Kobukuro (コブクロ) is a Japanese Folk band signed up to Warner Music Japan. They were formed in 1998, and debuted in 1999 as an indies artist. 'Kobukuro' is a Portmanteau between their names; Kobuchi Kentarou and Kuroda Shunsuke. Their first indies album, Saturday 8:PM, reached #1 on the HMV Indies Chart, while their next, Root of my mind, reached #2.
They were later signed up to Warner Music Japan in 2001, and debuted in March with the single Yell, which reached #4 on Oricon charts. Though they steadily climbed in fame and sucess, their major break through single was Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana in 2005, which was used as the theme song to the dorama Ruri no Shima. It was so sucessful that it became the #15 single of the year. Their next single Sakura also continued on with the extreme sucess that they had gained, reaching #61 on the 2005 yearly charts yet still charting highly throughout 2006.
Kobuchi Kentarou (小渕健太郎)
Kuroda Shunsuke (黒田俊介)
Saturday 8:PM (Indies)
Root of my mind (Indies)
MUSIC MAN SHIP
YOU / miss you
Negai no Uta / Taiyou (願いの詩 / 太陽)
Yuki no Furanai Machi (雪の降らない街)
Towa ni Tomo ni / Million Films (永遠にともに)
Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana (ここにしか咲かない花)
Sakura (Spring Package) (桜)
Kimi to Iu Na no Tsubasa (君という名の翼)
Aoku Yasashiku (蒼く 優しく)
Toki No Ashioto (時の足音)
DVD / VHS
I'm Making Progress (Indies)
"Zeppu" 52.96hectopascal (絶風) (Indies)
Kobukuro LIVE! GO! LIFE! (コブクロ)
LIVE TOUR '04 "MUSIC MAN SHIP" FINAL
Collaboration / Other
Heart Music Sasaji Produce Works (YELL)
Minna no Uta Best Hit Collection (DVD) (Towa ni Tomo ni)
The Japan Gold Disc Award 2006 (Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana)
WINDING ROAD (with 絢香)
Anata To (あなたと) (with 絢香)
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