Tofu Records

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Tofu Records
Parent companySony Music (US/JP)
FounderYaz Noya
Distributor(s)Sony Music
GenreVarious: mostly pop and rock
Country of origin US
Location Santa Monica, California

Tofu Records (東風レコード, Tofu Rekodo) was a US record label of Sony Music Entertainment Japan that was launched in 2003 to distribute Japanese Sony artists in the United States, and that closed in 2007. Their first signed artist was T.M.Revolution, and they used the anime fandom community to spread the word. T.M.Revolution's U.S. concert debut at Otakon 2003 was successful, drawing an audience of over 5,000.


Tofu Records' second signing was with L'Arc-en-Ciel. The label kicked off publicity for the group with a concert at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland during Otakon 2004. L'Arc-en-Ciel made 1st Mariner Arena history by being the first music group from Japan to headline there. The concert drew an estimated 12,000. In 2006, Tofu Records also published the Splurge album by pop rock duo PUFFY. They also represented Nami Tamaki, High and Mighty Color, ZONE, Miss Monday, Rhymester, Soulhead and Polysics.

In March 2007, Tofu Records closed. Releases on Sony Music Japan now appear on Columbia or Epic Records through a new deal.


All releases listed at [1]

ArtistTitleCatalog #YearNotes
Boom Boom Satellites EpkBBSEPK-92005DVD
Various ArtistsJpop CDTOF-0012003
T.M. Revolution CoordinateTOF-0022003
Nami Tamaki GreetingTOF-0072004
L'Arc-en-Ciel Smile TOF-0102004
L'Arc-en-CielClicked Singles Best 13TOF-0112004rerelease of Japanese album
Various ArtistsJapan for Sale Vol. 4TOF-0142004
Polysics Polysics or Die!!TOF-0152004
Various ArtistsAppleseed Original SoundtrackTOF-01620042-CD set
Polysics8-Track CD Sampler + Bonus CD ExtraTOF-0182005
T.M. RevolutionVertical InfinityTOF-0192005
L'Arc-en-Ciel Awake TOF-0212005
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Sol-FaTOF-0222005includes DVD
Polysics Now Is the Time! TOF-0242006
Boom Boom Satellites Full of Elevating Pleasures TOF-0262005, 2006three versions with same catalog #
Hyde FaithTOF-0292006includes DVD
Hitoshi Sakamoto Final Fantasy XII Original SoundtrackTOFU 03320062-CD set

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