On Tuesday (Apr 30), former AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka held a release event for her book “Hisenbatsu datta Watashi wo Sukutta 48 no Kotoba‘ attended by 400 fans.
Nakaya graduated from the group back in March in order to pursue her dream to become a voice actress, however, she could not pass the audition she was aiming for.
This day was her first public appearance after she graduated, and there she revealed her current state of mind.
“While overcoming (the failure of the audition), I want to consider whether I should belong in an agency for voice actresses or I should attend a training school‘, she was quoted as saying on a Tokyohive report.
As she currently does not belong to any agency, she introduced herself, saying, “I’m just an ordinary person.
‘ She also revealed that she is working at a restaurant part-time.
Regarding her future career as a voice actress, she said, “While I’m young, I want to learn many things and absorb them, but eventually, I want to become a long-sustained voice actress who could have a regular role in something big like ‘˜Sazae-san’ or ‘˜Doraemon’.
‘Nakaya also talked about the upcoming “the 5th Senbatsu General Election‘ (to be held on June 8th at Nissan Stadium).
Though Nakaya was eligible to stand as a candidate, she didnt.
“I would like to go see the members, after I lay the foundation as a voice actress and if they still have the ‘˜candidacy system’ at the time, but it’s not the time yet.
I want to visit the stadium though.
If the new generation members ranked high, it would be interesting like a surprise ending.