Tokyo Performance Doll
Tokyo Performance Doll also known as TPD (東京パフォーマンスドール) is a J-pop idol girl group that existed from 1990 to 1996 and was revived in 2013. Inspired by Onyanko Club, it had seven main members and several other "trainees" for live performances, a formula later followed by Morning Musume, Hello! Project and AKB48. TPD was based in Tokyo, and launched sister-bands in other cities: Osaka Performance Doll in 1993 and Shanghai Performance Doll in 1996. TPD had numerous sub-groups that issued their own singles, while albums were issued collectively. Among TPD's main members were Ryoko Shinohara and East End X Yuri's Yuri Ichii. Trainee members included Yoko Kamon and Yuko Fueki (Yoo Min). In June 2013, it was announced that after 17 years, the group was being revived with an all new line up.Their music has also been featured in anime series such as Ace Attorney , The Kindaichi Case Files , Ultimate Otaku Teacher , and Beatless . It was announced on May 27, 2021 that the group will be suspending all activities indefinitely after their concert on September 26, 2021 citing lack of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 31 years, they have been influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its members, is a mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental.
Kyosuke Himuro is a former Japanese musician and singer-songwriter. He was the lead vocalist of the rock band Boøwy from 1981 to 1988. After the band disbanded, he went on to have a successful solo career, becoming one of Japan's best-selling artists. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked Himuro at number 76 on their list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which make up a complete storyline. The English version was produced and dubbed by Manga Entertainment.
Chisato Okai is a former Japanese pop singer, actress, model, and television personality. She first gained recognition when she joined Hello! Project Kids and later became one of the main vocalists of the Japanese idol girl group Cute which she joined in 2005 and engaged in until 2017.
Yuri Ichii is a Japanese pop idol and rapper, best known for being a member in the breakthrough Japanese hip hop trio, East End X Yuri. She was also a singer with the revolving-door group Tokyo Performance Doll (TPD) alongside Ryoko Shinohara. She was part of TPD for a while but sought to do something different, deciding to try rap. Ichii began practicing her rapping in preparation for a solo show with her friend Gaku, who was a part of the group East End. In February 1994 when Gaku performed with Yuri for part of her show, she was seen by File Records. They were impressed with her and decided to sign them together for a mini-album.
Osaka Performance Doll a.k.a. O.P.D. (大阪パフォーマンスドール) was a female japanese idol Jpop band from 1993 to 1997, theatre-based in Osaka, with five main members and several others for live performances and trainees.
"Dancing on the Fire" is a single by Japanese rock act Superfly, the group's ninth single overall. Released on November 18, 2009, "Dancing on the Fire" is Superfly's first single after the release of their second album Box Emotions. The title track was used in commercials for Canon's IXY Digital 930 IS camera.
Kanako Momota is a Japanese singer and actress, represented by Stardust Promotion. She is best known as the leader of the girl group Momoiro Clover Z. She has also provided the Japanese dub for Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting from Black Panther (2018).
"Ikuze! Kaitō Shōjo" is the debut major-label single by the Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover, released in Japan through Universal J on May 5, 2010. It reached third place on the Oricon charts. The dance routine for the song incorporates intense acrobatics, including a "shrimp jump", cartwheels and a leapfrog. The track appears in Japanese game, Just Dance Wii U and the only song in Just Dance Wii U which features the original member Akari Hayami.
"Senkō Shōjo" is a song by the Japanese band Tokyo Jihen. It was released on November 16, 2007, as a promotional track from their vinyl extended play Variety Zōkangō and music video clips DVD Senkō Shōjo, and was later added to their 2010 album Sports.
"Gunjō Biyori", also known by its English name "Ideal Days for Ultramarine", is the debut single by Japanese rock band Tokyo Jihen, led by musician Ringo Sheena. It was released on September 8, 2004, ten months after Sheena's solo single "Ringo no Uta".
"OSCA" is a song by Japanese rock band Tokyo Jihen, led by musician Ringo Sheena. It was released as the band's fourth single on July 11, 2007, as one of the two singles before the band's third album Variety (2007). It was the first and only single released by the band that did not feature writing by vocalist Sheena, instead created by the band's second guitarist, Ukigumo.
Live Tour 2005 "Dynamite!" is the first concert tour by Japanese band Tokyo Jihen. The tour supported the band's debut studio album, Kyōiku (2004). It was the only tour to feature the band's original members Mikio Hirama and H Zetto M. The concert was released in the form of two video albums, a documentary, Dynamite In, on July 13, 2005, and a concert video, Dynamite Out, released on August 17, 2005.
Yūka Tano is a Japanese actress and television personality. She is a former member of the girl group AKB48, in which she served on Team K.
Minna! Esper Dayo! is a 2013 Japanese twelve-part science fiction comedy television miniseries adapted from the seinen manga series Minna! Esper Dayo! written and illustrated by Kiminori Wakasugi. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 12 to July 5, 2013. The show's theme song is Japanese-language song "(Where's) The Silent Majority?" by the Japanese singer-songwriter Yu Takahashi. It was followed by a 2015 TV special titled All Esper Dayo! SP.
Live At Tokyo Dome: Babymetal World Tour 2016 Legend Metal Resistance - Red Night & Black Night is the sixth video album by Japanese heavy metal band Babymetal. The album contains footage from the Babymetal World Tour 2016: Legend Metal Resistance and was released on April 12, 2017 by BMD Fox Records and Toy's Factory. The album features the live performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, 2016, which concluded the band's world tour.
Tetsuya Komuro Archives refers to two separate box set releases featuring songs from various artists that were produced by the retired Japanese musician Komuro Tetsuya. They were released on June 27, 2018, by the Japanese record label Avex Trax. The box sets were released as Tetsuya Komuro Archives "T" and Tetsuya Komuro Archives "K", with each box set containing fifty songs divided into four separate discs.
"Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Zuyosa to" is the fourth single by Japanese singer Ryōko Shinohara, released on July 21, 1994, by Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment Japan under the Tokyo Performance Doll label Cha-Dance. Written and produced by Tetsuya Komuro, the song was used in the Japanese release of the 1994 anime film Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie during the scene where Ryu and Ken Masters team up to fight Vega/M. Bison. The B-side is "Good Luck", which was also featured in the film as the ending theme.
Virgin Flight '86: Miho Nakayama First Concert is the first live video album by Japanese entertainer Miho Nakayama. Released through King Records on July 21, 1986, the video was recorded at Nakayama's debut concert at the Nakano Sunplaza on April 5, 1986.
Hinatazaka46 3rd Anniversary Memorial Live in Tokyo Dome is a live video album by the Japanese idol girl group Hinatazaka46, which documents the group's first concert at the Tokyo Dome on March 30–31, 2022. It was released on July 20, 2022 and is the first live video album released by the group.