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Mizuki Nana

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Mizuki Nana promoting SMASHING ANTHEMS (2015)

Mizuki Nana (水樹奈々) is a Japanese pop singer and a popular anime seiyuu under the KING RECORDS label. She was the winner of "Best Musical Performance" in the first annual Seiyuu Awards. She is also the record-holder for the highest ranking seiyuu album and single on the weekly Oricon chart, the first seiyuu to put two singles in the Oricon weekly top3 simultaneously and the first seiyuu to hold a concert at Tokyo Dome.



  • Stage Name: Mizuki Nana (水樹奈々)
  • Birth Name: Kondo Nana (近藤奈々)
  • Nickname: Nana-chan (奈々ちゃん), Nana-sama (奈々様), Banana (バナナ)
  • Birth Date: January 21, 1980 (1980-01-21) (age 35)
  • Birth Place: Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 153 cm
  • Family: Kondo Mika (DaisyxDaisy) (Younger sister)
  • Pet: K-tan (けぇたん) (Chihuahua)
  • Education: Yoyogi Animation Gakuin (Seiyuu-Talent Department) March 1997.
  • Favorite Artists: Ishikawa Sayuri, Sakamoto Fuyumi, Misora Hibari
  • Favorite Country: France
  • Favorite Colors: White and Blue
  • Groups:


Kondo Nana (1995)

Kondo Nana was born on January 21, 1980 in Niihama. Kondo first began singing at the age of five when she started taking Enka singing lessons and participating in several local singing contests. In 1993, she won one of them and recorded a single called "Tsugazakura" under her birth name. She later graduated from Tokyo Horikoshi High School, along with Domoto Tsuyoshi of KinKi Kids, who was in her graduating class.

After graduating in 1997, Kondo decided that she wanted to pursue a career as an Enka singer, but her teachers advised her to instead become a seiyuu. Kondo had been a big fan of both manga and anime since childhood and decided to try and become a seiyuu. She auditioned for a role in the video game NOëL ~La neige~, and was given the role of Kadokura Chisato. With the role, she took on the stage name Mizuki Nana and released two character singles and one mini-album: "Girl's Age", "NOëL ~La neige~ Rendez-vous", and "départ Chisato×Nana".

Mizuki Nana (2004)

In 2000, Mizuki signed a record deal with KING RECORDS, and made her official singing debut in December with the single "Omoi". The single did not chart on the weekly Oricon chart. In 2001, Mizuki released two more singles, both of which also failed to chart on the Oricon. Her debut album however, supersonic girl peaked on the Oricon at #60. Her fourth single, "LOVE & HISTORY" was her first to chart, peaking at #46.

On October 2005, her 12th single "ETERNAL BLAZE" reach #2 on the Oricon weekly chart and this period will be the first seiyuu to achieve this.

In 2006, her 14th single "Justice to Believe" ranked 4th on the Oricon and allows her to win in 2007 at the first seiyuu awards ceremony, the award for best musical performance. That same year she released her 15th single "Secret Ambition", which ranked for the 2nd time at #2, becoming a turning point in her musical style. By then, she had adopted a more rock sound which showcased in her sixth studio album GREAT ACTIVITY and for her 18th single "Trickster", which ranked at #2.

Mizuki Nana promoting "WILD EYES" (2005)
Mizuki Nana promoting "HYBRID UNIVERSE" (2006)
Mizuki Nana promoting "GREAT ACTIVITY" (2007)
Mizuki Nana promoting "Trickster" (2008)
Mizuki Nana promoting "ULTIMATE DIAMOND" (2009)
Mizuki Nana promoting "Silent Bible" (2010)
Mizuki Nana promoting "Junketsu Paradox" (2011)
Mizuki Nana promoting "ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS" (2012)
Mizuki Nana promoting "NANA CLIPS 6" (2013)
Mizuki Nana promoting Kindan no Resistance (2014)

The year 2009 started well with her 19th single with her fourth single being ranked at #2 on the Oricon.

In June 2009, she released her seventh original album ULTIMATE DIAMOND; it became the first solo seiyuu endeavor since the establishment of the Oricon in 1968 to be ranked number 1. It eventually became the 85th best selling album in Japan in 2009. At the end of the year, she was invited to the most-watched television broadcast in Japan, Kouhaku Uta Gassen and became the first seiyuu to achieve this feat. Up until 2015, she had been invited consecutively each year.

In January 2010, she released two singles in two months, the first "PHANTOM MINDS", which served as the opening for the movie Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st. It ranked at #2 on the Oricon, confirming her status as the most successful anison act. It sold 93,759 copies and is currently her best selling single. The second single in the series, "Silent Bible" ranked number 3 and became her 10th single to be ranked in the top 5 on the charts.

She won the prize "Kei Tomiyama" for the seiyuu most relevant to the animation industry at the 4th Seiyuu Awards ceremony. Her eighth original album, IMPACT EXCITER was released July 7, 2010, peaking at second position with 124,514. It is now her best-selling album.

On January 21, 2011, her 31st birthday, Mizuki released her first autobiography, named Shin'ai, to commemorate 10th year anniversary of her singing career.

Mizuki won Top Pop Artists award in Billboard Japan Music Awards 2010 on February 6, 2011 along with 4 other artists: AKB48, Nishino Kana, SID and EXILE. She performed two of her big hits, PHANTOM MINDS and Shin'ai, in the award ceremony.

On April 13th, 2011, Mizuki released two singles, SCARLET KNIGHT and POP MASTER in the same week. Those singles ranked #2 and #3 on the weekly Oricon chart for April 25th. Thus, she became the first seiyuu and fourth female solo artist to put two singles in the Oricon weekly top 3 simultaneously after Hamasaki Ayumi, Matsuda Seiko and Fuji Keiko.

Mizuki had two-day concert called "Nana Mizuki Live Castle 2011 Queen's Night & King's Night" at Tokyo Dome between December 3rd - 4th, 2011. She became the first voice actress and 8th female solo artists to hold a concert at Japan's most renowned concert venue.

Mizuki won Animation Artist of the Year 2011 award in Billboard Japan Music Awards 2011 on March 3, 2012.

In 2013, Mizuki took her NANA MIZUKI LIVE CIRCUS 2013+ tour overseas for the first time, performing in Taiwan. The concert was shown live in theaters across Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and natively in Japan. On December 30, 2013, Mizuki won Project Award in 55th Japan Record Awards for Preserved Roses and Kakumei Dualism, her two collaborations with T.M.Revolution. Both songs were used as openings for the wildly popular Kakumeiki Valvrave, which featured a star-studded cast including the likes of Mizuki herself. In the same year, she was also cast as a lead in the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear, a series in which singing plays a huge role in the plot.


Studio Albums

Best Albums


Digital Singles

Split Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other

Voice Acting

TV Series

Anime Series

Anime Movies


Web Anime


Japanese Dub



  • [2002.10.04] Iris

Score Book

  • [2008.03.29] Artist Score Book: Sing Forever


  • [2011.01.21] Shin'ai (Self-written Autobiography)


  • [2010.07.xx] B.L.T. (Cover & Feature)
  • [2011.09.xx] Seiyu Grand Prix October 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.09.xx] Seiyu PARADISE Vol.7 (Feature)
  • [2011.10.xx] Seiyu Grand Prix November 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.10.xx] Seiyu Animedia November 2011 Issue (Feature)


Music Related Awards

  • [1995] 1st prize (National Karaoke Singing Contest : Enka)
  • [2007] Best Musical Performance Award (1st Seiyuu Awards)
  • [2011] Top Pop Artists (Billboard Japan Music Awards 2010)
  • [2012] Animation Artist of the Year 2011 (Billboard Japan Music Awards 2011)
  • [2012] Animation Artist of the Year 2012 (Billboard Japan Music Awards 2012)
  • [2013] Project Award - "Kakumei Dualism" Mizuki Nana × T.M.Revolution, "Preserved Roses" T.M.Revolution × Mizuki Nana (55th Japan Record Awards)

Non-Music Related Awards

  • [2010] Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award (4th Seiyuu Awards)

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