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Born in Tokyo, Japan

Mini Bio (1)

Yuki Kajiura was born on August 6, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. She is a composer, known for .hack//SIGN (2002), Fate/Zero (2011) and Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005).

Trade Mark (5)

Elaborate self-performed piano solos
Chorus chants
Mixes genres together, often a pop with an operatic style
Freqently works with Koichi Mashimo
Elaborate violin solos in songs

Trivia (12)

Is part of the duo singing group along with Chiaki Ishikawa called "See-Saw".
After composing for Noir (2001) she and Director 'Koichi Mashimo' have grown to be a close team. The Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005) will mark their eight project together. That is counting all 4 .hack Videos, along with the series.
She is well known for composing the .hack series. A TV show, 4 OAV's (Original Animated Video) and select Songs for .hack//LEGEND of the Twilight. It is likely by far her largest project ever.
Born in Japan raised in Germany
Her music is highly inspired by her father, who was an opera and classical fan
Frequently works with "FictionJunctionYuuka" (Yuka Nanri) and has a group of others that go under the FictionJunction name.
One of her favorite Anime characters is Chloe from "Nowâru" (2001).
One of her compositions "Break the Sword of Justice" (From Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005)) was used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Started out as a Systems Engineer Programmer, before her father encouraged her to go into music.
Wrote her first song at the age of 7 years old for her grandmother.
Slated to appear and perform at Anime Boston in Boston Massachusetts with her group Kalafina. [May 2009]
Has an asteroid named in her honor (40248 Yukikajiura) as well as her group, Kalafina. (40775 Kalafina).

Personal Quotes (6)

He just says, `Do what you want to do, That's Mr. Mashimo's way. He always says that, so I do what I want! I enjoyed this work very much. Noir and Dothack were so fun for me. I didn't recognize them as soundtracks, I simply made music.
I don't know how the story goes. I don't know if she will live or die, When I look at the pictures, I don't know what she's going to do. When I write lyrics, I don't know what the characters will do, so what shall I write? I'm always confused. (she reveals the process of her composing)
At first, I disliked playing piano for him," "I was an only child, so I wanted to go out and play. But he made me play the piano for him; he liked beautiful music, and I gradually came to love it." (recalls how she got into music)
In making music, I just feel whether it's good for live musicians or not, It's case-by-case. When I can use live musicians, I do, but sometimes a sampled sound is more effective.
Lyrics like "I bought three radishes and found them cheap" aren't relevant to my interests! It goes like "A traveler searching for eternity" instead.
I have a love of songs that get me out of the quotidian. I like operas. Operas are completely in their own world, aren't they? Within the sanctuary of the opera house, they weave otherworldly spaces for four hours. I love such songs with vistas into other worlds - songs that seem to distort the size of my rooms when I listen to them.

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