Japanese musicians born in 1961

Here are 41 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1961:

KK Null

KK Null (September 13, 1961 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Kazuyuki Kishino, 岸野一之, Kazuyuki K. Null, K.K.Null or KK. Null is a Japanese singer.

Discography: Atomik Disorder, Kosmik Engine, Discoteca Plasma, Terminal Beach, ERG per GALAXY, 0.0004, Anima Motrix, Fertile, Gamma Ray Burster and GeV. Genres he performed include Noise music and Noise rock.

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Koji Kondo

Koji Kondo (August 13, 1961 Nagoya-) also known as 近藤浩治, こんどうこうじ, Konji Kondo, Kondou Kouji, Zelda, Nintendo - Zelda, こんどう こうじ, 近藤 浩治 or Kondo, Koji is a Japanese musician and composer.

His albums include Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3: Hop! Step! Jump!, Super Mario World, Legend Of Zelda: Sound & Drama, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Re-Arranged Album, Majora's Mask Orchestrations, Nintendo Sound History Series: Zelda the Music, Famicom Sound History Series: Mario the Music and Super Mario 64.

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Tak Matsumoto

Tak Matsumoto (March 27, 1961 Toyonaka-) also known as Takahiro Matsumoto, Matsumoto Takahiro, Matsumoto, Takahiro or B'z is a Japanese guitarist, musician, record producer, music arranger and songwriter.

His albums include Hana, House of Strings, KNOCKIN’ “T” AROUND, THE HIT PARADE, Thousand Wave, 西辺来龍 DRAGON FROM THE WEST, Ultraman Original Soundtrack, Wanna Go Home, Take Your Pick and . Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal, J-pop, Instrumental rock, Blues rock, Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock and Jazz fusion.

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Kōichi Yamadera

Kōichi Yamadera (June 17, 1961 Shiogama-) a.k.a. Yamadera Kouichi, Kohichi Yamadera, Kouichi Yamadera, Yamadera Kōichi, Bazooka Yamadera, The Man Who Has the Voice of Seven Colors, Kōichi Yamadera, Yama-chan, Kôichi Yamadera, Bazūka Yamadera or Koichi Yamadera is a Japanese actor, voice actor, impressionist, tarento, presenter and voice acting in japan.

His albums include .

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Michie Tomizawa

Michie Tomizawa (October 20, 1961 Maruko-) also known as Michie Ito or Ito Michie is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Her albums: Sailor Mars, Sailor Stars Merry Christmas, , , , , , and Kore ga REVIEW.

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Maria Kawamura

Maria Kawamura (November 21, 1961 Setagaya-) otherwise known as Shigeyo Kawamura, Shigeyo Maria Kawamura, Kawamura Maria Shigeyo, Kawamura Maria or Kawamura, Maria is a Japanese voice actor, singer and actor.

Discography: 「春の夢」-サンクタス-, Animetoonz, Volume 2: Maria Kawamura, and KISHIN THE SYMPHONY.

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Fumihiko Tachiki

Fumihiko Tachiki (April 29, 1961 Goto-) a.k.a. Fumihiko Tatiki or Tachiki Fumihiko is a Japanese voice actor, singer and narrator.

His albums include BLEACH BEAT COLLECTION 2nd SESSION:03.

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Hiroko Emori

Hiroko Emori (January 27, 1961 Kumagaya-) a.k.a. Emori Hiroko is a Japanese voice actor.

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Mako Ishino

Mako Ishino (January 31, 1961 Kanzaki, Hyōgo-) also known as Ishino Mako is a Japanese actor and singer.

Her discography includes: Mako Revival, , , , , , , , and . Genres: J-pop.

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Yasunori Masutani

Yasunori Masutani (July 5, 1961 Sapporo-) also known as 増谷 康紀 or Masutani Yasunori is a Japanese voice actor.

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Michiru Oshima

Michiru Oshima (March 16, 1961 Nagasaki-) a.k.a. Michiru Ooshima, Ooshima Michiru, Michiru Ohshima, Oshima, Michiru, Ōshima Michiru or Michiru Ôshima is a Japanese composer, film score composer, record producer and television producer.

Her discography includes: Arc The Lad TV Animation Soundtrack I, Arc The Lad TV Animation Soundtrack II, Godzilla × Mothra × Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS, Mahou Tsukai Tai!, Queen Emeraldas OST, THE LEGAIA Original Soundtrack, Godzilla vs Megaguirus, シュヴァリエ~絆と報復~, Symphonic Luna Sea and Fullmetal Alchemist Original Soundtrack 1. Genres she performed include Ambient music, Film score, Classical music, Electronic music and Orchestra.

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Kujira (April 1, 1961 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Wakako Matsumoto or Matsumoto Wakako is a Japanese voice actor.

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Kyousei Tsukui

Kyousei Tsukui (March 27, 1961 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Kyosei Tsukui, Tsukui Norio or Norio Tsukui is a Japanese voice actor, director of audiography and musician.

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Chafurin (December 4, 1961 Saitama Prefecture-) otherwise known as Hirotaka Shimasawa, Fûrin Cha, Furin Cha, Chafu-rin, Chafuhrin, Chafuurin, Chafûrin, Clafurin, Cha fu rin or Shimasawa Hirotaka is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

His most well known albums: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Original Soundtrack 04 and .

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Hironobu Kageyama

Hironobu Kageyama (February 18, 1961 Osaka-) otherwise known as Kageyama Hironobu, Kageyama, Hironobu or TRY FORCE is a Japanese singer, voice actor, composer and actor.

His albums: Saint Seya Best Collection, I'm in you, GET THE WORLD, Super Survivor, Dragon Ball Z Hit Song Collection II: Miracle Zenkai Power!!, , , , Shiawase Beam! Suki Suki Beam! and CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA. Genres he performed: J-pop, Ballad, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Music of Japan, Rock music, Pop music and Music in Japanese animation.

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Arisa Andō

Arisa Andō (March 5, 1961 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Arisa Ando, Arisa Andou, Arisa Saito or Saito Arisa is a Japanese voice actor.

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Takaaki Ishibashi

Takaaki Ishibashi (October 22, 1961 Katsushika-) also known as 石橋 貴明, いしばし たかあき, Ishibashi Taka'aki, Taka-san, Taka-chan or Takaaki is a Japanese actor, comedian, singer, presenter and musician. His child is called Honoka Ishibashi.

His discography includes: Smile on me.

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Hiroyuki Kitazume

Hiroyuki Kitazume (July 24, 1961 Tokyo-) also known as 北爪 宏幸, Kitazume Hiroyuki or Kitazume, Hiroyuki is a Japanese animator, screenwriter and film director.

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Haruo Satō

Haruo Satō (September 19, 1961 Tokyo-) otherwise known as Haruo Satō or Haruo Satou is a Japanese voice actor.

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Tatsuya Yoshida

Tatsuya Yoshida (January 9, 1961 Japan-) also known as Yoshida Tatsuya, 吉田達也, Joseph Nothing, Yoshida, Tatsuya or Rom=Pari is a Japanese musician.

Related albums: Just One Fix / Spanking (Ed Gain mix) / Love/Hate Co., A Million Years, Drums, Voices, Keyboards & Guitar, Shambhala Number One, We Could Live Till a Robot Can Catch a Cockroach, Deadland After Dreamland, Dreamland Idle Orchestra, Dummy Variations, Magaibutsu and Devil From the East: A Decade of Yoshida Tatsuya.

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Urara Takano

Urara Takano (August 16, 1961 Togane-) also known as Takano Urara or Hisako Takayama is a Japanese voice actor and entrepreneur. Her child is Anna Kirie.

Discography: Kore ga REVIEW.

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Masaya Matsuura

Masaya Matsuura (June 16, 1961 Japan-) also known as 松浦雅也 or Matsuura, Masaya is a Japanese game designer and musician.

His albums include PaRappa the Rapper, PaRappa the Rapper 2 and UmJammer Lammy Original Soundtrack.

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m.c.A.T (May 15, 1961-) also known as M.c.A・T, 富樫明生, とがしあきお, Akio Togashi, とがし あきお, 富樫 明生, m.c.A•T, m.c.A?T, m.c.A*T, mcAT or エムシーエーティー is a Japanese record producer and musician.

His most important albums: m.c.A•T, Returns !, Bomb A Head!, Bomb A Head! Returns!, The Remix, Bomb A Head! V, Best Singles+, , and Beastie Life. Genres he performed include Hip hop music and J-pop.

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Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui (July 26, 1961 Tokyo-) also known as Keiko Doi, 松居慶子, Matsui, Keiko or 土居慶子 is a Japanese composer, jazz pianist and keyboard player.

Her albums include Under Northern Lights, No Borders, Night Waltz, Cherry Blossom, Doll, Sapphire, Dream Walk, Collection, Full Moon and the Shrine and Keiko Matsui Live. Genres she performed: New-age music, Smooth jazz and Jazz fusion.

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Mami Ayukawa

Mami Ayukawa (March 29, 1961-) also known as Ayukawa, Mami is a Japanese singer.

Her most important albums: Mami Ayukawa Collection, , and . Her related genres: J-pop.

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Tomohiro Nishimura

Tomohiro Nishimura (February 2, 1961 Asahikawa-) a.k.a. Nishimura, Tomohiro or Hoko Nishimura is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer-songwriter.

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Yoshimi Iwasaki

Yoshimi Iwasaki (June 15, 1961 Fukagawa, Tokyo-) also known as Iwasaki Yoshimi or Iwasaki, Yoshimi is a Japanese singer and actor.

Related albums: , , , , , , , , and .

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Miki Takahashi

Miki Takahashi (September 19, 1961 Bunkyō-) also known as Takahashi Miki is a Japanese voice actor, singer and actor.

Her albums: .

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Yuko Kobayashi

Yuko Kobayashi (February 6, 1961 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Kobayashi Yūko, Yuuko Kobayashi, Yūko Kobayashi, Hoshino Yuko, Yuko Hoshino or Yûko Kobayashi is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

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Yumi Takada

Yumi Takada (September 21, 1961 Tokyo-) otherwise known as Takada, Yumi is a Japanese voice actor.

Her albums include , , 銀河で直立歩行, and .

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Anri (August 31, 1961 Japan-) also known as ANRI is a Japanese singer.


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Michie Nakatani

Michie Nakatani (October 8, 1961-) also known as Nakatani, Michie or 中谷美智枝 is a Japanese singer.

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Takayuki Negishi

Takayuki Negishi (August 6, 1961 Tokyo-) also known as 根岸貴幸, ねぎしたかゆき, 根岸 貴幸, ねぎし たかゆき, Negishi Takayuki or Negishi, Takayuki is a Japanese film score composer.

His albums: Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Mew Mew, , 東京ミュウミュウ オリジナルサウンドトラック, Volume 2, Mnemosyne -ムネモシュネの娘たち- Sound Track and Bloody Roar 3 Soundtrack.

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Michio Kurihara

Michio Kurihara (November 23, 1961 Tokyo-) otherwise known as 栗原道夫 or Kurihara, Michio is a Japanese guitarist.

His albums include Sunset Notes, Cloud Chamber and Rainbow.

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Karen Tanaka

Karen Tanaka (April 7, 1961 Tokyo-) also known as Tanaka, Karen is a Japanese composer and film score composer.

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Akira Takasaki

Akira Takasaki (February 22, 1961 Osaka-) also known as 高崎晃, Takasaki, Akira or Loudness is a Japanese musician, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.

His most important albums: Geneshaft Original Sound Track, Geneshaft: TRANS=MIST, Tusk of Jaguar, Nenriki and SHAFT DRIVE. Genres: Heavy metal and Rock music.

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Masayoshi Yamashita

Masayoshi Yamashita (November 29, 1961 Osaka-) also known as Loudness or Yamashita Masayoshi is a Japanese bassist.

His related genres: Heavy metal and Rock music.

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Jun Togawa

Jun Togawa (March 31, 1961 Shinjuku-) otherwise known as Togawa Jun, Togawa Junko, Junko Togawa or Togawa, Jun is a Japanese actor, singer and musician.

Her most important albums: Twin Very Best Collection, 好き好き大好き, , , , Togawa Legend: Self Select Best & Rare 1979–2008, , , and .

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Hideaki Tokunaga

Hideaki Tokunaga (February 27, 1961 Yanagawa-) also known as 徳永英明, とくなが ひであき, Tokunaga Hideaki or Tokunaga, Hideaki is a Japanese songwriter and singer.

His albums include VOCALIST, VOCALIST 2, VOCALIST 3, カガヤキナガラ, DEAR, Revolution, REALIZE, INTRO. Ⅱ, JUSTICE and Girl. Genres related to him: Kayōkyoku and Pop music.

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Makoto Ozone

Makoto Ozone (March 25, 1961 Kobe-) is a Japanese jazz pianist.

His albums include Wizard of Ozone, Nature Boys, The Trio, Ozone, Virtuosi, Face To Face, My Witch's Blue, Haiku, Jungle and Pure Pleasure for the Piano.

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Nobuaki Kakuda

Nobuaki Kakuda (April 11, 1961 Sakai-) also known as Nobuo Kakuda, Kakuda Sensei or Kakuda, Nobuaki is a Japanese actor and martial artist.

His albums: .

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