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Motoo Fujiwara (藤原基央)

Motoo Fujiwara is the composer, lyricist, guitar, and main vocalist of the group. He has written most of the music, and has also drawn the artwork for their albums 'The Living Dead' and 'Yggdrasil'. He enjoys doing laundry, cannot eat spicy foods, has poor eyesight, and enjoys playing the harmonica, which he bought for 300 yen. He also wants to be an unworldly man. In March 2006, he released a solo album titled "Song for Tales of the Abyss," which included "Karma" and instrumental versions of songs from the game Tales of the Abyss. Uses Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Single Cutaway, Sonic fender, Gibson J-45.

Hiroaki Masukawa (増川弘明)

Hiroaki Masukawa is the guitarist of the group, and also writes most of the hidden joke tracks for albums. He is referred to as the shy member of the group, and calls himself pessimistic. His hobbies are largely anime and games. His nicknames within the band are "Hiro," "Hose," (meaning "very thin"), and "Nikke". Uses Gibson Les Paul Standard, Fender Stratocaster.

Yoshifumi Naoi (直井由文)

Yoshifumi Naoi is the bassist of the group, and is referred to as the "crowd pleaser". He jokes that he "falls ill exactly four times a year." He also calls himself an anime and game otaku, and a "rare genius". His hobbies are photography and drawing; he has released an artbook containing his works, and helped with some of the album artwork. His nickname within the band is "Chama," a play on the Japanese phrase "Obotchama" referring to a rich family's son. Uses Sonic Bass, Fender Jazz Bass 65.

Hideo Masu (升秀夫)

Hideo Masu is the drummer for the band. He describes himself as an introvert. He also mentions that he has good eyesight, cannot write kanji well, likes to go outdoors, and often gets headaches. Uses Canopus Maple Shell.

Discography

Singles

1999.11.25 - LAMP
2000.09.20 - Diamond
2001.03.14 - Tentai Kansoku
2001.10.17 - Harujion
2002.12.18 - Snow Smile
2003.03.12 - Lost Man / Sailing Day
2004.03.31 - Arue
2004.07.07 - Only Lonely Glory
2004.12.01 - Sharin no Uta
2005.07.21 - Planetarium
2005.11.23 - Supernova / Karma
2006.11.22 - Namida no Furusato
2007.10.24 - Hana no Na
2007.10.24 - Mayday
2009.11.25 - R.I.P / Merry Christmas
2010.04.14 - Happy
2010.04.21 - Mahō no Ryōri ~Kimi Kara Kimi e~

2010.10.13 - Uchūhikōshi e no Tegami / Motorcycle
2011.02.23 - Tomodachi no Uta
2011.05.11 - Smile (Charity Single)
2011.10.19 - Zero

2012.01.18 - Good Luck
2012.09.12 - Firefly

Albums

1999.03.18 & 2004.04.28 - Flame Vein & Flame Vein+1 (Re-release with an 8th track: "バトルクライ")

2000.03.25 & 2004.04.28 - The Living Dead (Re-released with no new tracks)


2002.02.20 - Jupiter

2004.08.25 - Yggdrasil

2007.12.19 - Orbital Period

2010.12.15 - Cosmonaut

2006.03.22 - Song for Tales of the Abyss (Motoo Fujiwara Solo album)

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#1 post_url

Apr 16 11 9:49 AM

BUMP OF CHICKEN's charity song: Smile in collaboration with Takehiko Inoue:



You can preorder the single already, all the benefits go to Japanese Red Cross. The single will only be available until September 2011.

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Apr 17 11 7:36 AM

whitedove wrote:
Looking forward to Smile! :)

The charity songs I've heard from the J-rock acts are beautiful so far. I'm really excited to see what Smile will give us. smiley: happy

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Apr 18 11 11:37 AM

FrozenSoul wrote:
whitedove wrote:
Looking forward to Smile!

The charity songs I've heard from the J-rock acts are beautiful so far. I'm really excited to see what Smile will give us. smiley: happy
True, they're all so pretty! My favourites so far are definitely Misuchiru's Kazoe Uta and BOC's Smile.

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Apr 18 11 1:04 PM

dso wrote:
Uhm... you can hear the song in the video I posted D:

EDIT: Ok they deleted it =_=!

Yeah, they deleted it. But I already heard it somewhere else. It's pretty. smiley: happy



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Oct 29 11 4:14 PM

Really enjoyed Zero-great song, very solid single; they did a nice job making it fit the game, both in composition and emotion. I also might prefer Smile's Band version just a bit to the original, not totally sure yet though.

New Song Announcement: http://www.tokyohive.com/...ys-san-chome-no-yuhi-64/

Same series that Hana no Na was used for, so I'm quite looking forward to "Good Luck". With the game theme and this tie-in, I'm very much reminded of the singles leading up to Orbital Period. Let's hope that the album we get in the end is just as good.

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Oct 29 11 11:01 PM

They really made a good job with Zero, I love it! Smile Band ver. is really nice too and it has a pretty cool PV.
Can't wait for the new song, they are in a row! Really hope we get a new album in 2012 after their tour or so

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Oct 30 11 3:39 PM

Found a preview of the song on the movie's site:  http://www.always3.jp/


Wait until the site loads and then click the button to the right of the large Enter button. The preview's at the beginning of the trailer.

From what I've heard so far, it is a very uplifting song and I'm liking the melody; can't wait for the full track.

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Oct 31 11 4:09 AM

Oh wow, a new song already! Has it been confirmed as a single? Because while that would be great, I'd rather see it as a promo track for a new album.

Anyway, it's a shame this thread isn't more active... Bump of Chicken has got just a small overseas fanbase in comparison to other J-Rock groups, despite currently being one of the best-selling AND most critically acclaimed groups. Same goes for Rawdimps, by the way.

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Nov 24 11 4:57 PM

Single confirmed + arena tour!!! (GOLD GLIDER TOUR)

http://natalie.mu/music/news/60154

Really hope they start releasing live dvd/bd with this tour... their lives are just AWESOME and even more if it's a super live like the one in 2008 and this arena tour. I would totally buy it.



Limited Edition

CD

01. グッドラック
02. ディアマン
03. グッドラック ~ストリングスVer~(仮)

DVD

・ショートムービー「Good Luck」(約35分)
・「グッドラック」ビデオクリップ(約9分)

Regular Edition

CD

01. グッドラック
02. ディアマン

Release date: 2012/01/18

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Apr 20 12 1:16 AM

This one awesome band, why i just found them recently? Their music is so relaxing, soothing and laid back, and the band sound like a feel good band, very much like Spitz. I discover them when i look at oricon yearly this year. bump of chicken is the only band/singer songwriter while the rest are idol group. It is amazing considering that this band rarely mentioned anywhere else when comes to rock band, usually people will mention Mr Children, L'arc en ciel, B'z and Glay. I hope to discover more about their music, where should i start? I listened to Good Luck, Zero and Smile only, and i love it all~ All these song is very long than any other usual song and i never get bored of these three songs. The vocalist is great too~

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Apr 20 12 5:05 AM

Their most recent stuff is kind of weaker than their first albums IMO but it's still great music I recommend you to check their first albums, all their music is great thought! They are really awesome live as well but it's a shame they don't release live dvds... I hope this changes with their current tour.

Some of my fav songs from them are:

- Guild
- Sharin no Uta
- Stage of the ground
- Makka na Sora wo Mita Darouka

and a lot more I can't remember right now.

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Apr 20 12 12:19 PM

shodoimpulse wrote:
I hope to discover more about their music, where should i start? I listened to Good Luck, Zero and Smile only, and i love it all~ All these song is very long than any other usual song and i never get bored of these three songs.

I highly recommend their fifth album orbital period; it's one of my top 20 favorite Japanese albums of all time.  Translations can be found here.

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