Official Shiina Ringo Thread

  • Shiina Ringo (椎名林檎) is a famous Japanese musician, who is recognizable for her nasal voice. Her styles range from jazz to rock, and experimental to enka. In 1998 she debuted with the single "Koufukuron". In 1999 Shiina became famous from her single "Koko de Kiss Shite.", which broke the top 10 on Oricon charts. In 2003, nearing the end of her ninth single and third studio album, Shiina Ringo formed the band Tokyo Jihen which received similar success. In 2006, it was announced that Shiina would once again release solo music. On January 11th, 2012, Shiina announced that Tokyo Jihen would disband on February 29th following a final farewell tour. She kept her solo career, but in 2020, she reunited with Tokyo Jihen again for a new EP and a tour.

    She is a former board member for the paraplegic Olympics in Japan.

    Most recently she made history for being the first fellow female J-Pop Idol to collaborate with Utada Hikaru since, Hikaru's mother who took her own life in 2013. She also considered Hikaru a good friend.


    This thread is to discuss any news regarding her music career.

    Please be respectful in the thread.



    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics were delayed a year. The continuing pandemic now has another casualty, the committee in charge of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

    At a press conference on December 23, it was announced that the committee, which includes Shiina Ringo and choreographer MIKIKO, will be disbanded, after a review of the ceremonies’ production in light of the pandemic.

    One member of the formerly eight person committee, Sasaki Hiroshi, Executive Creative Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, will now handle the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for both the Olympics and Paralympics. He will now have the title of Chief Executive Creative Director, a role which he takes over from kyogen actor Nomura Mansai.

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