I’d Give My Life For You – Minako Honda

One of her last performances before she died of leukemia. Minako Honda was Japan’s Lea Salonga. Her performance here, 12 years after she first played Kim, is nowhere near as good as when she was in perfect health, though. Her sharps and flats are totally discernible in this video.

Anyhoo, if you want to hear her other stuff:
On My Own (Les Miserables) – If you thought the Westerners who played Eponine had such small high-pitched voices (childlike), you’ll find that they sound bass compared to Minako Honda’s Eponine. Hahaha!

I’ll Give My Life For You (Miss Saigon) – She sounds a lot better here, despite the big 90s hair.


  1. Anna Banana

    September 22, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    i actually like this song.. i just wish she sang it in english hehe :p i could tell she has a nice voice tho.. =p

  2. Bea Lapa

    September 25, 2007 at 11:48 am

    if she sang it in english, she'd prolly mangle it. hahahaha! i've heard a lot of excellent japanese singers completely ruin the english versions.

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