Aqua Timez

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Aqua Timez
Origin Japan
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Epic Records Japan
Website aquatimez.com
Members

Futoshi (太志?) (Vocals)
OKP-STAR(Bass)
Daisuke (大介?) (Guitar)
mayuko (Keyboard)

TASSHI(Drums)

Aqua Timez (アクア タイムズ Akua Taimuzu?) is a Japanese pop rock/alternative rock band signed to Epic Records Japan.[1]

Overview[edit]

Futoshi and OKP-Star met on with9.com in 2000 and attempted to start a band together.[2] Unable to agree on the band's future, the two disbanded.[2] In 2003, the current band members gathered and formed Aqua Timez. Their first independent music mini album, Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori, was released on August 2005.[3] In 2006, the group were signed to Epic Records Japan and released their second mini album, Nanairo no Rakugaki. In the same year they released two singles, "Ketsui no Asa ni" and "Sen no Yoru o Koete", which were used as the theme music in the animated films Brave Story and Bleach: Memories of Nobody respectively. Their music in the films help garnered attention and later they recorded their first full-length studio album Kaze o Atsumete.[3]

As of September 2012, they have published a total of 2 mini albums, 15 singles, 5 albums, and a single compilation album.

Members[edit]

Futoshi

Daisuke

OKP-STAR

  • Name: Tomohisa Okata (岡田知久?)
  • Position: Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
  • Birth date: 25 March 1977
  • Birthplace: Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture

mayuko

TASSHI

  • Name: Satoshi Tashima (田島智之?)
  • Position: Drums
  • Birth date: 21 August 1978
  • Birthplace: Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts Ref.
Peak Weeks
2006 "Ketsui no Asa ni" (決意の朝に?, lit. "On the Morning of Determination")
  • Released: July 5, 2006
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-2844
  • "Ketsui no Asa ni" was used as the theme music for the animated film of Brave Story.[3]
4 35 [4][5]
Sen no Yoru o Koete (千の夜をこえて?, lit. "Beyond a Thousand Nights") 5 22 [9][10]
2007 "Shiori" (しおり lit. "Bookmark"?) 5 14 [11]
"Alones" (ALONES)
  • Released: August 1, 2007
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-2981
  • "Alones" was used as the opening to episodes 121–143 of the anime series Bleach.[12]
3 15 [13]
"Chiisana Tenohira" (小さな掌?, lit. "Little Palm") 4 10 [14]
2008 "Niji" (?, lit. "Rainbow") 2 31 [16]
"Natsu no Kakera" (夏のかけら?, lit. "Fragments of Summer") 8 5 [17]
2009 "Velonica"
  • Released: January 14, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3147
  • "Velonica" was the opening theme music used for episodes 190–214 of the anime Bleach.[18]
2 10 [19]
"Stay Gold" (STAY GOLD)
  • Released: March 4, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3165–3166
11 3 [20]
"Plumeria (Hana Uta)" (プルメリア ~花唄~ Purumeria ~Hana Uta~?, lit. "Plumeria (Flower Song)")
  • Released: July 29, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3423
  • Plumeria (Hana Uta) was the theme music used for the Gokusen film.[21]
7 9 [22]
2010 "Ehagaki no Haru" (絵はがきの春?, lit. "Springtime Postcard") 8 5 [23]
"Gravity 0" (GRAVITY Ø) 5 6 [25]
2011 "Mayonaka no Orchestra" (真夜中のオーケストラ Mayonaka no Ōkesutora?, lit. "Midnight Orchestra")
  • Released: January 27, 2011
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3635
  • Mayonaka no Orchestra was the ending theme for episodes 193-205 of the anime Naruto Shippuden.
12 4 [26]
2012 "Mask" (MASK)
  • Released: February 22, 2012
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3851
  • "MASK" was the last ending theme from episodes 355 to 366 of the anime Bleach.[27]
10 3 [28]
"Tsubomi" (つぼみ?, lit. "Flower Bud")
  • Released: August 22, 2012
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3958
  • "Tsubomi" is used as the theme song for the NTV drama Ghost Mama Criminal Investigation.
14 5 [29]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Albums[edit]

Year Title Charts Ref.
Peak Weeks
2005 Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori (空いっぱいに奏でる祈り?, lit. "Prayers Playing Across the Whole Sky")
  • Released: August 24, 2005
  • Label: MegaForce Corporation SHCC-0002
1 73 [30]
2006 Nanairo no Rakugaki (七色の落書き?, lit. "Seven-Colored Graffiti")
  • Released: April 6, 2006
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-2806
5 28 [31]
Kaze o Atsumete (風をあつめて?, lit. "Gather the Wind")
  • Released: December 6, 2006
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-2908, ESCL-2906–2907 (Limited Edition)
6 50 [32]
2007 Dareka no Chijōe (ダレカの地上絵?, lit. "Somebody's Geoglyph")
  • Released: November 21, 2007
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3011
2 16 [33]
2009 Utai Sarishi Hana (うたい去りし花?, lit. "Muted Singing Flower")
  • Released: March 11, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3159, ESCL-3158 (Limited Edition)[34]
4 17 [35]
2011 Carpe Diem (カルペ・ディエム Karupe Diemu?)
  • Released: February 16, 2011
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3647, ESCL-3645–3646 (Limited Edition)[36]
3 9 [37]
2012 Because You Are You (because you are you)
  • Released: September 5, 2012
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3962, ESCL-3960-3961 (Limited Edition)
5 6 [38]
2014 Erufu no Namida (エルフの涙?, lit. "Elf Tears")
  • Released: August 8, 2014
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-4267, ESCL-4265 (Limited Edition)
9 5 [39]
2016 Asunarou (アスナロウ?)
  • Released: December 14, 2016
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-4769, ESCL-4767/8 (Limited Edition)
9 5 [40]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation album[edit]

Year Title Charts Ref.
Peak Weeks
2009 The Best of Aqua Timez
  • Released: October 14, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records ESCL-3303/4, ESCL-3300/2 (Limited Edition)[41]
1 22 [42]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Aqua Timez section on Sony Music Entertainment Japan" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kenichi Kojima (January 18, 2009). "With9 interview Page 3" (in Japanese). With9.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Aqua Timez Profile" (in Japanese). Epic Records Japan. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 

    "Biography translation". Epic Records. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 

  4. ^ 決意の朝に [Morning of Determination] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ketsui no Asa ni" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ 千の夜をこえて【初回生産限定盤】 [Passing Over a Thousand Nights (Limited Edition)] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ 千の夜をこえて【期間生産限定盤】 [Passing Over a Thousand Nights (Limited Time)] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bleach Memories of Nobody information" (in Japanese). Bleach-movie.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ 決意の朝に [Morning of Determination] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Senno Yoruwo Koete" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ しおり [Bookmark] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  12. ^ "BLEACH ~ブリーチ" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  13. ^ "ALONES" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  14. ^ 小さな掌 [Little Palm] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Gokusen drama cast" (in Japanese). Nippon Television. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  16. ^ [Rainbow] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  17. ^ 夏のかけら [Fragments of Summer] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  18. ^ Credits from TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Studio Pierrot (October 14, 2008). "ウェコムンド編、再会!". Bleach. TV Tokyo. 
  19. ^ "Velonica" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Stay Gold" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Gokusen Movie official website" (in Japanese). Gokusen-Movie.jp. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  22. ^ プルメリア ~花唄~ [Plumeria (Flower Song)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  23. ^ 絵はがきの春 [Springtime Postcard] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Star Driver theme songs" (in Japanese). Bones. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Gravity Ø" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  26. ^ 真夜中のオーケストラ [Midnight Orchestra] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Mask as Bleach ending theme on January 10" [Mask] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment. January 10, 2012. Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Mask" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Tsubomi" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  30. ^ 空いっぱいに奏でる祈り [Secret Sky in Played Prayers] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  31. ^ 空いっぱいに奏でる祈り [Seven Colors of Graffiti] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  32. ^ 風をあつめて [Wind's Gathering] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  33. ^ ダレカの地上絵 [Somebody's Geoglyph] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  34. ^ うたい去りし花【初回生産スペシャルプライス盤】 [Muted Singing Flowing (Limited Edition)] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  35. ^ うたい去りし花 [Muted Singing Flower] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  36. ^ カルペ・ディエム(初回生産限定盤) [Carpe Diem (Limited Edition)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  37. ^ カルペ・ディエム [Carpe Diem] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  38. ^ "because you are you" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  39. ^ "エルフの涙" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  40. ^ "アスナロウ" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  41. ^ "The Best of Aqua Timez (Limited Edition)" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  42. ^ "The Best of Aqua Timez" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 15, 2011.