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 group.
FLOW released an indie debut album in 2001, and the 5-piece band’s fast ascent to the top of the mainstream J-Pop scene has been virtually unstoppable since then. In 2003, they released their last indie single “Okuru Kotoba”, a punk rock cover of a well-known 70s Japanese tune, and sold 270,000 units. That same year, they signed with Ki/oon Records and followed up the single’s success with their first major-label album release SPLASH!!!, which reached number two on the Oricon chart.
By the spring of 2004, FLOW had become a household name with 7 of their records picked up to be theme songs for commercials and TV shows. Then, in April 2004, “GO!!!” was chosen as the opening song for the popular anime series Naruto. The song became an instant hit and the first of over 20 anime theme songs that FLOW would create, including Beelzebub, Code Geass, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Durarara!!x2 Ketsu, Eureka SeveN, Heroman, Naruto: Shippuuden, Persona Trinity Soul, Samurai Flamenco, and Tales of Zestiria the X.
FLOW ANIME BEST was released in April 2011 in Japan and in May 2011 in the U.S. Their second anime best album, FLOW ANIME BEST -KIWAMI- was released in 2015, followed by their first-ever world tour which included Japan and seven other countries.
In July 2017, FLOW began their 15th anniversary year with the release of a new mini-album Fighting Dreamers. This 15th anniversary commemorative album features 11 anime voice actors taking part in the lead song’s chorus, and each of the 5 band members writing a new song, coming together to create an album representing FLOW’s new era.
FLOW recently finished the first round of their celebration tour in Fukuoka on August 6th, 2017.
Following their nationwide 6-city tour, FLOW has announced a special, one-night-only concert on December 21st titled “FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 ～Anime-only～”, which will include 21 songs from anime-related works.
USA appearances include Anime Fest (2006, 2014), Fanime (2010, 2011), Anime Central (2011), Anime Matsuri (2012), Anime Expo (2016), Otakon (2017)
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