Eir Aoi

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Eir Aoi
Born (1988-11-30) November 30, 1988 (age 26)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) 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, signed to SME Records.

Biography[edit]

Aoi began her singing career in a band she formed in high school.[3] She performed publicly and released her debut single, "Memoria", on October 19, 2011, which was 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 was 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] Her seventh single, "Ignite", released on August 20, 2014, was used as the first opening theme to the 2014 anime series Sword Art Online II. Her eighth single, "Tsunagaru Omoi", released on November 12, 2014, was used as the opening theme for the TBS show Rank Okoku.[8] Her ninth single, "Genesis", released on February 18, 2015, is used as the ending theme to the 2015 anime series Aldnoah Zero:2nd Season.[9] Her Tenth Single, "Lapis Lazuli", was released on April 22, 2015, and is used as the ending theme to the 2015 anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan.[10]

Discography[edit]

Eir's autograph, written at 14th (2013) Comic Exhibition

Albums[edit]

Year Title
2012 Prayer
2013 Blau
2014 Aube
2015 D'Azur

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2011 "Memoria" 8[11] Blau
2012 "Aurora" 22[12]
"Innocence" 6[13]
2013 "Cobalt Sky" 19[14] Aube
"Sirius" 21[15]
2014 "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) 12[16]
"Ignite" 9[17]
"Tsunagaru Omoi" (ツナガルオモイ?) 20[18]
2015 "Genesis" 17[19]
"Lapis Lazuli" (ラピスラズリ?) 13

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. ^ "Aoi Eir Announces "Tsunagaru Omoi" Single". Ohayo Seoul. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2nd Aldnoah.Zero Season's 1st TV Ad Previews Eir Aoi's Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "6th The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV Spot Previews Eir Aoi Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Memoria" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Aurora" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Innocence" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Cobalt Sky" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sirius" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ 虹の音 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  17. ^ "IGNITE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  18. ^ ツナガルオモイ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  19. ^ "GENESIS" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 

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