Folder 5

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Folder5
Origin Japan
Genres Japanese Pop
Years active 2000–2003 (presumed)
Labels avex trax
Members Arisa Nakama
Hikari Mitsushima
Akina Miyazato
Natsu Aga
Moe Ishihara

Folder 5 (also spelled Folder5) (フォルダファイヴ Forudafaivu) was a five-girl Japanese pop idol group on the avex trax label. The group was known for singing Eurobeat-style music. The music was produced by Takashi Kimura.[citation needed]

History of Folder 5[edit]

Folder 5 was a spinoff group from another J-pop group Folder, also signed to Avex. Along with the five girls, Folder also had two male members, Daichi and Joe. Daichi and Joe left the band due to puberty. Folder then became Folder 5. In 2000 they released their first single, "SUPERGIRL". Their third single, "Believe", was used as the second opening theme for the popular anime One Piece. The song "Ready!" from their fourth single "Stay..." was used as the theme song in the short "Jango's Dance Carnival" that was shown with One Piece's second movie, "Clockwork Island Adventure". They also made frequent appearances on the show Yoru mo Hippare. Their song "Magical Eyes" was also used as the opening theme for the Xbox game Nezumix, also known in North America and Europe as Sneakers, though it was removed in all English releases. After the release of their 8th single, "MY MIRACLE," in May 2002, they have, as of 2005, released no more singles. Furthermore, their final album to date was a best album. Thus, it appears as though they have disbanded, although no official announcement was ever made. Additionally, some members of Folder 5 moved on to solo careers.

On March 21, 2012, "BEST COLLECTION ALBUM" was released and included all of their singles and coupling songs. A DVD with all of their music video was also included.

Post-Folder 5[edit]

AKINA began her career as a solo artist in 2002. To date, she has released three singles. HIKARI signed on with the talent agency Paretto to become a TV personality. ARISA will soon begin her solo career on the indies scene, with an album scheduled for release in early 2006.

Members[edit]

  • AKINA Miyazato
  • ARISA
  • Hikari Mitsushima
  • NATSU
  • Moe

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Supergirl" [released May 10, 2000]
  • "Amazing Love" [released August 23, 2000]
  • "Believe" [released November 29, 2000]
  • "Stay..." [released March 14, 2001]
  • "Final Fun-Boy" [released June 13, 2001]
  • "Go Ahead!!" [released November 14, 2001]
  • "Magical Eyes" [released March 6, 2002]
  • "My Miracle" [released May 29, 2002]

Albums[edit]

  • Hyper Groove 1 [released July 25, 2001]
  • Five Girls [released July 17, 2002]
  • Hyper Groove Party [released January 22, 2003]
  • Folder+Folder5 Complete Box [released June 25, 2003]

DVDs[edit]

  • Hyper Groove Clips [released December 12, 2001]
  • Hyper Groove Clips 2 [released March 19, 2003]
  • Folder+Folder5 Complete Box [released June 25, 2003]

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