Mākii

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Mākii
Birth name Maki Onaga
Also known as MAAKIII, Maki, Markie, Marquee
Born (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 29)
Origin Okinawa, Japan
Genres Pop
Rock/Metal (former)
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–2009, 2013
Labels SME Records
Associated acts High and Mighty Color (2004–2009)
Website www.handmc.jp, www.maakiii.com

Mākii (マーキー?) (born August 23, 1987 in Okinawa, Japan) is a Japanese musician who was formerly the vocalist and songwriter for the Okinawa-based band High and Mighty Color. She was the youngest member of the band. She has an older brother who introduced her to the world of music and anime.[citation needed] When she performed at a concert in Okinawa in 2003, a scout for a record label noticed her and Anti Nobunaga. Mākii refused the offer at first, wanting to pursue her career in Canada as a solo artist and to master the English language, but she ultimately joined the band. In 2007, she debuted in her first film, Anata wo Wasurenai.[1]

On July 1, 2008, it was announced that Mākii had married Dreams Come True bassist & producer Masato Nakamura on June 22 and would be leaving the band by the end of 2008. In her parting message, Mākii thanked her fellow band members and all of their fans for supporting her and the group for such a long time.[2]

She resumed musical activities in 2013 under the stage name MAAKIII with her first single "Chokankakutekichikaku" (超感覚的知覚?, "extrasensory perception").[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 26 Years Diary (Anata wo Wasurenai) Yuri

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