stylized as <b>ViViD</b>

Vivid(stylized asViViD) was a five-member Japanese visual kei rock band from Tokyo. The band was formed in March 2009 and is currently signed with Sony Music Japan 's Epic Records Japan label. Vivid had announced on Jan 28, 2015, that they will be disbanding after the last stop of their final tour in April.

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  • by dongie  -  October 1, 2015 05:25 AM

    [ASKKPOP] Ailee says her diet changed her voice?

    ThoughAileewasn't feeling her best due to her recent injury and diet, the singer was all positive energy at her 'VIVID' album showcase held September 30 at Yes25 MUV Hall in Seoul!Ailee gave the best performance of her new track "Mind Your Own Business" during the showcase, even though she…

  • by asian  -  October 1, 2015 04:04 AM

    [ASKKPOP] Ailee confesses the artist she would like to collaborate with the most…

    During the showcase for the new album 'VIVID' held at Seoul Mapo District's MUV Hall on September 30,Aileeconfessed that she would love to collaborate with 'Superstar K7' team Martin Smith, which consists of Jung HyukandJeon Tae Won. She praised the duo, complimenting them, "They…

  • by gdulri  -  September 30, 2015 03:49 PM

    [ASKKPOP] Ailee reveals why it took so long to release her first full-length alb…

    Ailee, who released her first LP, 'VIVID,' since her debut nearly four years ago, gave the reason for why it took so long for her to release a full-length album.She explained during the showcase for 'VIVID,' "I took great care to show my best self so it took longer than expected. I wanted to dr…

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 VIVID's History

2009–2010: Formation and early careeredit

Vivid was formed in March 2009 by the rhythm section, Iv (ex-Kisnate) and Ko-ki (ex-Novelis). Later in March they acquired vocalist Shin (ex-Dennou Romeo), and guitarists Reno (ex-Novelis) and Ryoga. In early April, the Indie-PSC website announced that Vivid had been signed to the label. On April 19, the band started official activities with their first live performance at Takadanobaba Area in Tokyo. With their own official website opening later in April, the band announced in May that their first releases were to be released July and August.

Before their next single, they played a string of three live concerts; on July 18, July 24, and August 9 all at Takadanobaba Area.

Their second single, "Dear", was released on August 19, 2009. It was first released in a CD+DVD only format and featured their first promotional video. "Dear" reached second on the indies Oricon charts, and number 44 on the major charts where it charted for a week. It subsequently sold out and was re-released on February 1, 2010 as a CD-only format. The month was finished off with a live appearance at Takadanobaba Area on August 31, 2009.

In September and October 2009, Vivid took part in seven "Chichū Rōkaku" events organized by the PS Company, beginning with the 94th volume at Takadanobaba Area on September 19. The 95th to 97th volumes all took place at Takadanobaba Area: one on September 20, the second on September 26, and the last on September 27. The three volumes in October were at different venues; 98 was at Nagoya E.L.L on October 9, 99 was at Umeda Akaso on October 10, and 100 was at Kawasaki Club Citta on October 17.

. It was their first release to be available in two different versions. The mini-album reached number 34 on the major Oricon charts, where it charted for two weeks.Also on October 21, they appeared at the "H'evn no Omatsuri Tenmade Tobō!" event organised by H'evn magazine at Shibuya O-West. Three days later, Vivid at the "V-Rock Festival '09" mega-event at Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba. Concluding the month was the special Halloween event "Area Halloween Special Live 2009" at Takadanobaba Area.

November began with a concert titled "The Vivid Color" at Shibuya O-West. During the next two months, Vivid participated in six events. The first was v[Neu]'s "Time-Limit Vol.1" sponsored event presented by Loop Ash Records at Takadanobaba Area on November 22. The last event in November was the 101st volume of the "Chichū Rōkaku" events at Takadanobaba Area on November 28. December started with the "Absolute Domain Zettai Ryōiki" event at Esaka Muse on the 8th. The next day there was another "Absolute Domain Zettai Ryōiki" event at Nagoya E.L.L. The last two events of the year were the 103rd "Chichū Rōkaku" at Takadanobaba Area on the 26th and the "Final 2009" event also at Takadanobaba Area on the 31st.

2011–present: Going major and disbandmentedit

anime , was released on January 19, 2011.

Their sixth single, "Blue", was released on July 13, 2011, was used as the 14th opening theme of theBleachanime from episodes 317 to 342.

Vivid held their live concert at The Wall, Taipei on November 18 and 19. Vivid performed live at the Sundown Festival in Singapore on November 26, 2011.

while the single was released on November 9, 2011.

Vivid's 8th single, "Message", was released on January 11, 2012.

"Real", Vivid's 9th single and third opening forMobile Suit Gundam AGE, was released on May 16, 2012.

"Hikari", Vivid's newest single is the second opening forMagi: Kingdom of Magic, was released on Feb 5, 2014

On Jan 28, 2015, Vivid had announced that they were disbanding after the last stop of their final tour, Pacifico Yokohama.

On April 29, 2015, It was announced that guitarist RENO will continue a solo career as a guitarist under PS Company. His 「1st ONEMAN LIVE GUITAR LIFE」will be held at Shibuya REX on June 4, 2015.

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 VIVID's Members

  • Shin (シン) - vocals
  • Reno (零乃(れの)) - lead guitar
  • Ryōga (怜我(りょうが)) - rhythm guitar
  • Iv (イヴ) - bass
  • Ko-Ki - drums , synthesizers , turntables

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 VIVID's Discography


TitleRelease dateLabelType
The Vivid Color Oct 21, 2009 PS Company Mini-album
Infinity June 27, 2012 Epic Records Studio Album
The Pendulum February 26, 2014 Epic Records Full Album


TitleRelease dateLabel
"Take-off" July 8, 2009 PS Company
"Dear" August 19, 2009 PS Company
"Across the Border" February 17, 2010 PS Company
"Precious" July 7, 2010 PS Company
""Yume" ~Mugen no Kanata~" January 19, 2011 Epic Records
"Blue" July 13, 2011 Epic Records
"Fake" November 9, 2011 Epic Records
"Message" January 11, 2012 Epic Records
"Real" May 16, 2012 Epic Records
"Answer" April 24, 2013 Epic Records
"Hikari" February 5, 2014 Epic Records
"Thank you for all -From the beginning" January 28, 2015 Epic Records

Music videos

2009 "Dear"
2010 "Across The Border"
2011 "Yume: Mugen no Kanata"
"Blue"(2 versions)
2012 "Message"
2013 "Answer"
2014 "Hikari"
2015 "Thank you for all"
2015 "From the Beginning"

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 VIVID's References

  1. 人気V系バンド、結成1年10ヶ月でスピードメジャーデビュー Retrieved November 2, 2010
  2. Album Rankings for Vivid Retrieved Nov 2, 2010
  3. Single Rankings for Vivid Retrieved November 2, 2010
  4. ViViD Live at the J.E. Live House on July, Friday 2 and Saturday 3! Retrieved Nov 2, 2010
  5. Interview avec ViViD à Japan Expo Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  6. Interview with ViViD Before Japan Expo Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  7. ViViD's First Major Single Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  8. ViViD Live In Hong Kong Nov 5, 2011 Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  9. ViViD live in Singapore November 26, 2011 Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  10. ViViD holds their Hong Kong live Retrieved August 13.
  11. ViViD band to perform live Honk Kong Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  12. Vivid live at Tokyo Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  13. Vivid Live In Singapore Nov 26, 2011 Retrieved November 22, 2011
  14. Vivid newest single fake Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  15. Vivid live 2012 Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  16. First studio album Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  17. 1st major album Retrieved June 24, 2012.

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