Sumire Uesaka: Back Catalogue Released In Europe Ahead of POP TEAM EPIC Single

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17 Jan Sumire Uesaka: Back Catalogue Released In Europe Ahead of POP TEAM EPIC Single

Appeared in over 80 anime and video game productions

Music used as theme songs in over 10 anime series

Japan’s singer and voice actress Sumire Uesaka has made her back catalogue available digitally within Europe for the first time, ahead of ninth single POP TEAM EPIC, released via JPU records in Europe from 2nd February 2018.

Uesaka’s passion for heavy metal, techno and Russia is evident throughout her career in J-pop. Even debut single Nanatsu no Umi Yori Kimi no Umi from 2013 showed that this up-and-coming star was anything but conventional with its super cute, sunshine-like choruses and nods to Russian classic Kalinka and traditional Okinawan folk, while also including heavy metal influenced breakdowns – all contained in a song that is most definitely pop.

Both of Sumire Uesaka’s studio albums have entered Japan’s official top ten album chart, and are available now for digital download and streaming from all major providers across Europe, along with all eight singles and EP, courtesy of JPU Records.

A number of music videos are also available on YouTube, including Parallax View, which sees an AK-47 wielding Uesaka running through a 16-bit world blasting video game nasties along the way and freeing her paper-bag wearing backing band. The video has had over one million views and is another example of Sumire Uesaka’s unique take on pop with a distinct metal flavour.

Brand new single POP TEAM EPIC has already had a massive impact outside of Japan when its video hit YouTube this week ahead of the six-track single’s official release on 2nd February in Europe. The cute pop song with aggressive dubstep overtones is the opening theme song to the new hit anime series of the same name, which also features Sumire Uesaka as the voice to blue-haired main character Pipimi.

POP TEAM EPIC the anime had its first episode aired at the start of 2018 and is already being called “a phenomenon” (Goboiano) and was enough to lead YouTuber PewDiePie to tweet “Im scared” after watching the first episode. The series is available to stream now via Crunchyroll, Funimation, AsianCrush and Midnight Pulp, and will stream on Amazon Video once the series has ended its broadcast run.

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