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Janne Da Arc


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(1991 – present)

Janne Da Arc (ジャンヌダルク) was a band. They were able to mix an edgy, crisp sound with catchy melodies-satisfying both hardcore / fans and those who prefer simple melody.

members :
Yasu (currently in Acid Black Cherry) as vocalist
you on guitar
松本和之/DAMIJAW (Kazuyuki Matsumoto / ka-yu) on bass
kiyo on keyboards
Shuji on drums

Osaka 1989. At the age of 14, Yasu and Ka-yu, who went to school together, decide to form a band. The two recruit Kiyo and Chiba. The formation is Yasu on vocals, Ka-yu on bass, Chiba on drums and Kiyo on keyboard. For unknown reasons, Ka-yu then leaves the band and is replaced by Ino. In 1990, the band is given the name Okyan Teiisu.

In 1991, you joins the group as the new guitarist. The name Janne Da Arc is now adopted, inspired by a character from the manga Violence Jack, created by Go Nagai.

Chiba leaves the group for several months in 1992, and Shuji becomes the backup drummer for the band until Chiba returns. In that same year, Ka-yu returns, and the group begins their time as an indies band in the Japanese rock scene, recording their first demo tape in November. Two more demo tapes follow in 1993 and 1994. In 1995, Chiba leaves the band for good and Shuji becomes the permanent drummer.


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  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: atmospheric metal, experimental

    29 Sep 9:41am Reply
  • NittaShun2

    JDA Official Fanclub on twitter

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    yasu, you, kiyo & shuji are participating in the DEAD END Tribute.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kTuNxFaiRy

    Lunatic Gate is pure eargasm \m/

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    Come on people .. have some faith in them :D they still have their fanclub active for all the solo projects.

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gabrielsquall

    I think that they are disbandad too, even because yasu is active with Acid Black Cherry

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • all-fiction

    Stay delusional, SamuraiSx. Just look at MALICE MIZER, totally not disbanded, right?

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mystique_x-men

    I've almost forgot about Janne da Arc! Shame on me. But I've fallen in love with Dearly again, amazing album!

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    Today is their 17th anniversary :')

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    it's not the fact it's just your opinion based on current situation. My fact is that they aren't disbanded since THEY didn't announced this. It's just long hiatus. And I won't acknowledge it as disabnd until the members state it officially. It's not upon you to change wiki as you want, if it's like that EVeryone could do whatever they want and change info based on their opinions, and it's a MESS. so please without such self-based statements. also As I said, others who are new to this band or others who aren't much accustomed to it will missunerstand this info which is not official.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou

    Look, whether we think they're disbanded or not, the fact of the matter is that the band is no longer active (by active I mean releasing/touring together). I think we can agree on that fact. Like I said before, the wiki could always be updated if they did come back. No ones going to be confused by any of us saying they've disbanded after 7 years of inactivity.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    they AREN'T disbanded ! you can't put that in info if official announce from band isn't done! they are still active as solo so they just need time to regain together again, also fanclub is still on and not a word is said about such things, Please DON'T confuse other people with such info based on personal opinions.

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou

    In a fit of boredom, I updated the wiki. Nothing too drastic. Changed the wording in a couple spots, and put a couple of things in the past tense. Haha don't hate me :) Oh and damn, just realized how young some of y'all are.

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    Come on guys ! :D if they are why do they still share their fanclub ?

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Nagashiwa

    yeah for me Janne Da Arc disbanded.

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Divlyfein

    Wow I can't believe it has been that long already. In terms of a typical Japanese band hiatus 6 years is literally ancient. I'm going to be listening to them like crazy again though. Janne Da Arc was one of the first Japanese bands I ever started listening too. ^_^

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou

    After being on hiatus for over 6 years now, I think it's safe to update the bands status to being disbanded. If they reform, you can always update the wiki to reflect that.

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    @xclaimation And that's what worries me about JDA's future xD

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • xclaimation

    problem is yasu is doing too good solo :P

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • NittaShun2

    What is your fav. era of janne ?? I love their indies & D.N.A era the most.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
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