Emi Hinouchi is a singer/songwriter from Osaka, Japan. Hinouchi was first signed to Tachytelic Records, a Cutting Edge/Avex sublabel managed by Taku Takahashi, and handled by the artist management company Artimage. Later she secured a deal with Venus-B, a sub-label of King Records, but parted ways with both her management and record label in 2009. Since then, Hinouchi has been releasing songs independently. Hinouchi has written many songs for Heartsdales, and has sung back up for those songs. Hinouchi is best known for her collaborations with m-flo.