No Regret Life is a Japanese rock band.
No Regret Life was founded in 2001 in Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, by Kazusō Oda, Ryūta Hashiguchi, and Yuka Shimokariya, who was later replaced by Genta Matsumura. They played live shows before releasing their first album Tomorrow is the Another Day in November 2002. In May 2003, they toured with Ellegarden. In April 2004, they released a mini album My Life, My Song, My Mind.
Soon after, they signed with Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Records and released their first maxi-single on February 9, 2005 entitled "メロディー (Melody)". This was followed by their next two singles "失くした言葉 (Nakushita Kotoba)" on June 8, which was used as the 9th ending theme for the anime Naruto, and "あの日の未来 (Ano Hi no Mirai)" on November 2. Their second album, Sign, was released on February 1, 2006.
They released two more singles in 2006: "憧れの果て (Akogare no Hate)" on July 19, and "右手の在処 (Migite no Arika)" on November 8. Their next single, "Day by day", was released on February 14, 2007.
Their third album, Allegro, was released on March 14, 2007. After the release of Allegro, the band did not release any more albums or singles for nearly a year and a half. But finally, on August 13, 2008, they released a new single, "Can't Explain".
No Regret Life released their fourth album Wheels of Fortune on October 22, 2008. This album contains 10 songs. There are 2 promotional videos (PV) Can't Explain (from their previous single) and ハルカカナタ(Haruka Kanata).
In December 2012, the band's bassist Genta Matsumura requested to leave the band . "I don't have the strength to go on with the band anymore," he stated.
After have a discussion as a band, No Regret Life decided that they would be ending their activities together, holding one final tour before disbanding in July 2013.
Details regarding the band's farewell tour have not been worked out at this time.
No Regret Life formed in January of 2001, signing on to a major label in February of 2005. After experiencing modest success under Sony Music Entertainment Japan, the band started their own label, spiral-motion, in July of 2010, where they have remained ever since.
Kazusō Oda (小田和奏)
Birthdate: January 17, 1980,
Place of Birth: Hiroshima Prefecture,
Vocals & Guitar,
Ryūta Hashiguchi (橋口竜太)
Birthdate: December 31, 1981,
Place of Birth: Kagoshima Prefecture,
Drums & Background Vocals,
Genta Matsumura (松村元太)
Birthdate: July 9, 1979,
Place of Birth: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Bass & Background Vocals,
Yuka Shimokariya (former member)
Birthdate: May 24, 1979,
Place of Birth: Kimotsuki-cho,
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