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Music / Jun Togawa

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"There is a feeling I've had ever since childhood: that there exist many different 'worlds' and I was born in the wrong one, a world I don't quite fit into. I've felt this strong feeling of wrongness all through my life. There is no space for me in this world. Every time I believe I've finally found my place, someone comes to me and says 'Go away! You're not supposed to be here'"

Jun Togawa (born March 31, 1961) is a Japanese singer, musician and actress whose career has spanned for over 35 years. She began her music career in the early 80's, as both a solo artist and as a vocalist for the bands 'GUERNICA' and 'YAPOOS'. She has experimented in many musical styles over her career, but she's most well-known her bizarre and morbid lyrics, and switching her singing style from cutesy vocals, to operatic to screaming (sometimes all within the same song). While she never received notable commercial pop success, she became an influential figure in the Japanese underground music community, and especially within the ero-guro subculture.

Solo Albums:

  • 1984 - Tamahime-sama
  • 1984 - Choujikuu Korodasutan Ryokouki
  • 1964 - Ura Tamahime (Live album)
  • 1985 - Kyokuto Ian Shoka
  • 1985 - Suki Suki Daisuki
  • 1987 - Tokyo no Yaban (Remix album)
  • 1989 - Showa Kyonen
  • 2000 - 20th Jun Togawa (Cover album)
  • 2004 - TOGAWA FICTION (Togawa Jun Band)


  • 1982 - Kaizo Heno Yakudo
  • 1988 - Shinseiki e no Unga
  • 1989 - Denrisou Karano Manazashi

YAPOOS Albums:

  • 1987 - YAPOOS Keikaku
  • 1988 - Dai Tenshi no You ni
  • 1989 - Dial Y wo Mawase!
  • 1992 - Dadada ism
  • 1995 - YAPOOS no Fushin na Koudou (Live album)
  • 1995 - HYS
  • 2003 - CD-Y


  • All Periods Are PMS: Tamahime-sama is a song about menstruation. The bridge describes the unfortunate side-effects such as sweating and vomiting severe enough to bring a loss of senses.
  • Domestic Abuser: "Love Bazooka" makes references to being physically assaulted by a lover, but still being in love. The song is also filled with Self-Deprecation, implying the relationship may have left some psychological scars.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: Daitenshi no Youni
    "The rain started to fall, it was so cold
    Tears hitting and running down the windshield"
  • The Immodest Orgasm: There are some very suggestive sounds towards the end of "Nikuya no Youni". Becomes squick when you realize the song is from the point of view of someone who just committed a violent murder.