|Yumi Yoshimura Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1975|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Yumi Yoshimura is a Japanese musician and singer who is popular as the member of the popular Japanese pop duo Puffy AmiYumi. She collaborated with Ami Onuki in the mid-1990s to form the duo. She has a very successful career with a large number of fans in Japan and other countries.
Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
The details about Yumi’s educational background aren’t known.
Pop rock, Power pop, Pop punk, Dance rock
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Timpani, Saxophone
- Epic (1996-2005)
- Ki/oon Music (2005-2013)
- Warner Music Japan (2015-Present)
- Bar/None, Tofu (U.S.)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Yumi has dated –
- Takanori Nishikawa (1999-2002) – Takanori Nishikawa is a Japanese singer, musician, and record producer who performs under the name T.M. Revolution. Yumi and Takanori were married for around 3 years before Japanese media accused Yumi of having an extramarital affair. Takanori filed for divorce after the accusations in 2002, and hence the pair parted ways.
- Unidentified (2009-2013) – Yumi remarried a businessman on December 31, 2009, who was also her long-time friend. They parent a baby boy who was born on August 1, 2012. However, their marriage didn’t work out and they got divorced on December 31, 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
Best Known For
- Being a member of the Japanese pop-rock duo, Puffy AmiYumi
- Her character in the show Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, which was a Japanese-American animated action-fantasy-comedy cartoon series, which premiered on the United States’ Cartoon Network on November 19, 2004.
Her debut album was AmiYumi which was released on July 22, 1996. It was released as the first album of her band Puffy AmiYumi.
Her theatrical film debut was made in 2002, in the movie Copycat Killer (Mohou-han).
First TV Show
Yumi debuted in a Japanese TV series Shin Dômoto kyôdai in 2004.
Yumi Yoshimura Favorite Things
- Food – Shrimp & Octopus balls
- Colors – Dark Blue & Black
- Activity – Playing Bass Guitar
- Accessory – Necklaces
Source – Wikia
Yumi Yoshimura Facts
- She got into music industry through the Chotto Sokomade talent hunt by Sony Music Artists in Tokyo.
- Yumi was around 18 when she successfully auditioned for Sony Music.
- She had a chance meeting (while working with the common label Sony Music) with Ami Onuki, her Puffy AmiYumi bandmate and they instantly hit it off and decided to collaborate.
- Andy Sturmer is regarded as the godfather of the band Puffy AmiYumi.
- “Asia no Junshin” which was the first release of her band gained wild popularity and has sold over a million records.
- It was their 4th anniversary when Yumi and her second husband got divorced on December 31, 2013.
- Yumi is well-versed in Japanese and also speaks English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, and Portuguese, to some extents.
- She is ambidextrous and also has two tattoos.
- Yumi hosted the hit talk show Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Puffy from 1999 to 2002, with Ami.
- She has got her very own animated figure on the show Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, which airs on Cartoon Network.
- Yumi appears in the live action segments of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi but her character on the show is voiced by Grey DeLisle.
- Visit her on the official website of her band, Puffy AmiYumi @ PuffyAmiYumi.com and puffy.jp.
- Follow Yumi on Twitter.
Featured Image by Georges Seguin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0