Nagi Yanagi

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Nagi Yanagi
Born (1987-05-31) May 31, 1987 (age 27)
Kansai, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, lyricist
Years active 2005–present
Labels Geneon
Associated acts CorLeonis, Binaria, Inochi Kokonotsu, Supercell
Website yanaginagi.net

Nagi Yanagi (やなぎ なぎ Yanagi Nagi?, born May 31, 1987[1]) is a Japanese singer-songwriter from Kansai, Japan and is signed to Geneon. Initially, she sang and produced music independently beginning in 2005. Between 2009 and 2011, Yanagi was the guest vocalist for the music group Supercell. Yanagi collaborated with composer Jun Maeda of Key to produce the original concept album Owari no Hoshi no Love Song released in April 2012. Yanagi released her debut single "Vidro Moyō" in February 2012, which is used as the ending theme to the anime Waiting in the Summer.

Career[edit]

Nagi Yanagi began posting cover versions of songs online in 2005, and starting producing original dōjin music in 2006 under the name CorLeonis. She released four studio albums individually: EN (2006), Leonis (2007), Freirinite (2008), and Oort no Yume (オールトの夢?) (2010).[2] Leonis was only released online via Yanagi's website.[3] Two more releases followed in 2011: the single "Hyōka no Kuni" (氷下の国?) and the best of album Ame no Umi (雨の海?).[2][4] In May 2006, she formed the music duo Binaria with female singer Annabel. Between 2007 and 2011, Binaria released two mini-albums (Alhaja (2007) and Forma (2007)), one best of album (Sonido (2010)), and four singles ("Epoca" (2008), "Alba" (2009), "Delightful Doomsday" (2010), and "Nachtflug" (2011)).[2] Binaria also collaborated with the singer Cassini for the single "Rueda" (2007).[2] In January 2007, Yanagi formed the musical unit Inochi Kokonotsu with composer KTG (an acronym of Ken The Garage), and the group put out a single album, Tortoiseshell (トーティシェル?), on April 29, 2007 before dissolving in June 2007.[5]

As early as 2007, Yanagi began submitting cover versions of songs to the Nico Nico Douga video sharing website under the name Gazelle.[6][7] Roughly the next day after Supercell's songwriter Ryo uploaded the music group's first song "Melt" in December 2007, Yanagi uploaded a cover of her singing the song.[8] Yanagi, who was herself a fan of Ryo's music, contacted him and the two talked about someday collaborating.[9] Ryo, who had been a fan of Yanagi's voice even before uploading his own songs to Nico Nico Douga,[8] approached her to sing the vocals for Supercell's debut single "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" (2009). Yanagi continued as the vocalist of Supercell until 2011, and in that time provided vocals for two more singles in 2010—"Sayonara Memories" and "Utakata Hanabi / Hoshi ga Matataku Konna Yoru ni"—and Supercell's second studio album Today Is A Beautiful Day (2011).

Later in 2011, Yanagi sang two songs on the original soundtrack for Key's visual novel Rewrite.[10] Yanagi collaborated with Jun Maeda of Key to produce the original concept album Owari no Hoshi no Love Song (終わりの惑星のLove Song?) released on April 25, 2012. A single from the album, "Killer Song", was released at Comiket 81 on December 29, 2011.[11] Yanagi made her solo debut signed to Geneon with the single "Vidro Moyō" (ビードロ模様?) released on February 29, 2012. "Vidro Moyō" is used as the ending theme to the 2012 anime series Waiting in the Summer.[12] Yanagi's second single "Ambivalentidea" was released on June 6, 2012; the title track is used as the ending theme to the 2012 anime series Jormungand. Her third single "Laterality" (ラテラリティ?) was released on November 7, 2012; the title track is used as the ending theme to Jormungand '​s second season Jormungand: Perfect Order.

Yanagi released her fourth single "Zoetrope" on January 30, 2013; the title track is used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime series Amnesia. Yanagi released her fifth single "Yukitoki" (ユキトキ?) on April 17, 2013; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. Yanagi's solo debut album Euaru (エウアル?) was released on July 3, 2013.[13] Yanagi released her sixth single "Aqua Terrarium" (アクアテラリウム?) on November 20, 2013; the song is used as the first ending theme to the 2013 anime series Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea.[14] Her seventh single "Mitsuba no Musubime" (三つ葉の結びめ?) was released on February 19, 2014; the song is used as the second ending theme to Nagi-Asu.[15] Yanagi's eighth single "Tokohana" (トコハナ?) was released on June 4, 2014; the song is used as the ending theme to the 2014 anime series Black Bullet.[16] Yanagi's second solo album Polyomino (ポリオミノ?) was released on December 10, 2014.[17] Her ninth single "Sweet Track" will be released on December 24, 2014.[18]

Voice roles[edit]

Video games[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2006 EN
  • Released: August 13, 2006
  • Label: CorLeonis
  • Format: CD
2007 Leonis
  • Released: March 21, 2007
  • Label: CorLeonis
  • Format: Web album
2008 Freirinite
  • Released: March 9, 2008
  • Label: CorLeonis
  • Format: CD
2010 Oort no Yume
  • Released: May 5, 2010
  • Label: CorLeonis
  • Format: CD
2012 Owari no Hoshi no Love Song
  • Released: April 25, 2012
  • Label: Flaming June (FJMC-0002, FJMC-0003)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
6[19]
2013 Euaru
  • Released: July 3, 2013
  • Label: Geneon (GNCA-1376, GNCA-1377, GNCA-1378)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
4[13]
2014 Polyomino
  • Released: December 10, 2014
  • Label: Geneon (GNCA-1421, GNCA-1422, GNCA-1423)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
7[17]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2011 Ame no Umi
  • Released: September 6, 2011
  • Label: CorLeonis
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2011 "Hyōka no Kuni" Non-album single
"Killer Song" Owari no Hoshi no Love Song
2012 "Vidro Moyō" 11[20] Euaru
"Ambivalentidea" 23[21]
"Laterality" 20[22]
2013 "Zoetrope" 13[23]
"Yukitoki" 17[24]
"Aqua Terrarium" 22[14] Polyomino
2014 "Mitsuba no Musubime" 27[15]
"Tokohana" 12[16]
"Sweet Track" [18]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2011 "Killer Song"
2012 "Vidro Moyō"
"Owari no Sekai Kara"
"Muteki no Soldier"
"Last Smile"
"Hibuki Yama no Mahōtsukai"
"Ambivalentidea"
"Laterality"
2013 "Zoetrope"
"Yukitoki"
"Aqua Terrarium"
2014 "Mitsuba no Musubime"
"Tokohana"
"Sweet Track"

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes Ref.
2011 "Hitoshizuku" Zone Tribute: Kimi ga Kureta Mono Tribute album for the band Zone. "Hitoshizuku" is a cover of Zone's 2002 single. [25]
"Koibumi"
"Itsuwaranai Kimi e"
Rewrite Original Soundtrack Soundtrack to Key's visual novel Rewrite. The songs are in original and short versions. [10]
"Little Forest"
"Reply"
Branch Remix album to tracks from Rewrite [26]
2012 "Dr. Schrodinger, tell me please? (Mikoto's Theme)" Time Travelers Original Soundtrack Soundtrack to Level-5's video game Time Travelers; composed by Hideki Sakamoto. [27]
"Koibumi"
"Itsuwaranai Kimi e"
Circle of Fifth Compilation album of songs composed by Shinji Orito. [28]
"Koibumi" Dye Mixture Remix album to Key's visual novels Rewrite and Rewrite Harvest festa! [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "*Murmur*" (in Japanese). Nagi Yanagi. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Discography" (in Japanese). CorLeonis. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Leonis" (in Japanese). CorLeonis. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ 雨の海 [Ame no Umi] (in Japanese). Tsutaya Online. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ いのちここのつ [Inochi Kokonotsu] (in Japanese). Inochi Kokonotsu. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Supercell 1st single 「君の知らない物語」" [Supercell 1st single "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari"] (in Japanese). Supercell. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "ネット界最強コラボが実現 supercell、注目の初シングル発売へ" [The Strongest Collaboration of the Internet World Has Been Realized for Supercell's First Single] (in Japanese). Oricon. May 31, 2009. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "supercell インタビュー pg. 1" [Supercell Interview pg. 1] (in Japanese). Hotexpress. August 12, 2009. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Exclusive supercell Interview". The-O Network Online. February 22, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Rewrite Original Soundtrack". VGMdb. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ ""Killer Song" Music Video by Jun Maeda, Nagi Yanagi Posted". Anime News Network. December 23, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  12. ^ グッズ [Goods] (in Japanese). Genco. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b エウアル [Euaru] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "アクアテラリウム" [Aqua Terrarium]. Oricon. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b 三つ葉の結びめ [Mitsuba no Musubime] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b トコハナ [Tokohana] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b ポリオミノ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Sweet Track" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ "終わりの惑星のLove Song" [Owari no Hoshi no Love Song] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  20. ^ ビードロ模様 [Vidro Moyō] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ambivalentidea" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  22. ^ ラテラリティ [Laterality] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Zoetrope" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  24. ^ ユキトキ [Yukitoki] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  25. ^ "ZONEトリビュート~君がくれたもの~" [Zone Tribute: Kima ga Kureta Mono] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Rewrite Arrangement Album Branch". VGMdb. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Time Travelers Original Soundtrack". VGMdb. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Circle of Fifth" (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Rewrite & Rewrite Harvest festa! Arrange Album dye mixture". VGMdb. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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