Japanese musicians born in 1973

Here are 50 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1973:

Hiromitsu Agatsuma

Hiromitsu Agatsuma (July 27, 1973 Ibaraki Prefecture-) also known as Agatsuma, 上妻宏光 or Agatsuma, Hiromitsu is a Japanese , .

His discography includes: Beyond, BEAMS ~ AGATSUMAII, AGATSUMA, En and 蒼風.

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Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano (November 27, 1973 Yokohama-) otherwise known as Tadanobu Satô, Sato Tadanobu or Tadanobu Satō is a Japanese actor, musician, film director, singer and film score composer. His children are called Himi Sato and Sumire Sato.

Discography: CRY&LAUGH.

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Rie Miyazawa

Rie Miyazawa (April 6, 1973 Nerima-) also known as Miyazawa Rie, 宮沢 りえ or みやざわ りえ is a Japanese model, actor and voice actor.

Her albums: NO TITLIST, Chepop, , , , , , , GAME and GAME.

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Reiko Takagi

Reiko Takagi (November 26, 1973 Osaka Prefecture-) also known as Takagi Reiko is a Japanese singer and voice actor.

She got her start in the entertainment industry as a member of the J-pop group Lemon Angel, before transitioning to voice acting. Some of her notable voice acting roles include Kaolla Su in "Love Hina," Kanae Sumida in "Koe no Katachi," and Tae Shimura in "Gintama." In addition to her voice acting work, Takagi has also released several solo singles and albums over the years. She is represented by the talent agency, Aoni Production.

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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro (October 11, 1973 Taipei-) a.k.a. Kaneshiro, Takeshi, Jincheng Wu, Gam-sing Mo, Chin-cheng Wu, Wu Jincheng, Aniki, Kaneshiro Takeshi, Wu Chin-cheng, Mo Gam-sing, Wu Jin-cheng, Gam1sing4 Mou5, Jīnchéng Wǔ, Wucheng Jin, Aniki Jin, Kam Shing Miu, Takashi Kaneshiro, Gam Sing-Mo or Jin Cheng-Wu is a Japanese actor and singer.

Kaneshiro was born to a Taiwanese mother and a Japanese father in Taiwan, but he moved to Japan at a young age. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese and English. He began his acting career in the early 1990s, starring in Asian films such as "Chungking Express" and "Fallen Angels" directed by Wong Kar-wai.

Kaneshiro gained widespread recognition throughout Asia in the early 2000s, with starring roles in films such as "Turn Left, Turn Right", "House of Flying Daggers", and "Red Cliff". He has won several awards for his acting performances, including Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in "Perhaps Love".

In addition to his acting career, Kaneshiro has also released several albums as a singer, with his music spanning multiple genres including J-pop, Mandopop and Cantonese pop. He has also served as a spokesperson for numerous brands and products, including Prada and Coca-Cola.

Despite his fame and success, Kaneshiro is known for his low-key and private lifestyle, rarely discussing his personal life in interviews or public appearances.

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Rie Eto

Rie Eto (September 29, 1973-) a.k.a. Eto Rie is a Japanese singer.

Her albums: Tenshi no hohoemi.

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Akiko Nakagawa

Akiko Nakagawa (December 1, 1973 Sapporo-) also known as Nakagawa Akiko, Nakagawa Akico or Nakagawa, Akiko is a Japanese voice actor.

Her discography includes: .

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Ryoko Shinohara

Ryoko Shinohara (August 13, 1973 Kiryu-) otherwise known as Shinohara Ryoko, Shinohara, Ryoko, Ryoko Ichimura, Ichimura Ryoko or Ryôko Shinohara is a Japanese singer, actor and tarento.

Her albums: Sweets -Best of Ryoko Shinohara-, 恋しさと せつなさと 心強さと, , , , a place in the sun, , RYOKO from Tokyo Performance Doll, BLOW UP and someday somewhere.

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Yuko Nakazawa

Yuko Nakazawa (June 19, 1973 Fukuchiyama-) a.k.a. 中澤裕子, 中澤ゆう子, Yuuko Nakazawa, Nakazawa Yuuko, Nakazawa Yuko, なかざわ ゆうこ or Yū-chan is a Japanese singer and actor.

Her albums: Karasu no Nyoubou, , Odaiba Moonlight Serenade, , Dai 1 Shou, , Junjou Koushinkyoku, , Shanghai no Kaze and . Genres she performed include J-pop and Enka.

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Yumi Kakazu

Yumi Kakazu (June 18, 1973 Saitama Prefecture-) a.k.a. Kakazu Yumi is a Japanese voice actor.

Her albums: Sister Princess ~Nijūnin No Tenshitachi~.

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Ami Onuki

Ami Onuki (September 18, 1973 Machida-) otherwise known as Ami Ohnuki, Onuki, Ami or Ami Kobashi is a Japanese singer.

Her albums: . Genres: J-pop, Pop rock, Power metal and Punk rock.

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Yuki Masuda

Yuki Masuda (February 9, 1973 Atami-) a.k.a. Masuda, Yuki is a Japanese voice actor.

Her most important albums: ずっと君のそばで.

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Kōsuke Toriumi

Kōsuke Toriumi (May 16, 1973 Chigasaki-) also known as Toriumi Kōsuke, Tori-chan, Tori-san, ToriKou, Toriumi Kousuke, Kohsuke Toriumu, Kousuke Toriumi, Koshsuke Toriumi or Kohsuke Toriumi is a Japanese voice actor.


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Noriko Ogawa

Noriko Ogawa (July 20, 1973 Tachikawa-) a.k.a. Shigemi Tanimoto is a Japanese singer and actor.

Discography: , , , , , , , , and .

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Tomoko Kaneda

Tomoko Kaneda (May 29, 1973 Yokohama-) also known as Kaneda Tomoko is a Japanese voice actor, singer and radio personality.

Her albums include Azumanga Daioh Character CD Vol.1 Chiyo Mihama, TVアニメ『Myself;Yourself』キャラクターソング Vol.5 織部麻緒衣, BLEACH BEAT COLLECTION 3rd SESSION:05 -NEL TU- and .

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Mitsuki Saiga

Mitsuki Saiga (June 12, 1973 Saitama Prefecture-) a.k.a. Saiga Mitsuki is a Japanese voice actor, singer and actor.

Her albums: Yubisaki Milk Tea drama CD, Atmosphere and Luster.

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Katsuyuki Konishi

Katsuyuki Konishi (April 21, 1973 Wakayama-) otherwise known as Konishi Katsuyuki or 小西 克幸 is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

His most well known albums: , and .

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Eri Fukatsu

Eri Fukatsu (January 11, 1973 Oita-) also known as Fukacchan, Rie Mizuhara, Rie Takahara, Mizuhara Rie or Takahara Rie is a Japanese actor and singer.

Her albums: .

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Makiko Ohmoto

Makiko Ohmoto (February 1, 1973 Kurashiki-) also known as Makiko Omoto, Makiko Oomoto, Makiko Ômoto or Omoto Makiko is a Japanese voice actor.

She is most famous for her role as Kirby, the titular character in the Kirby series of video games. She has also provided voice acting for many other anime and video games, including the Pokémon series, Super Smash Bros., and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. Ohmoto has received several awards for her voice acting, including the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 4th Seiyu Awards in 2010. She is known for her versatile voice, which can range from cute and childlike to mature and sophisticated. Outside of voice acting, Ohmoto is involved in various charitable organizations, including the Kōbe earthquake relief efforts in 1995.

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Shinobu Nakayama

Shinobu Nakayama (January 18, 1973 Koganei-) a.k.a. Nakayama Shinobu is a Japanese singer and actor.

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

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Takashi Sorimachi

Takashi Sorimachi (December 19, 1973 Urawa-) a.k.a. Takashi Noguchi, Noguchi Takashi or Sorimachi Takashi is a Japanese actor, singer and model.

His albums include Poison and BEST of BEST.

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Rieko Miura

Rieko Miura (September 1, 1973 Nakano, Tokyo-) also known as Miura Rieko, Yuki Nakanoshima or Nakanoshima Yuki is a Japanese singer, model and actor.

Her albums: , , , , , , , , and . Genres she performed: J-pop and Pop music.

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Azusa Senou

Azusa Senou (April 3, 1973 Atsugi-) also known as Senou, Azusa or Azusa Seno is a Japanese singer, model and actor.

Her albums include , , , , Crystal Eyes, , I miss You, , and . Genres she performed include J-pop and Pop music.

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Maki Miyamae

Maki Miyamae (January 16, 1973 Tokamachi-) also known as 宮前真樹 or Miyamae, Maki is a Japanese singer.

Her albums: and . Her related genres: Pop music.

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Daisuke Hirakawa

Daisuke Hirakawa (June 4, 1973 Niigata-) also known as Daisuke Hiragawa or Hirakawa Daisuke is a Japanese voice actor and singer.

His most well known albums: Identity, , , and Free! -Eternal Summer- キャラクターソング 05.

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Rumi Shishido

Rumi Shishido (November 6, 1973 Naka-ku, Hiroshima-) a.k.a. Shishido Rumi, Shishido, Rumi or Run Run is a Japanese singer, voice actor, actor, tarento, songwriter, singer-songwriter, illustrator and camera operator.

Her discography includes: Rumi Roll and . Her related genres: J-pop.

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Natsue Yoshimura

Natsue Yoshimura (August 19, 1973 Japan-) is a Japanese singer.

She started her music career in the early 1990s when she won a national singing competition in Japan. In 1993, she released her debut single "Ijiwaru na Kiss", which quickly became a hit and helped establish her as one of the rising stars of J-pop. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Yoshimura continued to release a string of successful singles and albums, becoming one of the most popular female artists in Japan.

In addition to her music career, Yoshimura has also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to characters in several anime and video games. She has also made a name for herself as a television personality, appearing on a number of variety shows and talk programs in Japan.

Throughout her career, Yoshimura has won numerous awards and accolades for her music and contributions to Japanese pop culture. Despite taking a break from music in the late 2000s, she remains an influential and beloved figure in the Japanese entertainment industry.

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Daisuke Sakaguchi

Daisuke Sakaguchi (October 11, 1973 Kashiwazaki-) also known as Sakaguchi Daisuke is a Japanese voice actor.

His most important albums: Bravo Christmas 3.

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Hyo-sei (April 21, 1973 Chiba Prefecture-) a.k.a. Kumiko Yokote, Erena Kaibara, Yokote Kumiko, Yokote, Kumiko, Hyōsei or Kaibara Erena is a Japanese voice actor and singer.

Discography: Sister Princess ~Nijūnin No Tenshitachi~.

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Miho Yamada

Miho Yamada (November 11, 1973 Yokohama-) also known as Yamada Miho or 山田 美穂 is a Japanese voice actor.

She is affiliated with the talent agency HaikaraWalker, and has lent her voice to a wide range of anime characters, including Haruka Shinozaki from "Kiss Him, Not Me," Fumi Higashi from "Sweet Blue Flowers," and Ai Haibara from "Detective Conan." In addition to her voice acting work, Miho Yamada has also performed as a singer, having released various character songs and albums. She has won several awards for her voice acting, including the "Best Supporting Actress" award at the 16th Seiyu Awards. Outside of her entertainment career, Yamada is also an ambassador for the city of Yokohama, where she was born.

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Eiji Takemoto

Eiji Takemoto (March 7, 1973 Yamaguchi Prefecture-) otherwise known as Hidefumi Takemoto, Hidehumi Takemoto, Takemoto Eiji, Takemoto Hidefumi or Takepon is a Japanese voice actor.

He is affiliated with the talent agency, Aoni Production. Takemoto started his voice acting career in the early 2000s and has since voiced numerous characters in various anime series and video games. Some of his notable roles include Haruo Yoshikawa in "High Score Girl", Kenta Hirono in "Diamond no Ace", Tartaglia in "Genshin Impact", and Bruno Bucciarati in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind". In addition to voice acting, Takemoto has also worked as a narrator and radio personality.

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Tomohito Nishiura

Tomohito Nishiura (February 13, 1973-) a.k.a. Nishiura, Tomohito is a Japanese film score composer and composer.

His albums include Dark Cloud Original Soundtrack, Rogue Galaxy Premium Arrange, Dark Chronicle Original Sound Tracks, Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and . Genres he performed: Video game music.

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Ryōta Komatsu

Ryōta Komatsu (October 30, 1973 Tokyo-) also known as Ryōta Komatsu, Komatsu, Ryōta, Ryôta Komatsu, KOMATSU Ryota or Ryota Komatsu is a Japanese musician and film score composer.

His albums include . Genres he performed: Tango music.

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Hanako Oshima

Hanako Oshima (October 7, 1973 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Ōshima Hanako is a Japanese singer and songwriter.

Her albums include . Genres: J-pop.

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Tokuyoshi Kawashima

Tokuyoshi Kawashima (February 8, 1973 Tokyo-) a.k.a. 川島 得愛 or Kawashima Tokuyoshi is a Japanese voice actor.

He is affiliated with the talent agency 81 Produce and has voiced a variety of characters in anime, video games, and drama CDs. Some of his notable roles include Kiyotaka Ishimaru in "Danganronpa", Mira Yurizaki in "Dimension W", and Shikorae in "Tokyo Ghoul:re". Kawashima has also performed in stage plays and provided voiceovers for commercials and documentaries. In addition to his voice acting career, he is also known for his work as a singer, with several of his songs being featured in anime and video games.

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Yukie Maeda

Yukie Maeda (October 14, 1973 Japan-) is a Japanese voice actor.

She is well-known for her work in anime, voicing characters such as Nina Purpleton in "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory," Ritsuko Akagi in "Neon Genesis Evangelion," and Waver Velvet in "Fate/Zero." In addition to voice acting, Maeda has also worked as a stage actress and singer. She has performed in various productions, including musicals based on popular anime franchises such as "Sailor Moon" and "Naruto." Outside of her entertainment career, Maeda is known for her philanthropic work in the areas of education and disaster relief.

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Hirofumi Nojima

Hirofumi Nojima (April 16, 1973 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Nojima Hirofumi, Yuji Nojima or Nojima, Hirofumi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

He is affiliated with the talent agency Aoni Production. Nojima has lent his voice to numerous anime, video games, and drama CDs. Some of his notable roles include Susumu Kodai in the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and 2202 anime, Hajime Aoyama in the Samurai Flamenco anime, and Kyle in the Black Butler: Book of Circus anime. He has also appeared in live-action dramas, such as Detective Conan and One Missed Call. In addition to his voice acting work, Nojima has also worked as a scriptwriter for anime series such as Fate/Prototype and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School.

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Hikari Tachibana

Hikari Tachibana (September 18, 1973 Osaka Prefecture-) is a Japanese , .

Hikari Tachibana is a renowned Japanese manga artist and illustrator. She is best known for her work on the manga series named "Maken X Another". She has been active in the manga industry since 1996 and has contributed to various other manga series such as "Hana to Yume", "Bessatsu Margaret", and "Comic ZERO-SUM". Her manga works are popular for featuring strong female protagonists with a unique blend of action, adventure, and drama. In addition to her manga work, Tachibana has also provided illustrations for several light novels including the series "Seikai no Senki" and "Full Metal Panic!" and has gained a reputation for her excellent character designs. She continues to be a prominent figure in the Japanese manga industry and has inspired aspiring manga artists all over the world.

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Kentarō Kobayashi

Kentarō Kobayashi (April 17, 1973 Kanagawa Prefecture-) also known as Kobayashi, Kentaro is a Japanese comedian, dramaturge, mangaka, actor and theatre director.

He gained fame in Japan as part of the comedy duo, "Rahmens," in the 2000s. Besides comedy, he is also known for his work as a theatre director, adapting classic plays for a modern audience. Kobayashi also gained recognition for his work as a dramaturge for the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but was later dismissed for making a Holocaust joke in a performance in the past. In addition to comedy and theatre, he is also a talented manga artist, with his work appearing in various publications. In recent years, he has also taken on acting roles in both TV dramas and films.

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大槻真希 (May 11, 1973 Sabae-) a.k.a. おおつきまき, Otsuki Maki, おおつき まき, Ootsuki Maki, Maki Otsuki or Ootsuki, Maki is a Japanese singer and songwriter.

Discography: Stories, Rock 'n' Roll Love Letter, LIVELY,DEADLY ~Singles+One~ and memories. Genres related to her: Music of Japan and J-pop.

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Yoko Ishida

Yoko Ishida (October 7, 1973 Niigata-) also known as Ishida Yoko, 石田耀子, 石田よう子 or Ishida, Yoko is a Japanese singer.

Her albums include Takaramono, OPEN YOUR MIND - Chiisana Hane Hirogete, OPEN YOUR MIND - Chiisana Hane Hirogete, all of me, Aka no Seijaku, 幸せのいろ, Hyper Yocomix, Mecha Max, Para Para Max, Volume 2 and Hyper Yocomix 2.

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Gackt (July 4, 1973 Okinawa Prefecture-) also known as Gackt C., Gackt Camui, 神威楽斗, かむい がくと, 神威 楽斗, ガクト, かむいがくと, がくと, GACKT. C, GACKT or Gackt Kamui is a Japanese actor, model, author, singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, voice actor, film score composer and film producer.

His albums include , , Love Letter, REDEMPTION, DIABOLOS, , Metamorphoze, BLACK STONE, Love Letter and Arittake no Ai de. Genres he performed: Alternative rock, Pop music, Pop rock, Pop punk, Hard rock, Alternative metal, Rock music, Art rock, Baroque pop, Symphonic rock, Neo-progressive rock, Folk rock, Visual kei, Classical music, Crossover, J-pop, Electronic music, Electronic rock and Synthpop.

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Bonnie Pink

Bonnie Pink (April 16, 1973 Kyoto-) also known as Kaori Asada or BONNIE PINK is a Japanese singer, songwriter, composer, musician and singer-songwriter.

Her albums include Thinking Out Loud, Water Me, Pink in Red (BONNIE PINK LIVE 2003 "Tonight, the Night" at AKASAKA BLITZ), A Perfect Sky, LOVE IS BUBBLE, So Wonderful, Last Kiss, Private Laughter, Tonight, the Night and re*PINK. Genres she performed: J-pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Indie rock, Downtempo, Pop rock, Blues rock, Soul music, Rock music, Urban contemporary, Blues and Alternative rock.

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Toshiyuki Yasuda

Toshiyuki Yasuda (March 28, 1973-) is a Japanese , .

His related genres: Shibuya-kei.

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Shinji Orito

Shinji Orito (July 30, 1973 Hyōgo Prefecture-) also known as 折戸伸治, 折戸 伸治 or Orito, Shinji is a Japanese composer.

His albums: Ma-Na, Humanity... and Circle of Fifth. Genres he performed: J-pop and Techno.

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Kaori Mizumori

Kaori Mizumori (August 31, 1973 Japan-) a.k.a. Yukiko Ōde, Ōde Yukiko or Mizumori Kaori is a Japanese singer.

Her discography includes: , and .

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Ai Kobayashi

Ai Kobayashi (May 25, 1973 Adachi-) also known as Kobayashi Ai is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

She made her debut as a voice actor in 1995 and has since voiced various characters in anime, video games, and drama CDs. Some of her notable roles include Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon, Ritsuko Mukae in Sakamichi no Apollon, and Minoa Asagaya in Animegataris. In addition to voice acting, Kobayashi has also appeared in TV dramas and films, such as the live-action adaptation of the manga Nobunaga Concerto. She is affiliated with the talent agency, Pro-fit.

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Takeshi Abo

Takeshi Abo (January 17, 1973-) is a Japanese , .

His albums: CHAOS;HEAD Original Soundtrack, STEINS;GATE 8bit, Ever17 Soundtrack, , Ever17 ~the out of infinity~ Sound Collection, Ever17 -the out of infinity- Premium Edition SoundTrack, Never7 ~the end of infinity~ Sound Collection, Yume No Tsubasa Sound Collection, and .

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Kanako Itō

Kanako Itō (March 28, 1973 Utsunomiya-) also known as いとうかなこ, Itoukanako or Itou Kanako is a Japanese singer.

Her albums include Find the blue, fake me, escape, A.R. / Star-Crossed, A Wish For The Stars, キミと夜空と坂道と, F.D.D., スカイクラッドの観測者, Fetishism Ark and 追想のディスペア. Genres related to her: J-pop.

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Goro Inagaki

Goro Inagaki (December 8, 1973 Itabashi-) a.k.a. Inagaki Goro, Inagaki, Goro or Gorô Inagaki is a Japanese actor, singer, voice actor and musician.

His albums include Wonderful Life and If You Give Your Heart. Genres he performed include J-pop.

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