Ketsumeishi

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Ketsumeishi
ケツメイシ
Origin Japan
Genres Pop, hip hop, Reggae, R&B, J-pop, Dance music
Years active 1993–present
Labels Toy's Factory (2001–2012)
Avex Group (2012–present)
Website Ketsume.com
Members Ryo
Ryoji
Daizo
DJ Kohno

Ketsumeishi (ケツメイシ?) is a four-member Japanese pop and hip hop group that incorporates singing and rapping into their music. They have had several major hits in Japan, including "Sakura", which reached number two on the Oricon yearly chart for 2005 and was featured in the Japanese game Taiko no Tatsujin. Ketsumeishi is a Japanese word for a type of medical herbs made from the seeds of Senna obtusifolia, which is often used in Chinese medicine.

Members[edit]

  • Ryo Tanaka (田中 亮 Tanaka Ryō?): Vocalist
  • Ryoji Otsuka (大塚 亮二 Ōtsuka Ryōji?): Vocalist
  • Daizo Yoshida (吉田 大蔵 Yoshida Daizō?): Vocalist
  • Kenta Kohno (河野 健太 Kōno Kenta?): DJ

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

# Title Release date Peak chart position
(Oricon)
Indies
1 Ketsunopolis (ケツノポリス?) December 20, 2000 27
Major
1 Ketsunopolis 2 (ケツノポリス2?) April 3, 2002 1
2 Ketsunopolis 3 (ケツノポリス3?) October 1, 2003 1
3 Ketsunopolis 4 (ケツノポリス4?) June 29, 2005 1
4 Ketsunopolis 5 (ケツノポリス5?) August 29, 2007 1
5 Ketsunopolis 6 (ケツノポリス6?) June 25, 2008 3
6 Ketsunopolis 7 (ケツノポリス7?) March 16, 2011 1
7 Ketsu no Arashi (Haru Best)/Spring Best (ケツの嵐 〜春BEST〜?) December 21, 2011 2
8 Ketsu no Arashi (Natsu Best)/Summer Best (ケツの嵐 〜夏BEST〜?) December 21, 2011 4
9 Ketsu no Arashi (Aki Best)/Autumn Best (ケツの嵐 〜秋BEST〜?) December 21, 2011 5
10 Ketsu no Arashi (Fuyu Best)/Winter Best (ケツの嵐 〜冬BEST〜?) December 21, 2011 3
11 Ketsunopolis 8 December 12, 2012

Singles[edit]

# Title Release date Peak chart position
(Oricon)
Indies
1 "Kocchi Oide" (こっちおいで?) December 15, 1999 91
2 "Shinseikatsu" (新生活?) April 25, 2000
3 "Umi" (?) July 20, 2000
Major
1 "Familiar" (ファミリア?) April 25, 2001 36
2 "Yoru☆Kaze" (よる☆かぜ?) June 27, 2001 18
3 "Tegami" (手紙?) October 24, 2001 14
4 "Tomodachi" (トモダチ?) February 20, 2002 5
5 "Kachoufuugetsu" (花鳥風月?) September 26, 2002 4
6 "Hajimari no Aizu" (はじまりの合図?) January 8, 2003 2
7 "Natsu no Omoide" (夏の思い出?) July 6, 2003 3
8 "Taiyou" (太陽?) August 20, 2003 4
9 "Namida" (?) April 21, 2004 2
10 "Kimi ni BUMP" (君にBUMP?) July 28, 2004 2
11 "Sakura" (さくら?) February 16, 2005 1
12 "Tabiudo" (旅人?) April 26, 2006 1
13 "Danjo 6 Nin Natsu Monogatari" (男女6人夏物語?) July 19, 2006 3
14 "Train" (トレイン?) April 11, 2007 3
15 "Mata Kimi ni Aeru" (また君に会える?) June 27, 2007 2
16 "Seinaru Yoru ni/Fuyu Monogatari" (聖なる夜に/冬物語?) November 21, 2007 2
17 "Deai no Kakera" (出会いのかけら?) January 23, 2008 2
18 "Nakama" (仲間?) May 12, 2010 3
19 "Ofutari Summer" (お二人Summer?) July 21, 2010 3
20 "Tatakae! Salaryman" (闘え!サラリーマン?) November 17, 2010 12
21 "Ballad/Kimi to Tsukuru no Mirai" (バラード/キミとつくるの未来?) January 26, 2011 5
22 "Kodama" (こだま?) April 21, 2011 9
23 "Love Love Summer" July 11, 2012 4

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