Run&Gun

Run&Gun (stylized as RUN&GUN) is a Japanese boy band and performance troupe associated with Yoshimoto Kogyo. The group was formed in 2001 by Antinos Records. The members consist of Yuya Miyashita, Kosuke Yonehara, and Akira Nagata; Ryuji Kamiyama left the group in 2014.

Run&Gun
OriginJapan
GenresJ-pop
Years active2001–present
Labels
Websitewww.runandgun.co.jp
Members
Past members

Run&Gun debuted in 2001 with the song "Lay-Up!" and were initially produced by Daisuke Asakura before moving to Epic Records Japan in 2002. Throughout their career, Run&Gun also engaged in theater projects, including their own self-produced stage plays and Air Gear. In 2008, they announced they were putting their musical releases on hiatus and planned to focus on their acting projects instead.

HistoryEdit

2001–2006: Debut and early yearsEdit

Miyashita, Kamiyama, Yonehara, and Nagata were part of D.A.N.K. (Daisuke Asakura New Kids), a performance troupe produced by Daisuke Asakura.[1] In 2001, they were selected as members for Run&Gun through an audition television program called Study Park!![2] On July 4, 2001, they debuted with the song "Lay-Up!", which was used as an opening theme song for Study Park!![3] Their second single, "Ready Go!" was released on August 29, 2001 as the theme song to a Lotte commercial.[4] Their third single, "Twinkle Starlight", was released on December 5, 2001, as the ending theme song to the television series Danmaru! Heroes.[5]

Following the release of "Peace Out Iza, Saraba" on March 6, 2002,[6] Run&Gun was transferred to Epic Records Japan and parted ways with Asakura. They released their fifth single, "Loop", on July 10, 2002 as the ending theme to Show Up Nighter.[7] Afterwards, their sixth single, "Wishing On", was released on November 20, 2002.[8] Their seventh single, "Shootin' to My Eyes", was released on February 19, 2003.[9] They released the song "Mi-ra-i" on May 21, 2003 as the first ending theme song to Sonic X.[10] Following its release, Run&Gun released their first studio album, Face, on July 16, 2003.[11] In the summer of 2003, Run&Gun held their first tour titled Blue Journey.[12]

In 2004, Run&Gun departed from Epic Records Japan and signed onto Yoshimoto Kogyo, where they released their ninth single, "Believe", on August 18, 2004.[13] On January 19, 2005, they released "Blackjack" as the ending theme to Jack Sports.[14] On February 23, 2005, they released their extended play, Hateshinai Tabi no Naka de...[15] On June 21, 2006, they released their second studio album, Re:ing.[16]

2007–present: Focus on actingEdit

After Re:ing was released, Run&Gun began branching out and focusing on other projects. In 2007, Kamiyama and Yonehara published a novel together titled Flying Melon.[2] Run&Gun also starred as Team Bacchus in the stage play adaptation of Air Gear, an original team made for the musical. In January 2008, Run&Gun held their first group-produced stage play, Blue Sheets,[17] followed up with another stage play titled YooSoRo!: Nihon o Kaeta Yatsura o Kaeta Yatsura.[18] Later in 2008, Run&Gun announced a hiatus on their musical releases, stating that they planned to focus on acting projects within and outside of the group.[citation needed]

In February 2009, Kamiyama and Yonehara were cast in the all-male stage adaptation of Fruits Basket.[19] In 2010, Run&Gun ran their third stage play, Bokura no Chikara de Sekai ga Ato Nankai Sukueta ka.[20] In April 2010, Run&Gun reprised their roles as Team Bacchus in the Air Gear stage play.[21] In 2014, Kamiyama left the group to pursue acting full-time.[22]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Face 2003
Track listing
  1. "Overture: Yakusoku (Blue Journey)" (OVERTURE“yakusoku”~BLUE JOURNEY)
  2. "Bokura no Rule" (僕らのルール)
  3. "Lay-Up!"
  4. "Ready Go!"
  5. "Kokuhaku" (告白)
  6. "Wishing On"
  7. "Hikari e Kimi e" (光へ 君へ)
  8. "Mi-ra-i" (ミ・ラ・イ)
  9. "Love & Smile"
  10. "Shootin' to My Eyes"
  11. "Yakusoku (Hello Goodby)" (約束~hello goodby~)
77[11]
Re:ing 2006
  • Released: June 21, 2006 (2006-06-21)
  • Label: R & C Ltd.
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. "All Right! Friends" (オーライ!フレンズ)
  2. "Glider" (album version)
  3. "Linked Together"
  4. "Nagisa Beautiful" (渚・ビューティホー)
  5. "Sekai wa Boku o Mitenai" (世界は僕を見てない)
  6. "Mai Agare" (舞い上がれ)
  7. "Sky in Heart" (album version)
  8. "Brave" (album version)
  9. "Get Back"
  10. "Minna no Yume" (みんなのゆめ)
  11. "Christmas Time in Yeah"
  12. "Iris no Hana Kotoba" (アイリスの花言葉)
[16]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended playsEdit

Title Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Hateshinai Tabi no Naka de... (果てしない旅の中で・・・, lit. "In the Middle of an Endless Journey...") 2005
  • Released: February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23)
  • Label: R & C Ltd.
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. "Big Bang!"
  2. "Time Shock" (feat. Akira)
  3. "Yuya no Seishun Densetsu" (ユウヤの青春伝説) (feat. Yuya)
  4. "Blackjack" (ブラックジャック)
  5. "Byū Byū Kuru Yasashisa wa" (ビュービューくる優しさは) (feat. Ryuji)
  6. "Memories" (メモリーズ) (feat. Kosuke)
  7. "Aozora" (青空)
[15]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
JPN
"Lay-Up!" 2001 68[3] Face
"Ready Go!" 65[4]
"Twinkle Starlight" 56[5] Non-album single
"Peace Out Iza, Saraba" (Peace Out イザ、サラバ。) 2002 40[6] Non-album single
"Loop" 32[7] Non-album single
"Wishing On" 34[8] Face
"Shootin' to My Eyes" 2003 39[9]
"Mi-ra-i" (ミ・ラ・イ) 65[10]
"Believe" 2004 117[13] Non-album single
"Blackjack" (ブラックジャック) 2005 124[14] Hateshinai Tabi no Naka de...
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Video albumsEdit

Title Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Alley-oop 2002
  • Released: September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09)
  • Label: Antinos Records
  • Format: DVD
Track listing
  1. "Lay-Up!"
  2. "Ready Go!"
  3. "Twinkle Starlight"
  4. "Peace Out Iza, Saraba" (Peace Out イザ、サラバ。)
  5. "Loop"
32[23]
Memory of Voyage 2003
  • Released: August 6, 2003 (2003-08-06)
  • Label: Antinos Records
  • Format: DVD
Track listing
  1. "Wishing On"
  2. "Shootin' to My Eyes"
  3. "Mi-ra-i" (ミ・ラ・イ)
[24]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "上山竜治のプロフィール". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RUN&GUN上山と米原、新感覚小説で作家デビュー!!". Oricon (in Japanese). May 1, 2007. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "LAY-UP!". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Ready!Go!". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Twinkle Starlight". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Peace Out イザ、サラバ。". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "LOOP". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "WISHING ON". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Shootin' to my eyes". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "ミ・ラ・イ". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "FACE". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "SUMMER TOUR 2003"BLUE JOURNEY"". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "BELIEVE". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "ブラックジャック". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "果てしない旅の中で・・・". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Re:ing". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  17. ^ "ブルーシーツ". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "YooSoRo!(ヨーソロ)~日本を変えたヤツらを変えたヤツら~". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "「可愛らしい女の子を骨太な僕が…」男優だけで人気マンガ『フルーツバスケット』初舞台化". Oricon (in Japanese). February 6, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  20. ^ "僕等のチカラで世界があと何回救えたか". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "ミュージカル『エア・ギア』". Marvelous (in Japanese). September 26, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  22. ^ "知花くらら&上山竜治、インスタで結婚報告 2014年から交際スタート". Oricon (in Japanese). October 17, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  23. ^ "Alley-oop". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  24. ^ "memory of voyage". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.

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