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(1998 – 2011)

Kagrra, originally started out in 1998 as a band called CROW under Key Party records. The band ceased activities after their last concert in Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall on March 3rd, 2011.

Band members:
Vocal: 一志 (Isshi), Guitar: 楓弥 (Akiya), Guitar: 真 (Sin), Bass: 女雅 (Nao), Drums: 白水 (Izumi).

They released 1 mini album and a live DVD during the time as CROW, and toured with their ‘brother band’ Lar~Mia. CROW were known as the “Black feathers” and Lar~Mia the “white feathers”. It was during this time that they wrote the popular song Hyakki Yakou.

After being very successful, CROW changed their name, their record label, and left their ‘brother band’ behind. In 2000, they renamed themselves Kagrra under PS Company records. Kagrra is a deliberate misspelling of the Japanese word 神楽, or “kagura” (a traditional Japanese dance). It means “music of the gods”.

They joined teams with Dué le quartz and Ash for the TRIBAL WARNING tour, and together they released the WARNING! single in September 2001.
It was also with this record label that they started working with their album cover designer Fukaya Yoichiro, and his work has become somewhat of a trademark within Kagrra fan communities.

After signing under Columbia records in 2003, Kagrra added a comma (,) after their name to symbolize the dark side of the Chinese Yin Yang.

In 2007, Kagrra, moved from the Columbia Entertainment label, along with fellow PSC artists MIYAVI and the GazettE, to their new major label ‘’. Along with this move, they took a much more drastic change to image - wearing more ‘high fashion’ than anything considered ‘VK’.

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  • flower_a7x

    bittersweet feelings every time i listen to them [13]

    24 Jul 9:25pm Reply
  • BlackfuckinFlag

    I listen to Gorgoroth too. =(

    25 Apr 9:15pm Reply
  • blvmbe

    w thus spake the greasy polack that listens to gorgoroth

    20 Apr 4:42pm Reply
  • Shinyis

    ↓ maybe... *v*

    19 Mar 12:57pm Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    GAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    19 Feb 8:52pm Reply
  • jihos

    bittersweet feelings every time i listen to them [12]

    8 Jan 8:54pm Reply
  • all-fiction

    Best PS Company band.

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • HadexVN

    I love their music. I cherish their music and even though Isshi's gone R.I.P. they are still amazing! <333

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Saturninne

    OMG, i miss this band so much. Isshiさん安らかにお休みください。

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hiroki011

    I miss Isshi so much :(

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • semi-vivida

    does anyone have some news about the members? It has been a long time since I listened to their music and today I felt so nostalgic and curious to know what happened after Isshi passed away :((((

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ChanyeolVirus

    R.I.P Isshi [2] TT-TT I miss Kagrra so much~

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • epsonnakajima

    R.I.P Isshi

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • aguztine8chan

    I miss you...

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sanguineous

    A really wonderful, talented band. <3 I didn't know of their disbandment or Isshi's demise before coming here; I can definitely empathize with the bittersweet feelings expressed by others commenters. :( But I do love Kagrra,'s music. It grips my heart and squeezes every time. <3 It's music I can get lost in.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JJM1

    I had not listened to Kagrra, since sometime in '09, but a recent curiosity to re-visit them made me completely remember my love for these guys. It was however disappointing to read about the band breaking up and even more so saddening to hear of Isshi's passing. A truly great band and vocalist lost, but not forgotten. Rest in peace, buddy.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    so they added the comma when they signed for PS Company in 2004 with the Urei single, right?

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Red_Pain

    bittersweet feelings every time i listen to them [11]

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • forgetmenot

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISSHI!! X)

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MELODYsCrown

    R.I.P. Isshi :( bittersweet feelings every time i listen to them [10] There are some songs that make me cry everytime I give them a listen.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
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