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Canadian New Singer HIMEKA Sings Valkyria Theme Song

by dtshyk
Feb 17, 2009 7:36 PM | 28 Comments
A Canadian new face singer HIMEKA (Catherine St Onge) will sing the theme song of "Valkyria Chronicles". She won the grand prize in Japan Anime Song Audition last September.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Related news: Canadian Singer Wins Grand Prize in Japan Anime Song Audition
HIMEKA's blog

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Fk yea Canadian.

Mar 27, 2009 8:44 AM by Kazunga

She is from Quebec.
And she called herself HIMEKA because that's what she was known as online for the longest time, and some other personal reasons she mentioned in her blog... but she wasn't doing it to try and be Japanese.

Mar 26, 2009 10:42 AM by oceanchan

O.o

That sounds very interesting.

Mar 8, 2009 7:45 PM by BasakaNZ

キャシー

Best of both worlds.

Feb 19, 2009 8:35 AM by ShootTheBullet

ShootTheBullet said:
Catherine is a beautiful name. I see more cons than pros in changing it into something else that appears Japanese. She should've stuck with her real one.


She will be selling records in Japan in the thousands if the intro is as good as I expect it to be. Saying "Catherine St-Onge", let alone "Catherine", in Japanese is a lot harder than saying "HIMEKA."

That aside, more power to Canada! GO CANADA!

Feb 19, 2009 6:23 AM by Vicky-sama

Catherine is a beautiful name. I see more cons than pros in changing it into something else that appears Japanese. She should've stuck with her real one.

Feb 19, 2009 5:10 AM by ShootTheBullet

windy said:
lol, going from Catherine St Onge to HIMEKA.


to be accurate it's "St-Onge"

Feb 18, 2009 5:13 PM by wakka9ca

lol, going from Catherine St Onge to HIMEKA.

Feb 18, 2009 5:05 PM by windy

LOL

hopefully she's good (she must be since she won the competition)

Full support from Canadians! (I wonder if she's from Montreal?)
(EDIT: she's from Laval, just beside Montreal, separated by a river)

I just watched her competition:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=431509246

one song from Fiction junction yuuka (silly-go-round) and another from Record of Lodoss War.... classics and she was pretty good....

EDIT: WAIT a minute, I think I may have seen her in the Montreal anime convention two years ago... It was in the open karaoke and I remember a girl that looks like her sang really well....

Feb 18, 2009 4:45 PM by wakka9ca

OMG!!! so quickly :'D ktkr!

Feb 18, 2009 4:35 PM by Miyuki

I'm looking forward to her debut.

Feb 18, 2009 1:28 PM by Mellie

Canada. What.

Feb 18, 2009 12:59 PM by Ramen

Well, at least if she screws up we'll have a fun time yelling "Blame Canada!"


That, and fart jokes XD

Feb 18, 2009 11:54 AM by DeimosFormido

Awesome, hope it comes out nice. Valkyria is fun. <3

Feb 18, 2009 10:51 AM by Yandere

Could she be a Quebecor then?!

Feb 18, 2009 9:21 AM by TomoyoSakagami89

she's french. god pls not another celine dion. <.<

Feb 18, 2009 8:38 AM by Frito

I hope she's good :3

Feb 18, 2009 6:10 AM by Cookie-chan-

Wooo Canada ftw~

I wonder if shes from Vancouver or somewhere here in the west...

Feb 18, 2009 5:43 AM by Icy-nee-san

Canada FTW!!!

Go Go HIMEKA!

Feb 18, 2009 4:05 AM by thatonegirl

HappyPear said:
Interesting. I'm curious as to how it'll turn out.


This.

Feb 18, 2009 3:56 AM by Lynalith