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woaini
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 5:31 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies


Name: Takahashi Hitomi (高橋瞳)
Birth date: April 8th, 1989
Birthplace: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Height: 147cm - 4' 9"
Favorite Artists: SHAKALABBITS, Maroon 5, Avril Lavinge, ELLEGARDEN, Shiina Ringo, LOST IN TIME, Jack’s Mannequin, We Are Scientists
Hobbies: Dancing, Movies, Altering dresses, collecting hats, film festivals
Favorite manga: Gintama

Takahashi Hitomi is a Japanese pop/rock artist who releases under the gr8! records sublabel of Sony. She is probably best known for contributing her songs to anime. She made her debut in April 2005 with Bokutachi no Yukue. The single was an instant hit for her, and entered the weekly Oricon charts at #1, making her the third solo debut singer to achieve this.

Pre-Debut

Hitomi Takahashi was born on April 8, 1989 in the Miyagi prefecture of Japan. Because of her abnormally large eyes, her parents named her "Hitomi", meaning "pupil/eye" in Japanese. By the influence of her father, she grew up listening to his favorite music, which was classic rock such as Eric Clapton and the Beatles.

In 2002, she entered junior-high/middle school. Upon entrance, Hitomi joined the school softball team and joined Kendo, where she obtained the level of sho-dan. It was during these years that she expressed an interest in becoming an artist's backup dancer, and began dancing with her friends.

During a karaoke singing event in 2003, Hitomi's friends encouraged her to sing live. Though she expressed a disliking for singing karaoke in front of a large crowd, she eventually sang because of her friend's encouragement, and from that time on the desire to become a singer awoke in her. During her second year in junior-high school, in the middle of the summer of 2003, Hitomi applied for the Sony Music Auditions. Because of a change in interest, Hitomi moved from singing dance music to singing rock music.

In 2004, Hitomi was selected as the finalist for the Sony Music SD audition (Vo-che3); 20,000 others had auditioned. She had been worried that because of her height (147 cm), she would be overlooked, but her powerful voice attracted the attention of people while she sang live. The end of 2004 found her being chosen to sing the theme song for "Gundam SEED DESTINY". Recording of her song "Bokutachi no Yukue" began at the end of the year.


Discography + Track List

Albums


sympathy - 2006.03.01
1. Get the Future
2. Aozora no NAMIDA (青空のナミダ; Tears of the Blue Sky)
3. Kodoku na Gunshuu (孤独な群衆; Lonely Crowd)
4. KOTO NO HA (コトノハ; Leaves of Words)
5. evergreen
6. Beatin'
7. Melody (メロディ)
8. Yakusoku (約束; Promise)
9. Mou Hitotsu no Yoake (もうひとつの夜明け; Another Daybreak)
10. SKULL
11. Bokutachi no Yukue (僕たちの行方; Our Whereabouts) -Album Version-
12. 16


Bamboo Collage - 2007.10.24
1. Graduation (グラデュエイション)
2. CANDY LINE (キャンディ・ライン)
3. PRIDE
4. Breakthrough (ブレイクスルー)
5. Yoru no Melody (夜のメロディ; Melody of the Night)
6. Tsuyoku Nare (強くなれ; Becoming Strong)
7. Ren’ai Kyou no Uta (恋愛狂の歌; Song of a Love Maniac)
8. Selection (セレクション)
9. Communication (コミュニケイション)
10. ko·mo·re·bi (コ・モ・レ・ビ; The Light Between The Trees) -Bamboo Ver.-
11. JET BOY JET GIRL
12. STAY TUNE
13. Kanjiru Mama (感じるまま ; As I Feel)


CD+DVD


CD ONLY

PICORINPIN - 2011.09.28
1. Fire Ball
2. MUSIC
3. walkin'
4. Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol
5. Koisuru Pierotti (Shuugakuryokou Ver.) (恋するピエロッティ(修学旅行 Ver.); Pierotti in Love (Field Trip Ver.))
6. Poolside (プールサイド)
7. Wo Ai Ni (ウォーアイニー; I Love You)
8. Dilemma (ジレンマ)
9. neon sign
10. Otenkiame (お天気雨; Sun Shower)


Singles


Bokutachi no Yukue - 2005.4.13
1. Bokutachi no Yukue
2. Kaze no Kirin (風のキリン; Giraffe of Wind)
3. Melody
4. Bokutachi no Yukue -Instrumental-


evergreen - 2005.8.10
1. evergreen
2. Boukensha (冒険者; Adventurer)
3. evergreen -Instrumental-
4. Boukensha -Instrumental-


Aozora no NAMIDA - 2005.11.30
1. Aozora no NAMIDA
2. Mou Hitotsu no Yoake
3. My Answer
4. Aozora no NAMIDA -Instrumental-


Communication - 2006.7.12
1. Communication
2. sunshine
3. Subarashiki Kono Sekai (素晴らしきこの世界; This Wonderful World)
4. Communication -Instrumental-


ko·mo·re·bi - 2006.11.01
1. ko·mo·re·bi
2. DRIVE
3. ko·mo·re·bi -Instrumental-
4. DRIVE -Instrumental-


CANDY LINE - 2007.3.07
1. CANDY LINE
2. Kanjiru Mama
3. CANDY LINE -Instrumental-
4. Kanjiru Mama -Instrumental-
5. CANDY LINE -Gin Tama Ending Mix-


JET BOY JET GIRL - 2007.8.01
1. JET BOY JET GIRL
2. PRIDE
3. JET BOY JET GIRL -Instrumental-
4. PRIDE -Instrumental-
5. JET BOY JET GIRL -Toward The Terra... Opening Mix-


Tsuyoku Nare - 2007.9.12
1. Tsuyoku Nare
2. Aozora no NAMIDA -'07 Ver.-
3. Tsuyoku Nare -Instrumental-


Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi - 2008.6.4
1. Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi (あたしの街、明日の街; My Town, Tomorrow‘s Town)
2. mother's car
3. MISS LADY (ミス・レイディ)


Wo Ai Ni - 2009.9.09 (Takahashi Hitomi X BEAT CRUSADERS)
1. Wo Ai Ni (ウォーアイニー; ‘I Love You’ in Mandarin Chinese)
2. Coffee Milk (珈琲ミルク)
3. Wo Ai Ni (Anime "Gintama" ver.) (ウォーアイニー(アニメ「銀魂」ver.))

First Press Limited Edition CD+DVD


Normal CD Only Edition

Koisuru Pierotti - 2010.7.21
1. Koisuru Pierotti (恋するピエロッティ; Pierotti Who Fell In Love)
2. Creature of the night
3. Kagami no Naka no Fairy-Tale (鏡の中のフェアリーテール; A Fairy-Tale Within the Mirror)

First Press Limited Edition CD+DVD


Normal CD Only Edition

MUSIC - 2011.2.23
1. MUSIC
2. ROLLING
3. CALL ME


First Press Limited Edition CD+DVD


Normal CD Only Edition

Poolside - 2011.07.27 (Takahashi Hitomi "Hello" H ZETT M)
1. Poolside (「プールサイド」)
2. Watashi no Shoujo (私の少女; My Girl)
3. KURAGE-DROP


List of PVs + Download Links
Bokutachi no Yukue
evergreen
Aozora no NAMIDA
Communication
ko·mo·re·bi
CANDY LINE
JET BOY JET GIRL
Tsuyoku Nare
Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi
Wo Ai Ni (Takahashi Hitomi X BEAT CRUSADERS)
Koisuru Pierotti
MUSIC
Poolside

LIVES
Bokutachi no Yukue Live (Download)
Azora no NAMIDA Live (Download)


Tracks Used As Themes
Bokutachi no Yukue - 3rd Opening for Gundam SEED Destiny
evergreen - drama Shin Kids War
Aozora no NAMIDA - 1st Opening for the anime BLOOD+
Yakusoku - Ending for TV program THE SUNDAY
Communication - Ending for TV program MUSIC FIGHTER
ko·mo·re·bi - Tegami movie
CANDY LINE - 4th Ending for Gintama
JET BOY JET GIR - 2nd Opening for the anime Toward The Terra...
Tsuyoku Nare - Ending for the movie Houtai Club; Ending for TV variety show KING’s BRUNCH (August - September of 2007)
Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi - 1st Opening for the anime Toshokan Sensou
mother’s car - NHK TV show Digital Stadium
Wo Ai Ni - 14th Ending for Gintama
Koisuru Pierotti - Opening for TBS program Enpura
MUSIC - Title track for episode.0 "Kaiyuu to Yuukai" , the pre-story for the movie Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan .
Poolside - August opening for tv show SHOWBIZ COUNTDOWN


Compilation / Soundtrack

2005.11.02 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY COMPLETE (#5 Bokutachi no Yukue)
2006.01.25 HIT STYLE (Disc 2 #9 Bokutachi no Yukue)
2006.01.25 MATCHY TRIBUTE (#6 Midnight Shuffle)
2006.10.25 BLOOD+ COMPLETE BEST (#1 Aozora no NAMIDA)
2006.12.20 The songs for DEATH NOTE the movie ~the Last name TRIBUTE~ (#11 DRIVE)
2007.10.03 Toward The Terra... Soundtrack II (#30 JET BOY JET GIRL -Toward The Terra... Opening Mix-)
2008.03.26 39 AnimexMusic Collaboration ‘02-‘07 (Disc 2 #6 Bokutachi no Yukue, #10 Aozora no NAMIDA; Disc 3 #11 JET BOY JET GIRL)
2009.03.25 Gintama BEST (#6 CANDY LINE)


Featured Releases

2009.06.10 oh my ZEPP / PRETTY IN PINK FLAMINGO - BEAT CRUSADERS


2009.09.09 PRETTY IN PINK FLAMINGO Soundtrack - BEAT CRUSADERS (#1 Wo Ai Ni & #7 Because the Night)




Concerts
2006.04.10 - Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO Concert
2006.05.14 to 2006.11.25 - Live "sympathy" ~BOXX Series~
2006.11.10 - Takahashi Hitomi LIVE in Shiga
2007.03.29 - LIVE "Candy Line"
2007.12.04 to 2007.12.13 - live tour 2007 "Bamboo Collage"
2008.08.03 to 2008.08.31 - Ikenai Ko Tour 2008 "Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi"
2011.08.21 - Gintama Sakuramatsuri
2011.09.09 - TAKUYA Birthday LIVE
2011.10.20 - Takahashi Hitomi LIVE 2011


Acting Roles
Yuuki - PRETTY IN PINK FLAMINGO (mini-dorama)
Meru - PINK SPIDER (hide tribute musical)


WEBSITES
Takahashi Hitomi Official Website

Takahashi Hitomi Official Blog

Wikipedia on Takahashi Hitomi

Generasia onTakahashi Hitomi


Last edited by woaini on Oct 02, 2011 12:42 pm; edited 27 times in total
 
Smily in Seattle
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 6:21 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 20 May 2009 Posts: 3564 Location: Seattle, WA
Very cool, Ashley! Maybe now, I can look at her and think Hitomi-chan instead or Ashely-chan. She is intriguing. Thank you for the introduction... The Kendo aspect makes it impossible for me not to look further Nod
 
Rodri
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 6:24 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 13565 Location: Tokyo
Yay! We finally have a Hitomi Takahahsi thread!! Boogie Boogie
Very good job Ashley!!! Boogie Boogie Nod
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 6:25 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
^ thanks Rodri Smile

@SMILY: her style may be a little different for you tastes... but im sure you could find something of Hitomi-chan's that you will like... Smile i would suggest sympathy and her singles Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi and Wo Ai Ni for you. they are the best places to start when first listening to her. Smile
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 6:59 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
Awesome job on the thread, very informative. I like how you did the format of the discography
 
flintandtas
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 7:07 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 07 Jul 2009 Posts: 8451 Location: Sydney, Australia
Great job ashley Smile Smile

Yep, I've been converted by ashley too Tongue Tongue

Wo Ai Ni is adorable and I love Atashi no Machi, Ashita no Machi and SKULL Love Love

Especially love the PVs for CANDY LINE and Aozora no NAMIDA Love Love
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 7:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
thanks! Smile im looking for some high quality versions of the pvs to put up hyper links in the pv section... and i need to find the other 2 covers then it should be finished Smile
 
flintandtas
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 7:26 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 07 Jul 2009 Posts: 8451 Location: Sydney, Australia
That other link I gave has all the PVs in high quality (and the albums / singles) ... I don't have it with me at the moment ... but maybe Rodri does ?
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 7:29 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
ah... thanks ill ask him about it... Smile
 
Aldedron
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 7:30 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 10 Jan 2010 Posts: 422 Location: Puget Sound, WA
Shocked Whoa! You know your stuff!
^^ Nice work
 
Rodri
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 9:17 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 13565 Location: Tokyo
I sent you the link of the PV's Ashley Smile
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 31, 2010 9:43 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
added hyperlinks for PV downloads.... Wink
 
woaini
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 9:30 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
seems Hitomi has been getting really into photography as of late. she looks absolutely adorable Love wish i had a dress like that... Giggle

OCNゲーム【電脳サブカルマガジンOG】OG STUDIO 高橋 瞳

if you click the little blue link down in the corner of the box it shows the pictures in a very high quality slide show Smile

on another note... still no word about a new single Sad but she has been mentioning lots of important meetings lately in her blog, and she did mention something about songs.
 
woaini
Posted: Mar 22, 2010 11:20 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
new blog update with some kinda interesting news...

Hitomi was supposed to perform at 「ロックの学園 軽音部」on monday...
she mentions that while there she met with someone named Mr. ROLLY and says that a new single was made (not sure what sort of single she means... there was no further info) but she mention that it is acoustic...
and she also mentions writing a new song....
 
Aldedron
Posted: Mar 22, 2010 11:30 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 10 Jan 2010 Posts: 422 Location: Puget Sound, WA
Really now... sounds very suggestive towards something epic Wink
 
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