D-51

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D-51
ディー・ゴー・イチ
Origin Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres Japanese Pop
Years active 2003–present
Labels Pony Canyon
Website D-51 Official Website (Japanese)
Members Yū Uezato
Yasuhide Yoshida

D-51 (ディー・ゴー・イチ Dī Gō Ichi?) is a Japanese pop music band. D-51 is group consisting of two men, Yu and Yasu. They are signed under Pony Canyon label. According to its members, the name D-51 came from Japanese National Railways' D51 steam locomotive class.

In 2005, they had their first big hit with the single No More Cry, which peaked at no. 5 on Oricon charts and became the 13th best selling single of the year, selling 402,034 copies.

Members[edit]

  • Yu : born Yū Uezato (上里優 Uezato Yū) on November 9, 1983 in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
  • Yasu : born Yasuhide Yoshida (吉田安英 Yoshida Yasuhide) on April 6, 1982 in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Original
  1. LET's TRY (August 30, 2003)
Independent release
  1. Street Breeze (February 14, 2004)
Major Label
  1. Top of the Summer (July 7, 2004)
  2. Dreamin' on (November 24, 2004)
  3. NO MORE CRY (February 2, 2005) (theme song for the Japanese television drama Gokusen 2)
  4. Hibiscus (ハイビスカス Haibisukasu) (July 6, 2005)
  5. Always (October 26, 2005) (theme song for the movie Always Sanchōme no Yūhi)
  6. Brand New World (July 26, 2006) (sixth theme song for the anime series One Piece)
  7. Hajimaru (始まる Start) (November 29, 2006)
  8. Forever Friends (February 7, 2007)
  9. Stand Up ! (August 29, 2007)
  10. Sepia (February 6, 2008)(fourth ending theme song for the anime series Blue Dragon)
  11. Travelers Of Life (July 30, 2008)
  12. Road (February 4, 2009)
  13. Lady Don't Cry (October 28, 2009)
  14. Familia [1] (May 26, 2010) (used as fifteenth ending song for the anime series Reborn!)

Albums[edit]

Mini album
  • Street Breeze (February 14, 2004)
  1. Let's Try
  2. Lonely Saturday Night
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Dancin' in the Street
  5. Futari
  6. Let's Try (original karaoke)
Studio albums
  • Oneness (March 16, 2005)
  1. Top of the Summer
  2. No More Cry (Smile Power Mix)
  3. My favorite island (message)
  4. Kaze no Melody (風のメロディー Melody of the Wind)
  5. Million Night
  6. Born singer×2 (message)
  7. Kibō Clap (希望クラップ Clap for Hope)
  8. Kōsotori (コウノトリ Stork)
  9. Life is music (message)
  10. Believer
  11. Another Day
  12. Harmony
  13. We are ready! (message)
  14. Let's Try (street band version)
  • 2gether (March 15, 2006)
  1. Shall We Nori Nori? (SHALL WE ノリノリ? Shall We Get Wild?)
  2. Dance Around
  3. Hibiscus (ハイビスカス Haibisukasu)
  4. Missing You
  5. Donna ni (どんなに How)
  6. Ore Tomo (オレトモ With Me)
  7. Survivor (サヴァイバー Savaibaa) (Beat Patrol Mix)
  8. Bacchanale Time (バッカナル TIME Bakkanaru Taimu)
  9. Anata e ~ A Song for You (あなたへ ~ A SONG FOR YOU To You ~ A Song for You)
  10. Hopeful Days
  11. Always
  • Mitsu Yoko Ichi Mura (三横一村 Three Sides, One Village) (February 28, 2007)
  1. Ohanami Shite~na (お花見して~な I wanna do Hanami...)
  2. 3rd Time's Luck
  3. Hajimaru (はじまる Start)
  4. Forever Friends (album mix)
  5. Ganbare (願晴れ Wish for Sun)
  6. Hadaka no Ōsama (裸の王様 The Naked King)
  7. No Work, No Holiday
  8. Last Scene (ラストシーン Rasuto Shiin) (album mix)
  9. Brand New World
  10. Stay with me (acoustic live recording)
  11. Hopeful Days (acoustic live recording)
  • Daisy (March 4, 2009)
  1. Daisy
  2. The life is dramatic
  3. Road (ロード)
  4. Manon (マノン)
  5. and i love you
  6. Hitori ja nai (ひとりじゃない)
  7. Love
  8. Another sky
  9. Play on!
  10. Travelers Of Life
  11. Fight (ファイト)
  12. Kiseki wa deai mata sore he (奇跡は出会いまたそれへ)
  13. LOVE SONG
  14. Tokyo (東京)
  • STAR (December 1, 2010)
  1. GOLDEN TIME
  2. BEAT
  3. Lady Don't Cry
  4. Step & Go
  5. Hitorikiri no Christmas (ひとりきりのクリスマス)
  6. Midnight Train
  7. Akogare (あこがれ)
  8. fall in love
  9. Perfect World (FUJIMINO MIX)
  10. Tabidachi no Kaze (旅立ちの風)
  11. Familia (ファミリア)
  12. STAR
Compilation album
  • Best of D-51 (February 6, 2008)
  1. Top of Summer
  2. Dreamin' on
  3. No More Cry
  4. Hibiscus (ハイビスカス Haibisukasu)
  5. Always
  6. Brand New World
  7. Hajimaru (はじまる Start)
  8. Forever Friends
  9. Stand Up !
  10. Sepia (セピア)
  11. Great Man (Yasu solo)
  12. Sayonara to Namida (さよならと涙 Goodbye and Tears) (Yu solo)
  13. Lonely Saturday Night
  14. Hikō Shōnen-ki (飛行少年紀 Flying Youth)
  15. Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Website http://d51.cc/familia/specialsite.html[dead link][unreliable source?]
  • "'Brand New World'". (November 2006) Newtype USA. p. 118.

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