Aimer is a talented Japanese pop music singer and lyricist signed to SACRA MUSIC, known for lending her beautiful voice to many anime songs.
Her unique stage name, “Aimer,” comes from the French word meaning “to love,” which perfectly reflects her passion for music and heartfelt performances. When it comes to songwriting, she goes by the name “Aimerrhythm” for the lyric credits.
Music runs in her blood, as her father was a bassist in a band. Growing up in a musical environment, Aimer developed a deep love for art from a young age. She started learning the piano in elementary school and admired artists like Ringo Sheena and Utada Hikaru.
In her junior high school years, Aimer’s musical horizons expanded when she discovered Avril Lavigne. Inspired by Lavigne’s music, she took the guitar and began writing English lyrics.
However, her journey faced a challenge when, at the age of 15, Aimer lost her voice due to overusing her vocal cords. Undeterred, she underwent silent therapy as part of her treatment. Thankfully, her determination paid off, and after recovering, she emerged with her signature husky voice, making her music even more captivating and unique.
Anime Songs Performed by Aimer
1. Rokutousei no Yoru (No. 6)
Aimer’s debut song, “No. 6,” is featured in the anime of the same name. “No. 6” is based on a science fiction novel adapted into an anime series.
2. Re: pray (Bleach)
Aimer, a singer, admires the anime “Bleach” and mainly looks up to the character Rukia Kuchiki.
Her song is featured as the 29th ending theme in the anime “Bleach” during the Fullbringer arc. This arc shows the moment when Ichigo loses his Shinigami powers.
3. Re: I Am (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)
Aimer’s song is a collaboration with composer Sawano Hiroyuki, and it is featured in the anime “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which is part of the Universal Century series.
4. Brave Shine (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season)
“Brave Shine” is the opening song for the second season of the anime “Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works” produced by Studio Ufotable.
5. Last Stardust (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season)
In “Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works,” there’s an insert song, which means a song inserted into a specific scene in the anime. This particular song plays during the iconic moment between Shiro and Archer.
6. ninelie (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri)
Another captivating Aimer song, created with composer Sawano Hirayuki, stands out for its unique feature – a duet with Chelly from the EGOIST group. This remarkable anime song is the ending theme for the “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.”
7. Akane Sasu (Natsume Yuujinchou Go)
One of my favorite anime songs by Aimer is “Akane Sasu,” the ending theme for the fifth season of “Natsume Yuujinchou,” a series I truly enjoy.
8. Dare ka, Umi wo. (Zanyou no Terror)
Aimer’s beautiful song is the ending theme for the anime “Zankyou no Terror” (Terror in Resonance).
9. Hana no Uta (Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower)
Aimer contributes her captivating anime song to the “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel” movie trilogy, this time as the ending theme for the first film in the series.
10. I beg you (Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – II. Lost Butterfly)
Once again, Aimer graces the second film of the “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel” trilogy with her melodious voice.
11. Haru wa yuku (Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – III. Spring Song)
In the final film of the “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel” trilogy, we can once again enjoy Aimer’s golden voice as she contributes to the anime with her beautiful singing.
12. Ref: rain (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
This song is the romantic ending for the anime “Koi wa Ameagari no You ni” (After the Rain).
13. Kiro (Mo Dao Zu Shi)
This is the theme song for the famous Chinese anime “Mo Dao Zu Shi,” a colossal and well-known BL (Boys’ Love) anime.
14. Anata wa Dewanakereba (Natsuyuki Rendezvous)
“Natsuyuki Rendezvous” is a heartwarming romantic anime that explores the theme of letting go of the people we deeply care about. Aimer’s beautiful song perfectly complements the emotions and storytelling of the anime.
15. Through My Blood (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 1: Tsudou Hikari)
Aimer returned to lend her captivating voice to the anime series “Kabaneri of the Fortress.”
16. Torches (Vinland Saga)
Aimer’s song with a Nordic nuance is the ending theme for the seinen anime series “Vinland Saga.”
17. Spark-Again (Fire Force)
Aimer’s song titled “Spark-Again” is the opening theme for the anime “Enen no Shouboutai” (Fire Force) second season.
18. Zankyosanka (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen)
Aimer’s captivating voice can be heard in the opening theme of the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” second season, specifically during the Entertainment District arc.
19. Asa ga Kuru (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen)
In addition to singing the opening theme, Aimer performed the ending song for the second season of “Demon Slayer.”
It’s amazing how Aimer has lent her talent to various anime songs. Out of all the ones she has sung, which one is your favorite?