Japanese singer LiSA allows fans into her life
The darling of anime openings is about to release a new documentary on Netflix this October. Japanese singer, LiSA is best known for singing some of the most catchy and memorable songs in anime. The theme songs she’s lent her vocals to have become staples within the anime community, both at home in Japan and Overseas.
Who is LiSA?
Born Risa Oribe, she began her career in high school, when she joined an indie rock band called Chucky. After it became difficult for the band to stay together, Oribe would move to Tokyo to continue her singing career. There, she would form the band Same All and adopt the stage name LiSA which is an acronym for Love is Same All. Her first foray into the anime theme song stretch though, was when she was half of a duo along with Marina, who sang the music for the in-show band on the anime Angel Beats. Since then, LiSA has become a household name when it comes to anime. She sings theme songs for the FATE series, My Hero Academia, and more recently, Demon Slayer. Less known but more common is the fact, that LiSA’s songs were used as memes for many Marvel movie trailers. Most notably, mock trailers for Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
Fans get a new look into the singer’s life
In January 2020, LiSA got married to Japanese voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki. Known for his roles in a variety of anime, such as the Misfit at Demon Academy’s protagonist Anos Voldigoad. However, as the months went on, many reports alleged that Suzuki was having an affair with a younger woman from a recording studio named A-ko. On July 30th, 2020 Japanese tabloid Bunshun broke the story, and the response online was as swift as it was overwhelming, with fans online either jumping to LiSA’s aid or condemning Bunshun outright.
In the end, both LiSA and her husband took breaks from the public eye. Tatsuhisa stepped down from several of his voice roles and LiSA herself took a hiatus from singing. Since then, they have both returned to their perspective professions, though not with a maelstrom of controversy and chaos in between.
The Documentary comes out in October
Netflix is set to launch LiSA another great day on October 18th, 2022. In the meantime, you can catch up on some of the singer’s work, by streaming her songs on Spotify. From the scenes of the trailer, the documentary is set to offer a more in-depth look at the singer than we’ve ever seen before. She’s no longer just the young spritely singer we know from her Rising Hope music video, but a woman who’s learned and perfected her craft to an exquisite degree.