October 7, 2015

Legendary anison singers gather as one at 50th anniversary of Columbia Japan’s anison anniversary event!

Having produced numerous anime songs for 50 years, Columbia Japan celebrated its growing history on Sep 27 at Zepp Tokyo. Event entitled “Columbia Japan Anison 50th THE LEGENDS”. The venue gathered the “four heavenly kings/queems” of anison. Isao Sasaki, Ichiro Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie, and Kumiko Osugi stimulating the crowd. Tickets were sold out. 1300 fans joined to celebrate this memorable day. As the emcee Toshio Furukawa calls, “We keep our climax during the show!”... Read More

January 1, 2011

Ichiro Mizuki

King of Anime Songs More affectionately known by fans as Aniki, meaning “big brother”, his Wikipedia entry was also translated into approximately 90 different languages, proving his position as an internationally acclaimed Japanese pop-icon and one of the world’s most famous Japanese personality. As an anisong pioneer, he debuted in 1968 and released his first anime theme song for Genshi Shonen Ryu in 1971. Other notable releases include Mazinger Z, Captain... Read More