Eri Kawai

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Eri Kawai (河井 英里 Kawai Eri?, born 河井 英理 Kawai Eri) (May 8, 1965 – August 4, 2008) was a female Japanese singer from Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and both composed and sang not only classic but also pop and world music. She was also friends with well-known video game composer Yasunori Mitsuda and had collaborated with him on some of his works. She died on August 4, 2008 at age 43 after being hospitalized as the result of liver cancer.[1][2][3]

Discography[edit]

  • Wāzu Wāsu no Bōken, Released May 17, 1996
  • Ao ni Sasageru, Released in 1997
  • Prayer, Released April 25, 2001
  • Animage, Released November 22, 2001
  • Animage 2, Released March 2, 2002
  • Kirite, Released May 18, 2005
  • Madoromi no Rinne, Released June 7, 2006
  • Soma Bringer, Released February 28, 2008
  • Kaze no Michi e, Released December 17, 2008
  • Himawari, Released December 24, 2008[4]
  • Oriental Green, Released August 26, 2009

And she also sang the song "Almateria" from the anime and game Tales of Symphonia as well as tracks for Aria (see List of Aria soundtracks)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eri Kawai's official website" (in Japanese). Goo Company. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Aria, Utawarerumono Singer/Songwriter Eri Kawai Dies". Anime News Network. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Eri Kawai Dead (Singer, Composer)" (in Japanese). Jiji. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Himawari, Eri Kawai, Victor Entertainment" (in Japanese). Retrieved 4 January 2009. 

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