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    Website: http://gacharicspin.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gachapin_info
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    Gacharic Spin is an All Girl rock band formed in 2009 by former Japanese Gravure Idol and veteran Jrock bass player/musician Koga Michiko. Koga formed the band after leaving her former band, Pink Panda, in 2009. She wanted to stay true to her roots as an innovative rock group, rather than bend to the record label desires to lean more towards Pop tunes. They released their first maxi-single titled Lock On!! in March 2010. Obviously, the cover art is about as edgy as it gets.

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    And...here it is...their first single....


    Most of the members have been involved in the Jrock scene since the early 2000s. Over the years, the band has developed an image of a combination punk-rock-idol group that intentionally defies most attempts to stereotype them into any particular genre. They have a unique signature in the Jrock/Jpop arena as not quite fitting into any traditional mold. When most people are asked to name the top 5 All Girl Jrock bands, Gacharic Spin usually makes the list.

    Over the years, the band has been anchored by the talents of 3 of the founding members: Slap bass phenom and leader Koga Michiko (F Chopper Koga), drummer Hana Sano, and lead guitarist Tomoko Midorikawa (Tomozo)**. All 3 have, in addtion to regular albums, produced instructional videos on playing techniques.

    (**Note: Tomozo was not actually an original 'founding' member per se. She replaced Eita, who was only with the band a few months in 2009. However, she was the lead guitarist in late 2009, and was promoting with them when they made their debut single and first PVs.)

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    Koga and Tomozo are regular CF endorsers of several guitar and bass products, and are frequently featured in Japanese Bass and Guitar Player magazines.

    Initially, the band was formed as a quartet, with vocalist Armmy (blonde above) as the frontwoman. However, Armmy left the band in 2012 mid-tour due to health reasons.

    Armmy passed away in 2015 from unspecified causes.

    Very early promotional band image with Armmy, circa 2010. (L-R Hana, Armmy, Tomozo, Koga)
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    During this period in mid 2012, the band underwent several rebuilding changes, recruiting keyboard player Reona Suzuki (a former bandmate of Tomozo in Eu Phoria), and several support vocalists to help complete their previously contracted tour. One of these, Fuki, the lead vocalist from the band LightBringer, became a hit with fans. As a result, the band formed a colaboration effort with Fuki to create the fictional band "Doll$Boxx", and released an album entitled "Dolls Apartment". The album was both a fan-base and commercial success, propelling the group into mainstream recognition, and becoming their most successful album.


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    (L-R Reona, Koga, Fuki, Tomozo, Hana)
    In 2014, the band further enhanced their performance ensemble by adding two dancing 'performers' to the group, Mai (Performer #1) and Arisa (Performer #2). These very animated and lively members were added to enhance the band's ability to get close to the audience, and more actively engage them in the show. Arisa left the group in 2015 and was replaced by Nenne (Performer #3).

    The band has often been referred to as the hardest working band in Japan, due to their grueling tour schedule of up to 100 shows per year. In addition to their tour schedule, the band regularly appears at various annual Japanese and Korean rock festivals, as well as frequent appearances on both radio and television.
    Members:

    Koga Michiko - Bass, Leader
    Stage Name: F Chopper Koga

    • Birthday: December 22, 1986 (1986-12-22)
    • Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
    • Blood Type: O
    Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/f-c-k/

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    Hana Sano - Drums, Vocals
    Stage Name:
    Hana (はな or 葉菜)​
    • Birthday: May 16, 1986​
    • Blood Type: O​
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    Tomoko Midorikawa - Guitar
    Stage Name:
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    • Birthday: September 10, 1988
    • Blood Type: A
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    Reona Suzuki - Keyboard, Vocals
    • Stage Name: Oreo Reona (オレオレオナ)
    • Birthday: November 10, 1986
    • Blood Type: O
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    Mai Morishita - Performer #1
    • Stage Name: Mai (まい)
    • Date of Birth: June 30, 1997
    Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/gachadan/
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    Nenne Konishi - Performer #3
    • Stage Name: Nenne
    • Date of Birth: December 26, 1996
    Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/gachadan/
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    Former Members:
    Eita - Guitar
    Armmy - Vocals
    Arisa - Performer #2

    Feel free to post your favorite songs, pics, and videos below. Enjoy!!
     
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    Some of my fav Gachapin MVs and songs.....

    Koga....slap bass and instructional videos





    RIP Armmy


    Doll$Boxx videos



    and yes....they did do a ballad


    Jpop Summit last year

     
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    In 2014, the band made their theatrical debut in the campy indie zombie movie Metalca (or Dead Banging).





    (although the damned thing is impossible to find online)
     
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    Nice interview at Jpop Summit 2015

     
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    Japan Expo Paris, France 2014

     
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    Happy Birthday Hana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hana turned 30 on May 16.
     
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    Nenne, after leaving songwriting class in school. Future singer/songwriter for the band? (she already subs on keys for Reona on certain songs)

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    Otay...here's a new look to go with their new single.

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    Chillin today on twitter....
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    (but....what's up with Tomozo's knees?)
     
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    Had to travel 2000 miles to see them live at Jpop Summit...and it was worth it. The energy these girls give is amazing. I'm just hoping they come back to the US.
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    This is cute.

    The theme for the remainder of their 2016 tour is 'Oreo Reona's Matchmaking Tour' haha..Reona is #Husband Hunting.

    (looks like Nenne is learning to play the Agogo bell...cool)

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    New pics of Koga with her longer hair. :)

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    Yes, Koga started off as a Gravure Idol back in 2002 at age 15.
    (Lots of water under the bridge and a million road miles since then. I still can't figure out how they made her boobs look that big)

     
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    Their new single shaki shaki shite being used in a commercial. Can't wait for this single to come out.


    Link to better quality videos: http://megashaki.house-wf.co.jp/
     
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    Interesting pic of an acoustic set last weekend, unknown song. They hinted it may have been a new single. I haven't seen them play an acoustic number in several years. It would be great to see a video.

    Note: Nenne on keys, Mai on a drum machine.

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    Tomozo.....amazing transformation....pretty.

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    Happy Birthday Mai.
    Mai turned 19 today.

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    New costumes.

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    Mai and Nenne looking adorable. Nenne is celebrating 1 year with the band today.

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