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Japan's Best Backing Vocal Unit
Koorogi '73 (こおろぎ'73) were a Japanese group, they were backing vocalists for some well-known singers. They focused on performing theme tunes for anime, doramas and tokusatsu series.The unit was formed in 1972, its formation varied as some joined and other left.Sometimes, they're referred to as the 'Fifth Heavenly King of Anime Song'.They were disbanded on 1990.
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Members:

  • Masatake Ookura (Joined in 1973)
  • Hiroki Ueno (Joined in 1977)
  • Takafumi Tsushima (Founding member)
  • Masanori Sato (Founding member, left in 1982)
  • Tatsuya Kishi (Founding member,left in 1977)
  • Noriyuki Maki (Founding member, left in 1973)

Notable songs:

  • Choudenji Robo Combattler V
    • Hyouma Mono Omoi (w/ Ichirou Mizuki): Insert Song.
  • Cyborg 009 (1979)
    • Taga Tame ni (w/ Ken Narita): Opening.
    • Itsu no Hi ka: Notable in that they perform it by themselves. Ending
  • Doraemon
    • Boku Doraemon and Doraemon Ondo (w/ Nobuyo Ooyama): The former was used as an opening when the series aired in a especial container dedicated to Fujiko Fujio's works. It was also remixed in 1995, as an ending.
    • Kimi ga Iru Kara (w/ Mitsuko Horie) Ending of the movie 'The Records of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West'.
  • Dokaben
    • Ganbare Dokaben and Aa Seishun yo Itsumademo: They provide the main vocals in both. Used as the first opening and ending.
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    • Seishun Fever and Taiyou no Ko (w/ Isao Sasaki, Ichirou Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie and Kumiko Oosugi as the 'Columbia All-Stars'): Notable for gathering the Five Heavenly Kings. Third opening and ending.
  • Dr. Slump
    • Wai Wai World and Ara-Ara-Arale-chan (w/ Ado Mizumori): First opening and ending.
  • Hyakujuu Ou GoRaion
    • Tatakae! Go Raion and Gonin de Hitotsu (w/ Ichirou Mizuki) Opening and ending.
  • Himitsu no Akko-chan
    • Suki Suki Song (w/ Ado Mizumori) Cover of the first series ending.
  • Himitsu Sentai GoRanger
    • The eponymous song. Ending. Sung with Isao Sasaki.
  • Jetter Mars
    • Mars Year 2015 (w/ Stephen Toto): Theme song.
    • Kirai! Suki! (w/ Kumiko Oosugi): Bonus song, included in the soundtrack disc.
  • Kousoku Denjin Albegas
    • The title song and Wakasa no Formation (w/ Mo Jo): Opening and Ending
    • Sparkling Moment: Main singers. Insert Song.
  • The Littl' Bits
    • Mori e Oide yo (w/ Kumiko Oosugi): Opening
  • Magne Robo Ga-Keen
    • Tatakae! Ga-Keen (w/ Mitsuko Horie and Ichirou Mizuki) Theme song.
  • Mirai Robo Daltanious
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    • Daltanious no Uta (w/ Mitsuko Horie): Opening
    • Kento Otoko Iki: Another of their solo works. Ending
  • Ninja Hattori-kun
    • Ninja Hattori-kun Ondo (w/ Junko Hori)
  • Sazae-san
    • Aishisugiteru Sazae-san and Sazae-san Shuppatsu Shinkou (w/ Ado Mizumori): Third opening and ending.
  • Choudenji Machine Voltes V
    • Voltes V no Uta (w/ Mitsuko Horie): Theme song.
    • Chichi wo Motomete (w/ Ichirou Mizuki): Ending
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