Sakurai Atsushi (櫻井 敦司) born March 7, 1966 in Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture, is the vocalist for the Japanese rock band BUCK-TICK since 1985. He also was a member of Schwein with Hisashi Imai, Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM) and Raymond Watts (also known as PIG).
In 2004, Sakurai Atsushi released his first solo album, Ai no Wakusei (愛の惑星; Planet of Love), which featured tracks written by musicians such as Wayne Hussey of The Sisters of Mercy and the Mission UK, J. G. Thirlwell (Foetus), CUBE JUICE, My Way My Love, Raymond Watts, Cloudchair (Jake of Guniw Tools), Masami Tsuchiya, and the remake of a 1992 collaboration with Clan of Xymox. 2004 also saw his acting debut, performing the starring role in Ryuhei Kitamura's short film Longinus. He released a book of his poetry and lyrics called Yasou (夜想; Nocturne) in 2004.