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There are at least 3 bands known as INU. 1) INU is a Punk/New Wave band from Osaka, Japan (they may also be tagged INU).
2) INU is a crust/punk band from A Coruña, Spain.
3) Inu is an alternative/electronic band from San Francisco 1) INU is a Punk/New Wave band from Osaka, Japan.
The band were active 1979 - 1981.
INU released their debut album "Meshi Kuuna!" (literally "Don't eat food!") in 1981. The band split shortly after the album release. "Meshi Kuuna!" is the band's only studio album. Although numerous badly recorded live albums were released on LP.

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No Name

There is more than one artist with this name:
1) NO NAME is a stand alone sub-group of the Japanese idol group AKB48.
AKB48 received their first television anime series entitled AKB0048. This anime series is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike, and is planned and supervised by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto 9 members of AKB48 and its sister groups were selected to voice the main anime characters after a public audition.

Read more about No Name on Last.fm.

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Toshimaru Nakamura

Guitar and no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura (中村としまる) has been producing electronic music on self-named "no-input mixing board," after long unhappy years with the electric guitar. The name describes the method of his music. "No" external sound source is connected to "inputs" of the "mixing board." Mostly an improviser, occasionally a composer for dancers, an instrumentalist for compositions. (taken from japanimprov.com)

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Mika Bomb

Lead singer Mika Handa arrived in London in 1998, with the goal of playing in a punk band. Recruitment for the band began with the arrival in London of the guitarist Agi. Another Mika (Mika Kanayama) on bass introduced an element of musicality to the bass department while a North London boy, Ergi, provided the drums. In 2000, they signed with the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal. Mika Bomb performed in the West Country plugging their singles "Super Sexy Razor Happy Girls" and "Heart Attack".

Read more about Mika Bomb on Last.fm.

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Esprit D'air

Esprit D'Air are:
Gt. 海斗 (kaito)
Dr. 大志 (daishi)
Ba. エリス (erisu)
Vo. ヨシ (yosh) Esprit D'Air are a hard rock band from the UK, highly influenced by the musical subcultures of both Japanese and Western rock. Their sound is unique and fresh in its ability to fuse hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos. Based in London, Esprit D'Air are right in the heart of the current UK “J-rock” revival scene and have quickly garnered a cult following with their charismatic performances reminiscent of a young X Japan...

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There are five artists who use this name: 1) Nakako (Koji Nakamura) is the ex-singer of the Japanese experimental // band Supercar. After the breakup of Supercar, he went on to work on various other projects including Nyantora and iLL. With iLL, he has also worked with contemporary Japanese artist Naohiro Ukawa. 2) ill is a band from Atlanta, Georgia that plays a heavy blend of rock, blues, industrial, and punk. ill released the album Down In Deep in 2009, and released a self-titled EP in 2010.

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LITE are an Instrumental Math Rock band from Tokyo, Japan, formed in 2003. Their members are: Nobuyuki Takeda (guitar), Kozo Kusumoto (guitar), Jun Izawa (bass) and Akinori Yamamoto (drums). Releases:
LITE (2005)
Filmlets (2006)
Live in Limerick (2007)
A Tiny Twofer (split with Funanori, 2007)
Phantasia (2008)
Live in Leeds (2009)
Live in New York (2009)
Turns Red EP (2009)
Live in Los Angeles (2010)
Illuminate (2010)

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Sachi is the violinist from the music groups 黒色すみれ, Caccinica, and 青月舎. She has released one solo album, which includes tracks composed by various classical composers such as Beethoven and Bach, as well as a few by herself. Sachi is also the name of a rock band from Southern California.

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