Beginning in the ’80s, TM NETWORK spent almost a decade as one of Japan’s premier synth-pop outfits before returning in the 2000s with a more prog rock-influenced sound.

∙ Their signature song, 1987’s “Get Wild,” appeared as the first ending theme for the anime version of the manga City Hunter, for which it won an Anime Grand Prix award.
∙ “Beyond the Time,” from 1988’s double-Platinum Carol ~A Day in a Girl’s Life 1991~, was the ending theme for the box office smash Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
∙ Keyboardist Tetsuya Komuro scored several hits as a solo artist and with his other band, globe, who won a Grand Prix Award at the Japan Record Awards for 1998’s “wanna Be A Dreammaker.”
∙ As a pioneering J-pop and electronica producer, Komuro worked on such blockbuster hits as Namie Amuro’s “Can You Celebrate?,” one of the best-selling songs in Japanese history.
∙ J-pop singer Ami Suzuki earned her first No. 1 hit in 1999 with a cover of the TM Network song “Be Together,” which originally appeared on 1987’s chart-topping humansystem.
∙ Named after a band they formed in high school before launching TM Network, 2007’s Speedway was their first No. 1 album in 16 years, topping iTunes’ J-Pop chart.

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