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ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by hardian46 on Sun May 09, 2010 8:18 am

ZONE




ZONE (ゾーン) was a four person Japanese pop/rock band. The group was formed by Studio Runtime after a series of auditions to form a new type of group called bandol, a combination of band and idol. After a short indie career the band signed to Sony. The band became winners of the the Japan Gold Disk New Artist of the year of 2002 for their famous single, "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~". However in late 2003, TAKAYO announced her graduation from ZONE to pursue her studies and was replaced by TOMOKA, one of the two original members cut from the band when they scaled from six members to four. The band disbanded in mid 2005.


Members

Members at time of disbanding:

* Nagase Miyu (lead vocals, guitar)
* Nishimura Tomoka (lead guitar, vocals)
* Saito Mizuho (drums, vocals)
* Sakae Maiko (bass, vocals)


Discography

Albums

* [2002.02.14] Z
* [2002.11.27] O
* [2003.07.16] ASTRO Girlz & Boyz (ZONE with Girlz & Boyz (Run Time All Stars))
* [2004.02.18] N
* [2005.04.13] E ~Complete A side Singles~
* [2006.04.19] ura E ~Complete B side Melodies~

Singles

* [1999.12.18] believe in love
* [2001.02.07] GOOD DAYS
* [2001.05.23] Daibakuhatsu NO.1 (大爆発NO.1)
* [2001.08.08] secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (secret base~君がくれたもの~)
* [2001.11.14] Sekai no Hon no Katasumi Kara (世界のほんの片隅から)
* [2002.02.14] Yume no Kakera... (夢ノカケラ...)
* [2002.07.17] Hitoshizuku (一雫)
* [2002.09.26] Akashi (証)
* [2002.11.27] Shiroi Hana (白い花)
* [2003.04.16] true blue / Renren... (true blue/恋々)
* [2003.07.30] H・A・N・A・B・I ~Kimi ga Ita Natsu~ (H・A・N・A・B・I ~君がいた夏~)
* [2003.10.29] Boku no Tegami (僕の手紙)
* [2004.02.04] Sotsugyou (卒業)
* [2004.06.02] Taiyou no Kiss (太陽のKiss)
* [2004.08.04] glory colors ~Kaze no Tobira~ (glory colors~風のトビラ~)
* [2005.03.09] Egao Biyori (笑顔日和)




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I was a late bloomer, just know about this fabulous band long after they were disbanded..

This band resembled me much to SCANDAL.. How about you guys, share your opinion here..
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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by masterjz on Sun May 09, 2010 9:13 am

Which do you think is better? 'coz i find Scandal more cute and fresh than them...hehe.

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by Lav!tz on Sun May 09, 2010 3:56 pm

I actually started listening to ZONE a few days ago but haven't made up my mind yet. One thing's for sure, it's a good band and it's a shame it disbanded, good enough for SCANDAL to do a cover of Secret Base all these years later and almost not changing the song.

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by hardian46 on Sun May 09, 2010 5:23 pm

yeah, i just know this band after watching their single Secret Base is covered by SCANDAL..

so far i couldn't give opinion about how good this band.. only listening sort of their songs.. beside Secret Base, which is their most selling single, Sotsugyou is pretty good song too..

still downloading right now.. i'll give my thought later..

never seen their PV or stage performance.. but from what i see in picture, SCANDAL is still leading ahead in term of their looking..


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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by masterjz on Sun May 09, 2010 7:38 pm

Looks can really kill us...Go SCANDAL lol!

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by gabrielsqualleonhart on Sun May 09, 2010 8:13 pm

I'm trying to listen to zone, who knows I do like
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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by Lav!tz on Sun May 09, 2010 9:24 pm

masterjz wrote:Looks can really kill us...Go SCANDAL lol!
Scandal capitalizes too much on their looks. Get 4 cute girls that can play instruments in school uniforms and you have a selling point for all those nippons. Razz

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by violet_ingrid on Sun May 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Lav!tz wrote:
masterjz wrote:Looks can really kill us...Go SCANDAL lol!
Scandal capitalizes too much on their looks. Get 4 cute girls that can play instruments in school uniforms and you have a selling point for all those nippons. Razz

miahahaha...totally agree with you lav!tz....


unfortunately, i cant give any comments...because i`m not into this kind of music....gomen ne
But, if I am going to comment about their look, scandal will hv my vote...they are more attractive than Zone....hehehe....

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by Lav!tz on Wed May 12, 2010 10:53 pm

Oh, one thing, just so everyone listens to their most successful single, Secret Zone, I'll embed a youTube video of it being performed live. ^^


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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by masterjz on Thu May 13, 2010 8:45 am

Good song... i like the one in the middle and the left (one with the short hair).

Good thing about them is that they're like Scandal, they share vocals in order to not have a focus on one girl in particular and to give each time in the limelight.

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Re: ZONE, The Power of Girls

Post by assinine on Mon May 24, 2010 11:19 pm

ive been a zone fan before (til now). they are the one's who got me hooked into the jpop world. sad to say they disbanded in 2005 (4 of them continued on as mucisians while the drummer became a hotelier). actually, they (zone) started as idols... then they were trimmed down to 4 persons. haruna & miyu (both lead vocals) share the same voice...
zone focused more on the jpop genre while scandal on the jrock genre.
for me i liked them both, since zone rocked their fans during their peak while scandal continues the legacy to their fans.
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