Remembering Origa, an Anime Singer

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For many of those who’ve heard Origa sing, it was like love at first sight. There was a beautiful clarity to the way she sang, her voice always carrying this soaring, otherworldly quality that was absolutely entrancing. Alas, her voice has been silenced and she died at the young age of 44 on January 17, 2015 from lung cancer.

Given just how much of an impact she’s had within the world of anime music, we thought it was fitting that we pay Origa a tribute for all the beautiful music that she given us. The post certainly touches upon some of her most well-known material, most notably from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and its various sequels. But she’s done more than just that and you’ll find her wonderful voice present on slightly more obscure anime series like Fantastic Children and movies like Princess Arete. She’s also performed songs found in video games like Aion ~The Tower Of Eternity~ and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, but her reputation will lie most prominently based on the works she did for anime. [Read more…]

Animax Musix Unveils Lineup of Artists For Fall Concert


So far Animax Asia has announced that a group of eight artists/bands will be taking part in the television station’s Animax Musix fall concert which will take place on November 3, 2010. Their current lineup features the likes of May’n, who has performed openings, endings, and insert songs for Macross Frontier, Kalafina, whose work on the Kara no Kyoukai films are particularly well-known, ORIGA, ELISA, Canadian-born singer HIMEKA, Kita Shuuhei, and Sasaki Sayaka. This will be the fourth Animax Musix concert to be held ever since it began in May 2009.

These won’t be the only artists to be performing, but the others are unknown for the time being. As is normally the case, we can expect more names to be announced as the Animax Musix concert date approaches.

Source: Animax Musix Site

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