World Order (band)

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World Order
Origin Japan
Years active 2009–present
Labels Pony Canyon
Website worldorder.jp
Members Takashi Jonishi
Yusuke Morisawa
Masato Ochiai
Akihiro Takahashi
Hayato Uchiyama
Ryuta Tomita
Past members Kiyoyuki Sakiyama
Ryo Noguchi
Genki Sudo

World Order (stylized as WORLD ORDER) is a Japanese band formed by Genki Sudo following his retirement from mixed martial arts. The band is best known for their choreographed robotic dance performances in public places.[1] As of March 2017, World Order's YouTube channel has over 84 million views.[2]

History[edit]

World Order was formed in 2009 by Genki Sudo and a group of male dancers following Sudo's retirement from mixed martial arts. Prior to this, Sudo had been a mixed martial arts fighter, Takushoku University Wrestling section director, and actor. Artists active in the techno genre such as Takashi Watanabe and Ken Ishii have helped to create World Order's musical image. In Japan, after several appearances on popular television programs, World Order's name recognition has expanded to the general public. The group has gained high praise, particularly from abroad, for their play on the visual stereotype of Japanese office workers and robotic dance performances. In a 2014 interview with the Japan Times, Sudo said, "When we started, I liked the idea of adding a bit of humor to the Hollywood stereotype that all Japanese people are serious so I decided we should dance in a robotic way wearing glasses and suits."[3]

On December 16, 2009, World Order released their eponymous debut song WORLD ORDER on iTunes. On July 7, 2010, the band released their debut album, WORLD ORDER. The band gained recognition for their 2011 song MACHINE CIVILIZATION, which was produced in response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[4] On June 20, 2012, the band released their second album 2012, which peaked at 6th place on the Oricon Weekly Album chart.[5] On December 17, 2014, the band released their third album HAVE A NICE DAY. As of 2016, the group has traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, the United States, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and India to shoot their music videos.

On March 15, 2012, at a promotional event for Dell Streak Pro in Tokyo, World Order set the Guinness World Record for "Largest Robot Dance" at 647 people. The band danced to their song WORLD ORDER along with 640 dancers.[6] This record was later broken in 2013 by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls at the University of Pittsburgh.[7]

In February 2015, World Order was featured in the 26th season premiere of the CBS reality television show The Amazing Race. Teams had the opportunity to participate in a detour where they would attempt to mimic World Order's dance moves. The dance was set to the "Welcome to TOKYO" version of the song WORLD ORDER.

In October 2015, Genki Sudo resigned himself from being part of World Order as a dance member and lead vocalist, instead choosing to focus on being director and producer of the group. However, he is still occasionally featured as a member of the group in their new content, contrary to this. Masato Ochiai and Akihiro Takahashi have been put forward as the vocalists of the group.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

World Order[edit]

Released: July 7, 2010

Publisher: P-Vine Records

No. Title Length
1. "World Order" 4:30
2. "Mind Shift" 4:58
3. "A Brave New World" 5:17
4. "Boy Meets Girl" 5:02
5. "Blue Boundary" 4:39
6. "Love and Everything" 5:01

2012[edit]

Released: June 20, 2012

Publisher: Pony Canyon

No. Title Length
1. "The History of Voice" 4:45
2. "2012" 4:36
3. "Machine Civilization" 5:31
4. "Hello Atlantis" 4:31
5. "Change Your Life" 3:54
6. "Aquarius" 4:14
7. "World Order" (Tax Haven Remix) 4:18

Find the Light/Permanent Revolution[edit]

Released: November 28, 2012

Publisher: Pony Canyon

No. Title Length
1. "FIND THE LIGHT" 4:27
2. "PERMANENT REVOLUTION" 3:56
3. "FIND THE LIGHT - Remix" 4:09
4. "PERMANENT REVOLUTION - Remix" 3:58

Sudo Genki Presents WORLD ORDER in Budokan[edit]

Released: August 7, 2013

Publisher: Pony Canyon

Have a Nice Day[edit]

Released: December 17, 2014

Publisher: Pony Canyon

No. Title Length
1. "IMPERIALISM"  
2. "LAST DANCE"  
3. "THIS IS LIFE"  
4. "HAVE A NICE DAY"  
5. "INFORMAL EMPIRE"  
6. "WORLD ORDER -Welcome to TOKYO Remix-"  
7. "MACHINE CIVILIZATION -Inner Child Remix-"  
8. "AQUARIUS -3.8 Remix-"  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genki Sudo's World Order: The Most Innovative Dance & Music Troupe In Japan.". Tofugu. 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "WORLD ORDER - YouTube". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  3. ^ "World Order says it wants us all to ‘Have a Nice Day’". Japan Times. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  4. ^ "music video: "machine civilization" by genki sudo/world order". Angry Asian Man. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "2012 | WORLD ORDER | ORICON SYTLE". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  6. ^ "最大人数のロボットダンス". Guinness World Records. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Largest robot dance". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  8. ^ "ABOUT | PROFILE | WORLD ORDER オフィシャルサイト". Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  9. ^ "Synchronized robot dance group World Order performs their final music video together【Video】". RocketNews24. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 

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