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Yohio: Japanese Doll Singer is Actually a Dude

Meet Yohio, a singer of the Japanese band Seremedy. The anime-inspired look and fancy costumes aren't the only unusual thing about the pop star: Yohio is actually a 16-year-old Swedish boy!

Oddity Central has the story and video clip of Yohio's solo performance (despite the appearance, he actually sings in a man's voice):

Born in a family of musicians, Yohio was a part of a visual kei band called Seremedy, at the age of 14. They were so successful that after making appearances at a few conventions, they were signed by Nintone Records/Universal Music Japan. Yohio’s look became so popular in Nippon that this year he launched his own solo album, “Reach the Sky”. The young musician, who describes himself as a ”bishounen” (beautiful young boy), became interested in Japan when he was just a 10-year-old by watching anime. He started learning the language, following Japanese blogs and even keeping up with celebrities on sites like Twitter. Now, he’s performing in front of thousands of Japanese fans who love both his looks and his music.



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Ack. Mana was actually in Malice Mizer. My geek knowledge escaped me. I haven't had to access that part of the brain in a while. I'll have to check this guy out...
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