Masumi Itou (also known as Hikaru Nanase) is a Japanese singer, song writer and composer for Anime Television and film productions. As a singer and songwriter she's worked with her band Oranges and Lemons to for various anime titles such as, Azumanga Daioh, as a composer she's written for works such as Chrono Crusade Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ and Canaan. She's also worked with singer and song writer, Kokia in a few works, including Phantom.
Itou is known for her catchy tunes and sweeping orchestral movements.
Some of her works include:
- Azumanga Daioh
- Book Girl
- Chrono Crusade
- Broken Blade
- Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
- Scrapped Princess
- Zone of the Enders (anime adaptations).