Depapepe is the transliteration of the Japanese name (デﾊﾟﾍﾟﾍﾟ) for the acoustic guitar musical duo of Takuya Miura (三浦拓也) - Depa (born April 5th, 1983) and Yoshinari Takuoka (徳岡慶也) - Pepe (born on July 15th, 1977). The duo formed in 2002.
They released three indies before their major debut, which collectively reached sales figures of about 100,000.
They made their major debut in 2005 with their album “Let’s Go!!!”, and ranked within the top 10 of Oricon’s Instrumental Artist Debut Chart.
The band’s name was cobbled together by combining the Japanese word for overbite, ‘deppa’, because of Miura’s overbite, and the name of Takuoka’s previous band ‘DERUPEPE’.
Contrary to a popular rumor circulating among their fans, the two guitarists are not brothers.