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Akiko Yoshida (吉田亚纪子 Yoshida Akiko?) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, who performs under the stage name Kokia (stylised as KOKIA). She is best known for her songs "Arigatō..." (ありがとう... Thank You?) (which reached #1 in Hong Kong when it was covered by Sammi Cheng) and "The Power of Smile." She is also recognised for her numerous contributions to anime/game soundtracks, the most notable being "Ai no Melody/Chōwa Oto (With Reflection)" for the film Origin: Spirits of the Past, "Follow the Nightingale" for the game Tales of Innocence and "Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi" for the anime Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino.
Birth name Akiko Yoshida (吉田亚纪子)
Also known as Kokia
Born July 22, 1976 (age 35)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop, ethereal wave, neoclassical dark wave, folk
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments Violin, piano, guitar, vocals
Years active 1998 - Present
And you should guys listen to that live ~
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Her voice is so unique and beautiful! That's what I call a true talent.