Mikuni Shimokawa

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Mikuni Shimokawa : biography

19 March 1980 –
(born 19 March 1980 in Shizunai, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter. She is best known for her songs used for anime theme music, particularly the opening and ending themes of the Full Metal Panic! series. In addition to her vocal talents, Shimokawa can also play the piano. She is a former member of the girl group Checkicco. 

Discography

Albums

Studio Album

# Title Number of Tracks Release Date
1st 39 12 19 March 2000
2nd 392 ~mikuni shimokawa BEST SELECTION~ 12 19 September 2002
3rd KIMI NO UTA "Your song" 13 24 November 2004
4th Sayonara mo Ienakatta Natsu 11 4 July 2007
5th/3rdBestAlbum Heavenly – 10th Anniversary Album 14 18 March 2009

Compilation Album

# Title Number of Tracks Release Date
1stcoveralbum Review 11 17 December 2003
Bestalbum Mikuni Shimokawa Singles & Movies 25 (18 + 7 Videos) 18 May 2005
2ndcoveralbum Remember 14 15 March 2006
2ndBestAlbum Reprise Shimokawa Mikuni Best 2 x 11 19 December 2007
1stSelfCoverAlbum 9 -Que!! (Shimokawa Mikuni self cover album) 13 19 March 2008
4thBestAlbum Tsubasa: Very Best of Mikuni Shimokawa 18 5 August 2009
3rdcoveralbum Replay! Shimokawa Mikuni Seishun Anison Cover III 12 21 July 2010

Singles

# Information
1st Believer: Tabidachi No Uta

  • Released: 28 April 1999
  1. Believer: Tabidachi No Uta (Believer~旅立ちの歌~)
  2. Adrenaline (アドレナリン)
2nd If: Moshi Mo Negai Ga Kanau Nara

  • Released: 28 July 1999
  1. If: Moshi Mo Negai Ga Kanau Nara (If~もしも願いが叶うなら~)
  2. Shiawase No Passport (幸せのパスポート) (translation: Passport to Happiness)
3rd 2000Express

  • Released: 20 October 1999
  1. 2000Express
  2. Tabun Alright (たぶんオーライ)
4th Surrender

  • Released: 17 February 2000
  1. Surrender
  2. Tokimeki Rush De Ikimashou (トキメキ・ラッシュで行きましょう)
5th Naked

  • Released: 7 June 2000
  1. Naked
  2. Long Good Bye
6th Alone

  • Released: 6 December 2000
  1. Alone
    • Anime TV series Gensomaden Saiyuki 2nd ending theme
  2. Kimi No Inai Machi (君のいない街)
7th Tomorrow/Karenai Hana

  • Released: 20 February 2002
  1. Tomorrow
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic! opening theme
  2. Karenai Hana (枯れない花) (translation: Undying Flower)
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic! ending theme
  3. Kimi No Yume (キミノユメ) (translation: Your Dream)
8th True/Tatta Hitotsu No

  • Released: 21 August 2002
  1. True
    • Anime TV series Dragon Drive opening theme
  2. Tatta Hitotsu No (たった、ひとつの) (translation: The One and Only)
    • Anime TV series Dragon Drive ending theme
  3. Kimi to Futari (キミと二人) (translation: The Two of Us)
9th All the Way

  • Released: 18 June 2003
  1. all the way
    • Anime TV series Kino’s Journey opening theme
  2. Again
  3. Popcorn (single version)
    • Anime TV series Hunter × Hunter ending theme
10th Sore Ga Ai Deshou/Kimi Ni Fuku Kaze

  • Released: 3 September 2003
  1. Sore Ga Ai Deshou (それが、愛でしょう, I Guess That’s Love)
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu opening theme
  2. Kimi Ni Fuku Kaze (君に吹く風, The Wind Blows to You)
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu ending theme
  3. Are Kara (あれから)
11th Kanashimi Ni Makenaide/Kohaku

  • Released: 27 October 2004
  1. Kanashimi Ni Makenaide (悲しみに負けないで)
    • Anime TV series Grenadier – The Senshi of Smiles ending theme
  2. Kohaku
    • Anime TV series Grenadier – The Senshi of Smiles opening theme
  3. True Love (Toorigakari Hikigatari Version, 通りがかり弾き語りバージョン)
12th Minami Kaze/Mou Ichido Kimi ni Aitai

  • Released: 18 August 2005
  1. Minamikaze (南風, Southern Wind)
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid opening theme
  2. Mou Ichido Kimi Ni Aitai (もう一度君に会いたい, I Want to See You Again)
    • Anime TV series Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid ending theme
  3. Ano Hi Ni Kaeritai (あの日に帰りたい, I Want to Go Back to the Olden Days)
13th Bird

  • Released: 14 March 2007
  1. Bird
    • Kino’s Journey 2nd movie theme song
  2. Tegami (手紙)
  3. Kimi No Negai (キミの願い)
  4. Bird: Instrumental
14th Ijanai!?

  • Released: 3 December 2008
  1. Ijanai!? (イ~じゃナイ!?)
    • Blue Dragon 1st ending theme song
  2. Chain
  3. Happy Birthday
  4. Ijanai!? (Instrumental)
15th Tsubomi

  • Released: 18 February 2009
  1. Tsubomi (蕾~tsubomi~)
    • Blue Dragon 2nd ending theme song
  2. Yume Miru Kimi e (ユメミルキミヘ)
  3. Tomorrow: Shanghai Live Recording (Tomorrow-上海ライブ録音-)
  4. Mou Ichido Kimi Ni Aitai: Shanghai Live Recording (もう一度君に会いたい-上海ライブ録音-)
16th Kimi Ga Iru Kara

  • Released: 21 July 2010
  1. Kimi Ga Iru Kara (君がいるから)
    • Fairy Tail 4th ending theme song
  2. Aitakute (会いたくて)
  3. Kimi Ga Iru Kara -Instrumental- (君がいるから-Instrumental-)

Personal life

Mikuni is currently married to voice actor Tsuyoshi Koyama. The two were wed February 14, 2012 on Valentine’s Day.