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Biography

  • Born

    1 October 1969 (age 52)

  • Born In

    Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

Kumi Miyasato (宮里久美, Miyasato Kumi) is a Japanese pop singer and seiyu (anime voice actor) who was popular in her native Japan in the mid-to-late 1980s.

Kumi Miyasato provided the voice of the pivotal character, Eve Tokimatsuri, in the first two parts of the hit Original Animated Video series, "Megazone 23". Her character was a computer-simulated pop idol. "Megazone 23" Part 1 was the very second OAV in anime history and the very first to make a profit. It is said that this is largely due to Kumi's vocal performance (both spoken and sung), which is often called by its fans the highlight of the series.

"Megazone 23" was originally conceived as a standard 26-episode television series. The plot was condensed into 2, direct-to-video, 80-minute movies, due to the sponsor pulling out. It is unknown whether Kumi Miyasato would have been cast as Eve or not had the television series been created.

There was also a Part 3 of "Megazone 23", but it was a disjointed story that bore little resemblance to what had come before. Eve was the only returning character, but Kumi Miyasato - whether of her own choosing or not is unknown - did not reprise the role.

Likewise, Kumi did not reprise her role as Eve in the 2007 video game, "Megazone 23: Aoi Garland".

Kumi recorded 5 songs for "Megazone 23". They are, in order of appearance:

Part 1:

Senaka Goshi ni Sentimental ("Sentimental Behind Our Backs" or "Sentimental Behind My Back", often incorrectly translated as "Sentimental Over the Shoulder")

Tomorrow Blues

Kaze no Lullabye ("The Wind's Lullabye" or "Lullabye of the Wind", also spelled "Kaze no Lullaby" and "Kaze no RARABAI")

Part 2:

Himitsu Kudasai ("Please Tell Me the Secret")

Lonely Sunset

To date, the first 2 parts of "Megazone 23" are, apparently, Kumi's only acting credits.

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