A Japanese pop group active from 1986 to 2001, '''Pizzicato Five''' (often known simply by the initials P5) was best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited (along with Flipper's Guitar) with spearheading the Shibuya-kei movement of Tokyo in the 1990s, was influenced by genres as distinct as Bossa Nova, Soul, Yé-Yé, Chanson, Funk and 60's English pop music.

''Partial Discography:''

''Albums:''
* ''Pizzicatomania!'' (1986)
* ''Couples'' (1987)
* ''Bellissima!'' (1988)
* ''By Her Majesty's Request'' (1989)
* ''Hi Guys! Let Me Teach You'' (1991)
* ''This Year's Girl'' (1991)
* ''Sweet Pizzicato Five'' (1992)
* ''Overdose'' (1994)
* ''Romantique 96'' (1995)
* ''Happy End of the World'' (1997)
* ''The International Playboy & Playgirl Record'' (1998, [[MarketBasedTitle released in the US]] in 1999 as ''Playboy & Playgirl'')
* ''Çà et là du Japon'' (2001)

''[=EPs=]'':
* ''Lover's Rock EP'' (1990)
* ''This Year's Model EP'' (1991)
* ''Readymade Records EP'' (1991)
* ''London-Paris-Tokyo'' (1991)
* ''A Television's Workshop EP'' (1994)
* ''Sister Freedom Tapes'' (フリーダムのピチカート・ファイヴ freedom no Pizzicato Five?) (1997)
* ''A Message Song EP'' (1996)
* ''Darlin' of Discothèque EP'' (1999)
* ''Nonstop to Tokyo EP'' (1999)
* ''A Perfect World EP'' (1999)
* ''Voyage á Tokyo EP'' (2000)

''Singles'':
* ''Pizzicato V in "The Audrey Hepburn Complex"'' (1985)
* ''Pizzicato V in "Action"'' (1986)
* ''Sweet Soul Revue'' (1993)
* ''The Night Is Still Young - 7:00pm Tokyo'' (1993)
* ''Happy Sad'' (1994)
* ''Triste'' (1995)
* ''Twiggy Twiggy'' (1995)
* ''Baby Portable Rock'' (1996)
* ''Mon Amour Tokyo'' (1997)
* ''I Hear a Symphony'' (1997)
* ''La Règle du Jeu'' (1998)
* ''Such A Beautiful Girl Like You'' (1998)
* ''Week-End'' (1998)
* ''Playboy Playgirl'' (1998)

''Matador exclusive releases'':
* ''Five by Five'' (1994)
* ''Made in USA'' (1994)
* ''Quickie EP'' (1995)
* ''Unzipped EP'' (1995)
* ''The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five'' (1995)
* ''Trailer Music'' (1997)
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!The tropes of Pizzicato Five:

* ArtifactTitle: Yes, they did have five members to begin with, but were a duo at the time of their biggest international success.
* AuthorCatchphrase: "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!"
* BeehiveHairdo: Maki has one in the music video for "Happy Sad".
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The song whose Japanese title should translate as "7 O'Clock in Tokyo", was instead named "The Night Is Still Young".
* RecordProducer: Yasuharu Konishi has sprinkled his magic on numerous other Japanese acts.
* {{Retraux}}: Present in some of their music, videos and artwork.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo, [[JustifiedTrope this trope is justifed]].
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