Okazaki, Ritsuko

Okazaki, Ritsuko

Given name: 律子
Family name: 岡崎
Birthday: Dec 29, 1959
Website: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/...
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Ritsuko Okazaki was born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on 29 December 1959. As is the case with many Japanese artists, her privacy was well guarded; little is known about her life apart from her artistic career.

Okazaki made her debut as a singer-songwriter in 1993. During the nineties, she continued singing and also wrote for anime seiyū. From 2000, she became involved in earnest with anime and composed several songs for Wedding Peach, Fruits Basket and Love Hina. She formed the duo Melocure in 2002 with singer-songwriter Megumi Hinata, and in the following two years, the duo released several singles and an album, Melodic Hard Cure. Okazaki also produced songs during these years for artists such as Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, and Yui Horie.

Her work consists mainly of ballads, and can be categorised within the spectrum of Japanese music as most closely related to J-Pop. According to her fans, the lyrics of Okazaki's songs are characterized by poetic imagery, depth of emotion, gentle optimism and simplicity.

On May 5, 2004, Ritsuko Okazaki died suddenly at the age of 44 from septic shock as a result of septicemia. She was unable to speak any last words, and left her work unfinished.

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Fruits Basket
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Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
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Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
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Juubee-chan 2: Siberia Yagyuu no Gyakushuu
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Koi Kaze
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Love Hina
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Love Hina
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Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
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Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
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Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
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Love Hina Haru Special: Kimi Sakura Chiru Nakare!!
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Love Hina Haru Special: Kimi Sakura Chiru Nakare!!
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Princess Tutu
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Sister Princess: Re Pure
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Stratos 4
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Sukitte Ii na yo.
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Sukitte Ii na yo.: Dareka ga
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The Late Anime Singer Okazaki Ritsuko's Song Selected for OP Theme of Sukitte Ii na yo.

According to the official website, the OP theme song of Sukitte Ii na yo. was announced to be the late singer and song writer Okazaki Ritsuko's song "Friendship", wh...read more

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vannampham1301 | May 1, 10:08 PM
Rest in peace. Your voice is fabulous, your work is amazing.


yotsuo | Feb 5, 8:30 PM
such an angelic voice


ImTheJuggernaut | Nov 26, 2015 8:39 PM


Thanks for this song... Maam.
RIP...


Kaeko | Aug 8, 2015 7:54 AM
She had the best voice!! I miss her


Kirirun | May 25, 2015 11:41 AM
R.I.P.
You and your songs won't be forgotten


HiroChanie | Feb 25, 2015 4:07 AM
@ HidamariSeashore, well, pretty sure the song was recorded before she passed. She had a lot of "unfinished" work when the tragedy happened. Either way, she is deeply missed. I had so many shivers the moment the OP began.


Yuho | Apr 21, 2014 4:55 PM
God.. i would like cry now.
This world is so unjust, i loved her sweet voice, then i discovered that she's died. This really touched myself.
Rest in peace, Okazaki Ritsuko, you'll be always on our hearts. :(


SnowLife | Mar 18, 2014 1:41 PM
Amazing work and beautiful voice

R.I.P :'(


HidamariSeashore | Dec 19, 2013 12:42 PM
She sang the opening to Say "I Love You", right? But how can she if she died years before it aired?


Wapu | Dec 13, 2013 2:22 PM
Rest in peace, wonderful person. ;_;


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