Eir Aoi

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Eir Aoi
Born (1988-11-30) November 30, 1988 (age 25)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels SME Records
Website www.aoieir.com

Eir Aoi (藍井 エイル Aoi Eiru?, born November 30, 1988)[1][2] is a Japanese singer from Sapporo, Hokkaido and is signed to SME Records. She was discovered through the Nico Nico Douga video sharing website.

Biography[edit]

Aoi began her singing career in a band she formed in high school.[3] She continued performing publicly and released her debut single "Memoria" on October 19, 2011, which is used as the first ending theme song to the 2011 anime series Fate/Zero. Her second single "Aurora" was released on September 5, 2012, which is used as the fourth opening theme song to the 2011 anime series Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Her third single "Innocence" was released on November 21, 2012, which is used as the second opening theme song to the 2012 anime series Sword Art Online.[4] Her first album BLAU was released on January 30, 2013.

Aoi's fourth single "Cobalt Sky" was released on June 26, 2013. Her fifth single "Sirius" was released on November 13, 2013, and was used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime series Kill la Kill.[5][6] Her song "Sanbika" was also used throughout the series. Aoi's sixth single "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) was released on January 1, 2014, which was used as the opening to the special Sword Art Online: Extra Edition.[7]

One of her latest singles Ignite was also used as the intro of Sword Art Online II, the sequel to the 2012 Sword Art Online anime series.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
2012 Prayer
2013 Blau
2014 AUBE

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2011 "Memoria" 8[8]
2012 "Aurora" 22[9]
"Innocence" 6[10]
2013 "Cobalt Sky" 19[11]
"Sirius" 21[12]
2014 "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) 12[13]
"Ignite" N/A[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". 藍井エイル(Aoi Eir)Official Website. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "有沢ゆい 第2回ビキニ・プリンセスを探せ!". Shueisha. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "J!-ENT's Dennis A. Amith & Michelle Tymon interviews Aoi Eir & Luna Haruna + Press Q&A (June 2013 J!-ENT Interview)". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Eir Aoi, Luna Haruna to Perform at Seattle's Sakura-Con (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ ">5th Single「シリウス」2013/11/13 OUT!!!~TVアニメ『キルラキル』オープニングテーマ~". Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Staff". Trigger (company). Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eir Aoi Sings Sword Art Online: Extra Edition's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Memoria" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aurora" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Innocence" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cobalt Sky" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sirius" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "虹の音" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ignite" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 

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