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JAM Project

JAM Project at Chibi Japan Expo in Paris
Background information
Genres Anison
J-Rock
Heavy Metal
Rock
Video Game Soundtracks
Years active 2000–present
Labels Lantis
Website http://www.jamjamsite.com/
Members
Ichirou Mizuki
Hironobu Kageyama
Masaaki Endoh
Rica Matsumoto
Hiroshi Kitadani
Masami Okui
Yoshiki Fukuyama
Ricardo Cruz
Former members
Eizo Sakamoto

JAM Project ("JAM" standing for "Japan Animationsong Makers") is an anime music genre (or anison) "supergroup" based in Japan, originally founded on July 19, 2000 by famous 1970s theme song artist Ichirou Mizuki. The group is composed of many vocal artists well known in the genre; aside from the many anime, tokusatsu, and video game theme songs that this group has performed together, each member is famous for his or her own solo performances of Japanese theme songs.[1]

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Members

Fukuyama, Okui, and Kitadani of JAM Project answering questions from American fans at Otakon 2008
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Regular members

Semi-regular members

  • Ichirou Mizuki - founding member; formally reduced his status to "part-time member" in August 2002, following the group's second live concert
  • Ricardo Cruz - additional vocalist from Brazil; heard on the songs "Neppu! Shippu! Cybuster" (2005 version), "GONG", "STORMBRINGER", and "The Guardian"
  • Rica Matsumoto - founding member; announced on April 7, 2008, that she was taking time off from the band and her solo work

Former members

  • Eizo Sakamoto - founding member; stopped activity with the group in March 2003 prior to Fukuyama and Okui's joining, referring to it as "Graduation" (卒業 Sotsugyō ?)

World tours

JAM Project WORLD FLIGHT 2008

Following their 2008 tour of Japan titled JAM Project LIVE JAPAN FLIGHT 2008 No Border, JAM Project went on their first world tour. While some of the members have performed internationally, this was the first time JAM Project toured internationally as a group. Their stops included:

JAM Project HURRICANE TOUR 2009 Gate of the Future

In 2009, JAM Project went on their HURRICANE TOUR 2009 Gate of the Future, including the Melon AX in Seoul on May 16 and the NTU Sports Center in Taipei on May 30 and May 31.

JAM Project Live 2010 10th Anniversary Tour: MAXIMIZER ~Decade of Evolution~

To tie in with the Original Album release in June 2010, JAM Project plans to go on a special 10th anniversary tour.

Discography

Singles

  1. "Kaze ni Nare" (疾風になれ ?, "The Wind Blows") c/w "CRAZY REVOLUTION" - 2000-07-26
    Both feat. Rica Matsumoto & Hironobu Kageyama
    OVA éx-Driver opening theme & insert song
  2. "Danger Zone" (Eizo Sakamoto & Masaaki Endoh) c/w "It's Emotion" performed by M Rie of MILK - 2000-11-22
    Anime movie éx-Driver Clip theme song
  3. "STORM" c/w "RISING" - 2000-12-21
    Both feat. Ichirou Mizuki & Hironobu Kageyama
    OVA Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo opening & ending theme
  4. "SOULTAKER" c/w "KI·ZU·NA" - 2001-04-21
    TV anime The SoulTaker opening theme
  5. "Hagane no Messiah" (鋼の救世主(メシア) Hagane no Meshia ?, "Steel Messiah") c/w "POWER" - 2001-04-25
    PlayStation game Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden opening & ending theme
  6. "FIRE WARS" (feat. Hironobu Kageyama) c/w "TORNADO" - 2001-09-29
    Feat. Ichirou Mizuki
    OVA Mazinkaiser opening & ending theme
  7. "CRUSH GEAR FIGHT!" c/w "Ai da yo ne!! ~Gear o Tsunagou~" (愛だよねっ!!~ギアをつなごう~ Ai da yo ne!! ~Gia o Tsunagou~ ?, "Love Asks!! ~Connect the Gears~") - 2001-10-30
    TV anime Gekitou! Crush Gear Turbo opening & ending theme
  8. "Over the Top!" c/w "In my Heart" - 2001-10-30
    Both feat. Eizo Sakamoto & Masaaki Endoh & Hironobu Kageyama
    PlayStation 2 game Kikou Busou G-Breaker: Legend of Cloudia opening & ending theme
  9. "LADY FIGHTER!" c/w "Unmei no Ito" (運命の糸 ?, "Threads of Fate") - 2001-11-29
    Both feat. Rica Matsumoto
    PlayStation 2 game Sunrise Eiyuutan 2 opening & ending theme
  10. "Kaze no EAGLE" (風のEAGLE Kaze no Īguru ?, "Wind Eagle" feat. Hironobu Kageyama) c/w "Alright now!" (feat. Rica Matsumoto) c/w "CRUSH GEAR FIGHT!" (remix version) - 2002-04-03
    TV anime Gekitou! Crush Gear Turbo Kouya Marino image song & show theme song
  11. "GO!!" c/w "DEPARTURE" - 2002-04-24
    PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars Impact opening & ending theme
  12. "GET UP CRUSH FIGHTER!" (feat. Hironobu Kageyama & Rica Matsumoto & Eizo Sakamoto & Masaaki Endoh) c/w "Alright now! ~Movie Re-mix ver.~" (feat. Rica Matsumoto) - 2002-07-24
    Anime movie Gekito! Crush Gear Turbo: Kaizerburn no Chousen! insert song & ending theme
  13. "Nageki no Rosario" (嘆きのロザリオ Nageki no Rozario ?, "Rosary of Grief") c/w "Gasshin! God Gravion" (合神!ゴッドグラヴィオン ?, "Combine! God Gravion" feat. Masaaki Endoh)) - 2002-10-23
    TV anime Choujuushin Gravion opening theme & insert song
  14. "Go! Go! Rescue" (Go!Go!レスキュー Gō! Gō! Resukyū ?) c/w "March of Rescue Hero" (マーチ・オブ・レスキューヒーロー Māchi Obu Resukyū Hīrō ?) - 2003-02-26
    Both feat. Hiroshi Kitadani & Masaaki Endoh & Rica Matsumoto
    TV anime Shutsugeki! Machine Robo Rescue opening & ending theme
  15. "Little Wing" c/w "In the Chaos" - 2003-04-23
    Both feat. Masami Okui
    TV anime Scrapped Princess opening theme & TV anime Galaxy Angel (3rd season) final ending theme
  16. "SKILL" c/w "FOREVER & EVER" - 2003-04-23
    PlayStation 2 game 2nd Super Robot Wars Alpha opening & ending theme
  17. "The Gate of the Hell" (feat. Yoshiki Fukuyama) c/w "Senshi yo Nemure…" (戦士よ眠れ… ?, "Sleeping Soldier…" feat. Yoshiki Fukuyama) c/w "Majin Kenzan!!" (魔神見参!! ?, "Demon Arrives!!" feat. Masaaki Endoh) - 2003-08-06
    OVA Mazinkaiser: Shitou! Ankoku Daishogun opening & ending theme & insert song
  18. "Destination" c/w "Promise ~Mirai e no Chikai~" (Promise~未来への誓い~ ?, "Promise ~Vow to the Future~) - 2003-09-26
    Both feat. Rica Matsumoto
    PlayStation 2 game Sunrise World War from Sunrise Eiyuutan opening & ending theme
  19. "Kurenai no Kiba" (紅ノ牙 ?, "Crimson Fang") c/w "Ennō Gasshin! Sol Gravion!!" (炎皇合神!ソルグラヴィオン!! Ennō Gasshin! Soru Guravion!! ?, "Flame Emperor Combination! Sol Gravion!!" feat. Yoshiki Fukuyama) - 2004-01-21
    TV anime Choujuushin Gravion Zwei opening theme & insert song
  20. "VICTORY" c/w "Yakusoku no Chi" (約束の地 ?, "Promised Land") - 2004-04-21
    PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars MX opening & ending theme
  21. "DRAGON" c/w "No Serenity" (feat. Hironobu Kageyama & Masaaki Endoh & Yoshiki Fukuyama) - 2004-04-21
    OVA New Getter Robo opening & ending theme
  22. "VOYAGER" - 2004-05-26
    TV anime Panda-Z: The Robonimation opening & ending theme
  23. "Genkai Battle" (限界バトル Genkai Batoru ?, "Battle Limit") c/w "Battle Communication!!" - 2004-11-26
    TV anime Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX' 1st ending theme
  24. "Muv-Luv Alternative Insertion Song Collection" - 2005-05-25
    Includes "Asu e no Hōkō" (未来への咆哮 ?, "Rocks to Tomorrow" feat. Hironobu Kageyama & Hiroshi Kitadani & Yoshiki Fukuyama), "Tsubasa" ( ?, "Wings") by Hironobu Kageyama, and "Carry on" by Masaaki Endoh
  25. "Meikyū no Prisoner" (迷宮のプリズナー Meikyū no Purizunā ?, "Labyrinth Prisoner") c/w "Neppū! Shippū! Cybuster" (熱風!疾風!サイバスター Neppū! Shippū! Saibasutā ?, "Hot Wind! Strong Wind! Cybuster" feat. Hironobu Kageyama & Masaaki Endoh & Hiroshi Kitadani & Yoshiki Fukuyama) - 2005-06-22
    OVA Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation opening theme & insert song
  26. "GONG" c/w "Brother in Faith" - 2005-08-03
    PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 opening & ending theme
  27. "GARO ~SAVIOR IN THE DARK~" (牙狼~SAVIOR IN THE DARK~ ?) c/w "Fencer of GOLD" - 2006-01-25
    TV series GARO second opening theme
  28. "Break Out" c/w "The everlasting" - 2006-11-01
    TV anime Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars opening theme
  29. "RISING FORCE" c/w "Fight to the end ~Seisen~" (Fight to the end~聖戦~ ?, "Fight to the end ~Holy War~") - 2007-02-21
    TV anime Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Super Spirit Inspire theme song & image song
  30. "STORMBRINGER" c/w "Dead or Alive" - 2007-04-25
    TV anime Kotetsushin Jeeg opening theme & insert song
    "STORMBRINGER" features Ichirou Mizuki in his only performance since his semi-retirement
  31. "Divine love" (feat. Hiroshi Kitadani) c/w "IN FATE" - 2007-04-25
    TV anime Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan opening theme & PlayStation 2 game Saint Beast: Rasen no Shou theme song
  32. "DRAGON STORM 2007" c/w "SPACE GATE #2" - 2007-08-08
    Professional wrestling event DRAGON GATE official theme song for 2007
  33. "Rocks" c/w "PORTAL" - 2007-08-08
    PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations opening & ending theme and PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden opening theme
  34. "No Border" c/w "HERO" - 2008-01-23
    JAM Project's Original Single
  35. "Crest of“Z's”" c/w "Cosmic Dance" - 2008-09-26
    PlayStation 2 game Super Robot Wars Z opening and ending theme
  36. "Hello Darwin! ~Kōkishin on Demand~" (ハローダーウィン!~好奇心オンデマンド~ Harō Dāwin! ~Kōkishin on Demando~ ?, "Hello Darwin! ~Curiosity on Demand~") c/w "Hallelujah!!" (晴レルヤ!! Hareruya!! ?) - 2008-10-22
    TV anime Sgt. Frog 9th opening theme and 16th ending theme
  37. "No Border (English ver.)" c/w "HERO (English ver.)" - 2009-01-25
    Digitally released to the Japanese iTunes Store
  38. "Space Roller Coster GO GO!" c/w "Hasta Mañana!!" (アスタマニア~ナ!! Asuta Maniāna!! ?) - 2009-03-04
    Anime movie Kero Zero: It's a Start! All Set!! (ケロ0 出発だよ! 全員集合!! Kerozero Shuppatsu dayo! Zen'in Shūgō ?) theme
    "Space Roller Coster GO GO!" features the J-pop group NICE GIRL μ in their first collaboration work.
  39. "Rescue Fire" (レスキューファイアー Resukyū Faiā ?) c/w "Three Souls" - 2009-05-27
    TV series Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire opening theme
  40. "Shugojin-The Guardian" (守護神-The guardian ?) c/w "Godest!" - 2009-08-05
    TV anime Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen 2nd opening Theme
  41. "Battle No Limit!" c/w "Bonds of Friendship" - 2009-10-07
    TV anime Battle Spirits: Shōnen Gekiha Dan opening Theme
  42. "Bōken Ō ~Across the legendary kingdom~" (冒険王 ~Across the legendary kingdom~ ?, "Adventure King ~Across the Legendary Kingdom~") c/w "BIG BANG EXPLOSION ~Song for Ragnarok Party~" - 2009-10-28
    Online Game Ragnarok Online Ragnarok World Championship 2009 event theme song
  43. "Baku-chin Kan-ryo! Rescue Fire" (爆鎮完了!レスキューファイアー Bakuchin Kanryō! Resukyū Faiā ?, "Explosive Extinguishing Complete! Rescue Fire") c/w "Ide yo GaiaLeon" (いでよ ガイアレオン Ide yo Gaiareon ?, "Come Forth GaiaLeon" feat. Masaaki Endoh) - 2009-11-11
    TV series Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire new opening theme

Albums

  1. BEST Project ~JAM Project Best Collection~
    Released on 2002-03-06
    1. "CRUSH GEAR FIGHT!"
    2. "Hagane no Messiah"
    3. "LADY FIGHTER!"
    4. "STORM"
    5. "FIRE WARS"
    6. "In my Heart"
    7. "SOULTAKER"
    8. "Unmei no Ito"
    9. "TORNADO"
    10. "Danger Zone"
    11. "CRAZY REVOLUTION"
    12. "RISING"
    13. "Ai da yo ne!! ~Gear o Tsunagou~"
    14. "Kaze ni Nare!"
    15. Over the Top!"
    16. "POWER"
    17. "KI·ZU·NA"
  2. FREEDOM ~JAM Project Best Collection II~
    Released on 2003-09-03
    1. "SKILL (album version)"
    2. "Nageki no Rosario"
    3. "Little Wing"
    4. "FREEDOM"
    5. "Gasshin! God Gravion"
    6. "GO! GO! Rescue"
    7. "in the Chaos"
    8. "GET UP CRUSH FIGHTER!"
    9. "DEPARTURE"
    10. "Alright now! (remix version)"
    11. "March of Rescue Hero"
    12. "Kaze no EAGLE"
    13. "GO!!"
    14. "FOREVER & EVER"
    15. "DAYS ~Bokura no Mirai~" (DAYS~僕らの未来~ Deizu ~Bokura no Mirai~ ?, "DAYS ~Our Future~")
  3. JAM-ISM ~JAM Project Best Collection III~
    Released on 2004-09-23
    1. "VICTORY"
    2. "Kurenai no Kiba"
    3. "VOYAGER"
    4. "Cry for the Earth"
    5. "DRAGON"
    6. "Destination"
    7. "Senshi yo Nemure…"
    8. "Yakusoku no Chi"
    9. "Majin Kenzan!!"
    10. "No Serenity"
    11. "The Gate of the Hell"
    12. "Promise ~Mirai e no Chikai~"
    13. "Ennō Gasshin! Sol Gravion!!"
    14. "Peaceful One"
  4. Olympia ~JAM Project Best Collection IV~
    Released on 2006-04-05
    1. "GONG (album version)"
    2. "GARO ~SAVIOR IN THE DARK~"
    3. "Olympia"
    4. "Genkai Battle"
    5. "Meikyū no Prisoner"
    6. "Battle Communication!!"
    7. "Asu e no Hōkō"
    8. "Protect you"
      Super Robot Wars Original Generation The Animation Vol.1 ending theme
    9. "Fencer of GOLD"
    10. "Name of the Truth"
      Super Robot Wars Original Generation The Animation Vol.2 ending theme
    11. "Hoshizora no Requiem" (星空のレクイエム Hoshizora no Rekuiemu ?, "Requiem of a Starry Sky")
      Super Robot Wars Original Generation The Animation Vol.3 ending theme
    12. "Neppū! Shippū! Cybuster"
    13. "Brother in Faith"
  5. Big Bang ~JAM Project Best Collection V~
    Released on 2007-07-04
    1. "Break Out"
      First opening theme for Super Robot Wars Original Generation Divine Wars'
    2. "STORMBRINGER"
    3. "Name ~Kimi no Namae wa~"
    4. "Salvage"
      Galaxy Angel II ending theme song (feat. Rica Matsumoto & Masami Okui)
    5. "Divine love"
    6. "RISING FORCE"
    7. "Dead or Alive"
    8. "Emblem ~Meimo Naki Eiyūtachi e~"
    9. "DRAGON STORM 2007"
    10. "Fight to the end ~Seisen~"
    11. "IN FATE"
    12. "The everlasting"
    13. "Garimpeiro"
  6. Get over the Border ~JAM Project Best Collection VI~
    Released on 2008-08-06
    1. "Get over the Border"
    2. "No Border"
    3. "Rocks"
    4. "Legend of the Heroes"
    5. "Tsubasa"
    6. "SHURAKI"
      PV Song for the Shuraki Trinity figures
    7. "Milky Way"
    8. "BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE"
    9. "NEW GENERATION! 〜KOBE to the WORLD〜"
      DRAGON GATE Theme Song
    10. "Portal"
    11. "Hurricane LOVE" (ハリケーンLOVE Harikēn Rabu ?)
    12. "HERO"
    13. "Sempre Sonhando ~Yume Oibito~" (Sempre Sonhando〜夢追人〜 Senpure Soniāndo ~Yume Oibito~ ?, "Always Dreaming ~Dream Chasers~")
  7. Seventh Explosion ~JAM Project Best Collection VII~
    Released on 2009-11-25
    1. "Seventh Explosion"
    2. "Crest of Z's"
    3. "Rescue Fire"
      Tomica Hero Rescue Fire 1st Opening Theme
    4. "Shugojin-The Guardian"
    5. "Hello Darwin! ~Kōkishin on Demand~"
    6. "Cosmic Dance"
    7. "Godest!"
    8. "Hasta Mañana!!"
    9. "Battle No Limit!"
    10. "Space Roller Coaster GO GO!"
    11. "Bonds of Friendship"
    12. "Hallelujah!!"
    13. "Three souls"
    14. "Only One (For Chūgoku 2010 Nen Shanhai Banpaku ~ Japanese ver.)" (Only One (For中国2010年上海万博〜Japanese ver.) ?, "Only One (For China 2010 Shanghai World Expo ~ Japanese ver.))
      Shanghai World Expo 2010 Official Theme song
  8. MAXIMIZER ~Decade of Evolution~
    Scheduled for release June 2010
    JAM Project's original album, as announced on their website. To be tied in on their 2010 World tour.[2]

Other

  • Super Robot Wars Alpha ORIGINAL STORY D-2
    • "Neppū! Shippū! Cybuster EDGEWIRED version" (featuring Eizo Sakamoto and Masaaki Endoh)
    • Released on 2001-05-23 (game soundtrack)
  • JAM FIRST PROCESS
    Released on 2002-03-21
    1. "Ready Go!! ~Song for J's Tamashii~" (Ready Go!!~Song for J's 魂~ ?, "Ready Go!! ~Song for J's Spirit~")
    2. "The End of Day ~Megami Claudia no Sentaku~" (The End of Day~女神クラウディアの選択~ The End of Day ~Megami Kuraudia no Sentaku~ ?, "The End of Day ~Choice of Goddess Claudia~")
    3. "NOTE"
    4. "Girls be ambitious"
    5. "DESPERATE"
    6. "Meguri Aeta Kiseki" (めぐり逢えた奇跡 ?, "A Miracle Happened")
    7. "Super Soul"
    8. "Precious"
    9. "Mizu ni Utsurutsuki ~my heart~" (水に映る月~my heart~ ?, "Moon Reflected in the Water ~my heart~")
    10. "Deep so deep"
  • Emblem (エンブレム Enburemu ?) mini-album
    Released on 2006-03-08 / TV anime Yomigaeru Sora - Rescue Wings ending theme, insert & image song collection
    1. "Emblem ~Meimo Naki Eiyūtachi e~" (エンブレム~名も無き英雄達へ~ Enburemu ~Meimo Naki Eiyūtachi e~ ?, "Emblem ~To the Nameless Heroes~" feat. Hironobu Kageyama)
    2. "CLOWN" (feat. Masaaki Endoh)
    3. "Kazaranai Namida no mama de…" (飾らない涙のままで… ?, "The Rugged Left in Tears…" feat. Hiroshi Kitadani)
    4. "Aoku Nare" (青くなれ ?, "When Blue" feat. Yoshiki Fukuyama)
    5. "Emblem ~Meimo Naki Eiyūtachi e~ (off vocal version)"
    6. "CLOWN (off vocal version)"
    7. "Kazaranai Namida no mama de… (off vocal version)"
    8. "Aoku Nare (off vocal version)"
  • Muv-Luv Alternative Vocal Cancels "Name"
    Released on 2007-12-26
    • "Name ~Kimi no Na wa~" (Name~君の名は~ "Name ~Your Name is~" ?)
  • Lucky Star Re-Mix002 ~Lucky Star no Kiwami, Ahh Shiteyanyo~
    Released on 2007-12-26
    • "JAM ga Mottetta! Sailor Fuku" (JAMがもってった!セーラーふく JAM ga Mottetta! Sērāfuku ?, "JAM is With Them! Sialor Fuku")
  • JAM PROJECT World Flight 2008 Best Selection (2008 exclusive world tour best album)
  • "Super Robot Wars JAM Project Songs" (『スーパーロボット大戦』JAM Project主題歌集~ ?)
    Released on 2008-12-25
  • "Kanjite Knight" (感じてKnight Kanjite Naito ?, "Emotion Knight") by ULTIMATE LAZY for MAZINGER
    Released on 2009-04-22/TV Animation Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen opening theme
    Based on LAZY's old song. Kanjite Knight is revived by LAZY and performed along with Tamio Okuda, Kazuyoshi Saito and JAM Project under the group name "ULTIMATE LAZY for MAZINGER".
  • "Nico Nico Douga Selection -A Waste of Talent-" (ニコニコ動画せれくちょん~才能の無駄遣い~ Nikoniko Douga Selection -Saino no Mudazukai- ?)
    Released on 2009-07-01
    Contains JAM Project's Version of "Omoide wa Okkusenman!"
  • Gundam Tribute from Lantis (ガンダムトリビュート from Lantis Gandamu Toribyūto from Lantis ?)
    Released on 2009-12-09
    Contains JAM Project's Version of "Ai Senshi"

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