Japanese media, outside of the seiyuu oriented media, is already taking an interest in several seiyuu and their music projects. Music news website (K-Pop, J-Rock, J-Pop), T-Site News released today a special article in which they name 7 seiyuu that have been impressing everyone in the music business through their unique charms.
According to the article, all these solo artists/bands have set themselves apart through fantastic live performances, unique lineups, exciting music, impressive dance skills, visuals and shocking stage performances. The contributions and success that Miyano Mamoru, GRANRODEO and OLDCODEX have experienced, paved the way for other seiyuu to give it a try and enter the music business.
Miyano Mamoru is labeled as a multitalented performer, an all rounder that knows how act, dub, sing, dance, write lyrics. He’s the very first seiyuu to have a successful solo career.
GRANRODEO are compared with B’z, Japanese 80’s rock band. GRANRODEO have rocked the anisong and rock industries with their exciting songs, hyped up choruses or mesmerizing melodies. Right now the band has reached a stadium rock band status and is loved by almost all anime fans around the work.
OLDCODEX are considered as one of the most unique projects, a blend of sound and visual, the work of polar opposites, a vocalist and a painter. There isn’t a band like them in the world which is pretty amazing.
Onto the breakthrough artists’ side, we find 4 familiar faces that, coming from a Seiyuu background, have been stirring and shaking up the music business.
Soma Saito is labeled as the new “Ikemen” in the music business, according to the original article’s writer, Soma Saito is the “excessively handsome voice artist” turned singer. Saito‘s instant shot to fame with “Hikari Tatsu Ame” (instant #1 on iTunes in July) has impressed a lot of people in the music industry in Japan, some have even said that if Saito had auditioned for Johnny’s (talent agency known for managing pop legends ARASHI and Kat-Tun), he would have entered the company in a heartbeat with his looks alone.
Jun Fukuyama is labeled as a “genreless singer” or like we’d like to put it, a versatile singer. He has tried a multitude of music genres since he made his major debut this year. EDM, rock, jazz, bubblegum pop, rap and metal, Fukuyama has been everywhere and that certainly has impressed music specialists in Japan.
Hiro Shimono is labeled as a “healing individual” that is loved by everyone. He’s a complete entertainer – energetic on stage, able to hold his own alone and always full of ideas to present the best self to his fans. His drive and entertainment skills set him apart from most seiyuu turned singers.
Lastly we find Shouta Aoi. Aoi‘s outstanding vocals and theatrical performances are, according to the writer, insanely popular in Japan. During Aoi‘s “Wonder Lab” tour there were a lot of jaws dropped in awe with his performances.
For the whole article, please refer to the link below.
SOURCE: T-SITE NEWS (original article is in Japanese)