"Kira" is a chorus unit formed by Yasuhiro Kido and Junko Hirotani, who provide their music and chorus work to many artists. They are particular about using Japanese words with beautiful sounds, and try to express a uniquely picturesque Japanese world by using both modern and archaic words. Their vocals with acoustic sounds can be like a breeze or a murmuring sometimes, reminding us of a nostalgic Japanese scenery.

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Yasuhiro Kido
1979 He made his debut releasing the single "Mr.music" and the album "Kid" (Victor).
1995 He formed the unit "Voice Fill" and released "Christmas Mail".
1996 He formed the unit "Voice Club Band" and released "Summer Party".
1996- He performed as a member of "Love 2 All Stars at CX "Love Love Aishiteru".
Album Participations : Yumi Matsutoya, Seiko Matsuda, Takuro Yoshida, Miyuki Nakajima, Junichi Inagaki, Kinki Kids, Yutaka Ozaki, Hiromi Go, Junko Yamamoto, Aska and more
The artists who were provided his songs : Junichi Inagaki, Wink, Noriko Sakai, Miki Sakai, Hiromi Go and more
Junko Hirotani
1976 She won the composition prize and the grand prize at an inter-college original song contest, and was scouted.
1979 She made her debut as a singer and songwriter and released "Sono ai ni (To the love)" and "Brendy" (Canyon record).
1983 She released "Enough" (Polydor), and after that she devoted herself to do studio works and composition.
Album Participations : Yumi Matsutoya, Wink, Seiko Matsuda, Takuro Yoshida, Ayumi Hamazaki, Kaho Shimada, Spitz, Miki Nakatani, Fuyumi Sakamoto and more.
The artists who were provided her songs : Akina Nakamori, Yoko Minamino, Wink, Yuko Yamaguchi, Mariko Kouda and more.

"Breath by Breath" was formed in January 2001 by five musicians who had been active as studio musicians or solo singers for a long time. They try to sing many songs from different genres a cappella and their purpose is to express all forms of music such as pops, jazz and classic which they have been affected by, a cappella. Their clear sound is exquisite, so we hope many people will take a listen to their fantastic voices!

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Junko Hirotani
1976 She won the composition prize and the grand prize at an inter-college original song contest, and was scouted.
1979 She made her debut as a singer and songwriter and released "Sono ai ni (To the love)" and "Brendy" (Canyon record).
1983 She released "Enough" (Polydor), and after that she devoted herself to do studio works and composition.
Album Participations : Yumi Matsutoya, Wink, Seiko Matsuda, Takuro Yoshida, Ayumi Hamazaki, Kaho Shimada, Spitz, Miki Nakatani, Fuyumi Sakamoto and more.
The artists who were provided her songs : Akina Nakamori, Yoko Minamino, Wink, Yuko Yamaguchi, Mariko Kouda and more.
Kiyoshi Hiyama
1978 He made his debut.
1983 He participated "Yasunori Soryo and Jim Rock Singers".
@ After that, he had mainly been doing studio works.
1998 He participated in the vocal ensemble group, "The Voiceproject" and released "Semi show".
1999 "Scent of Voice" was released,a solo a cappella jazz album which was made using multi-track recording.
Album Participations : Namie Amuro, Masaharu Fukuyama, Motoharu Sano, Yuji Oda, Yumi Matsutoya, Kazumasa Oda, Miki Imai, SMAP, Disney series and more.
CMS : Ido, McDonald, Lion, Toyota, Shisedo, Toden, Mitsubishi, Sony, Toshiba, Kirin, Suzuki and more.
Yasuhiro Kido
1979 He made his debut releasing the single "Mr.music" and the album "Kid" (Victor).
1995 He formed the unit "Voice Fill" and released "Christmas Mail".
1996 He formed the unit "Voice Club Band" and released "Summer Party".
1996- He performed as a member of "Love 2 All Stars at CX "Love Love Aishiteru".
Album Participations : Yumi Matsutoya, Seiko Matsuda, Takuro Yoshida, Miyuki Nakajima, Junichi Inagaki, Kinki Kids, Yutaka Ozaki, Hiromi Go, Junko Yamamoto, Aska and more
The artists who were provided his songs : Junichi Inagaki, Wink, Noriko Sakai, Miki Sakai, Hiromi Go and more
Makoto Matsushita
1973 He entered to Nemu music academy (currently Yamaha music academy) and majored in guitar.
1977 Sound production and arrangement for Mai Yamane's "Tasogare (Twilight)".
1981 His solo album "First Light" was released.
1982 "The pressures & pleasures" was released.
1983 "Quiet skies" was released, and then he participated "ABs" and released "ABs".
1985 He participated "Paradigm Shift" and released "Paradigm Shift".
1986 "The rain child & the river king" was released.
1989 "3012 Primitive Odyssey" was released.
Album Participations : Mai Yamane, Seiko Matsuda, Miki Imai, SMAP, Yosui Inoue, Mariko Takahashi, Judy Anton, Kingo Hamada, Toshihiro Nakanishi, Keizo Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kei Marimura, Masatoshi Nakamura and more.
Participating tours : Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kai, Miki Imai, Junko Yagami and more.
Other activities : CMs, original film soundtracks and more.
Naoki Takao
1983- He entered Northeast Missouri State University in Missouri, USA.
1987 He made his debut and wrote lyrics for a CM song after returning to Japan. He has participated in over more than 400 CM songs to date.
2001 "A Voice of Love & Peace" was released by Oasis Records.
@ He has been a regular performer of NHK "Seishu no pops (The pops for youth)" since 2001
Album Participations : Yumi Matsutoya, Tunnels, Miho Nakayama, SMAP, Kinki Kids, Masatoshi Nakamura, Akina Nakamori, Hound Dog, Takashi Sorimachi and more.
Participating live shows : Kenji Hayashida, Sing Like Talking, Miho Yonemitsu, Misia, Maya Okamoto, Tadashi Numasawa with Friends "The A.O.R.", Groove Dynasty and more.

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