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Porno Graffitti
Porno Graffitti at Anime Expo 2013
Background information
OriginOnomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Genres
Years active1994–present
LabelsSME Records (1999–present)
WebsiteOfficial Website
MembersAkihito Okano
Haruichi Shindō
Past membersTama

Porno Graffitti (ポルノグラフィティ, Poruno Gurafiti), also known as Porno (ポルノ, Poruno), are a Japanese rock band from Onomichi (formerly Innoshima), Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The band got their name from the album Pornograffitti by the band Extreme. They currently record under the SME Records label, and their agency is Amuse, Inc..[1]

Haruichi Shindō originally formed the band with his cousin during high school and named it "No Score." After the band started, Haruichi asked Akihito Okano and Tama to join. The band was so named because none of them could actually read a score when they first started. When they first started the band, Haruichi was the vocalist, but found out that Akihito could sing better, so he gave the vocalist position to Akihito and took over as guitarist instead. This was the foundation of Porno Graffitti. They debuted with the song Apollo in 1999. Their two subsequent CD singles, Saudade and Agehachō, both sold over a million copies in Japan.

The band is well known for their work in creating music for anime series and movies. They are particularly well known for the song "Melissa," which was used as the opening theme of the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003. In addition, they have created the songs "Hitori no Yoru" for the second opening theme of the anime series GTO (2000), "Winding Road" for the ending theme of the anime series Ayakashi Ayashi (2006), “The Day” for the first opening theme of the anime series My Hero Academia (2015), and "Montage" for an opening theme of the anime Puzzle & Dragons X.

Their song "Koyoi, Tsuki ga, Miezu Tomo" was featured in the third Bleach film, and their single "Anima Rossa" was featured as the eleventh opening to Bleach. Their single "2012Spark" was featured as the main theme song of the movie Gyakuten Saiban and their single "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" was the second opening theme for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. Their 2016 single "THE DAY" was the first opening theme of the anime series My Hero Academia. Their single "Oh! Rival" is part of the soundtrack for the 2019 Detective Conan film.

They've also featured in video game music, with a cover of their 2000 single "Music Hour" used for a stage of the Nintendo DS rhythm game Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2.

Porno Graffitti

Current members

Past member

Discography

Main article: Porno Graffitti discography

Singles

Digital Single

Albums

Original albums

  1. Romantist Egoist (ロマンチスト・エゴイスト, Romanchisuto Egoisuto) - March 8, 2000
  2. foo? - February 28, 2001
  3. Kumo o mo Tsukamu Tami (雲をも掴む民, People Grasping Even a Cloud) - March 27, 2002
  4. Worldillia - February 26, 2003
  5. THUMPχ - April 20, 2005
  6. M-CABI - November 22, 2006
  7. The 7th Album Porno Graffitti - August 29, 2007
  8. ∠ TRIGGER - March 24, 2010
  9. PANORAMA PORNO - March 28, 2012
  10. RHINOCEROS - August 19, 2015
  11. BUTTERFLY EFFECT - October 25, 2017

Best albums

  1. Porno Graffitti Best Red's - July 28, 2004
  2. Porno Graffitti Best Blue's - July 28, 2004
  3. Porno Graffitti Best Ace - October 29, 2008
  4. Porno Graffitti Best Joker - October 29, 2008
  5. PORNOGRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary "ALL TIME SINGLES" - November 20, 2013

DVDs

Books

Concert Tours

Movie

Shindō appeared in the movie Road 88: Deai-michi Shikoku e (ロード88 出会い路、四国へ) in 2003 (road show in 2004). He played a gangster by the name of Bessho (別所). This is the first and only movie in which he has appeared.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The title"Mugen" has two different meanings: "infinity" (無限, mugen) and "fantasy" (夢幻, mugen). These two words are homonyms.

References