Born in Hiroshima prefecture, pianist and vocalist Mika Kobayashi found her love for music early when she began playing the piano when she was five years old. When she was twenty-two, she won the Grand Prix vocal auditions that had more than a thousand participants. Her consistent work since that moment would later lead to her releasing her first album with much excitement.
Mika has become highly valued as a vocalist, and eventually met composer Hiroyuki Sawano, through which she became one of his recurring collaborators. Together they have worked on songs for popular anime such as Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and others. She is also a special guest performer with the sword performance troupe KAMUI, founded by Kill Bill swordfight choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi, providing musical accompaniment.
Not limited to her activities in Japan, Mika has also toured around Europe and returns there each year, creating more and more fans of her work. She passionately continues her musical endeavours and looks forward to a future full of even more opportunities.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime Expo Santiago 2020 - February 1-2, 2020 in Santiago, Chile 2019
Youmacon 2019 - October 31 - November 3, 2019 in Detroit, MI, USACancelled Appearance
- AnimagiC 2019 - August 2-4, 2019 in Mannheim, Germany
- Anime Friends São Paulo 2019 - July 12-14, 2019 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Japan Expo 2019 - July 4-7, 2019 in Paris, France
- Kawaii Kon 2019 - April 5-7, 2019 in Honolulu, HI, USA
- Ohayocon 2019 - January 11-13, 2019 in Columbus, OH, USA 2018
- AnimagiC 2018 - August 3-5, 2018 in Mannheim, Germany
- Japan Expo 2018 - July 5-8, 2018 in Paris, France
- A-Kon 2018 - June 7-10, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX, USA 2017
- Animethon 2017 - August 11-13, 2017 in Edmonton, AB
- Anime Oasis 2017 - May 26-29, 2017 in Boise, ID, USA 2016
- ANI:ME 2016 - October 27-29, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Saboten Con 2016 - September 2-5, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, USA 2015
- Tokyo in Tulsa 2015 - July 17-19, 2015 in Tulsa, OK, USA
- Nadeshicon 2015 - April 17-19, 2015 in Quebec City, QC
- T-MODE 2015 - April 3-5, 2015 in Rockville, MD, USA
16 confirmed guest appearances