Voice Actress Sumire Uesaka Becomes Beautiful Ukiyo-e Art Subject

posted on 2017-03-18 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Voice actress Sumire Uesaka is popular not only very her work as a voice actress but also for blend of good looks and personality. She has her own fanclub who enjoy special perks like picking strawberries with their idol.

Her latest collaboration will hone in on the recent surge of geek-oriented ukiyo-e prints to create limited edition art. Uesaka will be the subject of her own ukiyo-e print run with original art drawn by animator Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier, AKB0048 next stage character design). The art makes references to Uesaka's interest like Soviet Russia and tanks. She starred as Nonna in Girls und Panzer and Anastasia in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls.

Pre-orders are accepted until March 31 and only 200 prints will be made. The paper is produced by living Japanese national treasure Ichibei Iwano IX. There are three different versions of the print, one version will be one-of-a-kind and cost 648,000 yen (US$5,749), the second version is limited to 10 prints and costs 270,000 yen (US$2,395), and the third version is limited to 50 prints and costs 108,000 yen (US$958). All versions also come with bonus materials like a booklet, tickets to a talk event, and a copy of the original reference photograph of Uesaka.

Pre-orders are entered into a lottery for a chance to purchase the print selected.

[Via Kodak Kawaguchi at Kai-You]

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