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Japanese name: いきものがかり
Date of creation: 1999
Origin: Japan
Genres: Soft rock, Pop rock
Years active: 1999-present
Labels: Thunder Snake (2003)
Cubit Club (2004-2005)
EPIC Records (2006-present)
Website: ikimonogakari.com

Ikimono-gakari (いきものがかり Ikimonogakari) is a Japanese pop rock band from Kanagawa. The group started in February 1999 with Hotaka Yamashita and Yoshiki Mizuno, and was joined by vocalist Kiyoe Yoshioka in December. The group's name is a reference to ikimono-gakari (生き物係), a group of children who are responsible for looking after plants and animals in Japanese elementary schools. In 2006, the group released its first single on Sony Music Entertainment Japan's Epic Records label. Several of its albums have reached number one on the Oricon Weekly, and its songs have been featured on various media from anime shows such as Naruto to the Olympic broadcast theme song for NHK and the set piece for a national junior high music competition.


  • Kiyoe Yoshioka (吉岡聖恵 Yoshioka Kiyoe?) (Vocals)
  • Yoshiki Mizuno (水野良樹 Mizuno Yoshiki?) (Guitar)
  • Hotaka Yamashita (山下穂尊 Yamashita Hotaka?) (Guitar, Harmony)

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