Field of View

* Origin : Japan
* Genres : J-rock, J-pop
* Years active : 1994–2002
* Labels : Zain Records, Columbia Records *Website : Being's Official Website
*Members :
U-ya Asaoka (浅岡 雄也),
Takuto Kohashi (小橋 琢人)
Kenji Niitsu (新津 健二),
Takashi Oda (小田 孝)

*Former members :

Jun Abe (安部 潤)

1. Band Profiles

FIELD OF VIEW was a Japanese pop rock band from 1994 to 2002 by vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer Takuto Kohashi, with Jun Abe leaving and Kenji Niitsu joining the following year. The group's tenure lasted until their break up in December 2002. They were also known as view and the FIELD OF VIEW.

One of their hit singles, Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku, was used as the opening theme for the popular anime series Dragon Ball GT. Another single, 「渇いた叫び」(Kawaita Sakebi), was used as the opening for the original Yu-Gi-Oh series from Toei in 1998.

The group was formed on February 9, 1994 when vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer (later bandleader) Takuto Kohashi signed up for Being's Zain Records label under the name of view. They released 2 singles under the name 'view'. Just after the Last Goodbye EP in 1995, Abe left the group and bassist Kenji Niitsu joined. After the Truth of Love EP in 2001, "the" was added in front of the band name for later releases. In 1996, the band gave their first concert, Live Horizon Version 1. Version 2 followed in 1997 and Live Horizon Version 3 in 1999. On June 25, 1999, they performed in the Dublin Castle in London. The Field of View broke up one month after their November 2002 performances held in Tokyo and Osaka. On December 1, 2002, the Field of View performed Field of View Live Horizon - The Final: Gift of Extra Emotion as their final concert. In all, they released 22 singles and 9 albums.

The band debuted in 1994 under the name view with the single Ano Toki no Naka de Bokura wa with the label ZAIN RECORDS. Two years later, the band did an image change and re-debuted under the name FIELD OF VIEW. They have released many notable anime theme song like DAN DAN Kokoro Hikareteku and Kawaita Sakebi.

In 1998, the band switched labels from ZAIN RECORDS to Nippon Columbia. And then three years later, they changed their name to the FIELD OF VIEW. It didn't last long as the band disbanded a year later in 2002 after their final tour.

They often colaborated with Izumi Sakai from Zard. Some songs were re-arrangement by her, such as DAN DAN Kokoro Hikareteku, Last Good-Bye, Totsuzen, and Kimi Ga Itakara. But as far as I know, the song lyrics were written by Izumi Sakai first, and the next sung by Field of View.

2. Members Profile
U-Ya Asaoka
Position : Vocals, Composition, Lyrics
Birth : January 25
Place of Birth : Tokyo
Favorite Artist : YMO,BECK,Wonderminits,Trampolines

Takeshi Oda
Position : Guitar, Composition

Birth : June 16
Place of Birth : Tokyo
Favorite Artist : Beatles / E. Purakuton / Sting /Allman Brothers Band etc.

Takuto Kohashi
Position : Drums, Lyrics, Composition, Leader
Birth : May 12
Place of Birth : Tokyo
Favorite Artist : Dennis Chambers / Michael Brand / Vini - - Colaiuta / etc .. Omar Hakim

Kenji Niitsu
Position : Bass, Arrangement, Composition
Birth : September 27
Place of Birth : Tokyo
Favorite Artist : Anita Baker / Nathan East / Hall & Oates /

3. Latest News
Their last single before they disbanded was Melody, which was released on July 10, 2002, containing 4 tracks. And followed by their album, Complete of Field of View at the Being Studio on August 20, 2003.

All of its members reported that they pursued a solo career. Especially their vocalist, U-Ya Asaoka, started his solo career by releasing his first album, Uta no Chikara, in 2003.
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