12012

Origin: Osaka, Japan

Genre(s): Metal, rock

Years active: 2003–present

Label(s): Under Code Production
Universal Music Japan

Website: 12012.jp

Members: Wataru Miyawaki
Hiroaki Sakai
Yūsuke Suga
Tomoyuki Enya
Tōru Kawauchi



12012 is a Japanese rock band. Formed in 2003 in Osaka Prefecture, the group centers its work around the concept of "madness inside a human" (ningen no naimen ni okeru kyōki). 12012 is also the penal code for the possession of a dangerous weapon in California. The group sometimes performs as "kyōki shoji", which is a translation of that offense. They are a visual kei band, and consider their appearance as part of they way they express their music.

In 2007, the band performed the ending theme, Cyclone, to the Gonzo anime TV series, Romeo x Juliet, its single being released by Universal Music Japan on June 13, 2007. The group has also toured Japan on many occasions as well as performing at concerts in numerous international locations.

In September 2007, vocalist Miyawaki Wataru was arrested for assault on a woman. After a night of heavy drinking, it was reported he had tried to strangle a female acquaintance. It was resolved out of court, and the charges were later dropped. On October 17, 2007, Wataru posted an apology in his blog.


Lineup

  Wataru Miyawaki– lead vocals

  Hiroaki Sakai– guitar

  Yūsuke Suga– guitar

  Tomoyuki Enya– bass

  Tōru Kawauchi– drums


Discography

Albums

  Increasingly (April 28, 2004)


  Bell Salem (October 6, 2004)


  Knight Mare (November 3, 2004)


  Shin -Deep- (December 1, 2004)


  Increasingly -Kanzen Ban- (June 15, 2005)


  Not Obtain+1 (February 1, 2006)


  Play Dolls (February 1, 2006)


  Diamond (December 12, 2007)



Singles

  "Depression Sign" (July 23, 2003)

  "Shudder" (March 31, 2004)

  "Shuu" (December 12, 2004)

  "Hitori" (February 11, 2005)

  "Swallow" (March 16, 2005)

  "Sick" (March 16, 2005)

  "Depression Sign -Kanzen Ban-" (Depression Sign -, June 15, 2005)

  "Shudder -Kanzen Ban-" (June 15, 2005)

  "Icy -Cold City-" (12 December 2005)

  "Orion" (February 17, 2006)

  "Heart" (May 10, 2006)

  "Pistol" (September 20, 2006)

  "Wana" (October 18, 2006)

  "Over..." (November 15, 2006)

  "Cyclone" (June 13, 2007)

  "Shine" (October 17, 2007)

  "Merry Go World" (April 16, 2008)

  "Taiyou" (August 20, 2008)

  "Aitai Kara...." (October 29, 2008)


Home video

  Crom (April 20, 2005)

  Created Movie 1 ~Kakuu Toshi Taihai Byōsha~ (July 27, 2005)

  Macrograph (September 28, 2005)

  Heart: The clip (May 31, 2006)

  Hide & Seek ~Tour 2006~ (August 30, 2006)

  Japanesque Rock Collectionz Cure DVD 02 (October 25, 2006)

  Created Movie 2 ~Modern Films~ (December 13, 2006)

  XII Party (February 21, 2007)

  5th Anniversary Special Live Arashi(5th Anniversary Special Live September 24,2008)


Photobooks

  Croon After the Bed (January 25, 2006)

  Deracine (May 25, 2006)


 Please visit :

Official website (Japanese)

Official blog (Japanese)

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