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Ai Okawa

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Ai Okawa ( (大川藍 Ōkawa Ai), born July 17, 1993) is a Japanese idol, fashion model, actress and a former member of female idol group Idoling!!!.

Life and Career

Ai Okawa was born on July 17, 1993, in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. She is the youngest of three children; she has two older brothers. Okawa joined idoling!!! as a third-generation member in 2009 and quickly established herself as one of the most popular members of Idoling!!!. She is known as an active participant of sports event within the group, especially sumo and badminton tournament. In 2012, she made her modeling debut for an influential Japanese fashion magazine JJ. She has walked the runway at Tokyo Girls Collection, Kobe Collection, Kansai Collection, Tokyo Runway and Girls Award. In April 2015, Okawa became the Saturday weather presenter for “Going! Sports & News” on Nippon Television Network.

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Mai Shiraishi

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Mai Shiraishi (白石 麻衣 Shiraishi Mai, born August 20, 1992 in Gunma) is a Japanese singer, model and actress who is a member of the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka46.

Career

After graduating from high school, Shiraishi attended music college as she desired to be a singer. Later on, one of her teachers persuaded her to audition for Nogizaka46.

Shiraishi’s singing career started when she was accepted as one of the first generation members of AKB48’s official rival group, Nogizaka46, on 21 August 2011. She was chosen as one of the members performing on the group’s debut single “Guruguru Curtain” on 22 February 2012. When Nogizaka46 released their second single “Oide Shampoo”, she was once again chosen to perform. Her career as a model started when she participated in Girls Award 2012 Autumn/Winter alongside former Nogizaka46 bandmate Nanase Nishino.

Shiraishi achieved further popularity when she appeared on the 1 January 2013 episode of Count Down TVand the 16 March 2013 episode of Uma Zuki! Shiraishi has been a permanent presenter on the latter since the 5 January 2013 episodeand Bachi Bachi Elekiteru since the 16 April 2013 episode.

She became the youngest model for women’s fashion magazine Ray, issued by Shufonotomo, since 23 March 2013.

Shiraishi was chosen as the center position in Nogizaka46 for their sixth single “Girl’s Rule”, released on 3 July 2013. She took over the center position from Rina Ikoma.

On 17 December 2014, Shiraishi held an event for her first photo book, Seijun na Otona Shiraishi Mai. Shiraishi is the first Nogizaka46 member to publish a solo photo book. “I’m happy to be the first one,” she said.Her second photobook, Mai Style, was published on January 23rd, 2015.It ranked fourth on the Oricon general book ranking and first in the photobook category selling 19,000 copies in the first week.

In September 2016, Shiraishi played a supporting role in the film Ushijima the Loan Shark 3.

On February 7th, 2017, her third solo photo book, Passport, was published. It was reprinted twenty times, and the total printing volume exceeded 310,000 copies until June 2018. Moreover, in the first half of the year 2018, she made the highest number of appearances in television commercials among any other tarento in Japan.

Shiraishi was in charge of the center position for Nogizaka46’s twentieth single “Synchronicity” which was released on 25 April 2018. It sold 1,116,852 copies in the first week.

Filmography
Television
Films
Commercials
Discography
Nogizaka46 Singles
  • “Guruguru Curtain” (22 February 2012)
    • “Aitakatta Kamoshirenai”
    • “Ushinaitakunai kara”
    • “Shiroi Kumo ni Notte”
    • “Nogizaka no Uta”
  • “Oide Shampoo” (2 May 2012)
    • “Kokoro no Kusuri”
    • “Gūzen o Iiwake ni Shite”
    • “House!”
  • “Hashire! Bicycle” (22 August 2012)
    • “Sekkachi na Katatsumuri”
    • “Hito wa Naze Hashiru no ka”
    • “Oto ga Denai Guitar”
  • “Seifuku no Mannequin” (19 December 2012)
    • “Yubi Bōenkyō”
    • “Yubi Bōenkyō: Anime version”
    • “Shibuya Blues”
  • “Kimi no Na wa Kibō” (13 March 2013)
    • “Shakiism”
    • “Romantic Ikayaki”
    • “Dekopin”
  • “Girl’s Rule” (3 July 2013)
    • “Sekai de Ichiban Kodoku na Lover”
    • “Kōmori yo”
    • “Ningen to Iu Gakki”
  • “Barette” (27 November 2013)
    • “Tsuki no Ōkisa”
    • “Watashi no Tame ni, Dareka no Tame ni”
    • “Sonna Baka na…”
  • “Kizuitara Kataomoi” (2 April 2014)
    • “Romance no Start”
    • “Toiki no Method”
    • “Kodoku Kyōdai”
  • “Natsu no Free & Easy” (9 July 2014)
    • “Nani mo Dekizu ni Soba ni Iru”
    • “Sono Saki no Deguchi”
  • “Nandome no Aozora ka?” (8 October 2014)
    • “Korogatta Kane o Narase!”
    • “Tender days”
  • “Inochi wa Utsukushii” (18 March 2015)
    • “Tachinaorichū”
  • “Taiyō Nokku” (22 July 2015)
    • “Sakanatachi no LOVE SONG”
    • “Hane no Kioku”
  • “Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru” (28 October 2015)
    • “Popipappapā”
    • “Kanashimi no Wasurekata”
  • “Harujion ga Sakukoro” (23 March 2016)
    • “Kyūshamen”
  • “Hadashi de Summer” (27 July 2016)
    • “Boku Dake no Hikari”
  • “Sayonara no Imi” (9 November 2016)
    • “Kodoku na Aozora”
Bibliography
Magazines
  • Larme, Tokuma Shoten 2012-, as an exclusive model since 2012
  • Ray, Shufunotomo 1988-, as an exclusive model since 2013
Photobooks
  • Kikan Nogizaka vol.2 Shoka (Tokyo News Service, 12 June 2014), ISBN 9784863364097
  • Seijun na Otona Shiraishi Mai (Gentosha, 10 December 2014), ISBN 9784344026711
  • Mai Style (Shufunotomo, 23 January 2015), ISBN 9784074020980
  • Passport (Kodansha, 7 February 2017), ISBN 9784063528572

Haruna Kojima

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Profiles

Haruna Kojima (小嶋 陽菜 Kojima Haruna, born April 19, 1988 in Urawa-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese actress, singer, and was a member of idol group AKB48 under Team A. She graduated from the group on April 19th, 2017.

  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Genres: J-pop
  • Role: Singer
  • Name: Haruna Kojima
  • Associated acts: AKB48 No3b
  • Born April 19, 1988 (age 27) Urawa-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (1988-04-19)
  • Occupation(s) Japanese Idol singer actress model
  • Years active 1998–2001, 2005–present
  • Labels King (AKB4) Epic (no3b)
  • Website http://www.ogipro.com/talent/kojima/index.html
  • Music groups AKB48 (Since 2005), No Sleeves (Since 2012)
  • Albums Kamikyokutachi, Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
  • TV shows Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku, Pon!, AKBINGO!, Majisuka Gakuen, Priceless, Coin Locker Monogatari
  • Movies Densen Uta, Gekijoban Shiritsu Bakaleya, Barairo no Buko
  • Similar People Minami Takahashi, Yuko Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe, Mariko Shinoda
Career

Kojima started her career as a member of Angel Eyes, an idol group under Stardust Promotion. After Angel Eyes disbanded in 2001, she remained in contract with Stardust, but later switched to Ogi Production.

Kojima participated in the first AKB48 audition in July 2005, which she passed along with 23 other participants, because the application was just taking a self-image by a mobile phone and e-mail it, and assuming that she “could take 10-time prettier one, and just sent”. Although she voluntarily applied for the audition and passed, she was still looking at then-AKB48 project in a suspicious way, and tried to skip the very first dancing lesson because of her then-part-time job, but eventually participated it in response to the persuasion by Tomonobu Togasaki, Manager of AKB48 Theater.

The group made their debut in December of the same year, and Kojima was assigned as one of the 20 members of Team A; the number later dropped down to 16 but Kojima remained as a member.

In the past few years, she had made several appearances on television with the group, and is the only member to participate on all A-sides of the group’s singles (except Eien Pressure) since the beginning of AKB48, making her one of the most visible figures in the group.

Kojima made her first appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists of the year are invited, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.

Since 2007, Kojima has been actively exploring a possible acting career, and has made several appearances in a number of dramas and movies. Her first lead role came in the drama Coin Locker Monogatari (コインロッカー物語, literally Coin Locker Story), which was filmed and aired in early 2008. Additionally, Kojima made her first appearance on the silver screen in the horror movie Densen Uta (伝染歌), along with several fellow AKB48 members. The group has also made brief appearance at the beginning of the movie in a live performance.

She was transferred from Team A to become a member of Team B during reshuffling of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.

On September 18, 2013, AKB48 announced Kojima to be the center of the group’s 33rd single, “Heart Electric”.

In 2015, she and Yuki Kashiwagi were the center performers for the AKB48 single “Green Flash”.

In AKB48’s general election for 2016, under the name Nyan Nyan Kamen (にゃんにゃん仮面, literally Meow Meow Masked), Kojima finished 16th with 40,071 votes. During the results event on June 18, 2016, she announced that she would be leaving from the group. She said that she had thought about doing it two years ago, but the timing wasn’t right especially given the handshake incident in 2014. She said that she was 28 and wanted to take the next step to become an adult woman. In 2017, she was announced as the center performer for AKB48’s 47th single “Shoot Sign”, released in March 2017. It marked her first center performance since “Green Flash” two years ago, and her third center performance on an AKB48 single overall. After her graduation concert “Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~” (こじまつり~小嶋陽菜感謝祭~, literally Kojima Festival ~ Kojima Haruna Thanksgiving ~) on February 21-22, 2017, she performed at the AKB48 theatre for the last time, on her birthday, on April 19, 2017.

Personal Life

She dropped out of high school at the age of 16 due to school regulation which does not allow students to work in the entertainment industry, but managed to re-enroll to another school and graduate later.

Filmography

Kojima started her career as a member of Angel Eyes, an idol group under Stardust Promotion. After Angel Eyes disbanded in 2001, she remained in contract with Stardust, but later switched to Ogi Production.

Kojima participated in the first AKB48 audition in July 2005, which she passed along with 23 other participants, because the application was just taking a self-image by a mobile phone and e-mail it, and assuming that she “could take 10-time prettier one, and just sent”. Although she voluntarily applied for the audition and passed, she was still looking at then-AKB48 project in a suspicious way, and tried to skip the very first dancing lesson because of her then-part-time job, but eventually participated it in response to the persuasion by Tomonobu Togasaki, Manager of AKB48 Theater.

The group made their debut in December of the same year, and Kojima was assigned as one of the 20 members of Team A; the number later dropped down to 16 but Kojima remained as a member.

In the past few years, she had made several appearances on television with the group, and is the only member to participate on all A-sides of the group’s singles (except Eien Pressure) since the beginning of AKB48, making her one of the most visible figures in the group.

Kojima made her first appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists of the year are invited, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.

Since 2007, Kojima has been actively exploring a possible acting career, and has made several appearances in a number of dramas and movies. Her first lead role came in the drama Coin Locker Monogatari (コインロッカー物語, literally Coin Locker Story), which was filmed and aired in early 2008. Additionally, Kojima made her first appearance on the silver screen in the horror movie Densen Uta (伝染歌), along with several fellow AKB48 members. The group has also made brief appearance at the beginning of the movie in a live performance.

She was transferred from Team A to become a member of Team B during reshuffling of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.

On September 18, 2013, AKB48 announced Kojima to be the center of the group’s 33rd single, “Heart Electric”.

In 2015, she and Yuki Kashiwagi were the center performers for the AKB48 single “Green Flash”.

In AKB48’s general election for 2016, under the name Nyan Nyan Kamen (にゃんにゃん仮面, literally Meow Meow Masked), Kojima finished 16th with 40,071 votes. During the results event on June 18, 2016, she announced that she would be leaving from the group. She said that she had thought about doing it two years ago, but the timing wasn’t right especially given the handshake incident in 2014. She said that she was 28 and wanted to take the next step to become an adult woman. In 2017, she was announced as the center performer for AKB48’s 47th single “Shoot Sign”, released in March 2017. It marked her first center performance since “Green Flash” two years ago, and her third center performance on an AKB48 single overall. After her graduation concert “Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~” (こじまつり~小嶋陽菜感謝祭~, literally Kojima Festival ~ Kojima Haruna Thanksgiving ~) on February 21-22, 2017, she performed at the AKB48 theatre for the last time, on her birthday, on April 19, 2017.

Awards

  • 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2011): Best Supporting Actress for Ikemen desu ne
Filmography

Movies
Dramas
Discography

Singles with AKB48

Yanagi Yurina 柳ゆり菜

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Profile
  • Name: 柳ゆり菜 (やなぎ ゆりな)
  • Name (romaji): Yanagi Yurina
  • Nickname: Yuri-chan
  • Profession: Actress and gravure idol
  • Birthdate: 1994-Apr-19 (age 25)
  • Birthplace: Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Star sign: Aries
  • Blood type: O
  • Talent agency: Ever Green Entertainment
TV Shows
  • Meishi Game (WOWOW, 2017)
  • Juuyou Sankounin Tantei (TV Asahi, 2017, ep6)
  • Kizoku Tantei (Fuji TV, 2017, ep4)
  • Kimi wa Pet (きみはペット) (Fuji TV, 2017)
  • Hissatsu Shigotonin 2015 SP (TV Asahi, 2015)
  • Seishun Tantei Haruya (YTV, 2015)
  • Soredemo Boku wa Kimi ga Suki (それでも僕は君が好き) (Fuji TV, 2015, ep1)
  • Hotel Concierge (TBS, 2015, ep9-10)
  • Saikyou no Futari (TV Asahi, 2015)
  • Aru Hi, Ahiru Bus (NHK BS Premium, 2015)
  • Kurofuku Monogatari (TV Asahi, 2014)
  • Massan (NHK, 2014, ep23,52)
Movies
  • Girls Step (2015)
  • Ju-On: The Final Curse (2015)
  • Uwakoi 2 (2014)
  • Uwakoi (2014)
Trivia
  • Special skill: Dancing
  • Has worked as a backup dancer for EXILE.

Hinako Sano 佐野 ひなこ

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Hinako Sano (佐野 ひなこ Sano Hinako, born October 13, 1994, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress, model, and gravure idol who is affiliated with Horipro.

Biography

Before becoming an actress, Sano was a magazine model. She appeared in the photo collection Hare Nochi Tsuintēru, and served as a model in After School Tails. She was nominated in the Horipro Scout Caravan 2012 contest. Although Sano missed the Grand Prix, she was associated with Horipro.

In March 2013, she graduated from Tama University Meguro High School. In April, Sano went on to attend a university.

In July 13, 2013, she appeared in Weekly Young Magazine (Kodansha) which marked her debut in gravure. In August 2014, Sano became an exclusive Beauty Muse of Vivi.

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  • Name: Hinako Sano
  • Japanese: 佐野ひなこ (さの ひなこ)
  • Born: October 13, 1994
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Blood Type:
Movies
  • A Cherry Boy’s Love | Sakuranbo no Koi (2018)
  • Gyoza You Can Kiss | Kiss Dekiru Gyoza (2018) – Mari Kurahashi
  • Saki (2017) – Takako Kubota
  • Tankentai no Eiko (2015) – Tamaki Akada (assistant director)
Drama Series
  • Lovely Unlovely | Jinsei ga Tanoshiku Naru Shiawase no Housoku (NTV-YTV / 2019) – Moe Kamoshida
  • Code: M (TV Tokyo / 2017) – Mikako Kogure
  • Thrill!: The Black Chapter | Kuro no Sho (NHK / 2017) – Chikako Shinohara
  • Thrill!: The Red Chapter | Aka no Sho (NHK / 2017) – Chikako Shinohara
  • Ten Dark Women | Kuroi Junin no Onna (YTV-NTV / 2016) – Ayano Fumisaka
  • A Girl & Three Sweethearts | Sukina Hito ga Iru Koto (Fuji TV / 2016) – Mikako Okuda
  • Siren | Sairen (Fuji TV-KTV / 2015) – Ai
  • Death Note | Desu Noto (NTV / 2015) – Misa Amane
  • Hell Teacher Nube | Jigoku Sensei Nube (NTV / 2014) – Miki Hosokawa
  • Water Polo Yankees | Suikyu Yankisu (Fuji TV / 2014) – Michiko Shibata
  • Addicted to Mystery | Watashi no Kirai na Tantei (TV Asahi / 2014) – Yuki Konno (ep.1)
  • Giga Tokyo Toy Box | Dai Tokyo Toi Bokkusu (TV Tokyo / 2014) – ep.1, 11
  • Koibumi Biyori (NTV / 2014) – Meike (ep.9)
  • TV Movies
  • Wedding Bells For The Otaku? | Demo, Kekkon Shitai! ~ BL Mangaka no Kojirase Konkatsuki (KTV-Fuji TV / 2017) – Kiriko Tachibana

Yuko Ogura 小倉 優子

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Yuko Ogura (小倉 優子 Ogura Yūko, born November 1, 1983 in Mobara, Chiba) is a Japanese gravure idol and model who typically aimed for the cute, innocent schoolgirl look prior to her 2011 marriage. She is represented by Platinum Production.

History

Ogura regularly, if not entirely seriously, claims to be one “Princess Apple-Momoka” (りんごももか姫) of the apple-shaped planet Korin. This is apparently an in-joke dating back to her middle school days. Having an alternate name was trendy at one point, and one of her friends told her that she looked like a Momoka. She liked the name and still uses it today.[citation needed]

She is known outside Japan for her song “Onna no Ko ♡ Otoko no Ko” (オンナのコ♡オトコのコ, “Girls ♡ Boys”) which is the ending theme of the anime School Rumble. Ogura’s fame as a model has also spread beyond Japan and she was named as one of the “7 most irresistibly cute Japanese idols” by the Thailand version of FHM magazine in 2010.

Personal Life

She married Isao Kikuchi on October 10, 2011, in Hawaii. In March 2017, Ogura announced that she and Kikuchi were divorcing.In December 2018 she had married for the second time.

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Japanese Actress – Saaya Irie

Biography

Saaya Irie (born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and singer.

Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. In addition to her modeling work she has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs.

She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.

Irie was born in Kitakyushu , Fukuoka , Japan. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol , making her debut at age 11.

Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. In October 2015, Saaya released her 12th photobook, and appeared in 42 solo gravure idol DVDs through 2016 ………. MORE
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Saaya Irie (入江紗綾) Photobooks

  • Name; Saaya Irie (入江紗綾, Saaya Irie?)
  • Born: November 15, 1993 (1993-11-15) (age 14)
  • Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Other name(s): Saaya
  • Occupation: Actress, seiyū, junior idol, singer
  • Years active: 2005 — Present
  • Measurements: 78F-56-78 (cm)
  • Height: 4 ft 9 in (1.45 m)
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Black
  • Ethnicity: Japanese

Saaya Irie (入江紗綾, Irie Saaya?, born November 15, 1993, in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan) is a Japanese actress, seiyū, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. As of September 2006, her height is 150 centimeters (59 in).

She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the recent anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizu. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.

Photobooks

  • Saaya, Tsubomi (紗綾「ボミ」) ISBN 4-08-780435-6,2005.
  • Saaya, Saaya 11 years old (紗綾「紗綾11歳」) ISBN 4-8211-2660-5, 2005.
  • Saaya, Saaya 11 years old Fugue (紗綾「さあや11歳(フーガ) 」)
  • Saaya, Pastel Time. (紗綾「ぱすてるたいむ 「紗綾」」)

Saaya Irie 入江紗綾

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Saaya Irie (入江紗綾 Irie Saaya, born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, gravure idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya.

In addition to her modeling work she has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs. She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.

Biography

As a Model

Irie was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol, making her debut at age 11. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. In October 2015, Saaya released her 12th photobook, and appeared in 44 solo gravure idol DVDs through 2017.

Personal Life

After making her debut as a model, she still lived in Fukuoka Prefecture where she attended elementary school and middle school, but moved to Tokyo when she turned 16. In August 2014, she contracted Dengue fever during the 2014 Dengue fever outbreak.

Filmography

TV Programs

  • Kyuyo Meisai (TV Tokyo)
  • Gekito! Idol Yokibou (July 2006)
  • Government Crime Investigation Agent Zaizen Jotaro (TV Asahi)
  • Hell Girl (2007 Live action), Tsugumi Shibata (Nippon TV)
  • Manga-Kissa Toshi-Densetsu Noroi no Manna san (BS-i)

Radio Programs

  • Gekito! Idol Yokibou (Osaka Broadcasting Corporation, released on July 2006)

OVA

  • Kyo no Gononi (as Chika Koizumi; produced by avex)
  • Note: She only sang for the Sweet Kiss version of the opening and ending songs and did not play Chika in the OVA itself. Mai Kadowaki played Chika. On the special edition of the DVD series there was a special audio track. Saaya and Chase were on the second audio track.

Films

  • God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand or Kami no hidarite Akuma no migite (神の左手 悪魔の右手) 2006
  • Shibuya Kaidan parts 1 & 1 (渋谷怪談 THEリアル都市伝説) 2006
  • Kani Goalkeeper (かにゴールキーパー) 2006
  • Carved or Kuchisake-onna (口裂け女) 2007 (all members of Chase in this movie)
  • Pussy Soup (The Cat Cook) or Neko Râmen Taishô (猫ラーメン大将) 2008
  • Hard Revenge Milly 2008
  • Girl’s Box 2008
  • Yamagata sukurîm 2009
  • Seifuku sabaigâru I 2010
  • The Purple Mirror (horror) 2010
  • Rock and Roll Diet 2010
  • Yomutoshinu: Death Comic Part I and Part II (movie version) 2011
  • Marry’s Phone (Martial arts and horror) 2011

Web Programs

  • It’s your CHOICE! episode 2

Stage

  • Samurai Warriors (戦国無双 Sengoku Musō) (2015), Inahime

Discography

Chase

  • Chase Me! (1st single)

Sweet Kiss

  • Baby Love (opening to the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi)
  • Yakusoku (ending to the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi)

Sweet Kiss

  • Sweet Kiss (May 2005, Elk Heart Promotion) ISBN 4-341-78006-9
  • Very Sweet Vol.2 (December 2005, Elk Heart Promotion)

Chase

  • 激闘!アイドル予備校 紗綾・留奈・梨央 [Battle! Idol Prep-School – Saaya, Runa, Rio] (September 2006, E-Net Frontier)

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Queen

Queen . Biography


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Queen adalah grup band rock dari Britania Raya yang dibentuk tahun 1970 di London. Semula terdiri dari

  • Freddie Mercury (vokal, piano),
  • Brian May (gitar, vokal).

Karya awal Queen dipengaruhi oleh rock progresif, hard rock dan heavy metal, namun perlahan-lahan berubah menuju musik yang lebih konvensional dan bersahabat dengan pendengar radio, mencakup gaya musik yang lebih beragam ke dalam musik mereka.

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Queen sempat Vakum pada 1990-an dikarenakan Kematian Freddie Mercury pada 24 November 1991 akibat Penyakit AIDS, Meskipun begitu Queen sempat merilis album Studio berjudul Made In Heaven pada 1995.

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Sejarah


Awal Berdiri (1968 – 1974)

Berawal dari dua mahasiswa yang ingin membuat band, Tim Staffell (vokalis dan basis) dan Brian May (gitaris). Mereka mengaudisi mahasiswa yang akan menjadi drumer dan mendapatkan Roger Taylor dan membentuk band Smile, namun band tersebut hanya bertahan 2 tahun. Tim Staffell keluar dan membentuk band baru bernama Humpy Bong. Freddie Mercury masuk dan kemudian menguubah nama “Smile” menjadi “Queen”.[3] Queen mengaudisi pemain bass dan mendapatkan John Deacon (1971).

Pada tahun 1973, Queen merilis album “Queen” dengan pengaruh dari Led Zeppelin dan The Who. Di album ini, Queen merilis dua single, yaitu Keep Yourself Alive dan Liar. Tahun berikutnya pun Queen merilis album Queen II dengan single Seven Seas of Rhye. Roger Taylor tidak menyukai nama album ini karena tidak kreatif. Pada kedua album ini, musik Queen menjadi lebih heavy metal dan hard rock, namun ada beberapa lagu yang ballad dan rock opera.

Sukses Pertama kali

Pada 8 September 1974 Queen merilis albumnya yg Ke-3 yaitu Sheer Heart Attack. Saat itu Queen meraih kesuksesan untuk pertama kalinya dan terkenal di tingkat Internasional lewat singel “Killer Queen”. Dalam lagu ini terdapat lagu pertama ciptaan John Deacon, Misfire.

Pada 1975 Queen meminta bantuan pada John Reid (Manager Elton John) untuk mengatur ekonomi band yg kacau akibat perselisihan band dengan Trident Studio. Queen kemudian merilis album keempat yaitu A Night at the Opera. Pada saat itu A Night at the Opera adalah album termahal yang pernah dibuat.[4] Pada tahun 2004, rakyat Inggris memilih album ini sebagai album terbaik ke -13 sepanjang masa.[5]

Anggota Band


Anggota saat ini

  • Brian May – guitar, keyboards, vocals (1970–sekarang)
  • Roger Taylor – drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals (1970–sekarang)

Mantan Anggota

  • Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, keyboards (1970–1991; kematiannya)
  • John Deacon – bass, guitar, keyboards (1971–1997)

Queen + vokalis jangka panjang

  • Paul Rodgers (2004–2009)
  • Adam Lambert (2011–sekarang)

Vokalis tamu lainnya

  • David Bowie (1981, 1992)
  • Annie Lennox (1992)
  • Lisa Stansfield (1992–1993)
  • George Michael (1992–1993)
  • Elton John (1992, 1997)
  • Zucchero (1992, 1998)
  • Robbie Williams (2001)
  • Kris Allen (2009)
  • Jessie J (2012)
  • Nate Ruess (2013)
  • Lady Gaga (2014) [6]

Anggota tur

  • Morgan Fisher – kibor, piano (1982)
  • Fred Mandel – kibor, piano (1982)
  • Spike Edney – kibor, piano, gitar ritme, vokal latar (1984–sekarang)
  • David Grosman – gitar bass (1998–2004)
  • Jamie Moses – gitar ritme, vokal latar (1998–2009)
  • Danny Miranda – gitar bass, vokal latar (2005–2009)
  • Rufus Tiger Taylor – perkusi, drum,vokal latar (2011–sekarang)
  • Neil Fairclough – gitar bass, vokal latar (2011–sekarang)

Anggota awal

  • Mike Grose – bass (1970)
  • Barry Mitchell – bass (1970–1971)
  • Doug Ewood Bogie – bass (1971)

Garis Waktu


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Diskografi


Album

  • Queen (1973)
  • Queen II (1974)
  • Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
  • A Night at the Opera (1975)
  • A Day at the Races (1976)
  • News Of The World (1977)
  • Jazz (1978)
  • Live Killers (1979)
  • The Game (1980)
  • Flash Gordon (1980)
  • Hot Space (1982)
  • The Works (1984)
  • A Kind Of Magic (1986)
  • Live Magic (1986)
  • The Miracle (1989)
  • Innuendo (1991)
  • Live at Wembley ’86 (1992)
  • Made In Heaven (1995)
  • Queen on fire – Live at the Bowl (2004)
  • Cosmos Rocks (2008)

Kompilasi

  • Greatest Hits [Elektra] (1981)
  • The Complete Works (1985) – all albums from 1973-1985 plus bonus material
  • Queen at the Beeb (1989)
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1991)
  • Classic Queen (1992)
  • Greatest Hits [Hollywood] (1992)
  • Greatest Hits [Parlophone] (1994
  • At the BBC (1995)
  • Greatest Hits, Vols. 1-2 (1995)
  • Queen Rocks (1997)
  • Dragon Attack – A Tribute to Queen (1997) – tribute album
  • The Crown Jewels (1998)
  • Greatest Hits III (1999)
  • Platinum Collection, Vols. 1-3 (2000)
  • Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You Edition (2004)
  • Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen (2005) – tribute album
  • Queen Forever (2014)

Referensi

  1. ^ “Heritage award to mark Queen’s first gig”. Bbc.co.uk. 5 March 2013.
  2. ^ “QOL F.A.Q.” Queen Online. Are Queen still active as a band? Very much so.
  3. ^ Hodkinson, Mark (2009). “Queen: The Early Years”. p.118
  4. ^ “A Night at the Opera”. Acoustic Sounds.
  5. ^ “100 Greatest Albums”. Channel 4. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal 29 April 2009. Diakses tanggal 21 November 2006.
  6. ^ Angermiller, Michele Amabile (27 August 2014). “Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert Onstage in Homage to the Queen “Mothership””. The Hollywood Reporter. Diakses tanggal 26 September 2014.