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Originating from Chiba, singer, model, actress and author, AKIRA has made a splash in both Japan and overseas.
AKIRA accidentally fell into “Danso” or “Boys Style” fashion trend when she was asked to portray a male character during a high school play. She took her passion for “Danso” and turned it into a flourishing and multifaceted career.
Infamous for her striking androgynous look AKIRA quickly became the most popular model in “KERA” magazine. AKIRA first appeared in the Japanese fashion magazine in their street snap section. From there she broke into the modelling world, debuting as a print model in "KERA" by the end of 2007. Since then, she has frequently graced the cover of both “KERA” and KERA BOKU”. Additionally, she has since released her own look book in 2013 aptly titled “AKIRA STYLE BOOK”.
At a young age AKIRA was always drawn to music. Her musical career aspirations began at the age of 12. By the age of 19 she attended the Avex Artist Academy on a scholarship. She then went on to debut with her first band "AKIRA with Tetra Haze" at the age of 20.
AKIRA made her solo debut in the summer of 2014 as a Sony major artist with “Aoki Tsuki Michite,” which was featured as the ending theme of the hit anime series “Black Butler: Book of Circus.” She is also the vocalist for the visual kei band “DISACODE”, which has released three albums to date.
When not singing in her band, AKIRA performs as Kaname Kuran for the Vampire Knight musical in Japan. Her 2nd single "Kirie Toroimen no Shirabe" is the main theme for the musical. Her new single “Waltz of Vanitas” has also been featured as the main theme for the “Vampire Knight -revive-” musical.
A budding talent and a fashion icon, AKIRA has inspired a renewed interest in “Danso” fashion. AKIRA proudly promotes self expression through fashion and hopes to inspire her fans to embrace their individuality.