Base Ball Bear

Base Ball Bear is a Japanese rock band from Tokyo that made its major debut in 2006 with EMI Music Japan. Although assembled in autumn 2001, the band formally began in 2002, and started off with self-produced releases.

Their style influences include Japanese indie rock bands Number Girl and Supercar, and British rock bands such as Oasis. They have been noted for the "nostalgic" feel of band leader Yūsuke Koide's lyrics, often about teenage life and memories. Base Ball Bear are also known for their contributions to the soundtrack of the movie Linda Linda Linda (in which bassist Shiori Sekine had a leading role) and performing the themes to the anime series Toshokan Sensō, Ōkiku Furikabutte and Gintama.

The band, initially named Planet, was formed for a one-time performance at a high school culture festival, but decided to continue due to how well-received they were and the fun they had at the festival. The name Planet had likely come from the Supercar song of the same name, and the band's current name also derives partially from a song name. Koide had thought of Japanese singer Chocolat's song "Base Ball and Elvis Presley" and suggested the name "Base Ball". Guitarist Shohei Yuasa thought it would be better if one more word was added to it, and the rest of the band agreed, eventually settling on the word "bear".

In 2016, the band announced the departure of Shohei Yuasa and that they would continue with 3 members.

 

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Base Ball Bear - 光源 2017 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - 二十九歳 2014 CD, Album
No Image Base Ball Bear - 新呼吸 2011 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - Yoakemae 2011 CD, Single
BaseBallBear* - Electric Summer 2006 CD, Single
Base Ball Bear - (What Is The) Love & Pop? 2009 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - Changes 2008 CD, Maxi-Single
Base Ball Bear - Short Hair 2011 CD, Single
Base Ball Bear - 愛してる 2007 CD, Maxi-Single
Base Ball Bear - 増補改訂完全版 バンドBのベスト 2016 CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, Limited Edition
Base Ball Bear - バンドBのベスト 2013 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - Detective Boys 2010 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - 光源 2017 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - 神々Looks You 2009 CD, Single
Base Ball Bear - 十七歳 2007 CD, Album
Base Ball Bear - 完全版「バンドBについて」 2009 CD, Compilation
Base Ball Bear - Yume Is Vision 2004 CD, EP
Base Ball Bear - ファンファーレがきこえる 2013 CD, Single
Base Ball Bear - ドラマチック 2007 CD, Single
Base Ball Bear - 真夏の条件 2007 CD, Maxi-Single, Enhanced
Base Ball Bear - Stairway Generation 2009 CD, Maxi-Single
No Image Base Ball Bear - 光源 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album
Base Ball Bear - Girl Friend 2006 CD, EP
Bacon (6) / Base Ball Bear - B Beginning!! 2004 CD, EP

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