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About Gackt
Gackt Camui (ガクト; but most often written in Latin alphabet) is a Japanese songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. He began his rise to fame fronting the band Malice Mizer.

Childhood

Gackt Camui was born in Okinawa, Japan, on July 4th (year unknown, although there is speculation he was born in the year 1973). He has an older sister and a younger brother. Although his mother's vocation is unknown, Gackt has stated on more than one occasion that ...

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About Gackt
Gackt Camui (ガクト; but most often written in Latin alphabet) is a Japanese songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. He began his rise to fame fronting the band Malice Mizer.

Childhood

Gackt Camui was born in Okinawa, Japan, on July 4th (year unknown, although there is speculation he was born in the year 1973). He has an older sister and a younger brother. Although his mother's vocation is unknown, Gackt has stated on more than one occasion that his father was a jazz musician that played the trumpet.

Gackt was a rambunctious child and enjoyed doing dangerous things. At seven years of age while swimming off the coast of Okinawa, he nearly drowned. After his near-death experience, Gackt claimed the ability to see the dead and speak with deceased family members. His family did not take it seriously but as three years passed, Gackt began to feel uncomfortable with the dismissive treatment and perceived himself as an outsider.

Contrary to popular belief, Gackt has not been institutionalized for claiming to possess a sixth sense. When he was ten, however, he collapsed and was hospitalized for an unknown gastrointestinal problem. According to his autobiography, he was isolated for an extensive amount of time in a pediatric ward of a hospital for extremely sick children. This was a very difficult time for him, as what few friends he had the opportunity to make died soon afterwards from terminal illnesses. He became mentally imbalanced and was denied release. Desperate to escape what he felt was a prison, Gackt imitated his doctors until he was released.

Musical education

When Gackt was three, his parents initiated his classical piano education. By age seven, he had grown tired of the piano lessons his parents forced him to attend and rebelled. Gackt fought with his teacher until when he was finally allowed to quit at eleven years of age.

Gackt's competitive streak drove him back to the piano at 14 when he realized how skilled one of his friends was. As a result, he began learning to play instruments that deviated from the classical standards of music, eventually focusing on contemporary rock. After many years of having no real interest in his parent's classical lessons, his competitive nature made him want to master the piano.

Malice Mizer

Gackt's musical career started when he became the drummer for Cains:Feel. He had started singing when Cains:Feel's guitarist YOU (who later became the guitarist for GacktJOB) jokingly put him up to it. He took on the task and continued with voice lessons. He was approached by Mana, who asked him to join the visual kei band Malice Mizer in 1995 as vocalist and pianist. His style at that point was considerably darker and more gothic than that of his work during his solo career.

His induction into Malice Mizer marked a new period for the band's musical and visual style, which became brighter, more romantic, and began to incorporate elaborate costumes and scenery onstage. Along with a change in style, the band's popularity also increased and they managed to secure a major record label contract. Along with this increase in popularity however, the differences between the band members became greater. Gackt mentioned in his autobiography he wanted to participate in creating music for the band, rather than just singing and writing lyrics. There were other rumors involving affairs with the management that have, as of yet, been unsubstantiated. Gackt left Malice Mizer shortly after their last major single, "Le Ciel," was released and disappeared completely from the media for about 8 months.

Solo career

After leaving Malice Mizer, Gackt started his solo career in 1999 backed by "GacktJOB," initially consisting of You (violin/rhythm guitar), Yukihiro "Chachamaru" Fujimura (lead guitar/effects), Masa (rhythm guitar), Ren (bass), Toshi (drums), Yosh (choreographer/dancer), and Igao (keyboards). GacktJOB later added Ryuichi Ryu Nishida and Ju-ken. His official fanclub is named DEARS.

Masa parted abruptly with GacktJOB accompanied by Toshi in early 2002 to pursue solo activities following the release of "Another World," the first single for Gackt's "Moon" Album. Although Masa has continued his own solo career, Toshi still occasionally provides percussion for Gackt in the studio. For live appearances and the majority of studio recordings, Ryuichi Ryu Nishida has otherwise taken Toshi's place.

Bassist Ren announced during Gackt's "Jougen no Tsuki" tour during the summer of 2003 that he would be taking a break. Later that year, Ren posted assurences to fans on his blog that he would not be leaving GacktJOB permanently but wanted to return less inundating indies scene with his own band, LiN Clover for a while.

Throughout the first and second quarters of 2004, magazine shoots were conducted only with the remaining four members until a TV appearance in March which featured a new bassist. This was later revealed to be Ju-ken, who has been GacktJOB's bassist since then.

Despite often being labeled as "pop", few of his songs can be clearly said to belong to that genre. Gackt's music is characterized by a wide variety in musical styles which can range from heavy rock to romantic ballad. Traditional instruments are often used to accentuate electric guitar, piano, and other modern instruments. For these reasons, it is difficult to clearly assign Gackt's music to a specific genre.

Other Projects

S.K.I.N.
On May 25, 2007, the formation of the supergroup S.K.I.N. was announced which, including Gackt, consists of fellow pop/rock artist Miyavi, former Luna Sea guitarist Sugizo and X Japan co-founder Yoshiki. The group gave its debut performance at the Anime Expo convention in Long Beach, California on June 29, 2007 and plans to release an album. close

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  • Posted by GoingCRAZYLOL · 2,159 Jpops · 5 shares · 4 weeks ago  
    GoingCRAZYLOL

    Happy Birthday Gackt!お誕生日おめでとう❢(^_^)
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  • Posted by 0SilentSacrifice0 · 10,022 Jpops · 39 shares · 4 weeks ago  
    0SilentSacrifice0

    Happy Birthday!!! <3 <3 <3 Still as young as everrrr.

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  • Posted by ImpressionateReality · 36 Jpops · 2 months ago  
    ImpressionateReality

    Words cannot express the voice that Gackt posesses *O*

  • Posted by 0SilentSacrifice0 · 10,022 Jpops · 39 shares · 3 months ago  
    0SilentSacrifice0

    Perfection. <3
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  • Posted by NicoleCoelho · 116,590 Jpops · 93 shares · 10 months ago  
    NicoleCoelho

    So talented :moved:

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  • Posted by KanonCamui · 1,056 Jpops · 1 year ago  
    KanonCamui

    Happy Birthday. *____*

  • Posted by NicoleCoelho · 116,590 Jpops · 93 shares · 1 year ago  
    NicoleCoelho

    Happy Birthday Gackt :D <3

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  • Posted by Sanaz · 130 Jpops · 1 year ago  
    Sanaz

    Happy Birthday My best <3<3

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    Dear GACKT !! You are my best and beautiful happened in my life ~ with love and best wishes for you<3 <3 :kiss: :kiss:

  • Posted by Sanaz · 130 Jpops · 1 year ago  
    Sanaz

    <3 <3 <3 <3
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  • Posted by lovevisualkei · 3,066 Jpops · 1565 shares · 1 year ago  
    lovevisualkei

    大好きです!

  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    ASianInvasion

    gackt <3 amazing

  • Posted by furubashi · 1,241 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    furubashi

    愈々ガックトさんは北川恵子と一緒に新ドラマで撮影頂きますね。。其れは凄いな~ガックトさんとドラマの役なんては偉いですね~.. soon, gackt will play arole in a drame with kitagawa keiko ! its realy amazing , as playing a role in an drame is rare for him

  • Posted by stefyap · 345,544 Jpops · 3935 shares · 2 years ago  
    stefyap

    REMOVED - SPAM

  • Posted by asahi · 505 Jpops · 588 shares · 2 years ago  
    asahi

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  • Posted by ShindouHikaru · 7,503 Jpops · 7 shares · 2 years ago  
    ShindouHikaru

    Happy B-Day Gackt!

  • Posted by SmilidonRed · 18,741 Jpops · 32 shares · 2 years ago  
    SmilidonRed

    happy Bday Gackttttt!!!!!!!!!!! <3 >.< >.<

  • Posted by NicoleCoelho · 116,590 Jpops · 93 shares · 2 years ago  
    NicoleCoelho

    His birthday? :o
    More and more success! :moved:

  • Posted by Novembergirl41 · 205 Jpops · 11 shares · 2 years ago  
    Novembergirl41

    Happy birthday Gackt!!

  • Posted by Adry · 455 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Adry

    Happy Birthday, Gakuto! ◕‿◕

  • Posted by stefyap · 345,544 Jpops · 3935 shares · 2 years ago  
    stefyap

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About GACKT

Real nameGackt Camui
Gendermale
Birthday4 July, 1973
Debut12 May, 1999 (active)
Main occupationsinger (active)
Official websitehttp://gackt.com/
Official TwitterGACKT
Official Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/...
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  • Rank
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    110
  • Houses sold
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  • Forum posts
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  • Lyrics
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  • Albums
    15
  • Singles
    42
  • Events
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  • Videos
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GACKT in detail

  • General
  • bloodtype
    A
  • marital-status
    divorced
  • birthplace
    Okinawa, Japan
  • languages
    English, Chinese, and a little French and Korean
  • Appearance
  • weight
    60 kg
  • waist
    27 inches
  • shoe-size
    25.5cm
  • eye-color
    black
  • height
    180 cm
  • Preferences
  • favorite-parfume
    Platinum Egoiste
  • favorite-motto
    I don't want to win I just don't want to lose.
  • favorite-color
    black, white
  • favorite-drink
    italian white wine Gavi de Gavi, tea, vodka
  • favorite-food
    kimchi, spaghetti, egg salad
  • Personality
  • personality
    Competetive
  • specialties
    Tae kwon Do

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