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  • SOPHIA wraps up nationwide tour

    May 4, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    On May 4th, popular rock band SOPHIA wrapped up their 2-year nationwide tour with a concert at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo. In March of 2010, member Miyako Keiichi (40) announced that he had lymphoma. In April of the same year, the group stopped all activities and in November 2010, it became apparent that Miyakos lymphoma was headed towards remission. In June of 2011, the group restarted all activities. May 4th was the final

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  • SOPHIA holds a comeback live with Miyako Keiichi, his first since recovering from lymphoma

    August 14, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    On August 13th, five member rock band SOPHIA held a comeback live titled 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIA' at Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo. The band made this live a fresh start with member Miyako Keiichi (39), who recently conquered lymphoma (cancer involving cells of the immune system). During the live, there was a large cheer when Miyako first appeared on the main stage and said, Im back!. After his performance of Hymne l'amour, vocalist Mats

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  • SOPHIA performs at Anime expo with Kamen rider!

    July 5, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    J-rock band, SOPHIA, showed up at Anime Expo and performed on the 3rd. During the performance, Kamen rider made an appearance on stage. Kamen rider appeared on stage because SOPHIA vocalist, Matsuoka Mitsuru, makes an appearance in the upcoming movie, "Kamen rider W FOREVER A to Z/Unmei no gaia memory" (to be released on August 7th). Matsuoka said, "Japanese Otaku culture is very precious. I'm glad to join in Aneme Expo with the Hero of

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