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Yoko Takahashi - Japanese singer

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:56 AM
I would like to present Yoko Takahashi (wikipedia), who has been singing a lot of songs for animes, like Evangelion for example. I want you to take the time to listen because her songs really deserve it. Tell me if you like it !

Title of this song is "kibo no sora", you can find lyrics and translation here.

Title of this one is "Love Antique", it is originally in japanese, but I really prefer the english version she did. This song is instant classic for me. (lyrics below)

I am just about to forget you.
Once there was summer of color crimson lake.
All it took to confess was a word.
All it took to express was a kiss.

When love was young between us.
I wasn't too proud to wait for carrousels.
You whispered you would make me a day.
Like no day had been in my life.

* You let me feel I was turned on.
You had me feel I was only one.
You made me feel I was loved by the whole world.

I never said that I was in love.
You never held me in your arms.
Never made love, we never dared to.

I am just about to forget you.
Once there was winter of color horizon blue.
All I knew, you were there beside me.
All I saw, our shadows on the path.

I love you so, still I know I do.
I trust you so, yet I know I do.
I want you so, true like ice, true like fire.

To keep my mind sharp and bright,
To keep my heart cold and tight,
To keep my love alone and free,
I shall leave.

Title of this one is "Genwaku no Umi kara" means "From the Dazzling Sea". Lyrics and translation

This one is "tamashi no rufuran(refrain)", but a different version called "ERATO", original here

And finally, her version of "Fly me to the moon" in english

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:39 AM
Not meaning to derail your thread, just wanted to share back.

As far as Anime and Japanese Singer/Songwriters go....I think Yoko Kanno takes the cake

She has written scores for famous animated works, including Macross Plus, Turn A Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, The Vision of Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Wolf's Rain, and is the most trusted composer by veteran and new-wave directors such as Yoshiyuki Tomino, Shinichiro Watanabe and Shoji Kawamori.

My favorite of her work STAND ALONE COMPLEX Theme Song

Thanks for sharing =)

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:59 AM
Quite like Tsukiko Amano.

Hopefully the rumours of her returning to singing are true.


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