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Uesaka Sumire (上坂 すみれ) was born on December 19, 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan. She is the voice actress of Shirasagi Chisato in BanG Dream! She is currently affiliated with Voice Kit, while her singing activities are signed under the record label King Amusement Creative.

Background

Sumire entered the entertainment industry at the age of 9, when she was scouted by Space Craft's junior talent division. In 2009, she landed her first regular radio gig as host of Web Raji@Dengeki Bunko, and in 2011, she transferred to animation division of Space Craft due her interest in becoming a voice actress.[1] She debuted as a voice actress with the role of Sora Takanashi from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!

Sumire debuted as a singer on April 24, 2013 with the single "Nanatsu no Umi yori Kimi no Umi". The title track of the single was used as the opening theme for anime Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san, where she also provided the voice for the character Sumida-san.

Sumire is fluent in Russian and loves the Soviet culture, which she became interested in after hearing the State Anthem of the USSR in her first year of high school. In April 2010, Sumire entered the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Sophia University, and she majored in the Russian language there. On July 10, 2012, she received Sophia University's Academic Award of Excellence due to her hard work and dedication.[2]

On September 4, 2020, Sumire announced that she left Space Craft Entertainment on August 31, 2020[3] and became a freelancer. On March 1, 2021, Sumire announced that she joined Voice Kit[4].

Outside of BanG Dream!, Sumire is also known for voicing:

  • Sanae Dekomori in Love, Chuunibyou and Other Delusions!
  • Nonna in Girls und Panzer
  • Anastasia in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls series
  • Fubuki and the other Fubuki-class ships in Kantai Collection
  • Colette in This Art Club Has A Problem!
  • Shalltear Bloodfallen in Overlord
  • March in Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!
  • Pipimi in POP TEAM EPIC
  • Aletta in Isekai Shokudou
  • Chuchu in the Show By Rock!! series
  • Saeko Mukouda in Yakuza: Like A Dragon
  • Suzuna Minami in Princess Connect Re:Dive
  • Mosin-Nagat, As Val, Makarov, PPS-41 and PPSh-43 in Girls' Frontline
  • Serika Onoe in Chäos;Child
  • Yuni in Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure
  • Hayase Nagatoro in Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
  • Carmeara in Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga
  • Ayako Narumi in the Confession Executive Committee series
  • Goorveig and Lilia in Revived Witch
  • Lester, Migard and Sikare in Alchemy Stars
  • Walküre in Takt Op. Destiny
  • Camilla in Lapis Re:LiGHTs

On March 12, 2016, Sumire received the Best Rookie Actress Award in the 10th Seiyuu Awards.

Sumire was also a member of the seiyuu unit .lady., where they released two singles and one album from 2014 to 2015, before disbanding on December 12, 2015. She also used to be one of the hosts for the radio channel "A&G NEXT GENERATION Lady Go!!" from October 7, 2011, until its ending on September 28, 2015.

Personality & Hobbies

Sumire is interested in history, tank and war figurines, particularly Russian/Soviet history, the Showa era, and likes the book Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Adding to her love for Soviet history, she also likes the weapons that were used by Soviet's army. Her favorite Soviet politician is Vjatšeslav Molotov. Before her interest and love for the USSR began she was also interested in the Third Reich. Sumire was also interested in Nietzsche, Freud, and C. G. Jung's works though she found them hard to read.

She also has had a strong interest in games, anime and manga ever since she was a child, and was a huge fan of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure when she was in middle school. Similarly to Ayaka, Sumire also loves rock and heavy metal. Her favorite bands are Metallica, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Dragonforce and Kinniku Shoujo Tai[5]. Sumire also admires Momoi Haruko.

Sumire's other interests consist of photography, lolita fashion and drawing, which she is quite good at. She also works as a lolita model, having modeled for the brand "BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT", and the magazines "Gothic Lolita & Bible" and "KERA".

Sumire is very good friends with fellow voice actress Misawa Sachika, who has called Sumire "her waifu"[6]. She also owns as a cat named Mellow and a papillon dog named Ringo.

Trivia

  • Her nickname is Sumipe (すみぺ).
  • She loves the taste of vodka.[7]
  • Sumire has an official fanclub called Sumiperenpou (すみぺれんぽう, Sumire Federation) which was created on December 19, 2020.[8]

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