[[caption-width-right:350:The band's most well-known lineup. From left to right: Fumi, Hiro, Kayo, and Yano.]]


Polysics are a Japanese {{New Wave|Music}} band originally founded by Hiroyuki Hayashi ("Hiro") in 1997. Hiro was heavily inspired by the American band {{Music/Devo}} as well as Japanese bands such as [[Music/SusumuHirasawa P-Model]] and Music/YellowMagicOrchestra. To borrow a quote from Wiki/ThatOtherWiki: "The band has been noted for their extremely energetic live performances and their wild gimmicky outfits, notably their trademark orange boiler suits, with a simple 'P' stamped on them, and their straight-bar sunglasses."

Their official band page can be found [[http://www.polysics.com/en/ here]].


* BulletTime: Parodied in one of the videos for "I My Me Mine."
* CloserToEarth: Recently-retired keyboardist Kayo often came across as this, especially in comparison to Hiro's zany antics.
* CoolShades
* CoverVersion: They've done a half-cover of Music/{{Styx}}'s "Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto," in that they took the intro and the Japanese lyrics and made up their own music to go with it. They've also covered "My Sharona," "Wild One," "[[Music/TheRamones Psycho Therapy]]," and a few other songs in live performances (especially by Music/{{Devo}}).
* {{Engrish}}
* GratuitousEnglish
* HotBlooded: Hiro comes across as this.
* LonersAreFreaks: "DNA Junction." [[WildMassGuessing Maybe]].
* {{Rotoscoping}}: Their video for "Electric Surfing Go Go" uses this.
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: Consisting as they do of mostly Japanese, {{Engrish}}, and gibberish, many of their songs are prone to this, even to some native Japanese speakers.
--> ''dfkhdhkhfdaljfjahfhdjksafhdajk EINSTEIN MUST DIE!'' - what many people heard on the first verse of ''New Wave Jacket''[[note]]Proper lyrics: '' Junjyo kinishite utaitsuzuketemo AIMAINA STYLE''[[/note]]
* SpellingSong: "Polysics or Die."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Fumi and Kayo, prior to the latter leaving.
* WordSaladLyrics
** WordSaladTitle is also present in the title of some of their songs. For example: "New Wave Jacket," and "Colecanth is Android."
* [[WidgetSeries Widget Band]]: Though how much of this is intrinsically Japanese, and how much of it was inherited from Music/{{Devo}}, is up for grabs.