Is fully understanding japanese / being able to speak japanese fluently a requirement of becoming an utaite? I want to become one, but I think I may be underaged, still, when I saw Kino Hiko's article of her becoming an utaite at the age of 13, it relieved me. I'm about her age. Of course, I can just become a youtaite, but I think utaites are more popular, I see a lot of nico nico choruses and wanted to be included in there. Plus, when utaites do collabs, do they meet each other in real life / skype or just send their recordings by email, etc.? I'm not able to speak japanese fluently, and sometimes I forget the kanji, and stuff, I want to sing songs like Childish War but I need a collab partner for that. If I'm not able to speak japanese, I can't do collabs with other utaites. And I don't know whether or not my voice is that. . . nice. If I spent money buying mics, editors, and other stuff and my voice isn't good, I will seriously get scolded by my parents. Can anyone give me tips and answer my questions?