Alice Nine

Alice Nine single StargazerMembers :: Discography :: PVs

Alice Nine (originally stylized as アリス九號. or Alice Nine) is a 5 member band of the visual kei persuasion formed in 2004. They have a versatile repertoire of songs ranging from pop to a harder rock sound. They describe their original concept as being a blending of East and West. And, unlike so many bands, their lineup has never changed and remained intact. I have to say they are the very first visual kei band I fell in love with, so they remain my favorite.

So far only 2 of their CDs are available [legally] for download in the U.S. I really wish you could buy from different countries’ iTunes stores without hassle because most of their music is available via iTunes Japan. I really want their complete discography, but it’s hard to afford the costs of their physical CDs plus overseas shipping. In their discography, I have included the links to the places where you can legally download their music in the US [yes, you have to PAY for them, but it’s worth it and cheaper than imports].

Alice Nine’s official Japanese site: http://web.pscompany.co.jp/alicenine/
Alice Nine’s official English site: http://www.myspace.com/alicenineofficial
Alice Nine’s official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alice-Nine-Official/224392050994530
Alice Nine’s official band Twitter: http://twitter.com/AliceNine_STAFF

I first fell in love with Shou. Let’s face it, most people notice the vocalist who is always in front first. Then Saga, then Nao, then Hiroto. Finally, after watching the Alice Nine channel on Nico Nico Douga, Tora has grown on me. He always seemed so foreboding in pictures and certain interviews, but seeing him on that show proves he really isn’t.

Members:

Alice Nine's ShouShou is the vocalist and lyricist for the band. He is very vocal during lives, but tends to be more quiet during actual interviews.
Birthday: 5 July 1981
Height: 177cm [5’8”]
Official blog: Showbiz
Official twitter:
@AliceNine_SHOU
Favorite song lyrics written by Shou: “White Prayer” is my overall favorite, but I don’t think there are lyrics that Shou-san writes that I don’t like.
Fun fact: Shou did compose and wrote the lyrics for their single “Niji no Yuki”

Alice Nine's HirotoHiroto is one of the guitarists for the band (and is the shortest, not to mention youngest, member). Like all of the other members, he helps compose Alice Nine’s songs.
Nickname: Pon
Birthday: 4 May 1985
Height: 167cm [5’4”]
Official blog: Red Hot Blog
Official twitter: @alice9_hiroto
Favorite song composed by Hiroto: “Velvet”
Fun fact:  Hiroto designs a lot of their tour goods (T-shirts, scrunchies, etc.)

Alice Nine's ToraTora is the other guitarist for the band. Like the other members, he also composes songs for their albums and singles. He is also the host of the band’s Nico Nico channel.
Birthday: 17 September 1980
Height: 182cm [5’9”-5’10’]
Official blog: Viva My Blog
Favorite song composed by Tora: “Q.”
Fun fact: Shou says that he feels the music Tora composes really suits English so he usually always has some English in those songs.

Alice Nine's SagaSaga is the band’s bassist and is quite the character when you see him on Nico Nico (he is usually the one stuck with doing the various events the staff put the band through to get their new PVs played). He also composes music for the band.
Nickname: Saga-sama
Birthday: 24 June 1982
Height: 175cm [5’7”]
Official blog: Saga’s Jelly Fish at Midday
Official twitter: @AliceNine_saga
Favorite song composed by Saga: “MIRROR BALL”
Fun fact: In some songs, like “Q”, Saga gets to sing!

Alice Nine's NaoNao is the band’s drummer and their leader (hard to believe at times, ne?). I am not sure if he composes any of the songs or if it is just Tora, Hiroto, and Saga, but he does contribute to the creative and arrangement process. He is also known for his obsession with Akihabara. He’s quite the character and can be totally random at times, but it’s really fun watching him do the Alice Nine channel on Nico Nico with Tora and the other members.
Height: 170cm [5’5”]
Birthday: 31 July 1980
Official blog: Naoの(´┏_┓`)

Discography:

Nao, Tora, Saga, Shou, Hiroto
「SHINING 」
Released: 26 February 2014
Type A
【CD】
1. SHINING
2. from KURAYAMI
3. SHINING (Inst.)
4. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)
【DVD】
SHINING MUSIC VIDEO / MAKING

Type B
【CD】
1. SHINING
2. from KURAYAMI
3. TSUBASA.-Reprise-
4. SHINING (Inst.)
5. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)

Type C
【CD】
1. SHINING
2. from KURAYAMI
3. jelly fish-Reprise-
4. SHINING (Inst.)
5. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)

Alice Nine Complete Collection II
「Alice Nine Complete Collection Ⅱ 2010-2012」
Released 31 August 2013
【CD】
01. 閃光
02. Le Grand Bleu
03. Stargazer:
04. 蜃気楼
05. カルマ
06. GEMINI‐0‐eternal
07. GEMINI‐Ⅰ‐the void
08. GEMINIGEMINI‐Ⅱ‐the luv
09. BLUE FLAME
10. 残響ホワイトアウト
11. Heart of Gold
12. Ray
13. 虹の雪
14. NEMESIS
15. すべてへ

Nao, Tora, Saga, Shou, Hiroto
「shooting star」
Released: 29 May 2013
Type A
【CD】
1. shooting star
2. Affection
3. shooting star(Inst.)
4. Affection(Inst.)
【DVD】
1. shooting star MUSIC VIDEO / MAKING
2. Heart of Gold(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9”#4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)

Type B
【CD】
1. shooting star
2. Affection
3. shooting star(Inst.)
4. 4.Affection(Inst.)
【DVD】
1.Affection MUSIC VIDEO
2.花霞(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9”#4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)

Type C
【CD】
1. shooting star
2. Affection
3. shooting star(Inst.)
4. Affection(Inst.)

Hiroto, Tora, Shou, Saga, Nao
「SHADOWPLAY」
Released: 17 April 2013
Type A
【CD】
1. SHADOWPLAY
2. Scarlet
3. SHADOWPLAY (Inst.)
【DVD】
1. SHADOWPLAY MUSIC VIDEO
2. 朱い風車(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
3. すべてへ(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)

Type B
【CD】
1. SHADOWPLAY
2. Scarlet
3. SHADOWPLAY (Inst.)

Saga, Tora, Shou, Hiroto, Nao
「Daybreak」
Released: 20 March 2013
Type A
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. Daybreak (Inst.)
【DVD】
1. Daybreak MUSIC VIDEO
2. ハロー、ワールド(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
3. the beautiful name(Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)

Type B
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. Heavenly Tale (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Shou Version
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. 暁 (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Hiroto Version
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. RED CARPET GOING ON (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Tora Version
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. 閃光 (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Saga Version
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. Q. (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Nao Version
【CD】
1. Daybreak
2. 秘密
3. BLUE FLAME (Alice Nine Live 2012 Court of “9” #4 Grand Finale COUNTDOWN LIVE 12.31)
4. Daybreak (Inst.)

Alice Nine - '9'
「”9″」
Released: 22 February 2012
【CD】
01. Heavenly Tale
02. the Arc
03. GALLOWS
04. 花霞
05. BLUE FLAME
06. ハロー、ワールド
07. 虹の雪
08. リニア
09. Apocalypse [It’s not the end]
10. Heart of Gold
11. すべてへ
【DVD】
01. 「すべてへ」MUSIC CLIP
02. MUSIC CLIP MAKING
03. 「すべてへ」MULTI ANGLE ver.

Nao, Tora, Hiroto, Shou, Saga
「 虹の雪」 「Niji no Yuki」
Released: 21 December 2011
Regular Edition
[CD]
01. 虹の雪 [Niji no Yuki]
02. NEMESIS
03. 闇ニ散ル桜 [Yami ni Chiru Sakura]

Type A Edition
[CD]
01. 虹の雪 [Niji no Yuki]
02. NEMESIS
[DVD]
01. 虹の雪 (Niji no Yuki) MUSIC CLIP
02. 虹の雪 (Niji no Yuki) MUSIC CLIP MAKING
03. 閃光 (Senkou)(Live at “7th THEATER” 2011.9.9)

Type B Edition
[CD]
01. 虹の雪 [Niji no Yuki]
02. NEMESIS
DVD
01. I. (Live at “7th THEATER” 2011.9.9)
02. 風凛 (Fuurin) (Live at “7th THEATER” 2011.9.9)
03. GEMINI (Live at “7th THEATER” 2011.9.9)


Heart of Gold
Released: 7 September 2011
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. Heart of Gold
02. Ray
03. Haikara Naru Rinbu Kyoku

Alice Nine Blue Flame
BLUE FLAME
Released: 8 June 2011
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. BLUE FLAME
02. Zankyou Whiteout
03. G3

Alice Nine Album - Gemini
Gemini
Released: 9 February 2011
CD available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. I.
02. RUMWOLF
03. Stargazer:
04. 4U
05. Shinkiro
06. KING&QUEEN
07. Entr’acte
08. SENKOU
09. Furin
10. GEMINI-0-eternal
11. GEMINI-I-the void
12. GEMINI-II-the luv
13. birth in the death – Bonus Track- [SE]
14.Overture

Alice Nine Album - Stargazer
Stargazer
Released: 11 November 2010
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. Stargazer:
02. Sinkiro
03. Karma

Tora, Nao, Shou, Saga, Hiroto
Senkou (閃光)
Released 25 August 2010
Standard Edition
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. SENKOU
02. Le Grand Bleu
03. Solar Eclipse
04. NAMIDA NO ARU BASHO [EXTRA MOVIE] SENKOU MUSIC CLIP(Pachinko Sengoku Muso version)

Standard Edition B
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. SENKOU
02. Le Grand Bleu
03. RAINBOWS(Live at ZEPP TOKYO 2010.4.10)
04. BLUE PLANET(Live at ZEPP TOKYO 2010.4.10)

Alice Nine Complete Collection 2006-2009

Alice Nine Complete Collection 2006-2009
Released: 24 March 2010
MP3 album available via iTunes, Amazon, Maru Music
01. Kowloon – Nine Heads Rodeo Show
02. Fantasy
03. Velvet
04. Number Six
05. Jewels
06. White Prayer
07. Tsubasa.
08. Cosmic World
09. Blue Planet
10. Mirror Ball
11. Rainbows
12. The Beautiful Name
13. Hana

Alice Nine's NAMAE HA MADA NAI

NAMAE HA MADA NAI
Released: 1 March 2010
Single available from YesAsia
01. TIME MACHINE
02. MELLOW NI SHIZUNDE
03. HANAICHIMONME

Alice Nine Single - Hana
HANA[hæ・nə]
Released: 5 August 2009
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. HANA[hæ・nə]
02. SLEEPWALKER
03. HIGH AND LOW

Alice Nine Vandalize

Vandalize
Released: 14 January 2009
MP3 album available via iTunes, Amazon, Maru Music
01. the beautiful name
02. Hyakka Ryouran
03. RAINBOWS
04. Kiss twice, Kiss me deadly
05. CROSS GAME
06. Subaru
07. www.
08. Drella
09. Mirror Ball (Vandalize Edition)
10. innocence
11. Waterfall

Alice Nine Single - Cross Game
CROSS GAME
Released: 10 December 2008
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. CROSS GAME
02. [atmosphere]
03. Mugen -electric eden-

Alice Nine Single - Rainbows
RAINBOWS
Released: 6 August 2008
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. RAINBOWS
02. Strawberry fuzz
03. KOCHORAN(bonus track)

Alice Nine Single - Mirror Ball
MIRROR BALL
Released: 26 March 2008
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. MIRROR BALL [theme song for 2008 movie Aquarian Age]
02. Miracle

Alice Nine Album - ALPHA
ALPHA
Released: 28 November 2007
CD available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01.ZERO
02.cosmic world
03. AO I TORI
04. JEWELS
05. 9th Revolver
06. -Dice-
07. NUMBER SIX.
08. KOU SAI 09.
WHITE PRAYER
10. ERASER
11. BLUE PLANET
12. Cradle to[Alpha]

Alice Nine Single - Tsubasa.
TSUBASA.
Released: 24 October 2007
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. TSUBASA.
02. RURI NO AME
03. FOLLOW ME

Alice Nine Single - White Prayer
White Prayer
Released: 6 June 2007
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. WHITE PRAYER
02. SUTOREI Cat
03. THE LAST EMPIRE

Alice Nine Single - Jewels
JEWELS
Released: 21 March 2007
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01. JEWELS
02. ROSARIO
03. “13”

Alice Nine's BLUE PLANET

BLUE PLANET
Released: 4 October 2006
Digital Single via download only in Japan
01. BLUE PLANET

Alice Nine's NUMBER SIX.

NUMBER SIX.
Released: 4 October 2006]
Single available from CDJapan
01. NUMBER SIX.
NUMBER SIX. PV making B

Alice Nine Single - Zekkeishoku
Zekkeishoku
Released: 26 April 2006
CD available at YesAsia and CDJapan
01. Corona (光環)
02. Velvet (ヴェルヴェット)
03. Fantasy
04. 3.2.1.REAL -SE-
05. Haru, Sakura no Koro (春、さくらの頃; Spring, the Time of Cherry Blossoms)
06. Dead School Screaming – 3:49
07. Kokkai no Kurage -Instrumental- (黒海の海月; Jelly Fish of the Black Sea)
08. Jelly Fish
09. World End Anthology (ワールドエンドアンソロジー)
10. Q. (“Question”) 11.
Kowloon – Nine Heads Rodeo Show- (九龍; Kowloon)
12. Armor Ring

Alice Nine's FANTASY

FANTASY
Released: 22 February 2006
Single available from YesAsia and CDJapan
01.FANTASY
02.Lemon
03.TENTAI umbrella[bonus track]

Alice Nine's akatsuki / ikuoku no chandelier

akatsuki / ikuoku no chandelier
Released: 22 February 2006
Single available from CDJapan
01. 暁 Akatsuki
02. 幾億のシャンデリア Ikuoku no Chandelier
03. 暁 (オリジナル・カラオケ) Akatsuki (Original Karaoke)
04. 幾億のシャンデリア (オリジナル・カラオケ)

Alice Nine's Kowloon -Nine Heads Rodeo Show- Type-A
KOWLOON -NINE HEADS RODEO SHOW
Released: 25 January 2006
Single available from CDJapan
01. KOWLOON-NINE HEADS RODEO SHOW-
02. RED CARPET GOING ON

Alice Nine's YURI HA OKU SAITE

YURI HA OKU SAITE
Released: 25 May 2005
01. YURI HA OKU SAITE
02. SEIJA NO PARADE

Alice Nine's AMI NI CHIRU SAKURA

YAMI NI CHIRU SAKURA
Released: 27 April 2005
01. YAMI NI CHIRU SAKURA
02. BYAKU-YA NI KURONEKO

Alice Nine's GIN NO TSUKI KUROI HOSHI
GIN NO TSUKI KUROI HOSHI
Released: 30 March 2005
01. GIN NO TSUKI KUROI HOSHI
02. KOUSAI STRIPE

PVs [Promotional Videos]:

Alice Nine has quite a few PVs, however, only a select few have been released in full on Tokuma Japan’s official YouTube channel. They have switched record labels in 2013 to Universal Music Japan which only releases short versions of the videos. They have an official Alice Nine Playlist you can check out here:

2 comments

  • excuse me if i may comment, but are you sure about the members’ data?
    i think i did read tora and shou’s interview in certain magazine, and i’m quite sure that shou said h’s older than tora, but people tend to think the reverse…

    • Hmm, well, I do believe that the months and days in their birth dates are correct, but I don’t think I’m necessarily 100% sure on the years. I am sorry if I am wrong about them. I shall have to double check to see if I can verify the years.

      🙂

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