Taking advantage of the boom of Oshi no Ko, a series that addresses the entertainment industry, did you know that seiyuu Amamiya Sora dislikes being called an idol?
Sora Amamiya is a voice actress and singer who is very popular both in Japan and abroad. Currently counting on 7 studio albums and lending her voice to characters like Mizuhara from Kanojo Okarishimasu and Lily from Spy Classroom.
Seiyuu Amamiya Sora dislikes being called an idol
This revelation that she doesn’t like to be called an idol came about 4 years ago when she said on a radio show that she didn’t like being called an ”idol”, Sora Amamiya even went so far as to say that she hated the term:
”I really hated being called an idol. These days, there’s a whole section of the voice acting industry that’s called ‘idol actresses’, but I don’t like being called one. I didn’t like being the projection of someone’s ideal image, that being my job. I have no idea what other people’s image of perfection is”
Seiyuu Sora Amamiya reminded listeners at the time that the original meaning of the word ”Idol” is as a symbol of worship, and that’s something she doesn’t want to carry around:
”It takes all my effort just to pursue my own ideals, so I wanted to tell everyone to back off… I didn’t want to do ‘cute’ things. I wanted people to say I was ‘cool’ so I didn’t want to be called an idol”
”But now I can understand that different people have different ways of thinking. Some people are kind enough not to call me an idol when I say I don’t like it, but I don’t want to interfere with what other people think, so now I’m more like ‘Say what you want’. I think I’ve really matured a lot in that regard”
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