Sound director Masafumi Mima who has worked in anime series like Boku no Hero Academia and Pokemon, uploaded to your account twitter a small photo gallery showing how the voice recordings are being made in the booths of the Japanese studios.
Before the pandemic situation hit Japan and the world in general, the recordings were made with the entire cast in the same space with shared microphones and only a screen in which they saw the vignettes of their respective dialogues.
Now, with the rules of social distancing, voice actors and actresses work in individual modules with their own microphone and screen in addition to being separated by meter spaces and full length barriers.
This measure is used to safeguard the integrity of everyone involved in the production of an animated series in Japan.
The gallery also shows how other spaces of some production studios have been adjusted, such as dining rooms or rest rooms.
In the tweets, Mima also describes some specific steps the study she is currently working on is taking to ensure the safety of seiyuus, including:
- Ask them to wear masks from the time they leave their homes to when they make their lines.
- Do a fever checkup at home and another in the study
- Ask them to eat at home and to bring only drinks or snacks to the studio.
- Do not leave any of your belongings on the ground but in the indicated places.
- Do not have long conversations with other seiyuus and save greetings.
Masafumi Mima mentions that although the study is sufficiently large enough for an entire orchestra to record there, only the entrance of maximum two people. "While this will greatly delay the production of several series is an indispensable measure to safeguard the health of all. "