|Also known as||安田 レイ (Yasuda Rei)|
April 15, 1993 |
North Carolina, U.S.
|Associated acts||Genki Rockets|
Rachel Rhodes (レイチェル・ローズ Reicheru Rōzu) (born April 15, 1993), known as Rei Yasuda (安田 レイ Yasuda Rei), is an American-born Japanese singer who achieved early fame as the image model and vocalist for the band Genki Rockets. In 2013, she made her solo debut as a singer with "Best of My Love."
Rhodes was born in North Carolina, United States, but moved to Japan at the age of 3. When she was 10 years old, she was inspired to become a singer after hearing her mother listening to a song by Utada Hikaru. She is fluent in both Japanese and English.
Rhodes auditioned for Genki Rockets at the age of 13 and became the image model and provided part of the vocals for the fictional frontman of the band, Lumi, who was written as a fictional 18-year-old woman born on September 11, 2019 as the first human being born in outer space. Rhodes appears as Lumi in the 2011 video game Child of Eden.
In 2013, Rhodes made her solo debut under Sony Records under the name Rei Yasuda, debuting with "Best of My Love." The leading song was produced by Kenji Tamai and served as the ending theme to Space Battleship Yamato 2199.
Another one of her singles is "Mirror" which was released on September 3, 2014. The song is used as an ending theme for The Irregular at Magic High School.
- Will (2014)
- Prism (2016)
|Title||Release Date||Peak chart positions||Sales (JPN)||Notes||Album|
|Best of My Love||3 July 2013||21||7,300||Ending theme for the anime
"Space Battleship Yamato 2199"
|Brand New Day||5 February 2014||84||1,200||Nissen spring 2014 commercial movie song|
|4 June 2014||84||1,200||Ending theme for the anime
"Kindaichi case files"
|Mirror||3 September 2014||19||8,300||2nd ending theme for the anime
"Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The Irregular at Magic High School)"
(Koi Uta,Love Song)
|25 February 2015||43||4,900||Theme song for the TBS drama Utsukushiki Wana ~Zanka Ryouran~
Cover of an Ikimonogakari song with the same name
|Tweedia||15 July 2015||23||6,900||Theme song for the movie
"Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages"
(Ashita Iro,Tomorrow's Color)
|11 November 2015||41||1,800||Theme song for the TBS drama
"Kekkonshiki no Zenjitsu ni"
|Message||18 May 2016||51||1,120||Ending theme for the anime
(Kimi No Uta,Your Song)
|24 May 2017||65||1,213||Ending theme for the anime
"Natsume's Book of Friends" Sixth Season
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