Field of View

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For the visual concept, see Field of view.
Field of View
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, pop, pop rock
Years active 1994–2002
Labels Zain Records
Columbia Records
Website Being's Official Website
Past members Jun Abe (安部 潤)
U-ya Asaoka (浅岡 雄也)
Takuto Kohashi (小橋 琢人)
Kenji Niitsu (新津 健二)
Takashi Oda (小田 孝)

(the) Field of View (フィールド・オブ・ビュー Fīrudo obu Byū) was a popular Japanese rock band formed in 1994 by vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer Takuto Kohashi, with Jun Abe leaving and Kenji Niitsu joining the following year. The group's tenure lasted until their break up in December 2002.

One of their hit singles, Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku, was used as the opening theme for the popular anime series Dragon Ball GT. Another single, 「渇いた叫び」(Kawaita Sakebi), was used as the opening for the original Yu-Gi-Oh series from Toei in 1998.

Biography[edit]

The group was formed on February 9, 1994 when vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer (later bandleader) Takuto Kohashi signed up for Being's Zain Records label under the name of view. They released 2 singles under the name 'view'. Just after the Last Goodbye EP in 1995, Abe left the group and bassist Kenji Niitsu joined. After the Truth of Love EP in 2001, "the" was added in front of the band name for later releases. In 1996, the band gave their first concert, Live Horizon Version 1. Version 2 followed in 1997 and Live Horizon Version 3 in 1999. On June 25, 1999, they performed in the Dublin Castle in London. The Field of View broke up one month after their November 2002 performances held in Tokyo and Osaka. On December 1, 2002, the Field of View performed Field of View Live Horizon - The Final: Gift of Extra Emotion as their final concert. In all, they released 22 singles and 10 albums.

Singles[edit]

  • (1995.05.15) 「君がいたから」 (Kimi ga itakara)
  • (1995.07.24) 「突然」 (Totsuzen)
  • (1995.11.13) 「Last Good-bye」
  • (1996.03.11) 「Dan Dan心魅かれてく」
  • (1996.05.20) 「ドキッ」(Doki...)
  • (1996.11.18) 「Dreams」
  • (1997.04.23) 「この街で君と暮らしたい」(Konomachi de kimi to kurashitai)
  • (1998.05.20) 「渇いた叫び」'(Kawaita sakebi)
  • (1998.07.29) 「めぐる季節を越えて」
  • (1998.09.23) 「君を照らす太陽に」
  • (1999.03.17) 「Crash」
  • (1999.05.19) 「青い傘で」?(aoi kasa de)
  • (1999.07.28) 「Still」
  • (1999.12.22) 「冬のバラード」(fuyu no ballade)
  • (2000.02.23) 「Beautiful Day」
  • (2000.10.11) 「秋風のモノクローム」
  • (2001.02.21) 「Truth of Love」
  • (2001.05.30) 「夏の記憶」
  • (2001.07.25) 「蜃気楼」
  • (2002.07.10) 「Melody」

Albums[edit]

  • (1995.10.10) 「Field of View I」
  • (1996.10.02) 「Field of View II」
  • (1997.10.08) 「Singles Collection +4」
  • (1998.09.30) 「Field of View III: Now Here No Where」
  • (1999.08.25) 「Lovely Jubbly」
  • (2000.03.29) 「Capsule Monster」
  • (2000.10.11) 「Field of View Best Album: Fifteen Colours」
  • (2002.10.09) 「Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies」
  • (2003.08.20) 「Complete of Field of View at the Being Studio」
  • (2007.12.12) 「BEST OF BEST 1000」

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