News Rayearth & Pokémon's Naomi Tamura to Sing at Otakon
posted on 2009-06-09 03:41 EDT
The Otakon convention has announced that singer Naomi Tamura will perform at the event in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, July 19. She made her professional debut in 1987 with the rock band [Pearl]. However, she is best known internationally for singing solo on the theme songs for anime series such as Rayearth and Pokémon. Her first opening theme for the 1994-1995 Magic Knight Rayearth television series, "Yuzurenai Negai," stayed in Japan's top 10 for seven weeks and eventually sold 1.2 million copies. She later sang the "Hikari to Kage wo Dakishimeta Mama" opening theme for the second Rayearth television season and the "All You Need is Love" ending theme for the Rayearth video remake.
Tamura then performed the "Ready, Go!" opening theme for the first Pokémon anime series, as well as the "Aratanaru Chikai" theme for the Pocket Monster Crystal: Raikou Ikazuchi no Densetsu special. More recently, she sang the first opening theme for the Getbackers anime, "Yuragu Koto Nai Ai."