JAM Project

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JAM[1] 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 and his single "Makkana Chikai", the OP to Busou Renkin). Mizuki reduced his status to "part-time member" after the group got off the ground, Sakamoto "graduated" from the group and rejoined Anthem, 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 Yukikaze known as the JAM.

JAM Project provides examples of the following tropes:

And released these albums:

  • BEST Project (2002)
  • FREEDOM (2003)
  • JAM-ISM (2004)
  • Olympia (2006)
  • Big Bang (2007)
  • Get Over the Border (2008)
  • SEVENTH EXPLOSION (2009)
  • MAXIMIZER Decade of Evolution (2010)
  • Victoria Cross (2011)
  • GOING (2011)

And for some tidbits, Ichiro Mizuki lends his voice to voice Super Robot Wars Alpha 3's Big Bad Keisar Ephes. Also, due to some Executive Meddling regarding licenses[4], Hironobu Kageyama Darrins Yoshiki Fukuyama for the vocals of Macross 7's songs in Alpha 3.

Tropes used in JAM Project include:
  1. Japan Animation song (anison) Makers
  2. To be correct, they've done the opening and ending songs for every SRW since 2000 with the exception of GC/XO and Neo
  3. Made in 2000/2001
  4. The music for Macross 7 costs about the same as the actual series itself without music, due to contracts and royalties
  5. Anison