Janne Da Arc

Japanese visual kei rock band
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Janne Da Arc (ジャンヌダルク, Jannu Daruku) is a Japanese rock band from Hirakata, Osaka.[1] The visual kei band's name is sometimes shortened to "Janne" (ジャンヌ) or "JDA".[2]

Janne Da Arc
Also known asJanne, JDA
OriginOsaka, Japan
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, heavy metal
Years active1996–2007 (on hiatus)
LabelsCutting Edge, Motorod/Avex
Past member(s)Yasu

History change

Janne Da Arc formed on May 9, 1996.[3] In early time, they put on make-up like X Japan. Its members are vocalist Yasu, guitarist You, bassist Ka-Yu, keyboardist Kiyo and drummer Shuji. The origin of the band name is a character of Japanese comic, "Devilman".

Fans were called "Darcar" in the days of the early days. Now they are called "Janner".

Their song "Gettkouka" was used as the opening music for the cartoon Black Jack on television, so this song is famous.

Janne Da Arc stopped making music in 2006. Yasu formed a new band, Acid Black Cherry.

Members change

  • yasu (Yasunori Hayashi 林保徳), singer, born January 27, 1975 in Hirakata, Osaka. When he was in junior high school, he started an X Japan cover band with You and Ka-Yu. This was his first band. In 2007, Janne Da Arc stopped performing, and Yasu started his solo project, Acid Black Cherry.
  • you (Yutaka Tsuda), guitarist, born July 24, 1974 in Kobe.
  • ka-yu (Kazuyuki Matsumoto), bass player, born January 21, 1975 in Hirakata, Osaka. In 2010 he started a new project called DAMIJAW.[4]
  • kiyo (Masanobu Kiyose), keyboard player, born June 27, 1974 in Hirakata, Osaka.
  • shuji (Shuji Suematsu), drummer, born November 21, 1974 in Kobe.

Discography change

Singles change

  • "Red Zone" (1999)
  • "Lunatic Gate" (1999)
  • "EDEN" (2000)
  • "Heaven's Place/Vanity" (2000)
  • "will" (2000)
  • "Mysterious" (2000)
  • "Dry?" (2001)
  • "NEO VENUS" (2001)
  • "seed" (2001)
  • "shirubia" (シルビア) (2001)
  • "feel the wind" (2001)
  • "Shining ray" (2002)
  • "marianotsumeato" (マリアの爪痕) (2002)
  • "kasumiyukusorasenishite" (霞みゆく空背にして) (2003)
  • "Rainy" (2003)
  • "uetataiyou" (飢えた太陽) (2003)
  • "FREEDOM" (2004)
  • "Kiss Me" (2004)
  • "DOLLS" (2004)
  • "ROMANCE" (2004)
  • "BLACK JACK" (2004)
  • "Love is here" (2004)
  • "Gettukouka" (月光花) (2005)
  • "Diamond vergin" (ダイアモンド ヴァージン) (2005)
  • "Hurimukeba/ Destination" (振り向けば) (2006)
  • "HEAVEN/Mevius" (メビウス) (2006)

References change

  1. Last.fm, "Janne Da Arc"; retrieved 2012-6-13.
  2. JDA is an acronym. JDA means "Janne Da Arc".
  3. Natalie.mu, Janne Da Arc じゃんぬだるく; retrieved 2012-6-19.
  4. "Janne Da Arcs' Ka-yu to Take up Activities in a New Project". Musicjapanplus. 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2010-02-22.[permanent dead link]

Other websites change