Hikaru Genji (band)
Mikio Osawa (1987–1994)
Hiroyuki Sato (1987–1994)
Until the appearance of temporary Johnny's unit Hey! Say! 7 in 2007, Hikaru Genji held the record for the youngest male group to top the Oricon singles charts. In 1988, Hikaru Genji became the second artist in history to monopolize the top three spots on the Oricon singles chart and the third artist in history to dominate the top two spots on the charts. They also won the Japan Record Award in the 30th Japan Record Awards for their song "Paradise Ginga" that same year, making them the second Johnny's artist to win the award after Masahiko Kondo and the last before Johnny & Associates established a policy that would decline all future nominations of awards from organizations such as the Japan Record Awards and the Japan Academy Awards.
In 1994, Mikio Osawa and Hiroyuki Sato left the group and the remaining members formed Hikaru Genji Super 5, which disbanded a year later. Of these five, Kazumi Morohoshi and Junichi Yamamoto have since left the company. Only Atsuhiro Sato and Kohji Uchiumi currently remain with Johnny & Associates as Akira Akasaka was arrested for possession of methamphetamines on October 28, 2007 and was fired the following Monday.
- Kohji Uchiumi (
内海 光司Uchiumi Kōji, born January 11, 1968): Leader
- Mikio Osawa (
大沢 樹生Ōsawa Mikio, born April 20, 1969): Vocal
- Kazumi Morohoshi (
諸星 和己Morohoshi Kazumi, born August 12, 1970): Center
- Hiroyuki Sato (
佐藤 寛之Satō Hiroyuki, born November 2, 1970): Vocal
- Junichi Yamamoto (
山本 淳一Yamamoto Jun'ichi, born February 28, 1972): Main Vocal
- Akira Akasaka (
赤板 晃Akasaka Akira, born May 8, 1973): Vocal
- Atsuhiro Sato (
佐藤 敦啓Satō Atsuhiro, born August 30, 1973): Vocal
Hikaru Genji DiscographyEdit
- "Star Light"
- "Glass no Jūdai" (ガラスの十代)
- "Paradise Ginga" (パラダイス銀河)
- "Diamond Hurricane" (
- "Tsurugi no Mai" (剣の舞)
- "Chikyū wo Sagashite" (地球をさがして)
- "Taiyō ga Ippai" (太陽がいっぱい)
- "Kōya no Megalopolis" (荒野のメガロポリス)
- "Little Birthday"
- "Co Co Ro"
- "Waratte Yo" (笑ってよ)
- "Kaze no Naka no Shonen" (風の中の少年)
- "Kiseki no Megami" (奇跡の女神)
- "Winning Run"
- "Growing Up"
- "Take Off"
- "Lila no Saku koro Barcelona" (リラの咲くころバルセロナへ)
- "Meet Me"
- "Ai Shite mo ii Desu Ka" (愛してもいいですか)
- "Kimi to Subayaku Slowly" (君とすばやくSLOWLY)
- "Yūki 100%" (勇気100% Courage 100%)
- "Boys in August"
- "Kono Aki... Hitorijanai" (この秋···ひとりじゃない)
- "Bravo! Nippon: Setsu to Koori no Fantasy" (BRAVO!Nippon～雪と氷のファンタジー～)
- "Yoosoroo! Mirai he Yoroshiku" (ヨーソロー!未来へよろしく)
- "Try to Remember"
- Hikaru Genji (光GENJI)
- Hey! Say!
- Hello... I Love You
- Furikaette Tomorrow (ふりかえってTomorrow)
- Cool Summer
- White Dreaming with Hikaru Genji (White Dreaming with 光GENJI)
- 333 Thank You
- Hito Natsu Hito Yoru (ひと夏ひと夜)
- Best Friends
- Pocket Album: 7 Tsuno Hoshi (Pocket Album~7つの星)
- Dream Passport
- Speedy Age
- Uchū Yū Ei (宇宙遊詠)
- Heart'n Hearts
- Forever Yours
- Super Best Try to Remember
- See You Again
Hikaru Genji Super 5 DiscographyEdit
Japan Record AwardsEdit
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|1988||"Paradise Ginga"||Japan Record Award||Won|
Japan Gold Disc AwardsEdit
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|1988||Hikaru Genji||New Artist Award||Won|
|Best 5 New Artist Award||Won|
|"Glass no Jūdai"||Singles Award||Won|
|Hikaru Genji||Album Award||Won|
|1989||Hikaru Genji||Best 5 Artists||Won|
|"Paradise Ginga"||Grand Prix Singles Award||Won|
|Best 5 Singles Award||Won|
|"Tsurugi no Mai"||Won|
|1990||"Taiyō ga Ippai"||Best 5 Singles Award||Won|
|1991||Furikaette Tomorrow||Album Award||Won|
|1992||333 Thank You||Won|
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