Nationality : Japan
For the 13th Impact, Japan Expo is receiving as music guests of honor one of the most expected J-Rock band on the French and European scene: FLOW!
Meet FLOW for a conference and signing sessions
on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
FLOW live on Friday, July 6 at 7.30 pm
Originally formed in 1993 by TAKE and his older brother, vocalist KOHSHI, the band was named FLOW in 1998 and evolved into its current line-up in 2000, after bassist GOT'S, another vocalist KEIGO and drummer IWASAKI joined the siblings.
They released an indie debut album in 2001, and since then the band's fast ascent to the top of the mainstream J-Pop scene has been virtually unstoppable. In 2003, they released their last indie single Okuru Kotoba, a New Found Glory-style, punk rock cover of a well-known Japanese tune from the 70s.
That same year, they signed with Ki/oon Records and followed up the single's success with their first major release SPLASH!!!, which dashingly reached number two on the Oricon chart.
By the spring of the next year, FLOW has become a household name with at least 7 of their records picked up to be theme songs for commercials and TV shows. Then, in April 2004, GO!!! became the opening song for Naruto – an Anime series that was already massively popular in Japan. Needless to say the song became an instant hit and the first of many Anime theme songs that FLOW would come to create for Code Geass, Eureka SeveN, Naruto, Heroman or Persona Trinity Soul.
FLOW ANIME BEST includes 10 of these Anime theme songs and has been released in April 2011 in Japan and in May 2011 in the U.S. FLOW is ready to rock on the international arena for their growing fan base.
The single Hey!!! was released in Japan on August 31st, 2011. This song is being used as the third opening theme to the animation BEELZEBUB.
In 2012, both their new single Rock Climber and new album BLACK & WHITE will be released and they are the music guests of honor of Japan Expo 13th Impact!
- Conference: rock & Anime themes Thursday 05 July, 14h45-16h15, Japan Expo stage
- Signing session Thursday 05 July, 16h30-18h00, Signing #2
- Signing session Saturday 07 July, 11h00-12h30, Signing #3
First come, first served
- Signing session Saturday 07 July, 14h00-15h30, Signing #3
- Signing session Sunday 08 July, 13h00-14h30, Signing #2
- Signing session Sunday 08 July, 16h00-17h30, Signing #2