CD: I Love Pet!! Series Vol. 3 Golden Retriever (Hatano Wataru, fortissimo web)


Title: I LOVE PET!! vol.3 Golden Retriever (dog) 「I LOVE PET!!」 vol.3 ゴールデン・レトリバー(犬)
Available: 28 April 2011
Price: 2,000 Yen
fortissimo web: http://www.otome-ff.jp/work/work03.html

If you want to hear Hatano Wataru 羽多野渉 pout and go uber cute like a puppy on you, this is a CD you cannot miss :D

This is the third CD in fortissimo’s I Love Pet!! series. I’ve always thought Hatano Wataru to have a “dog-type” personality based on the general impression I got from his freetalks, news and fan discussions, etc. After listening to this CD, you’ll find that he is perfect for the role.

As a bonus, Waccha even admitted in the freetalk of CD that he was so into the role that he found himself not acting as the dog, Takeru タケル but as himself when he voiced certain parts of the script, especially the scenes where Takeru is pouty and seeking attention! That seriously made my heart go doki~ again and I went to listen to the CD once more lol~

Quick summary:
Pet golden retriever, Takeru’s owner has to move overseas. He is entrusted to the care of his owner’s friend (that’s you, the listener!) and his life with his new owner begins. Takeru is an intelligent pet with emotions similar to humans. Unbeknownst even to himself, he is also a special pet that can transform into human-form.

The story begins with Takeru being brought to the new owner’s house. He notices that his owner is feeling sad but does not know why yet. He greets you, the listener or oneesan お姉さん and finds you familiar. Then he remembers that you’re his owner’s friend and that you love flowers. He thinks you have a cute smile and is loving towards him. He feels that the two of you will get along just fine. Takeru stays the night and the next day, you explain to Takeru that his owner has to move overseas and he will be staying with you from now on. Takeru feels lonely because he has never been apart from his owner ever since he was little but he also likes you too. So he ends up comforting you when you thought that he doesn’t like you.

So begins Takeru’s happy life with you! Time flies and it has been two weeks since Takeru stayed with you and everyday Takeru waits eagerly for you to come home from work. When you finally return home, he welcomes you.

Takeru (dog form):

Welcome home! (patters around happily) And why are you so late! (pouts) I’ve been waiting for you! (licks you and barks happily)
(to you) Hey… don’t keep talking on the phone when you’re finally back home (pouts)
(thinking) Ah! She has hung up the phone!
(to you) Thank you! XD (thinking) I can finally have her all for myself <3
(Pouts to you) I’m not good at being left alone at home :( because I feel so lonely…

And as Takeru’s feelings fill him up, he suddenly feels an overpouring of emotions and transforms into human-form! :D

Although he is shocked, he feels happy that he can express his feelings better in human-form and proceeds to hug and kiss you lol~ of course being naked and all, he got slapped lol~ I think I would have done a lot more than slapping if my dog turned into a human like that before me. Like… pass out from shock? lol~

Anyway, he doesn’t understand what’s the difference since he has always been naked but wrapped himself with a bath towel to calm you down :P He remembers hearing about the legend of the special pet and feels happy that he is one of them. However he does not know how to control when he transforms. Once, Takeru even turns into human-form when he is surprised to see you naked in the bathroom lol~

Takeru (dog-form):

(thinking) Ah~ Oneesan is in the shower! It’s been a while since I last played with water!
(to you) Oneesan~~~~~ Lets play together! (prances happily into the bathroom) XD

Although he didn’t do it on purpose, well, you can imagine what happens after… The poor thing. Hehe. Since then, Takeru realises that he usually doesn’t transform when he is alone but would often turn into human-form whenever he wants to express his happy feelings for you or sees you smile.

Takeru also enjoys talking walks with you. He doesn’t mind the leash at all because he feels as connected to you like that. However, nowadays he keeps turning into human-form whenever he is feeling happy. Thinking he can’t take walks with you anymore, you explain to him that it is ok as long as he is wearing clothes. He is really glad but feels that although its more convenient to be in human-form, if he can’t hug or kiss you the way he can while he is in dog-form, maybe staying in dog-form is better?

As time passes, Takeru realises his romantic feelings for you and one night he finally confesses… but what he doesn’t know is that his owner wants to claim him back! Will Takeru be able to have his wish and be with you forever?

Comments:
I find that the scriptwriter captured a dog’s personality perfectly, for example, a dog’s sensitivity to human emotions, excitement and enthusiasm when its owner returns home, its affectionate nature, etc. Waccha also gave a lovely performance with his happy and cutesy voice while the dog is in its original form, as well as his usual best while in human-form. Fortunately, the dog sound effects in the background were used sparingly and not intrusively. The music is appropriate and adds to the atmosphere of the story. Pacing of the script was quite well done and I can imagine the scenarios quite clearly.

Besides giving us a cute, CUUTE *squeezes* Waccha, fortissimo also made him seduce us when the pet transform into human-form… (^///^) After he realises his feelings for you, there’s even a track where he supposedly smexed you in his human-form~ woo~ that beast! XD

Takeru (human-form) (Track 11):

(to you) I feel strange. Whenever I think about oneesan and when I’m with you, my heart beats wildly and my body feels hot. When you touch and hug me… I want to kiss you… Can I kiss you? Kiss (smooch)
Oneesan’s lips are sweet. I want more…
(smooch.smooch.smooch.smooch.smooch)
(Waccha’s breathy voice/yep I almost died here) I love you. I feel so happy now… but… no, it’s nothing…
After we kissed, the more I want to touch you.
Can you give me all of you? Your heart… and body? Be mine for the rest of my life?
Is it ok?

Long pause + the next morning. Presumed smexed? But what we hear is Takeru waking up with no memory of what happened, except that he felt like he had a very happy dream. Lol~ I guess we have to leave it till the end where he said he will be with you till you fall asleep and presumed smexed. Yeah, it’s a happy ending, as expected :)

I quite enjoyed this CD and currently, it is one of my favourites of Waccha in wanko (doggy) mode :D Oh my, he is such love!

Besides this CD, there’s a I LOVE PET!! vol. 2 Korat (cat) voiced by Yusa Kouji and I LOVE PET!! vol. 1 where Ono Daisuke 小野大輔 voiced a dog (Breed: Collie).

And next up is I love Lop Ear Rabbit Pet!! Voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi 神谷浩史! lol lol~ The rabbit CD is released end of May and I’ll try to review it when I receive the CD ^^ Which reminds me I have yet to review Korat OTL;;

Golden Retriever according to Wikipedia:

The Golden Retriever is a medium-sized breed of dog. They were historically developed as gundogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties. As such, they were bred to have a soft mouth to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water. The golden retriever has a dense inner coat that provides it with adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek and water repellent, and lies flat against the body. The official colour of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen.

The breed’s intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets.

Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanor, and are the fourth most popular family dog breeds (by registration) in the United States, the fifth most popular in Australia, and the eighth most popular in the United Kingdom.

friendly, eager-to-please demeanor” That’s incredibly Waccha-poi <3

Tell us how it is possible not to have a crush on you? lol~

Other CDs in the series:
1) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 1 Collie
2) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 2 Korat
3) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 3 Golden Retriever
4) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 4 Lop Ear Rabbit
5) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 5 Persian
6) I LOVE PET!! Vol. 6 Djungarian Hamster

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13 thoughts on “CD: I Love Pet!! Series Vol. 3 Golden Retriever (Hatano Wataru, fortissimo web)”

  1. I’ve never experienced these types of CDs!! I want to listen to this one!! Since I know nothing….is it in English?? ^^;; this is probably a dumb question sine these are Japanese voice actors right! ?
    Also,,,where do I go to listen? Or will I have to buy it? Can I buy off of iTunes?? Please help & sorry for all the questions~ I’m completely a beginner~

  2. I’m not a pet lover (at all!) but after listening to this and read a few translation from your site… I ended up getting every vol. orz

    1. @Gakki: Sorry I missed out your comment! orz;;; I hope you enjoyed all your lovely audio pets cos they’re all so adorable :3 Who are you favourites?

  3. I found this while trying to find the 1st and 2nd ones…
    Waccha is very cute. Takeru is very cute. LOL
    Golden Retrievers are my favorite dog so I was excited to see that Waccha was the seiyuu.
    I’m listening to the Collie right now as I’m typing this LOL
    Ash, the Collie is more dependable and mature than the Takeru the Golden Retriever LOL

    1. @Hazuki: lol yeah waccha’s golden retriever is like a big puppy! XD OnoD is such a cute collie too. My Kamiyan rabbit cd arrived and hopefully I get the free time to enjoy it later <3

  4. Hatano Wataru~ *_*
    I should give this drama a listen to some time. The story sounds cute and i adore Hatano wataru voice so much. ;v;

    The artwork is very cute! Does it say what artist drew it?

    My aunt owns a golden retriever, they are very loving/playful. ^v^

    1. @sigma: you’ll fall in love with him all over again! He is really cute in there :3 I’ll need to check the cd for the illustrator hehe I don’t have it with me right now.

      Hehe that’s sweet :D I find dogs really endearing creatures but I would feel so guilty if I don’t spend enough time with them.

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