Members of L'Arc~en~Ciel

Posted by Ami chan on Sunday, 9 October 2011

HYDE (Vocalist)


Real Name: Hideto Takarai 
AKA: Hyde, Haido, Doihachiro (Tetsu's nickname for him - the katakana for haido spelled backwards is doiha, and doihachiro means "mischievous" or something in Japanese.) 
Date of Birth: January 29, 1969 
Height: 158cm, but Hyde often wears heeled shoes to boost his height 
Weight: Some say 48kg (106 lbs), some say 58kg (128 lbs)I think 48kg is correct. 
Zodiac: Aquarius 
Birthplace: Wakayama, Osaka, Japan (Kansai dialect) 
Childhood dreams: manga artist, Kamen Rider 
Current Home: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan (rumored to own the entire 20th floor of a high-rise apartment building) 
Family: Wife (Megumi Oishi, married Dec. 25, 2000), Child (boy, born Nov. 11, 2003) 
Hobbies: sketching, smoking, drinking, inline skating, collecting blue glass products, playing video games, pool/billiards, snowboarding, reading horror novels 
Past Band: Kidies Bomb/Jerusalem's Rod (guitarist) 
Current Band: L'Arc~en~Ciel (since 1991) (lead vocalist, primary lyricist) 
Instruments: guitar, saxophone, drums, harmonica, tambourine  
Tattoo: two angel wings on his back 
Piercings: belly button, nipples, ears (back in indie days; by now his earring holes have closed up) 
Scars: down his neck (from a biking accident) 
Pets: crickets, possibly dog 
Food: hamburgers 
Drink: VITA Vitamin In 
Fruit: Watermelon 
Cigarette Brand: Cherokee, Philip Morris Super Light 
Colors: black, white, gray, the color of blood (red) 
Subject in School: Art 
Books: Stephen King novels, Harry Potter 
Word: fuck and batsuni
Music: GASTUNK, David Sylvian, Depeche Mode, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Radiohead, The Cranberries, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Avril Lavigne 
Composers: Ken, Jack Danger 
Manga: Monster, Nekojiru, Doraemon, Death Note 
Video Games: BioHazard (aka Resident Evil) 
Song from Dune: As if in a dream 
Song from Smile: Eien 
Song from Faith: Jesus Christ, Season's Call 


TETSU (Bassist)



Real name: Ogawa Tetsuya
Nickname: tet-chan
Date of birth : October 3, 1969
Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan
Position: bass and group leader (L'Arc~en~Ciel), vocalist (P'UNK~EN~CIEL)
Solo: tetsu, ex TETSU69 - vocalist, bass, guitar, bass (Creature Creature) 
Blood Type: A
Height: 168 cm
Weight: (?)
Family: mother, father and two younger sisters
Marital status : Married with Ayana Sakai on November 2007
Hobby : Cars,plastic models, Anime (Gundam, Evangelion…he likes Asuka from EVA) and shopping

Tetsu, is the leader and bassist of the Japanese rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel.
He also does backup vocals and has composed many of the band’s songs, including ‘Link’, ‘READY STEADY GO’, ‘finale’, ‘Driver’s High’, “Stay Away,” and ‘Pieces’.
Since 2001, he had solo work under the name ‘TETSU69’ (Number 69 is his birth year). As of 26 November 2006 he changed his solo name to tetsu. 
On December 1, 2009, he changed his stage name to Tetsuya.


KEN (Guitarist)




Real name : Kitamura Ken
Nickname : ken-chan
Date of birth : November 28, 1968
Place of birth : Osaka, Japan
Horoscope : Sagittarius
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 56 kg
Marital status : Married
Hobbies : Shopping, diving

In 1992, L'Arc~en~Ciel's tetsu, who he had been friends with in High School, asked him to join the band on short notice after their former guitarist Hiro left. He quit college where he had been studying archictecture to move back to Osaka and join.
During L'Arc's break periods, he participates in a no-frills rock band named SONS OF ALL PUSSYS (S.O.A.P.) under Danger Crue Records. Also, along with the bands he is participating in, it was announced that he would create a solo single and if that went over well, a future album full of his own compositions and works. This is to provide a creative outlet for him as an artist while maintaining his band commitments.


YUKIHIRO (Drummer)



Real name : Awaji Yukihiro
Nickname : Yukkie
Date of birth : November 24, 1968
Place of birth : Chiba, Japan
Horoscope : Sagittarius
Height : 165 cm
Weight : 48 kg
Blood Type : A
Marital status : Single

yukihiro was born on November 24, 1968 in Ichikawa, near Tokyo. His father is a company worker, and his mother is a kimono-wearing instructor. He has a younger sister.
yukihiro has stated that he had as ordinary a childhood as any other kid, never questioning his destined path of going to school, graduating to a university, and ultimately becoming a white-collar salaryman. But he loved music, both Japanese and American, from heavy metal to pop. He was also a good short-track athlete in junior high school. However, he was kicked out from his athletics club for his sabotaging of the daily training.
When he entered high school, he started to play the drums and immediately decided to be a professional rock musician. Once he made the decision, he told his parents that he was leaving school because it was of no use to him. His parents forbade this, thus he continued his education while devoting himself mostly to rock music.
During his university days (he left The Chiba University of Commerce), he joined Zi : Kill, one of the rising visual kei rock groups of the time.


Former Members
sakura – drums (1993–1997)
PERO – drums (1991–1992)
HIRO – guitar (1991–1992)

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