Chieko Ochi

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Chieko Ochi
Native name 越智 千恵子
Birth name Chieko Kawabe (河辺千恵子?)
Born (1987-02-24) February 24, 1987 (age 28)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop, anison
Occupation(s) Singer, model, actress
Years active 1988–present
Labels VAP
Website ameblo.jp/ochichieko/

Chieko Ochi (越智 千恵子 Ochi Chieko?), born Chieko Kawabe (河辺千恵子?) February 24, 1987 in Tokyo,[1] is a Japanese singer, model and actress. She played Sailor Mercury in the Sailor Moon musicals and was Naru Osaka in the live-action Sailor Moon series. Several of her songs have been used in anime series and other television shows, from a localization of Lizzie McGuire to Ouran High School Host Club.[2]

Career[edit]

Kawabe was involved in the Sailor Moon Musicals starting in 2000 when she was 12 years old. She played Sailor Mercury and participated in five productions including the 10th anniversary special in 2002. She made guest appearances at Fan Kansha and released a DVD called Sera Myu. Afterwards, she handed her Sailor Mercury role to Wakayama Manami, but got involved in the live-action Sailor Moon drama as Naru Osaka in 2003.[2]

Kawabe released the single "Be Your Girl" on April 27, 2004.[2] This became the ending theme song to the anime Elfen Lied, and her other song, "Hoshi ni Negai o" was the end theme song to Otogizoshi.[2] She released "Shining" in 2004, and "Kizunairo" in 2005. The song "I Can't Wait", from the "Kizunairo" single was used as the theme song to the Japanese version of the show Lizzie McGuire.[2] She released her first album, Brilliance in March 2005, and the single "Candy Baby" in July.[2] Kawabe's next major single was "Sakura Kiss" which was the theme song for the anime Ouran High School Host Club. The single charted in Oricon, peaking at 71.[2]

In addition to acting and singing, she has worked as a model, appearing in publications such as Tokuma Shoten's Love Berry magazine.[1] She hosted a weekly show in Harajuku.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She married producer Masato Ochi on August 8, 2008.[3] She also released a cookbook called Husband's lunch in 2010. They have one daughter.[1][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Release Date Title Catalogue Number
(Japan)
Oricon[5]
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
March 16, 2005 Brilliance VPCC-80602 [6]  

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Release Date Title Catalogue Number
(Japan)
Oricon[7] Album
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
April 28, 2004 "Be Your Girl" VPCC-82176[8] 67   Brilliance
November 24, 2004 "Shining!"/"cry baby" VPCC-82189[9] 157   Brilliance
January 26, 2005 "Kizunairo"
(絆色)
VPCC-82191 [10] 150   Brilliance
July 21, 2005 "Candy Baby" / "Mama Made"
(キャンディーベイベー/マーマメード)
VPCC-82199[11]      
April 26, 2006 "Sakura Kiss"
(桜キッス)
VPCC-82601[12] 71 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "越智千恵子のプロフィール". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chieko Kawabe's Bio". jpopasia. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Chieko Kawabe Marries Producer". Moon Chase! A Sailor Moon News Blog. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "越智千恵子オフィシャルブログ Powered by Ameba". ameblo.jp. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "越智千恵子のアルバム売上ランキング" [Chieko Ochi Album Sales Ranking]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "brilliance – 河辺千恵子" [brilliance – Chieko Ochi]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "越智千恵子のシングル売上ランキング" [Chieko Ochi Single Sales Rankings]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "be your girl – 河辺千恵子" [Be your girl – Chieko Kawabe]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Shining!/cry baby – 河辺千恵子" [Shining!/cry baby – Chieko Kawabe]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "絆色 – 河辺千恵子" [Kizunairo – Chieko Kawabe]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "キャンディベイベー/マーマメード – 河辺千恵子" [Candy Baby / Mama Made – Chieko Kawabe]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "桜キッス – 河辺千恵子" [Sakura Kiss – Chieko Kawabe]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2015. 

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