See-Saw is a Japanese pop
, an abbreviation for Japanese pop, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in 1960s music, such as The Beatles, and replaced kayōkyoku in the Japanese music scene...

 duo (formerly a trio) originally from Tokyo
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, Japan
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. Its members include Chiaki Ishikawa
Chiaki Ishikawa
is a Japanese singer/songwriter. She is also the lead vocalist of Japanese musical duo See-Saw. Many of her songs, both solo and with See-Saw, have been used as theme songs in various anime series. Since 2003, her popularity abroad as part of See-Saw and as a solo artist has risen significantly...

 (vocals) and Yuki Kajiura
Yuki Kajiura
, born August 6, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese composer and music producer. She has provided the music for several popular anime series, such as one of the Kimagure Orange Road movies, Noir, .hack//SIGN, Aquarian Age, Madlax, My-HiME, My-Otome, .hack//Roots, Pandora Hearts, Puella Magi...

; former member left the group in April 1994 to pursue a writing career. The group temporarily disbanded in 1995, but reunited in 2001.

The duo of Ishikawa and Kajiura performed opening and ending themes in several anime series, including .hack//SIGN
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and .hack//Liminality
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, two insert songs for Noir
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, the first ending theme to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
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, and the final ending theme to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
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A list of See-Saw’s works can be found at vocalist Chiaki Ishikawa’s website. Soundtracks and various artist albums that the group has also appeared on are listed here.


  • I Have a Dream (September 26, 1993)
  • See-Saw (October 26, 1994)
  • Early Best (February 21, 2003) [compilation]
  • Dream Field (February 21, 2003)


  • "Swimmer" (July 25, 1993) (September 23, 1993)
  • "Chao Tokyo" (March 24, 1994) (August 1, 1994) (September 24, 1994) (February 1, 1995) (May 22, 2002) #45 (July 24, 2002) #30 (October 23, 2002) #5 (January 22, 2003) #18 (August 3, 2005) #4


  • Noir Original Soundtrack 2 (October 3, 2001) (November 7, 2001)
  • .hack//SIGN Original Soundtrack 1 (July 24, 2002)
  • .hack//Liminality Original Soundtrack (September 21, 2002)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Original Soundtrack 1 (December 4, 2002)
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight Original Soundtrack (February 21, 2003)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Original Soundtrack 3 (September 21, 2003)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Complete Best (September 26, 2003 / January 15, 2004)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Original Soundtrack 4 (December 16, 2004)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Complete Best Dash (November 2, 2005 / May 7, 2006)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Suit CD, Volume 9: Athrun Zala × ∞ Justice Gundam (January 25, 2006)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Suit CD, Volume 10: Kira Yamato × Strike Freedom Gundam (April 21, 2006)

Various artist compilations

  • Girls’ Kitchen (December 1993)
  • ILLUMINATED J’s SOUND I (February 2, 1994) (March 1994)
  • Snow Kiss …Ing I (November 1994)
  • Snow Kiss …Ing II (November 1994) (March 17, 1995)
  • ILLUMINATED J’S SOUND II (March 25, 1995)
  • Victor Anime Song Collection I (March 24, 2005)
  • Victor Anime Song Collection II (March 24, 2005)


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