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Mai Kuraki Awarded Guinness World Record for Most Theme Songs in a Single Anime Series

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The Detective Conan anime series can add a Guinness World Record to its resume, thanks to Mai Kuraki. The singer was awarded the Guinness World Record for singing the most theme songs for a single animation series. Kuraki has performed 21 theme songs for long-running series and was acknowledged for her achievement at a ceremony on July 25.

Kuraki first performed the ninth ending theme song "Secret of my heart" in 2000 and has continued to offer her voice to the series, most recently for the franchise's 21st film Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter that opened this year. She started when she was a teenager; before that, she commented, she and her brother used to spend their allowance on Detective Conan manga volumes.

During the ceremony, Kuraki revealed that the achievement is amazing, given that she first enjoyed Detective Conan as a fan of the manga. She and her older brother would spend their pocket money to purchase Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine and the stories of Conan helped her through difficult times in high school. She hopes to continue working on the series that imparted so much friendship and power onto her.

The Mai Kuraki × Detective Conan COLLABORATION BEST 21 - Shinjitsu wa Itsumo Uta ni Aru! album containing all of Kuraki's Detective Conan tracks to date is slated for release on October 25. The staff had announced in March that it had applied for a Guinness record.

Source: Nikkan Sports
Image via Mai Kuraki's Blog

Update: More details, images added.

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