Aoi Teshima

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Aoi Teshima
葵 手嶌
Born (1987-06-21) June 21, 1987 (age 27)
Origin Hakata, Japan

Aoi Teshima (手嶌葵 Teshima Aoi?, born June 21, 1987 in Hakata, Fukuoka) is a Japanese singer and voice actor.

Career[edit]

While Aoi Teshima went to C&S music academy in Fukuoka, she began a music career as an amateur in 2003. In 2003 and 2004, she participated in a musical event "DIVA", which was held in Fukuoka, as part of a "Teen's Music Festival".

In March 2005, she acted in "Japan-Korea slow music's world" in South Korea and her performance was favorably received among the audience. Her performance attracted the attention of anime director Gorō Miyazaki. Toshio Suzuki was also very impressed when he listened to her demo version of Bette Midler's "The Rose"

On June 7, 2006, she finally released a song called "Therru's Song" (テルーの唄 Terū no Uta?). This song was used in a film directed by Gorō Miyazaki Tales from Earthsea (ゲド戦記 Gedo Senki?), in which she also voices the character Therru.[citation needed].

On July 29 of the same year, the film was shown in Japan after releasing her song.

She was featured singing for two songs of a Nintendo Wii game, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon. The first song is called "Light" ( Hikari?), while the ending one is titled "Warmth of the Moon" (月のぬくもり Tsuki no Nukumori?).

She once again collaborated with Gorō Miyazaki on his second feature From up on Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から Kokuriko-zaka kara?) singing Summer of Goodbye, the main theme of the movie and other songs in the film, as well as voiceing the character Yuko.

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
2006 Ged Senki Kashū (ゲド戦記歌集 Gedo Senki Kashū?, Tales from Earthsea Song Collection) 20 55,000
2007 Haru no Kashū (春の歌集?, Spring Song Collection)
  • Released: February 7, 2007
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10028)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
38 14,000
2008 Niji no Kashū (虹の歌集?, Rainbow Song Collection)
  • Released: July 23, 2008
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10049)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
78 5,900
2011 Kokurikozaka kara Kashū (コクリコ坂から歌集?, Kokurikozaka kara Song Collection)
  • Released: July 6, 2011
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10156)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
33 24,000

Cover albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
2008 The Rose: I Love Cinemas
  • Western film theme song cover album
  • Released: March 5, 2008
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10044)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
48 15,000
2009 La Vie en rose: I Love Cinemas
  • Western film theme song cover album
  • Released: October 7, 2009
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10102)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
65 6,000
2010 Christmas Songs
  • Western Christmas song cover album
  • Released: November 24, 2010
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10119)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
127 3,900

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
2011 Collection Blue
  • Released: November 9, 2011
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10162)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
TBA TBA

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Oricon
sales
[2]
Album
Oricon singles charts
[1]
Billboard Japan Hot 100*
[3]
RIAJ digital tracks*
[4]
2006 "Therru no Uta" (テルーの唄 Terū no Uta?, "Therru's Song") Gold certification for cellphone downloads[5] 5 228,000 Ged Senki Kashū
2007 "Kishi o Hanareru Hi" (岸を離れる日?, "The Day I Push Off from the Shore") Digital release Haru no Kashū
"Kiseki no Hoshi" (奇跡の星?, "Miracle Star") 32 4,000 Niji no Kashū
2008 "Kazoku no Fūkei (CM Version)" (家族の風景 (CMバージョン)?, "Family Scene") Digital release
"Niji" (?, "Rainbow") 110 2,900
"Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley cover, digital release Collection Blue
"Hikari/Tsuki no Nukumori" (光/月のぬくもり?, "Light/Warmth of the Moon") Digital release
2009 "Tsurezure Yōbi" (徒然曜日?, "Boring, Regular Day") Digital re-release Haru no Kashū
"La Vie en rose" Édith Piaf cover, digital release La Vie en rose
"Kono Michi" (この道?, "This Road") Digital release Collection Blue
2010 "Ima o Ikite" (いまを生きて?, "Live for Today")
"Because" (Yoko Kanno x Aoi Teshima)
"Ryūsei" (流星?, "Meteor")
2011 "Sayonara no Natsu (Kokurikozaka kara)" (さよならの夏~コクリコ坂から~?, "Summer of Farewells (From Up on Poppy Hill)") 22 13 11 27,000 Kokurikozaka kara Kashū
*Japan Hot 100 established February 2008, RIAJ Digital Track Chart established April 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "アーティスト: 手嶌葵". Oricon. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011.  (subscription only)
  3. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  4. ^ 有料音楽配信チャート (in Japanese). RIAJ. 
  5. ^ レコード協会調べ 11月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:11月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). December 20, 2006. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 

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