A lifelong anime fan turned professional singer, Tokyo-based Diana Garnet has performed themes for anime such as Naruto Shippuden ("Spinning World") and Tantei Team KAZ: Jiken Note ("Nankai Mystery.")
Originally from Washington D.C., Diana grew up watching anime with her father - himself a fan - and was heavily influenced by the songs featured in anime. Particularly Magic Knight Rayearth opening "Yuzurenai Negai" by Naomi Tamura, as well as the 90's greats like Kohmi Hirose, Megumi Hayashibara, Masami Okui, and Yoko Kanno compositions. She was moved by the positive messages and energy found in anime and then decided to become part of that world.
While teaching English in Tokyo, she worked towards a major debut. In Spring 2013, she participated in NTV's singing contest "Nodojiman the World" and won the grand prize! This started her journey in the professional entertainment world where today, she's active as not only a singer, but also as a voice actor (Azure Striker Gunvolt OVA as Cyan and Joule), TV Presenter (NHK E-TV's "Igo Focus", an educational program showcasing the 4,000 year old game of "Go" ), Narrator (NHK World's "Anime Supernova"), as well as dabbling in variety shows focusing on anything from impressions (monomane), anime, or international culture!
Diana's interests include reading (all the) manga, watching anime, playing games, Go, singing karaoke (especially enka), watching baseball (Hanshin Tigers/Orioles/Nationals,) Karate, and eating everything from unagi to curry bread. You can follow her activities internationally through her official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!