Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets

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Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
OriginJapan
GenresRock, alternative rock, post-grunge, pop punk
Years active2004 (2004) – present
LabelsGeneon Universal (2010 - 2011)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (2013 - present)
Websitekisidakyoudan.com/about.html
Members
  • Kishida (bass guitar, guitar, leader)
  • ichigo (vocals)
  • Hayapi (guitar)
  • ~Micchan (drums)
  • T-tsu (guitar)

Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (Japanese: 岸田教団&THE明星ロケッツ, Hepburn: Kishida Kyōdan ando ji Akeboshi Rokettsu) is a Japanese rock band currently signed to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Beginning in 2004 as a one-man unit covering songs from different series, more members joined in 2007, and in 2010 the band made their major debut with the single "Highschool of the Dead", used as the opening theme of the 2010 anime television series Highschool of the Dead.

Overview[edit]

The band began in 2004 as a one-man dōjin music unit consisting of musician Kishida Kyoudan, who covered songs from different series, such as Touhou Project and video games by Key. He released a CD featuring original songs and covers of songs from Type-Moon games and Touhou Project at Winter Comiket in 2005. Vocalist Ichigo joined in 2007.[1]

The band made their major debut in 2010 with the release of the single "Highschool of the Dead" under Geneon Universal (now NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan); the title song is used as the opening theme to the 2010 anime television series Highschool of the Dead.[2][3] The band released its second single "Strike the Blood" on October 30, 2013 under Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; the title song is used as the first opening theme to the 2013 anime television series Strike the Blood.[4] They released their third single "Gate (Sore wa Akatsuki no You ni)" (GATE〜それは暁のように〜) on July 29, 2015; the title song is used as the opening theme to the 2015 anime television series Gate.[5] They released their fourth single "Gate II (Sekai o Koete)" (GATE II 〜世界を超えて〜) on January 27, 2016; the title song is used as the opening theme to the second season of Gate.[6][7] They released their fifth single "Tenkyou no Alderamin" on July 20, 2016; the title song is used as the opening theme of the 2016 animated television series Alderamin on the Sky. They released their sixth single "Blood on the EDGE" on December 26, 2016; the title song is used as the opening theme of the 2016 animated OVA series Strike the Blood II.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Catalog number Peak chart position
Limited edition Regular edition Anime edition
1st August 18, 2010 Highschool of the Dead GNCA-0143 10[2]
2nd October 30, 2013 Strike the Blood 1000427828 1000427829[4] 16
3rd July 29, 2015 Gate (Sore wa Akatsuki no You ni) 1000573377 1000573379 1000573378 17[5]
4th January 27, 2016 Gate II (Sekai o Koete) 1000590451 1000590453 1000590452 [6]
5th July 20, 2016 Tenkyou no Alderamin 1000611364 1000611363 28
6th December 21, 2016 Blood on the EDGE 1000629350 1000629351
7th February 7, 2018 Stray 1000705987 1000705989 1000705988 37[8]

Albums[edit]

Release date Title Catalog number Peak chart position
Limited edition Regular edition
1st June 22, 2011 Popsense GNCA-1303 GNCA-1304 21[9]
2nd December 24, 2014 hack/SLASH 1000536964 36[10]
3rd March 22, 2017 Live Your Life WHV-1000640261 WHV-1000640260

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Top-Selling CD Singles by New Artists in Japan: 2010". Anime News Network. December 24, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "ストライク・ザ・ブラッド" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "GATE~それは暁のように~" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "GATE II ~世界を超えて~" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "GATE Anime Theme Song Artists Return for 2nd Season". Anime News Network. November 18, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "ストレイ<アーティスト盤> | 岸田教団&THE明星ロケッツ | ORICON NEWS". Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "POPSENSE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "hack/SLASH" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.

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