Last weekend I attended the London Film and Comic Con and was lucky enough to interview FMA's Vic Mignogna about being Edward Elric and playing the delightful Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club.
In the interview he talks about FMA (Full Metal Alchemist), an anime show which has been hugely successful the world over. There was a comical moment in the interview where I asked about how he felt about the transition from playing an alchemist to suddenly being the Host Club king.
That was when Vic told me the surprising story about how his best friend had seen Ouran and told him that he is Tamaki, pictured above. This made Vic curious about the character and he then went on to check out the show - however, he didn't know whether to be flattered or offended! For those who haven't seen Ouran High School Host Club, the character Vic play's, Tamaki is er... how do I say this... a bit of an idiot. (But he is a lovable idiot.) I have been reading Bisco Hatori's manga for a very long time and somehow Tamaki has won me over. He is kind and loyal and protects his friends, even though he also gets them into all sorts of foolishness too. But from just talking with Vic, it was clear just how much he cares about Tamaki.
He did make the surprising revelation that he doesn't think he is as smooth as Tamaki, which made us both laugh. Whether you are an FMA or Ouran fan, please do check out the article here