MindaRyn spoke with Billboard Japan’s Takanori Kuroda to elaborate on why she was drawn to Japanese anime culture, the difficulty and significance of singing anime songs in Thailand, and to share her excitement about making her anime singer debut in the Japanese market.
I hear you used to watch Japanese anime from a young age because of your father.
Yes, he was a big fan of [rock band] X Japan and loved Japanese anime and culture. Lots of Japanese anime is broadcast on TV in Thailand, so I used to watch programs such as Doraemon, Pokémon, and Digimon.
Japanese anime is fascinating, with a myriad of genres and stories. As I took in these programs, I naturally gained an appreciation of the songs that accompanied them. And now it’s even easier to access Japanese anime thanks to platforms such as Netflix, so it’s very convenient.