Anonymous asked: I've read that you have written fanletter to Maeno Tomoaki. How do you send that? I wanted to try it as well but didn't know how. If possible could you tell?
Yeah, I did wrote and sent one. Though I have NO idea, if it really got into Maeno’s hands. ^^ For my hearts sake, let’s just say he received my letter. www
Well… If you want to write and send a fanletter to a seiyuu… It’s actually pretty easy… You usually send fanletters to the agency the seiyuu is affiliated with. The agency will forward them to the seiyuu.
So basically you’ll find the address of the agency on their website. Just write the given address on an envelope, add the seiyuu name with 様(さま) or さん (様 is more polite) and 宛, which means addressed to and your seiyuu will get your letter. Sometimes there are agencies like Mausu Promotion (Ono Daisuke, Hosoya Yoshimasa), that give you an extra address for fanmails. :D So just check out the agency websites. Google translate is your friend if you can’t read Japanese. ;)
For Maeno it is:日本
Tokyo, Shibuya, Yoyogi 1-14-3
Masuda Building 3F
for attention of Maeno Tomoaki
If you are not living in Japan, it might be helpful to write the address in Romaji as well, so the post office knows, where this letter is headed to. :D :D
As for what you can do in a fanletter…
Don’t EVER think of putting food like chocolate or anything else into your envelope… The agency staff will throw it away before it even reaches the seiyuu. They are afraid that the food might be bad or poisoned… You can’t be sure, you know… I think you can include pictures or drawings and small gifts, but it depends on the agencies and honestly… don’t try out funny things, if you want your seiyuu to receive your letter. ^^
- Write in Japanese. Most of the seiyuu don’t understand English properly.
- If your Japanese is not good, write short sentences, so he/she can understand what you’re trying to convey. It’s okay to make mistakes, but it would be sad if the receiver doesn’t understand a word you wrote…
- Be POLITE! At least use the ます/です-form.
- Try to write in a handwriting, that can be read.
- Don’t even hope for an answer. Usually you’ll not get a reply, because it’s impossible. Well-known seiyuu are getting tons of fanmails each day. You’re lucky if your letter is actually read. ^^
- Don’t ask for an signature. Don’t even try, you know you won’t get one.
- If you liked BL or R-18 works of a seiyuu, where he used pseudonyms… I’m not sure, if you should actually really mention them… ^^
- Don’t exaggerate with your “seiyuu love”. It’s nice to be praised, but I’d be creeped out by a “I want to have kids with you”.
- Oh, introduce yourself in one or two senctences. You’re name. Where you’re from. Maybe your first “encounter” with your seiyuu.
Okay… I guess, I deterred a lot of fangirls/boys now. *bricked* But if you still want to write a fanletter… DO IT and GOOD LUCK! Your seiyuu will definitely happy with your cheering and encouraging words/praises! :)
this made me even more fired up to send a fanletter to him wwww
I hope at least it reach him since I’m gonna send it with others in the seiyuu fans circle.