Following up voice actress (seiyuu) Mayumi Suzuki's beautiful voice as the Japanese language Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid
with another beautiful voice from Japan...
A sorta Brazilian version of Hikaru Utada*, singer/songwriter Lisa Ono
(小野リサ, Ono Risa
) was born in 1962 in São Paulo, Brazil, home to the largest community of Nikkeijin (日系人; Japanese emigrants and their descendants) in the world. At the age of ten, she moved to Japan...
*Or more accurately, Hikaru Utada is sorta American version of Lisa Ono, since the latter came first.
The multilingual Lisa Ono performs a couple of Brazilian bossa nova classics in her native Portuguese (with a little English thrown in the latter song), "Só Danço Samba" with Japanese jazz great Sadao Watanabe ( 渡辺貞夫, Watanabe Sadao)
and perhaps the most famous bossa nova tune of all, "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema" in English; "Ipanema no Musume" [『イパネマの娘』] in Japanese).
Lisa Ono (guitar, vocals) & Sadao Watanabe (alto saxophone) / Só Danço Samba (2007)
Lisa Ono (vocals) / Garota de Ipanema