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Aoi (the GazettE)'s bio

Aoi (the GazettE)

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Aoi (the GazettE)'s Bio

Aoi (葵), born as Shiroyama Yuu (城山 優) on January 20th, 1979 in Mie, Kansai (we suspect in Matsusaka), is best known as the rhythm guitarist of popular JRock band, the GazettE.

He was born in a small city in the Mie prefecture of the Kansai region. He was raised in a complete family of two parents, an older sister, and an older brother.
From a young age (middle school) he decided on being a guitarist/rockstar after hearing the records of X Japan (I b...

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Aoi (葵), born as Shiroyama Yuu (城山 優) on January 20th, 1979 in Mie, Kansai (we suspect in Matsusaka), is best known as the rhythm guitarist of popular JRock band, the GazettE.

He was born in a small city in the Mie prefecture of the Kansai region. He was raised in a complete family of two parents, an older sister, and an older brother.
From a young age (middle school) he decided on being a guitarist/rockstar after hearing the records of X Japan (I believe his hero was Hide). In a family where both his parents had to work to sustain a family (rare occurance in Japan), following his dreams was difficult.
According to an interview, Aoi's older brother gave him an electric guitar once. However, he didn't know it was broken until he lugged his mother out a few hours away to buy an amplifier and plugged it in. Reportedly, he "Just sat there in the middle of the room and cried". When his mother yelled at his brother for such "heinous deeds", that's when his brother reluctantly gave him an acoustic guitar.
Since then, Aoi learned to master the instrument by learning songs from ear, receiving primitive instructions from his brother's cover-band bandmates, and teaching himself. In his band, the GazettE, he is the acoustic guitar player.

In 2002, Aoi was recruited into his current band (the GazettE) along with Yune, a drummer, from their disbanded visual band, Artia. At that time, he and Yune decided that GazettE would be their last visual kei band if nothing works out.

In 2003 as a side-note, Yune did leave the band and was replaced by a new drummer, Kai.

In 2010, Aoi created an official Twitter account.

In 2011, after so many successful years with the GazettE, Aoi (and Ruki) joined the PS Carnival as a semi-solo artist with his "new band" (temporary) bon:cra-z (or better known as Aoi with bon:cra-z).

On August 3rd of 2011, he deleted his Twitter account for unknown reasons, but returned with a Facebook as well as a Twitter on the day of their 10th anniversary, March 9th/10th, 2012 (discretion due to time difference).

Aoi is very good friends with the members of other bands like Chiyu (SuG), Mizuki (Sadie), Kazuki (ScReW), Hitsugi (Nightmare), and others. According to his Twitter, Aoi stays up late to drink with his friends often and eats out all the time. close

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  • Posted by Bellasmatte · 100,661 Jpops · 238 shares · 3 months ago  
    Bellasmatte

    I love the caption to this <3
    http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss36/SBrown7367/Gifs/aoi-nlsbdisk2_1-1.gif

  • Posted by nekomiminatsumi · 43,259 Jpops · 2 shares · 5 months ago  
    nekomiminatsumi

    Aoi is one of the most talented guitarists ever!! :moved:
    http://31.media.tumblr.com/e33db996567b6b301521e95008aeaa71/tumblr_n1y5i4rTcR1se99rio1_500.jpg

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 8 months ago  
    lheijhoy

    happy 12 years of GazeRock!! ♥。◕‿◕。♥
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiUHjNqCAAAjtuX.jpg

  • Posted by MidnightBlue · 10,323 Jpops · 10 shares · 9 months ago  
    MidnightBlue

    Oh Happy Birthday Aoi-san! XD I hope you have another great year full of music and happiness!

  • Posted by disneylandpirate · 1,200 Jpops · 11 shares · 9 months ago  
    disneylandpirate

    Happy Birthday Aoi :D

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4637092749903136&pid=1.7

  • Posted by CalledPlanfanatic · 4,170 Jpops · 21 shares · 9 months ago  
    CalledPlanfanatic

    Happy birthday to you Aoi-san!! ^^ I hope you have a blast today~ you deserve it!

  • Posted by FallenAngels · 7,468 Jpops · 5 shares · 9 months ago  
    FallenAngels

    Happy birthday Aoi-kun !!!

  • Posted by Bellasmatte · 100,661 Jpops · 238 shares · 9 months ago  
    Bellasmatte

    Happy Birthday Aoi-san :) <3

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 9 months ago  
    lheijhoy

    doesn't look 35.. <3 ~ happy birthday to you Aoi-san!!
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/p480x480/7280_795400313807989_1442627759_n.jpg

  • Posted by nekomiminatsumi · 43,259 Jpops · 2 shares · 10 months ago  
    nekomiminatsumi

    Aoi is going to be on the cover of the new Rock and Read magazine this month! :D I can't wait to see more pictures and read the translated interview as well ^^ He is so handsome *v* http://japan-discoveries.com/images/magazine_rock%20and%20read_051_the%20gazette%20aoi_00.jpg

  • Reply by FallenAngels  
    FallenAngels

    Omi g! i saw this and just died. Hes hall all my favorite guitars

  • Posted by Bellasmatte · 100,661 Jpops · 238 shares · 11 months ago  
    Bellasmatte

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y408/Angelica_Yoshi_Berglund/tumblr_moxi42gX4H1qbkeito5_500_zps5acb985b.gif

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 12 months ago  
    lheijhoy

    http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af1/ikutamizza/1382374_579369755456822_875936000_n_zps310cf9c5.jpg

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 1 year ago  
    lheijhoy

    alluring eyes :crazy:
    http://static.tumblr.com/83e29aa8242c6bc3343c876d1719f6cc/f0cawaa/TiXmqe5ly/tumblr_static_aoi61.jpg

  • Posted by nekomiminatsumi · 43,259 Jpops · 2 shares · 1 year ago  
    nekomiminatsumi

    My favorite guitarist and my idol ;www; <33 Love you so much! XD Aoi always makes me feel better when i'm sad and I always wish the best for him and the other Gazemen too! >< Keep rocking on! ^~^ I'll do my best to become a good guitarist like you ^^ http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3546/3336070197_3ba98535ba_z.jpg

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 1 year ago  
    lheijhoy

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/4faba7a31bd264c9fd519a352c26df36/tumblr_mrvwofSVjH1ruidl2o3_250.gif

  • Posted by disneylandpirate · 1,200 Jpops · 11 shares · 1 year ago  
    disneylandpirate

    http://images.ados.fr/1/divers/the-gazette/photo/hd/0425307042/1349178f8b/the-gazette-gif-aoi-3-big.gif
    http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk112/NikaAnuk/The%20Gazette/aoi2-1.gif
    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/025/1/8/aoi_the_gazette_by_terito0-d380kva.gif

  • Posted by Bellasmatte · 100,661 Jpops · 238 shares · 1 year ago  
    Bellasmatte

    Aoi, you are one very dark mysterious man that I never really get. When I think I get you, you do or say something and then I feel "I don't get him at all". You are funny, sexy and just lovable! <3

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y408/Angelica_Yoshi_Berglund/1044181_672040819478042_1627869860_n_zpsc81ab9cf.jpg

  • Posted by lheijhoy · 810 Jpops · 35 shares · 1 year ago  
    lheijhoy

    kissu :kiss:
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/51716a374a8a1e459798c9f0288bcea0/tumblr_mp1f483L0b1r346nmo2_500.gif

  • Posted by ukeyutaka · 9,684 Jpops · 1 year ago  
    ukeyutaka

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrock_photos/3336070197/
    Aoi you are one amazing guitarist and you look good with or without makeup and your one fine hunky guy <3 ya always Aoi:)

About Aoi (the GazettE)

Real nameShiroyama Yuu (城山 優)
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Birthday20 January, 1979
Main occupationmusician (active)
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Aoi (the GazettE) in detail

  • General
  • bloodtype
    A
  • marital-status
    Single
  • birthplace
    Mie, Kansai
  • languages
    Japanese, Kansai-ben, and two other dialects
  • family
    Mother, father, older sister, older brother
  • Appearance
  • weight
    55kg
  • tattoos
    None
  • shoe-size
    26
  • height
    171cm
  • eye-color
    Brown
  • Preferences
  • favorite-websites
    Twitter
  • clothes-style
    Very "rock"-like
  • favorite-drink
    Asahi Super Dry, Coffee
  • most-loved-things
    Guitar playing, surfing
  • ideal-women
    Good at cooking and gentle, a healing person
  • dream
    To become No.1
  • favorite-music
    X Japan, hide, Mika Nakashima, and a lot of others (
  • favorite-color
    Black, white, grey
  • favorite-parfume
    Davidoff, Sculpture, Bvlgari
  • favorite-food
    "It's rice!" (though I suspect it's Teriyaki chicken)
  • hobbies
    Napping, Composing, Guitar solos, Smoking, Marumen
  • favorite-brands
    Froid Tiedeur, Peace Maker, ESP, Bvlgari, Vivienne Westwood, DOLCE & GABANNA, Armani, Frontier Doll
  • Personality
  • strong-point
    None
  • personality
    Eccentric
  • weak-point
    Bad sleeping & waking habits
  • specialties
    Staying up late

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