Seiyuu Kobayashi Yuu's new photo book came out on Thursday. It's called "two love x one love" (2♥1♥), and is published by gravure magazine Sabra.
This is Yuu-chan's second book of photos. A previous one called "Lovin' Yu" came out in 2008. Modelling is nothing new for her. She was a magazine model before she became a seiyuu.
The sexy photos are a bit of a surprise if you aren't used to them: a lot of disarranged clothing and shots beside a bed.
Yuu-chan, 28, can play both girls and boys. She is Setsuna in the Negima! series, and Hiroshi in Ookamikakushi. Some of her other well-known roles have been Ryouta in Kyou no Go no Ni, Dan in Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Rio in So-Ra-No-Wo-To. I thought she was excellent as Meiren in Vampire Bund.
She has a two-person rock group called Crush Tears. Yuu-chan is also known as Gahaku 画伯, "Master Painter," for the fairly awful drawings she likes to do.
The photo book comes with a DVD. Here is a sample:
The 80-page photo book, including DVD (Region 2) is available from CD Japan for around US$30.