Sumire Uesaka on NHK's Songs of Tokyo: Episode 23
We are excited to announce that our favourite Jpop-anime-voice-actress-tank-and-assault-rifle-enthusiast Sumire Uesaka will be appearing on NHK WORLD's Japanese music show SONGS OF TOKYO! She'll be joined by another of Japan's top names from the world of anime songs: Shouta Aoi.
Sumire Uesaka will perform two of her biggest international hits on the program; POP TEAM EPIC, theme to the iconic series of the same name; and EASY LOVE, her latest single and theme to current anime hit DON'T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO.
The episode will be broadcast at the following times (based on Japan Standard Time):
NHK WORLD-JAPAN: 21 June 2021– 0:10, 5:10, 12:30, 18:30
NHK General TV: 26 June 2021 – 23:10
It will also be available to watch on demand for a limited time.
Sumire Uesaka comments, "I'll be performing 'EASY LOVE' and 'POP TEAM EPIC'. 'EASY LOVE' is a candid love song, while 'POP TEAM EPIC' is tinged with surrealism and emotion. That's the vibe. Watch SONGS OF TOKYO!"
POP TEAM EPIC
About Songs of Tokyo: Episode 23
SONGS OF TOKYO brings you the latest in the Japanese music scene. Episode 23 features Sumire Uesaka and Shouta Aoi, two artists from the uniquely Japanese genre of voice actor-artists. The pair have been in the international spotlight in 2021 and it will be their first time performing on a music program together!
Sumire Uesaka debuted as a voice actress in 2011 and an artist in 2013. She has voiced and sang the theme song for the animation DON'T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO, which is making a big splash abroad. The theme song has also been a big hit throughout North and South America. A big part of her appeal with fans is her 'otaku' personality. She has been praised by experts for her extensive knowledge on topics like Russia, tanks, and Lolita fashion.
Voice actor Shouta Aoi made his debut as a voice actor in 2011 and has since appeared in over 200 animations. Earning acclaim for versatile performances, he has even voiced female characters. In 2013, he began his career as an artist and got his break thanks to his distinct high-toned vocals. Known as a beauty fanatic, Aoi has charmed fans with his ever-changing appearance – he dons different costumes and makeup looks for each piece. He has established his name as the 'visual prince' of the voice-acting world.
This episode takes a closer look at Sumire Uesaka and Shouta Aoi, and their 'otaku spirit' and fans abroad share how it's a big part of their appeal. This 'otaku spirit' has become a universal language and serves as a bridge to the world. In the talk session, hosts Shingo Murakami and Chiaki Horan ask them questions like "How did you turn into an otaku?" and "How much of an otaku are you?". The pair also perform their latest hit songs. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know these big voice actor-artists on SONGS OF TOKYO!