The Japanese Genshin Impact YouTube account uploaded a short interview with Ayako Kawasumi, who provides the Japanese voice for Shenhe. In the interview, she commented on her impressions of Shenhe and Teyvat, as well as how Shenhe changes as a character through her experiences with the Traveler.
When discussing Shenhe, Kawasumi said that it is hard to get a read on her personality. A lot of her lines feel like what someone who lived in total isolation would say, which also leads to her giving off an ethereal impression. According to Kawasumi, her voice direction involved portraying Shenhe as someone who is distinctly “human” despite her difficulties fitting in with human society. Though she is a calm character, her actions can be extreme due to her uniquely sheltered upbringing. In Kawasumi’s opinion, Shenhe is, though awkward, someone who deeply loves humanity.
As for Kawasumi’s personal opinions on Genshin Impact, she noted that, aside from Shenhe, she is interested in Ningguang. She likes Ningguang’s design. As well, she felt that Ningguang would be a reliable boss, which left a deep impact on her. Kawasumi also mentioned that, if she were to travel in Teyvat, she would spend more time exploring than fighting.
miHoYo often uploads cast interviews when a new character appears. Like the Shenhe one, however, they are generally in Japanese and without any subtitles. In late 2021, it uploaded an interview with Itto’s Japanese voice actor, T.M. Revolution. There are also interviews with the voice actors for Keqing, Ayaka, and Hu Tao.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. The Genshin Impact Shenhe and Xiao banners will end on January 25, 2022.