Hey J-Pop & Gundam fans, Japanese singer/actress CHiAKi KURiYAMA has finally released her debut single “Ryusei No Namida” on iTunes & all major digital outlets everywhere. SBR showcased her back on Winter Anime Day at Kinokuniya. The song is currently the opening theme for the new Gundam series, “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”. For those whose aren’t familiar with her, Chiaki became famous from her roles in Shikoku and Battle Royale. She made her American debut as Gogo Yubari from Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL Volume 1, where she became immensely popular.
Chiaki even made a special appearance at the premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn in Tokyo, where she dressed up as one of the main characters, Audrey Burne. She received a star with her name on it in the Monoceros (Unicorn)!
You can purchase CHiAKi’s debut single here. By the way, her singer name is spelled differently because she wants to let everyone know about the 3 i’s (i as a normal girl, i as an actress, & i as a singer).
Also, the music video for “Ryusei No Namida” is now released in the U.S. courtesy of MTV Iggy! You can see a sneak peek at: http://www.mtviggy.com/video/music-video-teaser-chiaki-kuriyama-ryusei-no-namida
“Ryusei No Namida” is a great song! Chiaki is a very talented singer! You can find more about her at her official site: http://www.chiakikuriyama.net.