Show Ayanocozey, formerly known as DJ OZMA, has put together what could possibly be the best band of all time and pitched it to Coca Cola Japan. The result can be seen in the company's new commercials for their carbonated beverage Fanta, which began airing last week.
The band, called FANTA, consists of the following members: Marty Friedman, 47, a former member of thrash metal band Megadeth and resident of Shinjuku since 2003. Friedman is the lead guitarist and the F in FANTA.
Show Ayanocozey. Banned from NHK studios ever since he led a group of seemingly naked male and female dancers during NHK's New Year' s Eve Red and White Song Contest in 2006. He is the "lead sexy bass guitarist," is in charge of firing up the crowd, and is the first A in FANTA.
Nana Tanimura, 22. A model and singer, she sports a G-size bust and is also a law student at Aoyama Gakuin Univeristy. She is the vocalist of the group and the N in FANTA.
Toshihiko Takamizawa, 55. A guitarist and music producer, Takamizawa is famous as the leader of rock group THE ALFEE, and is also the leader of this new group. He is the T in FANTA.
Taro Akebono, 40. The first foreign grand champion in sumo and now professional wrestler. He plays the drums in what is his first foray into the music world, and doubles as a bodyguard. He is the last A in FANTA.
The band held a press conference in Shibuya last week to announce their formation, where a reporter noted they don't have any songs and hinted that they were just formed for the commercial. Takamizawa said he was shocked by the remark and Ayanocozey pledged the group would be on NHK's song contest at the end of this year.
One of the commercials can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz7ujwN9d38&feature=channel© Japan Today