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ALI PROJECT

ALI PROJECT is a Japanese band with a strong Japanese Aristocrat-style image, consisting of Arika and Mikiya.


History[]

They made their indie debut in the charts in 1988 as Ari (Ant) Project (蟻プロジェクト, Ari Purojekuto) with their album "Fantastic Garden" (幻想庭園, Gensō Teien). The album was later included in Tatsumi Takayuki's book Philosophy of Progressive Rock (プログレッシヴ・ロックの哲学, Puroguresshivu Rokku no Tetsugaku), which led to the band being classified under the progressive rock genre.

Four years later in 1992 they changed their name and made their major debut with their single "Fall in love, maiden" (恋せよ乙女, Koi-seyo otome).

Most of their records are released by Toshiba-EMI, Victor Entertainment and Tokuma Japan. The band is notable in the anime community for having their songs featured in several anime sequences, most notably in the series Noir, Rozen Maiden, Kamichama Karin, .hack//Roots, Linebarrels of Iron, Code Geass, Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom-, Fate/Extra, Shigofumi, and most recently Another along with Katanagatari and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry. Additionally, Mikiya Katakura has also provided the soundtrack to several anime series, such as Kaibutsu Oujo and Avenger.

Members[]

Image Members
Mikiya Katakura
Mikiya Katakura (片倉 三起也) - Music and Arrangement
Arika Takarano
Arika Takarano (宝野アリカ) - Vocals and Lyrics
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