Machico (singer)

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Machico
Native name
まちこ
Born
Machiko Saitō

(1992-03-25) March 25, 1992 (age 27)
Occupation
Years active2012–present
AgentHoripro
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsGeneon Universal
Mastard Records
Nippon Columbia (2016–present)
Websitemachi.co

Machiko Saitō (齊藤 真知子, Saitō Machiko, born March 25, 1992), better known by her stage name Machico, is a Japanese singer and voice actress from Hiroshima Prefecture who is currently affiliated with the Horipro talent agency.[1] After participating in an audition organized by Horipro, she made her music debut in 2012, singing a theme song for a PC game. She was cast as the character Tsubasa Ibuki in the mobile game The Idolmaster: Million Live! in 2013. Apart from voice acting, she has performed theme songs for KonoSuba and Age 12. Machico released two albums between 2014 and 2015, and opened her official fanclub in late 2016.

Biography[edit]

Machico's career began after she participated in the 36th Horipro Talent Scout Campaign in 2011, where she was a finalist.[2] Although she was not declared the campaign's winner, she would make her media debut in 2012 when she was chosen to perform the song "Magical Happy Show!", which was used as the theme song to the 2012 visual novel Supipara: Alice the Magic Conductor; the single for "Magical Happy Show!" was released on May 23, 2012.[3]

Machico debuted as a voice actress in 2013 when she was cast as the character Tsubasa Ibuki in the mobile game The Idolmaster: Million Live! in 2013.[2] The following year, she released her first album titled Colors, which was released on June 11, 2014; the album peaked at number 64 on the Oricon weekly charts.[4] Her second album Colors II -RML- was released on April 8, 2015; the album peaked at number 86 on the Oricon weekly charts.[5] That same year, she voiced the character Sophia Mertesacker in the anime television series World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman.[6] She made a cameo as herself in the 2015 anime television series Seiyu's Life!.[7]

Machico performed the song "Fantastic Dreamer", which was used as the opening theme to the 2016 anime television series KonoSuba; the single for "Fantastic Dreamer" was released on January 27, 2016, and it peaked at number 42 on the Oricon weekly charts.[8] Her next single, "Yūki no Tsubasa" (勇気のつばさ, Wings of Courage) was released on November 9, 2016;[9] the title track is used as the second ending theme to the anime television series Age 12.[10] She portrayed the character Serina Nishiyama in the 2016 anime television series Three Leaves, Three Colors.[11] She opened her official fanclub ZO≒NA in December 2016.[2] Her fourth single "Tomorrow" was released on February 1, 2017; the title track is used as the opening theme to the second season of KonoSuba.[12][13] She was cast as the character Icea Mize Valgalis in the 2017 anime television series WorldEnd.[14] Her fifth single "Kore Kara" (コレカラ, From Now On) was released on January 31, 2018; the title track is used as the opening theme to the anime series The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!.[15] She also played the role of Tokai Teio in the multimedia franchise Uma Musume Pretty Derby.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Peak ranking Album Notes
Oricon
May 23, 2012 Magical Happy Show! 87[3] PC Game Supipara – Alice the Magical Conductor main theme song
January 27, 2016 fantastic dreamer 42[8] Ambitious*
SOL
Anime television series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! opening theme[17]
November 9, 2016 Yūki no Tsubasa 114[9] SOL Anime television series Age 12: A Little Heart-Pounding second ending theme
February 1, 2017 Tomorrow 23[12] SOL Anime television series KonoSuba 2 opening theme
January 31, 2018 Kore Kara 32[18] Anime television series The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! opening theme
August 28, 2019 1mm Symphony 42[19] Anime film KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson theme song

Albums[edit]

Release date Title Peak ranking
Oricon

Japan

June 11, 2014 COLORS 63[4]
April 8, 2015 COLORS II -RML- 86[5]
July 27, 2016 Ambitious* 63[20]
May 24, 2017 SOL 68[21]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Games[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MachicoオフィシャルHP (in Japanese). HoriPro. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "声優アーティストMachico、12/11(日)のワンマンツアーを大盛況のうちに終え、本日公式HPをリニューアル&公式ファンクラブをオープン!" (in Japanese). Skiyaki. December 13, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Magical Happy Show!". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "COLORS". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "COLORS II -RML-". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Seiken Tsukai no World Break's Promo Video, More Cast Unveiled". Anime News Network. December 23, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Audition". Seiyu's Life!. Episode 2 (in Japanese). July 14, 2015. Tokyo MX.
  8. ^ a b "fantastic dreamer". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "勇気のつばさ". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Machico Performs Ending Theme For Age 12 Anime's 2nd Season". Anime News Network. August 22, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Sansha Sanyō Anime Casts Machico, Aina Suzuki, Rika Momokawa". Anime News Network. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "TOMORROW". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "KonoSuba Season 2 Reveals Video, Song Artists, Title, January 11 Debut". Anime News Network. October 24, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "'SukaSuka' Anime Reveals Main Cast, More Staff". Anime News Network. February 20, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! TV Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, More of Staff, January Debut". Anime News Network. October 14, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Uma Musume Pretty Derby Project's Anime, Game Promo Videos Streamed". Anime News Network. July 1, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Anime's 2nd Video Previews Machico's Song". Anime News Network. December 2, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "KoreKara". Oricon. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  19. ^ "1ミリ Symphony". Oricon. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  20. ^ "Ambitious*". Oricon. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  21. ^ "SOL". Oricon. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  22. ^ "Seiken Tsukai no World Break's Promo Video, More Cast Unveiled". Anime News Network. December 23, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  23. ^ ">取り巻く人々 | キャラクター | キラキラ☆プリキュアアラモード-東映アニメーション" (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  24. ^ "Rifle is Beautiful TV Anime Reveals Visual, Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

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