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Japanese name: B'z
Date of creation: 1988
Origin: Japan
Genres: Rock, Pop, Hard rock
Years active: 1988-present
Labels: Vermillion
Website: bz-vermillion.com

B'z (read as Biizu) is a Japanese hard rock duo, comprising Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto and Koshi Inaba.

B'z has released 43 consecutive #1 singles, 23 #1 albums, and sold more than 78 million records in Japan alone.[1] Under the recommendation of Steve Vai, B'z were the first artists from Asia to have their handprints and signatures put up in the Hollywood's RockWalk.[2]


[edit] Members

  • Tak Matsumoto (松本 孝弘 Matsumoto Takahiro?) (Guitar, Composition)
  • Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi?) (Vocals, Lyrics)

[edit] Support members

Musicians who accompany them on albums and tours.

  • Takanobu Masuda (増田 隆宣 Masuda Takanobu?) (Keyboard, Organ)
  • Shane Gaalaas (Drums, Percussion)
  • Barry Sparks (Bass)
  • Akihito Tokunaga (徳永 暁人 Tokunaga Akihito?) (Bass, Backing vocals)
  • Shinichiro Ota (大田 紳一郎 Ōta Shin'ichirō?) (Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar)

[edit] Song themes in Detective Conan

[edit] Opening themes

[edit] Closing themes

  • Overture (Koshi Inaba solo) - Closing 16 (Episodes 300~306)
  • Pilgrim - Closing 39 (Episodes 627~628)

[edit] Movie themes

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ Japanese "B'z got their 22nd #1 album, ranked No.1 in history and dominates all the 6 main ranking sections.". Oricon. 2008-06-24. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/confidence/55724/full/. Retrieved on 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Duo B'z enters L.A. Rockwalk". The Japan Times. 2007-11-21. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/nn20071121b1.html. Retrieved on 2008-11-14.