Yui Makino

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Yui Makino
Yui Makino 20090704 Japan Expo 26.jpg
Yui Makino at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Background information
Native name 牧野由依
Also known as Yui-chan, Yucchi, Maki-Maki
Born (1986-01-19) January 19, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop, Classical
Occupations Voice actress, singer, pianist, lyricist, composer
Instruments Piano, Keyboard, Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Victor Entertainment (2005 - 2008)
Epic Records (2009 - current)
BGB Company
Website http://www.bgbcom.com/makino-yui

Yui Makino (牧野由依 Makino Yui?) is a Japanese voice actress, actress, singer and pianist.[1] She is best known for her work in the anime Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and Aria. She can speak basic English.[citation needed] She also participated voicing the character "Sister" in a short-anime movie Bavel no Hon when she was 10, as a child actor.

Because of her signature childish and girlish voice, she often voices cheerful, innocent, sweet girls. But, she also tends to voice kuudere girls.

Musical history[edit]

Makino took up piano at the age of four. Her talent for playing piano was discovered by the film director Shunji Iwai when she was seven years old and from the age of 8 to 17, she played piano solos for three of his films: Love Letter, All About Lily Chou-Chou and Hana and Alice. She graduated from Tokyo College of Musicas piano major with the top score in her senior year.

She made her debut as a singer in 2005 with “Omna Magni”, produced by Yoko Kanno. It was used as the ending theme song for the anime Sousei no Aquarion. In the April of the same year, she also debuted as a voice actress, starring as heroine Sakura in Tsubasa Chronicle and recording several songs for its soundtrack. She released “Amrita”, the ending song for the Tsubasa Chronicle film, as well as “Undine”, the opening theme for the TV Tokyo anime Aria the Animation, coupled with its inserted song “Symphony”.[1][citation needed] It achieved #25 on the Oricon chart.

In 2006, Makino released two songs from another TV Tokyo anime, Aria the Natural, the theme song “Euphoria” and insert song “Amefuribana”. They were released on one product and achieved #18 on the Oricon chart. She released her debut album, Tenkyū no Ongaku on 6 December 2006.

In 2007, she was invited to represent Japan at the Japan-China cultural exchange event. She also released two singles for the programmes Sketchbook ~full color's~ and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.

On 23 January 2008, Makino released her seventh single, “Spirale” as the opening theme of Aria the Origination. Coupled with the anime’s insert song, “Yokogao”, the single reached #20 on the Oricon chart. She also performed her first solo concert at the Fuchuno Mori Geijutsu Gekijo Wien Hall in Tokyo, where she sang and played the piano accompaniment for each song. She released her eponymous second album, Makino Yui in March 2008. It reached #22 on the Oricon chart. She graduated from Tokyo College of Music as a piano major in the same month.

She held her Holography concert at SHIBUYA-AX in 2011.

In March 2013, Makino was hired to sing and be the voice of "Hungry Zombie Francesca" in a national campaign to promote the Hokkaido region throughout Japan.[2]

Overseas Guest Appearances[edit]

  • 2007: Japan Ambassador, Beijing (Japan-China Cultural Exchange)
  • July 2009: Performance at Japan Expo, France
  • September 2009: Guest of Honor, New York Anime Festival, USA
  • 26 December 2009: Guest Artiste, Musical Concert in EOY at Drama Centre @ National Library, Singapore
  • 16 January 2010: Guest Artiste, at Korea
  • 19 June 2010: Concert, in Rome, Italy
  • 21 June 2010: Ongaku no Hi in France, as guest
  • September 2011: Concert in Hong Kong
  • October 2011: Concert in Guangzhou
  • November 2011: Anime Festival at Shanghai

Notable roles[edit]

Anime TV series[edit]

2005
2006
2007
2009
2010
2011
2013
2014

OVA and ONA[edit]

Anime films[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

Live Stage[edit]

  • High Color (2009) as Seiki Tomoyo

Radio[edit]

  • Yui to Mika no Puri Suite!-Tsubasa Chronicle radio, hosted by Yui Makino and Mika Kikuchi as host
  • Sketchbook Radio-Sketchbook radio, hosted by Kana Hanazawa, Asuka Nakase and Yui Makino as host
  • Puri Suite RETURNS!-Tsubasa Chronicle (second season) radio, hosted by Miyu Irino, Yui Makino, Mika Kikuchi, Tetsu Inada and Daisuke Namikawa as host
  • Sore Kake Radio & TV-Sora Kake Girl radio, hosted by MAKO as guest in several episodes
  • ArcRise LADY RADIO HOUR-Arc Rise Fantasia radio, hosted by Yui Makino and Emiri Katō as host.
  • Which Witch? Sora no Gakko Host Club?-Which Witch? radio, hosted by Asumi Kana and Aki Toyosaki as guest and host replacing Aki in two episodes.
  • Makino Yui no Daimondorobicchi-Makino's own radio.
  • Makino Yui no Fuwa Fuwa Radio-Makino's own radio, for Fuwa Fuwa single promo.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Information Sales
1 "Amrita (アムリタ?)" 5,777
copies sold
2 "Undine (ウンディーネ?)"
  • Released: 21 October 2005
  • Oricon Peak Position: #25
  • Weeks on Chart: 15
  • Opening theme song for Aria the Animation.
16,316
copies sold
3 "Euforia (ユーフォリア?)"
  • Released: 26 April 2006
  • Oricon Peak Position: #18
  • Weeks on Chart: 6
  • Opening theme song for Aria the Natural
10,845
copies sold
4 "Modokashī Sekai no Ue de (もどかしい世界の上で?)"
  • Released: 25 October 2006[1]
  • Oricon Peak Position: #58
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Second ending theme song for Welcome to the N.H.K.
2,511
copies sold
5 "Sketchbook o Motta Mama (スケッチブックを持ったまま?)" 5,881
copies sold
6 "Synchronicity" 4,158
copies sold
7 "Spirale (スピラーレ?)"
  • Released: 23 January 2008
  • Oricon Peak Position: #20
  • Weeks on Chart: 9
  • Opening theme song for ARIA The ORIGINATION
10,688
copies sold
8 "Tanpopo Suisha (たんぽぽ水車?)"
  • Released: 7 October 2009
  • Oricon Peak Position: -
  • Weeks on Chart: -
  • Makino's version of the second ending theme song for Sketchbook ~full color's~
Single did not chart.
9 "Fuwa Fuwa♪ (ふわふわ♪?)"
  • Released: 3 March 2010
  • Oricon Peak Position: #50
  • Weeks on Chart: 1
  • Image song for Mielparque Sendai.
2,291
10 "Ao no Kaori (碧の香り?)"
  • Released: 10 November 2010
  • Oricon Peak Position: -
  • Weeks on Chart: -
  • Ending theme song for Soul Eater Repeat Show.
2,142
11 "Onegai Jun Bright (お願いジュンブライト?)"
  • Released: 27 April 2011[3]
  • Oricon Peak Position: -
  • Weeks on Chart: -
  • CM song for Shiseido Elixir White.[4]
N/A

Albums[edit]

Release Title Peak Position Time on chart Sales
1st 6 December 2006 Tenkyū no Ongaku (天球の音楽Music of the Celestial Sphere?)
  • 1. Omna Magni (オムナ マグニ)
  • 2. Undine (ウンディーネ)
  • 3. Shiawase no Tameiki (幸せのため息; Happy Sigh)
  • 4. Modokashii Sekai no Ue de (もどかしい世界の上で; On Top of A Frustrating World)
  • 5. Symphony (シンフォニー)
  • 6. Euforia (ユーフォリア)
  • 7. Jasmine (ジャスミン)
  • 8. Natsuyasumi no Shukudai (夏休みの宿題; Assignment of Summer Vacation)
  • 9. Kami to Hairpin to Watashi (髪とヘアピンと私; Hair and Hairpin and Me)
  • 10. Yume no Tsubasa (ユメノツバサ; Wings of Dreams)
  • 11. Towa no Omoi (永遠の想い; Eternal Thoughts)
  • 12. CESTREE (セストゥリー)
  • 13. Ame Furibana -Album Version- (雨降花; Falling Flower in the Rain)
  • 14. Amrita (アムリタ)
40 5 weeks 11,957 copies sold
2nd 26 March 2008 Makino Yui (マキノユイ?)
  • 1. Ame no Hi no Funsui (雨の日の噴水)
  • 2. Marmalade (マーマラード)
  • 3. Sangatsu Monogatari (三月物語)
  • 4. Yokogao (横顔)
  • 5. Spirale (スピラーレ)
  • 6. Solfege (ソルフェージュ)
  • 7. synchronicity
  • 8. Tsuki no Shijima -ultimate mix- (つきのしじま)
  • 9. Tooku Made Ikou (遠くまで行こう)
  • 10. Sketchbook wo Motta Mama -Hikigatari- (スケッチブックを持ったまま -引き語り-)
  • 11. DESTINY
  • 12. Watashi ni Tsuite (私について)
22 4 weeks 10,384 copies sold
3rd 6 July 2011 Holography (ホログラフィー?)
  • 1. Haru Machi Kaze (春待ち風)
  • 2. Onegai Jun Bright (お願いジュンブライト)
  • 3. Merry-go-round ~Album ver.~
  • 4. Fuwa Fuwa♪ (ふわふわ♪)
  • 5. Cluster
  • 6. Precious
  • 7. hologram
  • 8. crepuscular rays
  • 9. Nidome no Hatsukoi (二度目のハツコイ)
  • 10. Brand-new Sky
  • 11. Ao no Kaori (碧の香り)
  • 12. Mirai no Hitomi wo Hiraku Toki (未来の瞳を開くとき)
  • 13. Sono Saki he (その先へ)
N/A N/A N/A

Awards[edit]

She was nominated for "best young voice actress" for her outstanding portrayal of Misaki Nakahara from Welcome to the N.H.K.[citation needed]

Other[edit]

Anime soundtracks
  • Omna Magni
Notes: This song was used as an ending theme song in Genesis of Aquarion.
  • Sousei no Aquarion
Notes: This song was used as the intro theme song in Genesis of Aquarion.
  • Yume no Tsubasa (ユメノツバサ?)
Notes: She sang this song together with fellow voice actor, Miyu Irino who voices Syaoran. The song was used as an ending theme song in the 3rd Drama CD of Tsubasa Chronicle.
  • Tsuki no Shijima (つきのしじま?)
Notes: This song was used as an insert song in episode 50 in Tsubasa Chronicle.
  • Dark Side ni Tsuitekite
Notes: This song was used as an insert song in Welcome to the N.H.K.
  • Synchronicity
Notes: This song is the opening theme song for Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations
  • Tenshi no Hashigo ~crepuscular rays~
Notes: This song is the ending theme for Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Imaginal Song
Notes: This song is one of Ryphia's songs with her vocalizing in Arc Rise Fantasia.
  • Jouka no Hikari (Light Of Purification)
Notes: This song is one of Ryphia's songs with her vocalizing in Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Ryfia no Negai (Ryfia's Wish)
Notes: This song is one of Ryphia's songs with her vocalizing in Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Ten no Namida (Heaven's Tears)
Notes: This song is one of Ryphia's songs with her vocalizing in Arc Rise Fantasia
Anime character songs
  • Towa no Omoi
Notes: Found on the first Tsubasa Chronicle Drama & Character Album.
  • Yacchaouyo!
Notes: This song was released on the first character song album for the OVA Amuri in Star Ocean.
  • Umidorika -Amuri Ver.-
Notes: This song was released on the first character song album for the OVA Amuri in Star Ocean.
  • Moroi Mirai Kirai (I Hate Fragile Future)'
Notes: This song was released on the third character song album of Sora wo Kakeru Shōjo.
  • Wakakusa iro no Kleiner Vogel (Light Green-colored Little Bird)
Notes: This song was released on the second character song album of Which Witch?

References[edit]

[1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Nakagami, Yoshikatsu; Yoshida, Moichi; Onitsuka, Kanako; Nishimoto, Keiko. "Voice Actress Spotlight: Yui Makino". Newtype USA. 5 (12) pp. 110–111. December 2006. ISSN 1541-4817.
  2. ^ http://japanverse.com/2013/03/hokkaido-recruits-yui-makino-to-play-hungry-zombie-francesca-in-promotional-pv/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1] HMV. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ (Japanese) [2] Shiseido Elixir White CM page. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  • Katoh, Hidekazu; Ban, Yukiko; Kojima, Makiko; Kamo, Ayumi. "Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle". Newtype USA. 6 (5) pp. 26–33. May 2007. ISSN 1541-4817. Comments by Yui Makino on page 33.

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