Yui Makino will be available on Friday and Saturday!
Makino took up piano at the age of four. Her talent for playing piano was discovered by the film director Shunji Iwai when she was seven years old and from the age of 8 to 17, she played piano solos for three of his films: Love Letter, All About Lily Chou-Chouand Hana and Alice. She graduated from Tokyo College of Musicas piano major with the top score in her senior year.
She made her debut as a singer in 2005 with "Omna Magni", produced by Yoko Kanno. It was used as the ending theme song for the anime Sousei no Aquarion. In the April of the same year, she also debuted as a voice actress, starring as heroine Sakura in Tsubasa Chronicle and recording several songs for its soundtrack. She released "Amrita", the ending song for the Tsubasa Chronicle film, as well as "Undine", the opening theme for the TV Tokyo anime Aria the Animation, coupled with its inserted song "Symphony". It achieved #25 on the Oricon chart. In 2006, Makino released two songs from another TV Tokyo anime, Aria the Natural, the theme song "Euphoria" and insert song "Amefuribana". They were released on one product and achieved #18 on the Oricon chart. She released her debut album, Tenkyū no Ongaku on 6 December 2006. In 2007, she was invited to represent Japan at the Japan-China cultural exchange event. She also released two singles for the programmes Sketchbook ~full color's~ and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. On 23 January 2008, Makino released her seventh single, "Spirale" as the opening theme of Aria the Origination. Coupled with the anime's insert song, "Yokogao", the single reached #20 on the Oricon chart. She also performed her first solo concert at the Fuchuno Mori Geijutsu Gekijo Wien Hall in Tokyo, where she sang and played the piano accompaniment for each song. She released her eponymous second album, Makino Yui in March 2008. It reached #22 on the Oricon chart. She graduated from Tokyo College of Music as a piano major in the same month. She held her Holography concert at SHIBUYA-AX in 2011.
In 2014, she has just released a new song called "Sasayaki ha Crescendo", theme song of TV Anime "Francesca" that she also acts as the main character. Yui Makino will be appearing at Otafest 2015 in association with AMUSE INC. and J-rock North Promotions Inc.
Yui Makino's Career
Amuri in Star Ocean (OAV) as Amuri Kakyōin / Angel Beats! (TV) as Yusa / anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV) as Aki / Aria - The Natural (TV) as Akane (ep 26) / Babel's Book (movie) as Sister / Bokurano (TV) as Aiko Tokosumi / C - Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility (TV) as Hanabi Ikuta / Chaika - The Coffin Princess (TV) as Layla / Chaika - The Coffin Princess Avenging Battle (TV) as Layla (ep 4) / Danchi Tomoo (TV) as Kimiko Kinoshita / Fantasista Doll (TV) as Ophelia (ep 6) / Francesca (TV) as Francesca / Gegege no Kitarō (TV 5/2007) as Mayu (ep 89) / (The) Girl Who Leapt Through Space (TV) as Honoka Kawai / Gundam Build Fighters Try (TV) as Fumina Hoshino / Hōkago no Pleiades (ONA) as Hikaru / Hōkago no Pleiades (TV) as Hikaru / Hyōka (TV) as Mitsuishi (ep 1) / (The) IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (TV) as Mayu Sakuma / Kaze no Stigma (TV) as Lapis Suirei ; Tsuo Rin (7 episodes) / Kiddy Girl-and (TV) as Sakura (ep 3) / Needless (TV) as Mio / Nodame Cantabile: Finale (TV) as Rima Namura (ep 4) / Samurai Harem (TV) as Tsubasa Tsubame / Sketchbook ~full color'S~ (TV) as Hazuki Torikai / SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation (TV) as Miina (eps 8, 12) / Space Dandy Season 2 (TV) as Sobakasu (ep 4) / Spider Riders (TV) as Village girl (ep 7) / Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 (TV) as Yura Yamato / Taisho Baseball Girls (TV) as Kyouko Sakurami / Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom as Sakura / Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (OAV) as Sakura / Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (TV) as Sakura / Tsubasa: Spring Thunder (OAV) as Sakura / Un-Go (TV) as Yumeno Umezawa (ep 2) / Welcome to the NHK (TV) as Misaki Nakahara / Yama no Susume Second Season (TV) as Yūka Sasahara (eps 15-16, 19) / Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (OAV) as Meiko Ōtsuka / Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV) as Meiko Ōtsuka / Zegapain (TV) as May-Yu
School Girl Strikers (Yukie) / Bullet Girls (Meika) / and more...
2008.3.23 / Yui Makino Premium Concert 2008 @ Fuchu-no-moritheatre
2009.5.4 / Yui Makino Concert -So Fresh-@ TOKYO FM HALL
2009.8.5 / Yui Makino Concert -So Cool-@ Shinagawa Gloria Chapel
2009.12.2 / Yui Makino Concert -So Bright-@ KudanKaikan
2010.8.28 / Yui Makino Concert -So Sparkle-@ Nihon Seinenkan
2010.12.15,16 / Yui Makino Concert -So Merry-, -So Peace-@Shinagawa Gloria Chapel
2011.5.3,4 / Yui Makino Concert -So Happy-@ NihonbashiMitsui Hall
2011.7.30, 8.4 / Yui Makino Concert "Holography" @ ShinsaibashiClub Quattro, Shibuya-AX
2011.12.31, 2012.1.1 / Yui Makino Countdown & New Year Concert 2011-2012
@ Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
2013.1.19 / Yui Makino Birthday LIVE -19860119-Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
2014.5.31 / Yui Makino Concert "Re: So, when are you releasing new song?"
@ Shinagawa Gloria Chapel
2014.10.5 / Yui Makino LIVE "Welcome to the Yucchyland" @Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
2014.10.18 / Yui Makino LIVE "Welcome to the Yucchyland" @ Sapporo cube garden
Yui Makino Release
2005.8.18 / Amrita
2005.10.21 / Undine
2006.4.26 / Euphoria
2006.10.25 / Modokashii Sorano shitade
2007.10.24 / Sketchbook womottamama
2007.11.21 / synchronicity
2008.1.23 / Spirale
2010.3.3 / Fuwa-Fuwa♪
2010.11.10 / Aono Kaori
2011.4.27 / OnegaiJune Bright
2014.8.20 / Sasayakiha "Crescendo"
2006.12.6 / Tenkyuno Ongaku
2008.3.26 / Makino Yui.
2011.7.6 / Holography