LiSA

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LiSA
LiSA at Anime Expo 2012 (by Erika Rodriguez).jpg
LiSA at Anime Expo 2012
Background information
Birth name Risa Oribe (織部 里沙 Oribe Risa?)
Born (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 26)
Seki, Gifu, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, lyricist
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Associated acts Chucky, Love is Same All, Girls Dead Monster
Website www.lxixsxa.com

Risa Oribe (織部 里沙 Oribe Risa?, born June 24, 1987), better known by her stage name LiSA (an acronym of Love is Same All), is a Japanese singer-songwriter from Seki, Gifu and is signed to Aniplex under Sony Music Artists. Initially a singer for an indie band, LiSA made her major debut in 2010 singing songs for the anime television series Angel Beats! as one of two vocalists for the fictional band Girls Dead Monster. She performed at Animelo Summer Live in August 2010. In April 2011, she made her solo debut with the release of her mini-album Letters to U. LiSA's songs have been featured as theme music for various anime such as Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online, and Day Break Illusion.

Career[edit]

LiSA began her singing career in 2005 while still in high school when she formed the indie rock band Chucky.[1] After Chucky broke up in July 2008,[2] LiSA formed the band Love is Same All with members from the indie band Parking Out; LiSA derived her stage name as an acronym of Love is Same All. In 2010, LiSA made her major debut singing songs for the anime TV series Angel Beats! as one of two vocalists for the fictional in-story band Girls Dead Monster.[3][4] LiSA was the vocalist for the character Yui, and the second vocalist, Marina, sang as the character Masami Iwasawa.[4] As Girls Dead Monster, LiSA put out three singles and one album in 2010 on Key's record label Key Sounds Label. The first single "Thousand Enemies" was released on May 12; the second single "Little Braver" came out on June 9; and the third single "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" (一番の宝物 〜Yui final ver.〜?) was sold on December 8.[5] The album Keep The Beats! was released on June 30.[5] LiSA made her first appearance at the 2010 Animelo Summer Live on August 28.[6]

LiSA made her solo debut on April 20, 2011 with the release of her mini-album Letters to U by Aniplex under Sony Music Artists. The songs on the album were composed by dōjin and major artists, and LiSA composed the first song "Believe in Myself"; LiSA wrote all lyrics for the album.[7][8] On November 12, 2011, LiSA made her first appearance in Singapore at Anime Festival Asia, Southeast Asia's largest anime and pop culture convention.[9] LiSA released her first solo single "Oath Sign" on November 23, 2011, which was used as the opening theme to the 2011 anime television series Fate/Zero. She released her first full solo album Lover"s"mile on February 22, 2012. LiSA attended the Anime Expo 2012 as a guest of honor and performed her first concert in North America there on July 1.[10]

LiSA released her second single, "Crossing Field", on August 8, 2012, which was used as the first opening theme to the 2012 anime television series Sword Art Online.[11] Her third single "Best Day, Best Way" was released on April 3, 2013.[12] Her fourth single "Träumerei" was released on August 7, 2013, which is used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime television series Day Break Illusion.[13] LiSA released her second solo album Landspace on October 30, 2013. A special book titled Kyo mo Ii Hi da about LiSA that contains photos of her taken by Lis Ani! magazine over three years will be published on November 22, 2013. When asked if LiSA would revisit the meaning of her acronym in the future in an interview with Nihongogo at the Anime Festival Asia 2013 in Singapore, she had suggested Lovely international Super Apple.[14] LiSA's fifth single "Rising Hope" will be released on May 7, 2014, which is used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime television series The Irregular at Magic High School.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2010 Keep The Beats!
  • Released: June 30, 2010
  • Label: Key Sounds (KSLA-0058)
  • Format: CD
6[16] JP: Gold[17]
2011 Letters to U
  • Released: April 20, 2011
  • Label: Aniplex (SVWC-7760)
  • Format: CD
14[18]
2012 Lover"s"mile
  • Released: February 22, 2012
  • Label: Aniplex (SVWC-7824, SVWC-7826, SVWC-7828)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
7[19]
2013 Landspace
  • Released: October 30, 2013
  • Label: Aniplex (SVWC-7961–3, SVWC-7964)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
2[20]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Certifications Album
2010 "Thousand Enemies" 4[21] Keep The Beats!
"Little Braver" 2[22]
"Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" 3[23]
2011 "Oath Sign" 5[24] Lover"s"mile
2012 "Crossing Field" 5[25] JP: Gold[26] Landspace
2013 "Best Day, Best Way" 6[12]
"Träumerei" 15[27]
2014 "Rising Hope" [15]

Videos[edit]

Year Video details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2011 Girls Dead Monster starring LiSA Tour 2010 Final: Keep The Angel Beats!
  • Released: June 1, 2011
  • Label: Key Sounds (KSLV-0001–0003)
  • Format: BD/DVD
2012 Live is Smile Always: Lover"s"mile in Hibiya Yagai Daiongakudō
  • Released: September 26, 2012
  • Label: Aniplex (ANSB-3707)
  • Format: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2010 "Little Braver"
"Day Game"
2011 "Believe in myself"
"Mōsō Controller"
"Oath Sign" Tomoo Noda[28][29]
2012 "Crossing Field"
2013 "Best Day, Best Way"
"I'm a Rock Star"
"Träumerei"
2014 "Rising Hope"

Other video album appearances[edit]

Year Song(s) Video album Artist(s) Notes Ref.
2011 "Crow Song"
"Brave Song"
Animelo Summer Live 2010: Evolution 8.28 Various artists "Brave Song" was sung with Lia and Marina. [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography" (in Japanese). Chucky. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "News" (in Japanese). Chucky. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "スペシャル" [Special] (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "2人の"ユイにゃん"に会場が熱狂! 『Crow Song』発売記念イベントをレポ!!" [Wild Enthusiasm at the Venue for Their "Yui-nyan"! Report of an Event in Commemoration of the Sale of "Crow Song"!!] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. April 28, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Discography | LiSA Official Website" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Girls Dead Monster (LiSA, marina)" (in Japanese). Animelo Summer Live. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Letters to U" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : LiSA : Letters to U" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Anisong Rising Star LiSA". Anime Festival Asia. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Anime Expo 2012 Welcomes Record Number of Attendees to Los Angeles Convention Center". Anime Expo. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "LiSA to Sing Sword Art Online Anime's Opening". Anime News Network. June 7, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Best Day, Best Way" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ "LiSA, Natsumi Okamoto to Perform Gen'ei o Kakeru Taiyō Theme Songs". Anime News Network. May 26, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ Justin C. (November 16, 2013). "LiSA x Nihongogo Interview @ Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2013". Nihongogo. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Rising Hope" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Keep The Beats!" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  17. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年9月" [Gold etc. Certified Works Summary September 2010] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Letters to U" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lover"s"mile" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Landspace" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Thousand Enemies" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Little Braver" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ "一番の宝物 〜Yui final ver.〜" [Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Oath Sign" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Crossing Field" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  26. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2012年11月" [Gold etc. Certified Works Summary November 2012] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Träumerei" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Oath Sign" (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  29. ^ "Crossing Field" (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Animelo Summer Live 2010: Evolution 8.28". CD Japan. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 

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