Kana-Boon

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KANA-BOON
Origin Sakai, Osaka,[1] Japan
Genres
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Ki/oon Music
Associated acts Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Website http://www.kanaboon.com/
Members Maguro Taniguchi (Vocals/Guitar)
Hayato Koga (Guitar)
Yuuma Meshida (Bass)
Takahiro Koizumi (Drums)
Past members Hirose Kaede (Bass)

KANA-BOON are a Japanese rock band formed in 2008.[4] They made their major debut with Ki/oon Music in 2013. Ever since, they've had three albums reach the top ten on the weekly Oricon Albums Chart, with DOPPEL being their best-charting album, reaching the third place on the chart.[5] They have also had five singles reach the top ten on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart, with "Full Drive" (フルドライブ) being their best-charting single, reaching the sixth place on the chart.[6] Two of their singles have been used in the Naruto franchise, with "Silhouette" being used as the 16th Naruto Shippuden opening theme, and "Diver" as the theme song for Boruto: Naruto the Movie.[7][8] The B-side for "Diver", "Spiral", was the theme song for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 video game.[8] This group also made a single for the anime Subete ga F ni Naru titled "Talking".[9] Their single "Fighter" was chosen to be the fourth opening of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.[10] Shortly after that, their new single titled "Baton Road" was chosen to be the first opening of the Naruto sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.[8][11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
JPN[12]
Boku ga CD o dashitara
(僕がCDを出したら When I release the CD)
14
Doppel
  • Released: October 30, 2013
  • Label: Ki/oon Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
Time
  • Released: January 21, 2015
  • Label: Ki/oon Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Origin
  • Released: February 17, 2016
  • Label: Ki/oon Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6
Namida
  • Released: September 27, 2017
  • Label: Ki/oon Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
KBB vol.1
  • Released: March 14, 2018
  • Label: Ki/oon Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
JPN
Oricon
[13]
JPN
Billboard
[14]
"Jousha Hissui No Kotowari, Okotowari"
(盛者必衰の理、お断り)
2013 10 Doppel
"Crystal Star"
(結晶星 Kesshō Hoshi)
2014 8 4 Time
"Full Drive"
(フルドライブ)
6 5
"Ikiteyuku"
(生きてゆく)
19 13
"Silhouette"
(シルエット)
11 9
"Nandemonedari"
(なんでもねだり)
2015 8 4 Origin
"Diver"
(ダイバー)
11 8
"Run and Run"
(ランアンドラン)
2016 9 20
"Wake up" 16 23 Namida
"Fighter" 2017 13 25
"Baton Road"
(バトンロード)
18

Independent releases[edit]

Year Title
Mini albums
2011 Kanjō kibaku-zai (感情起爆剤, Emotion Initiator)
  • Released: November 21, 2011
2012 Wakattenai no wa bokudatta (わかってないのは僕だった, It was I who did not understand)
  • Released: May 27, 2012
Singles
Unknown "NEW BAND STAGE"
2009 "Ame to yakō ressha" (雨と夜行列車, Rain and Night Train)
"LOCKER ROOM"
2010 "Masani u~ōu~ōu~ō" (まさにウォーウォーウォー, Wow Wow War)
2011 "Kesshō hoshi" (結晶星, Crystal Star)
  • Released: July 7, 2011
2012 "Me o tojite" (目をとじて, Keep an Eye Out)
  • Released: November 2, 2012
"Mimi o fusaide" (耳をふさいで, Close Your Ears)
  • Released: December 9, 2012
2013 "Kuchi o tozashite" (口をとざして, Hold Your Mouth)
  • Released: January 5, 2013
"Temoashimodenai" (手も足も出ない, I have No Hands or Legs)
  • Released: February 2, 2013
"Bokura wa itsu made tatte mo sa" (僕らはいつまで経ってもさ, We can Stay Forever)
  • Released: March 20, 2013

Covers[edit]

Year Song Original artist Released on Notes
2017 "Kimi to Iu Hana"
(君という花 A Flower Named You)
Asian Kung-Fu Generation AKG Tribute Released: March 29, 2017[15]

Music videos[edit]

Official music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2013 "Naimononedari"

(ないものねだり)

Shinta Yamagishi
"Declaration of Necessity of Proponents, Refusal"

(盛者必衰の理、お断り Jousha Hissui No Kotowari, Okotowari)

"1.2. step to you"
"U~ōrīhīrō"

(ウォーリーヒーロー)

Tetsuya Iwaguchi
2014 "Crystal Star"

(結晶星 Kesshō Hoshi)

Higuchiryou × Wonowataru
"Full Drive"

(フルドライブ Furu Doraibu)

Sumisu
"To Live"

(生きてゆく Ikite yuku)

Shinta Yamagishi
"Silhouette"

(シルエット Shiruetto)

Kamatani Sōjirō
2015 "Snow Glove"

(スノーグローブ Sunōgurōbu)

Sudō Kanji
"TIME"
"Anything"

(なんでもねだり Nan demo nedari)

Tanabe Hidenobu
"Diver"

(ダイバー Daibā)

Kamatani Sōjirō
"Talking" Takuya Tada
2016 "Run and Run"

(ランアンドラン Ran'andoran)

Bait
"Anger in the Mind" Takuya Tada
"Wake up" Shinta Yamagishi
2017 "Fighter" Kei Ikeda
"Tears"

(涙 Namida)

Shinta Yamagishi
"Still We are Hoping"

(それでも僕らは願っているよ Soredemo bokura wa negatte iru yo)

Takuya Tada

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2011 Eo Music Try Special Prize Kana-Boon Won[16]
2014 CD Shop Awards Best Newcomer Boku ga CD o dashitara
(僕がCDを出したら)
Won
CD Shop Awards Best Newcomer Doppel Won
Space Shower Music Video Awards Best Video "Naimononedari" Nominated[17]
MTV Video Music Awards Japan Jousha Hissui No Kotowari, Okotowari
(盛者必衰の理、お断り)
Best New Artist Video Nominated
2015 Space Shower Music Video Awards Best Video "To Live" Nominated[18]
2016 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist Kana-Boon Nominated[19]
2018 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist Kana-Boon Nominated[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KANA-BOON official website. Biography | KANA-BOON
  2. ^ a b "KANA-BOONの基本情報" [KANA-BOON basic information]. Cube-music (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Christine (January 22, 2016). "New Album from KANA-BOON". JaME USA. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "KANA-BOON". Real Sound (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "DOPPEL". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "フルドライブ". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (June 15, 2015). "Rock band Kana-Boon performs Boruto -Naruto the Movie- theme song". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "『NARUTO』から『BORUTO』、「シルエット」から「バトンロード」へーーKANA-BOONが描く鮮やかな"継承"" [From Naruto to Boruto, "Silhouette" to "Baton Road" — Kana-Boon's brilliant "inheritance"]. Real Sound (in Japanese). July 15, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  9. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 1, 2015). "The Perfect Insider anime's opening, ending theme song videos streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Green, Scott (December 4, 2016). "Kana-Boon and Uru to perform new Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans themes". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Mislang, Juphet (March 14, 2017). "Boruto TV anime release date, new theme song revealed". International Business Times. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). Kana-Boon albums ranking
  13. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). Kana-Boon singles ranking
  14. ^ Billboard. Kana-Boon | Billboard Chart History
  15. ^ "アジカン20周年トリビュート盤にリーガルリリー、ジャケは浅野いにお描き下ろし". Natalie.mu (in Japanese).
  16. ^ "歴代受賞者 2011" [2011 Music Try winners]. Eonet.jp (in Japanese). November 7, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "スペシャ「MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS」優秀作品50曲発表" [Space Shower Music Video Awards, 50 outstanding works announced!]. Natalie (in Japanese). February 1, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  18. ^ "SPACE SHOWER MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS、BEST VIDEOS~優秀作品50選~を発表" [Space Shower Music Video Awards, Best Videos ~ 50 excellent works selected]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). February 1, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2016". Tokyo Music Odyssey official (in Japanese). Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2018" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music Awards official. March 3, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.

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