Mrs. Green Apple

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Mrs. GREEN APPLE
Native name
Mrs. GREEN APPLE
OriginTokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active2013–present
LabelsEMI Records (2015–present)
Websitemrsgreenapple.com
MembersMotoki Omori (vocals, guitar)
Hiroto Wakai (guitar)
Ayaka Yamanaka (drums)
Ryoka Fujisawa (keyboard)
Kiyokazu Takano (bass)
Past membersTakumi Matsuo (bass)

Mrs. Green Apple (ミセスグリーンアップル) is a 5-member Japanese rock band from Tokyo that made its major debut in 2015 with EMI Records.[1] They are known for performing the ending theme to the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V as well as their first full album, Twelve, which placed 10th on the Japanese national Oricon charts.[2] Their song "Inferno" is used as the opening theme for the anime Fire Force.[3]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Motoki Omori (大森元貴, Omori Motoki) — vocals, guitar (2013–present)
    • Born September 14, 1996 in Tokyo
    • Primary lyricist and composer of the band's music
    • Started creating music at the age of 12, and decided to form a band upon meeting Wakai.[1]
  • Hiroto Wakai (若井滉斗, Wakai Hiroto) — guitar 2013–present)
    • Born October 8, 1996 in Tokyo
    • The leader of the group
  • Ayaka Yamanaka (山中綾華, Yamanaka Ayaka) — drums (2013–present)
    • Born February 5, 1995 in Tokyo
  • Ryoka Fujisawa (藤澤涼架, Fujisawa Ryoka) — keyboards (2013–present)
  • Kiyokatsu Takano (髙野清宗, Takano Kiyokatsu) — bass guitar (2014–present)
    • Born October 2, 1991 in Nagano
Former member
  • Takumi Matsuo — bass guitar (2013–2014)

History[edit]

2013[edit]

Singer Omori started creating music when he was in 6th grade, but did not form a band till 2013. Mrs. GREEN APPLE was formed in the spring of 2013 with 4 members: Omori, Wakai, Yamanaka, and a former member who was a bassist. Later, Omori invited Fujisawa, and Mrs. GREEN APPLE became a 5-member band.[4]

2014[edit]

On February 4, the band released their demo CD, 1st Demo, at concert venues where they played.[5] The demo included two songs, "リスキーゲーム(Risky Game)" and "恋と吟(Koi to Uta)." Just a few months later, their first mini album, Introduction, was released at the band's first self-planned event. The gig, held on July 5 at Shibuya LUSH, sold out and was also the place where the former bassist announced that he would leave the band.

2015[edit]

2015 marked a huge change for Mrs. Green Apple. On February 18, the band released their first nationally distributed CD, Progressive. A month later, on March 26, they announced that they would debut from a major label at their third self-planned event, which also sold out.[6] The group's mini album Variety, was released by EMI Records on July 8. That summer, the group went on to perform at some of the most popular music festivals in Japan, such as Rock in Japan Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival, and Rush Ball. In December, the group released their first single, "Speaking." The song was chosen as the ending theme song for the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.[5][6]

2016[edit]

Mrs. Green Apple released their first full album, Twelve, on January 13, and made many appearances on television. The group went on their first national one-band tour from March 1 to April 10 of the same year.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Peak chart positions
JPN
Oricon

[7]
JPN
Billboard
Twelve 10 10[8]
Mrs. Green Apple
  • Released: January 11, 2017
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 7[9]
Ensemble
  • Released: April 18, 2018
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 3[10]
Attitude
  • Releasing: October 2, 2019
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
TBA TBA TBA

Mini albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Peak chart positions
JPN
Oricon

[7]
JPN
Billboard
Introduction
  • Released: July 5, 2014
  • Label: Unknown
  • Format: CD (Venue release; sold out)
Progressive
  • Released: February 18, 2015
  • Label: Probably Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
125
Variety
  • Released: July 8, 2015
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38 32[11]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Track listing Notes Peak positions Album
JPN
Oricon

[12]
"Speaking" 2015 "Speaking" as 4th ED for anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.[13] 22 Twelve
"Samama・Festival!"
(サママ・フェスティバル!)
2016 9 Mrs. Green Apple
"In the Morning" 24
"Dokokade Hiwa Noboru"
(どこかで日は昇る)
2017 13 Ensemble
"WanteD! WanteD!" "On My Mind" as OP for anime Fastest Finger First.[14] 13
"Love Me, Love You" 2018 19
"Ao To Natsu"
(青と夏)
14 Non-album single
"Boku no Koto"
(僕のこと)
2019 4 TBA
"Romanticism"
(ロマンチシズム)
9

Festivals and Events[edit]

  • Minami Wheel 2014
  • Live DI:GA Judgement 2014
  • Music Monsters -2015 winter-
  • Mihoudai 2015
  • Rock in Japan Festival 2015
  • Rising Sun Rock Festival 2015
  • Rush Ball 2015
  • Sweet Love Shower 2015
  • Minami Wheel 2015
  • Countdown Japan 15/16
  • Japan Jam 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mrs. GREEN APPLE / Biography" (in Japanese). EMI Records Japan. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  2. ^ "Mrs.GREEN APPLEのランキング" [Mrs.GREEN APPLE's Rankings]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2019-06-12). "Mrs. Green Apple performs 'Fire Force' anime's opening song". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  4. ^ "Power Push! Interview 2015.07 Mrs. GREEN APPLE". spaceshowertv (in Japanese). Space Shower TV. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Mrs.GREEN APPLE 自主企画ライヴ大成功!彼らを見逃すな!!" [Mrs.GREEN APPLE First Self-Planned Gig was a Great Success! Look out for them!!]. RO69 (in Japanese). RO69. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Mrs. GREEN APPLE、盟友とファンとデビュー祝った新代田の夜" [Mrs. GREEN APPLE, A night of celebration in Shindaita with sworn friends and fans]. Natalie (in Japanese). Natalie. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Mrs.GREEN APPLEのアルバム" [Mrs.GREEN APPLE albums] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 2016-01-25. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  9. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  11. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  12. ^ "Mrs.GREEN APPLEのシングル" [Mrs.GREEN APPLE singles] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  13. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2015-09-21). "Cinema Staff, Mrs. Green Apple perform new 'Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V' theme songs". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  14. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (2017-06-02). "High School Quiz Anime 'Nanamaru Sanbatsu' 1st PV Introduces OP Song by Mrs.GREEN APPLE". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2019-06-28.

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