Fanatic Crisis

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Fanatic Crisis
Origin Nagoya, Japan
Genres Indie rock, alternative rock, punk rock, pop rock, gothic rock (early)
Years active 1992–2005
Labels Noir (1994-1996)
For Life (1997-2000)
Stoic Stone (2000-2004)
Associated acts Tsutomu Ishizuki, Bounty, THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S

Fanatic Crisis (Japanese: ファナティック・クライシス, often stylized as FANATIC◇CRISIS, and simply called FtC by fans) was a Japanese rock band active from 1992–2005.[1] Their most successful singles were Hi no Tori, Maybe true, and 7[seven], all of which cracked the Oricon top 10 charts at the time of their release.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

The band was formed in 1992 in Nagoya, as part of the Visual kei movement, among similar bands such as Kuroyume, Rouage, and Laputa. In 1993, Shun joined on guitar. In 1994, they self-released their first demo-tape Karma, with Tatsuya on drums. Tatsuya left after the release of their first independent album, Taiyou no Toriko, published by the label Noir, in 1995. In 1996, Tohru joined, after leaving the visual band Of-J, and joined on drums. That year, they released their second independent album, Mask. Afterwards, their lineup remained consistent until their subsequent breakup in 2005.

Major Debut[edit]

Their major label debut came after signing with For Life Records, where they released two albums, One -one for all- and The Lost Innocent. One -one for all- was named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze.[2] In 2000, they switched to the Stoic Stone label and released their sixth album, EAS. The band's last original album was 2004's Marvelous+, before their final concert and disbandment.

Breakup and Solo Work[edit]

In 2005, they played their final concert at Tokyo Bay NK Hall. A two-disc DVD set of this concert was released following the performance. Since their disbandment, Tsutomu has continued recording music, releasing several albums and singles, and has been working as a jewelry designer and graphic artist.[3] Shun has composed music for other artists and various anime soundtracks, including the shameful incest pederasty yaoi, Papa to Kiss in the Dark. Kazuya joined with vocalist Aoi to form the short-lived group Bounty. Afterwards, both Shun and Kazuya joined with Zero and Tsukasa (from D'espairs Ray) and Ricky (from Dasein) to form the group THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S.

Members[edit]

  • Tsutomu Ishizuki - vocals (1992-2005)
  • Kazuya - guitar (1992-2005)
  • Shun - guitar (1993-2005)
  • Ryuji - bass (1992-2005)
  • Tohru - drums (1995-2005)
  • Tatsuya - drums (1994–1995)

Discography[edit]

Demotapes
Title Release Date Label
Karma April, 1994 Independent
Studio Albums
No. Title Release Date Format Label Oricon
1st Taiyou no Toriko 04/28/1995 5" CD Noir
2nd Mask 01/07/1996 Noir
3rd Marble 11/25/1996 Noir
4th One -one for all- 03/04/1998 For Life
5th The.Lost.Innocent 02/24/1999 For Life
6th EAS 09/13/2000 Stoic Stone
7th Pop 06/27/2001 Stoic Stone
8th Beautiful World 12/06/2001 Stoic Stone
9th 5 07/10/2002 Stoic Stone
10th Neverland 07/02/2003 Stoic Stone
11th Marvelous+ 07/28/2004 Stoic Stone
Omnibus
Title Release Date Format Contributing Song
Who's Next: Cry-Max Pleasure Super ~ Loud, Trance and Violence for Extacy 05/24/1995 5" CD 02. Mobius to Aishou
Shockwave '96 1996 08. Truth
Emergency Express 1996 04/25/1996 05. P・E・R・S・O・N・A
The End of the Century Rockers II 06/21/1996 09. Rhapsody ~Style More Crazy~
10. Egoism
Compilations
Title Release Date Format Notes Oricon
The Best of Fanatic◇Crisis: Single Collection 01 03/30/2005 5" CD Remixed and Remastered
The Best of Fanatic◇Crisis: Single Collection 02
The Best of Fanatic◇Crisis: B-Side Collection 08/09/2006
Singles
No. Title Release Date Format Notes Oricon
Independent
1st Truth 08/21/1995 VHS
2nd Memories in White 11/25/1995 3" CD
3rd Tsuki no Hana 07/05/1996 Simultaneous release 44
4th Rain 07/05/1996 47
Major
5th Super Soul 08/06/1997 3" CD 1st Press bonus booklet 23
6th Sleeper 10/29/1997 23
7th One -You are the One- 01/28/1998 14
8th Rainy Merry-Go-Round 05/13/1998 14
9th Hi no Tori 07/01/1998 1st Press bonus booklet
Two covers
10
10th Maybe True 09/23/1998 5
11th Beauties -Beauty Eyes-/ Jealousy 01/01/1999 1st Press bonus booklet 13
12th 7[seven] 04/14/1999 6
Independent
13th Side Eve 11/1999 5" CD Mail Order Only
Limited Edition
14th Side Adam 12/1999
15th Kokoro ni Hana wo, Kokoro ni Toge wo 05/17/2000 20
16th Behind 08/09/2000 Simultaneous release 20
17th Defect Lover Complex 08/09/2000 26
Major
18th Life 10/25/2000 5" CD 30
19th Hal[haru] 02/16/2001 28
20th Jet Hyp! 04/11/2001 22
21st Yuragi 05/30/2001 27
22nd Downcode 10/03/2001 10
23rd Sputnik -tabibitotachi- 02/06/2002 25
24th Love Monster 04/11/2002 15
25th DoraKira 06/12/2002 10
26th Blue Rose 11/07/2002 28
27th Yume jyanai Sekai. 01/16/2003 15
28th Moonlight 04/16/2003 20
29th Tsuki no Mahou 11/06/2003 37
30th Karasu 01/09/2004 22
31st Everlove 05/12/2004 10
Special Singles
Title Release Date Format Notes
Sleepless Merry Go Round ~1995 Original New Version~ September 10, 1995 3" CD Club Quattro Live Concert Gift
Eien no Kodomotachi -The Eternal Child- 1996 3" CD Live Concert Gift
you December, 2002 5" CD Fanclub Exclusive
Holy Song December, 2003 5" CD Fanclub Exclusive
VHS
  • (1995.09) Making of Truth ~ Tour Final
  • (1997.04) Groovers File Mix
DVD
  • (1998.07) Des(clip)tion
  • (1999.07) Des(clip)tion 2
  • (2000.09) Des(clip)tion 3
  • (2001.03) EAS Syndrome Files
  • (2001.07) Des(clip)tion 4
  • (2002.08) Des(clip)tion 5
  • (2002.12) Blue Rose
  • (2003.02) Yume jyanai Sekai
  • (2003.03) Documents 2002
  • (2003.12) Des(clip)tion 6
  • (2004.02) Karasu
  • (2005.05) The Best of Des[clip]tion DVD
  • (2005.11) 2005.5.14 Last Live: Tokyo Bay NK Hall

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