Gabriela Robin

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Gabriela Robin is a singer and lyricist, credited for lyrics and vocals on many songs composed and arranged by Yoko Kanno for Japanese anime.

She has long been rumored to be Kanno herself, writing and singing under a pseudonym.[1] Robin stated in a print interview that she was going to sing in front of an audience for the first time at Kanno's Cho-jiku-tanabata Sonic concert held on July 7 2009.[2] At the end of the concert, Kanno, after conducting a long symphonic medley performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic, turned to the audience and sang 'Moon' from Turn A Gundam, which is attributed to Robin.[3] This event is thought to be Kanno's admission that she is and always has been Robin, but Kanno has still not said so explicitly.

Several anime series with soundtracks featuring performances and/or lyrics by Robin include Cowboy Bebop, Jin-Roh, Macross Frontier, Macross Plus, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Please Save My Earth, The Vision of Escaflowne, Earth Girl Arjuna, Turn A Gundam, Wolf's Rain, Genesis of Aquarion and its sequel Aquarion Evol.[4]

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  1. ^ Sibayan, Mal. Who is Gabriela Robin?. A Gabriela Robin Site. 2004-2007. Accessed 22 December 2008.
  2. ^ Interview with Gabriela Robin, Brochure Chou-jiku-tanabata Sonic. (July 7, 2009) Robin says "でも今年に入って星が巡り、時の輪が接したことを感じて、みなさんの前に出て歌うこと、つまりはみなさんと波動を共有することに決めたの。But this year I began to feel that movement of stars had completed the wheel of time, so I decided to sing in front of you, so we share the vibes."
  3. ^ Yyrkoon. KANNO=ROBIN. KANNO=ROBIN. 7 July 2009. Accessed 28 March 2011.
  4. ^ Gabriela Robin's discography. Gabriela Robin's discography. 1993-2009. Accessed 28 March 2011.

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