Sumire Uesaka is the voice actress who is known for her role of Nagatoro in “Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro” anime series. She is also known to be a huge admirer of Russian culture and history. Sumire also studied Russian language for 4 years. Due to her being fluent in Russian language, she was selected to play as Aarya (the protagonist of the light novel “The Neighboring Aarya-san who Sometimes Acts Affectionate and Murmuring in Russian“) for promotional videos.
Earlier, some of Sumire fans expressed concern that due to the ongoing political crisis, she will be targeted by internet trolls because of her love for Russian culture. And, as expected, she received criticism on social media platforms as the incident was shared on the Japanese blogging website, Yaraon. Here are some of the comments criticizing Sumire:
In Japan, where there is academic freedom, it is natural to assume that anyone who goes to the trouble of majoring in modern Russia is an agent of the Soviet Union, including Sumire Uesaka
Sumire Uesaka, you have to leave the Russian stuff. It’s inappropriate!
Interviewer: “Sumire Uesaka, please say a few words about the Russian invasion of Ukraine”
Is it true that Sumire Uesaka is a great Russian spy?
Here is a clip of Sumire Uesaka speaking Russian fluently:
It should be pointed out that Sumire has not given her remarks on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Despite of her admiring the Russian culture and history, she might not approve the actions committed by the government of Russia.
Sumire Uesaka debuted in the Entertainment Industry in 2011. She is known for voicing Hayase Nagatoro in Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san , Shalltear Bloodfallen in Overlord, and Kana Kojima in Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?