->''"We are the Man With A Mission."''
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[[caption-width-right:300:Gow gow!]]

The '''MAN WITH A MISSION''' is an alternative Japanese band formed in 2010 in Tokyo. Its lineup consists of members vocalist Tokyo Tanaka, bassist Kamikaze Boy, vocalist and guitarist Jean-Ken Johnny, disk jockey DJ Santa Monica, and drummer Spear Rib (pronounced like "spare rib"). Each member of the band wears a unique wolf head costume, lending to their back story that they're scientific experiments with wolf heads and human bodies. Their music explores a bunch of different genres, mixing pop, hard rock, dance and punk elements. They're mostly known in Japan, but have also briefly toured the US and parts of Europe and were invited as guests to Japan Expo 2012 in France. One of their songs, "Emotions", was used as a theme for ''Manga/HentaiKamen'''s 2013 live action adaptation. They're better known, though, for being the artists behind "database", the original opening theme for ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', and "Raise your flag", the first opening theme for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''.

* They have released the following albums:
** ''Welcome to the New World'' (2010)
** ''Man With A Mission'' (2011)
** ''Trick or Treat e.p.'' (2011)
** ''Welcome to the New World - standard edition - '' (2012)
** ''Mash Up The World'' (2012)
** ''Untitled EP'' (2014)
** ''Tales of Purefly'' (2014)
** ''The World's On Fire'' (2016)

* Singles

** "Man With A Mission" (2010)
** "Rain Of July" (2011)
** "Never Fxxkin' Mind the Rules" (2011)
** "distance" (2012)
** "Emotions" (2013)
** "database feat.TAKUMA (10-FEET)" (2013)
** "[[TitleDrop Seven]] [[Anime/TheSevenDeadlySins Deadly Sins]]" (2015)
** "Raise your Flag" (2015)
** "Memories" (2016)
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!!Man With A Mission contains examples of:

* AnimalMotifs: Wolves and five of them, to boot!
* AnonymousBand: No one really knows what the guys actually look like or who they are.
** This extends to when they perform live. Jean-Ken Johnny, Tokyo Tanaka, and Kamikaze Boy all don different masks that free their mouths so they can sing more easily, but their faces are painted pitch black. Japanese broadcasters go out of their way to avoid showing their faces during live performances, either opting for wide shots of the whole band slightly from behind, closeups of the top half of the wolf masks, bad lighting, or closeups of DJ Santa Monica and Spear Rib instead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AOI01h_PWs All for art.]]
* {{Backstory}}: They claim to have been created by a genius wolf biologist named [[Music/JimiHendrix Jimee Hendrixx]], who froze them to eternal sleep until the ice melted in 2010. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It kinda makes sense in context]].
* BilingualBonus: They usually switch between English and Japanese in most songs.
* CatchPhrase: "Gow gow".
* CelebrityEndorsement: The video for Take Me Home shows the band snowboarding on Yes boards.
* CensoredTitle: Never Fxxkin' Mind The Rules.
* CloudCuckooLander: They kinda come across as that when they don't sway from their backstory in interviews.
-->"We’re not "wearing" [our masks]. We’re made like this."
-->"We were made in a laboratory on an island which is not on this world anymore."
* CoolMask: Their most evident characteristic.
* CoverVersion: They covered both {{Music/Nirvana}}'s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Lithium.
* DesertPunk: The theme fo the "Raise your flag" music video.
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Very much so.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: They have them in the video for Feel And Think.
* {{Homage}}: "Green-Tinted Sixties Mind" is an original song based around the [[HairMetal Mr. Big]] song of the same title (itself a [[WidgetSeries Widget Song]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff of sorts]]), sampling the guitar intro and making several lyrical nods.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their range tends to be between 5 and 8, with quieter songs down to 4 or 3.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: WordOfGod says their intention is to make music from all kinds of elements.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Or in their case, Japanese Rockstar Anthro Wolves.
* PettingZooPeople: They claim to actually ''be'' wolves.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Raise. Your. FLAAAG!!!"
* SelfTitledAlbum: Man With A Mission.
* ShoutOut: The band is really fond of them. They quote Music/TheBeatles in "Fly Again" ("life just comes and goes/[[Music/{{Revolver}} tomorrow never knows]]"), Literature/TheBible in "Emotions" ("you'd always [...] loved your neighbors as yourself"), and the video for "Distance" features an octahedron that looks quite suspiciously like Ramiel from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (the song itself seems to sample its scream, or at least features a sample that sounds quite similar, pointing out that it's probably an intentional nod).
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: Their lyrics can easily fall victim of this, thanks to the random Japanese words and their non-native English.
* StageNames: Obviously.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Well, at least it's pretty good for a Japanese band.
* VocalTagTeam: All songs feature Tokyo Tanaka and Jean-Ken Johnny in varying amounts.
* TheVoiceless: Jean-Ken Johnny is the only member of the band to speak (Japanese and English) in interviews. Apparently he was the only member of the band "created" to speak. Except Tokyo Tanaka is lead vocalist and Kamikaze Boy sings during choruses and shares lyric writing duties with Johnny. They never quite explain this.
* WidgetSeries: Oh, yes.
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