Does he just not like carbonated drinks or does he react to them?

he likes to drink alcohol, but ever since he went for a body check and was told that his body cannot break down alcohol well, he stopped drinking as much (he said he doesn't drink anymore but of course, he still does orz I have photos for proof! LOL)
HAHAHAHAHA!! By the way, was this before or after his DVD?

on the free talk for Bukatsu no Kouhai ni Semarareteimasu, Tattsun said Waccha had a slight faint while recording (right after the last H scene orz) and ended up kneeling on the ground in front of his mic ><
I know this is serious, but I can't help but imagine this situation with a perverted mind.

allergic to most animals (usually just sneezing a lot)
Oh no! (But dammit! I want to hear/see him sneeze!!) Since he takes care of his brother's rabbit, can Waccha tolerate it if he's allergic to the rabbit--assuming that he is?

he had a kanashibari experience when he was in middle school ... he broke into tears and then fell asleep orz
Omg, why do I find this cute?!

(Okay, here's where I went back to reread the beginning.)

Kanabun - as a joke, Goto Yuuko asked him what his favourite bug was on an episode of AT-X's Anime Joshi Ouchi Cafe-bu - while asking the other two male seiyuu who their favourite types of girls were - and Waccha answered Kanabun (*beetle). He was called Kanabun again in the next episode where Goto was not even the guest.
HAHA! Why ask him about his favorite bug while the others get asked what their favorite types of girls were?

He ended up crying for the whole night as well as the next day as he went to a recording studio for work. Apparently he did not meet up with the girl after and their relationship ended over the phone. As he talked about this episode quite a few times, this must have been the one with the greatest impact ^^;
I can see why this could be the one that left the greatest impact. Just saying that you don't want to hear someone's voice anymore is VERY damaging.

Later on in an AT-X Club episode with Koyama Rikiya and Tanaka Rie, he said the reason for the breakup was mainly because his girlfriend thought he was boring as he doesn't take her out and stuff. (He said he's the kind who is satisfied just holding hands and that he's very bad at planning things ^^;)
Okay, that girl should've just said that in the first place. Anyway, being "satisfied just holding hands" makes me go AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!

He was cheated on by his girlfriend and it took him over a month to recover. During that one month he said he couldn't eat anything solid and ate mostly udon and other soft foods (流動食). (He said he would throw up if he ate something like heavy such as katsudon)
This literally tore me apart. Having an impact on one's heart pscyhologically is one thing, but when it comes to one's health... oh my god, I don't even know.
tensionrush
Feb. 26th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
The relationship went on for 2.5 years until Waccha ended the relationship for reasons he did not disclose, but he said it didn't end in a quarrel. He called her out to Gusto (family restaurant, Tattsun was like SO CHEAP!! 安っ!) and made his parting speech... but just when he was saying the final wakarete kudsai (let's break up), he began bawling orz um... yeah orz I can imagine the girl going "Um... I'M supposed to be the one who's crying" orz
It's good to know that the relationship ended well in comparison to all of his other ones. But omg, Waccha! You precious precious boy~ (HAHA, TATTSUN!!) I wonder if Waccha has ever kept in touch with this girl.

His first date was when he was in his 3rd year of high school ... He wasn't very good at making date plans and so they went to karaoke in the end. And Waccha sang (with a lot of emotion), a Gou Hiromi song... he was into singing the song so much that on the way home from the date, the girl said "I can't keep up with you Wataru-kun" and broke up with him orz
Um... wow. I don't think I have any words for this. When I was first reading this, I was thinking this: Omg, she's gonna break up with him because she thought he sang badly. Anyway, speaking of that Korean event (I forget how it's spelled, but it's that SAY-U event right?), I SO WISH there was a DVD release of some sort!!

he got slapped once by a girl on the streets of Shibuya at night. Apparently it was because he took the girl as a friend but the girl didn't think so. (there has to be more to this... there's no way a person would slap another person if they really were just friends. Either Waccha couldn't take hints or he did something that made the girl think they weren't friends... or that girl is a little... crazy)
I went "WHAT!?" (with a literal emphasis on the "wh" sound) when I read this. My god, these girls that he gets involved with. *shakes head*

currently his cell phone is a purple au T002 (as of 2012 Jan... ok I think by now you know I'm a stalker orz)
Okay, so I sort of have this strange thing where I'd like to own something that a seiyuu owns (or something similar). Not sure if you have a Daiso Japan in your area, but I saw a scarf that reminded me of the one he wore during the Hoshizora no Comic Garden event and I wanted to buy it. (I didn't get it because I wanted to save my money.)

He says he washes his hair first and then uses the SAME bubbles to wash his body orz I really hope he was just joking orz
I also read about this on someone's blog! I have to double-check, but I think the blog mentioned that he starts with his hair first because all the dirt would pretty much get washed off and then he'd proceed to wash the rest of his body. (Okay, the way I worded it was horrible, but I'll try to find that blog post so I can rephrase it better.)
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yuki_yyc
Feb. 27th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
ARGH my English Will go back and change it to abacus orz Thank you! XD

He says he cannot stand spicy foods at all. If you remember from the Joshi Ouchi Cafe-bu when he was eating Angen's Thai curry he said he could only eat a little bit of the curry ^^; I personally like spicy food but most of the time I'm like Waccha - a total 甘党 - love sweets XD

It's the carbonation that he can't take XD;; he had to drink some fizzy stuff in 20 seconds in one of the CELL DIVISION radios and he had to give up orz (he first had tea but couldn't do it in 20 seconds either orz)

By the way, was this before or after his DVD?
This was after the DVD... but it doesn't matter, as he continued to drink alcohol after that anyways (on the Kindan Nama radio, he was also holding some beer in Terashii's blog) I'm just so frustrated that I can't recall which FT it was orz

Why ask him about his favorite bug while the others get asked what their favorite types of girls were?
That's because Goto's really Do-S XD

I can see why this could be the one that left the greatest impact.
And at 3AM - - he still feels sad when he recalls that episode >< but yeah - he feels happy just holding hands - he's so pure orz

This literally tore me apart.
;__;
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Feb. 27th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
he's shown ACTUALLY playing the guitar in that "Hajimari no Hi ni" short video. /rages
OH YEA. Forgot about that. I guess I meant I haven't listened to him play orz when I first saw those scans from the KoiGig pamphlet I seriously thought he was playing the guitar in the event

I laughed at the "keep them (girlfriends orz) in his house" part!! I see he's in-character here (HAHA!)~
I always go back and listen to that free talk. He sounded pretty scary orz I do find possessiveness somewhat attractive, but I hope he doesn't go overboard XD

he cries when he's touched
...LOL. OK I didn't see that... until now XDDD

I think he also likes nice ankles XD

Oh yes, I meant small. I actually wrote small first but for some reason I thought it was the wrong word to use orz my English is dying I better go back and change it to small XD thanks! :)
BTW, Terashii has a similar complex, but his reason is the total opposite - he doesn't like his large forehead XDD
tensionrush
Feb. 27th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
I thought that he was playing the guitar in the KoiGig pamphlet too until I read one of your posts. But they really should release a video of Waccha playing the guitar! I always imagine him playing the guitar in "Anata he," but I'm guessing there was an actual guitarist.

He sounded pretty scary orz
Welp, I better go back and listen to that FT!

...LOL. OK I didn't see that... until now XDDD
Yeeaaaaah... my bad. :P

No problem! That's funny that Terashii and Waccha have opposing complexes.

And he DOES have nice ankles! And legs... and arms... and hands... and neck... aldfjalsjf;;
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sapphie_lp
Feb. 27th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Wow. You are very very very comprehensive. I am utterly impressed. *kowtows* Though I'm not his fan, it is nevertheless an interesting read.

His past relationships are, for lack of word, rather drama? So many relationships but none work out. I do feel sad for him. Hope he gets a gf who loves him. I think he needs to work on his planning and also being less possessive.
yuki_yyc
Feb. 27th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading!! :) and thanks XDD; I just started this out of fun and before I knew it I gathered a bunch of stuff so I decided to put it up here.

Drama is right... and he's been through quite a bit of it orz I hope he finds that right person too. And for sure he has to do something about that possessive personality orz
tensionrush
Feb. 28th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh man, the karaoke box thing reminded me of something.

I was re-watching the very first 2D LOVE tokuten DVD some time last week. The offshot of them eating at the restaurant TOTALLY reminded me of BL sound effects. So in western culture (or at least in American culture), slurping one's food is perceived to be rude. (Haha, but that's not the point/not important.) Sooooo, as I was watching both Terashii and Waccha eat, I was paying very close attention--eyes and ears--to them slurping their noodles. And I couldn't help but think, "HOOOOOOOOOOOOO--that's how they practice BL sound effects!!"
yuki_yyc
Feb. 28th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
LOL XDD yeah, slurping in Japanese culture = you enjoy the food a lot XDDD and that's an interesting way to see it XDD

Talking about SE... I still can't get his Storm Lover chuu out of my head gaaaaaah /nosebleed
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Mar. 4th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
when he first debut, he had a habit of slapping the right side of butt (LOL) whenever he has to say a line that required a lot of volume in his voice (yelling, battle cries etc). Now he puts his right hand into pockets to stop himself from doing it.
HOMG, SO THAT'S WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT. And he has to "stop himself from doing it?!" Omg, Waccha! :O

But hey, whatever works~

Some guy from the floor below him began banging Waccha's door and began yelling, and tried to open his door orz Waccha didn't really want to open the door (he looked through the peephole and said the guy looked scary).
HAHA, OH GOD! Okay, when I first read "the guy looked scary," I dunno why I thought raep. /shot
Did this incident lead to him practicing in karaoke boxes?
yuki_yyc
Mar. 4th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Oh definitely - whatever works! and it makes him all that cuter XD

raep. /shot
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Ahem.
He didn't say if that led him to start practising in karaoke boxes XD but it's a very good reason to do so orz
tensionrush
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Heh-heh, it should be established (if it isn't already) that "cute" is the definition--or synonym--of Waccha.

It kinda makes me wonder even more now. Did he practice BL lines at home first and then realize that the people living around him might say something... OH MAN--now THAT'S an incident too!

Edit: GAH--I forgot to ask this, but do you have anything on the types of girls he doesn't like?

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tensionrush
Apr. 12th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
he used to fight over the TV with his dad - his dad wanted to watch golf while Waccha wanted to watch anime. He would quarrel and then his dad would beat him up orz (his dad has a black belt in Judo) he doesn't fight over the TV with his brother (Makoto XD) though because they watch the same things
HAHAHAHA, AAAWWW. I'm trying to imagine him getting beaten up by his dad, but I'm imagining some random dude (since I obviously don't know what his dad looks like) hitting 30-year-old Waccha. I mean, if I try, I can picture Waccha as a kid... but that gets pushed aside for current!Waccha.

Adfalsdjfs, I want to know what his brother looks like.
yuki_yyc
Apr. 12th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
XD I kind of want to know how Waccha looked like when he was like, 10 or something. (to tell you the truth, when I first watched his Kaze no Toorimichi DVD, I was disappointed to see only baby photos XD I'm so greedy I know orz)

And yes, his brother XD Waccha always says his brother is smarter than him and all... and more built than him. ki ni naru~~~~~
tensionrush
Apr. 12th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I felt the same way when I first watched the DVD as well. I really really wanted to see his high school pictures!

Haha, "more built than him" eh? Heh-heh, the only way we can compare is if we see more of Waccha~ 8D But I keep thinking that Waccha has some muscle--or is at least lean (unlike Maenu who's a toothpick).
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Apr. 24th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
he was once refused by his girlfriend when he wanted to go to her house (for a date) as she was mad for him showing up late due to work. He waited in the snow for a long time before he was finally allowed in orz
Aaaaw, poor Waccha (b-but this is so cute). I wonder which girlfriend this one is.

It seems like it's often that the girl complains about his work. I guess, in some ways, the most ideal girl for him might [have to] be a fellow seiyuu. But it makes me wonder what kind of jobs his past girlfriends had.
ks_meira
Jun. 3rd, 2016 03:58 am (UTC)
I did not know.....
Hello!!I"m Kelly Meira. From Brazil! Nice to meet you and your Blog....

  I did not know anything about Wataru Hatano. I'm very surprised.

My God!! He really cute! means unlucky for girlfriends, but very cute!

gosh life .. I love it and also the Terashima! if you know more things about these two please post! real loved to know about this fact ..

  thank you

Kelly Meira
yuki_yyc
Jun. 5th, 2016 11:27 pm (UTC)
RE: I did not know.....
Hi Kelly!

Thanks for dropping by this old blog XD seiyuu are a bunch of adorable people :)

Unfortunately I can't make promises about adding updates because I don't follow Waccha as much as I do in the past and real life eats my time away :( but I will try to update when I can. Thanks again for your visit and message!

yuki
(Anonymous)
Jun. 8th, 2017 11:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much ! Waccha is my favorite seiyuu and singer in all Japan >\\\\<
However (sorry > < )... What is manken, exactly...?
yuki_yyc
Jun. 8th, 2017 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hello there :) Thanks for dropping by this old blog! Great to see a fellow Waccha fan.

Manken is the short form of manga kenkyuubu, which means a manga club. (I was lazy and used short form, lol)
ad00absurdum
Jul. 8th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
Hi. Just wanted to thank you for compiling and posting all this stuff about Waccha. It was a really interesting read (and it kinda confirmed my theory he's ENFP, so double thanks for that :) )

Anyway, I wanted to ask: do you perhaps know what was his debut in terms of drama CDs (BL or otherwise)? His work on anime seems pretty well documented, but there seems to be nothing about the early dramas. Maybe you've read it in some interview or know it from other sources?
yuki_yyc
Jul. 12th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
Hello :) and welcome to this old blog of mine :P sorry for the late response >_<

Thanks for dropping by and reading the trivia! It was a lot of fun for me to put it together. I'm interested in hearing about your theory on him being an ENFP hehe.

According to an interview with Girls Style (link here), he briefly mentioned his very first voice job while he was still in seiyuu training school, which was a role as an announcer in a drama cd created by fellow seiyuu Koyasu Takehito. But there was no mention of the name of the cd >_< perhaps it could be one of the Weiss Kreuz CDs?

I love your icon by the way :D
ad00absurdum
Jul. 15th, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
No problem, I'm just glad you haven't abandoned this blog entirely.

Thanks for the info and the link to the interview. I've only been learning Japanese for 2 years, so it was Google Translate all the way through, but it was a fun read nevertheless. Though Waccha's debut still looks like it could be found by accident or sheer luck *sigh*. Anyway, thanks again.

Eheh, my ENFP theory... Oh, this is gonna be long. You'll probably wish you'd never asked :D

So, I don't know how familiar you are with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but it's basically a tool for defining personality types. According to MBTI there are 16 types based on combibation of the following traits or rather the preferred methods of dealing with the world: Introverstion-Extraversion, Thinking-Feeling, Sensing-iNtuition, Judging-Perceiving. Here's a link to an explanation of MBTI, and here's the link to an explantion of ENFP type (which is Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving personality). The Sensing types (SP and ST according to Keirsey's take on MBTI) make up about 80% of the population while iNtuitive types (NT and NF) the remaining 20%.

Why I think Waccha in ENFP?
Extroversion - oshaberi monster :D Of course, this may be merely the public persona, but I don't think many Introverts go into acting career as well.

iNtuition - this is harder to explain since MBTI definition of that trait differs from what is normally understood by intuition. Here it's in opposition to Sensing which basically gathering data through the 5 senses. Sensors prefer to stay in the "now", are concerned/interested in everyday life. Life which can be experienced through the sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste. They are the ones to party till morning, try extremal sports (SP), but also are reliable accountants, army men, good "proper" wives and mothers (ST) or crazy actresses (SP). Whenever there's a talk of stereotypical man - it's an ST. Stereotypical woman: either SJ or SP.
Actually, a lot of actors/actresses are ESTP/ESFP people (or basically SP = the Artisans) and for quite some time I thought Waccha is SP as well.

BUT: while an SP would try sky-diving or just decided to learn how to fly an airplane, what does Waccha do? buys VR set so he could fly over Paris like a bird :D
In short: N types are not so much interested in what's in front of their nose, but in what you can do with what's in front of you. They see the possibilities and are interested in the future. Of course, they do take life through their senses, but the gathered data serves to fuel their imagination. The S types usually just take life as it is, without imagining the myriad possibilities of e.g. a cup of water (there was an experiment, yes. To S types a cup was just a cup, to Ns it was possibilities). I'm not saying S lack imagination, it's just their scope of use of it is different/narrower.
So yeah, Waccha did say that from when he was a kid he imagined stories, he just lacked the means to express them. So he became an actor.

BTW, have you listened to the short story he wrote for "Caravan wa Philia wo Kanaderu"? Is it really a story wrapped around the songs from the album? Did he really write a fanfic for his own album?! :D

A good example of an N-S interaction would probably be Scat Babys Show Waccha has with Satou Takuya. Unless I'm severely mistaken (which I don't think I am), Takuchan is SP so most of the differences in their behavioural patterns are actually the N-S difference.

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