Savage Genius

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Savage Genius
Origin Kobe, Japan
Years active 2001–present
Labels Warner Music Japan (2001-04)
Victor Entertainment/flyingDOG (2004-)
Website www.jvcmusic.co.jp/sg/
Members Aa
Past members Takumi

Savage Genius (stylized as savage genius) is a Japanese band signed to Victor Entertainment. Since 2008, Aa (ああ?) has stayed as the only member of the band.

History[edit]

The duo Aa (vocals and lyricist) and Takumi (composer/arranger, producer) started as a songwriting group in the live music scene in Kobe. They debuted in the 2001 AXIA Artist Audition, and signed with Warner Music Japan, cutting two singles.

In 2004 they signed with Victor Entertainment, where they continue to release songs, many of which are anime theme songs.

On the 30th of November 2007, it was announced that one of the group's members, Takumi, had retired.[1]

Discography[edit]

Note: All song lyrics by Aa, all music composed by Takumi unless otherwise noted.

Singles[edit]

# Information
1 "Orange" (オレンジ Orenji?)
  • Released: February 27, 2002[2]
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2 "Koigokoro" (恋心?, "A Heart in Love")
  • Released: June 12, 2002[3]
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3 "Omoi o Kanadete" (想いを奏でて?, "Playing on My Feelings")
  • Released: October 21, 2004[4]
  • Catalog Number: VICL-35714
  • Oricon Peak Position: #53
  • Weeks on Chart: 6
  • Opening and ending theme songs for the anime Uta∽Kata
4 "Forever..."
  • Released: May 11, 2005[5]
  • Catalog Number: VICL-35793
  • Oricon Peak Position: #16
  • Weeks on Chart: 8
  • Opening theme song for the anime Elemental Gelade
5 "Take a Chance"
6 "Inori no Uta" (祈りの詩?, "Song of Prayer")
  • Released: April 19, 2006[7]
  • Catalog Number: VICL-35990
  • Oricon Peak Position: #52
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Ending theme song for the anime Simoun
7 "Aizome" (あいぞめ?, lit. "Indigo Dye")
  • Released: December 21, 2006[8]
  • Catalog Number: VICL-36176
  • Oricon Peak Position: #75
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Ending theme song for the anime Jigoku Shōjo Futakomori
8 "Hikari no Yukue" (光の行方?, lit. "Light's Whereabouts")
  • Released: May 16, 2007[9]
  • Catalog Number: VICL-36611
  • Oricon Peak Position: #39
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Opening theme song for the anime El Cazador de la Bruja
9 "Just Tune"
  • Released: October 16, 2008[10]
  • Catalog Number: VTCL-35040
  • Oricon Peak Position: #52
  • Weeks on Chart: 8
  • Opening theme song for the anime Yozakura Quartet
10 "Maze" feat. Tomoe Ohmi
  • Released: June 3, 2009[11]
  • Catalog Number: VTCL-35058
  • Oricon Peak Position: #35
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Ending theme song for the anime Pandora Hearts
11 "Watashi wo mitsukete." (私をみつけて。 ?, lit. "Find me.")
  • Released: August 19, 2009[12]
  • Catalog Number: VTCL-35068
  • Oricon Peak Position: #85
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Ending theme song for the anime Pandora Hearts

Albums[edit]

  • Kaze no Kesshō (風の結晶?, "Crystals of Wind") (July 5, 2006) #41
  • Sora no Kotoba (空ノ言葉?, "Language of the Sky") (November 7, 2007) #71
  • First Smile (October 20, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Message From the Producer Savage genius public blog (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Orange" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Koigokoro" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Omoi o Kanadete" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Forever..." (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Take a Chance" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Inori no Uta" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Aizome" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for Hikari no Yukue" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  10. ^ "Amazon.co.jp for JUST TUNE" (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  11. ^ "Victor Animation Network【m-serve】 作品詳細 TBS系アニメーション「PandoraHearts」エンディングテーマ Maze" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  12. ^ "Victor Animation Network【m-serve】 作品詳細 TBS系アニメーション「PandoraHearts」 2nd エンディングテーマ 私をみつけて。" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 

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