The Oral Cigarettes

The Oral Cigarettes (ジ・オーラル・シガレッツ), stylized as THE ORAL CIGARETTES is a four-member Japanese alternative rock band from Nara Prefecture, formed in July 2010.[4] The band signed to A-Sketch in 2012 and have currently released five studio albums, two independent albums, one demo album, one compilation album, one extended play and eight singles. They are best known for performing the opening theme song of the anime Noragami Aragoto, "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (狂乱 Hey Kids!!, Kyōran Hey Kids!!).[3][5]

The Oral Cigarettes
OriginNara Prefecture, Japan
Genres
Years active2010–present
LabelsA-Sketch (2012–present)
Associated actsHello Sleepwalkers
Websitetheoralcigarettes.com
Members
  • Takuya
  • Akira
  • Shigenobu
  • Masaya
Past members
  • Take

On January 17, 2022, it was reported three of the members have tested positive for COVID-19.[6]

Band membersEdit

Current members[7]
  • Takuya Yamanaka (山中 拓也)lead vocals, guitar (2010–present)
  • Akira Akirakani (あきらかにあきら)bass, vocals (2010–present)
  • Shigenobu Suzuki (鈴木 重伸)guitar (2010–present)
  • Masaya Nakanishi (中西 雅哉)drums (2013–present)
Former members
  • Take — drums (2010–2012)
Timeline

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
JPN
Oricon

[8]
JPN
Billboard

[9]
The BKW Show!!
Track listing
  1. Kirai (嫌い)
  2. Monster Effect (モンスターエフェクト)
  3. Helloween no Yoin (ハロウィンの余韻)
  4. Starget
  5. Jidō Hanabaiki no Otoko (自動販売機の男)
  6. Boku ha Yume wo Miru (僕は夢を見る)
  7. Remake Sense (リメイクセンス)
  8. Kishikaisei Story (起死回生Story)
  9. Daimaō Sanjyo (大魔王参上)
  10. Tomei na Amayadori (透明な雨宿り)
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Fixion
  • Released: January 5, 2016
  • Label: A-Sketch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Kizukeyo Baby (気づけよBaby)
  2. Kyōran Hey Kids!! (狂乱 Hey Kids!!)
  3. Mirror
  4. Stay One
  5. Amy (エイミー)
  6. Manner Mode (マナーモード)
  7. Tōrisugita Kisetsu no Sora de (通り過ぎた季節の空で)
  8. Kantannakoto (カンタンナコト)
  9. A-E-U-I
  10. Everything
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Unofficial
  • Released: February 2, 2017
  • Label: A-Sketch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Licorice (リコリス)
  2. Catch Me
  3. Itazura Show Time (悪戯ショータイム)
  4. 5150
  5. WarWarWar
  6. Endroll (エンドロール)
  7. Dip-Bap
  8. Shala La
  9. Futōmei na Yukigeshō (不透明な雪化粧)
  10. Love
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Kisses and Kills
  • Released: June 13, 2018
  • Label: A-Sketch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Mō Īkai? (もういいかい?)
  2. Black Memory
  3. Psychopath
  4. Ladies and Gentlemen
  5. What You Want
  6. Tonariau (トナリアウ)
  7. Livelock Art (リブロックアート)
  8. Yōshi Tanrei na Uso (容姿端麗な嘘)
  9. One's Again
  10. ReI
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Suck My World
  • Released: April 29, 2020
  • Label: A-Sketch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Introduction
  2. Tonight the Silence Kills Me with Your Fire
  3. Fantasy
  4. Dream in Drive
  5. Maze
  6. Don't You Think feat. Lozareena
  7. Hallelujah
  8. Breathe
  9. Wagamama de Gomakasanaide (ワガママで誤魔化さないで)
  10. Shine Holder
  11. Naked
  12. Color Tokyo
  13. From Dusk Till Dawn
  14. The Given
  15. Slowly But Surely I Go On
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"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Independent albumsEdit

Title Album details
Barking in the Moon, Sorrow...
(月に吠えて、哀・・・)
  • Released: March 12, 2011
Track listing
  1. Dawn (幕開け)
  2. End of the Century (世紀末少年)
  3. Small Devil Infection (小悪魔インフェクション)
  4. I Have a Dream (僕は夢を見る)
  5. Selection of 90 (九十の選択)
  6. Cazenooto (カゼノオト)
  7. Late at Night (夜更け奏で)
  8. Barking of the Moon, Sorrow... (月の吠えて、哀・・・)
New Moon and Aries
(新月と牡羊座)
  • Released: February 12, 2012
Track listing
  1. Anti-grudgeist (逆恨み小僧)
  2. Mist...
  3. Dancing Crazy Dolls (踊り狂う人形)
  4. A Girl Who Caught in a Town (とある街で見かけた少女)
  5. Aries Playing (牡羊座の奏で)
  6. Writing of G (gの筆記)
  7. Demon Lion Entry (大魔王参上)
  8. Amy (エイミー)

Compilation albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
JPN
Oricon

[8]
JPN
Billboard

[9]
Before It's Too Late
  • Released: August 28, 2019
  • Label: A-Sketch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
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Demo albumsEdit

Title Album details
Suicide A-Type
(悩殺A-Type)
  • Released: October 10, 2010
Track listing
  1. Delusions Sex Theater (妄想SEX劇場)
  2. I Have a Dream (僕は夢を見る)
  3. Cazenooto (カゼノオト)

Extended playsEdit

Title EP details Peak
chart
positions
JPN
Oricon

[8]
Orange No Nukegara, Watashi Ga Ikita Ai No Akashi
(オレンジの抜け殻、私が生きたアイの証)
  • Released: August 28, 2013
  • Label: MASH A&R
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Mist...
  2. Mr. Phantom (Mr.ファントム)
  3. Hyōtanyama no Ekiinsan (瓢箪山の駅員さん)
  4. Sakaurami Kozō (逆恨み小僧)
  5. Kono Kisetsu ni Boku ga Utau Uta (この季節に僕が唄う歌)
  6. Kijō no Kūron ni Imi o Nasu (机上の空論に意味を為す)
  7. 30-Sai Dōgan (30歳童顔)
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SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
JPN
Oricon

[8]
JPN
Billboard

[10]
"Kishikaisei Story" (起死回生Story) 2014 28 27 The BKW Show!!
"Amy" (エイミー) 2015 29 60 Fixion
"Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (狂乱 Hey Kids!!) 19 24
"Dip-Bap" 2016 12 24 Unofficial
"5150" 10 28
"Tonariau" (トナリアウ) 2017 6 12 Kisses and Kills
"One's Again"
"Black Memory" 3 4
"Wagamama de Gomakasanaide" (ワガママで誤魔化さないで) 2019 5 14 Suck My World
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Digital singlesEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
JPN
Oricon

[8]
JPN
Billboard

[10]
"ReI" 2018 94 Kisses and Kills
"Don't You Think" feat. Lozareena 2019 Suck My World
"Shine Holder" 75
"Tonight the Silence Kills Me with Your Fire" 2020
"Dream in Drive"
"Naked"
"Slowly But Surely I Go On"
"Red Criminal" 2021 Non-album single
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

FilmographyEdit

Video albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN[8]
DVD Blu-ray
Unofficial Dining Tour 2017 at Nippon Budokan
Track listing
  1. 5150
  2. Shala La
  3. Kantannakoto (カンタンナコト)
  4. Itazura Show Time (悪戯ショータイム)
  5. Catch Me
  6. A-E-U-I
  7. Starget
  8. Kirai (嫌い)
  9. Warwarwar
  10. Kizukeyo Baby (気づけよBaby)
  11. Futōmei na Yukigeshō (不透明な雪化粧)
  12. Endroll (エンドロール)
  13. Mr. Phantom (Mr.ファントム)
  14. Kishikaisei Story (起死回生Story)
  15. Amy (エイミー)
  16. Kyōran Hey Kids!! (狂乱 Hey Kids!!)
  17. Dip-Bap
  18. Licorice (リコリス)
  19. Love
  20. Tonariau (トナリアウ)
  21. One's Again
  22. Unofficial Dining Tour at Nippon Budokan Documentary & Interview
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Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Appearance
"Kishikaisei Story" (起死回生Story) 2014 Space Shower TV Power Push!, July degree
"Amy" (エイミー) 2015 TV Tokyo Japan Countdown, April's ending theme
KBS Kyoto Kyoto Sports, April's ending theme
"Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (狂乱 Hey Kids!!) UHF anime Noragami Aragoto, opening theme
"Kizukeyo Baby" (気づけよBaby) 2016 TV Tokyo Japan Countdown, January's ending theme
"Dip-Bap" TBS CDTV, September 8 opening theme
"Catch Me" Akashic Re:cords theme song
"Licorice" (リコリス) 2017 TV Tokyo Japan Countdown, February's ending theme
"Tonariau" (トナリアウ) Tokyo MX Sakurada Reset, ending theme
"Black Memory" Ajin: Demi-Human theme song
"Wagamama de Gomakasanaide"
(ワガママで誤魔化さないで)
2018 Fuji TV Revisions, opening theme
"Red Criminal" 2021 Tokyo MX Scarlet Nexus, opening theme

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director(s)
2013 "Mr. Phantom" (Mr. ファントム) Takuya Katsumi
2014 "Kishikaisei Story" (起死回生Story) Kawakoshi Kazunori
"Starget" Fukatsu Masakazu
"Kirai" (嫌い) Toshitsugu Ōno
2015 "Amy" (エイミー)
"Kantannakoto" (カンタンナコト)
"Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (狂乱 Hey Kids!!) Takurō Ōkubo
"Kizukeyo Baby" (気づけよBaby) Yoshihiro Okutō
2016 "A-E-U-I" Toshiki Kaneda
"Dip-Bap" Yoshihiro Okutō
"Catch Me" Takurō Ōkubo
"5150" Kei Ikeda
"Licorice" (リコリス) Taiga Shin
2017 "Shala La" Kei Ikeda
"One's Again"
"Tonariau" (トナリアウ) Yasuhiro Arafune
"Black Memory" Taiga Shin
2018 Yōshi Tanrei na Uso (容姿端麗な嘘) Yoshihiro Okutō
Psychopath Take Ru
Wagamama de Gomakasanaide
(ワガママで誤魔化さないで)
?
2019 Color Tokyo Kanzaki Mineto

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2014 CD Shop Awards Regional Production (Kansai region) Orange No Nukegara, Watashi Ga Ikita Ai No Akashi Won[11]
2017 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist The Oral Cigarettes Nominated[12]
2018 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist The Oral Cigarettes Nominated[13]
2019 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist The Oral Cigarettes Nominated[14]
2021 Space Shower Music Awards Best Rock Artist The Oral Cigarettes Nominated[15]
2021 Space Shower Music Awards Best Conceptual Live The Oral Cigarettes Won[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "THE ORAL CIGARETTESの基本情報". Cube-music (in Japanese). Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Peters, Daniel (March 13, 2017). "These Japanese bands are happy their music is reaching out beyond their borders". Bandwagon Asia. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ng, Michelle (2017-03-22). "Live Review: Space Shower Retsuden Asia Tour – Millian, Singapore (16.03.17)". Hello Asia! AU. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  4. ^ "THE ORAL CIGARETTESの記事まとめ" [The Oral Cigarettes preview]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2015-08-20). "Noragami Aragoto Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  6. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2022-01-17/3-members-of-the-oral-cigarettes-band-test-positive-for-covid-19/.181602
  7. ^ "The Oral Cigarettes Official Biography". theoralcigarettes.com/. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "The Oral Cigarettes | ORICON STYLE". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  9. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "「第6回CDショップ大賞」、大賞作品&各賞の受賞作品を発表" [6th CD Shop Awards winners]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  12. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2017" (in Japanese). Tokyo Music Odyssey official. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  13. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2018" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music Awards official. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  14. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2019" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music Awards official. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  15. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2021" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music Awards official. 2021-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  16. ^ "Won | Space Shower Music Awards 2021" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music Awards official. 2021-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-08.

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