Today, Yui Makino released her new digital single “Touch of Hope.”
What You Need to Know:
- “Touch of Hope” is the theme song of The Girl from the Other Side, a feature-length animation based on a Japanese manga series by Nagabe that was completed in March last year. The silky, clear sound of her voice during this pleasant, slow ballad will touch your heart. As the song progresses, layer after layer of sound is added, giving this masterpiece a grand scale.
- The Girl from the Other Side was released in 2019 as a short art animation and was highly acclaimed at national and international film festivals. The feature-length animation was produced by Wit Studio and directed by Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya. To fund this production, Wit Studio held a crowdfunding campaign from March to May last year, and the target amount of 3 million yen was achieved in just four hours. In the end, the campaign raised over 20 million yen from 1,418 users.
- Yui Makino has also announced that she will be releasing a new album in 2022 under the FlyingDog label. More information will be released at a later date, so please keep your eye on Yui!
Title: Digital Single “Touch of Hope”
Artist: Yui Makino
Lyrics: Yūho Iwasato, Composition/Arrangement: Hinako Tsubakiyama
Linkfire URL: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Touch_of_Hope
Available now on streaming services and major download sites such as the iTunes Store, RecoChoku, and mora.
Streaming services: Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, AWA, KKBOX, Rakuten Music, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC, ANiUTa
Yui Makino Profile
■ Date of Birth: January 19, 1986
■ Blood type: O
■ Place of Birth: Mie Prefecture
She began her performing career as a child actress at the age of three. She began playing the piano at the age of four and graduated from the piano department of the Tokyo College of Music High School and then the Tokyo College of Music itself.
At the age of eight, she met Shunji Iwai and performed the piano accompaniment for Love Letter. After that, she also performed the accompaniment for All About Lily Chou-Chou and Hana and Alice.
After working as a child actress, she made her voice acting debut in April 2005 as Sakura, the heroine of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, an anime based on an original story by CLAMP. At the same time, she made her pre-debut singing “Omna Magni,” the ending theme for Genesis of Aquarion produced by Yoko Kanno.
In August of the same year, she released “Amrita,” the theme song of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom, and her singing career began in earnest. Since then, she has voiced many anime characters and worked on many anime tie-up songs, demonstrating her diverse talents as a voice actress, singer, and pianist.
In August 2021, she released a Blu-ray version of Yui Makino Live Concert Five6three7, her 15th anniversary concert held in April (released and distributed by Amuse), and in December, she released the single “Espero,” the theme song of ARIA The BENEDIZIONE.
Source: Official Press Release