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A sample of a cover song by JubyPhonic "Toumei Answer" -English ver.-, composed by Jin
JubyPhonic (aka Juliet Simmons) is a YouTube artist as well as a voice actress and vocalist. Sometimes going by Juby, she is a popular VOCALOID & anime coverist who writes her own translyrics, among many other things. She began singing on her channel May 29th, 2012, summer before her last year of high school-- just for some summer fun. But also because social anxiety & panic attacks were making it difficult for her to continue to perform onstage--and she refused to totally give up on something she loved, had been doing since little. The arts, creating--art, acting & singing--had always helped her cope, gave her life. So filled with trepidation, she closed her eyes & just gave it a go. As luck would have it, 7 years later she's recorded now more than 200 covers & reaches nearing a million subscribers worldwide. JubyPhonic's YouTube channel has well over a third of a billion views. (Jan. 2020) As Juby likes to say, her 3 yr old self filled with anime dreams would fall to her knees in shock at her life today! That summer fun, done with her heart in her throat, became a passion. Though it's a lot of really hard work 24/7, she has learned to embrace the insanity of it all. And though there have been several years of limited monthly releases, breaks and a hiatus of near a year, she has kept coming back! She's just very glad to have this opportunity to do something she loves--reaching hearts and sharing great music around the world. Juby also wanted to give more visibility to the many young 'bedroom composers' she loves, that speak eloquently thru music on so many human & sometimes difficult topics. So she began with the hope that singing English lyrics would reach more people around the globe & build appreciation for these songs. And that's finally happening. Since 2017, Juby's YouTube covers are now being translated & subbed (CC) by fans in almost 40 languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. There are even a few translations done in Esperanto, an Intl language created to facilitate communication amongst people from different countries. (Jan. 2020)
Besides recording cover vocals and writing her own translyrics/ lyrics, Juby also often provides her own subs, does some of the artwork for her site and covers, mixes audio and edits video. When time allows, she enjoys collaborating on original projects and re-mixes with other artists, composers and musicians. Her real hope though is in time to do more of her own original songs and re-mixes.
Although she often does most of her work alone (excepting the rare duet or collab) in 2015 she started doing more elaborate projects and artistically directing her own paid collaborations, now made possible with the support of her fans through Patreon.com. These time consuming projects can take a few months to a few years to complete. She has also collaborated on projects with various professional & non-professional groups worldwide. Juby often balances directing around 35+ project collaborations on the back burner--that's besides the many she is working on, at various stages of progress. But on the whole, the majority of Juby's covers are typically done in a tough, grueling work week. Her near 100 hr work week often includes college schoolwork & any professional voice acting jobs, overseeing her channel business & various projects, PLUS all the work that goes into 'the cover of the week' which often includes: research/lyric writing/vocals & harmony rehearsals & recordings/mixing/subbing/video editing/managing artwork & arrangers, composers & musicians, rights/social media sites & patreon announcements/mp3 downloads or digital releases...and more. Whew! And depending on the problems that surface on that cover, Juby may have a few or all 24/7 pedal-to-the-metal, hard crunch days before a release, before she can finally collapse into a heap to rest...and start all over again. Being a YouTube artist isn't easy. It's a lot of hard work with little to no time off. Juby tries to take breaks when looming burnout & mental health issues become a little too real.
Her voice has a characteristic stability, clarity, and brilliance along with a certain bounce to it. She is also known for being emotionally expressive and touching her fans' hearts. A soprano with a wide vocal range, she records in bright straight pop tones--contemporary pop. Her signature VOCALOID/ anime style varies from piercingly resonant in high pop/rock/electronic, to a gentle, intimate voice for acoustic & jazz covers in the mid-tones. Juby has been acting and singing onstage plus had vocal training since young.
Something unique about Juby is that she is able to bring her musical theater and voice over acting experience to each song's story and "become" the person in her covers. Performing as the character in the song's story, at times her singing voice and mixing may vary to suit the character or the different vocal styles of the songs.
Her skill with incorporating idioms and correct pronunciation/syncopation in her Japanese to English translations has made her translyrics favorites of many of her fans. At best she manages to preserve the intended meaning and feeling in rhyme as well as in singable lyrics, while still hitting the appropriate beats of the original composer/lyricist. Juby has received praise not just from global but Japanese fans as well as some Japanese producers when she covered their works: "Amazing lyrics... also good remix and good video as we all know. But This translation quality is quite something...unbelievable. The meanings and rhythms, both are perfect....20/10 IMHO by Dixie Flatline" (Sugarvine) "omg this is fantastic thx Juby 👾🎉"--雄之助/Yunosuke (Palll.Sensation) "Nice work!!"--Rasmus Faber (Waiting for the Rain from Asterisk War ED)
Out of over 200 released covers, about half have well over one million views. A few of her most popular English covers to date: "Drop Pop Candy" (16.7M views), "Game of Life", (10.3M), Bad Apple (10.0M),"Lost One's Weeping" (9.5M), Mind Brand (8.6M), Echo (8.1M), World is Mine (7.6M), Childish War (7.3M), Wildfire (6.3M), Witch Hunt (6.3M), Aishite Aishite Aishite (6.0M), Hitorinbo Envy (5.5M). (Jan. 2020) YouTube carries the majority of her covers. SoundCloud has over half of her covers plus different versions, acoustic, experimental collaborations with new composers, new re-mixes and mashups. Nico Nico (Japanese YouTube) carries less than half of her covers plus several covers not available on her YouTube or Soundcloud channels--like a cover from the popular anime Psycho-Pass, Namae no nai Kaibutsu, which made Nico rankings (Nico search: sm25527043) and Deja Vu done with Japanese Guiana Studios (Nico search: sm29100005). Also you may find JubyPhonic covers (uploaded by fans) on BiliBili (Chinese YouTube) where she has yet to open an official channel.
In May 2019 JubyPhonic released her first digital album of covers to buy or listen to on streaming music services. It was a compilation of her Circus P covers called "Welcome to the Circus". (See Discography below)
She supports her fan's creative expression and all new creative works in general, thus her translyrics and covers are available for use as long as she (and the original work) is properly credited and used in projects for fun (non profit).
She depictsherself with pink/reddish hair, often with a yellow hoodie with long rabbit ears. Her pet and avatar is a rabbit in pink and white. She sees the rabbit as a symbolic invitation. The avatar rabbit beckons all to follow her down the rabbit hole--into another world of music and imagination. The idea of a rabbit was born of her very first channel (Usagi-chan).
In 2015 she branched out-- she ran her first "Skochbox Summer Cover Contest". And she had also already started streaming some fun/ serious talk shows with utaite friends, sometimes bringing in a guest, & always encouraging fan participation, Q&A. For 4 years The Unholy Quartet--Juby, Rachie, Kura, Anthong--did occasional streams on YouTube, dependent on their availability. The 'utaite friends talk' group begun by Juby had their own avatar, social media sites on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Discord. In 2019 The Unholy Quartet reorganized & morphed into Yonaka Tea Time, a monthly podcast organized around human interest & topics appealing to the anime/ VOCALOID community led now by Juby, Rachie & Anthong (Kura was short on time). Yonaka Tea Time also has its own social media plus now is published on multiple sites. On remote occasions, Juby also joins forces with her sister Genevieve, a voice actress like herself, to do podcasts on all things anime: shows, manga, conventions, voice acting.
A professional voice actress, Juliet Simmons (real name), has been working for over 6 years with Sentai Filmworks while attending college part time. Nearing the 100 dubbed shows mark, she has performed supporting and leading roles in over 90 shows plus been featured as a vocalist (Jan. 2020). She sang & voice acted the lead in Anonymous Noise, Nino Arisugawa plus is the voice of globally popular Hello Kitty in 2018 dubs. She appeared on national tv on Cartoon Network’s Toonami in Akame Ga Kill as Kurome plus she played Chiyo Sakura in Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun to rave reviews. The comedic fun of Chiyo was a dream role and her favorite character. In 2016 she was nominated for BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2015 for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie and in 2017 nominated for 2016 Award, alongside a stellar cast, for Best Vocal Ensemble Performance in an Anime series. In 2018 Juby was nominated 3 times for BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2017: for Best Female Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime series, Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime TV series, and Voice Actress of the Year!
As of 2015 Juliet Simmons (aka JubyPhonic) started accepting invitations to conventions across the country, where she periodically appears as a guest artist, panelist, and host, while signing autographs for both voice over & channel fans. Though shy & anxiety prone, Juby says she's found her acting skills to be a life & "face" saver. Being "on" at conventions 24/7 several times a year can be exhausting, but Juby does enjoy meeting with fans & presenting her fun, fact filled, "hands on" participation workshops on voice acting & other topics, along with her sister Gen. Starting in 2018, some appearances have been sponsored by HIDIVE, Sentai Filmworks' Anime Streaming Service.
Juby also writes under the pen name Gooby, as a contributing writer for GoBoiano---an anime and Japanese pop culture online publication. To find her articles, google GoBoiano.com/ Gooby.
She started performing in musical theater shows at age 3 and sang in school choirs beginning in elementary. At 12 she was taking private voice lessons---after attending and watching her siblings lessons weekly, since age 4.
Besides voice, she grew up taking years of training in stage/ film acting, dance, choir, art & electronic media.
She took Japanese classes in college. Latin Honor Society in high school.
She was in the gifted program through most of school. Dean's & President's List in college, Phi Theta Kappa, Natl Honor Society. Her college Major is Communications. Minor: Psychology.
She often shared the musical theater stage with her siblings and parents.
She likes Yoko Kanno, Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Nakajima, Osamurai-san, Kikuo, Rasmus Faber, Linkin Park, Lady Gaga, Coldplay and UVERWorld.
She loves to interact with her fans. Best place to hear Juby's fun loving, deprecating humor is Twitter, her streams & podcasts or just read her cover descriptions. Juby does reply to e-mails--though it might take awhile. In 2015 her sister, Alissa, began helping to answer the many fans on YouTube and in 2016 she appointed a JubyPhonic Moderator OFFICIAL so Juby's increasing fans around the world were cared for.
She likes to end fan e-mails with this positive thought: "Enjoy what's beautiful about the day wherever you are in the world! Do something you love. Do something that makes a difference. We all can make the world a better place, every day."
She took the name "JubyPhonic P" because it rhymed with "Juby comics", which she had been drawing at that time. She added the P "because it seemed right" but switched to just "Jubyphonic" after realizing that the P in her name can also stand for "producer". She was not ready to put out original music at the time.
She sings in English because, at first, as a perfectionist she believed she would just be embarrassing herself by singing in Japanese. Soon she realized she chose to write her own translyrics and sing in English because many English covers just didn't sound right & couldn't match the original Japanese song. English translations/ tranlyrics usually didn't have singable lyrics that could rhyme or hit the musical beats. Most importantly, she fell in love with these evocative, heartfelt songs & wanted them to reach more people around the world--people that otherwise might not have been adventurous enough to listen to a song in Japanese, but might listen to it in English. And now, since 2017, with the help of fans around the globe, you will find her YouTube covers may be translated & subbed (CC) in almost 40 different languages plus Esperanto, an Intl language. 
Initially, her brother taught her how to mix. Based in Silicon Valley but moving back to Houston, he writes cutting edge software & owns his own intl company. Recently his 10 yr old company, Awesomium, morphed into Ultralight, after his latest cutting edge software release in 2019. It made the cut at Silicon Valley's Y Combinator & stayed at top of Hacker's News for a day.(If you are a computer geek, you know how great that is.)
Her whole family watches anime, reads manga, goes to conventions, and shares music files on Kanno Yoko, etc
She has been working professionally as a voice actor for Sentai Filmworks for over 6 years while attending college part time. Nearing the 100 dubbed shows mark, she has performed supporting and leading roles in over 90 shows plus been featured as a vocalist (Jan. 2020). Among her more notable roles are:
Anonymous Noise: Nino Arisuga
Hello Kitty (2018): Hello Kitty
Akame Ga Kill: Kurome
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Chiyo Sakura
Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War: Ryoko Sato
My Love Story!!: Yukika Amami
Juby has been nominated for several voice acting awards in the BTVA Anime Dub Awards ceremony, including:
2015: Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special 
2016: Best Vocal Ensemble for an Anime TV series 
2017: Best Female Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime series (Kanade Oe in Chihayafuru), Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime TV series (Syr Flover in Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?), Voice Actress of the Year
Both of her sisters, Genevieve and Alissa Simmons, are actors in the entertainment industry and are affiliated with Sentai Filmworks. Genevieve is a film/stage actress while helping run a digital publication & organizing/ doing business dev for anime conventions across the US & the globe from NYC, and also hosts workshops often related to voice acting with her. Her eldest sister, Alissa Simmons, is a singer & film/stage actress, while not booking entertainment in NYC. 
She is a guest at conventions. She is a guest at conventions several times a year. Though shy, Juby enjoys meeting fans & presenting fun, fact filled, "hands on" participation workshops on voice acting & other topics, often with her sister Gen. As of 2018, some appearances have been sponsored by HIDIVE, Sentai Filmwork's Anime Streaming Service.
Juby writes under the pen name "Gooby" as a contributing writer for GoBoiano.
2018 Cosplay Realm Magazine NOV 2018 IDOL Issue; Intl Digital & Hard Copy Magazine Article: JUBYPHONIC - JULIET SIMMONS INTERVIEW (It's a 4-pg spread interview w/pictures in the Nov Idol Issue of Cosplay Realm Magazine, an intl cosplay publication--it costs almost $20 per hard copy glossy issue or $10 for a digital copy. To buy go to: https://www.cosplayrealmmagazine.com/