Aoi Teshima

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Aoi Teshima
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Background information
Native name 葵 手嶌
Born (1987-06-21) June 21, 1987 (age 28)
Hakata, Japan
Occupation(s) Singer, voice actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Yamaha
Website AoiTeshima.com

Aoi Teshima (手嶌葵 Teshima Aoi?, born June 21, 1987 in Hakata, Fukuoka)[1] is a Japanese singer and voice actress. She is known for singing and acting in several Goro Miyazaki movies including Tales from Earthsea and From up on Poppy Hill.

Career[edit]

While Aoi Teshima went to C&S music academy in Fukuoka, she began a music career as an amateur in 2003.[citation needed] In 2003 and 2004, she participated in a musical event "DIVA", which was held in Fukuoka, as part of a "Teen's Music Festival".[1]

In March 2005, she acted in "Japan-Korea slow music's world" in South Korea and her performance was favorably received among the audience. Her performance attracted the attention of anime director Gorō Miyazaki. Toshio Suzuki was also very impressed when he listened to her demo version of Bette Midler's "The Rose"[1]

On June 7, 2006, she finally released a song called "Therru's Song" (テルーの唄 Terū no Uta?). This song was used in a film directed by Gorō Miyazaki, Tales from Earthsea, in which she also voices the character Theru.[2]

She was featured singing for two songs of a Nintendo Wii game, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon. The first song is called "Light" ( Hikari?), while the ending one is titled "Warmth of the Moon" (月のぬくもり Tsuki no Nukumori?).[citation needed]

She once again collaborated with Gorō Miyazaki on his second feature From up on Poppy Hill (2011), singing Summer of Goodbye, the main theme of the movie and other songs in the film, as well as voicing the character Yuko.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Title[5] Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[6]
Sales
[7]
Gedo Senki Kashū (ゲド戦記歌集?)
Tales from Earthsea Song Collection
  • Released: July 12, 2006
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10028)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
20 55,000
Haru no Kashū (春の歌集?, Spring song collection)
  • Released: February 7, 2007
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10028)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
38 14,000
Niji no Kashū (虹の歌集?, Rainbow song collection)
  • Released: July 23, 2008
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10049)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
78 5,900
Kokurikozaka kara Kashū (コクリコ坂から歌集?)
From up on Poppy Hill song collection
  • Released: July 6, 2011
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10156)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
33 24,000
Ren'dez-vous[8]
  • Released: July 23, 2014
  • Label: Victor Entertainment (VICL-64074)
125

Cover albums[edit]

Teshima's cover albums are sung in English.

Title[5] Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[6]
Sales
[7]
The Rose: I Love Cinemas
  • Western film theme songs
  • Released: March 5, 2008
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10044)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
48 15,000
La Vie en rose: I Love Cinemas
  • Western film theme songs
  • Released: October 7, 2009
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10102)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
65 6,000
Christmas Songs
  • Western Christmas songs
  • Released: November 24, 2010
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10119)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
127 3,900
Miss Aoi – Bonjour, Paris![9]
  • Paris-themed songs
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Rendezvous (RDV-0008)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[6]
Sales
[7]
Collection Blue
  • Released: November 9, 2011
  • Label: Yamaha (YCCW-10162)
  • Formats: Compact disc, digital download, rental CD
   

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Oricon
sales
[7]
Album
Oricon singles charts
[6]
Billboard Japan Hot 100*
[10]
RIAJ digital tracks*
[11]
2006 "Therru no Uta" (テルーの唄 Terū no Uta?, "Therru's Song") Gold certification for cellphone downloads[12] 5 228,000 Ged Senki Kashū
2007 "Kishi o Hanareru Hi" (岸を離れる日?, "The Day I Push Off from the Shore") Digital release Haru no Kashū
"Kiseki no Hoshi" (奇跡の星?, "Miracle Star") 32 4,000 Niji no Kashū
2008 "Kazoku no Fūkei (CM Version)" (家族の風景 (CMバージョン)?, "Family Scene") Digital release
"Niji" (?, "Rainbow") 110 2,900
"Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley cover, digital release Collection Blue
"Hikari/Tsuki no Nukumori" (光/月のぬくもり?, "Light/Warmth of the Moon") Digital release
2009 "Tsurezure Yōbi" (徒然曜日?, "Boring, Regular Day") Digital re-release Haru no Kashū
"La Vie en rose" Édith Piaf cover, digital release La Vie en rose
"Kono Michi" (この道?, "This Road") Digital release Collection Blue
2010 "Ima o Ikite" (いまを生きて?, "Live for Today")
"Because" (Yoko Kanno x Aoi Teshima)
"Ryūsei" (流星?, "Meteor")
2011 "Sayonara no Natsu (Kokurikozaka kara)" (さよならの夏~コクリコ坂から~?, "Summer of Farewells (From Up on Poppy Hill)") 22 13 11 27,000 Kokurikozaka kara Kashū
*Japan Hot 100 established February 2008, RIAJ Digital Track Chart established April 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Aoi Teshima Biography - 手嶌葵 バイオグラフィ". aoiteshima.com. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ghibli Adapts Kokuriko-Zaka Kara Shōjo Manga (Update 4)". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ghibli's N. American Arrietty BD to Have U.S. & U.K. Dubs (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aoi Teshima to Perform Ronia the Robber's Daughter's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b http://aoiteshima.com/discography.html
  6. ^ a b c d "アーティスト: 手嶌葵". Oricon. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011.  (subscription only)
  8. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/392553/products/1082286/1/
  9. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/392553/products/1046257/1/
  10. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  11. ^ 有料音楽配信チャート (in Japanese). RIAJ. 
  12. ^ レコード協会調べ 11月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:11月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). December 20, 2006. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 

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