Yuzu (band)

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Yuzu
Native name ゆず
Origin Yokohama, Japan
Genres Folk rock, pop rock, folk pop
Years active 1997–present
Labels Senha and Company, Toy's Factory, Avex Taiwan
Members Yūjin Kitagawa
Kōji Iwasawa

Yuzu (ゆず?) is a Japanese folk/pop rock duo. Its members are Yūjin Kitagawa (北川悠仁 Kitagawa Yūjin?, born January 14, 1977) and Kōji Iwasawa (岩沢厚治 Iwasawa Kōji?, born October 14, 1976). Both of the band members come from Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, and attended Okamura Junior High School.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
  • "×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.
Title Release date Peak chart positions
Oricon[1] Japan Hot 100[2]
"Summer Color" (夏色) June 3, 1998 17 ×
"Boy" (少年) September 18, 1998 10 ×
"Empty" (からっぽ) November 11, 1998 4 ×
"Someday" (いつか) January 20, 1999 4 ×
"Goodbye Bus" (サヨナラバス) March 17, 1999 4 ×
"Sentimental" (センチメンタル) August 18, 1999 3 ×
"Friend's Song" (友達の唄) September 29, 1999 2 ×
"Outta Mind/Garbage Star" (心のままに/くず星) November 25, 1999 2 ×
"Ah, The Days of Youth" (嗚呼、青春の日々) May 31, 2000 1 ×
"Flightless Bird" (飛べない鳥) October 18, 2000 1 ×
"3 Count" (3カウント) May 23, 2001 2 ×
"Again 2" (アゲイン2) February 13, 2002 1 ×
"Songs of Love" (恋の歌謡日) February 20, 2002 3 ×
"Until We Meet Again" (またあえる日まで) October 17, 2002 2 ×
"Blue" (青) February 5, 2003 4 ×
"Breathing" (呼吸) February 12, 2003 5 ×
"3 Lines/Horizontal Line" (3番線/水平線) February 19, 2003 5 ×
"Violet" (スミレ) February 26, 2003 4 ×
"Priority to Pedestrians/Dark" (歩行者優先/濃) October 22, 2003 1 ×
"Sakuragichō/Hobby's Width/Map of Dreams" (桜木町/シュミのハバ/夢の地図) June 2, 2004 3 ×
"Bridge of Glory" (栄光の架橋) July 22, 2004 2 ×
"Super Express/The Sun Will Rise Again" (超特急/陽はまた昇る) November 9, 2005 2 ×
"Spring Breeze" (春風) March 7, 2007 3 ×
"Story" (ストーリー) February 6, 2008 2 3
"Yesterday and Tomorrow" June 25, 2008 4 4
"Shish Kebab" (シシカバブー) November 5, 2008 2 2
"I Wanna See" (逢いたい) April 22, 2009 3 1
"Strawberry" (いちご) July 29, 2009 2 2
"Rainbow" (虹) September 2, 2009 2 1
"Cherry Blossom Society/My Life" (桜会/マイライフ) February 3, 2010 2 2
"Journey to Love" (慈愛への旅路) August 25, 2010 5 4
"From" December 1, 2010 2 2
"Hey and" (Hey和) January 19, 2011 3 18
"Fly" (翔) November 30, 2011 5 3
"With You" May 23, 2012 5 3
"Seeya Tomorrow" (また明日) August 8, 2012 7 5
"Reason" January 9, 2013 3 2
"Friend: Time of Departure" (友 ~旅立ちの時~) September 18, 2013 5 3
"The Rain Will Turn to Hallelujah/I Want to Protect You" (雨のち晴レルヤ/守ってあげたい) November 13, 2013 3 2
"Two Sides of the Same Coin" (表裏一体) December 25, 2013 4 2
"Charm" (ヒカレ) February 12, 2014 8 3

Collaboration singles[edit]

Release date Title Japanese Artist
November 29, 2006 "Christmas no Yakusoku" クリスマスの約束 Yuzuoda (Yuzu, Kazumasa Oda)
May 23, 2007 "Original Soundtrack Single Eiga 「Syaberedomo Syaberedomo」" Original Soundtrack Single 映画「しゃべれども しゃべれども」
July 11, 2007 "Music" ミュージック Golden Circle feat. Yohito Teraoka/Yumi Matsutoya/Yuzu
May 13, 2009 "Two You" two友 Yuzuguren (Yuzu, Kimaguren)

Albums[edit]

Mini albums[edit]

Release date Title Japanese
October 25, 1997 Yuzu no Moto ゆずの素
February 21, 1998 Yuzuman ゆずマン
July 12, 2000 Yuzuman no Natsu ゆずマンの夏
July 30, 2003 Yuzu Smile ゆずスマイル
July 14, 2010 Yuzu no Moto (re-released) ゆずの素

Original albums[edit]

Release date Title Japanese
July 23, 1998 Yuzu Ikka ゆず一家
October 14, 1999 Yuzuen ゆずえん
November 1, 2000 Tobira トビラ
March 6, 2002 Yuzu Moa ユズモア
March 19, 2003 Sumire すみれ
September 15, 2004 1: One 1 〜ONE〜
January 18, 2006 Ribbon リボン
January 16, 2008 "Wonderful World" WONDERFUL WORLD
October 7, 2009 Furusato FURUSATO 
February 16, 2011 2-Ni 2-NI- 
May 1, 2013 Land LAND
February 19, 2014 Shinsekai 新世界

Live albums[edit]

Release date Title Japanese
June 23, 1999 Kajiki ~Sakura Saku-hen~ 歌時記~サクラサク篇~
July 18, 2001 Kajiki: Futari no Biggu (Eggu) Shō-hen 歌時記~ふたりのビッグ(エッグ)ショー篇~

Compilation albums[edit]

Release date Title Japanese
June 8, 2005 Home [1997-2000] Home [1997-2000]
June 8, 2005 Going [2001-2005] Going [2001-2005]
October 3, 2007 Yuzu no Ne [1997-2007] ゆずのね1997-2007
April 25, 2012 Yuzu You [2006-2011] YUZU YOU [2006-2011]

VHS, DVD and Blu-ray[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • Tobira Tour 2000-2001 (May 6, 2001)
  • Rokkasen Kin Gin (December 26, 2001)
  • Futari no Biggu (Eggu) Sho -2jikan 53fun TOKYO DOME Kanzen Nokattoban- (December 26, 2001)
  • Live Films ふたり Futari (January 23, 2002)
  • Live Films ふたり秋味 Futari Akiaji (January 23, 2002)
  • Live Films スタジアムツアー 満員音(楽)礼~熱闘!Bomb踊り~ Sutajiamu Manin On(raku)satsu ~Netto! Bomb Odori~ (January 23, 2002)
  • Live Films ユズモラス完全版 (August 2002)
  • Koi no Kayobi 恋の歌謡日 (August 7, 2002)
  • Rokkasen Kurenai 録歌選 紅 (January 22, 2003)
  • Rokkasen Sumire 録歌選 菫 (May 21, 2003)
  • Live Films Sumire (October 22, 2003)
  • Live Films 夏休み子供コンサート ゆずスマイル (October 2003)
  • Live Films 夢の地図 Yume no Chizu (February 2005)
  • Live Films 1~ONE~ (April 2005)
  • Rokkasen 1 ~ONE~ 録歌選 1~ONE~
  • Live Films Go Home (November 16, 2005)
  • 今夜君を迎えに行くよ (November 2005)
  • Yuzu sumairu konsaato 2006 ~ Nihon no Uta~ ゆずスマイルコンサート2006 ~にほんのうた~(September 2006)
  • Live Films リボン (October 4, 2006)
  • Live Films 「ゆずのね」 (February 6, 2008)
  • Live Films Wonderful World (November 5, 2008)
  • Rokkasen Midori (April 22, 2009)
  • Rokkasen Niji (February 3, 2010)
  • Live films Furusato (July 14, 2010)
  • Live films 2 -NI- (November 30, 2011)

VHS[edit]

  • Futari (March 17, 1999)
  • Rokkasen Kin (February 16, 2000)
  • Rokkasen Gin (February 16, 2000)
  • Futari Akiaji (April 12, 2000)
  • Tobira Tour 2000-2001 (April 4, 2001)
  • Futari no Biggu (Eggu) Sho -2jikan 53fun TOKYO DOME Kanzen Nokattoban- (December 26, 2001)
  • Sutajiamu Manin On(raku)satsu -Netto! Bomb Odori- (January 23, 2002)
  • Koi no Kayobi (August 7, 2002)
  • Rokkasen Kurenai (January 22, 2003)
  • Rokkasen Sumire (May 21, 2003)
  • Sumire (October 22, 2003)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Land Best Album Award Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved January 31, 2014.  (subscription only)
  2. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard accessdate=January 31, 2014. 

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