Originally formed in 1993 by TAKE and his older brother/vocalist KOHSHI, the
band was named FLOW in '98 and evolved into its current line-up in 2000,
after bassist GOT'S, another vocalist KEIGO and drummer IWASAKI joined the
They released an indie debut album a decade ago in 2001, and since then the
5-piece band's fast ascent to the top of the mainstream J-Pop scene has been
virtually unstoppable. In 2003, they dropped their last indie single 'Okuru
Kotoba', a New Found Glory-style, punk rock cover of a well-known Japanese
tune from the 70s, and sold 270,000 units. That same year, they signed with
Ki/oon Records and followed up the single's success with their first major
release 'SPLASH!!!', which dashingly reached number two on the Oricon chart.
By the spring of the next year, FLOW has become a household name with at
least 7 of their records picked up to be theme songs for commercials and TV
shows. Then, in April 2004, 'GO!!!' became the opening song for Naruto – an
anime series that was already massively popular in Japan. Needless to say
the song became an instant hit and the first of many anime theme songs that
FLOW would come to create.
'FLOW ANIME BEST' includes 10 of these anime theme songs have been released
in April 2011 in Japan and in May 2011 in the U.S. FLOW is ready to rock on
the international arena for their growing fan base. The genesis of the
band's true success story is only now unfolding. So, take a deep breath and
behold. FLOW is about to reach the musical shores beyond Japan and the anime
Their latest single CD "Hey!!!" was recently released in Japan on August 31st. This song is being used as the third opening theme to the animation "BEELZEBUB".
Notable anime series involved in: Code Geass, Eureka 7, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Heroman, Persona Trinity
Catch FLOW live on 12 November! Only at the I Love Anisong Concert!