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Spin Aqua

Spin Aqua was a short-lived indies musical project between then model Tsuchiya Anna and the former guitarist of Oblivion Dust, Iwaike Kaz. The duo performed music together for a year and seven months, releasing music for less than a year under the indies label Ki/oon Records.



The band debuted with the single "Unchained", which was followed up with Spin Aqua's first concert was held in December at the Tokyo Bay NHK Hall at the Devilock '02 concert. This single was followed up five months later with "mermaid", and then three months on from "Mermaid" another single ("PAPER MOON"). Out of these three singles, "mermaid" was the only one that charted on Oricon charts (peaking at #197).

Following up these singles was Spin Aqua's first album and DVD release, Pisces and Spin Aqua Films -1st Session-. They were both released a month after the last single, "PAPER MOON". The album faired similarly poorly on the charts, reaching a low position of #187.

The band would later slip into hiatus due to Anna concentrating on her acting career (with the supporting role in Shimotsuma Monogatari), then in mid 2004 it was announced to be permanently disbanded. This was due to Anna's pregnancy and engagement to fellow model JOSHUA, the younger brother of the US-born model Kozue Rin. JOSHUA worked in the same modelling office as Anna. On November 19th, Anna's first child, Sky, was born.

Both artists continued on their musical careers after Spin Aqua. Anna would continue on her modelling and acting careers, before suddenly announcing that she would be re-debuting again as a solo artist. Anna now releases music under the MAD PRAY RECORDS sublabel of avex, and gained to musical fame by singing the opening theme song to the anime version of NANA, "rose".

Kaz, in turn, joined the band SONIC STORAGE as its guitarist along with I.N.A of Dope HEADz. He also co-produced and played guitar for HYDE on his 2006 album, FAITH.





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