Porno Graffitti

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This article is about the Japanese rock band. For the album by the band Extreme, see Pornograffitti.
Porno Graffitti
Porno Graffitti at Anime Expo 2013.jpg
Porno Graffitti at Anime Expo 2013
Background information
Origin Innoshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Years active 1994–present
Labels SME Records (1999–present)
Website Official Website
Members Akihito Okano, Haruichi Shindō
Past members Masami "Tama" Shiratama

Porno Graffitti (ポルノグラフィティ Poruno Gurafiti?), also known as Porno (ポルノ Poruno?) is a Japanese male rock band from Innoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The band got their name from the album Pornograffitti by the band Extreme. They currently record under the SME Records label.

Haruichi Shindō originally formed the band with his cousin during high school and named it "No Score." After the band started, Haruichi asked Akihito Okano and Masami "Tama" Shiratama to join. The band was so named because none of them could actually read a score when they first started. When they first started the band, Haruichi was the vocalist, but found out that Akihito could sing better, so he gave the vocalist position to Akihito and took over as guitarist instead. This was the foundation of Porno Graffitti.

They debuted with the song Apollo in 1999. Their two subsequent CD singles, Saudade and Agehachō, both sold over a million copies in Japan. They are also well known for the song Melissa, which was used as the opening theme of the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003. They also created the song Hitori no Yoru, used as the second opening theme of the anime series GTO in 2000, and Winding Road, used as the ending theme of the anime series Ayakashi Ayashi in 2006. A cover of their 2000 single Music Hour was featured in a stage of the Nintendo DS rhythm game Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2. Their single Koyoi, Tsuki ga, Miezu Tomo was featured in the third Bleach film, and their single Anima Rossa was featured as the eleventh opening to Bleach. Their single "2012Spark" was featured as the main theme song of the movie Gyakuten Saiban. Their newest single "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" is the second opening theme for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.

Porno Graffitti[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Akihito Okano (岡野 昭仁 Okano Akihito, born October 15, 1974)—Vocals and guitars
  • Haruichi Shindō (新藤 晴一 Shindō Haruichi, born September 20, 1974)—Guitars and background vocals

Past member[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Apollo" (アポロ Aporo?) - September 8, 1999
  • "Hitori no Yoru" (ヒトリノ夜?, "A Lonely Night") - January 26, 2000
  • "Music Hour" (ミュージック・アワー Myūjikku Awā?) - July 12, 2000
  • "Saudade" (サウダージ Saudāji?, "Nostalgia") - September 13, 2000
  • "Saboten" (サボテン?, "Cactus") - December 6, 2000
  • "Agehachō" (アゲハ蝶?, "Swallowtail") - June 27, 2001
  • "Voice" (ヴォイス Voisu?) - October 17, 2001
  • "Shiawase ni tsuite Honki Dashite Kangaete Mita" (幸せについて本気出して考えてみた?, "I Tried to Think Seriously about Happiness") - March 6, 2002
  • "Mugen"[Note 1] - May 15, 2002
  • "Uzu" (?, "Whirlpool") - February 5, 2003
  • "Oto no Nai Mori" (音のない森?, "Soundless Forest") - August 6, 2003
  • "Melissa" (メリッサ Merissa?) - September 26, 2003
  • "Ai ga Yobu Hō e" (愛が呼ぶほうへ?, "To the Place Where Love Is Calling") - November 6, 2003
  • "Lack" (ラック Rakku?) - December 3, 2003
  • "Sister" (シスター Shisutā?) - September 8, 2004
  • "Tasogare Romance"" (黄昏ロマンス?, "Twilight Romance") - November 10, 2004
  • "Neomelodramatic/Roll" (ネオメロドラマティック/ROLL Neomerodoramatikku/ROLL?) - March 2, 2005
  • "NaNaNa Summer Girl" (NaNaNa サマーガール NaNaNa Samā Gāru?) - August 3, 2005
  • "Yo Bailo/Don't Call Me Crazy" (ジョバイロ/DON'T CALL ME CRAZY Jo Bairo/DON'T CALL ME CRAZY?) - November 16, 2005
  • "Haneuma Rider" (ハネウマライダー Haneuma Raidā?, "Mad Horse Rider") - June 28, 2006
  • "Winding Road" - October 4, 2006
  • "Link" (リンク Rinku?) - July 18, 2007
  • "Anata ga Koko ni Itara" (あなたがここにいたら?, "If You Were Here") - February 14, 2008
  • "Itai Tachiichi" (痛い立ち位置?, "Painful Positions") - June 25, 2008
  • "Gifts" (ギフト Gifuto?) - August 20, 2008
  • "Love,too Death,too" - October 8, 2008
  • "Koyoi, Tsuki ga Miezutomo" (今宵、月が見えずとも?, "If the Moon Can't Be Seen Tonight") - December 10, 2008
  • "Kono Mune wo, Ai wo Iyo" (この胸を、愛を射よ?, "Strike This Heart, with Love" or"This Chest, Shoot It with Love") - September 9, 2009
  • "Anima Rossa" (アニマロッサ?, "Red Soul") - November 25, 2009
  • "Hitomi no Oku o Nozokasete" (瞳の奥をのぞかせて?, "Let the Depths of Eyes Peep Out") - February 10, 2010
  • "Kimi wa 100%" (君は100% Kimi wa Hyaku Pāsento?, "You are 100%") - October 27, 2010
  • "EXIT" - March 2, 2011
  • "One More Time" (ワンモアタイム Wan Moa Taimu?) - September 21, 2011
  • "Yuki no Iro" (ゆきのいろ?, "The Color of Snow") - November 23, 2011
  • "2012 Spark" - February 8, 2012
  • "Kageboushi" (カゲボウシ?, "Silhoutte") - September 19, 2012
  • "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" (瞬く星の下で?, "Under The Twinkle Star") - March 6, 2013
  • "Seishun Hanamichi" (青春花道?, "A Youth Way") - September 11, 2013
  • "Tokyo Destiny" (東京デスティニー?) - October 16, 2013
  • "Oretachi no Celebration" (俺たちのセレブレーション?) - September 3, 2014
  • "One Woman Show ~Amai Maboroshi~" (ワン・ウーマン・ショー ~甘い幻~?) - November 5, 2014

Albums[edit]

Original albums[edit]

  1. Romantist Egoist (ロマンチスト・エゴイスト Romanschisuto Egoisuto?) - March 8, 2000
  2. foo? - February 28, 2001
  3. Kumo o mo Tsukamu Tami (雲をも掴む民?, People Grasping Even a Cloud) - March 27, 2002
  4. Worldillia - February 26, 2003
  5. Thumpx - April 20, 2005
  6. M-Cabi - November 22, 2006
  7. The 7th Album Porno Graffitti - August 29, 2007
  8. ∠ Trigger - March 24, 2010
  9. Panorama Porno - March 28, 2012

Best albums[edit]

  1. Porno Graffitti Best Red's - July 28, 2004
  2. Porno Graffitti Best Blue's - July 28, 2004
  3. Porno Graffitti Best Ace - October 29, 2008
  4. Porno Graffitti Best Joker - October 29, 2008
  5. PORNOGRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary "ALL TIME SINGLES" - November 20, 2013

DVDs[edit]

  • Tour 08452: Welcome to My Heart (September 6, 2000)
  • Porno Graffitti Visual Works Opening Lap (March 14, 2001)
  • "Bitter Sweet Music Biz" Live in Budokan 2002 (March 26, 2003)
  • "74ers" Live in Osaka-Jo Hall 2003 (March 24, 2004)
  • 5th Anniversary Special Live "Purple's" in Tokyo Taiikukan 2004 (March 24, 2005)
  • 7th Live Circuit "Switch" 2005 (March 29, 2006)
  • Yokohama Romance Porno '06: Catch the Haneuma: In Yokohama Stadium (February 28, 2007)
  • “Open Music Cabinet” Live in Saitama Super Arena 2007(October 31, 2007)
  • "Porno Graffitti Has Come" Live in Zepp Tokyo 2008 (May 21, 2008)
  • "Awaji Yokohama Romance Porno'08, 10 Year's of Gift!" Live in Awajishima (January 28, 2009)
  • OPENING LAP (September 9, 2009)
  • PG CLIPS 2nd LAP (September 9, 2009)
  • PG CLIPS 3rd LAP (September 9, 2009)
  • PG CLIPS 4th LAP (September 9, 2009)
  • "Royal Straight Flush" LIVE IN YOYOGI DAIICHI TAIIKUKAN 2009 (October 28, 2009)
  • "∠TARGET" LIVE IN JCB HALL 2010 (March 9, 2011)
  • Tsumagoi Romance Porno'11 〜Pornomaru〜 (March 9, 2011)
  • Makuhari Romance Porno'11 〜DAYS OF WONDER〜 (July 4, 2012)
  • 12th LIVE CIRCUIT "PANORAMA x 42" SPECIAL LIVE PACKAGE (April 3, 2013)
  • 13th Live Circuit "Love E-Mail From 1999" Live in MARINE MESSE FUKUOKA (August 6, 2014)


Books[edit]

  • The History of Porno Graffitti from Innoshima (ワイラノ クロニクル, March 23, 2001)
  • Real Days (April 19, 2004)
  • At My House (自宅にて, January 1, 2006)
  • Porno Graffitti Document Photo Book 7th Live Circuit "Switch" (March 29, 2006)
  • Bessatsu Kadokawa Sōryoku Tokushū Porno Graffitti "Chōsen" (April 6, 2012)
  • PORNOGRAFFITTI × PATi►PATi COMPLETE BOOK ~15years file~ (October 1, 2014)

Live Circuits[edit]

  • LIVE CIRCUIT
  • 1st Live Circuit "Tour 08452: Welcome to My Heart"
  • 2nd Live Circuit "D4-33-4"
  • 3rd Live Circuit "Japan Tour"
  • 4th Live Circuit "Cupid (Is Painted Blind)"
  • 5th LIVE CIRCUIT "BITTER SWEET MUSIC BIZ"
  • 6th LIVE CIRCUIT "74ers"
  • C1000 Takeda Presents 7th LIVE CIRCUIT "SWITCH"
  • 8th LIVE CIRCUIT "OPEN MUSIC CABINET"
  • SUBARU IMPREZA presents 9th LIVE CIRCUIT "Porno Graffitti ga Yatte kita"
  • 10th LIVE CIRCUIT "Royal Straight Flush"
  • 11th LIVE CIRCUIT "∠TARGET"
  • 12th LIVE CIRCUIT "PANORAMA×42"
  • 13th Live Circuit "Love E-Mail From 1999"

Movie[edit]

Shindō appeared in the movie Road 88: Deai-michi Shikoku e (ロード88 出会い路、四国へ) in 2003 (road show in 2004). He played a gangster by the name of Bessho (別所). This is the first and only movie in which he has appeared.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The title"Mugen" has two different meanings: "infinity" (無限 mugen?) and "fantasy" (夢幻 mugen?). These two words are homonyms.

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