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V6 in "Ori★Star" Magazine (2010)

V6 is a six member Japanese pop group belonging to Johnny & Associates and signed to avex trax label. Debuting in 1995, the group has released over 30 singles and 11 albums. Originally a group with a Eurobeat sound, they have progressed into different genres since their debut single "MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE".

Members

20th Century

Coming Century

Informations

Due to their age differences, the six members of V6 were divided up into two subgroups, 20th Century and Coming Century. The group was formed in September 1995 to record the theme song for that year's Volleyball World Cup Relay. Their debut was announced at Roppongi's Velfarre disco and they were quickly picked up by avex trax, a move that would influence the Eurobeat sound they begun with. Their debut single MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE debuted at #3 on the Oricon charts. At the time this was considered a impressive position for a newly established group.

In 1997, to raise money for the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, V6 was put into the special unit J-FRIENDS with Kinki Kids and TOKIO. The unit proved to be extremely successful, holding concerts in the prestigous Tokyo Dome.

The group began to expand into Asia in the early 2000s, holding a concert in Taiwan. In 2002, they recorded the song one with Shoo of successful Korean pop group S.E.S. In spite of being the first Japanese group to cross over since the ban on Japanese media was lifted in 1998, the group was welcomed into the country with open arms, even being invited to perform at the 2002 Dream Concert. Their Korean fanclub VOICE OF V6 was formed 3 years later.

2005 marked the group's 10th anniversary. They opened up a temporary museum in Shibuya to celebrate and a display at Tower Records. A nationwide handshake event was held, a rare occurance for Johnny's groups. A year later it was announced that V6's concerts had mobilized at least five million people since their debut.

In 2008, the group held their LIVE TOUR 2008 VIBES concert. For the first time the concept of the tour was left to the members. Okada Junichi was given the opportunity to lead set design and Morita Go was in charge of costume design.

In the fall of 2009, V6 embarked on an Asia Tour, their first in seven years after splitting up into their subgroups months prior to hold nationwide tours. They were also invited to the 2009 Asia Song Festival in Seoul where they received an award. After performing in Taipei and Seoul to crowds of overjoyed fans, they returned to Japan.

Only a months later in February of 2010 gossip tabloid Shukan Bunshun brought news of disbandment, stating that the members wished to head their seperate ways. A few days later their agency declared that it was baseless. Member Miyake Ken stated that disbandment was "impossible", and in April V6 kicked off a nationwide tour to celebrate their 15th anniversary. That same year another rumor sparked that the group would finally get to perform at the distinguished Kouhaku Uta Gassen new year show but these rumors were debunked.

In 2011, they kicked off their "V6 Sexy.Honey.Bunny!" tour, with it set to end at Yokohama Arena, a venue the group frequented in their early years. Only a few days later they released their single Sexy.Honey.Bunny! / Takara no Ishi. For "Sexy.Honey.Bunny!" V6 strayed from their usually complicated choreography and went for moves that could be done in karaoke. In spite of both song and PV presenting V6 in a revamped image fans were unfamiliar with, it sold 63,594 copies in its first week thus breaking a streak of decreasing single sales. The PV has also been receiving heavy rotation on popular radio stations and music programs all over the country.

Discography

V6 promoting "BEAT YOUR HEART" (1996)
V6 promoting "MILLENNIUM GREETING" (2000)
V6 promoting musicmind (2005)
V6 promoting "Spirit" (2009)
V6 promoting READY? (2010)

Studio Albums

Best Albums

Mini-Albums

Remix Albums

Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other

Publications

Photobooks

Viva! V6 First Photo Album.jpg HOLD UP DOWN V6 photographs.jpg

Books

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Works

Movies

Coming Century

Doramas

TV Shows

  • [1996-1999] Magical Zuno Power! (マジカル頭脳パワー!!)
  • [1997.10.16-2005.03.15] Gakkou e Ikou! (学校へ行こう!)
  • [1999.10-2000.03] V6 no Moto (V6の素)
  • [2000.04-2000.05] Mahha V6 (マッハブイロク)
  • [2000.10.12-2001.03.29] Owarai V6 Byoutou! (お笑いV6病棟!)
  • [2001.04.05-2001.09.27] MiMyCen! (ミミセン!)
  • [2002.10.07-2004.09.27] Lovecen! (ラブセン!)
  • [2005.04.19-2008.09.02] Gakkou e Ikou!MAX (学校へ行こう!MAX)
  • [2001.04-2010.03.19] VivaVivaV6 (VVV6)
  • [2008.10.17-present] Shinchishiki Kaikyuu Kumagus (新知識階級クマグス)

Radio

  • [1996.04-2004.09] V6 no Kamisen Museum (V6のカミセンミュージアム)
  • [1999.10-2002.03] Oretachi XXX Yattema~su (オレたちXXXやってま~す)
  • [2005.10-2006.03] V6 Next Generation
  • [2005.04-present] Miyake Ken no Radio (三宅健のラヂオ)
  • [2005.11.01] V6 no All Night Nippon (V6のオールナイトニッポン)
  • [2006.08.01] V6 no All Night Nippon (V6のオールナイトニッポン)
  • [2008] GROWING REED

Videogames

  • [1998] Project V6

Musicals

20th Century
  • [1991.07-08] PLAYZONE'91 SHOCK
  • [1993.07-08] PLAYZONE'93 WINDOW
  • [1994.07-08] PLAYZONE'94 MOON
  • [1995.07-08] PLAYZONE'95 KING&JOKER
  • [1996.07-08] PLAYZONE'96 RHYTHM
  • [1997.07-08] PLAYZONE'97 RHYTHM II
  • [1998.07-08] PLAYZONE'98 5nights
  • [1999.07-08] PLAYZONE1999 Goodbye&Hello
  • [2000.07-08] PLAYZONE2000 THEME PARK

Plays

20th Century
  • [2000] Tokyo Sundance ~Oretachi no 20 Seiki~ (東京サンダンス~俺たちの20世紀~)
  • [2001] Tokyo Sundance ~21 Seiki he no Dengon~ (東京サンダンス~21世紀への伝言~)
  • [2002] Tonkatsu Rock-Hanagawa Sukeroku Monogatari (とんかつロック-花川助六物語)
  • [2004] SAY YOU KIDS

Concerts

  • [1995.11.01] SING FOR THE PEOPLE
  • [1995.12.22] X'mas For The People
  • [1996.01.27-1996.01.28] New Year For The People
  • [1996.03.19-1996.05.05] V6 Tour in Japan
  • [1996.07.23-1996.08.29] V6 SINCE 1995 V consert'96
  • [1996.08.06-1996.08.15] Coming Century Concert 1996
  • [1996.12.24-1997.01.11] HAPPY GREETING (Coming Century)
  • [1996.12.24-1997.01.12] HAPPY GREETING (V6)
  • [1996.12.25-1997.01.08] HAPPY GREETING (20th Century)
  • [1996.12.31] V6 COUNT DOWN '97
  • [1997.03.27-1997.05.04] Haru Ichiban Concert (春1番コンサート)
  • [1997.07.27-1997.08.30] WHAT'S COOL !? (Coming Century)
  • [1997.07.28-1997.08.31] WA ni Natte Odorou (WAになっておどろう)
  • [1997.09.06-1997.11.09] "ROAD" show (20th Century)
  • [1998.01.02-1998.01.15] GENERATION GAP
  • [1998.05.02-1998.05.05] GENERATION GAP
  • [1998.07.27-1998.08.27] Johnny's Summer Concert '98 "Coming Century"
  • [1998.07.28-1998.08.30] Johnny's Summer Concert '98 "V6"
  • [1998.09.05-1998.10.24] Johnny's Concert Tour '98 "20th Century"
  • [1998.11.28-1998.12.20] V6 PRIVATE PARTY
  • [1998.12.25-1999.01.07] Johnny's Winter Consert '98~'99 "V6"
  • [1999.07.24-1999.08.27] Johnny's Summer Concert '99 "Coming Century"
  • [1999.08.09-1999.08.26] Johnny's Summer Concert '99 "V6"
  • [1999.08.31] Gakkou e Ikou! PRESENTS V6 1999 SUMMER CONCERT (学校へ行こう!)
  • [1999.11.27-2000.02.13] 20th Century "WISHES"
  • [1999.12.26] "WISHES" Hatsubai Kinen Secret Live (「WISHES」発売記念 シークレットライブ) (20th Century)
  • [2000.01.03-2000.01.10] MILLENNIUM GREETING
  • [2000.08.25-2000.09.10] "HAPPY" Coming Century, 20th Century forever
  • [2000.07.29-2000.08.31] Mahha V6 special Coming Century summer tour 2000 (マッハブイロク)
  • [2000.11.10-2001.02.13] 20th Century "Precious Lφve" (Precious Live) (プレシャス・ライブ)
  • [2001.01.02-2001.01.08] V6 winter concert 2001 "Very best"
  • [2001.07.24-2001.08.28] V6 Summer Tour 2001 "Volume6"
  • [2001.10.20-2001.12.09] Coming Century Concert Tour 2001 "Around Asia"
  • [2001.12.21-2002.01.06] 20th Century Dinner Show
  • [2002.07.30-2002.09.01] V6 SUMMER CONCERT 2002 "Feel your breeze "one" summer"
  • [2002.09.28-2002.12.01] Coming Century Autumun Concert 2002 "HAVE A SUPER GOOD LIVE 2002"
  • [2002.11.02-2002.11.17] V6 Asia Tour 2002 "in Hong Kong.in Taipei"
  • [2003.04.20-2003.06.29] 20TH CENTURY TOUR 2003 "SCREAMING!"
  • [2003.08.14-2003.08.28] V6 SUMMER SPECIAL DREAM LIVE 2003
  • [2003.10.19-2003.12.07] Coming Century Concert Tour 2003 "Coming with me!!"
  • [2004.07.31-2004.08.25] V6 SUMMER SPECIAL DREAM LIVE 2004
  • [2005.11.02-2005.12.28] V6 10th Anniversary Concert 2005 "musicmind"
  • [2006.08.03-2006.09.01] V6 SUMMER TOUR 2006 "Good Day!" (グッデイ!)
  • [2007.09.28-2007.11.18] V6 LIVE TOUR 2007 "Voyager" -Boku to Bokura no Ashita he- (僕と僕らのあしたへ)
  • [2008.03.16-2008.05.18] 20th Century LIVE TOUR 2008 "Ore ja Nakya, Kimi ja Nakya" (オレじゃなきゃ、キミじゃなきゃ)
  • [2008.08.01-2008.08.31] V6 LIVE TOUR 2008 "VIBES"
  • [2009.02.07-2009.05.24] 20th Century LIVE TOUR 2009 "HONEY HONEY HONEY"
  • [2009.07.13] Hello-Goodbye Coming Century WARM UP GIG
  • [2009.07.19-2009.09.13] We are Coming Century Boys LIVE TOUR 2009
  • [2009.11.14-2009.11.22] V6 ASIA TOUR in Seoul & Taipei
  • [2010.04.03-2010.06.13] V6 ASIA TOUR 2010 in JAPAN READY?
  • [2011.08.20-2011.10.10] V6 LIVE TOUR 2011 Sexy.Honey.Bunny!

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