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Novosibirsk, Russian Federation (1993 – 2015)

Origa (Орига, also known as Olga Vitalyevna Yakovleva [Ольга Витальевна Яковлева]), born October 12, 1970 in Novosibirsk, Russia, was a Russian singer and vocalist. She passed away on January 17th, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan after succumbing to lung cancer.

After graduating from music school in 1990, she took an opportunity to visit Japan in 1991 and finally contracted with the ROAD&SKY Organization in 1993. Origa had since participated in several projects of various artists in addition to the Radio Japan Series and being part of the chorus for Kobe earthquake disaster charity single.

Origa released seven solo albums, two mini-albums, and three singles. She gained popularity outside of Japan and Russia with the release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and the subsequent original soundtrack, written by long-time friend and composer Yoko Kanno (菅野よう子), hosting the theme song “Inner Universe” (featuring boy soprano Benedict Delmaestro). Origa first performed with Kanno for ∀ Gundam, singing Gabriela Robin’s “Moon” with the Gey’s AX chorus. An additional opening theme song from Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, titled “Rise,” also gained acclaim. In 2005, Origa performed songs for the anime series Fantastic Children, most notably the ending theme “Mizu no Madoromi” (水のまどろみ). In 2006, Origa released 3 digital singles (Spiral, LELEYALA and Land of Love). She performed the opening theme, “Player”, to the film of the series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society in 2007.

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  • Ayulsa

    em-pyei-n vari-fen jang; brought me here. It's disheartening to find out about such a great singer only to find out she passed away. Her singing will continue to live on.

    9 Jul 4:03am Reply
  • Adriano_Heca

    Muito triste por sua morte, sua voz me faz sonhar, ter bons fluidos, descanse em paz Origa, serei sempre seu fã!

    7 Jul 11:46pm Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    She was so unique, always will be loved. ❤️

    26 Jun 6:28pm Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    I didn't know she passed until today. She had such a wonderful and beautiful voice. May her soul rest in eternal bliss. R.I.P. Origa.

    14 Jun 8:33pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    I didn't know either! I'm completely saddened and shocked. Rest in peace beautiful angel, your voice will live for generations to come.

    12 Jun 10:16am Reply
  • Ricki_29

    I didn't know she passed... now I'm sad T_T

    3 Jun 7:36pm Reply
  • Auto_Pilot

    rip

    19 May 3:13am Reply
  • TheRedCometBR

    R.I.P. Origa. What an amazing voice

    12 Apr 2:49am Reply
  • kineticwaves

    @MeltingCORE - I like Era of Queens too. The songs from it were all good to me. She was creative.

    1 Apr 1:33am Reply
  • morrisramone

    i didnt knew she passed away.. sad news to hear. ;[

    21 Mar 3:28pm Reply
  • XiNneRg

    R.I.P

    21 Mar 6:10am Reply
  • gabbermax

    Царство Небесное , Ольга . Просто не верится в это. Спасибо за музыку

    13 Mar 8:29am Reply
  • MeltingCORE

    Finally bought the rest of Era of Queens. What an amazing album. Truly a relic of beauty - a testament to her creativity. She left behind many masterpieces... That will always be worth listening to. <3

    12 Mar 8:02pm Reply
  • anonymousca4

    Rest In Peace. Glad I finally saw her live in 2013. Her voice was powerful enough to overcome a brownout that killed her mic.

    1 Mar 8:03pm Reply
  • marucru

    she had the most beautiful voice

    18 Feb 2:31pm Reply
  • thenightwithin

    RIP. She had a great voice :(

    18 Feb 2:32am Reply
  • Dlartrisky

    Rest in peace. I don't have a lot of scrobbles for Origa but she sounded great. :(

    14 Feb 7:35pm Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    vvvv If you are implying that Origa wasn't valuable, than you sir are an idiot.

    14 Feb 2:20am Reply
  • i_amrita

    шокирующая новость, в которую невозможно поверить... ㅠㅠ

    13 Feb 8:49am Reply
  • mssviristelle

    Rest in Peace. Спасибо за музыку, что ты принесла в этот мир. [2]

    8 Feb 10:43pm Reply
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