Video maker, singer, and entertainer above all, UMI☆KUUN never stops amazing us! What does he have in store for us for the 18th Impact? For sure he has more surprises in store for us to celebrate his third year of adventure at Japan Expo, and always with lots of joy!
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 a 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's 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, the video he shared on Niconico reached the 2nd rank and got talked about by the media. He started posting videos on Youtube around the same time and soon got over 20,000 subscribers, a number that keeps on growing! UMI☆KUUN also made himself known abroad and especially in France where fans fell for his humor at Japan Expo 16th Impact in July 2015. Announced as the new webstar from Japan, he also proved to be a funny, sweet, and enthusiast guest. He is also unveiled his talent as a singer and his title Hello Baby 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. He made his debut in the music industry before charming his viewers on Youtube. Composed by Akihito TOKUNAGA (the author of many hits by ZARD or Mai Kuraki), I am Just Feeling Alive is a pop-rock title which highlights UMI☆KUUN’s clear voice. The title has been chosen as the opening of the anime Young Black Jack.
If the French public has fallen for UMI☆KUUN, it’s also true the other way around and here he comes again, celebrating this exceptional adventure with all the fans who met him at Japan Expo. With loads of energy and joy he likes to share with the public, he has many surprises in store for you, on top of signings and a showcase!
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