W E L C O M E T O T H E
ONE OK ROCK
A B O U T
ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2005. It was started by Toru with High School friends Alex and Ryota after each of them got their musical instruments. After that, Taka joined as their vocalist and they focused on performing shows in the Tokyo area.
In 2006 they independently released 2 mini albums. Because of their albums sales, their participation in relatively large festivals that summer and their energetic shows in the outskirts of Tokyo, they were noticed by a foreign record company.
In March 2007 Tomoya officially joined the group and the band finally made their major debut by releasing their first single 内秘心書(Naihi Shinsho) on April 25th.
The band’s name, One Ok Rock, derived from “one o’clock,” the time that the band used to practice on weekends. However, noticing that the Japanese language made no distinction between r’s and l’s, they changed “o’clock” to “o’crock” (or “o’krock”) which then was separated to become “ok rock”.
On April 5th, 2009, Alex was arrested for allegedly groping a female prep school student. They were going to release the single 「Ａｒｏｕｎｄ ザ ｗｏｒｌｄ 少年」on May 6th but this was cancelled. The song was also going to be used for the drama ‘God Hand Teru’ but was replaced. Also, a nationwide tour was cancelled because of the incident. On May 15th, it was announced the Alex has left the group and the other 4 members would continue activites in the summer without him.
M E M B E R S
T A K A
Birth Name: Takahiro Morita (previously Moriuchi)
Kanji Name: 森田寛貴
Birthday: 17th April 1988 (25)
T O R U
Birth Name: Toru Yamashita
Kanji Name: 山下亨
Birthday: 7th December 1988 (24)
Position: Guitar, backing vocals
R Y O T A
Birth Name: Ryota Kohama
Kanji Name: 小浜良太
Birthday: 4th September 1989 (23)
T O M O Y A
Birth Name: Tomoya Kanki
Kanji Name: 神吉智也
Birthday: 27th June 1987 (22)
F O R M E R M E M B E R S
A L E X
Birth Name: Alexander Reimon Onizawa
Kanji Name: 鬼澤アレクサンダー礼門
Birthday: 18th March 1988 (25)
Origin: San Francisco, USA
NB: Alex now works as a model
T O M O
Birth Name: Yuu Koyangi
Kanji Name: 小柳友
Birthday: 29th August 1988 (24)
NB: Yuu now works as an actor
D I S C O G R A P H Y
2007: Naihi Shinso (Keep It Real/内秘心書)
2007: Yume Yume (Absolutely/努努-ゆめゆめ-)
2007: Et Cetera (エトセトラ)
2008: Hitsuzen Maker Necassary Maker/(必然メーカー)
2008: Koi no Aibō Kokoro no Cupid (Love Companion Cupid Of The Heart/恋ノアイボウ心ノクピド)
2010: Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer (Perfect Sensation Dreamer/完全感覚Dreamer)
2010: Jibun Rock (Rock Of Yourself/じぶんRock)
2011: Re:make/Nothing Helps
2012: The Beginning
2012: The Same As...
2013: Deeper Deeper/Nothing Helps
2006: ONE OK ROCK
2006: Keep It Real
2007: Zeitakubyo (ゼイタクビョウ)
2008: Beam Of Light
2008: Kanjou Effect
2010: Niche Syndrome
2011: Zankyo Reference (残響リファレンス)
2013: Jinsei x Boku =
2008: Yononaka Shredder
2011: This If My Budoken?!
2012: Tour In Yokohoma Arena
2013: ONE OK ROCK 2013 "Jinsei x Kimi ="
2014: "FOOL COOL ROCK!" Movie DVD
2015: ONE OK ROCK 2014 "Mighty Long Fall at Yokohama Stadium"
2016: ONE OK ROCK 2015 “35xxxv” JAPAN TOUR LIVE & DOCUMENTARY
L A T E S T P V
T O U R D A T E S
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