Sachiko Kobayashi Undergoes Terra Formars M.O. Operation
posted on by Chris Nishijima
Enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi, who is known for lending her voice to the "Pokémon Ondo" under the name of Garura Kobayashi recently underwent a surprising transformation. In a recent collaborative makeover for Terra Formars, Kobayashi went from your average human Enka performer to a giant humanoid treehopper.
The results of this real life M.O. Operation were astoundingly impressive. A picture of the successful species fusion was featured on a double-sided foldout poster in the 4-5 Special Joint Issue of Weekly Young Jump. The other side of the foldout featured an original illustration from Terra Formars artist Kenichi Tachibana.
While this may be a bit of an unusual thing to see from and Enka singer, this metamorphosis is by no means out of line with Kobayashi's normal modus operandi. In fact, in Japan the 61-year old singing veteran is known lovingly as "Last Boss" for her unique, outlandish, and just plain gargantuan stage costumes. While most Enka singers perform in traditional Japanese garb, Kobayashi has a reputation of costumes so intricate that they might be considered part of the stage.
Kobayashi will be appearing at the Comiket Special 6 ~Otaku Summit 2015~ which will be taking place on March 28 and 29 at the Makuhari Messe in the Chiba Prefecture, where she will be participating in their special stage event. In addition to Kobayashi, the event is set to include other popular voice actors and entertainers such as Sumire Uesaka, Aki Hata, Taketeru Sunamori (aka Suna P), buzzG, angela, Shoujo Byou, and more.
Kobayashi previously participated at Comiket 86 on August 17 with her own booth selling her latest album Sachi Sachi ni Shiteageru. While there, she sold all 1,500 copies of her CD within two hours and forty minutes.