Japanese musicians born in 1966

Here are 39 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1966:

Yuri Amano

Yuri Amano (January 5, 1966 Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-) also known as Amano Yuri, Amano, Yuri, Tomoko Yoshikawa or Yoshikawa Tomoko is a Japanese voice actor.

Her most important albums: Fairy and Water Lily.

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Sayuri Yoshida

Sayuri Yoshida (March 25, 1966 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Yoshida, Sayuri or 吉田 小百合 is a Japanese voice actor.

She began her voice acting career in 1989 and has since voiced numerous characters in anime series and Japanese video games. Some of her notable roles include Kero-chan in Cardcaptor Sakura, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in Sailor Moon, and Eriko Futami in Idolm@ster. Yoshida has also provided the voice for various characters in popular video games such as Final Fantasy XIII and Resident Evil: Revelations. She has won several awards for her voice acting work, including the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Seiyu Awards in 2011. In addition to her voice acting work, Yoshida has also worked as a radio personality and stage actress.

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Mîna Tominaga

Mîna Tominaga (April 3, 1966 Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-) a.k.a. Yoshiko Masumoto, Miina Tominaga, Masumoto Yoshiko, Tominaga Mīna, Yoshiko Tominaga or Tominaga, Miina is a Japanese voice actor and tarento.

Her albums include mind, 3DSFX-04 Nautical Atmospheres and .

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Wataru Takagi

Wataru Takagi (July 25, 1966 Kimitsu-) otherwise known as Takagi Wataru or Wataru Takgi is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

He has voiced numerous notable characters in anime, such as the titular character in Detective Conan (also known as Case Closed) and Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist. Takagi is also known for his work in video games, including voicing the character Cao Ren in Dynasty Warriors and Oda Nobunaga in Samurai Warriors. In addition to his voice acting work, Takagi has also acted in live-action TV dramas and films. Takagi is affiliated with the talent agency 81 Produce.

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Misato Watanabe

Misato Watanabe (July 12, 1966 Seika-) also known as Watanabe Misato, Watanabe, Misato or MISATO is a Japanese singer.

Her discography includes: Tokyo, Lovin' You Here, 12月の神様, Blue Butterfly, Flower bed, M・Renaissance~エム・ルネサンス~, Sing and Roses, THE LEGEND, YOU ~新しい場所~/花 ~このぼくで生きてゆく~ and ribbon. Genres she performed include Music of Japan and J-pop.

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Akiko Matsumoto

Akiko Matsumoto (March 8, 1966 Takamatsu-) also known as Matsusmoto Akiko, 松本 明子 or まつもと あきこ is a Japanese actor and tv personality.

Her discography includes: , , and .

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Yūko Minaguchi

Yūko Minaguchi (June 26, 1966 Bunkyō-) also known as Minaguchi, Yuko, Tomoko Ôtani, Minaguchi Yūko, Yuko Minaguchi or Tomoko Minaguchi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Her albums: .

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Narumi Yasuda

Narumi Yasuda (November 28, 1966 Bunkyō-) otherwise known as 安田成美, Narumi Kinashi, きなし なるみ, Kinashi Narumi, 木梨 成美, やすだ なるみ or Yasuda Narumi is a Japanese actor and singer.

Her discography includes: , , and .

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Hiroko Mita

Hiroko Mita (January 27, 1966 Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto-) is a Japanese actor.

Her albums include .

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Itsumi Osawa

Itsumi Osawa (March 23, 1966 Sapporo-) also known as Itsumi Ohsawa, Itsumi Oosawa or Itsumi Ôsawa is a Japanese actor.

Her most important albums: , , , , Yes, It's Me! and ORIGINAL BEST.

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Atsushi Sakurai

Atsushi Sakurai (March 7, 1966 Fujioka-) a.k.a. 櫻井敦司, Atushi Sakurai, Sakurai Atsushi, 櫻井 敦司, さくらい あつし, さくらいあつし or Sakurai, Atsushi is a Japanese singer, songwriter, actor, musician and singer-songwriter.

His discography includes: Ai no Wakusei, SACRIFICE, 惑星-Rebirth- and . Genres related to him: Rock music, Industrial music, Synthpop and Pop music.

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Yoko Takahashi

Yoko Takahashi (August 28, 1966 Tokyo-) otherwise known as Takahashi Yoko, Takahashi Youko or Yawmin is a Japanese singer.

Her most important albums: 魂のルフラン, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis / Fly Me to the Moon, WING, Refrain the Songs Were Inspired by Evangelion, , 夜明け生まれ来る少女, 蒼き炎, Li-La, 残酷な天使のテーゼ 2009 VERSION and 残酷な天使のテーゼ.

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Masaharu Iwata

Masaharu Iwata (October 26, 1966 Tokyo-) also known as 岩田匡治, REZON or Iwata, Masaharu is a Japanese composer and musician.

Discography: Might & Magic, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS Original Sound Track, Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack, , , and Baroque. Genres he performed: Electronica, Jazz, Orchestra and Electronic dance music.

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Yumi Tōma

Yumi Tōma (December 20, 1966 Chiba-) also known as Touma Yumi, Yumi Tohma, Tohma Yumi, Touma, Yumi, Yumi Yoshida, Yumi Nakagawa, Yoshida Yumi, Yumi Touma, Tōma Yumi or Nakagawa Yumi is a Japanese singer and voice actor.

Her albums include EQUUS, Kissin’ the sky, MAHOROBA, この夜のときめきを… and 風のように.

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Tsutomu Kashiwakura

Tsutomu Kashiwakura (March 1, 1966 Sagamihara-) also known as Kashiwakura Tsutomu or Tsutom Kashiwakura is a Japanese voice actor and sound director.

He is best known for his work in popular anime and video games. Kashiwakura's notable voice acting roles include Takao Aoki in "Bakuman," Yujiro Hanma in "Baki the Grappler," and Kiyotaka Ishimaru in "Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc." He has also worked as a sound director for anime series such as "Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom" and "Made in Abyss." Kashiwakura has received recognition for his work, receiving the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 6th Seiyu Awards for his performance as Kikuhiko in "Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu."

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Michiya Haruhata

Michiya Haruhata (November 5, 1966 Machida-) is a Japanese guitarist.

His albums: House of Strings, Dream Box, Real Time, , Color of Life, , , Moon, and FIND MY PLACE.

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Jun Mizusawa

Jun Mizusawa (July 3, 1966 Yamaguchi Prefecture-) also known as Keiko Uehara is a Japanese voice acting in japan.

She is best known for her roles in popular anime series such as Chibi Maruko-chan (as Maruko), Slam Dunk (as Mitsui Hisashi), Yu Yu Hakusho (as Botan), and Fushigi Yûgi (as Yui Hongo). Mizusawa has also worked as a narrator and provided voiceovers for commercials and video games. In addition to her voice acting career, she has released several music albums and made appearances in TV dramas and movies. Mizusawa is represented by the talent agency Ken Production.

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Tomoko Maruo

Tomoko Maruo (June 22, 1966 Yokohama-) also known as Maruo Tomoko or Chiko is a Japanese voice actor.

She is best known for voicing the character of Utena Tenjou in the anime series "Revolutionary Girl Utena". Maruo has also lent her voice to other popular anime, such as "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Magic Knight Rayearth". In addition to her voice acting work, she has appeared in several live-action TV dramas and films in Japan. Maruo is known for her distinctive and versatile voice, which has made her a favorite among anime fans in Japan and around the world. She has won several awards for her voice acting, including the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2nd Seiyu Awards.

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Kenji Ohtsuki

Kenji Ohtsuki (February 6, 1966 Nakano, Tokyo-) a.k.a. Kenji Otsuki, Kendi Ootsuki, Ootsuki Kenji, Kenji Ohtsuki or Kenji Ōtsuki is a Japanese musician, writer, singer and composer.

Discography: , Hito Toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru, , and 空想ルンバ.

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Aki Hata

Aki Hata (August 13, 1966 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Hata, Aki is a Japanese , .

Her discography includes: 浪漫月裸の娘達~BEST SONGS~, 隷属快美の娘達 ~Best Songs II~, , , and .

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Yumi Morio

Yumi Morio (June 8, 1966 Sugamo-) also known as Morio Yumi, Kawai Yumi or Yumi Kawai is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

She is affiliated with Aoni Production and has provided voices for various anime, video games and films. Some of her notable roles include Hidemi Hondou in Detective Conan, Ayase Hanabi in Flower of Evil, and Tomiko Asahina in From the New World. In addition to her voice acting work, Yumi has also appeared in various live-action dramas and films, such as Love Letter and Ningen no Shometsu. She has received several awards for her voice acting work, including the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Seiyu Awards in 2011.

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Tortoise Matsumoto

Tortoise Matsumoto (December 28, 1966 Hyōgo Prefecture-) otherwise known as Matsumoto Atsushi or Tôtasu Matsumoto is a Japanese singer, actor and musician.

His discography includes: , , , STARS, , TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY, , , and .

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Yū Hayami

Yū Hayami (September 2, 1966 Atami-) also known as 早見 優, はやみ ゆう, 舘野 一美, たての かずみ, 井上 一美, いのうえ かずみ, 福田 一美, ふくだ かずみ, Hayami Yu, Tateno Kazumi, Kazumi Tateno, Inoue Kazumi, Kazumi Inoue, Fukuda Kazumi or Kazumi Fukuda is a Japanese singer and actor.

Her albums include ハートは戻らない, WHO'S GONNA COME?, GET DOWN!, TWIN, , YŪ's BEAT, Yū's BEST, BEAT LOVER, and .

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Hiroki Tōchi

Hiroki Tōchi (May 26, 1966 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Tōchi Hiroki or Hiroki Touchi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University's Department of Law and became affiliated with Office Kaoru. Tōchi is most known for his roles as Tatsuya Madoka / Bouken Red in the Super Sentai series GoGo Sentai Boukenger, and as Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Kai. He has also voiced a variety of other characters in anime such as Baki the Grappler, Naruto, and Fairy Tail. Alongside his voice work, Tōchi has also acted in various films and TV dramas, including the 2004 film Socrates in Love.

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Yasuhiko Kawazu

Yasuhiko Kawazu (January 21, 1966 Tokyo-) is a Japanese voice actor.

He graduated from Tokyo Announce Gakuin Performing Arts College and made his debut in 1989 as the voice of Joe Gibken in the TV anime "Hikari Sentai Maskman." Kawazu is known for his versatile vocal range and has lent his voice to a variety of anime characters, such as Hiei from "Yu Yu Hakusho," Sorata Arisugawa from "X," and Gyro Zeppeli from "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure." He also provides voices for video games, including Kazama Chikage from "Hakuouki" and Nobunaga Oda from "Samurai Warriors." In addition to his voice acting work, Kawazu has also served as a narrator for various documentaries and TV programs.

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Fantastic Plastic Machine

Fantastic Plastic Machine (July 6, 1966 Kyoto-) otherwise known as たなかともゆき, たなか ともゆき, 田中 知之, Tomoyuki Tanaka, FPM, The Fantastic Plastic Machine, Fantastic Plastic Mashine, Fantastitic Plastic Machine, Tanaka, Tomoyuki or 田中知之 is a Japanese , .

His albums: Fantastic Plastic Machine Best, P: International Standard: Luxury Remixes (EU), Sound Concierge #701: "Super Romantic", Sound Concierge #702: "Electric Heaven", There Must Be an Angel, Sound Concierge #403: "Air Conditioning", Les Plus, Imaginations, Sound Concierge #501: "Blanket" and Reaching for the Stars. Genres he performed include House music, Downtempo, Shibuya-kei, Trip hop, Big beat, Electronica and Neo-psychedelia.

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Kyôko Koizumi

Kyôko Koizumi (February 4, 1966 Atsugi-) otherwise known as Koizumi Kyoko, Kyon Kyon, Kyon-kyon, Koizumi Kyôko, Kyōko Koizumi, Koizumi Kyōko or Kyoko Koizumi is a Japanese singer and actor.

Discography: 木枯しに抱かれて, Otoko no Ko Onna no Ko, Nice Middle, KYON3〜KOIZUMI the Great 51〜, Today's Girl+7, Phantasien+2, afropia, BEAT POP+3 KOIZUMI KYOKO SUPER SESSION, N°17 and . Genres she performed include J-pop and Pop music.

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Shikao Suga

Shikao Suga (July 28, 1966 Shibuya-) also known as Suga Sikao, Suga Shikao, スガ シカオ or 菅止戈男 is a Japanese musician.

His most important albums: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume, ALL SINGLES BEST, TIME, The Best Hits Of Live Recordings -Thank You-, Smile, Sugarless, 4flusher, Sweet, FAMILY and Clover. Genres he performed: J-pop, Jazz, Funk, Pop music, Soul music, Pop rock, Smooth jazz and Funk rock.

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Yuki Saitō

Yuki Saitō (September 10, 1966 Minami-ku, Yokohama-) also known as さいとう ゆき, 斉藤由貴, Saitō Yuki, Isarai Yuki, いさらい ゆき, 小井 由貴 or Yuki Isarai is a Japanese actor, singer-songwriter, essayist, poet and author.

Her albums: , 白い炎, , Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa, Aozora no Kakera, Axia, Chime, The Special Series ~Yuki Saito~, TO YOU and .

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Kazufumi Miyazawa

Kazufumi Miyazawa (January 18, 1966 Japan-) also known as Miyazawa Kazufumi, みやざわかずふみ, Казуфуми Миядзава, Miyazawa, Kazufumi, MIYA or Miyazawa is a Japanese singer-songwriter.

Related albums: .

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Kohmi Hirose

Kohmi Hirose (April 12, 1966 Wakayama Prefecture-) also known as Komi Hirose is a Japanese singer, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and lyricist.

Her discography includes: Music D., Cardcaptor Sakura Original Soundtrack 2, The Best "Love Winters", ロマンスの神様, Groovy!, 愛があれば大丈夫, Making My Life Better, Harvest, rhapsody and Catch You, Catch Me/ヒトリジメ. Her related genres: J-pop.

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Kazue Itoh

Kazue Itoh (December 7, 1966 Seya-ku, Yokohama-) a.k.a. Nakagawa Kazue, Kazue Nakagawa or Kazue Itô is a Japanese actor and tarento.

Discography: .

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Jun Sasaki

Jun Sasaki (July 7, 1966-) also known as Sasaki, Jun is a Japanese , .

Genres he performed: Pop music, Soul music, Folk rock and Dance music.

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Hidehiko Hoshino

Hidehiko Hoshino (June 16, 1966 Fujioka-) a.k.a. 星野 英彦, Hoshino Hidehiko, ほしの ひでひこ, ほしのひでひこ, Hoshino, Hidehiko or Hide is a Japanese musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres: Rock music.

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Taiji Sawada

Taiji Sawada (July 12, 1966 Ichikawa-July 17, 2011 Saipan) a.k.a. Taiji or Sawada Taiji was a Japanese bassist and songwriter.

Genres he performed include Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock and Glam metal.

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Mamiko Takai

Mamiko Takai (December 28, 1966 Obama-) otherwise known as Takai Mamiko, Akimoto Mamiko or Mamiko Akimoto is a Japanese singer.

Her albums include , , , , , , , , and .

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Sayuri Kokushō

Sayuri Kokushō (December 22, 1966 Kanoya-) a.k.a. Sayuri Kokusho, Kokushou Sayuri, Sayuri Kokushou, Kokusho Sayuri, 国生 さゆり, こくしょうさゆり, こくしょう さゆり, Kokushou, Sayuri, 国生さゆり, 國生さゆり, こうだ さゆり, 甲田 さゆり or Sayuri Koda is a Japanese actor, singer and tarento.

Her albums: , Pep Talk, , , , , BALANCE OF HEART, Valentine Kiss, and . Genres she performed: J-pop.

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Noriyuki Higashiyama

Noriyuki Higashiyama (September 30, 1966 Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-) also known as Higashiyama-san is a Japanese actor and singer.

Genres related to him: J-pop.

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Yoshiharu Abe

Yoshiharu Abe (July 30, 1966 Yamagata-) is a Japanese musician and record producer.

Discography: , , RAIN, 44 Magnum, RAIN, G, and 44 Magnum.

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