Aqua Timez is a japanese pop band signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
The band formed in 2000 after two of the original members met on the internet and discovered that they attended the same university. At their formation with all their current members in 2003, the band’s name was Aqua Times, the correct spelling of their current name. No major releases came from the band during this period. The band renamed themselves to Aqua Timez in 2005. Their first release under this name was Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori, a mini-album which charted well on the Oricon.
In 2006, the group would go on to release Nanairo no Rakugaki, their second mini-album with seven songs. Their first single, Ketsui no Asa Ni, was then used as a song in the movie adaptation of Brave Story. Later in the same year, it was announced that they would provide the theme song to Bleach: Memories of Nobody, the movie version of the anime and manga series Bleach.  The song, Sen no Yoru wo Koete (千の夜をこえて; Passing Over a Thousand Nights?), entered the Oricon singles chart at number 5 and would go on to sell over 100,000 copies.
Later that year, the full first album for the band was released. Kaze wo Atsumete was their first full length album and reached a peak position of 3rd on the Oricon charts. Since its release, the album has sold over 200,000 copies. Shiori, their third single, was used in commercials for a brand of soft drink known as Mitsuya Cider and was number 5 on the Oricon.
More recently in 2007, the band has produced their 5th single Chiisana Tenohira (#5 on the Oricon), and their second full-length album Dareka no Chijoue was released on November 21.
After half a year had passed from their last single, they released their 6th single Niji, which was used as the theme song for Gokusen 3.
On October 1st, their 7th single (8th, including their indies one, “Itsumo Isshou”) called “Natsu no Kakera” was released.
On January 14, 2009, Aqua Timez released a single called Velonica, which is currently being used as the 9th opening of Bleach.
- Vocal：（太志 （ふとし）, aka Futoshi; born May 10, 1980
- Bass：OKP-STAR （おーけーぴーすたー）; born March 25, 1977
- Guitar, Programming：大介 （だいすけ）, aka Daisuke; born April 12, 1977
- Keyboard：mayuko （まゆこ）; born September 18, 1977
- Drums：TASSHI （たっしー）; born August 21, 1978
I first encounterd them on my classmate’s blog. The first song of them that I really liked is Alones. Although the vocalist’s voice sounds like he’s drunk, I can’t stop liking this band. The lyrics and the tune are just lovable. I’m currently downloading their whole discography. XD
Side-Note: Why do I have soooo many fandoms? Like 3472901246 fandoms. These fandoms are definitely killing my hard drive space. And as if this laptop and computer are mine. Oh well. I guess I need lots of DVD where I can burn them. Haven’t finished downloading Veltpunch’s discography due to Japanese Actors Photobooks and now I’m so eager to download Aqua Timez’s discography. Aaaaack.
Anyway, I need to sleep! It’s almost 2AM. signing out!
[all information from wikipedia]