|Birth name||Mai Fujisawa|
|Born||1980 (age 40–41)|
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Mai Fujisawa born 1980, known professionally as Mai, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and lyricist. She has released three studio albums and has performed for the soundtracks of several media.
Mai has collaborated on many occasions with her father, Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, for the soundtracks he wrote for Hayao Miyazaki while working at Studio Ghibli. Mai was featured on the image album for Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, the vocal album for Kiki's Delivery Service, and the soundtrack of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film). She has also performed on the soundtracks of other media, including the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and the video game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
Life & career
Mai Fujisawa was born in 1980 in Tokyo. Mai's first recorded musical performance was in 1984 with "Nausicaä's Requiem" from the soundtrack of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film), when she was four years old. This was a collaboration with her father, Joe Hisaishi, as were her performances of "My Heart" and "The Town Where I Long to Stay" from the vocal album of 1989's Kiki's Delivery Service. In 2008, she collaborated with her father once again to perform "Rondo of the House of Sunflowers" on the Image song album for Ponyo. In 2009, she performed "Stand Alone" on the soundtrack of Saka no Ue no Kumo (TV series) in collaboration with her father. For the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011, Mai performed "Lily's Theme," composed by Alexandre Desplat. She collaborated once more with her father in 2011 on the soundtrack of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, performing "Pieces of a Broken Heart". Following this, Mai became a guest singer on the United Nations Singers' Japan tour of 2012; she joined them once again in 2015 for the Seventieth anniversary of the United Nations seventieth anniversary celebrations. In 2016, she worked on the lyrics and vocals for the music of Paper Lanterns, a documentary of the aftermath of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 2019, Mai joined her father in Melbourne to perform many of her works and well as other Studio Ghibli classics on stage for the Melody of Japan tour.
Additionally, Mai is the goodwill ambassador of Nakano, Nagano. She has composed and performed theme songs for Nakano and Tochigi (city). She is also credited with writing the lyrics for the school song of Sakata Daiichi Junior High in Sakata, Yamagata.
|Nursury Rhyme Songs (童謡うたう)||Utaumai (うたうまい)||
|Raise the Sky (空みあげて)||Mai||
|Cocoa, You And My Promise||
Performances in other media
|Song title||Title of media||Other collaborators||Details|
|"Theme Song"||Paper Lanterns||Chad Cannon, Kojiro Umezaki||
|"Pieces of a Broken Heart" (心のかけら, Kokoro no Kakera)||Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch||Joe Hisaishi||
|"Lily's Theme"||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Alexandre Desplat||
|"Stand Alone"||Saka no Ue no Kumo (TV series)||Joe Hisaishi||
|"Rondo of the House of Sunflowers"||Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (image album)||Joe Hisaishi||
|"The Town Where I Long to Stay"||Kiki's Delivery Service (vocal album)||Joe Hisaishi, Yumiko-chan||
|"My Heart"||Kiki's Delivery Service (vocal album)||Joe Hisaishi, Azumi Inoue, Yumiko-chan||
|"Nausicaä's Requiem"||Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film)||Joe Hisaishi||
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- "Melody of Japan: Animation, Film and Classics with Mai Fujisawa". Monash University. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
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