m.o.v.e

Formed 1997. Disbanded 16 March 2013.

Japanese band

Biography

Move (styled as M.O.V.E or m.o.v.e, and previously as move) was a Japanese musical group. The group consisted of yuri (Yuri Masuda (益田 祐里, Masuda Yuri?)) on vocals and motsu (Mototaka Segawa (瀬川 素公, Segawa Mototaka?)) performing the rapping. t-kimura (Takashi Kimura (木村 貴志, Kimura Takashi?)) (producer) left the band in 2008.

t-kimura formed the band move and by 1997 they released their first single "Rock it Down", but they achieved fame when their follow-up 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.

Move is perhaps best known for the unique style with which they blend rock, rap, electronica, metal, and many other genres into their music. Move 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". They 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]"

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