TnU Irulanne

Languages: French, English and Basic Japanese

Where you are from: Laval, Saint-Jérôme, Blainville, Montréal.

Where you live: Calgary, Alberta.

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Singing experience:
- Many years of vocal training with Shelley Kristen, Singing Success and the Arceneaux Approach.
– Singing Jpop and anime covers since 1999 (>100 songs recorded)
– Professional studio recording for 9 songs in Montréal (2004-2006)
– Professional Guest Performer for many conventions and Japanese Cultural Events from 2006 till 2014
– Professional vocalist for the video game Heileen 3
– Many collabs and original songs written, produced and recorded.
– Irulanne & Friends director (2006-2010)
– Otakuthon Idol creator and judge (2007-2010)
– Anime North Idol creator and director (2011-2014)

What you do for Tsuki No Uta: Everything (Except artwork).

Professional status: Own and run a pet sitting and dog walking business full time and I am a real estate investor/landlord the rest of the time.  

Likes: My daughter Kara, soaking in the hot tub, gardening, reading, working out, singing and recording, hiking, walking dogs, taking care of pets and animals, micro-managing, real estate investing, Japanese and Korean food, comfortable clothing, having my hair straight.  

Dislikes: Inaction, lack of discipline, misbehaved children.

Blood Type: O+

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Favorite color: Red / Burgundy

Favorite Sailor Senshi: Sailor Moon

How you got into Sailor Moon / why you love Sailor Moon: I started watching Sailor Moon back in 1998 on YTV like most old generation fans. Quickly enough, I imported bootlegs VHS of the entire Japanese series, CDs of music and songs and so on. I became a Sailor Moon “expert” in no time and I was highly involved in the fandom with a very popular website, fanfic, fanarts, fandubs and lots of exclusive materials. I was totally obsessed with Sailor Moon. I went to Japan in 2001 and 2002 to watch the musicals live (went back in 2012 for the reboot). Sailor Moon happened at a time in my life where I was very lonely, without any real friends (I was moving and changing schools all the time, my love life was not going very well either). I had stopped doing horse back riding too so I didn’t have much to keep my mind busy. Sailor Moon was just this well balanced mix of fun, courage, loneliness, friendship and fighting over evil I needed. I was able to meet with a lot of other Sailor Moon fans (mostly introverts and bullied people like me) and create long-lasting friendship. Without Sailor Moon, I would have probably never started to sing in Japanese or even had an interest in Japan.

Favorite animes and TV shows: Sailor Moon, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, ARROW, My little Pony Friendship us Magic, Jem & The Holograms, GiJoe. I also liked many anime shows through out the years (ex: Mai-Hime, Claymore, Nana, Moribito, Swort Art Online, Romeo x Juliet, AKB0048…) – usually stories with strong lead heroines.