Sakanaction is a Japanese rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Their music is a mix of alternative rock, electronic, pop, and new wave styles, making it hard to classify this band in one category. Members are Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vocal & guitar), Iwadera Motoharu (Guitar), Kusakari Ami (Bass), Okazaki Emi (Keyboard), and Ejima Keiichi (Drums).
Their name shows their wish to act quickly and lightly, like fishes on the water without fearing changes in their music, therefore, the name Sakanaction (Sakana = Fish + Action). They are slowly but surely rising into popularity, having achieved some mainstream success by appearing on the Billboard Japan charts.
Ichiro Yamaguchi, the band's leader, started a band in high school with an indie rock sound inspired by British indie bands. The band didn't do well and soon disbanded when Ichiro decided to make music using the computer. He began making music alone and performing as a DJ at night clubs. Sakanaction was finally created in 2005 when Yamaguchi took Iwadera as a guitarist.
Sakanaction attracted attention at the 2006 Rising Sun Rock Fest. On December 26, 2008, they made it into #9 on Billboard Japan's Hot 100 list with their latest single Sentry.
On July 15, 2009, Hipland Music Corporation released all of its albums on iTunes Music Store worldwide.
* GO TO THE FUTURE 2007/5/9
* NIGHT FISHING 2008/1/23
* Shinshiro 2009/01/21
NIGHT FISHING IS GOOD TOUR 2008 in SAPPORO