Studio Ghibli, theme song singer makes her debut at Hyper Japan.


Have you ever wondered who the lovely singer for your favorite Studio Ghibli songs look like or what her name is?

Well his year at Hyper Japan the crowed got to see Azumi Inoue, the singer behind many of our favorite theme songs for Hayao Miyozaki movies like, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Ponyo.

 Many of us know that she made her debut in 1983 she first gained notice as the graceful singer of the end theme for Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli animation movie, Laputa: Castle in The Sky with “Carrying You.

The singer also made an appearance over the two days show with her 11-year-old daughter ‘Yuyu who is also a singer.

The two singers began their live shows on the 15 & 16th July at Main stage.

 Yuyu a star in her own right first made her television debut in 2012 at the age of seven on the public broadcasting channel NHK, performing the song "6 Sai No Ballad" for the TV show “Minna No Uta “made it a huge hit.
Yuyu, then collaborated with popular rock band Watanabe Flower to release her second single "Tan Tan Tan" in 2013 gained her up to 700,000 hits on YouTube was a great achievement at such a young age.

 Although she has had huge success with other musicians, she had an amazing achievement in 2014, her song "Hanbun Otona", a duet performed with her mother Azumi Inoue, was also broadcast on NHK's Minna No Uta, making it her third consecutive song to be shown on the program, an amazing accomplishment.

With a talented mother like around Yuyu has a great future ahead of her.

 Although many of us know Azumi Inoue’s voice from Studio Ghibli movies her voice and music is loved and cherished by different generations she has she has also performed theme songs for local authorities, classic songs from school textbooks, as well as the official theme song for Peter Rabbit, another children’s classic favorites.

  This year’s Hyper Japan had plenty of activities and talented acts, I wonder what next year’s summer event will feature, we shall find out next summer, thanks for reading.

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