kagerou (蜉蝣) was a Japanese Visual Kei-themed rock band. kagerou formed in September of 1999 by vocalist Daisuke, and bassist MASAYA, soon to be joined by guitarist Yuana. After their time on record label Loop Ash, in 2000 kagerou transferred to label Lizard inside of Free-Will. After having gained great popularity among the Japanese Visual Kei audience, they went abroad in 2005; playing in Germany and France.
At the live of September 16, 2006, at Liquid Room Ebisu, they stated their disbandment. Their comment on the 19th on their official site states it took place on January of 2007, after a final tour in late October & November. On December 27th, 2006 they released a final greatest hits album entitled shinjuka.
Daisuke (大佑) – Vocals – He writes all the lyrics for kagerou. His previous bands include Le'Cheri and Fatima, in which he was the drummer. Daisuke is known for his audience interaction such as stage diving. He was the vocalist of The Studs after the disbandment of Kagerou until he passed away on 15 July, 2010.
Yuana (ユアナ) – guitar – He writes the majority of the band's songs and is an amazing guitarist. His past bands include Sweet Hallucination, and Alicia where he was known as "Ewana". He is currently the guitarist of Boogieman, a relatively new Visual Kei band, and STEREO.C.K.
kazu – bass guitar – His past bands are Research in which he was went under the pseudonym "Kazunori", and Aioria under "Kazutake". After Kagerou he played in dim my division, the god and death stars and STEREO.C.K.
Shizûmi (静海) – drums and percussion – His past bands are Mitre Cure and Melusine.
Masaya – bass guitar – He left in 2000 and joined Kar'Maria. He then retired and left the music industry.
Kuya – bass guitar – Kuya joined Kagerou in January, 2001 and subsequently left in August to join Guiche.
Kagerou are a band in the Japanese Visual Kei style, which is characterized by its obscure and androgynous look. Although Kagerou used less make-up and wore simplified stage outfits in comparison to most Visual Kei bands, they were still considered a Visual Kei band.
Kagerou means "mayfly" in Japanese. Mayflies can be as old as three years. However, when mayflies reach their adulthood, their life span varies from two hours to three days. This short life span relates to Kagerou's vocalist Daisuke. Daisuke has suffered from heart related problems since infancy. Each day there is a chance his heart will give up. So like the adult mayfly his life span can be very short.