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Ushiroyubi



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:45 am    Post subject: Sakai Izumi (ZARD) Memorial Thread Reply with quote Back to top

Official HP: http://www.wezard.net/

ZARD english WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zard

Sakai Izumi english WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumi_Sakai

Zard was a Japanese pop group. Originally a group of five members, with lead vocalist Izumi Sakai as group leader. However, members started leaving the band from 1991 to 1993, leaving Sakai as the only original member of the group. Sakai died on May 27, 2007. Until her death, she was part of the record label B-Gram Records, Inc.


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Sakai died on 27 May 2007. Her death is thought to be the result of a fall from an unenclosed outdoor staircase at Keio University Hospital, where she was undergoing chemotherapy. She had been hospitalized in June 2006 with cervical cancer and underwent an operation to remove the growth. In April 2007, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to her lungs and readmitted her to Keio University Hospital. According to police, the fall took place during a walk on the morning of 26 May 2007. Sakai was discovered at around 5:40 a.m. and taken to the emergency room, where she died the following afternoon. Police are investigating the possibility of suicide, but no suicide note has yet been found. She had planned to release a new album in fall 2007, as well as go on her first live tour in three years.


RIP Dear Sakai.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Sakai Izumi (ZARD) Memorial Thread Reply with quote Back to top

Ushiroyubi wrote:



RIP Dear Sakai.
    Shameful Cry I was really saddened to hear about this. I liked her music, she was one of those rare Japanese female singers that didn't sound like a 14 year old girl. RIP, Izumi-chan
    My favorite Zard song: Today Is Another Day not just because it's a good song, it's also a good philosophy to have.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top


May you rest in peace.
I will never forget that I know such a great artist like you.
Your songs are still playing in my heart, and they will be playing forever.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tragedy hit the J-pop world last weekend when Zard vocalist Sakai Izumi died in a bizarre accident at a hospital where she was undergoing cancer treatment. She was 40. She was first diagnosed with cancer of the womb last year and underwent surgery. She was recently readmitted to the Keio University hospital in Tokyo as the cancer had spread to her lungs. Early on Saturday morning she was returning from a walk in the hospital grounds when she fell from the landing of an external staircase and suffered a severe blow to her head. She received treatment but died of a cerebral contusion on Sunday afternoon. Real name Kamachi Sachiko, the singer, song writer and former race queen formed Zard in 1991 along with fellow members Machida Fumito (guitar), Hoshi Hiroyasu (bass), Michikura Kosuke (drums) and Ikezawa Kimitaka (keyboards). After their debut single, "Goodbye My Loneliness", the band had their breakthrough hit with "Makenaide" in 1993, which was used as the theme tune for the spring high school invitational tournament that year. Though the band dwindled in number until it was just Sakai as a solo artist, she kept the band name and continued to have hits during the 90s, including "Mou Waserenai" and "In My Arms Tonight". She was planning to release a new album this autumn and follow it up with just her second ever concert tour and the first in three years. A prolific artist with over 40 singles released, Zard was the No.1 best-selling female artist of the 90s and third overall.
Source:japan-zone.com

My favorite Zard songs:
>Makenaide - very enthusiastic song
>My Friend - the ending song of Slam Dunk
>Yureru Omoi
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dam. i dont like this kind of events.

RIP Sakai Izumi Puppy Dog Eyes Shameful Cry
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sakai Izumi..May you rest in peace Puppy Dog Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Heard the news yesterday. This is so sad. Shameful Cry

I discovered Zard only last year and was a fan. I loved her voice.

Rest in peace. Puppy Dog Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thousands of fans have flocked to the offices of the late singer-songwriter Sakai Izumi to pay their respects and leave flowers. Sakai, who performed solo using the name of her former band Zard, died after a fall at the Keio University hospital at the weekend. Her body was taken yesterday to a funeral hall near her home in the western Tokyo suburb of Machida. Yesterday, more than 1,200 fans came and said their tearful farewells at the Roppongi office of Being, Sakai's management agency, and hundreds more turned up at the Osaka office. They opened from 7:30am to allow office workers to pay their respects on their way to work. Sakai was the most successful female artist of the 1990s and her fans are mostly young adults. This week they cleaned record stores out of copies of the most recent Zard album, a 15th anniversary greatest hits collection released last October. It had dropped out of the Oricon Top 100, but immediately shot back to No.6 on the daily rankings. It was announced yesterday that "Sakai Izumi-san o Shinobukai", a remembrance event, will be held for fans and fellow artists on June 27 at the Aoyama Sougijo funeral hall. Zard hits will be played throughout the event. Her songs, which have inspired and encouraged a generation of young Japanese, will provide a suitably uplifting sendoff.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Not familiar at all with this singer or her group, but the circumstances of her death are really tragic...

Condolences to her fans, friends, and family. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: A VIEW OF THE INCIDENT HAPPENING TO ZARD SINGER- IZUMI SAKAI Reply with quote Back to top

I would like to address to Zard fans some remarks concerning the incident that caused the death of Ms. Izumi Sakai at Keio University Hospital (Shinjuku, Tokyo). If we believe this is a good suggestion should we inform Tokyo police (and other Zard fans) and request a review of the case and a continuation of the investigation? (-IMPORTANT: only Japanese fans/citizens have the legal/proper right to make such a request).
Since the incident happened for quite a long time in order to make the police to consider our request/suggestion we (Japanese fans) need to respond with numerous voices.

January 18, 2008

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POSSIBILITIES:
Falling over the rail by an external force acting on her body.
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PLEASE VISIT THE URL:
http://radiantZard.blogspot.com
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Please use the existing thread.

Merging.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: ZARD INCIDENT - ALL POTENTIAL CIRCUMSTANCES CONSIDERED ? Reply with quote Back to top

Please visit the URL:
http://radiantZard.blogspot.com
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Uh, what is your problem?

Please use the existing thread.

Any further new threads will be deleted.
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