The official blog of the voice actress and singer Sumire Uesaka announced that her Twitter and Instagram accounts would be deactivated on 21 July 2017 .
At the same time, the Twitter accounts ‘Revolutionary Broadwayist Alliance’ and ‘Sumira Uesaka Official FC Colho’s Onion Field’, which were run separately to her personal accounts, will be merged. From now on, a new Twitter account, Sumire Uesaka official (@uesaka_official), will be used and information will be provided through that account.
On 13 June, after a tweet announcing her appearance on the late-night TV show Tamori Club, activity on Sumire Uesaka’s personal Twitter account had ceased.
The consolidation of the four accounts
With this closure/merger, four accounts are now gone. The accounts had over 600,000 followers.
Thank you very much for always supporting Sumire Uesaka.
To consolidate the distribution of information, the Sumire Uesaka Official Twitter @uesaka_official）has been opened.
We will release information from this account from now on.
At the time of the blog post’s publishing (21 July 20:00), the Instagram account was already deactivated and posts were no longer visible.
Russian culture and Lolita ──An original position in the voice acting world
Koisuru Zukei (cubic futurismo)/Sumire Uesaka
Sumire Uesaka made her debut as one of the main heroines, Sora Takanashi, in the 2012 TV anime Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! Until now, Uesaka has appeared in many popular anime such as Kantai Collection, Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, Show By Rock!!, and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai).
Also, in 2013, Uesaka sang the theme song for the anime Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san entitled, ‘Nanatsu no Umi yori Kimi no Umi’ which was her debut as an artist.
Uesaka has varied interests: Russian culture, lolita fashion, and military. Her concerts are called rallies, and her fans are called comrades.
The influence of the never ending malicious replies
In 2016, Uesaka took a Twitter hiatus. At that time, she mentioned the morals of users on her blog:
There were thoughtless replies being sent directly to my account for a while now but it has become so much that I can no longer overlook it, so I have decided to take a break from Twitter.
Of course it is a minority of people doing this and the majority are genuinely supporting me. I apologize to those who were looking forward to my tweets.
I knew that it was a difficult tool to use but it seems it was too difficult for me…
From Sumire Uesaka Official blog Powered by LINE
After her comeback to Twitter, the thoughtless replies continued. In addition, on 19 July, it was reported that a man who had made a death threat to Uesaka was arrested. It is assumed that the sudden closure of the social media accounts was greatly influenced by this incident and other harassments.
Right now, it is not clear how the new Twitter account will be run, but it is likely that it will be run by staff.