Doberman Inc

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Doberman Inc is a Japanese punk band. Founded in 1998 while its members were studying at Osaka University, Doberman Inc did not fully launch until 1999 with their nine full members.



The first album from Doberman Inc, Ska Before Sunrise, was released in 2000 and was quickly followed up by Tsuki, Leap for Joy, Moonstruck Drunker and Game as singles in 2001 and 2002. Along with their single releases, Doberman completed their first national tour of Japan.

The first full album from Doberman was released in February of 2003 with Zara Zara Texture and followed up with a European tour, attending multiple ska and punke vents such as the Street Beat festival along with bands like Capdown and Banda Bassotti. A new album was released in May of 2004 with Kieta Kyouken to Sore ni Matsuwaru Uwasa and they returned to Europe again for another major tour. 2005 saw the release of their album Cu d’Etat in September of that year and they continued to tour throughout the time, including a two day peace festival in 2005 and 2006 in Hiroshima.


  • Zah!Zah!Zah!
  • Cu d’Etat
  • Kieta Kyouken to Sore ni Matsuwaru Uwasa
  • Zara Zara Texture
  • Ska before Sunrise

Band Members

  • Takashi Yoshia – Lead vocals
  • Kunihito Swe Guehiro – Trombone
  • Mitsuhiro Gaki Kitagaki – Saxophone, Vocals
  • Shinya goe Kawagoe – Trumpet
  • Yasuhiro Koyama – Drums
  • Kenji Hara – Keyboards, Accordian
  • Yusuke Tanaka – Guitar
  • Takuro Hirai – Guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Yoshifumi Kishikawa – Bass

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