Makino, Yui

Makino, Yui

Given name: 由依
Family name: 牧野
Alternate names: Yui-chan, Yucchi, Maki-Maki, Makkyu
Birthday: Jan 19, 1986
Website: http://www.yuiyuimakino...
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Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Blood type: O

Hobbies:
-Swimming

Skills & Abilities:
-Piano

Nick-names: Yui-chan, Yucchi, Maki-Maki, Makkyu

Makino took up piano at the age of four. Her talent for playing piano was discovered by the film director Shunji Iwai when she was seven years old and from the age of 8 to 17, she played piano solos for three of his films, one of which was Love Letter.

She also sang the ending theme of a Wii game, Arc Rise Fantasia. The song titled "Tenshi no Hashigo ~crepuscular rays~." She made the song's lyrics and music by herself.

She was nominated for "Best Young Seiyuu" for her outstanding portrayal of Misaki Nakahara in Welcome To The N.H.K!

She had visited some countries:
- Japan-China Cultural Exhcange Event at China, 2007, to represent Japan
- Japan Expo 2009 at France as stage performer
- Ongaku Monogatari 2009 at Japan SUMMER at Shanghai as stage performer
- New York Anime Festival at New York, 2009, as guest of honor.
- EOY 2009 at Singapore, as stage performer
- Ongaku no Hi at France 2010 as guest
- Concert at Rome, Italy

She appeared in two films, several commercial messages and a TV Drama. She graduated from Tokyo College of Music as piano major in 2008 with the top score in her senior year piano ensemble.

Right now she's an artist under Imperial Records (Music).

She left BGB Company and is currently, since May 1, 2012, affiliated with AMUSE.

AMUSE profile: http://artist.amuse.co.jp/artist/makino_yui/
Twitter: @yuiyui_makino

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