I would like to create a beat like solid ground in the song composed by SUGIZO and performed by Maki Ohguro. I am so delighted to be invited in such a great project, and be able to play the drum here. It would be great if everyone not only in Japan but also all over the world can sympathize and have a nice smile through this anime.
May 29, 1989, he started his music career as drummer in LUNA SEA.
May 21, 1992, LUNA SEA made their major debut in Japan.
In 1997, he became a solo singer during a one-year-break of LUNA SEA. In September, he debuted as a solo singer with his 1st single "Falling Sun". The 2nd single "Drifter" is a duet featuring Hekiru Shiina. The 1st album "No Sticks" is produced by Yasushi Akimoto.
December 27, 2000, LUNA SEA ended its activities with a final concert at Tokyo Dome.
In 2001, he started his career as a solo artist.
He has expanded his potential as a player by releasing a CD with "POTBELLY"- an artist unit formed from female vocalist audition, and pursuing the potential inside traditional musical instruments such as Japanese drums and hand drums that he has been familiar with since his childhood. With a focus on drums, he has participated in live performances, concert tours, and recordings with many artists, including Maki Ohguro, Koji Yoshikawa, Kyosuke Himuro, Nanase Aikawa, Kohei Otomo, Kinniku Shōjo Tai, TOSHI (X JAPAN), YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, LM.C, etc.
December 24, 2007, band LUNA SEA was revived for one night only.
In 2010, LUNA SEA fully resumed its activities, and now he is active as a supporting drummer, focusing on the activities of LUNA SEA.
In 2019, commemorating the 30 year anniversary of LUNA SEA's debut, the band has been actively working on the theme songs of "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" for NHK, as well as holding 2 DAYS concerts at Budokan and Saitama Super Arena.
In addition to his music activities, he is active in various fields with his light speaking skills. Furthermore, based on the idea of "I want to make people smile. Everything I've done is for the drum", he has produced restaurants, and being active in various industries.