Eir Aoi

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Eir Aoi
Eir Aoi at HYPER JAPAN 2015.jpg
Eir Aoi at HYPER JAPAN 2015, London.
Background information
Born (1988-11-30) November 30, 1988 (age 27)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels SME Records
Website www.aoieir.com

Eir Aoi (藍井 エイル Aoi Eiru?, born November 30, 1988)[1] is a Japanese singer from Sapporo, Hokkaido, signed to SME Records.

Biography[edit]

Aoi began her singing career in a band she formed in high school.[2] She performed publicly and released her debut single, "Memoria", on October 19, 2011, which was used as the first ending theme song to the 2011 anime series Fate/Zero. Her second single, "Aurora", was released on September 5, 2012, which is used as the fourth opening theme song to the 2011 anime series Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Her third single, "Innocence", was released on November 21, 2012, which was used as the second opening theme song to the 2012 anime series Sword Art Online.[3] Her first album, Blau, was released on January 30, 2013.

Aoi's fourth single, "Cobalt Sky", was released on June 26, 2013. Her fifth single, "Sirius", was released on November 13, 2013, and was used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime series Kill la Kill.[4][5] Her song "Sanbika" was also used throughout the series. Aoi's sixth single, "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?), was released on January 1, 2014, which was used as the opening to the special Sword Art Online: Extra Edition.[6] Her seventh single, "Ignite", released on August 20, 2014, was used as the first opening theme to the 2014 anime series Sword Art Online II. Her eighth single, "Tsunagaru Omoi", released on November 12, 2014, was used as the opening theme for the TBS show Rank Okoku.[7] Her ninth single, "Genesis", released on February 18, 2015, is used as the ending theme to the 2015 anime series Aldnoah Zero:2nd Season.[8] Her tenth single, "Lapis Lazuli", was released on April 22, 2015, and is used as the ending theme to the 2015 anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan.[9] Her twelfth digital single, "Cynthia no Hikari" (シンシアの光 Cynthia's Light?), was released on March 25, 2015, and is used as the opening theme of the 2015 video game Sword Art Online: Lost Song.[10] Her third album, "D'Azur", released on June 24, 2015. Her eleventh single, "Shoegazer", was released on October 28, 2015.[11]

Her twelfth single, "Accentier", was released on March 2, 2016 and is used for the opening theme for the PlayStation Vita game Digimon World: Next Order.[12] Her thirteenth single, "Tsubasa" ( Wings?) was released on July 20, 2016 and served as the opening theme for the second season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime.[13] Her first and second greatest hits albums titled "BEST -E-" and "BEST -A-", will be released on October 19, 2016 in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of her career.[14]

On August 17, 2016, it was announced on her official Facebook page that she would put her career on hiatus due to poor health. Her remaining appearances for 2016 and a scheduled performance at Animax Musix 2017 in Osaka in January 2017 have been cancelled.[15][16]

Discography[edit]

Eir's autograph, written at 14th (2013) Comic Exhibition

Studio and Mini Albums[edit]

Year Title
2012 Prayer
2013 Blau
2014 Aube
2015 D'Azur

Best Albums[edit]

Year Title
2016 BEST -E-
BEST -A-

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2011 "Memoria" Anime television fate/Zero 8[17] Blau
2012 "Aurora" Anime television Mobile Suit Gundam AGE 22[18]
"Innocence" Anime television Sword Art Online 6[19]
2013 "Cobalt Sky" 19[20] Aube
"Sirius" Anime television Kill la Kill OP 21[21]
2014 "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) 12[22]
"Ignite" Anime television Sword Art Online II OP 9[23] D'Azur
"Tsunagaru Omoi" (ツナガルオモイ?) 20[24]
2015 "Genesis" Anime television Aldnoah.Zero ED 17[25]
"Lapis Lazuri" (ラピスラズリ?) Anime television The Heroic Legend of Arslan ED 13[26]
"Shoegazer" 26[27]
2016 "Accentier" PS Game Vita Digimon World: Next Order OP 14[28]
"Tsubasa" ( Wings?) Anime television The Heroic Legend of Arslan : Dust Storm Dance (second season of The Heroic Legend Of Arslan) OP 9[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". 藍井エイル(Aoi Eir)Official Website. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "J!-ENT's Dennis A. Amith & Michelle Tymon interviews Aoi Eir & Luna Haruna + Press Q&A (June 2013 J!-ENT Interview)". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Eir Aoi, Luna Haruna to Perform at Seattle's Sakura-Con (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ ">5th Single「シリウス」2013/11/13 OUT!!!~TVアニメ『キルラキル』オープニングテーマ~". Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Staff". Trigger (company). Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eir Aoi Sings Sword Art Online: Extra Edition's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Aoi Eir Announces "Tsunagaru Omoi" Single". Ohayo Seoul. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2nd Aldnoah.Zero Season's 1st TV Ad Previews Eir Aoi's Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "6th The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV Spot Previews Eir Aoi Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ てけおん (January 28, 2015). "『SAO ロスト・ソング』は藍井エイルさん&春奈るなさんのW主題歌! この主題歌が聞ける動画も公開" (in Japanese). Dengeki Online. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Eir Aoi new single Shoegazer release details revealed". Comtrya Sugoi. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Aoi Eir is a Huge Digimon World Nerd". Tamer Union. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Heroic Legend of Arslan 2nd Season's TV Ad Previews Eir Aoi's Opening Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ ">藍井エイル Eir Aoi 5th Anniversary" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  15. ^ "IMPORTANT NOTICE". Facebook. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Singer Eir Aoi Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health". Anime News Network. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Memoria" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Aurora" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Innocence" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Cobalt Sky" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sirius" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ 虹の音 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  23. ^ "IGNITE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  24. ^ ツナガルオモイ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  25. ^ "GENESIS" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  26. ^ "Lapis Lazuli" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  27. ^ "Shoegazer" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  28. ^ "Accentier" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  29. ^ "翼" (in Japanese). Oricon. 

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