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Anime Musician Eri Kawai Passes Away

by dtshyk
Aug 5, 2008 8:47 AM | 61 Comments
According to the official site, a popular anime song musician Eri Kawai passed away on Aug 4. Her masterpieces are given below.
Madoromi no Rinne (Utawarerumono ED)
Undine (ARIA The Animation OP)
Euphoria (ARIA The Natural OP)
Spirale (ARIA The Origination OP)
Tanpopo Suisha (Sketch Book -full colors- OP)
Bamboo Beat (Bamboo Blade OP)
Star Rise (Bamboo Blade OP)

Source: Kawai Eri Official Web Page

She died of liver cancer. She was 43 years old. Her funeral was held on Aug 7.
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20 of 61 Comments Recent Comments

Rest in peace... T^T

Aug 30, 2008 7:09 AM by seemmeriast

Sad news, rest in peace.

Aug 8, 2008 4:39 AM by Logax


Liver cancer, huh. Awful news.

Aug 8, 2008 2:24 AM by naikou

Sad news indeed...

i was so fond of Madoromi no Rinne from Utawarerumono.
may she rest in peace, and my condolescence to her family, i know how hard it is to lose a family member....

her works will always be appreciated

Aug 7, 2008 9:28 PM by TsundereRic

Fai said:

Utawarerumono ending was a masterpiece ;_;

I totally agree

Aug 6, 2008 9:20 AM by SoSimpleSessy

I never really listened to her stuff, but I will now.

It's very sad that she passed, but at least she lived a good life and left many an impression on people

Aug 6, 2008 5:46 AM by ChibiMilly



Aug 6, 2008 4:16 AM by YoshikoHatake

D: !!! nuuuu

Aug 6, 2008 2:58 AM by Gezzaman

She was a very, very talented artist, it's sad to hear that she has passed away... I never really knew much about her as an artist but I had most of her songs and they're all really good.


Aug 6, 2008 2:43 AM by Thalos

Aria has such beautiful music ;_;


Aug 5, 2008 11:38 PM by Xjellocross

Aww that's a bummer! I loved undine. ;_;

Aug 5, 2008 11:30 PM by Mikaaa

Sad news, her songs are great... Now i'm gonna think of her death every time I hear her songs now ;_;...

Aug 5, 2008 10:45 PM by Siing

Farewell Kawai Eri-san

Aug 5, 2008 9:32 PM by lovelylemonade

I'd guess about my eldest sister's age (40ish)...

sad. very sad.

She actually the second anime-related personage to die young this year...

Aug 5, 2008 9:10 PM by Hound_of_Ulster

nooo, her work was great :(
I especially loved the Bamboo Blade ones

rest in peace :(

Aug 5, 2008 9:02 PM by Cheezy

o__o no way! I love those Aria songs!
and the Bamboo Blade songs too!!! ;___; that's so sad.

May she rest in peace...

Aug 5, 2008 8:03 PM by magentaanbu

This is sad news. I love the songs she's worked on.


Aug 5, 2008 8:01 PM by panda_general

I never heard the others, but I loved that Bamboo Beat song. ;_;

Aug 5, 2008 7:31 PM by ukonkivi

Noooooo, this is terrible news ;___;

Aug 5, 2008 7:26 PM by aero

I'll never forget her, especially her songs from Aria series.

Aug 5, 2008 7:09 PM by gioss

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