Mr. Children

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Mr. Children
Background information
Origin Japan Japan
Genres Pop/rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Toy's Factory
Associated acts Bad Music (July 1991 - March 1994)
Oorong-Sha (April 1994 - present)
Website www.mrchildren.co.jp
Members
Kazutoshi Sakurai
Kenichi Tahara
Keisuke Nakagawa
Hideya Suzuki

Mr. Children, usually called "Misuchiru" (ミスチル?), is a Japanese rock band made in 1988. They belong to Oorong-sha (烏龍舎). Their record company is Toy's Factory.

Members[change | edit source]

  • Kazutoshi Sakurai (桜井和寿; Vo&G)
  • Kenichi Tahara (田原健一; G)
  • Keisuke Nakagawa (中川敬輔; B)
  • Hideya Suzuki (鈴木英哉; Dr)

Supporting members[change | edit source]

Current
  • Takeshi Kobayasi (Keyboard)
Past


Success[change | edit source]

They are one of the most successful Japanese bands, selling over 50 million records. [1]

Fan Club[change | edit source]

The official fan club of Mr. Children is called Father & Mother. The fan club was started in 1994. The fan club can only be joined by mail and requires an admission fee of 3.500 yen, with yearly re-applications for membership. And there are concert ticket only for the members.[2]

Albums[change | edit source]

As of 2007, Mr. Children has published twelve original studio albums and 30 singles, three compilation albums, a live album, and ten home video releases.

  • Everything (1992)
  • Kind of Love (1992)
  • Versus (1993)
  • Atomic Heart (1994)
  • Shinkai (深海?) (1996)
  • Bolero (1997)
  • Discovery (1999)
  • Q (2000)
  • It's a Wonderful World (2002)
  • Shifuku no Oto (シフクノオト) (2004)
  • I Love U (I♥U) (2005)
  • Home (2007)
  • Supermarket Fantasy (2008)
  • SENCE (2010)
  • Mr.Children 2001-2005 <micro> (2012)
  • Mr.Children 2005-2010 <macro> (2012)
  • [(an imitation) blood orange] (2012)

Compilations[change | edit source]

  • Mr. Children 1992-1995 (2001)
  • Mr. Children 1996-2000 (2001)
  • B-side (2007)

Live albums[change | edit source]

  • 1/42 (1999)

Singles[change | edit source]

  • "Kimi ga ita natsu (君がいた夏?)"
  • "Dakisimetai (抱きしめたい?)"
  • "Replay"
  • "CROSS ROAD"
  • "innocent world"
  • "Tomorrow Never Knows"
  • "everybody goes -Chitsujo no Nai Gendai ni Drop-kick- (everybody goes -秩序のない現代にドロップキック-?)"
  • "【es】 ~Theme of es~"
  • "See-Saw Game ~yuukan na koi no uta~ (シーソーゲーム 〜勇敢な恋の歌〜?)"
  • "Namonaki uta (名もなき詩?)"
  • "Hana -Mémento-Mori- (花 -Mémento-Mori-?)"
  • "Machine gun wo buppanase -Mr.Children Bootleg- (マシンガンをぶっ放せ -Mr.Children Bootleg-?)"
  • "Everything (It's You)"
  • "Nishi e Higashi e (ニシエヒガシエ?)"
  • "Owari naki tabi (終わりなき旅?)"
  • "Hikari no sasu hou e (光の射すほうへ?)"
  • "I'LL BE"
  • "Kuchibue (口笛?)"
  • "NOT FOUND"
  • "Yasashii uta (優しい歌?)"
  • "youthful days"
  • "Kimi ga suki (君が好き?)"
  • "Any"
  • "HERO"
  • "Tenohira/Kurumi (掌/くるみ?)"
  • "Sign"
  • "Yojigen Four Dimensions (四次元 Four Dimensions?)"
  • "Houkiboshi (箒星?)"
  • "Shirushi (しるし?)"
  • "Fake (フェイク?)"
  • "Tabidachi no uta (旅立ちの歌?)"
  • "GIFT"
  • "HANABI"
  • "Inori-namidanokiseki / End of the day / pieces (祈り ~涙の軌道 / End of the day / pieces?)"

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