Yuki Kajiura

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Birth:Aug 6, 1965
Age:55
Gender:Female
Years active:1993-Present
Home town:Tokyo, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Fion0806 Yuki Kajiura was born in Japan but raised in West Germany for most of her childhood. Her father was a big fan of classical and opera music and always desired for Yuki to play the piano for him. Yuki eventually gained a love for music and a love for the piano. Yuki started out as an SE programmer but changed to music in 1992. She made her grand debut with a female trio called SeeSawhttps://anilist.co/staff/104342. In the years to come the group released six singles and two albums. Yuki then went on to work on her solo career composing for artists and some TV films and games such as Blood: The Last Vampire in 2001 and Xenosaga II and III. In 2001 Yukis claim to fame came with the release of the anime NOIRhttps://anilist.co/anime/272. The soundtrack sold 50000 copies. In 2002 she was brought on to project .hack to write the score to .hack//SIGNhttps://anilist.co/anime/48 along with vocalist Chiaki Ishikawahttps://anilist.co/staff/101059 and New York singer Emily Bindigerhttps://anilist.co/staff/103845. Shortly after Yuki comprised an album of original and complied songs known as Fiction working again with Emily Bindiger as well as Xenosaga vocalist Deb Lyons. Yukis other wellknown works were for Mobile Suite Gundam Seedhttps://anilist.co/anime/93 which hit 5th on the Oricon Charts its first week and selling over 200000 copies. Yuki has also become known for her work on CLAMPs Tsubasa Chroniclehttps://anilist.co/anime/177 series moviehttps://anilist.co/anime/807 and OVAshttps://anilist.co/anime/2685. In 2003 she formed the project FictionJunctionhttps://anilist.co/staff/103691 in which pairs Yukis songwriting and composition with different performing vocalists first as separate solo works and later into a singular group. In 2007 Yuki formed the band Kalafinahttps://anilist.co/staff/101975 with two partners from FictionJunction Wakana Ootaki and Keiko Kubotahttps://anilist.co/staff/104664 to perform for the anime Kara no Kyoukaihttps://anilist.co/anime/2593 further working on several others. Kalafina disbanded in 2018 with their final lineup including Wakana Keiko and Hikaruhttps://anilist.co/staff/168857.
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