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JAM[[note]]Japan Animation song (anison) Makers[[/note]] Project is a music {{supergroup}} composed of some of the best and most HotBlooded musicians in the universe. It was founded in 2000 by Ichirou Mizuki (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', ...), Hironobu Kageyama (''[[Anime/DragonBallZ "Cha-la Head Cha-la"]]'', ''[[Manga/SaintSeiya "Soldier Dream"]]''), Masaaki Endoh ([[Anime/GaoGaiGar "Yuusha-Oh Tanjou"]]), Eizo Sakamoto (lead singer of heavy metal bands Anthem and Animetal), and RicaMatsumoto ([[Anime/{{Pokemon}} "Mezase Pokemon Master"]], [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} "Rival"]], [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} "OK!"]], ..., and voice of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Satoshi]]).

Currently, the band is composed of Kageyama, Endoh, Masami Okui ([[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena "Rinbu -Revolution-"]], [[Anime/YuGiOh "Shuffle"]]), Hiroshi Kitadani ([[Franchise/OnePiece "We Are"]], "MadanSenkiRyukendo") and Yoshiki Fukuyama (singing voice of [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Nekki Basara]] and his single "Makkana Chikai", the OP to ''Manga/BusouRenkin''). Mizuki reduced his status to "part-time member" after the group got off the ground, Sakamoto "graduated" from the group and rejoined Anthem, and Matsumoto left in April 2008 to pursue solo work. They are occasionally joined by Ricardo Cruz, UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian manga translator and PromotedFanboy, on various recordings and in concerts in Brazil.

See also ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic. Not to be confused with the antagonist aliens in ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze'' known as the JAM.

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This band has performed songs for:
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. '''A LOT'''[[note]]To be correct, they've done the opening and ending songs for every [=SRW=] since 2000 with the exception of GC[=/=]XO, Neo and the ScrambleCommander games.[[/note]]:
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGYEoe3loU0 "Hagane no Messiah"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYBQ5h93yRo "Power"]])
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1j8PJUxB24 "GO!!"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ubjyGVtqA "Departure"]])
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwky1ciyE0g "SKILL"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2KWspPW6Q "Forever & Ever"]])
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByguwSrySg8 "VICTORY"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb0eSbf9wjI "Yakusoku no Chi"]])
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4mb1BEbWDQ "GONG"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYdOB4-jnTk "Brother in Faith"]])
** ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Original Generation}}s'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fhtwn_9rdM "ROCKS"]]) and ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qc29Lwi5Qg "Portal"]])
*** ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRiqOH6NBUk "Meikyuu no Prisoner"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqh3JYSfY1w "Neppu! Shippu! Cybuster!"]]))
*** ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzZLJwFP-k "Break Out"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jL4uRkJdK8 "Rising Force"]])
*** ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Inspector]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzWXWHkr2oA&feature=related "MAX ON"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UgLlXIQpY "Ryuusei Lovers"]])
*** ''The Second VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcfW2pBYcAg "Wings of the Legend"]] and "Babylon")
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYucZ6EFnBQ "Crest of Z's"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXpWkVz-i7g "Cosmic Dance"]])
*** ''Super Robot Wars [=Z2=] Hakai-Hen'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwiFsRJK0tk "Noah"]] and "Negai")
*** ''Super Robot Wars [=Z2=] Saisei-Hen'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGu2lHKrIO4 "Hagane no Resistance"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXxjePTSU5U "The advent of Genesis"]])
*** ''3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen'' ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ro2Kn7QL5U Rebellion ~Hangyaku no Senshitachi~]]" and "Pray for You")
* ''{{Mazinkaiser}}'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHs-RV15NF4 "Fire Wars"]])(Mainly Kageyama with the rest of the group handling background support) and ''Mazinkaiser: Ankoku Daishogun'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZsnqnxUdYM "The Gate of the Hell"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg2vHtCEl1E "Majin Kenzan!"]]) (Again, mainly Kageyama with the rest in the background)
* ''[[Manga/GetterRobo New Getter Robo]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3CncaCaNy4 "DRAGON"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWBGPEM5McU "No Serenity"]]), ''Shin vs Neo'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6CPXL32LyI "STORM"]])(Mostly a duet between Kageyama and Mizuki)
* ''ScrappedPrincess'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kHBBuckR5A "Little Wing"]])
* ''Series/{{GARO}}'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjOW6hIvcuw "GARO ~SAVIOR IN THE DARK~"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXMLXoBfK4 "Fencer of GOLD"]], "Waga Na wa GARO", "Predestination", "PROMISE ~without you~", "Isshokusokuhatsu ~Trigger of Crisis~")
* ''{{Gravion}}'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjxn9m3huE "Nageki no Rosario"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paaVlwOCMHs "Gasshin! God Gravion"]]) and ''Gravion Zwei'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1gdXvwic4E "Kurenai no Kiba"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP2xVk3m-6Y "Enou Gasshin! Sol Gravion!"]])
** There's also the theme to the ''{{Gravion}}'' pachislot game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHwtafjna9w "Dangai no Tsurugi"]].
* ''[[KotetsuJeeg Koutetsushin Jeeg]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQIMd8GRGxk "STORMBRINGER"]] (Ricardo Cruz's first time performing with the band on an official song, rather than concert performances), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBTKjRCSmns "Dead or Alive"]])
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' (the awesomest remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5LFReFumVM "Motteke! Sailor Fuku"]] '''''ever''''')
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' (indirectly. They did their own version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls7oOxUBbYQ Omoide wa Okkusenman!]] Yes, ''really''.)
* ''PandaZ'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHtdyhmAeE "Voyager"]])
* ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m1dfPEPV1Y "SOULTAKER"]])
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMDk_Tr48ns "Genkai Battle"]])
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHIaPv-XaA "BELIEVE IN NEXUS"]], is the 4th Opening soloed by Masaaki Endoh along with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv09S4vPTYc "CLEAR MIND"]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev2i_ce0Pw4 "Going My Way!!"]], the fifth)
* ''[[ExDriver éX-Driver]]'' ("Kaze ni Nare"- One of the earliest songs from the band[[note]]Made in 2000/2001[[/note]], plus several insert songs and openings for the movie and ''Danger Zone'')
* ''manga/KeroroGunsou'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh68RGGjuf8 "Hello Darwin! ~Koukishin on Demand~"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2MPFUazQiM "Ha-llelujah!!"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il-NIgRG45A "Space Roller Coaster GO! GO!"]])
* ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' (BGM. Hopefully an insert song or second OP at some point, too)
* ''TomicaHeroRescueFire'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5eXhrzlstc "Rescue Fire"]], "Three Souls", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiyKQNRpLVU "Bakuchin Kanryo! Rescue Fire"]], "Ide yo Gaia Leon" [Endoh solo])
* ''ShinMazinger'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUValPSTf78 "Kanjite Knight"]] with members of Kageyama's old band Lazy as ULTIMATE LAZY for MAZINGER, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHcUNgl6AW4 "Shugoshin - The Guardian"]] as themselves)
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' ("Omae no Tettsui ni Kugi wo Ute", roughly translated as "Beat A Nail With Your Hammer")
* Wrestling/DragonGate ProfessionalWrestling ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL4cnGRJpbc "Dragon Storm 2007"]])
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando: Rearmed'' (The Japanese Opening Theme)
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYCRTmGonlM remix of "Butter-fly"]], done almost a decade later)
* ''{{Animelo}} Summer Live 2009'' (Re:BRIDGE, lyrics by Okui Masami)
* ''TransformersAnimated'', Japanese release ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8T_A0-JGok&feature=related TRANSFORMERS EVO]].")
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ-eoXh9My0 Praise be to Decepticon]]. That Soundwave is a fucking rock star.
* ''[[MachineRobo Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue]]'', ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf6D__CKkE0 "Go! Go! Rescue"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scXcnXmXwzY "March of Rescue Hero"]])
* ''[[SaintBeast Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkpTvyu_EbU "Divine Love"]] also featuring Kitadani Hiroshi)
* ''[[MuvLuv Muv-Luv Alternative]]'' (the openings for the three versions: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n834VavHAs "Asu e no Houkou"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn0wTfvuo6w "NAME ~Kimi no Na wa~"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5XX20KxMdE "Metamorphose"]]; Hironobu Kageyama and Masaaki Endoh also sing the insert songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDcNbh25eW4 "Tsubasa"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiTfpxxqI2g "Carry on"]], respectively, while Endoh sings the ED of ''The Day After'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybjjK1GWsq4 "Sora wo Yuukuu Tomoshibi no Uta"]])
* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' Both opening themes, 1st "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS73WmKeaDI VANGUARD]]" and 2nd "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyCErRG-gag Believe in My Existence]]". "FINAL TUUUUURN!"
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' (Indirectly, as a part of the tribute album from Lantis Records.)
** ''MobileSuitGundam'': ''Ai Senshi'' (The band together)
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': ''Dreams'' (Masami Ouki) and ''Resolution'' (Maasaki Endoh)
* ''VideoGame/JStarsVictoryVS'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjeWzR4-gNs Fighting Stars]]'' (with collaboration of Akira Kushida, who sang the opening song for ''Toriko'', for them to be known as "The Big 3". (with Kageyama and Kitadani))

And released these albums:
* ''BEST Project'' (2002)
* ''FREEDOM'' (2003)
* ''JAM-ISM'' (2004)
* ''Olympia'' (2006)
* ''Big Bang'' (2007)
* ''Get Over the Border'' (2008)
* ''SEVENTH EXPLOSION'' (2009)
* ''MAXIMIZER ~Decade of Evolution~'' (2010)
* ''Victoria Cross'' (2011)
* ''GOING'' (2011)
* ''THE MONSTERS'' (2012)

And for some tidbits, Ichiro Mizuki lends his voice to voice ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'''s BigBad Keisar Ephes.

!!This band provides examples of:
* AnimeThemeSong (the name of the band is ''Japan Animation song[[note]]Anison[[/note]] Makers'')
* AscendedExtra: Ricardo Cruz. He started off as a concert-exclusive singer for when the band toured in Brazil, and then moved on to help out on some of the band's big songs like "Stormbringer" and "Transformers [=EVO.=]".
* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Guys]]: They are at least in their early 40s (with Mizuki being in his 60s), and they still can rock out like people half their ages. To be fair, their age can show at times during live shows, but does that stop them? '''Hell No.'''
* CrowdSong: ''SKILL'' has a habit of invoking this in concerts. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwky1ciyE0g MOTTO MOTTO!]]'''. Many of their songs seem to be '''made''' for this trope.
** Rescue Fire: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ASo129XVQ MOTTO MOTTO!]]
* DreamTeam
* EvenTheGuysWantHim (Masaaki Endo)
* GaiasVengeance (''Hi no Tori [Phoenix]'' from ''MAXIMIZER'')
* GratuitousEnglish (many of their songs, including ''VICTORY'', ''Voyager'' and the opening of ''SKILL'')
** And here they are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dAzRjXFV5o&feature=related singing an 80's medley]].
* GreatBallsOfFire (used to punctuate the instrumental openings in concert)
* HotBlooded. '''Yes.'''
* LargeHam. '''YES, YES, YES'''.
** The members even acknowledge this, to the point where Masaaki Endoh, Hironobu Kageyama and Ricardo Cruz compete on-stage to see who's the hammiest!!
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: JAM is a fixture at the {{Animelo}} Summer Live anime music concerts, which could easily take up a page of their own.
** If you have never seen/heard anything from the aforementioned concerts, get thyself to [=YouTube=] IMMEDIATELY or go to iTunes and look up "Re:bridge." Your mind will be blown.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMPfnu15bZg Here's the [=YouTube=] version of both performances (it was a two-day event) edited together]]. Now sit down and brace for ''awesome''.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: JAM Project can make ''anything'' awesome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xqskiIehfk This video]] [[strike:tests]] confirms the theory.
** With that theory tested, the next question is "Can JAM Project make anything even '' more'' awesome?" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkQT9sVabQk This video]] tests this new theory.
** And while we're at it, another theory is asked: Can JAMProject make anything terrible awesome? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCsRF5-9iY4 You be the judge.]]
** Tropers and tropettes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIVU4hbz9w GONGCAT]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxcvDakqjmo&feature=related SKILLCAT]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Especially when some of them look like Masami Okui or Masaaki Endoh.
* OminousLatinChanting: "The Gate of Hell", "Crest Of Z's"
* OneWomanWail: ''Rocks''
* RatedMForManly: Oh, '''HELL YES.'''
* RearrangeTheSong: Although more a case of lyric recycling, for some reason the hook for the song "GONG" "Gongu wo narase" appears in a lot of their songs before their song "GONG" was even written. Also, parts of "SKILL" show up in "Rescue Fire" (Motto! Motto!) and "Bakuchin Kanryo! Rescue Fire" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGZunzrWeGg I can fly! You can fly! We can fly!]]).
* RedOniBlueOni / TomboyAndGirlyGirl (Matsumoto and Okui, before the former left. Matsumoto is consistently more energetic, has a more boyish voice (voicing hotblooded shounen heroes), even has shorter hair and is nicknamed Satoshi, and Makkun is more about feminine appeal and writes softer, more emotional songs like Peaceful One)
* ScarfOfAsskicking: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfPabkojSfw&feature=related Doesn't look out of place around Mizuki Ichiro's neck ''at all''.]]
* SofterAndSlowerCover: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJbHotqsd0E Rescue Fire!]]. Most of the content of ''Victoria Cross'' is like this, although a bit subtler.
* SpellingSong ("V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, 3 2 1 0 Never give up! Oh yeaaahhhhh!")
* TestosteronePoisoning: [[VideoGame/BlazBlue '''FU-RIN-KA-ZAN!''']]
** ''Break Out'' is essentially a long string of hotblooded buzzwords with very little coherence and a catchy chorus.
* ThePowerOfRock (On at least [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars three]] [[{{Macross7}} distinct]] [[GaoGaiGar occasions]], music by the group or members has been a canon, in-show force to be reckoned with)
* ThemeMusicPowerUp (any time you hear one of their songs play in an anime, it [[strike: usually]] '''always''' means something awesome is about to happen)
* TroubledProduction: Even they aren't immune to this. GONG proved to be a very troublesome song as they could not hit a specific high note, forcing ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'' to be delayed a little while. While they do play the song in their shows, they don't attempt the high note.
* UpToEleven: What they did to [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ls7oOxUBbYQ Okkusenman]]. They took an [[AwesomeMusic/MegaMan awesome song]] and made it even more awesome.
** SerialEscalation: They did it to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5LFReFumVM Lucky Star OP]], too.
** Masaaki did it to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4hq7qWzhr4 Hidamari Sketch OP]].
** Though, not Okkusenman, Endoh did a remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhRljqvXL0 Sorairo Days]] from [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]]. It's enough to bring a man to tears OF AWESOME.
*** And then he went and made [[FistOfTheNorthStar Ai Wo Torimodose]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K5goI_wmBI even more awesome]].
*** He's also done a cover of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha arguably the most hot-blooded opening song ever to grace a magical-girl anime.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikLjplPR4Ss Unsurprisingly, it ended up even more HotBlooded.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfu__37XsSo WITH A FULL SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA]] as part of their 10th anniversary tour.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wt6XlVob_E Go, Go, Power Rangers!]]'' [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers by]] Creator/RonWasserman was already epic. Then Endoh produced his own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ix8Vy3mEHk cover version]]...
* VillainSong: "The Gate of the Hell" and "Praise be to Decepticon"
* ZettaiRyouiki: Masami Okui sometimes.
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