Japanese guitarist who has found fame as a longtime member of the visual kei metal band Dir En Grey. He is known for being the group's primary composer.
Before the formation of Dir En Grey, he was a member of the rock band La:Sadie's, which included future members of Dir En Grey.
He has been endorsed by ESP Guitars and has used more than a dozen of the company's instruments.
He has been married.
He is joined by fellow guitarist Die in Dir En Grey.