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2:56 pm - 12/07/2012

Sad news: m.o.v.e to disband

The musical group m.o.v.e announced on Saturday on its website that it will break up after a live Tokyo concert on March 16, 2013. The group had planned to release a best-of album on December 19 to mark the duo's 15th anniversary (which came on October 1), but it was abruptly delayed on November 26 "due to various circumstances."

The renamed Best moves. ~and moves goes on~ album is now scheduled for February 27. It will now have five new songs, and people who buy the album will be given free passes to the final concert, "m.o.v.e The Last Show ~Champagne Fight~," in March.

The group consisted of vocalist Yuri, rapper motsu, and t-kimura as their former producer. They made their debut in 1997 and have since
released 31 singles and 11 original albums. The group is best known in anime for its work on Initial D, but it also performed on the soundtracks for Ikki Tousen, Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and Asobotto Senki Goku. It just contributed the opening and ending theme songs for Initial D Fifth Stage sequel.

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taecish 7th-Dec-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
aww =( i haven't really liked anything they've released in ages anyway but their old stuff was flawless
ohprecioustime 7th-Dec-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
surprised they lasted so long, always sad news when groups break up (still sobbing over my icon)
oceandezignz 7th-Dec-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Awww. This is sad. :
senshicalico 7th-Dec-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
:( No. But...but they're flawless.
nekusagi 7th-Dec-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
aww I love them.
visionfactory1 7th-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary and goodbye m.o.v.e! :(
evoiiice9a 7th-Dec-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
I will miss them :(
nyokou 8th-Dec-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Can't say I'm surprised, I saw this coming.. but it's still sad..
wolfofsorrow 8th-Dec-2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Omfg, you're shitting me! This band was one of my first Japanese groups that I listened to! Their old stuff was really amazing, but they slowed down so much a few years ago, so I guess it was inevitable.... will miss them. ]': I wonder why the sudden decision,
gazeeet 8th-Dec-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
omg ;~~; how sad. i saw them this summer and they were so good and so funny! i really liked their music and how they're.
neko_kakoi 8th-Dec-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
there's so many groups/bands disbanding at the end of this year. it's sad. :(
aisasami 8th-Dec-2012 04:24 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! So sad :( The best thing in life was a hug from motsu. I have to see their last live now.
love323able 8th-Dec-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
somehow i thought they already had disbanded........
december_clouds 8th-Dec-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
I thought they'd disbanded ages ago! They were some of the first jpop music I ever heard.
izumi_ixa 8th-Dec-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
I like mostly their Eurobeat songs (and practically all the old stuff).
Sad news T___T.

♥ Initial D ♥
lovelyangel_81 9th-Dec-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This makes me sad! I remember seeing them performed at Anime USA years ago. That was such awesome concert! ;____;
stole_away 9th-Dec-2012 07:31 am (UTC)
their old songs were gold ;A;
bridgetothesky 9th-Dec-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
worst new ever of 2012..
motsu's rap n yuri's vocals go soo perfect together...
i hope theyll maybe individually still release stuff?

its true theyre not as active anymore.. but even their once in a while released made it all worth it.. TT____TT

nantoka i have to find a way to go to their live in march..
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