Akino Kawamitsu (川満 愛希信, Kawamitsu Akino), better known by her stage name AKINO, is an American-bornJapanese pop singer, from Utah and Mesa, Arizona.
Originally debuting in 2003 with her brothers Akashi and Aiki and her sister Kanasa in the band bless4, Akino made her solo debut in 2005 with the singles "Genesis of Aquarion" and "Go Tight", the opening themes of the anime series Genesis of Aquarion composed by Yoko Kanno.
In 2006, Akino released "A Chance to Shine", the opening theme for the anime series Oban Star-Racers.
In 2012, she released other singles under Yoko Kanno's composition, including "Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai 2 Shou" and "Paradoxical ZOO", the opening themes for the anime series Aquarion Evol.
In 2014, Akino and bless4 released "Extra Magic Hour", the opening theme for the anime series Amagi Brilliant Park, and in 2015, released "Miiro", the opening theme for the anime series Kantai Collection, based on the game of the same name by Kadokawa Games.
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