|Date of creation:||1994|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, Pop rock|
Porno Graffitti (ポルノグラフィティ Poruno Gurafiti), also known as Porno (ポルノ Poruno) is a Japanese male rock band from Innoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The band got their name from the album "Pornograffitti" by the band Extreme. They currently record under the SME Records label.
Haruichi Shindō originally formed the band with his cousin during high school and named it "No Score." After the band started, Haruichi asked Akihito Okano and Masami "Tama" Shiratama to join. The band was so named because none of them could actually read a score when they first started. When they first started the band, Haruichi was the vocalist, but found out that Akihito could sing better, so he gave the vocalist position to Akihito and took over as guitarist instead. This was the foundation of Porno Graffitti.
They debuted with the song "Apollo" in 1999. Their two subsequent CD singles, "Saudade" and "Agehachō", both sold over a million copies in Japan. They are also well known for the song "Melissa", which was used as the opening theme of the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003. They also created the song "Hitori no Yoru", used as the second opening theme of the anime series GTO in 2000, and "Winding Road", used as the ending theme of the anime series Ayakashi Ayashi in 2006. A cover of their 2000 single "Music Hour" was featured in a stage of the Nintendo DS rhythm game Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2. Their single "Koyoi", "Tsuki ga", "Miezu Tomo" was featured in the third Bleach film, and their single "Anima Rossa" was featured as the eleventh opening to Bleach. Their single "2012Spark" was featured as the main theme song of the movie Gyakuten Saiban. Their single "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" is the second opening theme for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. And their newest single on 2015 Oh! Rival become soundtrack of new film of Detective Conan.
- Akihito Okano (岡野昭仁 Okano Akihito) (Vocals, Guitars)
- Haruichi Shindō (新藤晴一 Shindō Haruichi) (Guitars, Background vocals)
- Masami Shiratama (白玉雅己 Shiratama Masami) (Bass guitars, Background vocals) (1994-2004)