Legendary Singer Ichiro Mizuki of JAM PROJECT Died at 74

Ichiro Mizuki, the famous anime and tokusatsu singer and founder of JAM PROJECT who fought against lung cancer has died at the age of 74.

Mizuki, whose real name was Toshio Hayakawa, was famed for singing the theme song for the 1972 robot series “Mazinger Z”, THE HERO !! opening of One Punch Man and Leiji Matsumoto’s space opera “Space Pirate Captain Harlock,” among many other hits 카지노사이트.

News from Japan is now confirming that Ichiro Mizuki, the “Emperor of Anime songs” and tokusatsu singer has died at the age of 74. His death was confirmed by his talent agency at 6:50 p.m. on December 6, 2022 due to lung cancer. The singer was diagnosed with cancer in July this year. Mizuki made his public appearance in November at the 49th Song Festival held in Tokyo where before opening for Mazinger Z, he expressed to his fans his desire to recover and return to full-time work as soon as possible. It was reported that Mizuki’s wake and funeral had already been attended by his family, at their request. Another public event for the public will be held at a later date after discussions with the bereaved families.

During his lifetime, Mizuki had over 1200 songs to his credit. He has created some of the most memorable tokusatsu anime and theme scenes, including for Kamen Rider X, Kamen Rider Stronger, Kamen Rider (Skyrider), and Zebraman. In 2000, Mizuki became the founder of the vocal supergroup JAM Project which went on to make many openings for the GARO franchise and other anime. In 2009, Mizuki appeared on the Kamen Rider W guest spot as a music judge.

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The native of Tokyo broke out in 1968 as a pop singer, starting his career in anime music in 1971 when he lent his voice for the theme song in “Genshi Shonen Ryu” (Ryu, The Cave Boy). With more than 1,200 songs to his credit, including the theme song for the popular Japanese anime series “Kamen Rider” (Masked Rider), Mizuki has also gained popularity overseas, hosting anime music events in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mizuki, who announced in July that he was undergoing treatment for lung cancer, continued to strive for a “life of active work” even after his diagnosis, appearing on stage in a wheelchair for his last performance on November 1. . 27, according to his company.

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