I was not a fan of her. To be honest, I was kinda dislike seeing her photos because there were too much of them. I mean, photos like those selfie person doing everything and post them on the net. Wearing new shirts, eating nice foods, victory poses, etc. Sure, any idol may be doing that but it’s like her management or production studio kinda wanted to push her so much that they distribute a lot of her images like that. That was my impression before I met her in AFA, eye to eye.
This is not going to be a gallery of her though. Well, uh, during the interview session of iDOLM@STER, my first and foremost attention was at Numakura Manami. You can say that’s my sole reason joining the interview session. I do like Hara Yumi’s role as Takane in iDOLM@STER. But what I like most was when she starts to speak. Lovely, charming, wonderful. If you know her role in Trinity Seven as Lilith and in Log Horizon as Marie, that’s actually almost like her normal voice. Usually when talking normally, even with Nanjou Yoshino or Horie Yui, they’re speaking Japanese fast. Especially when explaining something. Yet Yumi was different. Soft spoken when she explained and answered questions one by one.
Certainly, that changed my opinion on her. Beautiful voice. Until this day, I am still wondering how a simple affection like that could give better impression over someone.