Kinniku Shōjo Tai

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Kinniku Shōjo Tai
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal,[1] progressive rock, progressive metal, punk rock, alternative rock
Years active 1982–1999, 2006-
Labels Nagomu Records
MCA Victor
Mercury Music
Tokuma Japan Communications
Associated acts Tokusatsu
Members Kenji Ōtsuki
Yūichirō Uchida
Toshiaki Honjō
Fumihiko Kitsutaka
Past members Akira Ōta
Edozō Mishiba
Norihiro Isiduka
Hiroshi Sekiguchi
Shōichi Tomomori

Kinniku Shōjo Tai (筋肉少女帯?, also called KING-SHOW) is a Japanese rock band. The band name means "Muscle Girl Band" in Japanese. They became very popular in the late 1980s through the late 1990s. In 1999 they disbanded, but then in 2006 they regrouped.


Independent years[edit]

In 1979 when Vocalist Kenji Ōtsuki and Bassist Yūichirō Uchida were Junior High School students, they started the band called "Dotechins" (This name was from Kenji Ōtsuki's Junior High School nickname) and this band was a precursor of Kinniku Shōjo Tai.

In February 1982 after they disbanded Dotechins and became high school students, they started a new band, "Kinniku Shōnen Shōjo Tai". On April 6 the same year, they debuted in the independent music scene, and changed the band name to "Kinniku Shōjo Tai"

In March 1986, the original keyboardist Edozō Mishiba joined the band, and this year the band has gotten a high ability and evaluation.

In 1987 they released the EP called, “Takagi Boo Densetsu” (Legend of Takagi Boo) from Nagomu Record (this independent record label is owned by Uchōten vocalist Keralino Sandorovich). This EP caused some trouble with Takagi Boo’s office and the EP was then recalled.

Major debut[edit]

In 1988, they successfully made a deal with TOY'S FACTORY and later that year in June they released their 1st album, "Buddha L" and their 1st single, "Shaka". But the band lineup was still not established. In 1989, Edozō Mishiba left the band and current guitarist Toshiaki Honjō and Fumihiko Kitsutaka joined the band. Then they released their 3rd Album called "Neko no Tebukuro (Cat's Glove) ". After this, the band lineup became established and has not changed until they disbanded in 1999. This year the band became very popular in Japan.


The band was going smoothly, but in July 1998 drummer Akira Ōta left the band. After a concert in 1999, guitarist Fumihiko Kitsutaka left the band for an administrative reason. Also leader and vocalist Kenji Ōtsuki left the band taking full responsibility for Fumihiko Kitsutaka leaving the band. And finally the band was completely finished. After disbanding, Kenji Ōtsuki formed a new band called "Tokusatsu" and Fumihiko Kitsutaka joined a band called "X.Y.Z.→A".


After disbanding the former band members had a few misunderstandings but finally most members became reconciled. And on December 28, 2006, Kenji Ōtsuki, Yūichirō Uchida, Toshiaki Honjō, and Fumihiko Kitsutaka announced that "Kinniku Shōjo Tai will regroup". Right now they are doing many concerts in Japan.

They covered hide's song Dice" for Tribute VII -Rock Spirits-, released on December 18, 2013.[2]


  • Vocal: Kenji Ōtsuki (he is a novelist and a member of Tokusatsu)
  • Bass: Yūichirō Uchida
  • Guitar: Toshiaki Honjō
  • Guitar: Fumihiko Kitsutaka

Past Members

  • Drum: Akira Ōta (1988–1998)
  • Keyboard: Edozō Mishiba (1986–1989)
  • Drum: Minosuke (1983–1988)
  • Guitar: Norihiro Bera Ishizuka (1985–1986)
  • Guitar: Hiroshi Sekiguchi (1987–1988) ex Bachikaburi
  • Guitar: Shōichi Tomomori (1987) ex Rebecca

Support Members

  • Keyboard: Takayuki Hatano (1989–1998)
  • Guitar: Atsushi Yokozeki (1988–1989)
  • Drum: Tora (2006-) Also he is Onmyō-Za's drummer. Some Onmyō-Za members are fan of Kinniku Shōjo Tai and he is the biggest fan of Kinniku Shōjo Tai.



  • Takagi Boo Densetsu <Legend of Takagi Boo> (1987/7) Nagomu Record
  • Shaka <Buddha> (1988/6/21) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Ganso Takagi Boo Densetsu <Legend of Boo Takagi Original> (1989/12/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Saboten to Buntline <Cactus and Buntline> (1990/9/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Odoru Dame Ningen <Dancing Feckless Man> (1991/7/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Koori no Sekai <The World of Ice> (1992/2/21) / Yōsui Inoue Cover. TOY'S FACTORY
  • Battle Yarō ~Hyaku-mannin no Aniki~ <Battle Guys ~A Million Bros.~> (1992/6/21) Street Fighter 2 Japanese Commercial Song. TOY'S FACTORY
  • Abaite Oyariyo Dolbacky <Please Unmask It, Dolbacky> (1993/3/21) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Kimi yo Ore de Kaware <You! Change with Me!> (1993/5/21) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Kumo no Ito <Spiderweb> (1994/1/25) MCA Victor
  • Kana, Atama wo Yokushite Ageyō <Kana, I'll Make You Smart> (1994/5/21) MCA Victor
  • Riruka no Sōretsu <Riruka's Funeral Procession> (1994/11/23) MCA Victor
  • True Romance (1996/3/6) MCA Victor
  • Boku no Uta wo Subete Kimi ni Yaru < I Give All My Songs to You> (1996/11/25) Mercury Music
  • Chiisana Koi no Melody <The Small Melody of Love> (1997/1/29) Mercury Music
  • Tachimukau ~Kuruisaku Ningen no Shōmei~ <Confront ~Human Proof Blooms Madly~> (1997/4/30) Mercury Music
  • 221B Senki <221B Record of War> (1997/9/3) Kinniku Shōjo Tai feat. Ichirou Mizuki. Mercury Music
  • Nakanaori no Tema <Theme of Reconciliation> (2007/9/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Tour Final (2008/8/27) TOY'S FACTORY


Compilation Album

  • Nagomu Zenkyoku Shū <Nagomu All Songs Collection> (1990/1/25) Nagomu Record
  • Kinshō no Daisharin <Giant Swing Of King-Show> (1992/3/21) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Kinshō no Daisuigin <Great Mercury Of King-Show> (1993/11/1) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Kinshō MCA Victor Best "BEST & CULT" (1996/12/18) MCA Victor
  • SAN FRANCISCO (1998/6/29) Mercury Music
  • Hachijū-nendai no Kinniku Shōjo Tai <King-Show the '80s> (80 Years Live Best) UGS Record
  • Super Value (2001/12/19) Universal Music
  • Kinshō no Daikaizoku vol.1 <Great Bootleg Of King-Show vol.1> (Live) (2002/12/26) Kinniku Record
  • Kinshō no Daikaizoku vol.2 <Great Bootleg Of King-Show vol.2> (Live) (2003/2/20) Kinniku Record
  • GOLDEN☆BEST (2006/3/1) Universal Music
  • Kinniku Shōjo Tai Nagomu Collection (Independent Best) (2006/6/21) Nagomu Record
  • Kinniku Shōjo Tai Fukkatsu Kyūkyoku Best Daikōshiki <King-Show Returns Ultimate Best "Great Official"> (2007/3/14) TOY'S FACTORY

Video DVD[edit]

  • KIN-SHOW no Daizankoku <Greate Cruel Of Kin-Show> (1988/7/21) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Kinniku Shōjo Tai at Budōkan (1990/4/25) TOY'S FACTORY
  • Sannen Gorosi <The Ultimate Mortal Attack Of Sambo> (1991/8/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • KING-SHOW Matsuri da! 90 minute <That's King-Show Festival! 90min.> (1992/7/5) TOY'S FACTORY
  • science fiction double feature ~Kinniku Shōjo Tai Live & PV-clips~ (1998/3/18) Mercury Music
  • '80s KING-SHOW Live & Clip (1998/12/10) UGS Record
  • THE Nakanaori! Fukkatsu! Kinniku Shōjo Tai ~Cicus Dan Panorama-tō e Kaeru '06~ <Reconciliation! Reunion! King-Show ~Circus Troupe Returns to Panorama Island '06~> (2007/3/14) TOY'S FACTORY


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  2. ^ "hide Tribute VII -Rock SPIRITS-". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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