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Lands
Origin Japan
Genres Rock
Years active 2009 (2009)–2010
Labels J Storm
Website www.j-storm.co.jp/others
Members
Jin Akanishi
Takeshi Kobayashi

Lands (stylized as LANDS) is a temporary musical band created by the producer of Japanese pop-rock band Mr. Children, Takeshi Kobayashi (小林 武史 Kobayashi Takeshi ?). The group was created to promote the film Bandage, which stars KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi as the leader and vocalist Natsu (ナツ ?) of the fictional band. The band released their debut single "Bandage", on November 25, 2009.[1] The single topped the Oricon chart selling 211,000 copies in the first week.[2]

History

In October of 2008, it was announced that Jin Akanishi would be starring in a film titled Bandage, where he would play the character Natsu the leader and vocalist of Lands, a four member band that is set in the 1990's.[3] The film was directed by Takeshi Kobayashi, who was also chosen to create the music for the film.[3] In early November it was reveled that Kobayashi wrote at least five songs for the film and that the fictional band would be planning a "real world" debut.[4] In September 2009, it was reported that Lands would make their debut later in the fall with the single, "Bandage".[5] Nearly a month later it was confirmed that the single would be released on November 25, 2009.[6]

Upon the release of the single it debuted at number-one on the Oricon single chart.[2] The band released their debut—and last album, Olympos on January 13, 2010.[7] On January 19, 2010, the group will hold a concert titled, Lands Last Live.[7]

References

  1. ^ (Japanese) "赤西仁が歌う映画『BANDAGE バンデイジ』主題歌を着うた(R)でゲット". Livedoor. November 12, 2009. http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/4447785/. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
  2. ^ a b "Charts: Akanishi's LANDS, GReeeeN". Tokyograph. December 2, 2009. http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-5532. Retrieved December 22, 2009.  
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) "削除された「KAT-TUN・赤西仁、主演映画決定」の怪情報". Cyzo Woman. Livedoor. October 29, 2008. http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/3877622/. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
  4. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUN赤西仁の初主演映画にパクリ疑惑が発覚!?". Cyzo. Livedoor. November 4, 2008. http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/3885492/. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
  5. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUN赤西 役柄そのままソロCD". Sponichi. Sponichi Annex. September 8, 2009. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2009/09/08/02.html. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
  6. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUNの赤西仁と小林武史が期間限定ユニット結成". Natalie. Livedoor. October 23, 2009. http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/4412693/. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
  7. ^ a b (Japanese) "赤西“LANDS”、最初で最後のアルバムが初日首位". Oricon. January 14, 2010. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/confidence/72428/. Retrieved January 16, 2010.  
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