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(the) Field of View (フィールド・オブ・ビュー Fīrudo obu Byū) were a popular Japanese rock band formed in 1994 by vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer Takuto Kohashi, with Jun Abe leaving and Kenji Niitsu joining the following year. The group's tenure lasted until their break up in December 2002.

Field of View
GenresRock, pop, pop rock
Years active1994–2002
LabelsZain Records
Columbia Records
Associated actsMiho Komatsu
Izumi Sakai
Nana Azuki
Tetsurō Oda
Aika Ohno
Daisuke Ikeda
WebsiteBeing's Official Website
Past membersJun Abe (安部 潤)
U-ya Asaoka (浅岡 雄也)
Takuto Kohashi (小橋 琢人)
Kenji Niitsu (新津 健二)
Takashi Oda (小田 孝)

One of their hit singles, Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku, was used as the opening theme for the popular anime series Dragon Ball GT. Another single, 「渇いた叫び」(Kawaita Sakebi), was used as the opening for the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series from Toei in 1998.



The group was formed on February 9, 1994 when vocalist U-ya Asaoka, guitarist Takashi Oda, keyboardist Jun Abe and drummer (later bandleader) Takuto Kohashi signed up for Being's Zain Records label under the name of view. They released 2 singles under the name 'view'. Just after the Last Goodbye EP in 1995, Abe left the group and bassist Kenji Niitsu joined.

After the Truth of Love EP in 2001, "the" was added in front of the band name for later releases. In 1996, the band gave their first concert, Live Horizon Version 1. Version 2 followed in 1997 and Live Horizon Version 3 in 1999. On June 25, 1999, they performed in the Dublin Castle in London. The Field of View broke up one month after their November 2002 performances held in Tokyo and Osaka. On December 1, 2002, the Field of View performed Field of View Live Horizon - The Final: Gift of Extra Emotion as their final concert. In all, they released 22 singles, 5 studio albums and 5 best albums.[1]


  • U-ya Asaoka (浅岡雄也)- vocalist, lyricist, composer
  • Takuto Kohashi (小橋琢人)- drummer, lyricist, composer
  • Takashi Oda (小田孝)- guitarist, composer
  • Kenji Niitsu (新津健二)- bassist, composer, arranger

Former MemberEdit

  • Jun Abe (安部潤)- keyboardist, arranger
    • left group after releasing 3rd single Last Goodbye



  1. ^ Field of View discography (in Japanese, under profile section)

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