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Old 2006-11-22, 13:43   Link #34
Kaoru Chujo
Yuuki Aoi
Join Date: Jul 2004
Onitsuka Chihiro is the greatest singer of the 21st century, in my opinion. Not just in Japan, but anywhere in the world. She has the skill with rhythms and phrasing of a Frank Sinatra or a Bob Dylan. And their ability to sell the meaning of a song.

And she has a great voice. Or at least she did until her throat operation. I don't know if she has performed since.

A lot of Jpop leaves me cold, but I love her. She grew up listening to American music, and I think her music (but not her lyrics) is more American than Japanese in some way. Her style is something like Sara McLaughlin crossed with Celine Dion. Her lyrics are raw, complex, and poetic.

My favorite song is Memai (Nausea), but other favorites are Ryuseigun (Shooting Stars), Suna no Tate (Shield of Sand), etc., etc.
YUUKI Aoi 悠木碧. b92.03.27 (age 23). 2008 Kurenai (Murasaki). 2009 Yumeiro Pâtissière (Ichigo), Kiruminzuu (Riko), Yutori-chan (Yutori-chan). 2010 Vampire Bund (Mina Tepeş), Shiki (Sunako), Samurai Girls (Juubee), Pokémon: Black and White (Iris). 2011 Madoka Magica (Madoka), Gosick (Victorique), A-Channel (Tooru), Ben-To (Hana). 2012 Symphogear (Hibiki), Kimi no Iru Machi (Rin). 2014 Pilot's Love Song (Claire/Nina), Blade & Soul (Jin Valel), Soul Eater Not! (Meme), Seven Deadly Sins (Diane). 2015 Owari no Seraph (Krul Tepes), Gangsta (Nina), Rokka no Yuusha (Fremy), One-Punch Man (Tornado), Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan (Goura), Hidan no Aria AA (Kirin).
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