UMI☆KUUN grew up in the Japanese countryside and took to music from his early childhood. He kept dancing and singing as he listened to the mixtape his mum had made for him. As he was only one year old, he already knew how to use the cassette deck better than his grand-mother. At 3, he started learning the piano and dance. As he was studying to go to college, he changed his mind and started taking music classes at Tokyo’s music academy. He finished his studies easily, also passing a teacher degree. After leaving the academy, he dedicated his time to composing music, playing video games and watching anime. That’s when UMI☆KUUN got the opportunity to create his own world.
In April 2014, he shared a video on Niconico that reached the 2nd rank and was covered by the media. He started posting videos on Youtube around the same time and has now reached close to 15,000 subscribers, a number that keeps on rising! UMI☆KUUN also made himself known abroad and especially in France where fans have fell for his humor at Japan Expo 16th Impact in July 2015. Announced as the new webstar made in Japan, he also proved to be a funny, sweet, and enthusiast artist, and a talented singer with Hello Baby which became the festival official song.
Since then he has kept on with his artistic career, with the TV show UMI☆KUUN in the World of Dubbing, broadcast on the Japanese TV channel Tokyo MX, and a first single released on October 28! The title I am Just Feeling Alive is a comeback to his first love, music. Composed by Akihito TOKUNAGA (the author of many hits by ZARD or Mai Kuraki), this pop-rock song has become the opening of the anime Young Black Jack.
If the French public has fell for UMI☆KUUN, it’s also true the other way around! He came back to France for Japan Expo Sud and after taking up a few challenges, he’ll be back to Japan Expo next July. Get ready to meet him again and to see him in the coming weeks on JapanExpoTV. We'll tell you more about the events he'll be featuring soon.
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