Field of View

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For the visual concept, see Field of view.
Field of View
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, pop, pop rock
Years active 1994–2002
Labels Zain Records
Columbia Records
Website Being's Official Website
Past members Jun Abe (安部 潤)
U-ya Asaoka (浅岡 雄也)
Takuto Kohashi (小橋 琢人)
Kenji Niitsu (新津 健二)
Takashi Oda (小田 孝)

(the) Field of View (フィールド・オブ・ビュー Fīrudo obu Byū) was a popular Japanese rock band formed in 1994 by vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer Takuto Kohashi, with Jun Abe leaving and Kenji Niitsu joining the following year. The group's tenure lasted until their break up in December 2002.

One of their hit singles, Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku, was used as the opening theme for the popular anime series Dragon Ball GT. Another single, 「渇いた叫び」(Kawaita Sakebi), was used as the opening for the original Yu-Gi-Oh series from Toei in 1998.

Biography[edit]

The group was formed on February 9, 1994 when vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer (later bandleader) Takuto Kohashi signed up for Being's Zain Records label under the name of view. They released 2 singles under the name 'view'. Just after the Last Goodbye EP in 1995, Abe left the group and bassist Kenji Niitsu joined. After the Truth of Love EP in 2001, "the" was added in front of the band name for later releases. In 1996, the band gave their first concert, Live Horizon Version 1. Version 2 followed in 1997 and Live Horizon Version 3 in 1999. On June 25, 1999, they performed in the Dublin Castle in London. The Field of View broke up one month after their November 2002 performances held in Tokyo and Osaka. On December 1, 2002, the Field of View performed Field of View Live Horizon - The Final: Gift of Extra Emotion as their final concert. In all, they released 22 singles, 5 studio albums and 5 best albums.[1]

Members[edit]

  • U-ya Asaoka (浅岡雄也)- vocalist, lyricist, composer
  • Takuto Kohashi (小橋琢人)- drummer, lyricist, composer
  • Takashi Oda (小田孝)- guitarist, composer
  • Kenji Niitsu (新津健二)- bassist, composer, arranger

Former Member[edit]

  • Jun Abe (安部潤)- keyboardist, arranger
    • left group after releasing 3rd single Last Goodbye

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

view[edit]

Release Day Title Music production Peak Album
1st 1994/2/9 Ano Toki no Naka de Bokura wa lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:U-ya Asaoka
arranger:Daisuke Ikeda
97 Singles Collection +4
2nd 1994/8/10 Mayowanaide lyricist:U-Ya Asaoka
composer:Yoshio Tatano
arranger: Daisuke Ikeda
x Field of View I

Field of View[edit]

Release Day Title Music production Peak Album
3rd 1995/5/15 Kimi ga Ita kara lyricist:Izumi Sakai
composer:Tetusou Oda
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
3 Field of View I
4th 1995/7/24 Totsuzen lyricist:Izumi Sakai
composer:Tetsurou Oda
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
2 Field of View I
5th 1995/11/13 Last Good-bye lyricist:Izumi Sakai
composer:Yoshio Tatano
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
3 Field of View II
6th 1996/03/11 Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku lyricist:Izumi Sakai
composer:Tetsurou Oda
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
4 Field of View II
7th 1996/05/20 Doki... lyricist:Yuri Yamamoto
composer:U-ya Asaoka
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
4 Field of View II
8th 1996/11/18 Dreams (Field of View song) lyricist:Arisa Tsujio
composer:Tetsurou Oda
arranger:Akihito Tokunaga
14 Singles Collection +4
9th 1997/04/23 Kono Machi de Kimi to Kurashitai lyricist:Miho Komatsu
composer:Miho Komatsu
arranger:Takeshi Hayama
14 Singles Collection +4
10th 1998/05/20 Kawaita Sakebi lyricist:Miho Komatsu
composer:Miho Komatsu
arranger:Masazumi Ozawa
19 FIELD OF VIEW III ~NOW HERE NO WHERE~
11th 1998/07/29 Meguru Kisetsu wo Koete lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:U-ya Asaoka
arranger:Field of View, Daisuke Ikeda
32 FIELD OF VIEW III ~NOW HERE NO WHERE~
12th 1998/09/23 Kimi wo Terasu Taiyou ni lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:Takashi Oda
arranger:Field of View, Daisuke Ikeda
35 FIELD OF VIEW III ~NOW HERE NO WHERE~
13th 1999/03/17 Crash (Field of View song) lyricist:Azuki Nana
composer:Masaaki Watanuki
arranger:Daisuke Ikeda
35 Lovely Jubbly
14th 1999/05/19 Aoi Kasa de lyricist:Azuki Nana
composer:Aika Ohno
arranger:Field of View, Akihito Tokunaga
34 Lovely Jubbly
15th 1999/07/28 Still (Field of View song) lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:Field of View
arranger:Field of View, Akihito Tokunaga
39 Lovely Jubbly
16th 1999/12/22 Fuyu no Ballade lyricist:Kanako Oda
composer:Yoshio Tatano
arranger:Daisuke Ikeda
35 Capsule Monster
17th 2000/02/23 Beautiful Day (Field of View song) lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:Hiroshi Terao
arranger:Field of View, Daisuke Ikeda
48 Capsule Monster
18th 2000/10/11 Fuyu Kaze no Monochrome lyricist:Kanako Oda
composer:Yoshio Tatano
arranger:Field of View, Daisuke Ikeda
32 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies
19th 2001/02/21 Truth of Love (Field of View song) lyricist:U-ya Asaoka
composer:Masaaki Konou
48 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies

the Field of View[edit]

Release Day Title Music production Peak Album
20th 2001/05/30 Natsu no Kioku lyricist:Kanako Oda
composer:Shouji Inoshima
arranger:Kenji Niitsu
49 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies
21st 2001/07/25 Shinkirou lyricist:Kenta Takamori
composer:Kenta Takamori
arranger:Kenji Niitsu
52 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies
22nd 2002/07/10 Melody (Field of View song) lyricist:Takuto Kobayashii
composer:Takashi Oda
arranger:Kenji Niitsu
23 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies

Studio Albums[edit]

Release Day Title Peak
1st 1995/10/10 FIELD OF VIEW I 1
2nd 1996/10/2 FIELD OF VIEW II 4
3rd 1998/9/30 FIELD OF VIEW III ~NOW HERE NO WHERE~ 13
4th 1999/8/25 LOVELY JUBBLY 24
5th 2000/3/29 CAPSULE MONSTER 43

Best Albums[edit]

Release Day Title Peak
1st 1997/10/8 Singles Collection +4 3
2nd 2000/10/11 Field of View Best: Fifteen Colours 23
3rd 2002/10/9 Memorial Best: Gift of Melodies 19
4th 2003/08/20 Complete of Field of View at the Being Studio 83
5th 2007/12/12 BEST OF BEST 1000 FIELD OF VIEW 107
6th 2013/06/12 FIELD OF VIEW BEST HITS 107

DVD[edit]

Release Day Title Peak
1st 2002/10/9 VIEW CLIPS 〜Memorial Best〜 9
2nd 2003/2/12 the FIELD OF VIEW FINAL LIVE “Live Horizon-SUPERIOR 2002 〜Gift of Memories〜 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Field of View discography (in Japanese, under profile section) http://beinggiza.com/ci/artist/the_fieldofview/

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