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I should wear a hoodie like nano...

Are hoodies cool? Are they trendy? I seem to see a lot of people wear it. Justin Bieber used to wear it. Oh yeah. There are some anime characters that wears a hoodie. Saito from Zero no Tsukaima. Takato Matsuki from Digimon Tamers. Kyouko from Puella Magi. Yamato from MajiKoi. Aside from that, there's Yuzuki Yukari from the Vocaloid series. 

Yuzuki Yukari
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Oh, Miku and Gumi wore it in Matryoshka. There’s also that singer. What’s his name again? Umm… Was it nano? Yeah! nano is his name. Huh? What? He’s a she? nano is a female?!?!

Well, that was a weird start. Anyway, today as of some of you could have guessed, I will be talking about nano, one of my favourite singers. The others would be Horie Yui, LiSA, Kurosaki Maon, Eir Aoi, Nana Mizuki, T.M. Revolution, fripSide, Flow and the band, Zwei (not talking about myself).

nano is indeed a girl and I was quite shocked when I found out about it as she sounds like a guy (no offence). And I bet some of you were surprised when you found out about it.

Some information on her.

nano is a bilingual singer… Oh sorry… “Utaite”. “Utaite” is a term applied to people who does covers mostly on Vocaloid songs, anime openings and endings, games and J-pop songs. They will then post it on Nico NIco Douga and YouTube under the category “utattemitta”. This term is unique to them as it differentiates them from “kashu” or singer.

Anyway, she speaks both English and Japanese thus, bilingual. She was born on 12 July 1988 in New York but she returned to Japan. She is most definitely a female. She has a sweet tooth as she likes to eat ice cream, especially from Haagen-Dazs, chocolate and strawberries. She adores cats and her favourite color is red. She is also bad at cooking

She likes to do Vocaloid covers and writes English lyrics for those songs, giving them a zest of western feel to it.

Since no one has ever seen her face, except for a privilege few, her fans know her by her avatar. Her avatar is described as having red, mid-length hair and wears a mask on some occasions.

nano's avatar

She made her debut on the 14 of March 2012 under the label “flying dog”, which makes this upcoming March 14th the 2nd anniversary of her debut. Her first album was called “nanoir” which was released on 14 March 2012 as well. She also started hosting a real-time radio program called “NANORAJI” on her website.

Her first concert was on March 16 last year, which I wanted to go but it is in Japan and I was enrolling into Poly then so I feel a bit frustrated for it. I do hope she comes for this year’s AFA. I heard that she revealed her face at her first concert, which adds up to my frustration, as I really want to see her face. Kuyashii!

nano also does openings and endings for various anime over the years which is what pulled me to listen to her and eventually become her fan. The first song she did was the opening theme for the anime “Phi Brain 2nd Season” which was entitled “Now or Never”. She also did the theme song for the game “Conception” which is a PSP game developed by Spike.

Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure

A recent song released by her was the single “SAVIOR OF SONG” featuring My First Story’s Hiro. 

"SAVIOR OF SONG" original cover

It was used as the opening song for the anime “Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova” which has relation to my previous post about Kantai Collection. “Silver Sky”, another of her song, was also used in the anime. An anime that is ongoing and uses her song from her new single, ”Born to be”, is “Mahou Sensou” or Magical Warfare where they use it as the ending song. 

"Born to be" anime cover

Her song “Happy Ending Simulator” is use as the theme song for the arcade game “Gunslinger Stratos 2”.

"Gunslinger Stratos 2" arcade game

Well, that is about it from me. I am off to Uniqlo to find a hoodie for myself. If you have any interesting facts about nano, leave it in the comments. And if you have a favourite song from nano, do say it in the comments. By the way, mine are “Nevereverland”, SAVIOR OF SONG” and “Born to be”.

"Nevereverland" by nano

Mata ne~


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3 comments to ''I should wear a hoodie like nano..."

  1. Hey, wanna ask if you managed to get a hoodie just like nano's? Im quite interested as well ^_^

    1. Haha. Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, no. I didn't. But, I've bought quite a few different hoodies because of it. It has become a daily apparel for me.

    2. aw shucks. there isnt any like nano's there? ><