Otokogumi

Otokogumi
Otokogumi

Otokogumi

Otokogumi (男闘呼組) was a Japanese rock group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their debut single, DAYBREAK, was released on August 24, 1988. The activities of this group stopped on June 30, 1993.
Trivia
  • The first name of Otokogumi was Detarame Rock Band (でたらめロックバンド) then changed Tokyo (東京). Then renamed as Tokyo Otokogumi (東京男組).
  • The members of Otokogumi were nicknamed “Johnny’s Jimusho no Ochikobore” (The students who couldn’t keep up at school of Johnny’s), probably because none of them finished high school.
  • Otokogumi, Shonentaiand Hikaru GENJI were known as the Shonen Gosanke (少年御三家). Shonen Gosanke in Japanese means the big three.
  • Only Okamoto Kenichiremains in Johnny’s.
Members
  • Maeda Kouyou(keyboard)
  • Narita Shouji(lead guitar)
  • Okamoto Kenichi(rhythm guitar)
  • Takahashi Kazuya(bass)
Discography
Single
  1. [1988.08.24] DAYBREAK
  2. [1988.12.27] Aki (秋)
  3. [1989.02.28] TIME ZONE
  4. [1989.08.02]CROSS TO YOU
  5. [1990.01.24] DON’T SLEEP
  6. [1991.01.17] ANGEL
  7. [1992.06.03] Nemuri ni Tsuku Mae ni (眠りつく前に)
  8. [1992.07.01] THURSDAY MORNING
  9. [1992.08.05] THE FRONT
  10. [1992.08.21] TOKYO Plastic Shonen (TOKYOプラスティック少年)
Album
  1. [1988.09.26] Otokogumi (男闘呼組)
  2. [1989.06.28] Otokogumi Nimaime (男闘呼組 二枚目)
  3. [1990.03.28] San (参)
  4. [1991.02.21] I’m Waiting 4 You
  5. [1992.06.21] Go no Ichi… Higenjitsu… (5の1…非現実… )
  6. [1992.07.22] Go no Ni… Saininshiki… (5の2…再認識… )
  7. [1992.08.21] Go no San… Mugenjitsu… (5の3…無限実… )
  8. [1993.08.21] Roku de Nashi (ロクデナシ)
Best Album
  1. [1992.12.02] BEST OF BALLADS
  2. [1994.11.23] NEW BEST OTOKOGUMI (NEW BEST 男闘呼組)
  3. [1999.11.20] HIT COLLECTION
Video
  1. [1986.xx.xx] Made in U.S.A
  2. [1987.xx.xx] BEST FRIEND
  3. [1988.xx.xx] Xing point
  4. [1988.xx.xx] Shounen Budoukan
  5. [1989.xx.xx] Shounen Budoukan II
  6. [1989.09.06] ENDLESS TRIP
  7. [1989.xx.xx] HELLO!! L.A. (Making of for the Glico “Almond Chocolate” CM)
  8. [1989.11.21] Otokogumi BIG TOUR ’89 in DOME
  9. [1990.08.24] Otokogumi 2,050,000byou no Kiseki
  10. [1992.11.01] Karera to Boku – Watashi to Jibun wa Minna Nakayoshi
  11. [2003.11.26] Otokogumi LIVE IN YOKOHAMA
  12. [2003.11.26] Otokogumi LIVE IN YOKOHAMA
Photobooks
  • [1988] East meets West
  • [1988] Rock Hasengen LIVE Live Live
  • [1989] BREAK THE SILENCE
  • [1990] NON STOP GETAWAY
  • [1991] ROUGH EDGES
Stage Plays
  • Slub Boys (スラブ・ボーイズ)
Media Appearances
Variety Show
  • Kin-chan no doko made yaru no!? (1985)
  • Aidoru Hanagumi Otokogumi (1986)
CM
  • [1989] Glico “Almond Chocolate”
Advertisements