Tourbillon (band)

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Tourbillon
Origin Japan
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock
Years active 2005–2008, 2015–present
Labels Avex Trax
Associated acts Luna Sea, Fake?, D-Loop
Website Official site
Past members Ryuichi Kawamura
Inoran
H. Hayama

Tourbillon (トゥールビヨン Tūrubiyon?, French for "whirlwind") is a Japanese musical project formed in 2005 by Luna Sea members Ryuichi Kawamura (vocals) and Inoran (guitar), and D-Loop member Hiroaki "H. Hayama" Hayama (keyboards).[1]

They reached the number three position on the Oricon Singles Weekly Ranking Chart with "Break the Chain", the opening theme of the TV tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Kiva. The group ended activities in 2008 shortly after its release.

Tourbillon reunited for a 10th anniversary concert at the Tokyo International Forum on November 27, 2015 and three performances at different Zepp venues throughout December. The compilation album The Decade - 10th Anniversary Best was released on November 25, 2015 and includes three new songs.[2] One of these new songs, "Colorless Images", was released as a single on February 24, 2016 and used as the theme song of Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Heaven (November 30, 2005), Oricon Albums Chart Peak Position: #13[3]
  • A Tide of New Era (November 8, 2006) #15[3]
  • The Decade - 10th Anniversary Best (November 25, 2015, compilation album) #39[3]

Singles[edit]

  • "Heaven" (September 7, 2005), Oricon Singles Chart Peak Position: #12[4]
  • "Your Place" (October 5, 2005) #13[4]
  • "You Again" (もう一度君に Mouichido kimi ni?, November 2, 2005) #15[4]
Theme song of the Black Jack anime film, Black Jack: The Two Doctors of Darkness (ブラック・ジャック ふたりの黒い医者?).
The theme song for the TV series Kamen Rider Kiva.
  • "Colorless Images" (February 24, 2016) #61[4]
The theme song for the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis.

DVDs[edit]

  • Frame of Heaven (March 23, 2006), Oricon DVDs Chart Peak Position: #45[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tourbillon JaME Profile". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  2. ^ "RYUICHI、INORAN、H.Hayamaによる"Tourbillon"、結成10周年記念ベストアルバム発売決定!". vif-music.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tourbillonのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Tourbillonのシングル売り上げランキング". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  5. ^ "TourbillonのDVD売り上げランキング\". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-07-21. 

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