Jyukai (樹海) is a Japanese Pop rock band formed in the summer of 2004, composing of singer & songwriter, Manami Watanabe (渡辺愛未) together with guitarist and composer Yoshiaki Dewa (出羽良彰). They mainly performed live in Osaka at the beginning of their career, and later released their debut single on March 15, 2006 titled "あなたがいた森" (Anata ga Ita Mori).
Kris Kross was a hip-hop duo that formed in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The group consisted of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly (born August 11, 1978- May 1, 2013) and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith (born Atlanta, January 10, 1979). They're best known for their single "Jump", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992.
Nana Kitade (北出 菜奈, born May 2, 1987 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. She is particularly famous for dressing and designing Gothic Lolita fashion, something that many of her fans have in common with her. Many of her songs were used as anime, TV shows, doramas and movie opening/ending/image themes.
Mikuni Shimokawa (下川みくに, born March 19, 1980 in Shizunai, Hokkaido, Japan) is a female J-Pop artist and former member of Checkicco. In 1999 she started her solo career, and has became popular mainly between anime fans.
Mai Hoshimura (星村麻衣, born April 18, 1981 in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese artist currently under the Sony Music Japan label. She writes and composes all of her music. She is known for her famous standing crouched stance while playing the piano.
Suara (Akiko Tatsumi 明子巽), born on August 3, is a female Japanese singer signed under F.I.X. Records, produced by Lantis Co. Some of her most prominent songs have been featured as opening/ending themes of several anime and video games. OP/ED Themes in Anime (in Chronological Order):
Yui Makino (牧野 由依, Makino Yui) was born on January 19, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. She is a seiyū, actress as well as an artist and pianist. She has O type blood and well known for being the voice of Sakura in the anime Tsubasa Chronicle.
Eiko Shimamiya (島みやえい子, formerly known as 島宮えい子; also known as EIKO and PEKO), born April 20, is a female composer and singer-songwriter performing mostly electronic music in a style close to folktronica or trip-hop, though her works also include trance, new age, electro-rock and folk music.
eufonius [ユーフォニアス] is a group formed in Japan by riya and became famous in the otokei scene by performing original songs, that they presented at conventions such as M3 and Comiket. eufonius is made of two members: ｒｉｙａ, who performs vocals and sometimes composes; Kikuchi Hajime [菊地 創], also known as cuckool, who composes and arranges songs.
FictionJunction YUUKA is a collaboration project between Yuki Kajiura (梶浦由記, composition/arrangement/keyboards) and Yuuka Nanri (南里侑香, vocals). The unit was formed in 2003 in Tokyo, Japan as a subproject of Kajiura's FictionJunction project.