Nana Mizuki(/水樹奈々) scores the first number-one hit with”PHANTOM MINDS” on the ORICON hit charts as a voice actor

By TERRY - Last updated: 水曜日, 1月 20, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


Nana Mizuki(水樹奈々), one most popular voice actor in Japan at the moment scored the first number-one hit  with her 21st single CD ” PHANTOM MINDS ” (released by KING RECORDS on this Jan.13th )  on the ORICON  weekly chart of  the single CD ranking  dated Jan.25th as a voice actor in the whole 43- year-long  history of  ORICON  hit charts. ORICON announces this remarkable news on its official website on 19th.

As I wrote on a previous page here, Mizuki performed as a singer on “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” (紅白歌合戦), a Japanese nationally popular  singing event annually held on the new year’s eve, on Dec.31st 2009 as the very first voice actor to perform in the 60-year-long history of  that  great TV show. And as I also wrote, her team ” Team Red ” couldn’t win at the event, but  her performance was excellent,which was welcomed by the audience and the viewers with enthusiasm.

She sang “Shin Ai” (深愛, Deep Love), an opening song of  an anime work ” White Album ”  at the event. 

This Mizuki’s latest single CD ” PHANTOM MINDS ”  includes four songs, namely, “PHANTOM MINDS”, the theme song of an anime movie “Mahou  Shoujo Ririkaru Nanoha The MOVIE 1st”(/魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 1st,  Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st)  that is to be released on coming Jan. 23rd,  “Don’t be long”, an insert song of the same anime movie, “Song Communication”, an ending song of  her radio program on TOKYO FM  “Mizuki Nana no M no Sekai”(水樹奈々のMの世界) , and  “Juujika no Spread”(/十字架のスプレッド, Spread of a Cross), the theme song of  the arcade version of a video game “Shining Force Cross”(シャイニング・フォース クロス) .

The CD sold 5,4000 copies only in the first week after the release, which broke the best record as a voice actor of  scoring the second with herownsong “ETERNAL BLAZE” in 2005 that also had broken the best record of  having scored the third  with “Northern lights” in 2002 of  Megumi Hayashibara(/林原めぐみ) who  had also been a popular voice actor. Thus Mizuki has broken the old best record of the single CD chart of  a voice actor that had been established by herself which lasted for  four years and three months.

Mizuki now says, ” I am full of  cordial gratitude to all of my fans  and staff who have been backing and supporting me. I will keep singing  each and every song of mine with affection so as to create works worth being loved by all of you for a long, long time. ”

She, not only popular as a singer but also as a voice actor, plays the part of  Fate Testarossa(/フェイト テスタロッサ) who is one of   characters in the anime work ” Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ” series  including the new title which is to be released on the 23rd at movie theaters that  I above mentioned. ,


As a matter of  fact, Mizuki had already achieved  the best record as a CD of a voice actor before her latest single CD marked the top, with her seventh album CD ” ULTIMATE  DIAMOND ” released last year in July 2009 that had hit the top on the ORICON  album CD weekly chart and  had sold 7,4000 copies in the first week.


Marking the top on the album CD chart and performing on the  TV program of  Kouhaku took  place in the ninth year of  Mizuki’s career as a voice actor and a singer. And marking the top on the single CD chart occurred in her just 10th year of the career.  Therefore, in such a short intensive period coinsidentally  celebrating the one decade anniversary of  her career,  Mizuki has accomplished three “first” and “best”  remarkable records for both herself and all voice actors, which are worth attention and zealous welcome of  not only anime or voice star fans and pop song fans but also of  wide-range of  people.

By the way, about one week ago I saw an anime movie ” Reiton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime ” (/ レイトン教授と永遠の歌姫, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva), which is the first movie version of a popular Nintendo DS  game series ” The Professor Layton” series that I really like and have played all of  the four released titles.


Mizuki plays the part of  Jenis Quatlane who is an important character and a famed opera singer in the story. Actually, Mizuki sings as the character in the anime film as well. Yet Mizuki’s acting in the anime film was quite good, so,  having seen that anime work , I feel Mizuki is an excellent voice actor,too.

She is going to release a new  music CD ” Silent Bible ” on coming Feb.10th. The CD  includes four new songs and the title song “Silent  Bible” is an opening song of  ” Mahou Shoujo Ririkaru Nanoha A’s PORTABLE-THE BATTLE OF ACES-” (/魔法少女リリカルなのは A’s PORTABLE-THE BATTLE OF ACES-) which is a PSP game version of the ” Magical Girl Nanoha” series that I above mentioned.

I would like to keep watching Mizuki’s brilliant tremendous momentum for the time being.

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