P-Model (also typset as P-MODEL and P. Model) was a Japanese new wave band started in 1979 by frontman Susumu Hirasawa. The band has experienced many lineup revisions over the years but Hirasawa was always at the helm of operations. P-Model officially disbanded in 2000, although many of its members continue to release solo albums and collaborate with each other on different projects.
Hirasawa has since released work under the name "Kaku P-Model", effectively a solo revival of the band.
All videos from THE GREAT BRAIN to HARM HARMONIZER were directed by Yuichi "You1" Hirasawa (Susumu's brother). "FU-RU-HE-HE-HE", "2D OR NOT 2D" and "GRID" were included in "BITMAP 1979–1992"; "Monotone Grid" was included in "PHOTON-3"; "http" was included in "Rocket Shoot"; "Logic Airforce" was included in "LIVE VIDEO Music Industrial Wastes〜P-MODEL OR DIE".
The five main characters of Kakifly's yonkomacomic stripmangaK-On! are named from members of P-Model (Susumu Hirasawa, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Sadatoshi Tainaka, Teruo Nakano and Hikaru Kotobuki). The characters are in a band and share the surnames of P-Model members who play their respective instrument.