Jumat, 24 Februari 2012



  • Origin : Okinawa, Japan
  • Genres : Rock, pop rock
  • Years active : 2008–present
  • Labels : 
      • gr8! Records (2008–2010)
      • Sony Records (2010–present)
  • Website : www.stereopony.com
  • Members :
    • Aimi
    • Nohana
    • Shiho
  • Past members :
    • Saki
  • Notable instruments
      • Fender 60's Telecaster Candy Apple Red
      • Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Black

Stereopony (ステレオポニー "Sutereoponī"), is a rock band that formed in Okinawa, Japan in 2007, consisting of Aimi (lead guitar/lead vocals), Nohana (bass guitar), and Shiho (drums). They are signed to the Sony Records music label.


  • Full name: Aimi Haraguni ( 原国 愛海 "Haraguni Aimi")
  • Born: September 4, 1990
  • Hometown: Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Guitar: Fender 60's Telecaster Candy Apple Red


Full Name: Nohana Kitajima ( 北島乃花 "Kitajima Nohana")
Born: September 16, 1989
Hometown: Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan
Guitar: Fender Deluxe Active P Bass BlackShiho


  • Full Name: Shiho Yamanoha ( 山入端 志帆 "Yamanoha Shiho")
  • Born: October 18, 1990
  • Hometown: Nago, Okinawa, Japan

Former members : 

Saki Shinjō 



Before their major debut, the band was named Mixbox. Under that name, the girls won the grand prize at the 2007 Young People Music Festival. Later, they renamed the band Stereopony and took part at the 2008 Okinawa Sound Stage with the song "Sayonara no Kisetsu" ("さよならの季節") that was supposed to be released as their debut single on September 24, 2008 but was canceled. The band gained their first opportunity on the Japanese rock radio program School of Lock!.

Major debut

They were officially announced of their major debut in June 2008. Their song "Hitohira no Hanabira" was the 17th ending theme for the anime series Bleach. The single was released on November 5, 2008. It ranked No. 25 on the Oricon weekly singles chart as well as winning second place in Rocochoku's Newcomer Competition in the same month. Their second single was "Namida no Mukou", released on February 11, 2009, which was used as the second opening theme for the second season of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime series. Their third single, "I Do It", is a collaboration with fellow Sony Music Japan singer YUI, and was released on April 22, 2009. YUI's musical producer Hisashi Kondo produced and directed the single.

On March 21, 2009, the girls performed at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas. A few months later, Stereopony released their debut album Hydrangea ga Saiteiru. It debuted at No. 7 on the Oricon weekly album chart. The song "Seishun ni, Sono Namida ga Hitsuyou da!" from the album was featured in a Japanese Lipton iced tea TV commercial. Shortly after, the band went on their first tour, A Hydrangea Blooms. Along with the tour goods, there were 50 signed Score Band books in each venue for purchase. In August 2009, Stereopony released their fourth single "Smilife". "Smilife" was used as the theme song for the 2009 anime film Yatterman: Shin Yatter Mecha Daishūgō! Omocha no Kuni de Daikessen da Koron!. Their fifth single, "Tsukiakari no Michishirube", was released on November 4, 2009. "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" was the opening theme to the 2009 anime series Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini. It was their second single to reach the top ten Oricon singles chart, peaking at No. 8. Stereopony's sixth single "Hanbunko" was released on September 17, 2010. It was the band's first cover; the song "Hanbunko" was originally released by Bivattchee in 2002. Stereopony's seventh single, "Over Drive", was released on May 12, 2010 and was used for the opening theme for the Japanese drama Pro Golfer Hana.

In June 2010, Stereopony released their second studio album Over The Border and returned to the United States to perform at AnimeNEXT, the first anime convention the band performed at in the United States.Over The Border was released on June 9, 2010 and ranked No. 12 on Oricon. Stereopony's national tour, Stereopony TOUR 2010 'Over The Border' (that was planned to start on July 26) was postponed due to Shiho's aggravated tendinitis. Their eighth single, "Chiisana Mahō", was released on December 8, 2010, and the title song was used as the first opening theme for the anime Tegami Bachi: Reverse. On January 14, 2011, fellow all-girl rock band Scandal announced on their official Twitter account that Stereopony and Scandal would be performing at Shibuya-AX with supporting acts from ByeByeBoy, Cossami and Hi-Lab. This collaboration, Band Yarō!! Vol. 2 (バンドやろうよ!! Vol.2) was scheduled for March 11, 2011. However, due to the "2011 Tōhoku earthquake", the performance was postponed to June 26, 2011.

Stereopony performed at Anime Boston 2011 as special guests at the Hynes Convention Center on April 23. They played a wide selection of songs from both albums and their latest single, as well as a cover ofGreen Day's "American Idiot". Shortly after returning from their appearance at Anime Boston, the group announced they would be providing the theme song to the 2011 film Tengoku kara no Yell (天国からのエール).[ Stereopony attended a press release event for the upcoming film, for which they are providing the theme song.

Stereopony collaborated with the band Kariyushi58 to produce the single "Tatoeba Utaenakunattara" (たとえば唄えなくなったら) released on August 10, 2011. Stereopony contributed the song "Akashi" (証) on the Zone tribute album Zone Tribute: Kima ga Kureta Mono (ZONEトリビュート~君がくれたもの~) released on August 10, 2011; "Akashi" is a cover of Zone's 2002 single. On July 16, 2011 Aimi officially started an Ameblo blog.[22] The band's tenth single, "Arigatō" (ありがとう), was released on September 28, 2011. The music video for "Arigatō", released on September 1, 2011, features film actor Abe Hiroshi; he is also on the cover of the version B release of the single. Stereopony released their third studio album More! More!! More!!! on December 7, 2011.


Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak Oricon
chart positions
2009Hydrangea ga Saiteiru
  • Released: June 17, 2009
  • Label: gr8! (SRCL-7046–7047, SRCL-7048)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
2010Over The Border
  • Released: June 9, 2010
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-7277, SRCL-7279)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
2011More! More!! More!!!
  • Released: December 7, 2011
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-7801–7802, SRCL-7803–7804, SRCL-7805)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
YearSongPeak Oricon
chart positions
2008"Hitohira no Hanabira"25Hydrangea ga Saiteiru
2009"Namida no Mukō"2
"I Do It"13
"Smilife"20Over The Border
"Tsukiakari no Michishirube"8
"Over Drive"28
"Chiisana Mahō"23More! More!! More!!!
2011"Tatoeba Utaenakunattara"52
Videos Albums
YearVideo detailsPeak Oricon
chart positions
20091st Tour A Hydrangea Blooms 2009
  • Released: December 16, 2009
  • Label: gr8! (SRBL-1417)
  • Format: DVD
2012Stereopony to Moushimasu: Miseinen-hen
  • Released: January 25, 2012
  • Label: Sony (SRBL-1512)
  • Format: DVD
Stereopony to Moushimasu: Seijin-hen
  • Released: February 1, 2012
  • Label: Sony (SRBL-1513)
  • Format: DVD
Music Videos
2008"Hitohira no Hanabira"Shigeaki Kubo
2009"Namida no Mukō"
"I Do It"
"Seishun ni, Sono Namida ga Hitsuyō da!"
"Smilife"Shigeaki Kubo
"Tsukiakari no Michishirube"Kensaku Kakimoto
2010"Hanbunko"Shigeaki Kubo
"Over Drive"Takatoshi Tsuchiya
"Chiisana Mahō"
Takahiro Miki
Takatoshi Tsuchiya
2011"Tatoeba Utaenakunattara"Takatoshi Tsuchiya
Other Album Appearances
2009"Namida no Mukō"Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Original Soundtrack 04Soundtrack to the anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Complete BestTheme song collection to the anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
"Tsukiakari no Michishirube"Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini Original SoundtrackSoundtrack to the anime TV series Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini.
2010"Namida no Mukō"Gundam 30th Anniversary Box: Gundam Songs 145CD box set of theme songs used in the Gundam series.
2011"Akashi"Zone Tribute: Kimi ga Kureta MonoTribute album for the band Zone. "Akashi" is a cover of Zone's 2002 single.

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