Nana Mizuki’s Number One Album a First for Seiyuu

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Storied seiyuu Nana Mizuki recently made history by being the first seiyuu ever to achieve a number one album on Orican’s definitive Japanese charts.

Her album “Ultimate Diamond“, her seventh, made the impressive showing, and she was by all accounts moved by the experience: “It’s like a dream, I have no words to express how I feel.”

The top ranked album marks the first time in Oricon’s 41 year history that a seiyuu has seized the number one spot in their album sales rankings.

The album is on available now.

Live recordings of the songs “Maria & Joker” and “Astrogation”:

Via Sanspo.

Seiyuu appear to making huge inroads in Japan’s music charts of late, although notably their success seems to be being driven by sales on the obsolescent CD format, presumably being bought in large by otaku…


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    Comment by ryuji sasaki
    13:40 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1st song sound like a james bond
    2nd song sound like super eurobeat
    i like both+her!

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    Comment by CanadaMann
    17:08 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UoooOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOOOOoooooo!!

    You westerners certainly dont know what does this mean to Anime industry...

    "It is the very existence we are fighting for"
    -Preachers in Assassin's creed

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    Comment by stewie
    13:26 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good stuff, lots of songs we've heard before, but the compilation along with most of the new ones is pretty good.

    Hmm, lately though, id consider nana more of a singer than a seiyuu, judging by the amount of roles she has played lately, etc.

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    Comment by novalisk
    13:22 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree that Fate Testarossa is her most notable work in eyes of otaku, much better than some Hinata from a certain something

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely the best singing Seiyuu currently, and a cutie too.

    Well, her singing technique is one of the best in the chart anyways. Much better than a certain feminine male vocal group.

    She's a great singer, I tell ya.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    12:29 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nana-san in gothloli dress... I think I'm in love.. <3

    Been liking her and her roles eversince i was into Sister Princes. Mmm, Aria-chan....

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    Comment by nicky_008
    13:22 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I give her "777%" out of 100% for this album...

    Oh.. that's "number 7", too. lol

    Comment by Anon
    06:12 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see she likes to wag her ass. =]

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see she likes to wag her ass...

    Comment by uta
    21:57 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I knew it she's the best!
    A need to go see her at Animelo!!! damnit!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    First time I've heard her sing - very nice voice!

    Comment by deaf048
    10:35 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her singing voice is GREAT!

    Comment by Lero
    23:59 16/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nana sings for Nanoha, also she voices Fate...thats WIN

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 01/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her range is amazing!

    Comment by Desangel
    07:14 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nana Mizuki ^.^ . she so deserve this achievement. Since most of her songs are actually good ^.^

    Comment by FateT
    12:25 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She deserves it!

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    Comment by maxchain
    21:56 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    D'aaawww, the headline image looks like it could've easily been taken after she heard the news! I'll see if my usual stores have any mp3s of hers to buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ultimate Diamond is an awesome album. Mizuki Nana deserved this achievement!

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    10:50 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably the best looking seiyuu for me. She has a killer singing voice too. Can't say I like her roles though.

    Comment by Ocean
    07:24 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A lot of her songs sound the same-ish (I'm talking about the style of Astrogation). Very Nanohaish.. lots of violins.
    Very nice though.. I love her.
    Fate's my wiiiiiiiiiiiiife<3

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    False. Fate's MY waifu.

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    Comment by Dr. K
    07:18 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked Astrogation, Maria & Joker was to... non-rhythmic...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I prefer Astrogation too, it's my favourite of all her songs at the moment, the style fits her voice better and has plenty of energy and great lyrics and composition too

    Comment by NonAnon
    08:10 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    exactly, Maria and Joker was kinda crappy... Im starting to think japanese ppl have pretty low standards, seeing how this is the number 1...

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    12:22 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She achieved the No.1 spot because of her Album, not the song Maria And Joker alone..

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow... deeming a song crappy because it's "non-rhythmic". Talk about being primitive. Just wow.

    Sorry kids, good music doesn't go "uttz uttz uttz uttz uttz uttz" all the time. Nothing wrong with people not liking it (I'm not particularly fond of it myself), but every person with even the slightest bit of musical knowledge can't possibly deny just how well composed, arranged and produced Maria & Joker is. Oh well, I guess Jazz really isn't made for the stupid masses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I suppose that it is like Andy Warhol's work in that it is art made by stupid people for the enjoyment of the enlightened intelligentsia. Maria & Joker is truly the Batman Dracula of its day.

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    Comment by reggie21
    07:05 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she's my favorite singer, still waiting to get my limited edition ultimate diamond

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    Comment by Anon
    07:03 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i saw this new on Monday, June 8th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    this blog sure is fast to post news

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's of no surprise,
    nana mizuki is extremenly talented and her voice is unique, whoever writes teh music for her songs deserves a lot of credit tho.
    Unless of course she writes them herself(talking about the music part).

    Comment by Keirnoth
    08:28 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. Nana Mizuki is a gem (no pun intended) in the seiyuu world. She seems pretty humble yet friendly, has a great seiyuu career in very high profile anime, and a singing voice that puts many J-pop artists to shame. What makes her awesome is the fact that her LIVE singing voice is sometimes BETTER than her studio recorded voice.

    Seriously, this girl's got talent. She deserves a lot of the praise she gets. She's that good. And her looks may be gone over time, but her talent as a seiyuu and her unmatched voice will still be there.

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    Comment by smooches
    08:44 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one gives a shit if your pun was intended or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your comment was totally unnecessary. Having a bad day?

    Comment by Re-Hikari
    07:44 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay, Nana-chan ftw ^^

    *has a supposedly anime blog that turned into a nana-centric blog 'cause of ultimate diamond*

    lol, when I saw the news a couple days ago, I was literally jumping up n' down in my seat :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought Hayashibara Megumi or Sakamoto Maaya at least got #1 on the dailies, it's just Mizuki-san was the first to get a #1 weekly album, or anything for that matter. Not even the K-On! singles managed to get #1 on the weekly charts. Not like Mizuki's Shin Ai did, either.

    And where's the love for Prism by Shimoda Asami?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actual songs' singing sounds better. What technology can do.

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    Comment by asianprostitute1500
    06:18 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had no idea who she was so I Google'd her. She's actually voiced quite a few of my favorite characters and I never even noticed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she did Hinata's voice from Naruto, that alone means a lot to many ppl.
    She of course did many other notable voices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FEITO MAMA!!!!

    MOKA!

    Comment by Anon B
    01:14 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fate?

    Comment by Shona
    03:49 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fate Testarossa, yeah. And Hoshina Utau from Shugo Chara. That's about all you need to know.

    Comment by Char
    06:16 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    got nothing to say lol

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    Comment by fatimmortal
    08:06 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You just said seven words.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I counted seven too

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know about you ppl, but I counted eight words. And I am usually objectively Right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 28/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol is dutch for fun, so for years I was wondering why english people used a dutch word... post anon for obvious reasons.

    Comment by Anonymoose
    07:17 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you read "lol" as "laughing out loud"? "lol" is read "lol", and is thus one word, not three.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    'got no thing to write l o l'.... yeah tts 8 words for u...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    count again

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    Comment by Omochikaeri
    08:23 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or five.





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