Takekawa Ai (武川 アイ) is a Japanese pop singer and song-writer under the avex trax label. She made her debut in 2009 with the single "I WILL". Her song "Tooi Michi no Saki de" was used as the ending theme song for the NTV anime InuYasha Kanketsuhen.
- Stage Name: Takekawa Ai (武川 アイ; 武川 愛 as birth name)
- Birthdate: September 4, 1988
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 161cm
- Hobbies: Manga, watching movies, reading, archeology.
- Special skills: English language, songwriting, basketball, running, cooking.
- Talented relatives: Takekawa Yukihide, Takekawa Motoe (sister).
- Bands / Groups:
- Rough-T (2012)
Takekawa Ai is the granddaughter of Takekawa Yukihide, a song-writer. Until her late teens Ai had been honing her piano and guitar skills before emerging onto songwriting. She has made over 70 original songs until today. At the same time, she had aggressively executed numerous live shows in Tokyo. Rock is the base of her sound, onto which layered are the moving lyrics and epical melody that show off Ai’s strong and definite originality.
In November 2009, Ai’s much anticipated debut single "I WILL" was released from avex. It ranked #5 for two consecutive weeks in Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay. From 2010, Ai has started putting on live shows and recording sessions for her much awaited first album. She is now in full scale to emerge as a real artist and she's making a semi-regular appearance at the national TV show J-MELO as the role of "Music Discoverer". From April 2010, Ai started the FM radio show GOLDEN 4 EGGS~ Takekawa Ai Why-Ai Tonight. She is actually studying at Waseda University.
- [2010.12.01] Dreamer
- [2009.11.04] I WILL
- [2010.03.03] Tooi Michi no Saki de / Star (遠い道の先で／Star; The Far End of the Road / Star)
- [2010.01.18] Yoroshiku ~Minna no Uta Version~ (よろしく 〜みんなのうたバージョン〜)
Compilations / Other
- [2010.03.24] InuYasha Best Song History (CD2, #4 Tooi Michi no Saki de)
- [2013.04.01] A.M.R feat. Takekawa Ai - BEYOND THE MOON
- [2013.08.26] A.M.R feat. Takekawa Ai - WHISPERS
- [2013.09.22] Sergey Alekseev & Syntheticsax feat. Takekawa Ai - waiting for you