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1337rice
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 12:48 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 24 Apr 2007 Posts: 892 Location: Toronto
Thu, November 22, 2007 (5:44am EST)
In a recent survey, research firm Oricon asked 2,000 people, "Which celebrity has a wonderful voice?"

Among male celebrities, popular actor and singer Masaharu Fukuyama ranked first. Akira Kawashima of comedy duo Kirin came in second, followed by Shosuke Tanihara, Hiroshi Tamaki, and Hiroshi Abe. Akira Nakao and Leo Morimoto tied for 6th, ahead of Takuya Kimura, Gackt, and Koichi Yamadera.

On the women's side, actress/singer/seiyu Keiko Toda topped the list. She was chosen partly for her range of voices in anime, which includes Matilda from "Mobile Suit Gundam" and Anpanman. Nanako Matsushima, Yukie Nakama, Sayuri Yoshinaga, and Masami Nagasawa filled the rest of the top five. Hitomi Kuroki tied with Miwa Yoshida for #6. Erika Sawajiri and YUI tied for #8, while Ai Otsuka and Hikaru Utada tied for #10.


hmm...10th....not bad
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:29 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007 Posts: 502
i agree.
Ai's voice is not her greatest strength, but she certainly has a good voice.

Ai's greatest strength is her ability to write and perform music that warms hearts and brings happiness to many. Smile Love
 
tinypig
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:47 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Oct 2007 Posts: 66 Location: Thailand
But for me, I think her voice is fresh and pretty. I love her vioce. Love
 
cnix
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 5:33 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Oct 2006 Posts: 189
hmm, imho utada has a much better voice than ai. Mad I agree that ai has her strength in other areas.

as for erika sawajiri, 8? people just can't tell studio work from real vocals anymore. Surprised
 
lyx3
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 5:48 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 22 Sep 2007 Posts: 216 Location: Singapore
10 isn't bad and I agree with hiro that Ai writes beautiful songs. Boogie
 
mafee
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 6:02 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 04 Jan 2007 Posts: 346 Location: Bangkok
hiro wrote:
i agree.
Ai's voice is not her greatest strength, but she certainly has a good voice.

Ai's greatest strength is her ability to write and perform music that warms hearts and brings happiness to many. Smile Love

Nod Agree! Also from the concerts and live performances I've seen, Ai's voice improves more and more.
 
orochicloud
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 2:58 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 28 Sep 2007 Posts: 169 Location: Mexico City
I think Ai has a really good voice for ballads, so no.10 isnt bad at all Smile
 
octocoffee
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 5:11 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 24 Jun 2007 Posts: 2496 Location: USA
Nice job Ai-chin! I think her voice is very sweet, so I can see why it's #10. Smile
 
nonobon
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 5:30 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 19 Dec 2007 Posts: 54 Location: USA
yay! number 10! she may not have the #1 voice, but she definitely knows how to put a smile on your face! Boogie
 
slashersam016
Posted: Jan 02, 2008 8:04 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 04 Feb 2007 Posts: 385 Location: Quezon City, Philippines
cnix wrote:
as for erika sawajiri, 8? people just can't tell studio work from real vocals anymore. Surprised


i agree... that sucks.. i was shock myself also when i read it.. Shifty Sneeze
 
pochaccoboy
Posted: Jan 03, 2008 3:13 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Dec 2007 Posts: 68 Location: CA
mmm
i must say erika sawajiris decent
but not better than otsuka ai =(
No
 
Rokit
Posted: Jan 03, 2008 4:46 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 08 Oct 2005 Posts: 217 Location: California
This is one of the most ridiculous oricon ranks I've ever read about. Erika and YUI on here, c'mon. First of all Erika sucks at singing and has no great vocal strength; YUI sings a bit better but she really can't compare to Ai nor Angela Aki (not sure why Angela isn't on here); and Utada might be really popular but her vocals aren't even that great anymore, the least to say they ever were.

I dont' hate the artist previously stated but these oricon rankings are really whack.
 
Negaiido
Posted: Jan 03, 2008 7:50 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Oct 2007 Posts: 345 Location: The Netherlands
I don't agree with it either, if you've seen the concert of YUI then you notice that she kinda screams with songs and not really sings Sad
One person I do miss on the list and that is Mika Nakashima, she can really sing *wow* Surprised even though I don't like all her music.
Last time Utada sang Live was I think with Beautiful World and I still think she has a nice voice
 
+Fumi
Posted: Jan 19, 2008 11:40 am Reply with quote
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Negaiido wrote:
...One person I do miss on the list and that is Mika Nakashima, she can really sing *wow* Surprised even though I don't like all her music.

I agree this! I did not know MIka Nakashima until recently, but I am astonished her voice! she is only Japanese singer I think has voice comparable to Celine Dion, who is best voice in this Earth. I believe Five Great Voices Of Japan =

Namie Amuro (R&B, pop)
Hikaru Utada (R&B, blues)
Mika Nakashima (rock, blues, show)
Tomiko Van (rock, jazz)
Aya Matsuura (pop, jazz, show)

Please listen their music! Their voices are the perfect of their style! I also agree, YUI is not great voice, although pleasant voice for rock and folk music, still not like Tomiko Van or Nakashima! but sweet and she is outstanding song writer, like Angela Aki, and YUI is my personal idol! Erika, although I like her for actress very much and I like her songs very much, she is not top voice either, no question.

Voice is gift of gods, although skill is because practice practice practice!
 
tsumetai.ame
Posted: Jan 19, 2008 9:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 07 Apr 2006 Posts: 706
I really really agree too.
YUI writes great songs so it sounds good! Since her instrumentals are so good you don't focus as much on her vocals. and ERIKA is... she has a really good voice (to me; she seems like she has no lives so I can't say for real) but doesn't really know how to use it. She doesn't even write her own music (actually it doesn't seem, she doesn't even play instruments, right?) so I don't think she'll ever really be able to explore all her ranges. I have to admit, long long ago I stopped liking Ai but as a singer alone she is really good! I'll also admit all of her newest songs have been really really disappointing to me, and although I don't think she's necessarily really one of the best composers, she is one of the best singers. On the other hand, I think YUI is good at composing, but not so good at singing.
 
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