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M.o.v.e

m.o.v.e (also spelled as M.O.V.E; formerly known as move) is a 3-member Japanese musical group. The group consists of Yuri [] on vocals, Motsu [] on the rapping, and T-Kimura [] as the producer.

In 1996 after the break up of T-Kimura's previous project Favorite Blue, he formed the band move and by 1997 they released their first single Rock it Down, but they achieved fame when their followup single, Around the world was used in the anime Initial D. In 2005, the group changed their name by adding abbreviation marks between letters and are currently still signed with the avex tune recording label. The same year, the band traveled to the United States and performed at the Anime USA convention in Northern Virginia.

m.o.v.e is perhaps best known for the unique style with which they blend rock, rap, electronica, metal, and many other genres into their music. m.o.v.e are also well-known for their contribution of opening and closing theme songs for the Initial D series. These include around the world, Rage your dream, BREAK IN2 THE NITE, Blazin' Beat, Gamble Rumble, DOGFIGHT, Blast My Desire, Nobody Reason and Noizy Tribe. The also provided the opening theme for the anime series Ikki Tousen with their song Drivin' Through the Night as well as the ending theme for the anime Final Fantasy Unlimited, Romancing Train, and the ending credits for KOEI's Dynasty Warriors 2 video game, Can't Quit This!!!! ~KNOCK'EM OUT~ [SH FUNK MIX]

Discography

CD singles

  1. ROCK IT DOWN (October 1, 1997)
  2. around the world (January 7, 1998)
  3. over drive (March 18, 1998)
  4. Rage your dream (May 13, 1998)
  5. BREAK IN2 THE NITE (November 11, 1998)
  6. platinum (June 30, 1999)
  7. Blazin' Beat (October 27, 1999)
  8. words of the mind --brandnew journey-- (January 19, 2000)
  9. sweet vibration (July 19, 2000)
  10. Gamble Rumble (January 11, 2001)
  11. SUPER SONIC DANCE (June 13, 2001)
  12. FLY ME SO HIGH (August 8, 2001)
  13. come together (December 19, 2001)
  14. Romancing Train (February 6, 2002)
  15. FUTURE BREEZE (June 26, 2002)
  16. ¡ WAKE YOUR LOVE ! (November 20, 2002)
  17. BURNING DANCE ~and other Japanimation songs~ (June 25, 2003)
  18. Painless PAIN (September 3, 2003)
  19. Blast My Desire (January 7, 2004)
  20. DOGFIGHT (May 26, 2004)
  21. GHETTO BLASTER (August 4, 2004)
  22. How To See You Again/Noizy Tribe (January 13, 2005)
  23. FREAKY PLANET (September 28, 2005)
  24. DISCO TIME (October 26, 2005)
  25. Raimei ~out of kontrol~ [雷鳴 ~out of kontrol~] (November 23, 2005)
  26. ANGEL EYES (December 14, 2005)
  27. Systematic Fantasy/Good Day Good Time (June 20, 2007)
  28. SPEED MASTER m.o.v.e. feat. 8-Ball with 8-Ball (August 22, 2007)
  29. Dive Into Stream (July 2, 2008)

iTunes Music Store USA Releases

  1. DOGFIGHT -- EP
    1. DOGFIGHT (English Version)
  2. Freaky Planet / Dogfight - Single
    1. FREAKY PLANET (English Version)
    2. DOGFIGHT (English Version)
  3. Vagabond / Noizy Tribe / Les Rhythms Digitals Mix - EP
    1. Vagabond (English Version)
    2. Noizy Tribe (English Version)
    3. Les Rhythms Digitals Mix
  4. The Longest Movie / Cafe Roza Mad Professor Mix - Single
    1. The Longest Movie
    2. cafe ROZA --for Johnny & Mary-- (MAD PROFESSOR Mix)

Albums

Original Album

  1. electrock (June 24, 1998)
  2. worlds of the mind (January 19, 2000)
  3. Operation Overload 7 (February 15, 2001)
  4. SYNERGY (February 27, 2002)
  5. DECADANCE (September 10, 2003)
  6. Deep Calm (January 28, 2004)
  7. BOULDER (January 26, 2005)
  8. GRID (January 25, 2006)

Remix Album

  1. remixers play move (March 23, 2000)
  2. SUPER EUROBEAT presents EURO movement (November 29, 2000)
  3. HYPER TECHNO MIX REVOLUTION I (May 30, 2001)
  4. HYPER TECHNO MIX REVOLUTION II (July 25, 2001)
  5. HYPER TECHNO MIX REVOLUTION III ~TRANCE VS. HARD CORE TECHNO~ (October 11, 2001)
  6. TropicanTrops (August 28, 2002)
  7. FAST FORWARD ~FUTURE BREAKBEATNIX~ (May 26, 2004)

Best Album

  1. move super tune -BEST SELECTIONS- (December 4, 2002)
  2. REWIND ~singles collection+~ (March 24, 2004)
  3. m.o.v.e 10th Anniversary MEGA BEST (October 3, 2007)

Live Album

  1. m.o.v.e 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY MEGALOPOLIS TOUR 2008 LIVE CD at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO (March 19, 2008)

DVD audio

  1. move super tune -BEST SELECTIONS- (January 28, 2004)

DVD video

  1. OVERDOSE POP STAR (November 1, 2000)
  2. SYNERGY CLIPS (March 13, 2002)
  3. FUTURE BREEZE+various works (June 26, 2002)
  4. ¡ WAKE YOUR LOVE ! DVD (November 20, 2002)
  5. Painless PAIN DVD (September 3, 2003)
  6. Blast My Desire (January 7, 2004)
  7. DOGFIGHT (May 26, 2004)
  8. m.o.v.e 10th Anniversary GIGA BEST (October 3, 2007)
  9. m.o.v.e 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY MEGALOPOLIS TOUR 2008 LIVE DVD at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO (March 19, 2008)

VHS video

  1. ELECTRIZE (October 7, 1998)
  2. electrizm (November 1, 2000)

Trivia

  • Takumi Fujiwara's car from the Initial D series, the Trueno AE86, appeared in the PV for "FREAKY PLANET".
  • The English version of "FREAKY PLANET" was used in a remix contest held by ACIDplanet.com The contest was held from August 31 2005 to October 31 2005. The winner had their track added onto the "GRID" album. This special track is listed as "Groovy Planet (London Stomp Mix)".
  • m.o.v.e has appeared, in anime form, within episodes 20-22 of Initial D: Fourth Stage. They were watching the races between Project.D and Purple Shadow.
  • m.o.v.e's PV for "Raimei ~out of kontrol~" paid homage to the Initial D series, by having themselves inserted from reality into the anime. In the PV, motsu (with t.kimura as passenger) battled Takumi Fujiwara (with yuri as passenger) in a downhill battle race.
  • m.o.v.e has appeared three times in the United States. Their first show was in Dallas, Texas as a musical guest for the anime convention AnimeFEST in 2003. They then appeared in Virginia as the musical guest for the anime convention AnimeUSA in 2005 (a short video clip is featured in their 2006 album "GRID"). They have also appeared at the 10th Anniversary of Sakura-Con, located in Seattle, WA, where they also celebrated their 10th anniversary.
  • They are currently working with 8Ball to do the soundtrack for the upcoming movie, SPEED MASTER.
  • Most of m.o.v.e's discography is now available on iTunes in the USA.
  • m.o.v.e member motsu recently collaborated with Hidaka Mitsuhiro of AAA and Akico of Amasia Landscape under the group name Mother Ninja.
  • m.o.v.e. has performed at three anime conventions in the United States, AnimeFest, Anime USA and Sakura-Con

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