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Nobuo Yamada (NoB)
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Nobuo Yamada performing at Anime Friends 2012
Background information
Born (1964-01-20) January 20, 1964 (age 55)
OriginOsaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
GenresAnison, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Associated actsMake-Up, P.A.F., Dr. Metal Factory, Project.R, Daida Laida, Grand Prix

Nobuo Yamada (山田 信夫, Yamada Nobuo, born January 20, 1964) who performs under the name NoB is a Japanese singer and former lead singer of the band Make-Up.


With Make-Up, he recorded several songs for the anime Saint Seiya, including the first opening song Pegasus Fantasy and the first ending song Blue Forever. All songs were released in three albums Saint Seiya Hits I (which had the participation of Mitsuko Horie), Saint Seiya Hits II and Saint Seiya 1996 Song Collection.

In his solo career, he recorded the opening song for the Super Sentai series GoGo Sentai Boukenger and Tensou Sentai Goseiger.

He also recorded the song "Never", from the Saint Seiya anime-movie Heaven Chapter ~ Overture (Tenkai-hen Josou Overture).

In 1998 he formed P.A.F. (stands for Patent Applied For, named after the PAF guitar pickups) with X Japan guitarist Pata. In about one years time they released: two albums, one mini album, one live album and two singles.

In July 2007, he sang with Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Yoko Ishida, Kouji Wada and MoJo at Anime Friends, the biggest anime convention in Latin America, in Brazil; it was his first time in the county and he has gone back there to perform several times not only at Anime Friends, but also in other events in other cities, such as Fortaleza and Brasília.

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