Shinya was born on February 24, 1978, in Osaka Prefecture of Japan. He is known as the drummer of Japanese rock band Dir en grey and has been with them since their formation in 1997.
He has been in several rock bands since he was in high school, which made school life for him difficult, he couldn't even earn enough money from his part time job when he was in the band Siva. He later moved to Tokyo with Kisaki to join his band, Ruby. They both left the band later on and played in Haijin Kurobara Zoku, in which Kyo was already the vocalist. The three members left the band in 1995 to form La:Sadies. After the members of La:Sadies parted with Kisaki, Shinya, Die, Kaoru, Kyo and the new member, Toshiya, formed Dir En Grey in 1997.