See also: Rondo Robe (official site) and Club Sweets (official US fan club)
Mention "Yoko Ishida" and fans will think of her remarkably beautiful voice that has glowingly enhanced the opening and closing credits of many popular anime shows. Singing has always come naturally for the vocalist/songwriter, from her childhood days to the time she was discovered at an anime singer contest. That early breakthrough opportunity got Yoko into the music industry and eventually resulted in her pro debut song, "Maiden's Policy" for the Sailor Moon R TV series.
Blessed with an endearing, expressive singer's voice and a dynamic range, Yoko was selected as the featured vocalist on Geneon Japan's Para Para Max CD series. From there, she emerged as one of the anime industrys' most prolific and outstanding female singers, performing the memorable theme songs to series such as Pretear, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Ai Yori Aoshi, Petite Princess Yucie, Gunparade March, Ai Yori Aoshi~Enishi~ and Texhnolyze. Yoko's first solo album, "sweets," was unveiled in 2003, and had the unique distinction of being released both in Japan and the U.S. that same year to anime fans.
In 2004, Yoko's popularity skyrocketed even higher, as she performed the theme song to the new GAINAX series, This Ugly and Beautiful World and launched the "Hyper Yocomix" album, featuring popular anime songs set to a Eurobeat mix. Yoko was "discovered" once again, this time by a U.S. video game producer, who had attended her summer concert and presented her the opportunity to perform the ending theme song, "Foolish Dreams" on Vivendi Universal Games' Red Ninja: End of Honor. When she's not practicing in a studio, Yoko can be found as an assistant host for a popular radio broadcast program (Okui Masami Kiss 3) with friend and colleague Masami Okui.
With her recent theme song performance for the new Ah! My Goddess TV series and her album "Yoko Ishida - All of Me" (released in Japan in March 2005 and May 2005 in the U.S.), Yoko continues to be a stand out performer/entertainer whose success can be directly linked to both her musical talents and her loyal fans.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime NYC 2017 - November 17-19, 2017 in New York, NY, USA 2016
- Anime Expo 2016 - July 1-4, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2014
- IberAnime OPO 2014 - October 11-12, 2014 in Gondomar, Portugal
- Kawaii Kon 2014 - April 4-6, 2014 in Honolulu, HI, USA 2011
- Anime Vegas 2011 - November 11-13, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, USA 2008
- Anime Expo 2008 - July 3-6, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2007
- Anime Vegas 2007 - September 1-3, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Anime Friends 2007 - July 14-15, 2007 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Daigacon 2007 - March 2-4, 2007 in Bowling Green, KY, USA 2006
- Kawaii Kon 2006 - April 14-16, 2006 in Honolulu, HI, USA 2005
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005 - September 23-25, 2005 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- Anime Boston 2005 - April 29 - May 1, 2005 in Boston, MA, USA 2004
- Anime Expo 2004 - July 2-5, 2004 in Anaheim, CA, USA 2003
- Anime Central 2003 - May 16-18, 2003 in Rosemont, IL, USA 2002
- Otakon 2002 - July 26-28, 2002 in Baltimore, MD, USA
- Anime Expo 2002 - July 4-7, 2002 in Long Beach, CA, USA
16 confirmed guest appearances
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