|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|3||Blue Blood||21||Audio||2007-02-14||Ki/oon Records|
|6||Art Of Life||3||Audio||1993||Atlantic|
|8||I.V.||3||Audio||2008-01-23||Extasy A Music|
|9||Art Of Life Live||3||Audio||1998-03-18||Polydor|
|11||Say Anything||2||Audio||1991-12-01||Sony Records|
|16||Live Live Live Extra||7||Audio||1997-11-05||Atlantic|
|17||X Singles||12||Audio||1993-11-21||Ki/oon Sony Records|
|18||Live Live Live Tokyo Dome 1993-1996||19||Audio||1997-10-15||Polydor|
|19||Forever Love||5||Audio||2001-07-11||EastWest Japan|
|20||X Japan Best ～Fan's Selection～||12||Audio||2001-12-19||Universal|
|21||B.O.X 〜Best Of X〜||22||Audio||1996-12-01||Ki/oon Sony Records|
|22||X Singles||12||Audio||1993-11-21||Ki/oon Sony Records|
|23||Vanishing Vision||9||Audio||1988-04-00||Extasy Records (2)|
|24||Complete II||162||Audio||2005-10-01||Columbia Music Entertainment|
|30||オルガスム||3||Audio||1986-04-10||Extasy Records (2)|
|31||X Japan Returns||37||Audio||2008-02-28||Japan Music Agency|
|32||X Japan Returns 完全版 1993.12.30 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live||17||Audio||2008-02-28||Japan Music Agency|
|33||X Japan Returns 完全版 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live||16||Audio||2008-02-28||Japan Music Agency|
|35||Blue Blood||12||Audio||1989||Ki/oon Records Inc.|
|37||Longing ～跡切れた Melody～||2||Audio||1995-08-01||Atlantic|
|40||Forever Love Last Mix||2||Audio||1997-12-18||Polydor|
|43||Crucify My Love||2||Audio||1996-08-26||EastWest Japan|
|47||青い夜 白い夜 完全版||49||Audio||2007-07-25|
|48||青い夜 完全版 1994.12.30 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live||21||Audio||2007-07-25||Digital Site Corporation|
|49||白い夜 完全版 1994.12.31 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live||21||Audio||2007-07-25||Digital Site Corporation|
|50||The Last Live||20||Audio||2001-05-30||Polydor|
X JAPAN are Yoshiki, Toshi, Pata, Heath & Sugizo
X Japan (official typeset "X JAPAN") is a metal band lead by drummer [a=Yoshiki], considered to be one of the main pioneers of the Japanese Visual Kei movement.
The group, originally named X, was founded by former Dynamite (1977-1978) and Noise (1978-1982) members [a=Yoshiki] and [a=Toshi (19)] while attending high school in Tateyamashi in 1982.
In 1985 X moved to Tokyo looking for success and Yoshiki established his own label [l=Extasy Records (2)].
The band lineup settled in 1987 with [a=Pata] and [a=Hide (2)] on guitar and [a=Sawada Taiji] on bass, and one year later X signed their first major deal with [l=CBS/Sony].
Since the late 80's their fame grew so quickly that the band could perform for the first time at Tokyo Dome (the biggest live hall in Japan) in August 1991. However, during a TV appearance at Music Station on January 31st 1992 it was announced that Taiji had left the band due to musical and image differences. Shortly after that X were denied contract renewal by Sony.
X came back with a press conference was held at the Rockfeller Center in New York on August 24 1992 where it was announced that the band has signed a deal with [l=Atlantic] and that [a=Heath (7)] would join as the new bassist. Since the band had planned to expand activities overseas, X changed their name to X Japan (initially "X from Japan") to avoid confusion with the American band "X".
The band intended to release music overseas and release a new album, but the recording sessions were constantly pushed back due to Yoshiki's health problems caused by spinal disc herniation, the members being busy with solo projects and contract issues with Warner.
X Japan eventually resumed full activities in 1995 with the "Dahlia Tour", but many gigs were cancelled due to Yoshiki's health problems.
In April 1997 Toshi left the band citing differences regarding the band music and future plans. X Japan couldn't find a new vocalist and eventually announced disbandment in an article on the Yomiuri newspaper on September 22nd. Yoshiki also added that X Japan would eventually come back with a new vocalist in 2000. The last concert with Toshi took place at Tokyo Dome on December 31st 1997. Plans to resurrect the band were suspended after [a=hide (2)] passed away on May 2nd 1998.
Despite this, X Japan announced their comeback in June 2007 still with [a=Toshi] on vocals. The first gigs after the revival took place at Tokyo Dome on March 28th, 29th and 30th, 2008. [a=Sugizo] from [a=Luna Sea] played guitar as a guest, and eventually joined the band as an official member in May 2009.
[a=Yoshiki] - drums, piano, chorus (1982-1997, 2007-present)
[a=Toshi (19)] - vocals (1982-1997, 2007-present)
[a=Sugizo] - guitar (2009-present)
[a=Pata] - guitar (1987-1997, 2007-present)
[a=Heath (7)] - bass (1992-1997, 2007-present)
[a=hide (2)] - guitar, chorus (1987-1997)
[a=Sawada Taiji] - bass, chorus (1985, 1986-1992)
Isao - guitar (1987)
Kerry - guitar (1986)
Inoue Satoru (Satoru) - guitar (1986)
Takai Hisashi (Shu) - guitar (1985, 1986)
Kazumitsu Mita (Zenon) - guitar (1985-1986)
Utaka Hikaru (Hikaru) - bass (1985-1986)
Koide Kenichi (Eddie) - guitar (1985)
Yoshida Yoshifumi (Hally) - guitar (1985)
Yuji Izumisawa (Terry) - guitar (1982-1985)
Tomoyuki Ogata (Tomo) - guitar (1984-1985)
Atsushi Tokuo (Atsushi) - bass (1985)