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About Hyde
Hyde (Pronounced in Japanese: Hai-do, or in English as "Hide", b. January 29, 1969, in Wakayama, Japan) is the lead singer for the Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. Since Hyde keeps his personal information secret, much about him is either unknown or unofficial (including his real name, which is rumored to be Hideto Takarai, and his birthdate). He joined L'Arc~en~Ciel in 1992 after leaving another band called Jerusalem's Rod whe...

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Hyde (Pronounced in Japanese: Hai-do, or in English as "Hide", b. January 29, 1969, in Wakayama, Japan) is the lead singer for the Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. Since Hyde keeps his personal information secret, much about him is either unknown or unofficial (including his real name, which is rumored to be Hideto Takarai, and his birthdate). He joined L'Arc~en~Ciel in 1992 after leaving another band called Jerusalem's Rod where he was the guitarist.
Hyde; photoshoot for pati pati magazine vol.227
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Hyde; photoshoot for pati pati magazine vol.227

In addition to being the lead singer and main lyricist of L'Arc~en~Ciel, Hyde has solo projects, as well as his own record label under Sony Japan called Haunted Records.

In 2000, Hyde married Megumi Oishi. they have one child together.

History

Solo history

After L'Arc~en~Ciel released the single 'Spirit Dreams Inside' in 2000, the band went on an unofficial hiatus as each of the members began work on solo careers. This was Hyde's debut as a solo artist. In October of 2001, Hyde released his first solo single, 'Evergreen'. After two more singles, 'Angel's Tale' and 'Shallow Sleep', Hyde released his first solo album, 'Roentgen', on March 27, 2002. An overseas edition featuring English lyrics was released in July of the same year.

After the expressive, artistic ballads of Roentgen, Hyde's next two singles, 'Hello' and 'Horizon', released June and November of 2003 respectively, returned to his rock roots. Hyde's second solo album, '666', was released on December 3, 2003. It provided a dramatic contrast to 'Roentgen' and the two albums became viewed as counterparts.

In 2003, Hyde starred alongside Gackt in the Japanese film Moon Child. In a duet as part of the project, Hyde and Gackt sang 'Orenji no taiyou'. The song was also released on Gackt's fourth full-length album, Crescent. In December of 2003, Hyde's song 'Shining Over You' from his 666 album was used as the commercial song for Namco's Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.
Hyde; in the role of Adam (2004)
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Hyde; in the role of Adam (2004)

In 2004, Hyde took on the role of the guitarist Adam in the movie Kagen no tsuki/下弦の月, a movie based on the popular manga by Ai Yazawa. The movie's theme song, The Cape of Storms, came from Roentgen.

L'Arc~en~Ciel revival

After a three-year hiatus, L'Arc~en~Ciel astonished their fans with a series of seven concerts titled "Shibuya Seven Days" in June and July 2003. At the conclusion, they announced a new album, Smile, which was released in March, 2004.

In the summer of 2004, L'Arc~en~Ciel had their North American debut (as part of their 'Smile' tour) in Baltimore, Maryland, at Otakon. The concert was viewed as a triumphant success, with a crowd of 12,000 fans.

L'Arc~en~Ciel's next album, Awake, was released in June of 2005. It was accompanied by a Japanese Awake tour in August of the same year. During this tour, Hyde created controversy with his costumes, which were obvious social commentaries. A second, larger tour titled "Asia Live 2005" was held shortly thereafter. The single Link was released in July of 2005.

Return to solo work

In the summer of 2005, Hyde composed the music for the song Glamorous Sky. The song was used in the movie Nana, another film based on a popular manga by Ai Yazawa. The song was sung by fellow Japanese artist Mika Nakashima and the lyrics were written by Ai Yazawa. In August, Hyde and his solo band performed the song on Music Station with Mika Nakashima, Hyde being on guitar.

The single Countdown was released on October 5th 2005, with a tracklisting including Japanese & English versions of the song Countdown made for the Japanese release of the movie Stealth and also a special rock version of Evergreen (originally from Roentgen).

Later that month, Hyde hosted "Halloween of the Living Dead", a three-night event held at Club Citta on October 29th, 30th & 31st. Each night featured performances by Hyde himself, a guest artist/band and Jack-O-Latern. Artists/bands who took part in the Halloween performances are Monoral, UVERworld, Olivia Lufkin, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, Yasu (of Janne Da Arc), & Mika Nakashima. The group Jack-O-Latern consisted of Hyde and the group Monoral playing many Halloween favorites such as the Ghostbusters theme.

Starting in January 2006, Hyde's single Season's Call was used as the second opening theme to the anime show Blood+. This single was released on February 2, 2006. Hyde's album, "Faith", was released on April 26th, 2006.

International career

"Faith" was accompanied by a five-month tour with many locations in Japan, some exclusively open to members of his fanclub.

After signing on with Tofu Records as a solo artist, a US debut concert was scheduled as part of the Faith tour, which was held at Slim's in San Francisco, California on July 5, 2006. Tickets for the event went on sale online at 1 p.m. EST on April 2, 2006 and sold out in an astonishing three minutes. The second round of sales was held April 9, also online, and also sold out quickly.

Soon afterward, rumors began circulating in the fan community of a second concert, to be held at House of Blues in Anaheim, California, on July 2. The rumors remained unconfirmed for a week before the event was announced officially. Like the San Francisco venue, the second concert also sold out, as did two more US events.

The overseas version of "Faith" was released on June 27, 2006 and included a bonus DVD featuring music videos for both "Countdown" and "Season's Call".

Hyde also made a brief appearance at the Tofu Records booth at Anime Expo 2006 in Anaheim, California on July 1 for a Q & A panel.

Following the completion of the "FAITH" tour, a DVD of the concerts was announced and is scheduled to be released November 8th, 2006.

Support Band
K.A.Z. (Guitar)
Furuton (Drums)
Hiroki (Bass)
JIN (Keyboard)

[B]V.A.M.P.S.[/b]
In 2008, Hyde and K.A.Z. will be performing together during concerts and will name themselves V.A.M.P.S. close

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  • Posted by kinbarineko · 10,293 Jpops · 9 shares · 7 months ago  
    kinbarineko

    Happy Birthday Hyde (。◕ ∀ ◕。)

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  • Posted by luciful · 52,045 Jpops · 57 shares · 7 months ago  
    luciful

    Happy Birthday, Hyde!

  • Posted by AoiAquella · 397 Jpops · 1 shares · 11 months ago  
    AoiAquella

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  • Posted by NicoleCoelho · 117,178 Jpops · 93 shares · 11 months ago  
    NicoleCoelho

    His voice is one of the best in world :moved:

  • Posted by Kaorooi · 3,184 Jpops · 51 shares · 12 months ago  
    Kaorooi

    <3
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  • Posted by ParisaWong · 37,533 Jpops · 20 shares · 1 year ago  
    ParisaWong

    new image~ will he actually grow old? :D hyde chan.... daisuki!
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  • Posted by ParisaWong · 37,533 Jpops · 20 shares · 1 year ago  
    ParisaWong

    hyde chan... see u on Sunday! :D
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  • Posted by fasyachan · 538 Jpops · 1 year ago  
    fasyachan

    Hyde-san!!!! why do i love love love love love love love love you sooooo much!!! kyaaaa~~~ >////<)/

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    Kisaky

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    kinbarineko

    so wonderful! <3
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    ParisaWong

    so gorgeous~~~~ <3
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    ParisaWong

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  • Posted by ParisaWong · 37,533 Jpops · 20 shares · 1 year ago  
    ParisaWong

    hyde chan.... really miss you~ another World tour~~~ please~ :D
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  • Posted by AoiAquella · 397 Jpops · 1 shares · 1 year ago  
    AoiAquella

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  • Posted by ParisaWong · 37,533 Jpops · 20 shares · 1 year ago  
    ParisaWong

    hyde chan~~~ miss you already! another world tour ne? ;)
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About Hyde

Real nameHideto Takarai
Gendermale
Birthday29 January, 1969
Main occupationsinger (active)
Official websitehttp://www.hyde.com/
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  • Rank
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  • In news
    12
  • Houses sold
    29
  • Forum posts
    154
  • Lyrics
    173
  • Albums
    4
  • Singles
    7
  • Events
    0
  • Videos
    19

Hyde in detail

  • General
  • bloodtype
    O
  • marital-status
    Married
  • birthplace
    Wakayama, Japan
  • debut
    October 2001
  • debut
    October 2001
  • family
    Wife & son
  • languages
    Japanese and English
  • Appearance
  • height
    161 cm
  • weight
    48 kg
  • tattoos
    angel wings on his back and stems with thorns on both arms
  • Preferences
  • religion
    Christian
  • favorite-food
    Soba
  • favorite-color
    Black and Grey

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