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Genres  Pop
Labels  Starchild
Origin  Japan (1993)
Years active  1993–present
Record label  King Records
Members  atsuko, KATSU
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Instruments  Vocals (atsuko), guitar (KATSU), keyboard (KATSU)
Website  style-market.com/angela
Albums  LOVE & CARNIVAL, ZERO, ONE WAY, PRHYTHM, 宝箱‑TREASURE BOX‑
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angela (stylized with a lower case initial) is a Japanese pop band, notable for having their music portrayed as theme songs for several anime television shows. The main members are Atsuko and Katsu. Their signature upbeat tunes and rich arrangements combine elements of electronica, dance, rock, swing jazz and ska. In 2008, they started an alter ego band called Domestic Love Band (ドメスティック・ラヴバンド). They are most well known for providing all opening and ending themes to the Fafner in the Azure anime series.

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History

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Although both Atsuko and Katsu were born in Okayama Prefecture, they met for the first time in Tokyo at a music school. In 1993 angela was formed and they began as street performers. In 1999 they made their debut with the single memories, however this release went largely unnoticed. However, in 2002 angela signed on with Starchild. Their breakthrough came when they wrote the opening song, "Asu e no brilliant road" (明日へのbrilliant road), along with three different ending themes for the anime Stellvia of the Universe. Their first album, Sora no Koe (ソラノコエ) was released by Starchild in 2003. Since then they have provided songs for the show Fafner in the Azure and have released eight more studio albums; I/O in 2004, PRHYTHM in 2006, a "best of compilation" Takarabako -Treasure Box- (宝箱 - Treasure Box) in 2007, Land Ho! in 2009, mirror☆ge in 2011, ZERO in 2013, ONE WAY in 2015, and LOVE & CARNIVAL in 2016.

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In 2004, angela played at the Otakon Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The following year, 2005, saw live performances at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington, and also at Fan Expo Canada (known at the time as CN Anime) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Sora no Koe was released in the United States by the Geneon label as Voice of the Sky in January 2005. Their second album I/O was released under the Geneon label in the U.S. in August 2005. Their next album, PRHYTHM, was released by Geneon in the U.S. in November 2006.

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In 2010, for the first time, angela performed at Southeast Asia's largest anime convention, Anime Festival Asia (AFA), held annually in Singapore. It is also their first time performing in the country. In 2011, they followed up with another performance organised by jplex in Singapore at Republic Polytechnic. In the same year, they appeared in Singapore again at Anime Festival Asia 2011. In 2012, they were invited for the third time to perform at Anime Festival Asia 2012 in Indonesia. The following year in 2013, they would return to perform in Singapore at Anime Festival Asia 2013.

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In July 2013, Angela performed for the first time in Paris, France at the Japanese culture convention, Japan Expo. On 31 October 2013, angela launched their official YouTube channel. They would make an appearance at the Anime Expo anime convention in Los Angeles in July 2014.

Main

  • atsuko
  • Full name: Atsuko Yamashita (山下 敦子, Yamashita Atsuko)
  • Born: January 23, 1975
  • Origin: Okayama Prefecture
  • In charge of: Vocal, song composition and lyrics
  • KATSU
  • Full name: Katsunori Hirasato (平里 勝敬, Hirasato Katsunori)
  • Born: June 12, 1974
  • Origin: Okayama Prefecture
  • In charge of: Song composition and arrangement, plays keyboard and guitar
  • Support

  • Jinbo-chan (じんぼちゃん)
  • Full name: Yasuhiro Kojima (小島 億洋, Kojima Yasuhiro)
  • Born: April 8
  • In charge of: drum
  • Yuuki (ユウキ, Yūki)
  • Full name: Yūki Somekawa (染川 裕紀, Somekawa Yūki)
  • Born: December 2
  • In charge of: bass
  • kanaco
  • Full name: Kanako Yamaguchi (山口 佳名子, Yamaguchi Kanako)
  • Born: June 18
  • In charge of: violin
  • Hazuki (葉月)
  • In charge of: trombone
  • Manami (愛美)
  • In charge of: trumpet
  • Nao (ナオ)
  • In charge of: saxophone
  • Physical Singles

    1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no brilliant road)
    2. Release date: 21 May 2003
      1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no brilliant road)
      2. 綺麗な夜空 (Kirei na Yozora)
      3. 明日へのbrilliant road (off vocal version)
      4. 綺麗な夜空 (off vocal version)
    3. The end of the world
    4. Release date: 21 August 2003
      1. The end of the world
      2. 明日へのbrilliant road ~second genesis~ (Asu e no brilliant road ~second genesis~)
      3. The end of the world (off vocal version)
      4. 明日へのbrilliant road ~second genesis~ (off vocal version)
    5. merry-go-round
    6. Release date: 3 December 2003
      1. merry-go-round
      2. butterfly
      3. merry-go-round (off vocal version)
      4. butterfly (off vocal version)
    7. fly me to the sky
    8. Release date: 26 May 2004
      1. fly me to the sky
      2. Proof
      3. fly me to the sky (off vocal version)
      4. Proof (off vocal version)
    9. in your arms
    10. Release date: 2 June 2004
      1. in your arms
      2. solitude
      3. in your arms (off vocal version)
      4. solitude (off vocal version)
    11. Shangri-La
    12. Release date: 4 August 2004
      1. Shangri-La
      2. Separation
      3. Shangri-La (off vocal version)
      4. Separation (off vocal version)
    13. 未来とゆう名の答え (Mirai to Yuu Na no Kotae)
    14. Release date: 26 January 2005
      1. 未来とゆう名の答え (Mirai to Yuu Na no Kotae)
      2. 年下未知数脳内HD (Toshishita Michisuu Nounai HD)
      3. 未来とゆう名の答え (off vocal version)
      4. 年下未知数脳内HD (off vocal version)
    15. DEAD SET
    16. Release date: 3 August 2005
      1. DEAD SET
      2. 花のように (Hana no You ni)
      3. DEAD SET (off vocal version)
      4. 花のように (off vocal version)
    17. YOU GET TO BURNING
    18. Release date: 7 September 2005
      1. YOU GET TO BURNING
      2. Dearest
      3. YOU GET TO BURNING (off vocal version)
      4. Dearest (off vocal version)
    19. Peace of mind
    20. Release date: 21 December 2005
      1. Peace of mind
      2. 砂の城 (Suna no Shiro)
      3. Peace of mind (off vocal version)
      4. 砂の城 (off vocal version)
    21. gravitation
    22. Release date: 9 May 2007
      1. gravitation
      2. 虚無の嵐 (Kyomu no Arashi)
      3. Your breath
      4. gravitation (off vocal version)
      5. 虚無の嵐 (off vocal version)
      6. Your breath (off vocal version)
    23. Beautiful fighter
    24. Release date: 12 November 2008
      1. Beautiful fighter
      2. My story
      3. Darling
      4. Beautiful fighter (off vocal version)
      5. My story (off vocal version)
      6. Darling (off vocal version)
    25. 約束 (Yakusoku)
    26. Release date: 25 December 2008
      1. 約束 (Yakusoku)
      2. innocence
      3. Shangri-La
      4. 約束 (off vocal version)
      5. innocence (off vocal version)
      6. Shangri-La (off vocal version)
    27. Spiral
    28. Release date: 13 May 2009
      1. Spiral
      2. Link
      3. Spiral (off vocal version)
      4. Link (off vocal version)
    29. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
    30. Release date: 18 November 2009
      1. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      2. 彼方のdelight (Kanata no delight)
      3. オルタナティヴ (off vocal version)               
      4. 彼方のdelight (off vocal version)
    31. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
    32. Release date: 28 July 2010
      1. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru) 
      2. ツナガル→ム (Tsunaga Room)
      3. 蒼い春 (off vocal version)               
      4. ツナガル→ム (off vocal version)
    33. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
    34. Release date: 22 December 2010
      1. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu) 
      2. さよならの時くらい微笑んで (Sayonara no Toki Kurai Hohoen de)
      3. 蒼穹 (off vocal version)               
      4. さよならの時くらい微笑んで (off vocal version)
    35. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
    36. Release date: 25 January 2012
      1. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES 
      2. Shangri-La (mf)
      3. So sweet memories              
      4. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES (off vocal version)
      5. Shangri-La (mf) (off vocal version)               
      6. So sweet memories (off vocal version)
    37. KINGS
    38. Release date: 24 October 2012
      1. KINGS
      2. THE DARK            
      3. KINGS (off vocal version)
      4. THE DARK (off vocal version)
    39. ANGEL / 遠くまで (Tookumade)
    40. Release date: 6 November 2013
      1. ANGEL
      2. 遠くまで (Tookumade)
      3. ANGEL (off vocal version)
      4. Tookumade (off vocal version)
    41. シドニア (Sidonia)
    42. Release date: 21 May 2014
      1. シドニア (Sidonia)
      2. My Life
      3. シドニア (off vocal version)
      4. My Life (off vocal version)
    43. Different colors
    44. Release date: 12 July 2014
      1. Different colors
      2. 冷たい部屋、一人 (Tsumetai Heya, Hitori)
      3. Different colors (off vocal version)
      4. 冷たい部屋、一人 (off vocal version)
    45. イグジスト (Exist)
    46. Release date: 11 February 2015
      1. イグジスト (Exist)
      2. 暗夜航路 (Anya Kouro)
      3. イグジスト (off vocal version)
      4. 暗夜航路 (off vocal version)
    47. 騎士行進曲 (Kishikoushin Kyouku)
    48. Release date: 29 April 2015
      1. 騎士行進曲 (Kishi Koushinkyouku)
      2. 愛、ひと欠片 (Ai, Hito Kakera)
      3. 騎士行進曲 (off vocal version)
      4. 愛、ひと欠片 (off vocal version)
    49. DEAD OR ALIVE
    50. Release date: 11 November 2015
      1. DEAD OR ALIVE
      2. ホライズン (Horizon)
      3. DEAD OR ALIVE (off vocal version)
      4. ホライズン (off vocal version)

    Digital Singles

    1. バイバイオーライ (Bye Bye All Right)
    2. Release date: 27 December 2013
      1. バイバイオーライ (Bye Bye All Right)

    Studio / Original Albums

    1. ソラノコエ (Sora no Koe)
    2. Release date: 3 December 2003
    3. Track list:
      1. over the limits
      2. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no brilliant road)
      3. 奇跡のring (Kiseki no ring)
      4. Pain
      5. dear my best friend
      6. 綺麗な夜空 (Kirei na Yozora)
      7. 幸せの温度 (Shiawase no Ondo)
      8. カレイドスコープ (Kaleidoscope)
      9. How many?
      10. The end of the world
    4. アイ・オー (I/O)
    5. Release date: 17 November 2004
    6. Track list:
      1. CORE
      2. 謝罪状況 (Shazai Joukyou)
      3. merry-go-round
      4. 笑い者のFairy tale (Waraimono no Fairy tale)
      5. solitude
      6. maybe..maybe..
      7. feel,like a breeze
      8. cheers!
      9. 小さな歴史の詩 (Chiisa na Rekishi no Uta)
      10. on my way ~reborn~
      11. Shangri-La
      12. Separation (Piano version)
    7. PRHYTHM
    8. Release date: 15 March 2006
    9. Track list:
      1. Yell for you
      2. 未来とゆう名の答え (Mirai to Yuu Na no Kotae)
      3. 翼 (Tsubasa)
      4. ラヴ・ランデヴー (Love Rendezvous)
      5. DEAD SET
      6. Decide
      7. Forget everything
      8. EMOTION
      9. 年下未知数脳内HD (Toshishita Michisuu Nounai HD)
      10. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      11. Peace of mind
      12. fly me to the sky
    10. Land Ho!
    11. Release date: 9 September 2009
    12. Track list:
      1. Galactic material
      2. Spiral
      3. Beautiful fighter
      4. 光、探せなくとも (Hikari, Sagase Nakutomo)
      5. 満月オールナイト (Mangetsu All Night)
      6. SONGS
      7. Fine!
      8. 此処に居るよ (Koko ni iru yo)
      9. innocence
      10. Beginning
      11. My story
      12. パノラマ (Panorama)
    13. mirror☆ge
    14. Release date: 22 June 2011
    15. Track list:
      1. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
      2. mirrorballs
      3. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      4. 『リアル』は… ("Real" wa…)
      5. 理解と破壊へのプレリュード (Rikai to Hakai no Prelude)
      6. ぐるぐる☆ぼし (Guruguru☆Boshi)
      7. Catch and Go!
      8. どんなに、、、どれくらい、、、 (Donnani, Dorekurai, )
      9. Wonderful World
      10. FORTUNES
      11. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
      12. キラフワ (Kirafuwa)
    16. ZERO
    17. Release date: 24 April 2013
    18. Oricon peak weekly chart position: 10
      1. KINGS
      2. 僕じゃない (Boku janai)
      3. So sweet memories
      4. Remember me
      5. 生命 -イノチ- (Seimei -Life-)
      6. 境界線Set me free (Kyoukai-sen Set me free)
      7. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
      8. This is my wish
      9. Always 好きだよ (Always Sukidayo)
      10. いつかのゼロから (Itsuka no Zero Kara)
      11. -レクイエム・オブ・レッド- (-Requiem of Red-)
      12. To be with U
    19. ONE WAY
    20. Release date: 20 May 2015
      1. イグジスト (Exist)
      2. Different colors
      3. シドニア (Sidonia)
      4. Sail away
      5. キラキラ-go-round (Kira Kira-go-round)
      6. 春夏秋冬 (Shunkashuto)
      7. This is Love
      8. ANGEL
      9. バイバイオーライ (Bye Bye All Right)
      10. その時、蒼穹へ (Sono Toki, Soukyuu e)
      11. 二十四節気恋唄 (Nijushisekki Koi Uta)
      12. 騎士行進曲 (Kishi Koushinkyouku) [angela × HEAVENS WiRE Remix]
    21. LOVE & CARNIVAL
    22. Release date: 31 August 2016
      1. DEAD OR ALIVE
      2. Come on
      3. 是、夏祭り (Ze, Natsu Matsuri)
      4. 騎士行進曲 (Kishi Koushinkyouku)
      5. 愛、ひと欠片 (Ai, Hito Kakera)
      6. KIZUNA
      7. 愛すること (Aisuru Koto)
      8. Jump up!
      9. EIEIO
      10. That's Halloween
      11. ストーリーが始まる (Story ga Hajimaru)
      12. ホライズン (Horizon)

    Compilation / Best Albums

    1. 宝箱 -TREASURE BOX- (Takarabako -TREASURE BOX-)
    2. Release date: 12 December 2007
    3. Track list:
    4. DISC 1:
      1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no brilliant road)
      2. 綺麗な夜空 (Kirei na Yozora)
      3. The end of the world
      4. merry-go-round
      5. Stay With Me
      6. fly me to the sky
      7. Proof
      8. in your arms
      9. Shangri-La
      10. cheers!
      11. DEAD SET
      12. Yell for you
      13. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      14. 鳥 (Tori)
      15. gravitation
    5. DISC 2:
      1. overture
      2. 恋のfirst run (Koi no first run)
      3. 涙が止まるまで (Namida ga Tomaru Made)
      4. Tears on my pillow
      5. LOVE LOVE Sweetie
      6. 君の傍で (Kimi no Soba de)
    6. 宝箱2 -TREASURE BOX II- (Takarabako 2 -TREASURE BOX II-)
    7. Release date: 21 May 2014
    8. Track list:
    9. DISC 1:
      1. Beautiful fighter
      2. 約束 (Yakusoku)
      3. Spiral
      4. Galactic Material
      5. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      6. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
      7. FORTUNES
      8. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
      9. かべ2 (Kabe 2)
      10. キラフワ (Kirafuwa)
      11. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
      12. KINGS
      13. 僕じゃない (Boku Janai)
      14. over the limits
      15. 笑顔でバイバイ (Egao de Bye Bye)
    10. DISC 2 -BALLADE COLLECTION-:
      1. The end of the world
      2. 幸せの温度 (Shiawase no Ondo)
      3. Proof
      4. 笑い者のFairy tale (Waraisha no Fairy tale)
      5. Separation[pf]
      6. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      7. Peace of mind
      8. Darling
      9. Link
      10. へんじ (Henji)
      11. Shangri-La[mf]
    11. 宝箱と宝箱2が入ったブルーレイで聞くやつ (Takarabako to Takarabako 2 ga Haitta Blu-ray de Kikuyatsu)
    12. Release date: 21 May 2014
    13. Track list:
      1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no brilliant road)
      2. 綺麗な夜空 (Kirei na Yozora)
      3. The end of the world
      4. merry-go-round
      5. Stay With Me
      6. fly me to the sky
      7. Proof
      8. in your arms
      9. Shangri-La
      10. cheers!
      11. DEAD SET
      12. Yell for you
      13. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      14. 鳥 (Tori)
      15. gravitation
      16. overture
      17. 恋のfirst run (Koi no first run)
      18. 涙が止まるまで (Namida ga Tomaru Made)
      19. Tears on my pillow
      20. LOVE LOVE Sweetie
      21. 君の傍で (Kimi no Soba de)
      22. Beautiful fighter
      23. 約束 (Yakusoku)
      24. Spiral
      25. Galactic Material
      26. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      27. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
      28. FORTUNES
      29. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
      30. かべ2 (Kabe 2)
      31. キラフワ (Kirafuwa)
      32. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
      33. KINGS
      34. 僕じゃない (Boku Janai)
      35. over the limits
      36. 笑顔でバイバイ (Egao de Bye Bye)
      37. The end of the world
      38. 幸せの温度 (Shiawase no Ondo)
      39. Proof
      40. 笑い者のFairy tale (Waraisha no Fairy tale)
      41. Separation[pf]
      42. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      43. Peace of mind
      44. Darling
      45. Link
      46. へんじ (Henji)
      47. Shangri-La[mf]
      48. +off vocal versions of all above tracks

    Mini Albums

    1. 新宿狂詩曲(ラプソディー) (Shinjuku Rhapsody)
    2. Release date: 6 December 2006
    3. Track list:
      1. 接触 (Sesshoku)
      2. 人生遊戯 (Jinsei Yuugi)
      3. 僕の両手 (Boku no Ryoute)
      4. 鳥 (Tori)
      5. 独り (Hitori)
      6. 月の無い夜 (Tsuki no Nai Yoru)
      7. 移り気 (Utsurigi)
    4. 蒼穹のファフナー HEAVEN AND EARTH イメージミニアルバム (Soukyuu no Fafner HEAVEN AND EARTH Image Mini Album)
    5. Release date: 25 August 2010
    6. Track list:
      1. FORTUNES
      2. 理解と破壊のプレリュード (Rikai to hakai no Prelude)
      3. fly me to the sky
      4. Shangri-La
      5. Separation
      6. 果て無きモノローグ (Hatenaki Monologue)
      7. Peace of mind

    Other Albums

    1. Wonderful World サントラアルバム (Wonderful World Soundtrack Album)
    2. Release date: 14 July 2010
    3. Track list:
      1. THE LAST GAME
      2. Time attack
      3. The truth is...
      4. Half and Half
      5. Requiem
      6. Psychic Show
      7. Clear Up
      8. Question to me
      9. DEATH GAME
      10. Each Other
      11. Suspense
      12. Mathematics
      13. HEM
      14. Transformation
      15. Patient
      16. Execution Circuit
      17. Conviction
      18. Un-Wonderful World
      19. Wonderful World
    4. 夜が運ばれてくるまでに 〜A Song in A Bed〜 (Yoru ga Hakobarete Kuru Made ni 〜A Song in a Bed〜)
    5. Release date: 19 January 2011
    6. Track list:
      1. 「いんとろ」 (Intro)
      2. 「それがどこにあるか」 (Sore ga Doko ni Aru ka)
      3. 「うんめい」 (Unmei)
      4. 「あるはれたひに」 (Aru Hareta Hi ni)
      5. 「さくひん」 (Sakuhin)
      6. 「だいびんぐ」 (Diving)
      7. 「へんじ」 (Henji)
      8. 「かべ2」 (Kabe 2)
      9. 夜が運ばれてくるまでに(読書用BGM) (Yoru ga Hakobarete Kuru Made ni (Dokusho-yō BGM))

    Music Video Collections

    1. 宝島 -TREASURE ISLAND- (Takarajima -TREASURE ISLAND-)
    2. Release date: 26 December 2007
      1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no Brilliant Road)
      2. over the limits
      3. merry-go-round
      4. fly me to the sky
      5. Shangri-La
      6. DEAD SET
      7. Peace of mind
      8. gravitation
    3. 宝島 -TREASURE ISLAND- II (Takarajima -TREASURE ISLAND- II)
    4. Release date: 1 August 2012
      1. Beautiful fighter
      2. Spiral
      3. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      4. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
      5. 『リアル』は・・ ("Real" wa..)
      6. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
      7. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
    5. angela TREASURE Blu-ray BOX
    6. Release date: 29 January 2014
      1. 明日へのbrilliant road (Asu e no Brilliant Road)
      2. over the limits
      3. merry-go-round
      4. fly me to the sky
      5. Shangri-La
      6. DEAD SET
      7. Peace of mind
      8. gravitation
      9. Beautiful fighter
      10. Spiral
      11. オルタナティヴ (Alternative)
      12. 蒼い春 (Aoi Haru)
      13. 『リアル』は・・ ("Real" wa..)
      14. 蒼穹 (Soukyuu)
      15. THE LIGHTS OF HEROES
      16. KINGS
      17. 僕じゃない (Boku Janai)
      18. ANGEL
      19. Untitled

    Songs

    Boku Ha Boku De Atte2016
    The end of escape2016
    DEAD SETPRHYTHM · 2006

    References

    Angela (band) Wikipedia


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