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Yumi Kimura (木村 弓) is a Japanese singer and lyre performer. She was born in Osaka, Japan, and became famous in 2001 for her song "Always With Me" (いつも何度でも, Itsumo Nando Demo), which served as the closing theme to the popular 2001 anime film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki.

Kimura and Miyazaki had great admiration for each other's works. She was so moved by his 1997 film Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime, もののけ姫, in…

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  • After hearing the ending credits on Spirited Away, I went to the trouble of importing one of her albums... expensive it was too! But totally worth it.
  • Inochi no namae
  • how can i find her albums?
  • her voice is my lullaby
  • Amazing.
  • いつも何度でも, great song, great voice, like a fairy ballad
  • I've been fortunate enough to buy her full length albums and there are some excellent songs on them. A few songs sound the same but some are priceless - particularly the "Sora Mo Umi Mo Kaze Mo" album.
  • A truly beautiful song, see the lyrics here: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/sen/song.html
  • Always With Me is just stunning. absolutely beautiful, so touching and emotional. it nearly makes me cry, although I don't understand Japanese.
  • I love いのちの名前 more than いつも何度でも. *_*

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