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Name: Tsukiko Amano (天野月子) / Tsuki Amano (天野月)
First name: Tsukiko (月子) / Tsuki (月)
Last name: Amano (天野)
Favorite instrument: Guitar
Birthday: November 7th
Distributor: Pony Canyon / Otokura / Indies
Tsukiko Amano is a Japanese singer-songwriter, best known outside Japan for the themesongs to all but the first game in the Fatal Frame series.
As of 2009, Tsukiko dropped the 'ko' from her name as a symbolic dropping of her past. 'Ko' is Japanese for rat, so after 2008, year of the rat, she dropped the ko to be simply known as Tsuki Amano.
Songs for the 零/Fatal Frame/Project Zero Series
- 蝶 Chou - Fatal Frame II theme song
- 聲 Koe - Fatal Frame III theme song
- ゼロの調律 Zero no Chouritsu - Fatal Frame IV theme song
- NOISE - Fatal Frame IV ending song
- くれなゐ Kurenai - Fatal Frame: Deep Crimson Butterfly theme song
- http://www.tsuki-amano.com - Personal Website
- http://blog.livedoor.jp/am_bakuon/ - Music Blog (Japanese)
- http://tsuki-amano.weblogs.jp/ - Personal website blog (Japanese)
- http://monsters-cafe.blogspot.com/ - Personal website blog (ENGLISH!)
- http://www.myspace.com/amanotsuki - Her personal myspace
- https://twitter.com/#!/Tsuki_Amano - Twitter
Background info about Tsukiko Amano
Amano's love of music began at the age of five, when she started piano lessons. Not much is known about her personal life, but her early career included songwriting for theatre groups and a band with her friend and backing singer, Rie.
Her first single, Hakoniwa, was released on April 1st 2001 as a tie-in with theatre company PORT+PORTAL's play of the same name. It was also used as the ending theme for the TV Asahi drama "D's Garage".
Her breakthrough single came in November of that year with Bodaiju reaching #66 on the Oricon chart. This song was the ending theme for another TV Asahi drama, "Midnight Mermaid."
She has contributed a total of four songs to the Fatal Frame series. The first was "Chou" for 2003's Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly. She was asked to return with another song for 2005's Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, and produced "Koe".
In 2008, Amano announced her decision to "retire" the name of Tsukiko Amano, and that along with her album ZERO, her image songs for Fatal Frame IV would be her last releases under that name. These two songs, "Zero no Chouritsu" and "NOISE" are both used as ending themes, "Zero no Chouritsu" used in the Hard Mode ending and "NOISE" for the rest.
Tsukiko Amano is a solo alternative artist, but has been known to team up with other artists on the Otokora label. While she will be ending her solo career, she is still pursuing music and songwriting through other forms of expression. She is still part of the Otokura group: A Lunch.
Full Discography can be found here.
Tsukiko Amano's Playlist
Along with other celebrities, Tsukiko Amano was asked by Apple to reveal her playlist for an iPod promotion. She admits it is mainly used for when she's walking.
Everything In It's Right Place /Radiohead [ Kid A ]
The emitter/swingingly empire [ me car ]
Gling-Gló/Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar [ Gling-Gló ]
ゴリラがバナナをくれる日/坂本 龍一 (The Day The Gorilla Gives The Banana/Ryuichi Sakamoto) [ 1996 ]
Run Run Run/The Velvet Underground [ The Velvet Underground & Nico ]
The Robots/Kraftwerk [ The Man-Machine ]
Fields Of Gold/Sting [ All This Time ]
Save Me/Queen [ Game ]
Star Man/David Bowie [ Ziggy Stardust ]
N.O/電気グルーヴ (Denki Groove) [ VITAMIN ]
Mercy Street/Peter Gabriel [ So ]
Brenda/The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion [ Orange ]
Numb/Linkin Park [ Meteora ]
脚長椅子とハイヒール/五島良子 (Sofa Leg And High Heel/Yoshiko Goshima) [ Goshima4 ]