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Amano Tsuki

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Amano Tsuki promoting Beautiful Days -Kouhen- (2017)

Amano Tsuki (天野月) is a female Japanese rock singer-songwriter, musician, and illustrator. She began in the music business in mid 2001 under her real name Amano Tsukiko with the independent label OTOKURA RECORDS, and by the end of the year she signed a contract with the major label Pony Canyon. In 2006 she left the label, returning to OTOKURA.

At the start of August 2008 Amano annonuced that after the year was over she would both retire as a singer and stop activities under her real name. However, she revealed that she would still continue to compose songs for other artists but take more of a "backseat role".[1] On New Year's Day 2009 Amano announced her new (current) stage name and that she would turn her focus on being an illustrator. She official website was then relaunched. A year later through her blog, Amano announced that she would return to making music under OTOKURA RECORDS.[2][3]

Profile

  • Real Name: Amano Tsukiko (天野月子)
  • Stage Name: Amano Tsuki (天野月) (2009-current)
  • Birth Date: November 18th
  • Blood Type: A
  • Interests: Music, art, photography, and books.
  • Instruments: Guitar and piano.
  • Favorite Maxim: "If the end of the world comes tomorrow, I will plant an apple tree".
  • My Motto: "Freedom & Artless".

Biography

Amano Tsukiko promoting "Ningyou" (2002)

Amano Tsukiko's love for music started at the age of five, when she took up piano. While in school she entered various music clubs until she eventually came into the spotlight by joining the school's theater group. During high school, Amano bought her first guitar, which she still uses to this day. Her first venture in the music business was when she joined a band, though eventually that foray failed. She had then recorded some songs on a casette tape and sent it to one of her close friends. The tape would wind up in the hands of OTOKURA RECORDS. They called Amano and said they had appreciated her work, and would work out a contract with her.

After signing with the independent label in early 2001, she soon released her first set of singles only a couple months apart from each other. Though none of the three would chart on the Oricon charts, Amano signed with OTOKURA's major label parent company Pony Canyon and debuted as a major artist with "Bodaiju" in November of the same year. The major debut single became her first charting release, coming in at #66 on the weekly charts.

Amano writes all of her songs as well as composes works for other artists. She is also a clothing designer, making the clothes for her promotional videos. She is also an illustrator and loves to draw; her style of art is rather abstract. She also has an online webcomic illustrated by herself. Some of her indies releases feature cover artwork of her illustrations, most notably the singles "Hikari no Circus" and "Utsukushiki Mono", with each coming with a digital illustrated book.

On August 1st, 2008 Amano annonuced that after the year was over (specifically after the release of her fifth studio album ZERO) she would both retire as a singer and stop activities under her real name. However, she revealed that she would still continue to compose songs for other artists but take more of a "backseat role". On New Year's Day 2009 Amano announced her new stage name would be Amano Tsuki and that she would turn her focus on being an illustrator. The reasoning for the change was that the year of the rat was over so Amano decided to drop the "rat" kanji (子) from her name. In January of 2010, through her blog, Amano announced that she would return to making music under OTOKURA RECORDS.

Discography

Amano Tsukiko promoting "Chou" (2003)
Amano Tsukiko promoting "Howling" (2007)
Amano Tsukiko promoting "HEAVEN'S GATE" (2008)
Amano Tsuki promoting Licht (2010)
Amano Tsuki promoting Sora no Ki (2012)
Amano Tsuki promoting "Torikago -in this cage-" & Gomokunarabe (2014)
Amano Tsuki promoting "BLACK BEAUTY" & Genpuku (2015)

Note: All releases from 2001 to 2009 are under the name Amano Tsukiko, while releases from 2010 on are under Amano Tsuki.

Studio Albums

Mini-Albums

Best Albums

Other Albums

  • [2008.04.25] Amafes Report 2007 (アマフェスリポート) (Live Album)
  • [2010.05.05] PEEK A BOO (Cover Album)
  • [2011.01.01] Appare (天晴; Splendid) (Self-Cover Album)
  • [2012.11.07] Shizuka no Umi (静かの海; Peaceful Sea) (Ballad Album)
  • [2015.06.10] Kishou Rush (帰省ラッシュ; Homecoming Rush) (Self-Cover Album)

Box Sets

Singles

Other Singles

Digital Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other

Publications

Calendars

Amano Tsuki Calendar.jpg

Songwriting Credits

9nine
B.N.W.
EARTHSHAKER
mai
Mari-e
Nakayama Aya
Okuda Miwako
OTAKURA Artists
Primal
Rie
Sagara Kokoro
Shikata Akiko
Tabata Asuka
YURiCa/Hanatan

References

  1. "天野月子がソロアーティストとしての活動を停止" Natalie. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2011-05-10.
  2. "おはよう。" Official (Japanese) Blog. 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2011-05-10
  3. "Dear. Overseas fans" Official (English) Blog. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2011-05-10.

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