Japanese singer and songwriter whose song "Life is Like a Boat" was the ending theme for the anime television series Bleach in 2004.
She lived in Maryland from 1992 to 1995 and started playing piano before returning to Japan and moving to London, where she eventually graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a degree in fine art.
She has artwork published under the name Rie Funakosh.
She has a younger brother who plays a woodwind instrument.
She and Hikari Ishida are both Japanese singers.