|Experience Zones ⟩ I ♥ ANISONG ⟩ FLOW
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 siblings.
First ever concert in Malaysia!
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 world.
The single CD "Hey!!!" was released in Japan on August 31st, 2011. This song is being used as the third opening theme to the animation "BEELZEBUB" In 2012, both their new single "Rock Climber" and new album "BLACK & WHITE" were released on February 22nd.
FLOW will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year!
Notable anime series involved in:
Code Geass, Eureka SeveN, Naruto, Heroman, Persona Trinity Soul, Beelzebub