Mizuki Nana – Seiyuu and Singer


Mizuki Nana (Birth Name: Nana Kondo) is born is Niihama, Ehime, Japan. She is one of the most popular Japanese Singer-Song Writer and Seiyuu (Voice Actor) to date. Nana was trained to sing at the age of 5. In year 1993, she has released her single “Tsugazakura” in a compact cassette tape under her real name “Nana Kondo.” She was initially trained as an enka singer but has make successful progress in the Jpop industry later. In 1998, she made her fame as a Seiyuu (Voice Actor). Soon, she released her debut single “Omoi” from King Records on 6 December 2000 follow by Supersonic Girl on 5 December 2001.

In years to come, Mizuki Nana has become more and more successful in her career. With her first single “Innocent Starter” to hit the top 10 Oricon Singles Chart at number 9 in place, she continues to consistently hit the top few rankings on the Oricon Charts with her other releases. On June 3 of 2009, she peaked Oricon Charts at No.1 with her album “Ultimate Diamond” followed closely by her single released “Phantom Minds” which also topped the chart in first place on 13 January 2010. Ultimate Diamond has sold over 74,000 copies in the first week which outsell the popular hip-hop band “The Black Eyed Peas” album, “The E.N.D” by over 20,000 copies. Due to her single “Phantom Minds” topping Oricon Charts at the first place, Mizuki Nana is the first Seiyuu to top Oricon Charts.

Nana was also invited to take part in the 60th NHK KÅÂ haku Uta Gassen of New Year’s Eve. Mizuki Nana has chosen the song “Shin Ai” to perform for her very first appearance on the show.

No forgetting she is also popular in voice acting, Mizuki Nana till today has voiced over 130 roles in various media. Some of the most popular roles she has taken part are Love Hina as Nyamo Namo, Naruto as Hinata Hyuga, Samurai Deeper Kyo as Mika, Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys as Audrey and many more

Mizuki Nana also voiced for a mascot named “OS-tan” that is used in Windows 7 OS. The reason was obvious due to her name “Nana” which in japanese represents the number “7” that is very related to Windows 7.

In 2010, Mizuki also won the Tomiyama Kei Award in the 4th Seiyuu Awards.

Mizuki Nana has a powerful crisp clear voice that brings life to every song she sings and that there is always a very good reason why she is always the top singers in the weekly Oricon Chart regularly.


Source by Ayano Toshie

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