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Mika KOBAYASHI

Maybe you know the singer-songwriter Mika KOBAYASHI for her participation in famous anime themes such as Attack on Titan or Kill la Kill. After her first coming to Japan Expo last year, she’s back to perform with the samurai artist group KAMUI and joins the Anisong Festa, the concert dedicated to anime music organized on Friday in the evening!

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Biography

Mika KOBAYASHI was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She started learning the piano when she was young. Though she was keener on acting and dancing at certain times of her youth, she ended up creating her own music band in high school. This led her to a decision to pursue a career as a singer. She moved to Tokyo at the age of 18 and started to compose songs, becoming a singer-songwriter and dancer.

At 22, she was awarded a grand prize at a vocal audition among more than 1,000 other entrants. After some twists and turns, she finally found her own style and at 25 started the music career which better reflects her core-self.

Having felt that she went the long way around to reach this point, she felt an urge to create something original based on her personal experiences.  She started to create a stage performance combining acting and music, collaborating with performers and actors she believed presented high-grade performance. 

Her work Itoguruma (Spinning Wheel), in which an actress performs as a doll, was featured in Italy.  The audience gave her a standing ovation. Mika KOBAYASHI then realized her expression style can convey her messages even in a foreign country.

小林未郁 「迷宮入り」イタリアver.[ Mika Kobayashi "Meikyu-iri"MV (Italian Version) ]

She performed in the annual performance Kaiseki Series in Japan and SAMURAI SPIRIT overseas, in collaboration with samurai artists KAMUI. They have been extremely successful and keep on performing together.

In the field of pop culture, Mika KOBAYASHI is known for singing the theme songs of many popular animated TV programs, dramas and movies. She has sung the themes of such famous anime as Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Blue Exorcist, or Seven Deadly Sins, and also of video games like FINAL FANTASY XI or XenobladeX! She also has been putting on live performances in foreign countries and participating in annual events, mostly animation related ones.

She established her own independent label miccabose in 2016. 

Don’t miss Mika KOBAYASHI at Japan Expo’s 20th Anniversary: she will be back to celebrate the event with you. After the very warm welcome you gave her the first time, no doubt you’ll cheer her show with samurai artists KAMUI! Don’t miss her signings too. 

Mika KOBAYASHI will be joining angela and miwa for the Anisong Festa concert at Japan Expo! For its 20th Anniversary, the festival is celebrating anime music: don’t miss this big event on Friday at 6.15 pm on the Karasu Stage! You can book your tickets now.

More about the Anisong Festa

 
 

Themes

Dramas

  • Mare, NHK morning show
  • Iryu: Team Medical Dragon 3

Animation

  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Attack on Titan (Giant of Advance)
  • Gundam Unicorn
  • Aldnoah.Zero
  • Kill la Kill
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Seven Deadly Sins

Video games

  • FINAL FANTASY XI
  • XenobladeX
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

小林未郁 「迷宮入り」[ Mika Kobayashi "Meikyu-iri"MV ]

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