WANIMA

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WANIMA
Origin Kumamoto, Japan
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels Pizza of Death Records
Website http://wanima.net/
Members KENTA
KO-SHIN
FUJI

WANIMA (ワニマ, Wanima) is a Japanese punk rock band formed in 2010 from Kumamoto, Japan. They were signed to Pizza of Death Records in 2014.

Members[edit]

KENTA[edit]

  • Name: Kenta Matsumoto (松本健太)
  • Birth date: (1988-04-13) April 13, 1988 (age 30)
  • Birthplace: Amakusa, Kumamoto
  • Position: Vocalist, Bassist

KO-SHIN[edit]

  • Name: Koushin Nishida (西田光真)
  • Birth date: (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 29)
  • Birthplace: Amakusa, Kumamoto
  • Position: Guitarist, Chorus

FUJI[edit]

  • Name: Kouki Fujiwara (藤原弘樹)
  • Birth date: (1986-08-08) August 8, 1986 (age 32)
  • Birthplace: Kumamoto
  • Position: Drums, Chorus

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Details Oricon chart[5]
2014 Can Not Behaved!!
  • 1st mini-album
  • Released: October 22, 2014
  • Catalog no.: PZCA-69
21
2015 Are You Coming?
  • 1st studio album
  • Released: November 4, 2015
  • Catalog no.: PZCA-76
4
2018 Everybody!!
  • 1st major debut album
  • Releasing: January 17, 2018
  • Catalog no.: WPCL-12817
1

Singles[edit]

Year Title Oricon chart[6]
2015 "Think That..."
  • Released: August 5, 2015
  • Catalog no.: PZCA-72
14
2016 "JUICE UP!!"
  • Released: August 3, 2016
  • Catalog no.: PZCA-78
4
2017 "Gotta Go!!"
  • Released: May 17, 2017
  • Catalog no.: WPCL-12663
3

DVDs[edit]

Year Title Oricon chart[7]
2017 JUICE UP!! TOUR FINAL
  • Released: June 28, 2017
  • Catalog no.: WPBL-90438/9
1

Awards and nominations[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 "Charm" Best Rock Video Won[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keyakizaka46 Rises to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100 as Breakthrough Band WANIMA Hits Top 20". Billboard. November 1, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Damasio, Caroline (June 27, 2017). "WANIMA, um dos maiores nomes atuais do pop-punk japonês". Live Japan Music (in Portuguese). Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "WANIMA - Overview". JaME USA. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Shea, Christopher D. (July 15, 2016). "Spirit Drawings in London and Rock in Niigata, Japan: Global Arts Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). WANIMA albums on Oricon Chart
  6. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). WANIMA singles on Oricon Chart
  7. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). WANIMA DVDs on Oricon Chart
  8. ^ Ang Yi An (October 2, 2017). "2017 MTV VMAJ Winners revealed". Music Asia. Retrieved November 22, 2017.

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