Redmayne and Williams are the primary Hollywood stars to return to Japan for the reason that outbreak of corona.
Implausible Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third movie within the Harry Potter spin-off series, was released in Japan earlier this month. The Implausible Beasts series is one of the vital popular movies series in Japan, and in celebration of the movie’s release, two of its stars got here to Japan for a special fan event.
Eddie Redmayne, who plays Magizoologist wizard Newt Scamander, and Jessica Williams, who plays Ilvermorny professor Eulalie Hicks, were in attendance, making them the primary Hollywood stars to go to Japan for the reason that outbreak of corona almost three years ago.
Fans who missed out on the event can see it here.
Another person who was also there was our resident otaku Ninoude Punico, who was within the audience together with her fellow fans, and got the complete experience not only as a reporter, but an actual Implausible Beasts super fan.
It’s been just over three years since Eddie Redmayne last visited Japan, to advertise the second film within the series Implausible Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and each he and Jessica seemed thrilled to be back in Japan.
Eddie addressed the gang of fans first, saying, “Finally attending to be here, sharing these secrets [of the film] with you, it blows my mind. Thanks for having us.”
And Jessica, who was wearing a skirt that resembled a pygmy puff, one in every of the movie’s iconic beasts, opened with, “Hi! I’m very popular straight away!” which relaxed the mood and made the event feel like a gaggle of friends hanging out.
The pair also looked around at the gang, spotting some fans who had dressed up as characters from the movie and waving at them while the interpreters translated their answers into Japanese.
“I can see Grindlewald, I can see Bunty, I can see baby Niflers… I can see a Newt in there too. That makes me very pleased!” Eddie exclaimed.
Next, it was time for a Q&A session, and a well-recognized query was posed to Eddie: “What Japanese food do you want?”
Eddie was quick to reply, commenting, “So far as food is worried, I don’t know where to begin in Japan. I’m obsessive about sashimi, I’m obsessive about ramen… I prefer thin noodles. I like a very good firm texture.” He added, “But I also love anything that’s deep fried. I’ve mainly been doing nothing but eat since I arrived in Japan. Tempura-ed anything makes me pleased.”
But while Eddie’s answer showed he knew a good bit about Japanese food, Jessica also gave the impression to be a fan of Japanese food and was wanting to answer too.
“No person asked me, but I’d also prefer to answer that query. I really like a citron spicy ramen… yuzu ramen — I just like the noodles really soft. I really like the rice here. I really like a Lawson’s egg sandwich. Family Mart and Seven & i Holdings — shout out to Seven & i Holdings — I really like the snacks and I really like the fruit snacks, the little hard candies, and I also love the sushi, and izakaya food, and gyoza…”
“She could go on… she talked for about an hour about rice earlier,” Eddie wryly added, and Punico felt her love for the pair grow increasingly. It was fun to enjoy such an off-the-cuff, relaxed atmosphere with two huge celebrities!
Jessica, in addition to being knowledgeable about the great thing about Japanese convenience stores, can be a Harry Potter fan herself, and told the audience her favourite characters are Hermione and Professor McGonagall. Punico was thrilled when Jessica told them she’d once dressed up as Professor McGonagall when she was within the fourth grade.
Also present on the fan event was Mamoru Miyano, who voices Newt within the Japanese dub. He embraced the pair warmly as he took to the stage.
The 2 Newts also performed the “Manitcore Dance”, to the delight of the gang gathered.
Miyano then presented Eddie and Jessica with their very own happi festival coats, which is the usual when foreign celebrities come to Japan for events.
“I now have a group of happi coats,” Eddie joked.
▼ Miyano (far right) presented the pair with their very own happi.
▼ The happi were emblazoned with ファンタビ (Fantabi or Implausible Beasts) on the left, and the actor’s name on the proper.
After the interview was done, the three stars took selfies with the gang.
Punico was actually a fan of Implausible Beasts before, but attending this event and seeing the celebs and their friendly, cheerful personalities made her much more of a fan. She really appreciated the undeniable fact that Eddie and Jessica made it to Japan despite their busy promotional schedules. They looked as if it would truly enjoy interacting with their fans, and the event was a pleased one from start to complete.
Implausible Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released in theatres in Japan on April 8.