Back-On (stylized as BACK-ON) is a Japanese rock band from Tokyo, Japan.
They are recognized for creating anime and game opening themes such as the Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 opening theme, "fly away"; Air Gear opening theme, "Chain"; Murder Princess opening theme "Hikari Sasuhou (fk Metal ver.)" and Eyeshield 21s "Blaze Line".
etc., although they have also written ending themes for both anime and TV shows.
These include "flower" and "a day dreaming..." for Eyeshield 21, and "Butterfly" for the late-night TV drama Shinjuku Swan, and most recently "Sands of Time" for the mobile robot TV drama Keitai Sousakan 7.They have just formed a new band called BAReeeeeeeeeeN (????, Barin) with the 4-man band GReeeeN, produced by Jin (so 10 people = 10 e's) and their debut single "Ashiato" is due out on October 1, 2008.
The song is currently No. 1 in the USEN and chaka-uta digital download charts.The band's singles "Flyaway" and "Where Is the Future?" were created as the theme music for the PSP game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, which was released exclusively in Japan on January 28, 2009.Their single One Step!/Tomorrow Never Knows was released on January 27, 2010; "Tomorrow never knows" was used as the background theme music for the DyDo coffee commercial featuring Teppei Tajima, the Japanese surfer.In 2013/14, the band composed and performed two opening themes for the anime, Gundam Build Fighters, called "Nibun no Ichi" (??????, "One Half") and wimp ft.
Lil' Fang (from FAKY); the latter features vocals by Lil' Fang from the band FAKY and aired from episode 14 onwards.
Both singles were released as three versions: CD-only, CD+DVD (with videos) and CD+gunpla plastic model.HistoryKenji03 and Gori have been friends since childhood, having attended the same school in Tokyo's Adachi Ward.
In their sixth year in school, they realized that they wanted to start a band, though in the beginning they did it all separately.
While in high school, Kenji03 met Teeda while Gori met Shu.
They each started out in separate bands, but eventually ended up uniting with each other to form their own band.
Shortly after their formulation, Kenji03 met his brother's friend Macchin, who joined the band as its drummer and rounded out the quintet.Back-On made their first international appearance at Anime Matsuri on April 28, 2007 in Houston, Texas and were invited back for Anime Matsuri 2010.
Since then they've also appeared in Vancouver, Canada for Anime Evolution in August 2007, and Anime USA in Arlington, Virginia in November 2007.
They were also the guest judges for Anime Idol 2007 at Anime Evolution.Back-On performed at Connichi 2009 in Kassel, Germany earlier in 2009, and revisited Taiwan for 2 live performances on December 26 & 27 2009.They were invited back to perform at Anime USA in 2013 after a 6 year break from the US and were also star guests at Pacific Media Expo shortly after.The band will perform at Anime Friends in 2014 - this will be their first visit to Brazil.