Famous Seiyuus Get Their Own Nendoroids
One of the perks of being a famous seiyuu* (声優) is that you just might get your Nendoroid. That’s what happened to the super lucky Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり ) and Nana Mizuki (水樹 奈々)! Thanks to Good Smile Company, these special seiyuu Nendoroids can be yours for only 4,900 JPY (49.30 USD) each.
Nana Mizuki is more than just a seiyuu. Born on January 21, 1980 in Niihama, Ehime, (新居浜市) Japan, Mizuki is a singer-songwriter and was originally trained to become an enka (演歌) singer. She made her debut as a voice actress on 1998 as Yamato Sora (大和ソラ ) from Flint the Time Detective (時空探偵ゲンシクン) and also released her single entitled Omoi (想い) on December 6, 2000 under King Records (キングレコード株式会社). Since her role as Sora, Mizuki made frequent appearances in famous anime titles such as Saya (サヤ) from Shin Hakkenden (神八剣伝), Hinata Hyuga (日向 ヒナタ ) from Naruto: Shippuden (-ナルト- 疾風伝) and even Saya Kisaragi (更衣 小夜) from Blood-C. Mizuki, 33, has also made appearances in video games and OVAs.
Yukari Tamura is also a Japanese singer-song writer like Mizuki who has also a widely known seiyuu. With her high-pitched voice, the Fukouka Prefecture (福岡県) born Tamura was perfect for voicing characters in their youth such as the younger Ayla V. Roznovsky (アイラ・ヴェフェラスカ・ロスノフスキ) from Battle Athletes (バトルアスリーテス大運動会), Ranpha Franboise (蘭花・フランボワーズ,) from Galaxy Angels (ギャラクシーエンジェル) and Tenten (テンテン) from Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (ロック・リーの青春フルパワー忍伝). Aside from being a singer and voice actress, Tamura is also known for her love for lolita fashion.
If you want to have one of these adorable little nendos, they are sold online or are available through the respective actresses’s live concerts. Both are sold by King Records and are produced by Good Smile Company.