Daizystripper

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DaizyStripper
DaisyStripper at Animethon.jpg
Daizystripper at Animethon 19 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Background information
Also known as
  • Frantic Emiry
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Website Official website
Members
  • Yugiri
  • Mayu
  • Nao
  • Rei
  • Kazami

DaizyStripper (デイジーストリッパー, DeijīSutorippā) is a five-member Japanese visual kei rock band that formed in March 2007, and is signed onto the indie label Beyond-Max. DaizyStripper also has an alter-ego band called Frantic Emiry.

History[edit]

2007–2008: Formation and indie years[edit]

DaizyStripper was founded in March 2007 with the line-up of: Yugiri (ex-Altema) on vocals, Mayu (ex-Clavier) on guitar, Nao (ex-Trick) on guitar, Rei (ex-Clavier) on bass, and Kazami (ex-Clavier and former Lareine roadie and support member) on drums. They would spend three months writing songs and rehearsing, and on June 5 the band had their demonstration live at Takadanobaba Area.

Their debut live was on June 18 at Shibuya O-West. This led into a string of four lives, starting on June 24 at Liquid Room Abisu and ending on July 16 at Takadanobaba Area. On August 2 DaizyStripper was one of many bands performing in the "Scuber Dive ~Shibuya ga Taihen~" mega-event, they played at Shibuya O-Crest. A little more than two weeks later, on the 18th, the group participated in Guy's Family's sponsored event "Guy's Party Vol.3" at Liquid Room Ebisu.


On August 23 the group held their first sponsored event called "SakuranStrip" at Takadanobaba Area. At this live they distributed their one and only self-titled demo CD. The two track demo contained: "Dandelion", which was re-recorded and used as their debut single and "Black Dropper", which was later re-recorded and placed on their first album Birth. "DaizyStripper" was limited to the number of customers that day.

2008 started with two events in January, the first of which was the "J SHOCK '08 New Year's PARTY" on the 20th at Liquid Room Ebisu and the second was the Rk presents37 "Ikemen☆Paradise" on the 31st at Shibuya O-West. On February 13 DaizyStripper released their debut single "Dandelion". It was released in a CD+DVD only format, and allotted to 1,000 copies. This was also only available to purchase at four select Like an Edison stores and at their lives. The single reached No. 10 on the indies Oricon charts and has since sold out.

As the first press of "Dandelion" sold-out a second press was released on April 16. It shares the same specifics as the first press. The second press was, however, available nationwide in 13 different stores. The single reached No. 1 on the indies Oricon charts. "Dandelion" overall reached No. 59 on the major charts, where it charted for two weeks. Like its predecessor it has since sold out. Around this time a two consecutive month single release campaign was announced; "Hoshizora to Kimi no Te" was to be released on May 28 and "Juliette no Knife" was to be released on June 25.

May began with the group's part in the hide memorial summit that took place at Ajinomoto Stadium on the 3rd. Their next bout of activity were two events: "Absolute Domain -Zettai Ryouiki-" on the 10th at Nagoya E.L.L and "ON" on the 16th at Holiday Shinjuku.

On June 6 the group had their first one-man concert called Stripper's Kingdom at Shibuya Boxx. Four days later they were a part of Ruvie's "Picture's" sponsored event at Shibuya O-West. As previously mentioned their second and third singles, condensed into a single box titled "Cross", was released on June 11. It was only available to purchase through the same 13 stores that their second press of "Dandelion" was sold through. This was also a limited release having 3,000 copies. The single box reached No. 2 on the indies Oricon charts and has since sold out.

The only lives in September were a part of their "TouMeiHan" (東名阪; Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka) based one-man concert tour called Cross ~Gekijou Trip / Ryuusei Trip~. On October 12 preceded the released of their fourth single "Truth", which was released on the 15th. Similar to the second pressing of "Dandelion" this was only available through 16 select stores. The single reached No. 1 on the indies Oricon charts.

Second pressings of their single box "Cross" and fourth single "Truth" were released on December 10. "Cross" overall reached No. 49 on the major Oricon charts where it charted for two weeks, while "Truth" overall reached No. 35 on the major charts where it charted for three weeks. 2008 ended with two lives, one on the 17th at Shibuya O-West and the other on the 31st at Yokohama Akarenga Souko 1-goukan 3F Hall.

2009–present: Rising popularity[edit]

March 27, 2009 DaizyStripper performed live in Kanazawa, stylish wave Circuit '09 Haru no Arashi.[1] On June 3, their single "Dearest" was released and reached the third position at indies Oricon chart. In October, the world's first was held in Makuhari to mobilize 50,000 people from around the world visual kei rock festival "V-Rock Festival '09" appeared. In November, the mini album The Beauty was released. They staged further in December, live at Akasaka Blitz, 見Setsuketa growth in 2009 with 1,200 fans.

In March 2010, 6th Single "Harumeku Bokura" was released.[2] Concert tour of eight cities, including 10 solo performances followed in the coming months. In August, "Birth" and "Love" was simultaneously released. Later in September, they held Birth or Live? One-man live concert in Nihon Seinenkan Hall, Tokyo.[3]

In June 2011, DaizyStripper took on the part of a session band called, Blue Planet Japan. They and many other visual kei band members sing and perform charity songs such as "ひとつだけ~We are The One~" for disaster victims.[4] On June 15, 2011 their 7th single "Kiss You" and June 29, their 3rd album Bless was released. Their 8th single "Tsuki ni Juusei" released on September 7. In October, their 4th album Siren was released. In November, DaizyStripper held their first-ever overseas tour in Taiwan.[5] On November 2, their 9th single "Setsubō no Freesia" was released and was used as the theme song for the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.[6] It reached number 20 on the Oricon singles chart, their highest ranking so far.[7] Their fourth album, "Air", was released on January 11, 2012.[8] They performed 5×Starz Attack live at Yokohama Blitz on January 21. DaizyStripper performed at Animethon19 in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on August 11 as part of their 5th Anniversary tour.[9]

They covered hide's song "Misery" for the Tribute II -Visual Spirits- tribute album, which was released on July 3, 2013.[10]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Birth (August 11, 2010)
  • Love (August 11, 2010)
  • Bless (June 29, 2011)
  • Siren (October 5, 2011)
  • Air (January 11, 2012)
  • Tragus (June 18, 2014)
  • Home (January 11, 2017)

Live albums[edit]

  • Birth or Live? (January 5, 2011)

Mini albums[edit]

  • The Beauty (November 4, 2009)
  • Humaloid (August 1, 2012)
  • Sirius (May 20, 2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dandelion" (ダンデライオン, Danderaion) (February 13, 2008)[11]
  • "Cross" (June 11, 2008)[11]
  • "Truth" (October 15, 2008)[11]
  • "Dearest" (June 3, 2009)[11]
  • "Harumeku Bokura" (春めく僕ら; We're Becoming Spring-Like, March 3, 2010)
  • "Kiss You" (June 15, 2011)
  • "Tsuki ni Juusei" (月に銃声; Gunshot to the Moon, September 7, 2011)
  • "Setsubou no Freesia" (切望のフリージア; The Freesias of Desire, November 2, 2011)
  • "Tokyo Horizon-Day&Day-" (東京ホライズン-Day&Day-, December 12, 2012)
  • "Stargazer" (May 15, 2013)
  • "Missing" (June 12, 2013)
  • "Uso to Kagerou" (嘘と陽炎; Heat Waves and Lies, July 17, 2013)
  • "HELLO, again" (August 14, 2013)
  • "Derringer" (September 25, 2013)
  • "Mousou Nikki" (December 11, 2013)
  • "G.Z.S.K.K" (May 14, 2014)
  • "Arrest" (January 21, 2015)

Other singles[edit]

  • "DaizyStripper" (demo) (August 23, 2007)
  • "World End" (as Frantic Emiry) (March 3, 2010)
  • "Trigger / Stay Gold" (March 25, 2010)
  • "White Butterfly ~Last Scene~" (November 24, 2010)

DVDs[edit]

  • "Official Fan Site "Kiss" DVD Kaihou Soukangou (会報創刊号; Newsletter, First Issue.)
  • "Official Fan Site "Kiss" DVD Kaihou Vol. 2 (会報)
  • "Official Fan Site "Kiss" DVD Kaihou Vol. 3 (会報)
  • "Official Fan Site "Kiss" DVD Kaihou Vol. 4 (会報)
  • "Truth" (Tokuten DVD) (特典; Bonus, October 15, 2008)
  • "Dearest" (特典; Tokuten DVD, June 3, 2009)
  • "Crosstrip~Live in Takadanobaba Area~" (高田馬場; September 9, 2009)[11]
  • "The Beauty Kounyuu Tokuten DVD" (購入特典; Purchase Bonus, November 4, 2009)
  • "Japanesque Rock Collectionz Aid DVD "Cure" Vol.4" (November 9, 2009)
  • "Japanesque Rock Collectionz Aid DVD "Cure" Vol.5" (November 9, 2009)
  • "4D-Box ~Perfect Visual Archive~" (November 24, 2009)
  • "Shock Wave -The Movie 01-" (November 26, 2009)
  • "Visual kei DVD Magazine Vol.4 -V-Rock Special-" (March 31, 2010)
  • "LIVE DVD「SIX BLESS in SHIBUYA-AX」" (August 21, 2011)

Compilations[edit]

  • "Yukemuri Dokidoki Natsu Monogatari ~Aiaigasa no Chikai~" (湯けむりドキドキ 夏物語~相合傘の誓い~)
  • "Cannonball Vol. 4" (#1 "Dandelion", June 11, 2008)
  • "Visualy(zm) the Cure Century" (CD1 No. 2 "endorphin.", July 30, 2008)
  • "Shock Edge 2008" (#8 "Brilliant Days.", October 15, 2008)
  • "Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-" (#8 "With-you", January 26, 2011)
  • "Tribute II -Visual Spirits-" (#6 "Misery", July 3, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jame-world.com Dearest single Retrieved April 18, 2009
  2. ^ Jame-world.com Harumeku Bokura single Retrieved January 18, 2010
  3. ^ Jame-world.com Daizystripper Birth or LOVE? live Retrieved December 11, 2010
  4. ^ Bpjapan.info Daizystripper apart of blue planet japan Retrieved November 22, 2011
  5. ^ Musicjapanplus.jp DaizyStripper first time oversea in Taiwan Retrieved July 1, 2011
  6. ^ Tokyohive.com DaizyStripper's 9th single Retrieved November 2, 2011
  7. ^ "DaizyStripper no shinguru uriage rankingu". Orikon geinōjin jiten. Oricon. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Jame-world.com DaizyStripper's 4th album "Air" Retrieved November 11, 2011
  9. ^ "DaizyStripper in Animethon 19". 8 August 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Two hide Tribute Albums to be Released Simultaneously!". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Christopoulos, Christina (February 14, 2017). "DaizyStripper". AnimePro.de (in German). Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. 

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