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JAMnote  Project is a music supergroup composed of some of the best and most Hot-Blooded musicians in the universe. It was founded in 2000 by Ichirou Mizuki (Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Devilman, ...), Hironobu Kageyama ("Cha-la Head Cha-la", "Soldier Dream"), Masaaki Endoh ("Yuusha-Oh Tanjou"), Eizo Sakamoto (lead singer of heavy metal bands Anthem and Animetal), and Rica Matsumoto ("Mezase Pokemon Master", "Rival" , "OK!", and voice of Satoshi).

Currently, the band is composed of Kageyama, Endoh, Masami Okui ("Rinbu -Revolution-", "Shuffle"), Hiroshi Kitadani ("We Are", "Madan Senki Ryukendo") and Yoshiki Fukuyama (singing voice of Nekki Basara, "Makka na Chikai", "King Gainer Over!"). Mizuki reduced his status to "part-time member" after the group got off the ground, Sakamoto "graduated" from the group and rejoined Anthem as well as started up new metal cover bands EIZO Japan and Aisenshi, and Matsumoto left in April 2008 to pursue solo work. They are occasionally joined by Ricardo Cruz, Brazilian manga translator and Promoted Fanboy, on various recordings and in concerts in Brazil.

See also Super Robot Wars, Awesome Music. Not to be confused with the antagonist aliens in Sentou Yousei Yukikaze known as the JAM.

This band has performed songs for:

And released these albums:

  • BEST Project (2002)
  • FREEDOM (2003)
  • JAM-ISM (2004)
  • Olympia (2006)
  • Big Bang (2007)
  • Get Over the Border (2008)
  • MAXIMIZER ~Decade of Evolution~ (2010)
  • Victoria Cross (2011)
  • GOING (2011)
  • THE MONSTERS (2012)
  • X cures Earth (2014)
  • X Less Force (2015)

And for some tidbits, Ichiro Mizuki lends his voice to voice Super Robot Wars Alpha 3's Big Bad Keisar Ephes.

This band provides examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: As translated: THE HERO !! ~Set Fire to the Furious Fist~
  • Anime Theme Song: The name of the band is Japan Animation songnote  Makers, and unsurprisingly they produce many anime theme songs.
  • Crowd Song: SKILL has a habit of invoking this in concerts. MOTTO MOTTO!. Many of their songs seem to be made for this trope.
  • Gratuitous English: Many of their songs, including VICTORY, Voyager and the opening of SKILL are filled with random English lyrics.
  • Hot-Blooded. Yes. If there is an anime that requires sheer MANLYNESS and COURAGE, there's a very high chance JAM Project will be there. 4 out od the founding 5 members (Ichiro "Aniki" Mizuki, Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh and Yoshiyuki Fukuyama) practically defined the standards of Hot Blood in their super robot anime OPs.
  • Incoming Ham: Again, from "THE HERO" opens with a scream of ONE-PUUUUUUUUUUUNCH!!! before blasting into the song.
  • Metal Scream: Two Type 4 instances in "THE HERO" (for reference, the last line as translated in Romanji):
    I wanna be a saikyou HEROOO!!!!
  • Mundane Made Awesome: JAM Project can make anything awesome. This video tests confirms the theory.
  • Rearrange the Song: 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" (I can fly! You can fly! We can fly!).
  • Testosterone Poisoning:
    • Break Out is essentially a long string of hotblooded buzzwords with very little coherence and a catchy chorus.
  • The Power of Rock: On at least three distinct occasions, music by the group or members has been a canon, in-show force to be reckoned with.
  • Theme Music Power-Up Any time you hear one of their songs play in an anime, it usually always means something awesome is about to happen.
  • Troubled Production: 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 Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 to be delayed a little while. While they do play the song in their shows, they don't attempt the high note.