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Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Folk rock, pop
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Labels Minosuke Records
Warner Music Japan
Associated acts Ayaka
Website www.kobukuro.com
Kentarō Kobuchi
Shunsuke Kuroda

Kobukuro is a Japanese male pop band.

History[change | change source]

The name[change | change source]

The name is a mix of the two members' family names, Kentaro Kobuchi and Shunsuke Kuroda.

Origins[change | change source]

In 1998, the two met each other in Sakai and formed Kobukuro.

Albums[change | change source]

Kobukuro received moderately successful ratings for their first three indie albums - Saturday 8:PM (July 1999), Root of My Mind (March 2001), and 'ANSWER' (December 2000). Kobukuro signed with Warner Music Japan in 2001, and made their debut with the hit single, Yell which reached #4 on the Oricon Charts. Their newest album is called 5296 (December 2007).

Kobukuro's new single is “STAY”.