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Jpop Sekai => The Official J-Music Artist Threads => Topic started by: Asmodai on May 25, 2005, 01:07:29 AM

Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Asmodai on May 25, 2005, 01:07:29 AM
Zone is incredibly musically and instrumentally. They're also one of the few groups which I liked from the first time I heard them and never disliked a single song after that.

Please share your thoughts on Zone.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 25, 2005, 01:13:42 AM
Hell yeah! ZONE was a true girl band. T.T It just sucks that hey disbanded though :( but anyway, I love their style of songs. Great guitars and drums and voices :D:D:D
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Post by: galaksi on May 25, 2005, 01:16:20 AM
I downloaded those, and I really liked them. Need to d/l more later :)
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Post by: chanponchan on May 25, 2005, 01:17:09 AM
They certainly are talented, great sounding songs. My favourite song of theirs will always be Secret Base. The PV of it is so sad, could bring the strongest person to tears! As Hamasaki_Yoshizawa said, ZONE really were the true girl band!
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Post by: mochan on May 25, 2005, 07:59:17 AM
Ahh Zone. How I miss thee!
Poor Tomoka got screwed. She was only in the group for around a year.
I'll still be supporting Miyu in her pop carrer though. I thought her first two singles were great.
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Post by: Kenji on May 25, 2005, 09:28:04 AM
I already miss ZONE...I want the old ZONE from 2001 back. :cry:
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Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 29, 2005, 08:04:09 AM
I really like their Sotsugyou (Graduation), Daibakuhatsu (Big Explosion), and Boku no Tegami (My Letter). Sometimes I turn up the music in my room just to hear the powerful bass, hehe. I'm a sucker for all girl bands and groups :D XD XD
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Post by: TotallyUncool on May 29, 2005, 08:28:30 AM
ZONE!  YES!
True Blue for Zone, naturally...

I just wanted to say that.  
I really, really miss them.  I'll listen to Miyu, of course, and I hope that some of them (Tomoko, perhaps?  that's just a guess) continue to perform...
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Post by: Ayabie on May 29, 2005, 11:47:52 AM
Whoa, how come I've never noticed this thread? ... o.o

ZONE are awesome.... I want them back, along with Takaya. ._. Has anyone preordered their ZONE Final in Budokan DVD?
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Post by: harlock on May 29, 2005, 12:20:52 PM
Zone rules! I just recently d/led the Zone Potaju eps. That Mizuho's one crazy bitch!  :lol:
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Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 29, 2005, 07:30:29 PM
Quote from: harlock3333
Zone rules! I just recently d/led the Zone Potaju eps. That Mizuho's one crazy bitch!  :lol:


Aww, I wanna see :3
Mitai~

I've only some of their lives, PVs and songs only. What's this show about?
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Ayabie on May 29, 2005, 07:31:42 PM
Whoa, wait... They have a show? I'm missing out!  :shock:
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Post by: boykun on May 29, 2005, 09:04:09 PM
its just a variety show where they do random crap.. and sometimes they perform a song (i dunno about  this, they might do it every epsode, but ive only seen a couple).

the show didnt really have a name, and on the first episode they picked it from a spinning wheel :lol:
Takayo threw the dart and it landed on ZONE Potaju.
there were some weird names people sent in, i wanted ZONE na Banana :P






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Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 30, 2005, 07:53:01 PM
Can you upload it sometimes? :D:D:D
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Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on June 01, 2005, 06:20:30 AM
Yeah, she says something about Hokkaido and she really likes to listen to it [Secret Base], something or the other (Doko wa Philosoranter desu ka? lol).

Oh and ZONE is all from Hokkaido also aren't they?
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Post by: Asmodai on June 01, 2005, 03:05:08 PM
Quote from: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa
Oh and ZONE is all from Hokkaido also aren't they?


Yep. From Sapporo.
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Post by: Ayabie on June 02, 2005, 09:59:39 PM
Huzzah, I just finished the 4GB torrent that's being shared over at Jpopsuki. I'd buy all 3 of them if I wasn't broke, so I'm just getting the ZONE Final DVD.

Anyway, Miyu is love. <3
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Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on June 02, 2005, 10:25:13 PM
Wow, that must have taken a loooooong time, desu ne?
What's inside the Final DVD?
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Post by: Ayabie on June 02, 2005, 10:53:46 PM
Yeah, 3 days.  :P

Well, as far as I know, it's their last concert that was on April 1st.
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Post by: boykun on June 03, 2005, 01:26:11 AM
the final dvd is the last performance at Budokan.. and the limited edition comes with a backstage pass replica, oooohh.

i dont have money to buy the clips dvds either.. but ive had the final dvd on preorder for like 2 months :lol:
cmon June 22nd!!



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Post by: kuno_thunder on June 03, 2005, 07:46:11 PM
Hahaha, I preordered mine!  *jumps up and down clutching my order number*

I had a coupon for Y500 off of cdjapan, so I got it from there.  Too bad I didn't look at yesasia before I ordered it tho - it would have been cheaper there, BEFORE the coupon. :evil:
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Post by: boykun on July 03, 2005, 11:03:13 AM
better bring this back up..



so has anyone seen the final concert dvd? i just watched it. it was freaking amazing. amazing doesnt even cut it.. words cannot describe watching it.
the solos that lead into Akashi was just.. wow. they really play instruments and they play it well.




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Post by: Ayabie on July 03, 2005, 11:08:49 AM
I have an uncontrollable urge to download it, but I'm still waiting for my copy. And after boykun's post, I don't know if I can endure it any longer...
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: kuno_thunder on July 04, 2005, 12:47:53 AM
Quote from: Ayabie
I have an uncontrollable urge to download it, but I'm still waiting for my copy. And after boykun's post, I don't know if I can endure it any longer...


Yeah, me too.  Hopefully it won't take as long as my Rakuten Eagles jersey - which has taken over 2 months now.
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Post by: kinsei on July 04, 2005, 02:18:01 AM
i've had my dvd for over a week and still haven't had enough time to watch the whole concert  :(
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Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 10, 2005, 12:15:07 PM
Woot!!! ZONE!!!

They were my favorite girl band. I loved their music and loved the fact they played instruments. I also loved their Beatles tribute performances. The Engrish was quite cute.

Man I wish they would get back together. :(
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Post by: amuse on October 17, 2005, 04:33:59 PM
:w00t:
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Post by: amuse on October 18, 2005, 05:21:55 AM
Thanks for the uploads harlock
They're so stupid in the show.. but its cute :p
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Post by: ikebukuro on October 26, 2005, 07:21:05 PM
anybody here a hardcore ZONE fan?
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Post by: Asmodai on October 26, 2005, 08:27:48 PM
Here! Here!


And thanks harlock! :)
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Post by: boykun on October 26, 2005, 09:46:44 PM
im a hardcore ZONE fan..




























MAIKO FFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!!!
http://www.maria-6.com/

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/boykun/05102607mariaSPB00119G051025T.jpg) <3333333333

two basses :shock:  certainly interesting.. but Maiko came back :cry:  fffoooooooo~!
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: harlock on October 26, 2005, 09:54:56 PM
WTdoubleF!! MAIKO!!!! and whatthecrap is Maria??   harlock is confuzzled  :o
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Post by: HiME on October 27, 2005, 12:13:03 AM
Maria is the new Maiko's girls band. They'll debut in February 2006, Maiko will be on the bass and vocal. :)

(Credit : Santos (http://santoslove.exblog.jp/) for those infos)
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Post by: Asmodai on October 27, 2005, 12:47:52 AM
I'm glad to see she's doing something. Hopefully it will be good. :)
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Post by: Ayabie on October 29, 2005, 05:58:21 PM
MAIKOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!

Twin bassists, vocalists and guitarists. 2x of 3 things I like.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: kra on November 02, 2005, 07:00:05 PM
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....waiting for February 2006
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Post by: romi on November 04, 2005, 05:25:17 AM
I remember the first time I listened to them , I like them immediately.
That was their debut single - Good Days. Somehow cuz of their age, they remind me of SPEED. I really like the their performances, always full of energy.  And my favourite member is Miyu chan.

To me the song that took them to the next level, is Akashi. When that song first came out, alot of fans cannot accept the image it projects. A more moody and adult ZONE...but I love it. It is still one of my top ZONE song to date.

It was sad to see the group disband. They still have so much potential.
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Post by: JaisBane on November 04, 2005, 09:51:20 PM
Quote from: romi
Somehow cuz of their age, they remind me of SPEED.


Yet, unlike SPEED, ZONE can sing.

For me, my favorite ZONE song is Secret Base.  The depth and maturity of the song is startling considering that it comes from 13 year olds.  The entire album Z is sublime.  Not only is the production of each song top notch, the song layout is perfect.  The atmosphere that each song creates merges perfectly with the following song, and the instrumental piano arrangement of Secret Base is the perfect ending piece.  The album is a masterpiece.
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Post by: Levin on November 07, 2005, 01:21:34 AM
Maiko is in a new a band.  Maria (http://www.maria-6.com/) will debut in February 2006.  She looks really pretty in the photo on the site.  Good luck to her and Maria.
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Post by: romi on November 07, 2005, 04:26:18 AM
Quote from: JaisBane
Yet, unlike SPEED, ZONE can sing.


I disagree but I leave it at that. Since everyone has different standards on what is good singing and what is not. ^^

I draw comparision due to their young age at debut. ZONE and SPEED are totally different in their music anyway, so there is little to compare. I just enjoyed both alot.
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Post by: JaisBane on November 08, 2005, 03:34:51 AM
Quote from: romi
Quote from: JaisBane
Yet, unlike SPEED, ZONE can sing.


I disagreed but I leave it at that. Since everyone has different standards on what is good singing and what is not. ^^
 


You disagreed?  Does that mean you agree now?   :lol:
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Post by: romi on November 08, 2005, 06:48:10 AM
Quote from: JaisBane
You disagreed?  Does that mean you agree now?   :lol:


Not quite...LOL , I think both groups can sing...I enjoy their work on different levels.  :D
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Post by: yuchan_maki on November 28, 2005, 03:45:55 PM
i miss Zone
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Post by: JaisBane on February 09, 2006, 04:38:16 AM
The PV for Chiisana Uta has finally been released!  I'll be uploading it to the asshole soon, but in the meantime you can grab it from jpopsuki.
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Post by: tenkei on February 09, 2006, 04:48:18 AM
yeah, the PV is rockin! as is the song
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Post by: boykun on February 09, 2006, 05:31:14 AM
Quote from: JaisBane
I'll be uploading it to the asshole soon, but in the meantime you can grab it from jpopsuki.


damn i would've done it, but i obviously can't.


anyway, the pv is awesome. maiko is so cute~
and that guild sacchin was using is pretty sweet. i thought guild only makes acoustics. i want one of those o.o


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Post by: yurinachan on February 09, 2006, 06:53:57 AM
Just watched MARIA's debut video and I really like it. I hope for the best to MARIA and look forward to a future album soon.
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Post by: halcali on February 15, 2006, 02:29:40 AM
it would be cool if maria covered some old ZONE songs during their lives
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Post by: Thimas X on February 26, 2006, 01:28:16 PM
I like Maria.
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Post by: StreakInTheSky on February 26, 2006, 01:37:23 PM
Maria is awesome.
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Post by: Narutokun on February 26, 2006, 06:01:10 PM
I love them
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Post by: yurinachan on March 07, 2006, 08:19:34 AM
ZONE fans will be happy with the following releases:

ura E - Complete B side Melodies - (Apr 19, 2006)

Fans voted for their favorite B-side songs of ZONE and the most popular ones will be included in this album

Zone Best Memorial Clips DVD - (May 24, 2006)

Their best PVs and rare clips of ZONE
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Post by: jogasa on April 09, 2006, 05:58:18 AM
I like Zone and Maria too
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Post by: kurolivier on April 16, 2006, 06:23:51 AM
actually i prefer the b song of the single.
But i was also wondering how the hell can they have a concert tour with two songs only ?? either they'll sing zone songs or htey have an album release coming this summer
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Post by: aedon on April 16, 2006, 01:24:18 PM
MARIA performed at least 2 more songs at their lives: Hachake and Tsubomi, I wouldn't be surprised if they had more in their sleeve.

Also, at their staff's blog it says they've rushed to work at 2nd single!

btw, who is everyone's favorite member? To make it more interesting, let's exclude Maiko who's obviously the reason you've noticed the group. So, mine's Ayuka (the blondie) :mrgreen:
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Post by: Ayabie on April 16, 2006, 05:47:27 PM
I haven't seen that many interviews with them, but I like Sacchin. She's badass. :lol:



...omg and Aika is cute. She's doesn't look her age.
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Post by: boykun on April 16, 2006, 07:58:41 PM
Quote from: aedon

btw, who is everyone's favorite member?

Quote from: aedon

mine's Ayuka
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Post by: aedon on April 16, 2006, 09:06:57 PM
Quote from: boykun
Quote from: aedon

btw, who is everyone's favorite member?

Quote from: aedon

mine's Ayuka

Not even an emoticon added :ksad:
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Post by: tenkei on April 16, 2006, 09:33:33 PM
rofl @ boykun's lame post...

and my fav members are Aika and Reina... but theyre so young :ksad:
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Post by: aedon on June 15, 2006, 01:28:21 AM
2nd Single from MARIA in July!

2006/7/26 つぼみ Tsubomi = Bud
映画“劇場版NARUTO大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ”主題歌
(NARUTO movie theme song, good tie-up!)

I happen to have a live recording of this song:
http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/MARIA_-_Tsubomi_Live.mp3
The quality is pretty bad, but you can tell the song rocks :P
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 15, 2006, 10:16:43 AM
Totally not related, I got the ZONE Final in Budokan
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Post by: Ayabie on June 15, 2006, 10:28:05 AM
They need to stop with the anime themes. D: Not a fair way to keep promoting them.
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Post by: boykun on June 15, 2006, 10:55:39 AM
b-side to Tsubomi, My Road

MARIA - My Road radio rip (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=FC3A364712047954)
music by tattsu, lyrics by maria


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Post by: aedon on June 15, 2006, 12:47:45 PM
Quote from: Ayabie
They need to stop with the anime themes. D: Not a fair way to keep promoting them.

Why not? It always works :/

Even Biyuden had an anime tie-up, but it wasn't as popular... so I think it's a good thing for MARIA, they might not have another chance like that :O
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Post by: Ayabie on June 16, 2006, 12:28:13 AM
Quote from: aedon
Why not? It always works :/

Even Biyuden had an anime tie-up, but it wasn't as popular... so I think it's a good thing for MARIA, they might not have another chance like that :O


I guess it's not the promotion I disagree with, but with the fans it spawns.

They already debuted with 'Chiisana Uta' through another anime. Now they're hitting one of the most popular ones, which Viyuden/Berryz didn't. :O Maybe it's just me, but I get pretty annoyed with people labeling artists as an "anime band", and it's stuck there forever.
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Post by: aedon on June 16, 2006, 09:47:27 PM
Quote from: Ayabie
I guess it's not the promotion I disagree with, but with the fans it spawns.

They already debuted with 'Chiisana Uta' through another anime. Now they're hitting one of the most popular ones, which Viyuden/Berryz didn't. :O Maybe it's just me, but I get pretty annoyed with people labeling artists as an "anime band", and it's stuck there forever.

But it's life! I know a planty of great artists that are known only by certain group of otakus (like Amano Tsukiko and her PS2 game tie-ups), and while knowing the bad side of such promotion (people buying the music not because they like the artist, but because they like the product, and after the theme song is switched, they abandon the artist), I don't see anything wrong with it. Look at Tamaki Nami, she'd be nowhere near the place she is now without Gundam :O
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Post by: Flyp on June 17, 2006, 02:23:12 AM
Quote from: aedon
But it's life! I know a planty of great artists that are known only by certain group of otakus (like Amano Tsukiko and her PS2 game tie-ups), and while knowing the bad side of such promotion (people buying the music not because they like the artist, but because they like the product, and after the theme song is switched, they abandon the artist), I don't see anything wrong with it. Look at Tamaki Nami, she'd be nowhere near the place she is now without Gundam :O

I think another great example of this is Koda Kumi, she became huge after Real Emotion and FFX-2, and look at her now, she's a huuuge star in Japan and has had a major impact of the culture in japan.
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Post by: Ayabie on June 17, 2006, 09:41:33 PM
Fair enough. :lol:

I think this'd spark a good discussion, anyone willing to create a thread?
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Post by: BradVickers on June 27, 2006, 11:44:57 PM
From what I've heard, the new single isn't sounding too bad. It would be pretty awesome if they would release a really hard rocking song, but I guess the current stuff is good enough.
Request:
Anyone have a decent quality version of their performance on CDTV back in March? This one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqUuw8mnq0s
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Post by: aedon on June 30, 2006, 08:59:41 AM
2nd single つぼみ Tsubomi Bud
2006.7.26 / SRCL-6394 / 1165yen (US$ 10.20)
1st press: Naruto stickers
(http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/9641/mariatsubomi1zi.jpg)
Tracklist:
1. つぼみ  
2. My road  
3. つぼみ - Instrumental -

Also, "Chiisana Uta" is going to be on another anime compilation album called 焼きたて!!ジャぱん 主題歌集 BEST ぱん! (Yakitate!! Japan Shudaikashu Best Ban!).
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Post by: boykun on July 20, 2006, 05:16:07 AM
Tsubomi pv
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/8708/tsubomilc2.jpg)
http://filedump.jphip.com/boykun/MARIA_-_Tsubomi.avi



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Post by: ohbahsan on July 20, 2006, 05:52:57 AM
Quote from: boykun
Tsubomi pv
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/8708/tsubomilc2.th.jpg)

OMG i love you boykun :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Post by: BradVickers on July 20, 2006, 06:41:20 AM
Cool song, cool video. Still can't stand that other bass player. It should just be Maiko... aahh, whatever. Hope their next song is fuckin' metal \m/.
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Post by: huggumwuggums on July 20, 2006, 07:11:33 AM
Quote from: BradVickers
Cool song, cool video. Still can't stand that other bass player. It should just be Maiko... aahh, whatever. Hope their next song is fuckin' metal \m/.


Yeah, I really don't understand why they need TWO bass players. The lines they play aren't that different anyways, but Maiko does play some "lead" lines on bass in Chiisana Uta. LOL I'm not even making sense to myself.
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Post by: aedon on July 21, 2006, 09:19:32 PM
Miyu from ZONE performed B☆B☆Q on the latest Music Station with TUBE and Aiuchi Rina that is part of "Nagisa no All Stars" compilation single. (http://www.neowing.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=AICL-1766)
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Post by: boykun on July 22, 2006, 12:30:33 AM
she didn't really do anything, except look cute

(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/9183/snapshot20060721152424su2.jpg)
(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7241/snapshot20060721152502de7.jpg)

<333


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Post by: idiotboy on July 22, 2006, 01:08:50 PM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
Yeah, I really don't understand why they need TWO bass players.

because that's their 'thing', their USP? it makes for a good, bass-driven sound, which is not that common in j*pop.
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Post by: halcali on July 22, 2006, 06:58:53 PM
could anyone post up that part of music station with miyu? even if she doesn't do much i'd still love to see it :D
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Post by: BradVickers on July 22, 2006, 07:58:18 PM
Quote from: idiotboy
because that's their 'thing', their USP? it makes for a good, bass-driven sound, which is not that common in j*pop.


I guess that's fair. I'm still holding out on that other chick until she throws in some Billy Sheehan-like bass lines. Now, how cool would that be? They should do a cover of "Addicted To That Rush"!
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Post by: huggumwuggums on July 22, 2006, 08:37:18 PM
Quote from: BradVickers
I guess that's fair. I'm still holding out on that other chick until she throws in some Billy Sheehan-like bass lines. Now, how cool would that be? They should do a cover of "Addicted To That Rush"!


LOL Yeah, Maiko's lines are the ones that are most noticable, IMHO all that Aika seems to be playing are just the root notes that get drowned under all the guitar.
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Post by: ohbahsan on July 22, 2006, 11:57:31 PM
Quote from: BradVickers
Now, how cool would that be? They should do a cover of "Addicted To That Rush"!
haha i actually remember this song!  man i'm  dating myself :lol:

but yeah i was watching the tsubomi PV and couldn't pick out the second bass line at all, maybe i just wasn't listening closely enough.
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Post by: boykun on July 27, 2006, 12:36:30 AM
Quote from: aedon
2nd single つぼみ Tsubomi Bud
2006.7.26 / SRCL-6394 / 1165yen (US$ 10.20)
1st press: Naruto stickers
(http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/9641/mariatsubomi1zi.jpg)
Tracklist:
1. つぼみ  
2. My road  
3. つぼみ - Instrumental -

http://breakfasttime.net/jphip/MARIA - Tsubomi/
 (http://breakfasttime.net/jphip/MARIA%20-%20Tsubomi/)

ENJOY! tanoshin de
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/2517/enjoygg4.jpg)

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Post by: ohbahsan on July 27, 2006, 12:39:55 AM
ah boykun my man, thanks for the timely bump.  forgot to order the single V :doh:
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Post by: Princess Pudding on July 27, 2006, 04:21:55 AM
I've never seen this thread before, but ZONE ROCKS!
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Post by: Asmodai on July 27, 2006, 06:09:50 AM
Yep. There's no replacement for old style ZONE ownage.
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Post by: Ayabie on July 27, 2006, 09:59:04 PM
OH SHI--

Happy belated 20th birthday, Maiko!
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Post by: boykun on July 27, 2006, 11:09:47 PM
sippin teh wine~
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2225/16763bi3.jpg)

ooh, cake
(http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/5214/16764vm7.jpg)



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Post by: halcali on July 28, 2006, 12:14:15 AM
wow 20 years old already? happy bday!!

i have to say i never realized what a hottie she was during ZONE days. must be the new long hair style and fact that she's lead singer now :D
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Post by: jpfn on July 28, 2006, 09:02:46 AM
maria's new single is good,
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 29, 2006, 08:14:33 AM
Quote from: boykun
she didn't really do anything, except look cute

(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/9183/snapshot20060721152424su2.jpg)
(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7241/snapshot20060721152502de7.jpg)

<333



Whenb was this? anyone wanna hook me up with the vid? >_>


BTW,

The new Maria single is pretty nice. I'm addicted >_>
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: xxzone2zonexx on July 30, 2006, 01:52:38 AM
that was when Miyu performed as back up...lol she didnt really need to be there..??.... I had the vid.. lol srry....does anyone know when she'll back in the music scene?
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: ohbahsan on August 21, 2006, 06:18:03 PM
OH YEAH i finally received the single :pepper:
Quote from: aedon
1st press: Naruto stickers
haha i'm glad i read this, otherwise i wouldn't have known about the sticker :oops: it wasn't exactly packaged clearly..

inside was a business photo card of some sort, i got Sacchin.  that's so evil... it means i have to buy a bunch more to collect them all  :evil:
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on August 22, 2006, 12:18:25 PM
Quote from: ohbahsan
OH YEAH i finally received the single :pepper:
 haha i'm glad i read this, otherwise i wouldn't have known about the sticker :oops: it wasn't exactly packaged clearly..

inside was a business photo card of some sort, i got Sacchin.  that's so evil... it means i have to buy a bunch more to collect them all  :evil:

Congrats ohbah!! And you can always sell those stickers and Sacchin trading card(?) on ebay :P
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on August 31, 2006, 10:09:11 AM
some blog pics


(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3267/maikowithayukasmicom0.jpg)
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9500/ayukawithmaikosmicjq3.jpg)
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5088/19633tj9.jpg)
(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/714/19634zy1.jpg)
(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/3356/19635nf7.jpg)
(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/7673/19637hq3.jpg)




Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aznanimedude on December 09, 2006, 04:22:21 AM
...boykun...tis you?

well i think since there's a blog perhaps we should make a team to translate the blogposts...like maybe have 6 or more people to do 1 member each...they only seem to post once every 6 days or so so it won't be too much of a hassle i don't think (lol yes i'm a new member here i'm just suggesting since i think alot of people might like to have translated blogposts or something)
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on December 09, 2006, 06:27:22 AM
Yes, 'tis I.


Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on December 14, 2006, 07:41:05 PM
New Single HEART☆BEAT 2007.02.21 out
TV Tokyo anime "Deltora Quest" (http://www.deltoraquest.jp/) theme song
Source: j-poop & yomiuri (http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20061214-OHT1T00055.htm)

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7895/mariaxl8.th.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mariaxl8.jpg)
Is this a new pic?
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: ohbahsan on December 14, 2006, 07:51:58 PM
Oh nice, I was wondering when they're going to release some new stuff.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: kitaeshi on December 17, 2006, 02:37:02 AM
they shld use a longer name  will last longer.lol...all their album are z o n e. after e no more haha
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: LaJon on December 17, 2006, 03:23:03 AM
Quote from: aedon;258390
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7895/mariaxl8.th.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mariaxl8.jpg)


Wow, that's some serious Engrish that Aika has on her t-shirt.

""WE ARE ONES MORE
PSYCHEDELIC YEARS IN ARMY
EMERGENT GRATEFUL DAILYS"
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on December 17, 2006, 01:06:57 PM
FASHION IS PASSION EVERYDAY, biotches :lol: Reina gets +1 too.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: halcali on December 17, 2006, 01:53:57 PM
so glad they are releasing stuff and not going to disband!

thanks the huge pict aedon :D that's wallpaper quality stuff right there. except that sacchin scares me lol.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: BradVickers on December 20, 2006, 01:05:33 AM
Damn, does every single have to be an anime song? Guess it's not gonna rock.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on December 20, 2006, 10:41:54 AM
Anime songs may not be the best or rocking, but they're certainly a great way to promote, so I think we should be happy o_O; I mean, who would have cared about Maiko's new band except ZONE fans... mmmyeah.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: donkeykong83 on December 20, 2006, 05:54:31 PM
I thought anime songs rocked most of the time?
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on December 20, 2006, 06:08:12 PM
I thought they're considered lame most of the time, which is not always (un)true :lol:
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aznanimedude on January 25, 2007, 04:23:53 PM
bumpin for da ZONE/MARIA (maiko) love XD
i still listen to ZONE even disbanded, and MARIA, while not quite up to the level ZONE was at (but then again MARIA's not as old as ZONE or had the time ZONE did to become popular), is still ok i guess
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on March 17, 2007, 04:10:27 PM
Wow, this thread has been dead for a while. And that's a pity.

I really miss Tomoka. :( She had incredible vocals, as seen in her solo song from N:

http://rapidshare.com/files/19458950/_asian_nation__ZONE_-_03.ROCKING.mp3.html
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: redux on March 17, 2007, 04:27:10 PM
I really do need to look up more on ZONE, I've got all the albums and what-not and I really do like 'em but I haven't really paid all that much attention to them. It's a shame they split up but I just think that maybe they've had their day, I don't think the solo careers have sounded so promising to be honest. Still when they were around they were great and they made very little stuff which was below par, great band.
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aznanimedude on March 19, 2007, 10:30:14 PM
ZONE was and still is awesome
i like how MAIKO's new venture, MARIA is doing, and reina's chubby cheeks are sexy XD
Title: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: BoAayu on March 21, 2007, 12:58:09 AM
I love zone, 'secret base' is my favorite. I still yet to complete the FULL-COLLECTION.. I only have "Z". I'm feeling a little bit paranoid that the fact I won't be able to find O,N,E due to my weird way of saving my money. I need to check up on cdjapan/yesasia when I'm out of my lazy coma.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on May 10, 2007, 05:14:14 PM
2007/06/20 debut album You Go! ~We are MARIA~

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SRCL-6574

Debut full-length album from twin-bass girls' band Maria includes their three advanced singles and more for 12 tracks total (subject to change). Limited edition includes bonus DVD with band history, live footage, and more!
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on May 10, 2007, 07:06:14 PM
oooh album... the dvd sounds pretty nice
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: vergil83 on May 11, 2007, 04:21:56 AM
2007/06/20 debut album You Go! ~We are MARIA~

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SRCL-6574

Debut full-length album from twin-bass girls' band Maria includes their three advanced singles and more for 12 tracks total (subject to change). Limited edition includes bonus DVD with band history, live footage, and more!

Finally, after so long of waiting. I must preorder it immediately.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: donkeykong83 on May 13, 2007, 04:55:26 AM
Well in case anyone didn't know, Takayo will also be releasing her 2nd solo album in June. Remember her? The original member that left and was replaced by Tomoka.

http://takayo.yorozoo.com/artist_blog_top/blog_id=1

Yay!
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: vergil83 on May 13, 2007, 10:03:26 AM
Thanks for the reminder. I nearly forgotten about that. Another item in my pre-order list. Thanks donkeykong83.  ;D
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on May 14, 2007, 11:27:32 PM
Pre-order bonus = no graphics card upgrade for me :(
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: aedon on May 30, 2007, 01:59:01 PM
2007/06/20 debut album You Go! ~We are MARIA~

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SRCL-6574

Debut full-length album from twin-bass girls' band Maria includes their three advanced singles and more for 12 tracks total (subject to change). Limited edition includes bonus DVD with band history, live footage, and more!

Tracklist:
01.夏えがお
02 MABUDACHI
03 小さな詩
04 あなたに…
05 HEY*02♪ ブン*02♪
06 つぼみ
07 h@ッちゃけ
08 キラリ夏
09 JUMP
10 watch me
11 HEART☆BEAT
12 いちばん星
*new songs

I'm glad they've included only 1 c/w and the album is mostly new material :)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Ayabie on July 02, 2007, 02:50:20 PM
Crap, I posted the news in the wrong thread. :lol:

Miyu is back.

(http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07266/miyu.jpg)

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200706/gt2007063001.html

Anyway, I haven't listened to the new MARIA album yet...
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on July 02, 2007, 05:03:12 PM
Album review'd up on nandake (http://nandake.com/).


Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: tenkei on July 04, 2007, 07:23:56 AM
MARIA's album isnt bad, but i wish they had their own sound instead of being ZONE lite.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 06, 2007, 01:34:17 AM
I don't really think they sound that much like zone. But they do sorta have that general pop/rock sound in most of their songs that gets tired pretty quickly. My main gripe is that their vocals aren't all that great, something that I think would have made up for some of the downfalls of the album.

It was an alright album overall, but it just didn't seem to meet my expectations.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: vergil83 on July 06, 2007, 08:18:39 AM
I had high expectations for the album but it turned out okay only. Nevertheless, I will continue to support them and hopefully things will be different for their next release.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on July 07, 2007, 01:23:13 AM
My main gripe is that their vocals aren't all that great

Quite. Sacchin's voice just sounds flat and kinda bored in a bunch of the songs.

Also, Miyu returning is interesting, but is it me or does she look like a circus clown in that picture? I get chills if I look at it too long. >__>
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 07, 2007, 05:44:12 AM
lol circus clown? I guess she didn't really wear much make-up back when she was in zone, but it's not that bad. It's what most japanese girls her age look like now a days it seems
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 15, 2007, 01:31:34 AM
I've been listening to a bunch of Zone the past couple hours... I have no idea why, but I just decided to do it.

Man I miss them, they were so awesome. They don't have a single bad song. It seriously almost brought a tear to my eye listening to some of their songs. And secret base still chokes me up every time I hear it, just from the opening melody.

I used to concider them my favorite j-pop band and now I remember why.

It's funny though, I still haven't watched their final concert, and now I don't know if I could handle it.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: vergil83 on July 15, 2007, 07:51:40 AM
I've been listening to a bunch of Zone the past couple hours... I have no idea why, but I just decided to do it.

Man I miss them, they were so awesome. They don't have a single bad song. It seriously almost brought a tear to my eye listening to some of their songs. And secret base still chokes me up every time I hear it, just from the opening melody.

I used to concider them my favorite j-pop band and now I remember why.

It's funny though, I still haven't watched their final concert, and now I don't know if I could handle it.

It might be sad but I'm sure you can overcome it. The final concert is good. You should give it a go.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 16, 2007, 12:31:58 AM
I think I realized why I'm like this. Unlike most Zone fans, I wasn't really around when all the stuff about their breaking up happened. I pretty much stopped listening to J-pop for a while around the time glory days was released. I guess somewhere in my mind that was still the zone I knew and it never really hit me that they broke up. For some reason I'm really feeling it now. XD

If I could find it for dl, I'll try to watch it. Either that, or until I could get the money to buy it and a region free dvd player (I'm broke) XD  I don't really want to watch it on my small ass computer screen. :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Twisted Blue on August 23, 2007, 08:35:29 AM
 :lol: very funny, they can't even sing from laughing! XD
[youtube=425,350]gwJRnyqjKSA[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwJRnyqjKSA

... and look who's there too!  :w00t:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on September 05, 2007, 03:08:56 AM
:lol: very funny, they can't even sing from laughing! XD
[youtube=425,350]gwJRnyqjKSA[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwJRnyqjKSA

... and look who's there too!  :w00t:
Izzat Mari? :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on September 05, 2007, 06:56:57 AM
That's a pretty classic ZONE video, especially if you've seen the secret base PV.


Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Asmodai on September 20, 2007, 05:45:38 PM
I've been listening to a bunch of Zone the past couple hours... I have no idea why, but I just decided to do it.

Man I miss them, they were so awesome. They don't have a single bad song. It seriously almost brought a tear to my eye listening to some of their songs. And secret base still chokes me up every time I hear it, just from the opening melody.

I used to concider them my favorite j-pop band and now I remember why.

It's funny though, I still haven't watched their final concert, and now I don't know if I could handle it.


It's worth watching.

I love ZONE too. They're still my favorite.

In some ways what happened can be seen as a blessing. They didn't linger, overstay their welcome, try to 'reinvent themselves' or devolve into mediocrity like usually happens.

ZONE left making the best music out there, and that's what they'll be remembered for.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: subpain on September 24, 2007, 01:37:36 AM
My ZONE fandom is still as alive as it was when they were still releasing new music! Which is pretty impressive, I think. I can't wait for Miyu's solo single next month!
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: TotallyUncool on October 29, 2007, 05:07:23 AM
The more I listen to Miyu's new single, the more I like it. 

Speaking of Miyu, I found this a while ago (Amazing Grace, from her 2004 NY making-of DVD), so I put it on Veoh:
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1371630xjb9nspX
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: doinkies on November 08, 2007, 06:02:52 AM
I've been listening to a bunch of Zone the past couple hours... I have no idea why, but I just decided to do it.

Man I miss them, they were so awesome. They don't have a single bad song. It seriously almost brought a tear to my eye listening to some of their songs. And secret base still chokes me up every time I hear it, just from the opening melody.

I used to concider them my favorite j-pop band and now I remember why.

It's funny though, I still haven't watched their final concert, and now I don't know if I could handle it.

Yeah...when I watched the Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ PV, I cried and cried like a baby, especially when the song got to the line "Totsuzen no/tenkou de/doushiyou mo naku/tegami kaku yo/denwa mo suru yo/wasurenaide ne/boku no koto o/itsumademo futari no kichi no naka". That line hit hard for doinkies in particular because, like the protagonist of the song's friend, I too had to switch schools in middle school and that was really hard for me. That line brought back memories of my classmates from those times...and I wondered what they were doing now... :cry:

For that matter, I wonder what MARIA's doing now. It's been a while since their album came out and I haven't heard anything about them since...though they're not as good as ZONE I like a couple of their songs, like Tsubomi, and the B-side of Chiisana Uta...
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on November 23, 2007, 03:08:32 PM
So I got my hands on Gateway to Tomorrow.

I have to say, Miyu's voice seems to have developed a lot recently, and I'm liking the way it sounds. :inlove: Very nice guitar work to boot, but that's expected.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: 4n01 on November 23, 2007, 11:00:17 PM
Hi everybody!

I'm new to these forums. I just happened to find this place while doing a Google search... and it was a wonderful surprise to see that there is this thread about ZONE right on top, because I've been so in love with their music for a little over a year now.

It just goes to show that when something really special comes along, it's remembered... and from reading many of the posts in this thread, remembered well. I don't know how ZONE happened, but it was magic. Just the right mix of skills, enthusiasm, and personalities. Each member was so unique... and even though people seem to have their favorites, they are all loved and appreciated for what they brought to the band.

And yes... I've also been following MARIA... I think that the best songs on their album are the ones that never made it as singles: MABUDACHI, Anata ni, h@cchake, watch me, and Ichiban Hoshi. I wish that each of those songs had their own PV. I've also been following Miyu and Takayo's solo careers.

I hope to be back regularly, and thank you for this great forum!  :D
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on January 13, 2008, 01:53:47 PM
The PV for MARIA's 4th single "Yurari sakura sora ..." is on air.  It turns out to be a slower song, lead vocals by Maiko (on her own, without Aika) and without a bass in her hands.

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8084/mariatg3.th.jpg) (http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mariatg3.jpg)

When I listened to the album "You Go! ~We are MARIA~" I was struck by two things.  Firstly, that the songwriting was really quite good and second, that MARIA lacked someone with a voice strong enough to do the songs justice.  I have exactly the same reaction to this new single.  The thought that comes into my heard is I want to hear this sung by someone with a real voice and it then takes less than two seconds for that thought morph into Wouldn't this sound great if Miyu was singing it.

The decision to put Maiko 'up-front' as lead singer makes good marketing sense.  Rightly or wrongly, she is still MARIA's main asset and her vocals are gentle, pleasent and thoroughly competent.  The PV is largely (but not entirely) monochrome and it's difficult to escape the impression that MARIA's video budgets are shrinking.  The PV is nice but a modest increase in funding could probably have secured something better.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that this makes a reasonable showing in the chart.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Arcadia Victis on March 15, 2008, 04:33:05 AM
The thought that comes into my heard is I want to hear this sung by someone with a real voice and it then takes less than two seconds for that thought morph into Wouldn't this sound great if Miyu was singing it.

THIS. OH GOD THIS.

Runtime REALLY ought to consider bringing Miyu into MARIA. Esp. since her individual artist sales are doing so poorly... I couldn't help but think Yurari Ouzora could have been a lot better with Miyu doing the vocals.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Ayabie on May 18, 2008, 12:12:19 PM
Miyu was on Music Fighter yesteday!
http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/?page=details&id=44908

Haven't been following her solo career, but glad she's doing well.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on May 19, 2008, 10:25:40 AM
Pretty nice interview thing :lol:

And where can I get that zone/princessxprincess collab thing? :O
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on July 26, 2008, 04:04:52 PM
It seems ZONE is no longer in four pieces.

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7073/miyu10061493948nz3.th.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=miyu10061493948nz3.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5762/takayo10079110114vc1.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=takayo10079110114vc1.jpg)

The first picture was posted by Miyu in her blog (http://ameblo.jp/nagasemiyu/) a few weeks ago.  The second picture was posted by Takayo in her blog (http://ameblo.jp/takayo-street/) a few days ago.

Now what does it take to put the two halves back together ...
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on July 26, 2008, 07:57:21 PM
Wow excellent. I thought Mizuho going back on a drum set would have been the most unlikely thing. Looks like they've been hanging out together for a while.


Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 27, 2008, 12:26:40 AM
HOT.

She calls her Honey in code. :lol: They also made T-shirts. Maybe they're starting a band? Possibly called Gossip Girl? :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: tenkei on September 18, 2008, 12:30:44 AM
[youtube=425,350]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WknBlw3gDvk&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WknBlw3gDvk&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]

MARIA's new single 'Sayonara Daisuki na Hito'

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6206/marianu9.jpg)
MARIA - Sayonara Daisuki na Hito (http://www.mediafire.com/?0wjcpfz7jqj)

01. Sayonara Daisuki na Hito
02. Aikoku no Hate
03. Break Out
04. Sayonara Daisuki na Hito (intrumental)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on September 18, 2008, 12:48:38 AM
Pretty nice new single. It's been a while, and it looks like they came back better than ever. :)

It reminds me a lot of Zone though.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 02:45:19 PM
Zooooone.... I miss you..........  :cry:


...well.... Maria news single  :P
(http://i31.tinypic.com/2rm3us2.jpg)
Kanashimi Rensa~カナシミレンサ [2009.08.12]

1. kanashimi rensa~カナシミレンサ
2. ashita e no kiseki~未来への軌跡
3. kanashimi rensa~カナシミレンサ (TV Edit)
4. kanashimi rensa~カナシミレンサ (Instrumental)
http://www.mediafire.com/?ztm52oonm2m (http://www.mediafire.com/?ztm52oonm2m) (320k)

...And t PV....MARIA – カナシミレンサ (704x480 MPEG2 M-ON!).mpg
http://www.twitter.com/?d=2LSDK5SV (http://www.twitter.com/?d=2LSDK5SV)
Credits to gryzze@jpopsuki


in time, for your photoalbum, MARIA (Red Worker'Z) in 2004  :P
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/9248/runznh2.jpg)
Reina, Ayuka Nara, Tsugumi, Aika Hirano, Tatsukawa Hitomi and Sachie Nakagawa.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 02:55:40 PM
DVD ISO ZONE CLIPS 01 〜Sunny Side〜

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5691/jacketm.jpg)

1. GOOD DAYS
2. 大爆発 NO.1
3. secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜
4. 一雫
5. true blue
6. 世界のほんの片隅から (LIVE ver.)

DVDISO (3.37GB)  RAR5分割 パスなし
part1
http://www.twitter.com/?d=R97J3ZDD (http://www.twitter.com/?d=R97J3ZDD)
part2
http://www.twitter.com/?d=X8LQ5F4J (http://www.twitter.com/?d=X8LQ5F4J)
part3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=S6729VUE (http://www.twitter.com/?d=S6729VUE)
part4
http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y8A14L80 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y8A14L80)
part5
http://www.twitter.com/?d=R9OFBSJD (http://www.twitter.com/?d=R9OFBSJD)

 :D
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 03:08:53 PM
DVD ISO ZONE CLIPS 02 〜Forever Side〜

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2655/jacketm2.jpg)

1. 夢ノカケラ・・・
2. 証
3. 白い花
4. 恋々・・・
5. H・A・N・A・B・I 〜君がいた夏〜
6. 僕の手紙
7. secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜 (LIVE ver.)
8. ZONE TV-SPOT コレクション

DVDISO  (4.07GB)  RAR5分割 パスなし
part1
http://www.twitter.com/?d=H7SAKA7M (http://www.twitter.com/?d=H7SAKA7M)
part2
http://www.twitter.com/?d=QKANRZFD (http://www.twitter.com/?d=QKANRZFD)
part3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y6OF3ZBE (http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y6OF3ZBE)
part4
http://www.twitter.com/?d=8Y5OE0UM (http://www.twitter.com/?d=8Y5OE0UM)
part5
http://www.twitter.com/?d=0OC6C6V7 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=0OC6C6V7)

credits to kkkkkkkk  :shocked
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 03:12:44 PM
DVD ISO ZONE CLIPS 03 〜2005 卒業〜

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7934/jacketm3.jpg)

1. 卒業
2. 太陽の Kiss
3. glory colors〜風のトビラ〜
4. 笑顔日和
5. TV-SPOT collection

DVDISO (2.76GB)  RAR6分割 パスなし
part1
http://www.twitter.com/?d=GTA0PFSD (http://www.twitter.com/?d=GTA0PFSD)
part2
http://www.twitter.com/?d=0U7B0CCE (http://www.twitter.com/?d=0U7B0CCE)
part3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=0Z7WK7G1 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=0Z7WK7G1)
part4
http://www.twitter.com/?d=GER97B97 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=GER97B97)
part5
http://www.twitter.com/?d=R4LHS9ZH (http://www.twitter.com/?d=R4LHS9ZH)
part6
http://www.twitter.com/?d=2CBV7GHC (http://www.twitter.com/?d=2CBV7GHC)

...and credits to kkkkkkkk  :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 03:18:18 PM
DVD ISO ZONE FINAL in 日本武道館 2005/04/01 〜心を込めてありがとう〜

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7070/jacketmy.jpg)

1. GOOD DAYS
2. 大爆発No.1
3. secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜
4. 白い花
5. 一雫
6. 僕の手紙
7. 夢ノカケラ・・・
8. Go! (MIZUHOソロ)
9. Sae Zuri (MAIKOソロ)
10. ROCKING (TOMOKAソロ)
11. 風のはじまる場所 (MIYUソロ)
12. For Tomorrow
13. true blue
14. 太陽のKISS
15. H・A・N・A・B・I 〜君がいた夏〜
16. 証
17. 空想と現実の夜明け
18. さらりーまん
19. 笑顔日和
20. 一緒にいたかった
21. Once Again
22. glory colors 〜風のトビラ〜
23. 卒業
24. secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜

DVDISO  (7.51GB)  RAR10分割 パスなし
part1
http://www.twitter.com/?d=JBKAT981 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=JBKAT981)
part2
http://www.twitter.com/?d=V2JT3APB (http://www.twitter.com/?d=V2JT3APB)
part3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=GKHG2NUV (http://www.twitter.com/?d=GKHG2NUV)
part4
http://www.twitter.com/?d=UFB7D0JX (http://www.twitter.com/?d=UFB7D0JX)
part5
http://www.twitter.com/?d=I1RLE4IO (http://www.twitter.com/?d=I1RLE4IO)
part6
http://www.twitter.com/?d=BUBFHTCG (http://www.twitter.com/?d=BUBFHTCG)
part7
http://www.twitter.com/?d=SFK7YMVZ (http://www.twitter.com/?d=SFK7YMVZ)
part8
http://www.twitter.com/?d=GFVOQRG0 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=GFVOQRG0)
part9
http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y9ULJLG6 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=Y9ULJLG6)
part10
http://www.twitter.com/?d=UZVFVG6F (http://www.twitter.com/?d=UZVFVG6F)

Credits....the great k...... aaahh... you know.....   :P
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 25, 2009, 03:23:08 PM
...ok, I like Chatmonchy, MARIA, Scandal, Stereopony, Mi, SparklingPoint, Eu-Phoria..... but..... ZONE is ZONE ....and forever will be  :P
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: SomethingWild on August 25, 2009, 04:49:02 PM
Eu-Phoria

TBH, I never got into zone, but I know they're well loved. Personally, I'm big Eu*Phoria fan (even though they haven't released anything in over a year!).. I like to think of them as 'the zone of my generation'  :P :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on August 26, 2009, 12:52:46 AM
....'the zone of my generation' なに!!!! :shocked

...so.... I like Eu-Phoria too, but, I hope they don't take t same way of Nakanomori Band....  :P
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on September 25, 2009, 12:27:16 AM
They're getting ready for the new album release...  :w00t:

(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5933/ecd.jpg)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2605/ecddvd.jpg)

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6458/image10t.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8872/image34.jpg)

Day By Day (2009.09.30  :drool:)
<CD>収録曲
01、眠れない三日月
02、恋文
03、カナシミレンサ
04、Guardian Angel
05、恋風泥棒
06、ゆらり桜空(おうぞら)…
07、さよなら 大好きな人
08、線香花火
09、空が覚えてる
10、Ayu Ready?

<初回生産限定盤 DVD>収録内容
01、ゆらり桜空(おうぞら)… Video Clip
02、ゆらり桜空(おうぞら)… Making
03、恋風 Live Clip
04、さよなら大好きな人 Video Clip
05、さよなら大好きな人 Making
06、HEY*02♪ ブン*02♪ Live Clip
07、カナシミレンサ Video Clip
08、カナシミレンサ Making

 :P
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: StreakInTheSky on September 26, 2009, 07:10:36 PM
...ok, I like Chatmonchy, MARIA, Scandal, Stereopony, Mi, SparklingPoint, Eu-Phoria..... but..... ZONE is ZONE ....and forever will be  :P

Am I the only one who finds it weird that Chatmonchy is bunched up with a bunch of bandol bands? :P Never heard of SparklingPoint though.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on September 26, 2009, 08:36:56 PM
lol. You're not the only one.


Interested in the new MARIA album, though. I thought the first one was kind of alright.

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: sooseji on September 27, 2009, 01:38:20 AM
....Never heard of SparklingPoint though.

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3158/sparklinggs8.jpg)

Sparkling☆Point-So Stay Together (PV) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64e8qYUuEP0#noexternalembed-normal)

 :P
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on February 10, 2010, 12:12:28 PM
MARIA Last live, April 3rd, Tokyo Blitz:

http://natalie.mu/music/news/27481 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/27481)

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on February 10, 2010, 07:59:00 PM
Wow that's quite sudden to see. It's an unfortunate breakup. I believe this is what the drummer was diagnosed with: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracic_outlet_syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracic_outlet_syndrome)

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on March 16, 2010, 01:31:55 PM
Confirmation from Runtime of a previously rumoured final event at Penny Lane 24 in Sapporo two weeks after the Tokyo event:

http://www.runtime.co.jp/index_maria.html (http://www.runtime.co.jp/index_maria.html)

Seems Tsugumi wiil be there too ...
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: MrMojo on August 20, 2010, 05:25:43 AM
I'm new to Zone, thanks to Scandal with their cover of "Secret Base".

Now, I'm getting hooked on Zone as their tunes are very catchy and the girls (back then) had nice voices!

Thanks for the links!

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on May 19, 2011, 11:25:47 PM
(http://thumbnails38.imagebam.com/13301/d45663133009510.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d45663133009510)

ZONE reunion concert, Akasaka BLITZ (Tokyo) 14th & 15th August.

http://natalie.mu/music/news/49727 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/49727)
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070049 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070049)
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/110520/gnj1105200505013-n1.htm (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/110520/gnj1105200505013-n1.htm)
http://www.runtime.co.jp/profile_07.html (http://www.runtime.co.jp/profile_07.html)
http://ameblo.jp/nagasemiyu/ (http://ameblo.jp/nagasemiyu/)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: boykun on May 20, 2011, 12:44:04 AM
Oh my God :cry:

It's too bad Mizuho won't be part of it also, but this is great news. Really glad to see them come back together, even if its just for a few days.

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: eilegz on May 20, 2011, 10:26:43 PM
(http://thumbnails38.imagebam.com/13301/d45663133009510.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d45663133009510)

ZONE reunion concert, Akasaka BLITZ (Tokyo) 14th & 15th August.

http://natalie.mu/music/news/49727 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/49727)
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070049 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070049)
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/110520/gnj1105200505013-n1.htm (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/110520/gnj1105200505013-n1.htm)
http://www.runtime.co.jp/profile_07.html (http://www.runtime.co.jp/profile_07.html)
http://ameblo.jp/nagasemiyu/ (http://ameblo.jp/nagasemiyu/)

omg one of my fav band will come back.. too bad missing a member but well im happy that they come back lets hope its not only for a concert

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: kaelzzz on June 10, 2011, 08:12:56 AM
that's too bad mizuho won't be a part of the reunion. She's my favorite member  :( I love her dumb humor personality  :lol:
I can't wait to hear them perform secret base. it's such a legendary song.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: doughnut on June 14, 2011, 08:01:36 AM
Anyone know why Mizuho isn't participating in the comeback? :?
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on June 15, 2011, 05:21:19 PM
(http://thumbnails44.imagebam.com/13671/04ed4c136703836.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/04ed4c136703836)

Sixteen posts in two days ... we are having fun.

http://ameblo.jp/zone-10years/ (http://ameblo.jp/zone-10years/)

(http://thumbnails33.imagebam.com/13671/63317d136709837.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/63317d136709837)

download:  http://www.multiupload.com/2EXDV1AL6B (http://www.multiupload.com/2EXDV1AL6B)

stream: 
Code: [Select]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q61LwcFzch4
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: eilegz on June 24, 2011, 06:16:15 PM
Anyone know why Mizuho isn't participating in the comeback? :?

not into music anymore i guess....
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: CFUD on July 13, 2011, 03:00:26 PM
Anyone know why Mizuho isn't participating in the comeback? :?

She is married and has a child. But when Tomoka, Maiko and Miyu were thinking of reforming ZONE they had talked to Mizuho about it. Mizuho said that she can not play the drums anymore. She has her own life now.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Amplifier on July 19, 2011, 02:14:16 AM
secretbase~君がくれたもの/ZONE(Cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoaPnfcaM0M#ws)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: drcb on July 26, 2011, 04:22:16 PM
After searching all over the net for the zone clip dvds I finally found this thread, so I'll be downloading the files shortly, I feel so happy, unfortunately all the links for zone clips 02 〜forever side〜 seem to be dead, so I was hoping a kind soul would re-upload those links; if someone could be so kind as to grant my wish of re-uploading those links I would be very happy and eternally grateful.
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: carlreman on July 26, 2011, 05:38:25 PM
ZONE Performing Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta mono

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i143/lDarna/1-4.jpg)

Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?jj3vryd4dff656w (http://www.mediafire.com/?jj3vryd4dff656w)

http://www.facebook.com/RemLiveStation
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: carlreman on July 26, 2011, 07:08:42 PM
[PV] ZONE - Akashi (SUBBED)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i143/lDarna/AkashiPV-Zone_26.jpg)

Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?banqsg5ffipban2 (http://www.mediafire.com/?banqsg5ffipban2)

Fanpage http://www.facebook.com/RemLiveStation (http://www.facebook.com/RemLiveStation)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: muppet on August 02, 2011, 01:26:47 AM
ZONE 「secret base ~君がくれたもの~ & 約束~August,10years later~」 {With thanks to hrch110801alive} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS6Gw3F1_p8)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Shipyon on August 02, 2011, 02:35:48 AM
YESSSSSS..... I know they are coming back.... but it sad that Mizuho no coming back >.<
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: muppet on August 02, 2011, 02:59:49 AM
nice shots of Mizuho and all of the girls in this clip  ZONE - The Making of Sotsugyou {With thanks to Kissend} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYa5GGBajUk)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: drcb on August 04, 2011, 08:15:40 AM
Here's the latest Zone video I've found over at NyaaTorrents, enjoy!
http://www.fileserve.com/file/ETzbhfp (http://www.fileserve.com/file/ETzbhfp)

(http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/36d8fde3be6b47d4b8c105bdfed51caf/assets/b040a5b286f34e258bfcef452335dcdb/renditions/1024.jpg?md=1312352981000)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: CFUD on August 04, 2011, 02:38:23 PM
New picture of Mizuho found on this blog link (http://ameblo.jp/asuka19791004/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6871/1310061490.jpg)(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9665/o0480064010996866695.jpg)
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3815/o0359064011318078407.jpg)(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7886/o0240032011315231121.jpg)

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: GekiDan on August 08, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kkv4WMMi1z0/Tj95PfVKCVI/AAAAAAAAHAo/EeEIfTTIt-E/s400/cover.jpg)

Download: DISC ONE (http://www.twitter.com/file/1623607131) & DISC TWO (http://www.twitter.com/file/1624156091)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: CFUD on August 19, 2011, 11:40:46 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rjlonRY1L._SS500_.jpg)
1. Lips
2. Crazy

http://www.amazon.com/Lips/dp/B005GQ1P4S/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1313658615&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.com/Lips/dp/B005GQ1P4S/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1313658615&sr=1-2)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WtSFGYMKL._SS500_.jpg)
1. Love Game
2. YESorNO
3. Good Show

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Game/dp/B005GQ1HL4/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313658124&sr=301-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Love-Game/dp/B005GQ1HL4/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313658124&sr=301-1)


Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: ameng on September 11, 2011, 04:50:49 PM
that's too bad mizuho won't be a part of the reunion. She's my favorite member  :( I love her dumb humor personality  :lol:
I can't wait to hear them perform secret base. it's such a legendary song.

me too!


where i can download Zone Final Live in Nippon Budokan? before, I already download but now the video is damaged
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: CFUD on September 27, 2011, 08:42:28 PM
that's too bad mizuho won't be a part of the reunion. She's my favorite member  :( I love her dumb humor personality  :lol:
I can't wait to hear them perform secret base. it's such a legendary song.

me too!


where i can download Zone Final Live in Nippon Budokan? before, I already download but now the video is damaged

http://asiandvdclub.org/details.php?id=25362 (http://asiandvdclub.org/details.php?id=25362)

Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: zeldAIS on September 30, 2011, 10:26:37 AM
If it's alright, I would like to ask what was the equipment used by MARIA, specifically what bass guitar did Aika used for Tsubomi?

Hopefully somebody knows or can link me the information - thank you :D
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on December 20, 2011, 07:17:14 PM
Reports from Barks and Oricon on today's event at Zepp Tokyo.  ZONE to continue ...

http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000075753 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000075753)
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/music/2004950/full/ (http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/music/2004950/full/)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Y70 on April 12, 2012, 10:50:39 AM
The first new ZONE single for 7 years 「treasure of the heart ~キミとボクの奇跡~」 will be released on June 6th.

http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000078739 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000078739)
http://www.runtime.co.jp/runtime_info.php?info_id=53 (http://www.runtime.co.jp/runtime_info.php?info_id=53)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: yukofan on April 13, 2012, 02:16:43 AM
ZONE!! the best girl band EVER!! I love all of their songs..
watching ther last concert in budokan always make me sad T_T
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: Masa on April 14, 2012, 06:42:43 AM
Quote
ZONE to release new single for the first time in 7 years

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip10733.jpg)

Girl band ZONE has announced that they will be releasing their new single, “treasure of the heart ~Kimi to Boku no Kiseki~“, on June 6th!

ZONE reunited in August of last year, which marked the 10th year anniversary since releasing their single, “secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~“. Since then, the group announced that they would be continuing their activities in 2012. After member TOMOKA (Vo, G) left the entertainment industry last November, ZONE has been active as a 2-member band with MIYU (Vo, G) and MAIKO (Vo, B).

“treasure of the heart ~Kimi to Boku no Kiseki~” will be ZONE’s first single in 7 years. It will be featured in HBC’s (Hokkaido Broadcasting) ‘Keppare! Gohan‘ starting April 25th. The members are also scheduled to make an appearance on the show.

As its coupling track, the single will contain “Yume no Kanata“, which will be the theme song to the golf tour, Sun Chlorella Classic 2012 , from July 26th to the 29th on TBS.

A portion of the proceeds from this single will be donated to disaster-stricken areas to aid in recovery from the Tohoku Earthquake.

In addition to their new single, ZONE has revealed that they will be holding a live tour called ‘Futari ni Narimashita Kedo… NANIKA?’ in June. For this tour, the girls will travel to Hokkaido, Miyagi, Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi.
http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/04/zone-to-release-new-single-for-the-first-time-in-7-years/ (http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/04/zone-to-release-new-single-for-the-first-time-in-7-years/)
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: beethoven21 on March 07, 2013, 03:17:53 PM
I know this is quite old already, but does anybody here still have the MARIA Tour 2007 ~We Are MARIA~ and the MARIA Last Live? I've looked around everywhere searching for a download but I can't seem to find any  :cry: Any form of help would be greatly appreciated  :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Band) ZONE/MARIA
Post by: muppet on May 13, 2018, 10:08:16 AM
Zone performing a classic

あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip61265.jpeg)

Konosuke Sakazaki of The Alfee joins them on stage.
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip01852.jpeg)


【TV】【ZONE】あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeYBfEovxx8)