Mai Mizuhashi

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Mai Mizuhashi
Birth name 水橋 舞
Born (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 25)
Origin Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-pop, Anison
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2006–present
Labels Defstar Records
Associated acts Garnidelia
Website www.garnidelia.com

Mai Mizuhashi (水橋 舞 Mizuhashi Mai?, born January 31, 1992), also known as MARiA (メイリア Meiria?), is a female Japanese singer from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Originally a member of a music group, Mizuhashi found fame posting videos on the Japanese website Niconico. She is part of the musical duo Garnidelia.[1]

Biography[edit]

Mizuhashi began her career as a member of the music group Harajuku BJ Girls, later known as the Chix Girls. While a member of the group, Mizuhashi performed a number of opening and ending themes for different anime series, such as "Brand New Morning", which was used as the opening theme to the 2006 anime television series Kamisama Kazoku, "Yumemiru Otome" (夢みる乙女?, Dream Maiden), which was used as the ending theme to the 2007 anime television series Dōjin Work,[2] and "Kaze no Message" (風のメッセージ?, Message of the Wind), which was used as the second ending theme to the 2007 anime television series Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl.[3]

Following Chix Girls' disbandment in 2010, Mizuhashi pursued a solo career by posting videos on the Japanese website Niconico, where she caught the attention of music producer Yoshinori Abe, also known as Toku. Toku produced Mizuhashi's single "Color" which was used as the opening theme to the 2010 anime television series Freezing. The two would later form the music unit Garnidelia, which made its major debut in 2013 with the single "Ambiguous", used as the second opening theme to the anime television series Kill la Kill.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawasaki, Naoko; Nogami, Shigeru (August 2007). ""Smile"". Newtype USA. Vol. 6 no. 8. p. 126. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  2. ^ "夢みる乙女" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "風のメッセージ" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "GARNiDELiA Duo to Perform Kill La Kill Anime's New Opening". Anime News Network. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 

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