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Kosaka Riyu
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Kosaka Riyu, April 2014
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Stage Name 小坂りゆ
Nickname Riyu (りゆ?)
Former Names Miki Roberts
Born January 17, 1985 (1985-01-17) (age 32)
Birth Place Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Height 151cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Actress
Years Active 2000-2008, 2010-2011, 2015-Present
Group BeForU
Generation 1st Generation
Associated Acts BeForU
Blog Official Blog
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @Kosaka_Riyu
Left 2009[citation needed]
Signs Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Kosaka's Autograph
Kosaka Riyu

August, 2013

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2010

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2011

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2010

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Kosaka Riyu, 2008

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Kosaka Riyu, December 2007

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Kosaka Riyu, 2004

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Kosaka Riyu, 2003

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Kosaka Riyu (~age 3, 1988)

Kosaka Riyu was a member of the first generation of the J-pop band BeForU. She also released a number of solo works some of which are included in the benami based music simulation games. Riyu Kosaka had the most solo works out of any of the other BeForU members, she was also thought of as the most successful BeForU member as a soloist. It is currently unknown if she is still singing.

Profile

  • Name: Kosaka Riyu
  • Favorite Artists: Brittany Spears, BOA, Perfume
  • Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, My Brother Sam is dead, Pearl Harbor

History

2001

Her first solo song True... was released. True... was very successful in the Konami community. Riyu then went on released more soundtracks featured in Konami games.

2004

Her first album was released in 2004. It is titled Begin and it has a collection of cover songs of other konami game songs. The album also includes 3 original tracks.

2006

Riyu released another single, Yamato Nadeshiko and participated in BeForU's 2nd album BeForU II.

2007

She released Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~, Platinum Smile, Kokoro no ato, and Doberman all in a period of 10 months.

2008

She released her 2nd album title every Struggle it contained 4 of her past singles and 7 original tracks. 

2010

When BeForU was rumored to have disbanded in 2009, Riyu did not release any solo songs for about a year until the release of Kimi ga kikoeru in 2010.

Riyu produced a number of songs during that period, including Kimi ga kikoeru, Natsu no kiseki, and Bokura no machi.

2011

Riyu released a new single called Saisho no Melody. This is her first major single to not appear on Oricon Chart.

2012

Riyu stayed inactive due to the fact she had vocal noguls.

2013

On January 23, Riyu did a birthday live event.



Discography

Albums

Singles

DVD

Other

Soundtracks

  • [2001.11.21] DDRMAX DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX (Disc 01/ #4 & Disc 02/Track 17: True... (Radio Edit), Disc 01/Track 34: True... (Trance Sunrise Mix), Disc 01/Track 40: true... (Full Version).)
  • [2002.05.16] V-RARE SOUND TRACK 1 (Track 06: Firefly -RIYU VERSION-.)
  • [2002.06.19] DDRMAX2 DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX (Disc 01/Track 14 & Disco 02/Track 39: DIVE TO THE NIGHT, Disc 01/Track 17 & Disc 02/Track 07: CANDY♥.)
  • [2003.02.27] V-RARE SOUND TRACK 4 (Track 05: CANDY (☆live a little style☆), remixed by NAOKI MAEDA.)
  • [2003.02.05] pop'n music 9 AC ♥ CS pop'n music 7 (Disc 01/Track 27: ☆shining☆ with Noria.)
  • [2003.03.19] GUITARFREAKS & drummania BEST TRACKS (Disc 01/Track 04: begin.)
  • [2003.03.26] DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME (Disc 01/Track 05 & Disc 02/Track 27: LOVE♥SHINE.)
  • [2003.04.24] V-RARE SOUND TRACK 5 (Track 07: glacial (radio edit).)
  • [2003.09.18] beatmaniaIIDX 9th style Original Soundtrack (Disc 01/Track 29: LOVE♥SHINE.)
  • [2003.12.17] GUITARFREAKS 10thMIX & drummania 9thMIX Soundtracks (Disc 01/Track 02: Himawari.)
  • [2004.05.19] beatmaniaIIDX 10th style Original Soundtrack (Disc 01/Track 22: SHOOTING STAR.)
  • [2004.06.23] GUITARFREAKS 11thMIX & drummania 10thMIX (Disc 01/Track 15: ☆shining☆ (GF&dm style) with Noria.)
  • [2005.03.24] V-RARE SOUNDTRACK 10 (Track 02: LOVE♥SHINE (Tropical mix), remixed by Mr.T.)
  • [2005.11.28] Pakedio Channel Vol.1
  • [2005.10.19] beatmaniaIIDX12 HAPPY SKY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Disc 02/Track 04: Himawari.)
  • [2005.12.22] Pakedio Channel Vol.2
  • [2006.01.12] Pakedio Channel Vol.3
  • [2006.08.25] Sky Girls ~Opening Theme "Baby's Tears / Kosaka Riyu" & Original Soundtrack~
  • [2006.10.27] pop'n music 14 FEVER! AC ♥ CS pop'n music 12 Iroha & 13 Carnival (Disc 03/Track 27: HONEY♂PUNCH,)
  • [2007.01.25] DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Disc 01/Track 08 & Disc 02/Track 24: HONEY♂PUNCH, Disc 01/Track 12 & Disc 02/Track 31: Baby's Tears)
  • [2007.03.08] GUITARFREAKS V3 & DRUMMANIA V3 SOUNDTRACKS (Disc 01/Track 16: Yamato Nadeshiko Damashi.)
  • [2010.06.30] Amatsu Misora ni! Soundtrack (Track 03: Kimi ga Kiroeru, Track 36: Kimi ga Kiroeru (Short Ver.).)

Works

BeForU

Kosaka Riyu

Releases

Photobooks

Riyu

Appearances

Discography Featured In

Filmography

  • [2007] Kamen Rider The Next (voice only)
  • [2008] Axion

Plays

Trivia

  • Is a big fan of Lord of the Rings
  • Gets along with Sayaka best.
  • Was the most promoted BeForU member.
  • Is good friends with Hoshino Kanako.

References

External Links

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