SpecialThanks

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SpecialThanks
Origin Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Genres Pop punk, punk rock
Years active 2005-present
Labels KOGA/Groovy Drunker Records
Website http://www.specialthanks777.com/39s.html
Members Misaki (Vocal & Guitar)
Hiromu (Bass & Chorus)
Junpei (Drums)
Past members Sean
Nochi
Lupin
Heisuke (Guitar)

SpecialThanks is a punk rock band from Aichi Prefecture, Japan. They are currently signed by KOGA/Groovy Drunker Records. The band is made up of Misaki (vocal & guitar), Heisuke (guitar), Junpei (drums), Hiromu (Bass & Chorus).[1]

Facts[edit]

Until 2015, SpecialThanks published songs entirely in English. Misaki stated in an interview with Japanfiles.com: "Since I was a kid, all of my favorite Japanese bands (DONUT MAN, STOMPIN' BIRD) were singing in English, so I thought "Being in a band = singing in English." I thought that was normal."[2]. On their second album "Missa" released in July 2015, the song "Love begets love" is in Japanese.

Notable Achievements[edit]

SpecialThanks single "You Say Good Bye" was featured the iTunes Japan Single of the Week. It garnered 60,000 downloads in its first seven days of release. The song's PV (promotional video) was a "Power Push" on Japan's Space Shower TV.[3]

In August 2008, their mini-album debuted at number one on Japan's indie-music.com charts.[4]

In November and December 2014, they released split album with MIX MARKET and major debut single Anime 「Wolf Girl and Black Prince」 opening theme.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Seven Colors (August 6, 2008)
  • Seven Showers (August 5, 2009)
  • Seven Lovers (January 26, 2011)
  • Missa (July 8, 2015)
  • heavenly (May 11, 2016)
EPs/Singles
  • Camanula EP (December 5, 2012)
  • Move On (December 4, 2013)
  • Love Good Time (December 3, 2014)
Split album
  • Rock 'n' Roll (November 5, 2014)
Live album
  • Seven Lives Plus 1 (September 22, 2010)

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