Mito Natsume

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Mito Natsume
三戸なつめ
Born
Mito Natsume

(1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 32)
Nara, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Occupation
  • Model
  • presenter
  • singer
  • actress
Years active2013–present
AgentAsobisystem
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2015–2018
LabelsSony Music Japan[1]
(2015–2018)
Websitemito.asobisystem.com

Mito Natsume (三戸なつめ, born February 20, 1990) is a Japanese actress, model, presenter, and singer. She debuted as a singer on April 8, 2015, with the song "Maegami Kirisugita," which was produced by Japanese musician Yasutaka Nakata.

Background[edit]

Mito started working as a model in 2010 and was able to make her 2013 modeling debut in Japanese magazines like Mer, Zip, and Non-no. She later released self-produced photoshoot book "Natsume-san" in 2013, selling 50,000 copies. In January 2015, her management Asobisystem got her a recording contract under Sony Music Associated Records, a sublabel of Sony Music Japan. It was later announced that her music will be produced by Japanese electronica duo Capsule member Yasutaka Nakata. In February 2015, it was announced that Mito will be releasing her debut single, "Maegami Kirisugita", on April 8, 2015. In conjunction with the release, she had contributed the theme song to the Japanese romantic movie "Koisuru Vampire" titled "Colony". The song was included as a B-side to the said single.

In September 2015, Mito released her second single, "8-bit Boy", which was used as the main theme to the Japanese premiere of the American movie Pixels. Its B-side track, "Watashi wo Fes ni Tsuretette", was released as a separate digital single and has received a music video. On April 6, 2016, Mito's third single, "I'll do my best", was released. In May 2016, a song titled "Odekake Summer" was released in a form of music video to promote a Japanese mosquito repellent brand.

In December 2016, it was announced that Mito will be contributing a song for an anime for the first time. The song was revealed to be "Puzzle", which became the ending theme to the animation series Puzzle & Dragons X. The song was officially released as a double A-side single, "Puzzle/Hanabira", on February 22, 2017. The latter was used as a tie-up commercial song to Oyatsu Company's Ramen Noodle Snack product.[2] Few days after the release of the single, Mito's agency, Asobisystem and record label Sony Music Japan, has announced that she will finally be releasing her debut studio album on April 26. The cover and tracklist were revealed later that month.[3] The album debuted at the 64th spot of the Oricon Weekly Albums, selling 1,261 copies on its first week of release.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single Release Date Title Peak
Position
(Oricon)
Peak
Position
(Japan Hot 100)
[4]
First Week
Sales
1 April 8, 2015 Maegami Kirisugita 36 1,320
DG August 5, 2015 Watashi wo Fes ni Tsuretette
2 September 16, 2015 8-bit Boy 45 45 1,325
3 April 6, 2016 I'll do my best 41 1,264
4 February 22, 2017 Puzzle/Hanabira 108 639

DVDs[edit]

Single Release Date Title Peak
Position
(Oricon)
Peak
Position
(Japan Hot 100)
[5]
First Week
Sales
1 June 24, 2015 "Maegami Kiri Sugita" no MV Tsukuri Sugita 179

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Dramas[edit]

  • 2016: Times "Arau" and "Shimizu" as Mino
  • 2016: Seisei Suru Hodo, Aishiteru as cake store's clerk
  • 2018–2019: Kakegurui as Yomozuki Runa
  • 2019: Setsuyaku Locke as Natsume Mito

Dubbing[edit]

TV Shows[edit]

  • 2015–2018: MBS Song Town
  • 2016–2018: Mito Natsume's Songstreet
  • 2016–2019: Chi-chin Puipui Getsuyoubi
  • 2017: Kyōnoryōri Beginners Batsue no Sparta Natsu Men Juku
  • 2017: Himitsu no Kenmin SHOW
  • 2018–present: + music
  • 2019–present: Mint!
  • 2019–present: Go go Nama Oishī Kin'yōbi

Theatre[edit]

  • 2018: Eg Woman as member of Team Mehyō
  • 2018: TOP's & BOTTOM's ~ Futatsu no Kokoro to Hitotsu no Mirai ~ as performer
  • 2018: Tekkonkinkreet as Shiro

Concert tours[edit]

  • Natsumelo Live Tour "Mito Natsume wa Chou-Omedetai" (2017)

Bibliography[edit]

Nonfiction book[edit]

  • Natsume Mito (July 26, 2013), Natsume-san (in Japanese), Tokyo: Gakken Publishing, ISBN 978-4-054-05766-1

Photo-book[edit]

Picture book[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]