School Food Punishment

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School Food Punishment
School Food Punishment 20090702 Japan Expo 11.jpg
School Food Punishment at Japan Expo 2009
Background information
OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresAvant pop
Post rock
Years active2004–2012
LabelsJuly Records/United Asia Entertainment (2007)
Fiveman Army Rocks (2008-2009)
Epic Records Japan (2009-2012)
Associated actsProducers:
Shōkichi Ishida (2007)
Shinobu Narita (2008)
Ryo Eguchi (2008-2012)
Past membersYumi Uchimura (vocals, guitar, lyrics)
Masayuki Hasuo (keyboard)
Hideaki Yamasaki (bass, chorus)
Osamu Hidai (drums)
S.A.M D (also known as Sam) (guitar, guitar, drums)

School Food Punishment (スクール フード パニッシュメント, Sukūru Fūdo Panisshumento) was a four-member Japanese band. They were signed onto Sony Music Japan's Epic Records Japan record label prior to their breakup in June 2012. The lyrics of each of the band's songs were written by lead vocalist and guitarist Yumi Uchimura.

Band history[edit]

The band was formed on October 2004 by Uchimura, while their first live performance took place in December of the same year.[1][2] In 2007, their debut album, school food is good food, was released.[1][2] In 2008, both of their songs, "feedback" and "Futari Umi no Soko" were featured as theme songs to the Japanese television drama Joshidaisei Kaikeishi no Jikenbo, while their mini-album "Riff-rain" was released by Tower Records and sold out in under a week.[3] They also performed in numerous live concerts, including FM802, part of the Minami Wheel 2008 live event, and the J-Wave Live event, part of the Tokyo Real Eyes Live Supernova.[4][5]

In 2009, they signed onto their first major record label, Sony Music Japan's Epic Records Japan division. Their major label debut is "futuristic imagination", which is the ending theme to the Kenji Kamiyama anime television series Eden of the East, airing on the highly rated noitaminA timeslot on Fuji TV.[6][7] Amongst their first projects was contributing to Judy and Mary's 15th Anniversary Tribute Album, in which they covered the band's "Brand New Wave Upper Ground" song, with their performance praised by sources such as The Japan Times as having been the highlight of the album and having evoked Judy and Mary's songwriting and musical values.[8][9]

In 2012, the band announced that it would be going on an indefinite hiatus. The band said the decision came as a result of discussions between the four members.[10]

On June 11, 2012 School Food Punishment announced that they had broken up due to vocalist Yumi Uchimura having left the band.[11]

Following the dissolution of School Food Punishment, Yumi Uchimura, producer Ryo Eguchi and touring guitarist Ritsuo Mitsui joined the band la la larks known as successor of School Food Punishment. In 2016, Masayuki Hasuo and Hideaki Yamasaki had a new singer Annabel and formed the band siraph, too.

Final members[edit]

Past members
  • Atsushi Ueda
    • bass guitar. He left the band in 2008.
  • Katsuya Katano
    • drums. He left the band in 2007.
  • SAM D.
    • guitar. Left the band in 2010. Youngest member


All lyrics written by Yumi Uchimura, all music composed by School Food Punishment.

CD singles[edit]

  • futuristic imagination (May 27, 2009) #35 with 1st week sales of 4,165 
  • butterfly swimmer (July 22, 2009) #60 with 1st week sales of 1,657
  • sea-through communication (October 7, 2009) #49 with 1st week sales of 1,368
  • light prayer (December 2, 2009) #31 with 1st week sales of 3,044
    • Main theme for the first Eden of the East film, The King of Eden.
  • future nova/after laughter (March 10, 2010)
    • "future nova" is the opening theme and "after laughter" is the ending theme to the second Eden of the East film, Paradise Lost.
  • RPG (May 11, 2011) #20 with 1st week sales of 4,323
  • How to go (December 7, 2011) #18 with 1st week sales of 6,023


  • amp-reflection (April 14, 2010)
  • Prog-Roid (July 13, 2011)

Indie singles[edit]

  • feedback/Futari Umi no Soko (released December 10, 2008)


  • school food is good food (released April 4, 2007)
    • CD-extra: Music video to "pool".
    • pool: Ending theme to the Kansai TV television series Bari-san ver. 2.0.
  • air feel, color swim (released November 21, 2007)
    • CD-extra: Music video to "you may crawl"
  • Riff-rain (released on December 10, 2008 by Tower Records, general release on January 14, 2009)


Demo albums[edit]

  • 1st Demo (released May 2005)
  • 2nd Demo (released May 2006)


  1. ^ a b "School Food Punishment" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  2. ^ a b Masami Kishimoto (2008-12-15). "ROCK the RADIO 851: 4月25日 (水) : school food punishment". ROCK the RADIO 851 (in Japanese). FM OSAKA. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  3. ^ "女性ヴォーカル・バンドの超新星、school food punishmentがミニ・アルバムを12月10日にタワーレコード先行発売" (in Japanese). 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  4. ^ "J-WAVE<LIVE SUPERNOVA Vol.39>の期待の3アーティスト" (in Japanese). Livedoor News. Retrieved 2009-03-28.[dead link]
  5. ^ "V.A. "TOKYO REAL-EYES LIVE SUPERNOVA VOL.39"をレポート!" (in Japanese). Vibe-Net. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  6. ^ "Eden of the East Promo Streamed, Oasis to Sing Opening (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  7. ^ 注目リリース:東のエデン製作委員会、TVアニメ「東のエデン」のテーマソングを発表. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). 2009-03-23. Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  8. ^ Daniel Robson (2009-03-20). "Judy and Mary 15th Anniversary Tribute Album". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  9. ^ "JUDY AND MARYトリビュート、ランキングを席巻" (in Japanese). Livedoor News. Retrieved 2009-03-28.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Rock Band School Food Punishment Goes on Hiatus". 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  11. ^ "Rock Band School Food Punishment Breaks Up". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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