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Post by Pizca on Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:25 am

My absolute favorite J-Pop music. (although what they made could be called J-Folk)


Kobukuro (コブクロ) is a Japanese Folk band formed in 1998, and debuted in 1999 as an indies artist. In 2001 they signed up to Warner Music Japan.

On May, 1998 Kobuchi Kentarou, while he was doing his salesman work for SANIX company, met Kuroda Shunsuke who was performing on the streets. On September of the same year Kobuchi offered a song to Kuroda, seeing he was not very good playing guitar, he took that place instead. This led Kuroda to propose to form a duo on September 8. With the duo already formed, they composed their first song Sakura (which was re-recorded on 2005).

The duo's name 'Kobukuro' came from a Portmanteau between their family names; Kobuchi and Kuroda.

Their first indies album, Saturday 8:pm, reached #1 on the HMV Indies Chart, while their next, Root of my mind, reached #2.

They were later signed up to Warner Music Japan in 2001, and debuted in March with the single YELL / Bell, which reached #4 on Oricon charts. Though they steadily climbed in fame and success, their major break through single was Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana in 2005, which was used as the theme song to the dorama Ruri no Shima. It was so successful that became the #15 single of the year. Their next single Sakura also continued on with the extreme success that they had gained, reaching #61 on the 2005 yearly charts, yet still charting highly throughout 2006. They had 2 albums in the top ten of 2006, being the only artist to do so. In October 13 of 2007 three million copies of the collection album ALL SINGLES BEST were shipped to stores, becoming the fourth male artist to do it, being preceded by B'z, Southern All Stars, and GLAY.

In 2007 Kobuchi Kentarou produced the single Taisetsu na Mono sung by Mitsuki. On December, 30, Kobukuro won the Grand Prix award at the 49th Japan Record Awards with the song Tsubomi.

Discography


Albums

* [1999.07.21] Saturday 8:pm (Indies)
* [2000.03.04] Root of my mind (Indies)
* [2000.12.19] ANSWER (Indies)
* [2001.08.29] Roadmade #6
* [2002.08.28] grapefruits #4
* [2003.11.06] STRAIGHT #10
* [2004.11.03] MUSIC MAN SHIP #3
* [2005.12.21] NAMELESS WORLD #1
* [2006.09.27] ALL SINGLES BEST #1
* [2007.12.19] 5296 #1

Singles

* [2001.03.22] YELL/Bell (YELL~エール~) #4
* [2001.06.20] Wadachi (轍~わだち~; Rut) #15
* [2001.11.21] YOU / miss you #30
* [2002.02.14] Kaze (風; Wind) #25
* [2002.07.20] Negai no Uta / Taiyou (願いの詩 / 太陽; Song of the Wish / Sun) #14
* [2002.11.13] Yuki no Furanai Machi (雪の降らない街; The Town Which Snow Never Falls) #16
* [2003.04.09] Takarajima (宝島; Treasure Island) #11
* [2003.08.27] blue blue #20
* [2004.05.12] DOOR #15
* [2004.10.14] Towa ni Tomo ni / Million Films (永遠にともに; Together Forever) #6
* [2005.05.11] Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana (ここにしか咲かない花; A Flower That Only Blooms Here) #2
* [2005.11.02] Sakura (桜; Cherry Blossom) #3
* [2006.02.08] Sakura (Spring Package) (桜; Cherry Blossom)
* [2006.07.26] Kimi to Iu Na no Tsubasa (君という名の翼; Wings That Are Named You) #5
* [2007.03.21] Tsubomi (蕾 (つぼみ); Flower Bud) #1
* [2007.11.07] Aoku Yasashiku (蒼く 優しく; Blue, Kindly) #2

Collaborations

* [2004.09.23] Maiasa, Boku no Yoko ni Ite. (毎朝、ボクの横にいて。) (Tokobukuro)
* [2004.09.29] Mokuren no Namida / Tokyo City Serenade (木蘭の涙 / トーキョー・シティ・セレナーデ) (#1 Mokuren no Namida)
* [2007.02.28] WINDING ROAD (ayaka x Kobukuro (絢香コブクロ)) #2

VHS

* [2000.07.07] I'm Making Progress
* [2000.10.07] "Zeppu" 52.96 hectopascal (絶風)
* [2001.03.22] ANSWER

DVD

* [2004.03.24] Kobukuro LIVE! GO! LIFE! (コブクロ)
* [2005.04.06] LIVE TOUR '04 MUSIC MAN SHIP FINAL
* [2006.07.26] KOBUKURO LIVE at Budokan NAMELESS WORLD (KOBUKURO LIVE at 武道館 NAMELESS WORLD)
* [2007.06.13] Kobukuro LIVE TOUR '06 "Way Back to Tomorrow" FINAL (コブクロ)

From wiki.theppn.org




I'm completely in love with their music since I heard the first song of them (I think it was Kimi to Iu Na no Tsubasa). So in love that I paid more than $70 for a 2disc DVD concert...
Any fans around here? Or at least anyone who likes Tsubomi? XD
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Dnee on Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:55 am

did u have recommend for this ?? wanna try to listen Wink

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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Pizca on Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:54 am

ALL SINGLES BEST it's a good choice to start. It comes with all their A-sides released until the date. If you like it you can follow with 5296, NAMELESS WORLD, MUSIC MAN SHIP or Roadmade. The second and third albums are not so good...




Oh, and my proud Kobukuro's collection I love you Embarassed
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by natchi on Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:00 am

^ wow, nice collections u hav there... Shocked
i like tsubomi too, n i do listen to a few of their songs... Smile
i only hav their latest album tho... Sad
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Pizca on Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:22 am

Thank you natchi ^^, and don't be sad the first album that I bought from them was the regular edition of ALL SINGLES BEST, you have all the time... ^^




I realized that better if I post a few links maybe that could help too:

WHITE DAYS (promo song for the last album) live in Bokura no Ongaku:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x42rt6_white-days-our-music_music

Aoku Yasashiku (last single) live in HEYx3
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3i9yh_kobukuro-aoku-yasashiku-music-champ_music

WINDING ROAD (with ayaka) live in MUSIC FAIR21:
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/WINDING%2BROAD/video/x1cqsx_winding-road_extreme

Kazamidori live in Way Back to Tomorrow DVD
http://www.dailymotion.com/group/36593/video/x1gibq_music

Street no Theme live in KOBUKURO! LIVE! GO! LIFE! DVD
http://www.dailymotion.com/group/36593/video/x2lz8x_music

YELL (acoustic) live in MUSIC FAIR21
http://www.dailymotion.com/group/36593/video/x3royc_yell-071201-acoustic_music

I picked the links randomly because I can't choose among their songs.
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Monkey D. Choco on Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:48 pm

Hey guys, Do you know a Jpop band where there are 2 teenage guys playing acoustic guitar instrumentally. No vocals. I've seen them a long long time ago on animax music videos, maybe last 2 years ago.. Please tell me if you know.

Sorry if this isn't a kobukuro thing, it just swooshed to my mind unexpectedly.
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Pizca on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:17 am

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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Monkey D. Choco on Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:59 am

Whoa! It,s Depapepe alright!
Thank you so much! I owe you a lot! I'll listen to your Kobukuro in return!
Thank you Thank you Thank you! cat
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by bosjef on Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:41 pm

Listening now to Kobukuro.
I'd say they're good.. Enjoying their catchy pop melodies.
Thanks, Pizca, for introducing the artist.
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by momo on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:47 pm

I'm a huge fan of Kobukuro!! They are just the perfect duo to me. No one can compare to their love songs.
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by ~airiRin~ on Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:32 pm

I love Kobukuro..
My favorite songs are 'Kaze' and 'Tsubomi'..

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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Kuroi tenshi on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:48 am

does anyone know where i can download it? i was downloading a bunch of songs and futari came in all of those and i love it. it took me a whole a day to find out the bands name!
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Re: Kobukuro

Post by Kuroi tenshi on Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:13 am

so far my favs are sakura, futari, and yell. they are awesome!!
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