Twill (band)

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Michiko and Yoko performing in Sweden (2005)
Background information
Origin Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-Pop, pop music, contemporary R&B, gospel music
Years active 2004–2009 (international)
2001–2004, 2009–present (Japan)
Labels Zomba Group of Companies (2001 – 2004)
Bonnier Amigo Music Group (2004 – 2009)
Nayutawave (2009-2012)
Tokuma Japan Communications (2012 - Present)
Website Twill official site
Members Michiko

Twill (トゥワイル, Tuwairu?) is a Japanese duo composed of twins Michiko and Yoko (surname unknown). Their stage name is a portmanteau of English language words "twin" and "will". They are managed by TV Asahi Music.[1]

They are also known in United States and Sweden. Two of their singles "New World" and "STAND UP" are used as opening themes for the Digimon Xros Wars anime series.


  • Michiko (elder sister)
  • Yoko (younger sister)

Both were born on 14 November 1985. They were raised in Fukuoka, Japan.


2001 - Signed with Zomba Records Japan

2002 - Released first single Before I Fall

2004 - Signed with BAMG[2]

2009 - Went back to Japan and signed to UMG - Nayutawave Records[3]

2012 - Left Nayutawave Records and signed up to Tokuma Japan.


International singles[edit]

All released under Bonnier Amigo

Japan singles[edit]

  • Before I Fall (4 December 2002 - Zomba Japan)[4]
  • Love Friend (22 July 2009 - Nayutawave)[5]
  • My Step (30 September 2009 - Nayutawave)[6]
  • Close to You (5 May 2010 - Nayutawave)[7]
  • New World - "Digimon Xros Wars: The Evil Death General and the Seven Kingdoms" Opening Theme (8 June 2011 - Nayutawave)[8]
  • Stand Up - "Digimon Xros Wars: Time Traveling Hunter Boys" Opening Theme (7 March 2012 - Tokuma Japan Communications)


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