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Mari Iijima (飯島 真理) J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Interview Mari Iijima

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Well respected singer-songwriter who recently released her 21st studio album, “Echo,” which explores the theme of unrequited love. She has released many Top 10 albums through Victor Entertainment Japan and Warner Music Japan.  At the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Mari won a Best Song Award for her song “Unspoken Love” from her album “Wonderful People.”

Played the role of Lynn Minmay in the anime: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.  She is very unique in that in addition to originating the role in the original Japanese language version, she also provided the voice for the English language dub of the series.