Hikaru Genji was one of the top teen idol pop bands in Japan during the early 1990s. Supervised by Johnny H. Kitagawa, the group released twenty nine singles, twenty one albums and sixteen videos during the eight years they were together. At first, Hikaru Genji was divided into two separate groups. While the two oldest members, Kohji Uchimi (born: Jan. 11, 1968) and Mikio Ohsawa (born: April 20, 1969) performed as Hikaru, Kazumi Morohishi (born: Aug. 12, 1970), Hiroyuki Sato (born: Nov. 2, 1970), Junichi Yamamoto (born: Feb. 28, 1972), Akira Akasaka (born: May 8, 1973) and Atsuhiro Sato (born: Aug. 30, 1973) performed as Genji. Following the departure of Ohsawa and Sato in the summer of 1994, the remaining members assumed the name, Hikaru Genji Super Five. They subsequently released only three singles and two albums before disbanding on September 3, 1995. Since the group's break-up, several members have gone on to become regular performers on Japanese television and movies. Morohoshi, Akasaka and Sato have continued to record as soloists.
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