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Name: Takanori Nishikawa  
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Date of Birth: 19th September 1970
Place of Birth: Shiga, Japan
Profession: Actor
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Takanori Nishikawa - Vertical Infinity

Takanori Nishikawa (西川 貴教 Nishikawa Takanori) more popular as T.M.R (Takanori Makes Revolution) is a Japanese J-Pop singer. He was born on September 19, 1970 in Yasu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. T.M.Revolution is a team that consists of song writer and producer, Daisuke Asakura, lyric writer, Akio Inoue, and singer, Takanori Nishikawa.) In 1996, he released his debut single, "Dokusai" (american translation: "Monopolize") which had started his huge fan base. Later in 1996, he entered the J-Pop scene in a huge way, his song "Heart of Sword - Yoake Mae" ("Heart of Sword - Before Dawn") was used in the anime Rurouni Kenshin as the series third closing theme. He has produced 20 singles and 9 albums. He has also contributed two songs to Gundam Seed, "Invoke" which is Gundam Seed's opening theme, and "Meteor", an insert song for Phase 26. Both of these songs can be found on his recently released album "Coordinate". Following Gundam SEED, he produced "Ignited", as the first opening song for Gundam SEED Destiny, and "Vestige" as a preview song for Gundam Seed Destiny.

Nishikawa also became the seiyuu for Miguel Aiman in Gundam SEED and for Heine Westenfluss in Gundam SEED Destiny. Both characters are based on his ideal appearance (blond hair with bangs) and mobile suits of these two characters were both orange, Nishikawa's favorite color. In fact, Westenfluss is a word play on his name Nishikawa: both mean "West River", and "Heine" was a play on his nickname "灰猫(Haine)" while he was part of the band "Luis-Mary".

Takanori married Yumi Yoshimura of the Japanese duo Puffy in 1999. In 2003, the Japanese media accused Yoshimura of an affair, Nishikawa filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in that year.

In America, his music has been recently distributed by Tofu Records, a company specializing in the marketing of targeting Japanese artists and promoting them in the United States. CDs released in the U.S. include Coordinate and Seventh Heaven.

In 2003, Takanori Nishikawa made his live concert debut in the United States at the anime convention, Otakon. The popularity of the concert was evident as attendees filled the ballroom of the Baltimore Convention Center and a overflow room located in a exhibition hall of the Baltimore Convention Center to their entirety.

In 2004, Nishikawa attended PMX on his second U.S. Tour. Due to the huge success of this concert in America and because of his relations to Sony Music Japan, T.M.Revolution was asked to sing the ending song to SPIDER-MAN 2 in Japan, and produced the single "Web of Night" that includes an English version of the song.

Nishikawa designs clothes for his clothing line called "Defrock". ( The name comes from a play on words of the Japanese language. Cars use a device called a differential lock. The Japanese sound for "l" and "r" are almost interchangeable, so he changed it to his favorite type of music, rock.

He was also a radio DJ host on his show called "All Night Nippon" where listeners who could not meet him at his concerts had a chance to talk to him, however "Takanori Nishikawa's All Night Nippon" ended on September 26, 2005.

On that last note, many of his songs are titled in a way so that if abbreviated, they would be "T.M.R" Examples of these are "Timeless Mobius Rover", "Tide Moon River", "Trace Millennium Road", "True Merry Rings", "Tomorrow Meets Resistance", and "Twinkle Million Rendezvous".

Takanori Nishikawa is represented by Sony Music Entertainment(Epic Records) in Japan and Tofu Records in the United States.

Full Discography of T.M.R.

This is a full list of CDs/videos that TMR has done from 1996-2004.


  • Dokusai - Monopolize (Single) Released: 13 May 1996
  • hesojokujo-Venus-(single) Released: 15 July 1996
  • Makes Revolution (Album) Released: 12 August 1996
  • Heart of Sword - Yoakemae (Single) Released: 11 November 1996
  • Live Revolution 1 - Makes Revolution (VHS Video) Released: 1 December 1996


  • Restoration Level ->3 (Album) Released: 21 February 1997
  • Level 4 (Single) Released: 21 April 1997
  • Video (Title Unknown) (VHS Video) Released: 21 May 1997
  • High Pressure (Single) Released: 1 July 1997
  • Live Revolution 2 - Ishin Level ->3 (VHS Video) Released: 1 August 1997
  • White Breath (Single) Released: 22 October 1997


  • triple joker (Album) Released: 21 January 1998
  • Aoi Hekireki (Single) Released: 25 February 1998
  • triple joker (VHS Video) Released: 1 March 1998
  • Hot Limit (Single) Released: 24 June 1998
  • Thunderbird (Single) Released: 7 October 1998
  • Burnin' X'mas (Single) Released: 28 October 1998


  • Wild Rush (Single) Released: 3 February 1999
  • The Force (Album) Released: 10 March 1999


  • Black or White? version 3 (Single) Released: 19 April 2000
  • Heat Capacity (Single) Released: 24 May 2000
  • Discordanza Try My Remix - Single Collections (Album) Released: 28 June 2000
  • Madan - Der Freischutz (Single) Released: 6 September 2000
  • progress (Album) Released: 12 October 2000


  • Boarding (Single) Released: 7 February 2001


  • Out of Orbit - Triple Zero (Single) Released: 20 February 2002
  • Out of Orbit - Triple Zero (Album) Released: 20 February 2002
  • T.M. Revolution 0001 (DVD Video) Released: 1 July 2002
  • Invoke (Single) Released: 30 October 2002


  • Coordinate (Album) Released: 26 March 2003
  • Sonic Warp the Visual Fields (DVD Video) Released: 19 November 2003


  • Albireo (Single) Released: 25 February 2004
  • Seventh Heaven (Album) Released: 17 March 2004


  • Vertical Infinity (Album) Released: 26 January 2005

(Source: Sony Music Japan's site for Takanori Nishikawa)

  • Vestige (Single) Released: 17 August 2005

(Source: Official Site)

External Links

  • Official Site
  • Sony Music Japan Page
  • Turbo: Official Fan Club
  • Defrock Clothing Line
  • 100% Takanori Nishikawa Fan Site
  • Brigade: International T.M. Revolution Fan Club
  • All Night Nippon: T.M. Revolution's DJ Site
  • Tofu Records Page
  • Pedestal - A Takanori Nishikawa Fan Site
  • Albireo - A Takanori Nishikawa Italian Fan Site

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