Kinya Kotani

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Kotani Kinya
Origin Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Genres Pop/rock
Occupations Singer, actor
Associated acts Mad Soldiers
Website http://kotanikinya.net/

Kinya Kotani (コタニ キンヤ Kotani Kin'ya?, born July 16, 1979), also known as KINYA, is a male singer and actor from Saitama Prefecture, Japan.[1][2] His songs were made into theme songs for the anime Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and various songs for Gravitation.

Career[edit]

In Gravitation, Kotani was the singing voice for the lead singer of 'Bad Luck', Shuichi Shindou.

The production unit Mad Soldiers, consisting of Daisuke Asakura and Kenichi Ito, worked with Kotani early on and amplified the beginnings of his career significantly. They released a mini-album called Mads Laboratory with him as the featured vocalist before Kotani released his solo singles. Mad Soldiers is also the backing band that performs the music in his earlier songs and performed with him in some of his live concerts.

Kotani played Nagase Kenji in the J-Drama Love Story which aired from April 15, 2001 to June 24, 2001 in Japan.

Kinya also voice acted the part of Magma in the animation Spider Riders which aired from March 25, 2006 to April 29, 2007 in Japan.

Releases[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Information Sales
1 "Kōnetsu Blood" (高熱BLOOD?)
  • Released: January 6, 2000
  • Catalog Number: ARDJ-5096
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2 "Jōnetsu Ballad" (情熱BALLAD?)
  • Released: May 3, 2000
  • Catalog Number: ARCJ-139
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3 "Sweet Sweet Samba"
  • Released: July 19, 2000
  • Catalog Number: ARCJ-145
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4 "Easy Action"
  • Released: December 6, 2000
  • Catalog Number: ARCJ-158
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5 "No! Virtual"
  • Released: February 28, 2001
  • Catalog Number: ARCJ-166
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6 "Love Stuff"
  • Released: May 23, 2001
  • Catalog Number: ARDJ-5099
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7 "Blaze"
  • Released: June 22, 2005
  • Catalog Number: YRCN-10092
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  • Opening theme song for Tsubasa Chronicle
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8 "Aerial" ??
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9 "It's" ??
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10 "Best Position!!!"
  • Released: January 26, 2008
  • Catalog Number: RPG-00000
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Albums[edit]

  • Mad Soldiers' Laboratory (Mini Album) October 21, 1999 ARCJ 114
  • History P-20 June 7, 2000 ARCJ 137
  • What? xxPhysicalxx July 4, 2001 ARCJ-171
  • Native November 12, 2004 KKCD-00001
  • Mikazuki (三日月) August 30, 2006 YRCN-11084
  • 彩 -IRO- February 2, 2010 QUEST-0009NE
  • Continuation (Mini Album) November 11, 2010 QUEST-0010

DVDs[edit]

  • LIVE physical small club circuit 2001 July 1, 2002 ESBL-9038
  • Live physical "ex. - 0126. 2000 to 2002 June 19, 2002 ESBL-9011
  • Kinya ga yuku! Daihyakka July 1, 2002 ESBL-9039
  • Kinya ga kuru!? Daihyakka July 1, 2002 ESBL-9040

Books[edit]

Participating works[edit]

  • Spicy Marmalade July 23, 1999 ARDJ 5092
  • Gravitation September 22, 1999 ARCJ 106
  • Gravitation TV-Tracks December 20, 2000 ARCJ-161
  • Tsubasa Chronicle - Original Soundtrack - Future Soundscape I July 6, 2005 VICL-61661
  • Tsubasa Chronicle - Original Soundtrack - Future Soundscape III July 5, 2006 VICL-61966
  • Tsubasa Chronicle Best Vocal Collection December 20, 2006 VICL-62166

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official profile". Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ Katoh, Hidekazu; Kamo, Ayumi; Yoshida, Sayuri (July 2007). "Tsubasa— RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE". Newtype USA 6 (7): 46–51. ISSN 1541-4817. 

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