We are bringing ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D to perform this year at AnimeNEXT!
ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D is a 4-piece rock band with Mixture style, incorporating various music styles with emphasis on rock, punk, and emo. The history of the band goes back in 2005, when the bassist, 2RASH recruited the vocalist, SHiNNOSUKE, his younger class in highschool to form a band which eventually became ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D and started performing at local live houses in Shibuya. Since then, the band has been actively producing heart-touching Japanese lyrics, one & only melody lines with expressive band sound to spread messages to fans to live straight forwardly in this day and age at performances all over Japan from their home ground of Shibuya. Their live performance fascinates fans in variety of demographics in above ground, underground, band scenes and club scenes. Their engaging and aggressive live shows that they shout and jump together with the fans receive positive reviews from wide audiences.
ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D does not stay within just music but branches out in other areas as well. In fashion, for example, SHiNNOSUKE models for Japanese street fashion brand, “Subciety” while the band gets endorsement from West Coast apparel brand, “srh” and crossing over with other subcultures such as extreme sports and anime (“Durarara!!”, “BLEACH”, “Blue Exorcist”). Their new single, “Reclimb” released in November 2013 was chosen for the opening theme of a hit bicycle anime, “Yowapeda”. The band also organizes “BUMP ON da STYLE” events that are always the party to be with guests from the list of top tier artists and introducing new-comers to the scene.