Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Attack All Around

* Nishijima Takahiro (西島隆弘)
* Urata Naoya (浦田直也)
* Uno Misako (宇野実彩子)
* Hidaka Mitsuhiro (日高光啓)
* Atae Shinjiro (與真司郎)
* Sueyoshi Shuta (末吉秀太)
* Ito Chiaki (伊藤千晃)

Former Members
* Goto Yukari (後藤友香里) (retired June 11, 2007)

AAA (pronounced as Triple A), short for ATTACK ALL AROUND, is a Japanese pop band signed to the label Avex Trax which debuted in September 2005. The group originally consisted of five young men and three young women who had all acted in commercials and had been dancers for other Japanese stars, such as Ayumi Hamasaki and Ami Suzuki. According to statements released by avex records, Yukari Goto has officially resigned from being a member of the group due to health reasons, reducing the number of members to seven.

AAA was originally planned to be a 6 member group. At first, members included Takahiro Nishijima, Naoya Urata, Shuta Sueyoshi, Shinjiro Atae, Mitsuhiro Hidaka and Misako Uno as the only girl. Avex later decided to add two more girls; Chiaki Ito and Yukari Goto. As songs like BLOOD on FIRE and Friday Party were previously prepared for 6 members, the two girls are only heard in the refrain.
In the summer of 2005, avex announced the debut of a new pop/eurobeat group consisting of boys and girls who have undergone training in the avex artist academy, the record label's training facility for singers, dancers, and other entertainment talents. Because of this, the group's debut was much anticipated and was received well by many fans. From September to December they released a single each month plus a photobook and their very first album, ATTACK, in January 2006. With all the previous advertisement and releases the group did not have time to perform their songs live. However, as each of their singles has a different genre this did not cause a problem with sales.

AAA is also performing the opening for 2007's Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Den-O. For this single, Climax Jump, they have temporarily changed their name to AAA Den-O form.
AAA made their US debut at the Otakon 2007 in Baltimore, USA.

Current Favourite Song :
*Climax Jump

*Let it Beat!