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Shimabukuro Hiroko
Birth Date: April 7, 1984
Zodiac: Aries
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Blood Type: A
Height: 163cm (5'4")

Biography

Ever since the beginning of SPEED, hiro played a crucial role in the group with her skilled vocals. Despite their young age, SPEED was seen as an authentic artist thanks to hiro's vocals. When SPEED performed "White Love" in 1997, the audience was deeply impressed by her powerful voice when she was just thirteen. She also has the reputation of being an excellent dancer. Typically SPEED's dances are very strenuous, but Hiro's voice retains stability while dancing that also impressed the audience.

Though when SPEED debuted hiro was just twelve years old and the youngest in the group, she did not look very childish. As hiro herself said, she had always been seen as older than she actually was because she was relatively tall and matured early.

In 1999, SPEED announced that it was going to disband in March 2000. Their respective career development was the formal explanation as their reason for disbanding. However it is well-known that hiro's relationship with Naoki Takahashi triggered SPEED's break-up. Hiro had dated him for three years since she was twelve. However, hiro and her management had disputes over their relationship. Hiro also complained about lack of time they could spend together due to SPEED's activities. As a result hiro's relationship with Takahashi forced SPEED to disband.

In August 2004 Hiro released an all-English jazz album under the name of Coco d'or .

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(The profile is borrowed from hiro's Wiki.theppn entry. The biography is adapted from her Wikipedia profile.)