The GazettE

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the GazettE (ガゼット, Gazetto) is a Japanese visual kei-based rock band formed early in 2002, currently signed to Sony Music Japan's VVV Records.

Alternative metal, Hard rock, Punk rock
Years active
2002 – present
Matina (2002 - 2003), King Records (2005 - 2010), PS Company (2003 - present), CLJ Records (2006 - present), Sony Music Records (2010-present)


2002: Conception and early work The foundations of the band began with Ruki (vocals), Reita (bass), and Uruha (guitar). After being involved with other bands in the visual scene, the trio decided that the GazettE would be their last band. They recruited Aoi (guitar) and Yune (drums) from disbanded visual band Artia and so began the GazettE in January 2002.

Originally signed to Matina, they released their first single, "Wakaremichi", and a video release on April 30, 2002. They re-released Wakaremichi and the video release in June of the same year. By September, they had released "Kichiku Kyoushi (32sai Dokushin) no Nousatsu Kouza" and their second PV release. In October they played their first one-man live. On Christmas, the 5-song compilation 妖幻鏡moon including the Gazette's song "Yougenkyou" was released.

 2003: New drummer and Cockayne Soup In early 2003, Yune decided to leave the band, and he was replaced by Kai. Shortly after, they signed with the PS Company label and in May, released their first EP, Cockayne Soup. They started their first tour, with the band Hanamuke, and along with the tour, the bands collaborated on two songs. A second tour followed with the band Vidoll, and the bands were featured together on the November issue of Cure, a magazine focusing on Visual Kei bands.

In early December they played a co-headlining show with Deadman. On December 28 they performed at Fool's Mate magazine's Beauti-fool's Fest which was later released on DVD.

2004: Disorder On January 16, 2004 they recorded a solo performance at the Shibuya-AX, which was released on DVD as Tokyo Saihan -Judgment Day-. On March 30, 2004 they released their Madara mini-album, which reached #2 on the Oricon Indie Charts. Madara was followed in May by a companion DVD, which included six music videos and an in-the-studio documentary. The same month, the GazettE was featured in Shoxx magazine's Expect Rush III, a catalogue of independent Visual Kei artists. A second live DVD, Heisei Banka, was released in August. During September and October they toured with fellow PS Company bands Kra and BIS. Their debut album, Disorder, was released in October and made it to the top 5 of the indies Oricon Daily Charts.

The band spent the remainder of 2004 and 2005 touring extensively, releasing Gama, another mini-album, in August.

 2005-2006: Nil and Nameless Liberty Six Guns In 2005, the band released their first major label single, Cassis, in December.

Starting 2006 with a name change—from Japanese characters to a romanized script—they released Nil, their second full-length album, on February 8, 2006, and embarked on another Japanese tour, ending at the venue Nippon Budokan. That July, The Gazette performed at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany, their first show outside of Asia. The concerts were arranged in conjunction with the AnimagiC anime and manga convention.

 2007-2009: Stacked Rubbish and DIM Three more singles were released followed by another studio album, Stacked Rubbish on July 4, 2007. It reached #2 on the Oricon charts within a day from the release. The album debut was followed by a promotional tour from July through September. In October, The Gazette embarked on their first European tour, performing in England, Finland, France, and Germany.

A single named "Guren" was released on February 13, 2008, which landed a #1 spot on the Oricon Charts. It was announced that a new DVD would be released in August, and a new single Leech in Autumn 2008 , which also landed a #1 spot on the Oricon daily charts.

The Gazette accomplished a one man tour through all of October called "From the Distorted City," referencing to the song "Distorted Daytime" in their single "Leech," which portrays Tokyo as a "distorted city," in terms of the society and political crisis sweeping over Japan.

On November 15, 2008, The Gazette hosted their first secret show in Shinjuku Station. Originally, around two-hundred fifty people were to be anticipated, but instead, over seven thousand attended, the most in the band's history. Due to the amount of people on the streets, the police were forced to shut it down after two songs.

On January 3, 2009, The Gazette performed alongside their fellow bands signed to the PS Company label to celebrate the record label's tenth anniversary, where they announced they would release a new single called "Distress and Coma", which was preceded by a seventh-anniversary performance on March 10 at Makuhari Messe Convention Hall.

The band released their next full-length studio album, "Dim" in the summer, followed by another Japan-wide summer tour starting in July, for which the tour's final show was held at Saitama Super Arena.

On October 7, 2009, they released their new single called "Before I Decay". On December 24, The Gazette held a Christmas eve live to close out the year called [A HYMN OF THE CRUXIFIXION].

2010: Transfer to Sony Music Records On March 2010, the band embarked on "THE END OF STILLNESS" fan club only tour.

After the fanclub tour, the band then announced another single and a live tour, which is named "TOUR10 NAMELESS LIBERTY SIX BULLETS" starting in July with two consecutive nights at the Nippon Budokan. On August 4, 2010, they will also release a DVD of the band's ten promotional videos (aptly titled FILM BUG II). Among all of these events, the band has announced that they would be transferring from King Records to Sony Music Records, with the release of their seventeenth single "SHIVER", which would also be the opening theme song to the Sony anime series Kuroshitsuji II scheduled to be released on July 21, 2010.

Musical style

the GazettE's musical style varies greatly, but it is generally thought of to be a form of rock music while delving into the genres of heavy metal like "Ogre" and alternative metal like "Taion" and "The Invisible Wall". Songs like "Silly God Disco" and "Swallowtail on the Death Valley" feature a funk rock sound, while songs like "LEECH" and "Hyena" feature a hard rock sound. Other songs like "Maggots", "Discharge" and "Headache Man" dwell into heavier forms of music, in particular, metalcore. the GazettE also uses a wide range of synthesized sounds during their songs, including female voices, shown in songs such as "Filth in the Beauty," and "Leech". the GazettE utilizes various tunings to achieve different atmospheres and style of music. They originally used standard tuning but overtime have shifted into 1 step down and are now currently using Drop B as their primary tuning.

Within all their heavy work, The Gazette has also produced a number of ballads, including "Nakigahara,", "Reila", "Guren", and "Cassis".


Matsumoto Takanori AKA Ruki

Real name: Matsumoto Takanori (松本 たかのり)
Birthday: 1-02-1982 (28)
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type: B
Height: 162cm ('5"3)
Piercings: 5 on the right ear
Colors: purple, red, black, silver
Hobbies: shopping, rental
Brand: Pink Dragon
Cigarette: Marlboro Menthol Light
Family: Parents, older brother
Animals: dog chihuahuas, cat
Previous Bands: Mikoto, Ma'die Kusse, Kar+te=zyAnose

Lots of Fun Facts about Ruki

- Ruki has a chihuahua named Koron [Heresy blog and other interviews]

- Ruki didn't finished school. He just leaved the school when he was in middle of the last year.[Fool’s Mate I.S. No. 003 – April 2009]

- Ruki has a strawyberries trauma. Whe he was a kid he loved strawberries, but in one of his birthdays, he ate a lot of strawberries and went wrong. (I mean something like a stomachache) and in that day happened a fire too, so since this incidents he don't eat strawberries anymore. (xD) [Beath Shuflle and another interviews]

Distress and Coma PV recording was on Ruki's birthday in 2009. [Manager Blog]

- When Ruki was a drummer in his previous band, he was something like the "girl" of the band. (reffering to his visual) [Fool’s Mate I.S. No. 003 – April 2009]

- Ruki artistic name would be Rukia, but someone already had this name, so he decided to put "Ruki" 'cause he think it was cute. [Fool’s Mate I.S. No. 003 – April 2009]

- Ruki studied in a private school, because of that he couldn't dye his hair, so when he was on vacations, he always dyed his hair with exuberant colors like pink, blond... [Make on Holyday]

- Ruki is a Kiyoharu's fan [Heresy blog]

- In one live his shoe was badly tied, so his shoe flew to the audience and he was making signs to the audience give his shoe back! [Make on the Holyday].

- Ruki had column problems since young, then he had to operate it in the first year of middle school.[SHOXX vol. 139 - Setembro/2004]

- Ruki wanted to be a tatto maker. [Fool’s Mate I.S. No. 003 – April 2009]

- When Ruki and Reita met , they both had pink hair , and they talked about what they use to dye their hair.
He mailed Reita before he dyed his hair blond , then Reita wanted blond too so he mailed Ruki to know what product he used to take the pink out.

-Ruki hates that Reita trashes his house ,when comes to him.

- Ruki said he'll never get married [ i don’t believe him, as this is from an old interview]

For all that stuff about Ruki being disowned by his parents, that was true, as was the fact that Ruki's father disowned him. But... when Gazette started becoming popular, Ruki's father and he has seem to made up. Actually, Ruki said that when he calls home, his father would try to guess Gazette's new song, but he guesses wrong. As for the interview... it was a televised interview... "Hey! Hey! Hey!" and it was the Filth in the Beauty era... exact date unknown. ^^'

And he had another Chihuahua some times ago , his name was Sabu-chan~

REILA is Ruki’s ex-girlfriend Who commited sucide (Ruki always crying if singing this song)

NIGHTMARE : Ruki's nearly been killed by a cat

- he is very self conscience

- he hates showing chest

- he hates his sun spots/beauty marks, and he tries to cover them as much as he can.

- he had a pretty rough childhood

- his parents where kind of the equivalent of nazi's

- he use to as a child wake up in the middle of the night, grab his head phones, and plug them into the tv and watch horror films while his parents where asleep.

- his first favorite horror film was Child's Play

- his older brother was into X japan and luna sea and when no one was home, lil ruki use to play thier songs.

- designs jewelry sometimes
- current pet is Mr. Squidge, a cat. (rofl ^^)
- wore his bother's hand-me-downs

- parents and family wanted him to be a 'good child' so they made him always busy in school and at home with lessons

- was grounded and beaten frequently by his parents for his misbehavior

- use to skip classes that he did not like

- was in a private elementary school

- made a promise that if the GazettE where to break up it would be his, reita's and uruha's last band

- was hurt by an ex-girlfriend long ago (find the lyrics to zetsu, or zakurogata no yuutsu, and you will understand)

- he ate food that fell off the table as a kid

Ruki likes to eat frankfurters (these are the sausages in hot dogs in case people weren't sure)

- likes to try new things

- very, very talkative

- when things get hard or diffucult, he just wants to run and hide away. (aaww ><)

- steals other members cigarette's when he has none

- makes bad lies about being somewhere, where he definatly isnt!
- paints the stripes on his neck because he's self-conscious about his jawline
- charming point is temple
- hates it when people are mean to tourists
- Use to work at Denny's

- Rolls around on Uruha's bed, to make Uruha laugh.
- doesn't like acting like an adult, ie. "this is how adults fight!! {when manager and kai where fighting}"
Gambler$ ~ A brand of clothing Ruki likes to wear

Takashima Kouyou AKA Uruha

Real name: Takashima Kouyou
Birthday: 9-06-1981 (29)
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood Type: O
Height: 177cm ('5"8)
Weight: 62kg (136Lbs)
Colors: purple, grey
Hobbies: billiard, pachinko, bowling, soccer
Brand: PPFM, Dokomo
Cigarette: Marlboro Menthol Light
Family: Parents, two older sisters
Animals: dog, polar bear, penguin, domestic duck
Previous Bands: Karasu, Ma'die Kusse, Kar+te=zyAnose

Lots of  Fun Facts about Uruha

- Whe he was a child, he was called "Shima"

- In an interview, Uruha said he stopped smoking.

- Uruha accidentally dropped his apartment keys in a manhole while he was taking a walk one day before his birthday. [Arena 37 - November 2008 and other interviews]

- He tried to practice snowboarding. [Neo Genesis vol 32]

- Uruha said he often goes to drink with Shin and Akiya from Kagrra, [Pre PSC Tour 09 - Music Japan+]

- Uruha has a "pet plant" named Pakira-chan [Uruha blog]

- Once he went to see Mötley Crüe with Kai. [Arena37C Special vol.56]

- When he moved to Tokyo, one of the most important things that he brought with him was his washing machine [Uruha's Handbook]

- His sister told him he looks like Hideaki Takizawa, and he was very happy about it.

- Uruha is obsessed by Rookies manga and forced Reita to read it too. [FC blog]

- When bothered with something, he drink rum and listen Rock. [FC blog]

- In his blog he once presented an iPod device which you can strap to your arm, so you can go jogging with it and it will not only play music but also count the calories you burn or something. It showed that he ran for 30 minutes - and he also explained he could therefore drink two beers. [FC blog]

- When he was little he often hid under his mom's skirt [100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- If he has to be somebody else in the band, he would be Kai to make lunch boxes to the others. [100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He always have Coke in his fridge [100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Sleeps in T-shirts and boxers[100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Drinks sport drinks on stage [100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Once he was chased by a yakuza [100QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He thinks champagne is too low [RCE Bonus Disc]

-He just have one acoustic guitar which was bought recently... he's used rented before. [RCE Bonus Disc]

- His first guitar was a Horizon- Grass Rots, black when he was still in the high school. It was a parent’s gift. [RCE Bonus Disc]

-He learned guitar watching band videos with friends. [RCE Bônus Disc]

His favorite animals are domestic ducks, penguins, dogs and white bears (I think that's a polar bear)

He loves to challenge people on his gameboy advanced

He hates eating olives

Uruha has a total of nine piercing, five on his left ear and four on his right ear

He used to work at a vegetable shop

His favourite colours are grey and purple

He also likes to go bowling

Homesickness ~ Sometimes, when on tours or away from home, poor little Uruha-chan suffers from homesickness

Mars ~ Uruha wants to migrate to Mars

Presents ~ Uruha once said that receiving presents from fans is very important to him

Teasing ~ Uruha said that teasing Kai is popular among the members

Uruha like Sugizo(Luna Sea)

Vodka ~ Uruha loves to drink Smirnoff...he's a vodkaholic

Uruha sleeps until someone wakes him up (but he hates being woken up). But if no one does, he won't get up. He's glued to his bed.

Occasions: If it's a tour, Kai will wake him up because he's the only one awake.

If it's normal day, Reita calls him.

He drinks soymilk. he just drinks it every morning. And Reita gets irritated because he thinks Uruha is showing off when he does that.

Depends on what they're doing, but Uruha tends to sometimes sleep during the day when he's not doing anything. Like in studio or something. And if he's not sleepy, he'll:
a. Bring in games to play or play with others
b. Bring a dvd to watch

After a good days work, he goes to a family restaurant to eat

-he admits this is bad, but if he can't get to sleep, he'll drink a bit and then he can go to sleep

-he hates it when people ignore him on purpose

he actually doesn't really like it when he has to show his thighs

- is a proud uncle (he has 2 nephews)

- thinks he looks smart in glasses

- hates being ignored when he is talking

- looks at the person on the inside before he judges on them

- he was made fun of in school because of his lips

- used to work in a grocery store

- met reita through soccer club/team at school

- fights with reita over food

- when sleeping over at the others places, he usually steals their beds, making them sleep on the floor or couch.

Shiroyama Yuu AKA Aoi

Birthday: 20-01-1979 (31)
Birthplace: Mie
Blood Type: A
Height: 171cm ('5"6)
Weight: 55kg (121Lbs)
Colors: white, black
Hobbies: Composing, guitar solos
Brand: Peacemaker, Frontier Doll
Cigarette: Marlboro Menthal
Family: Parents, older brother, older sister
Animals: dog, cat
Previous Bands: Mervilles, Artia

Lots of Fun Facts about Aoi

- He can speak 3 dialects. [Shoxx - December2003]

- His favorite season is Winter. [ Shox - December 2003]

- Sleeps with T-shirt and Jersey pants. [ Shoxx - December 2003]

- Aoi wanted to be a carpenter if he weren't a musician o_ov [Shoxx - December 2003]

-Aoi worked in a Convenience store and a Wedding Hall. [Shoxx - December 2003]

-In school he was good in home economy and was part of the baseball club. [ShoxX Bis N.1 - December 2003]

- Once he fell of the stage and accidentaly hit the face of a fan. He apologized in the blog about that. [Old Blog of the band]

- When he was in Fukuoka, he felt familiar with the dialect 'cause Fukuoka's dialect is quite similar with Kansai's dialect. [Old blog of the band]

-He went to SUMMER SONIC in 2006 (Is a festival of two or three days that happens simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka with international and national bands.) Aoi couldn't buy what he wanted 'cause the products were all sold out and he couldn't see Metalica too. (He was looking forward to it! Poor Aoi) [Old Blog of the band]

- Take great care of his own equipment, but his house is a mess, as Reita said. [FOOL'S MATE - April 2006] (the interview is old, maybe things have changed...)

- Ruki said that when they went o Hawaii, Aoi went to surf alone. [FOOL'S MATE - April 2006]

- When he was on school, he liked to do kendo, surf and play. [FOOL'S MATE - April 2006]

- He got interested by guitar 'cause his older brother played in a cover band. One day he found a X Japan CD and heard "Kurenai". So he wanted learn and borrowed his brother acoustic guitar. His brother got tired of him playing in his room and gave him a guitar, but it was broken. That's why he had to buy his first guitar. [ESP Guitars Artists Series]

- He worked as a newspaper delivery. [Neo Genesis vol. 17]

- Started to surf when he was 18 years old and bought a car. The brother of his girlfriend also surf, so, sometimes he borrowed his surfboard. At that time, he worked in a pub at night and surf in the morning. [Neo Genesis vol. 17]

- He was dating when decided to go to Tokyo, but she didn't go with him. They broke up. Went to Tokyo only with a bag, guitar and 5.000 yen. [Neo Genesis Vol.17]

- The place where he gets more inspired to compose melodies and lyrics is in his bath. [PSC 10th Anniversary Book]

- Liver near the train line. [Aoi's Blog]

-He and Uruha delay to decide who is going to record first. (In single and album's recordings) [Aoi's blog]

- Recently, he finally bought a new handphone. [Aoi's Blog]

-Aoi 葵 means "hollyhock flower"...

-He has a radio program, called 'Hollyhock Radio on FM AICHI

- he admitted his very first memory is about a place they often went out with his relatived to dinner [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- as a child he wanted to be a bike racer [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- most of the members told him that he's like a fox [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He said he's rival is his father [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- His favorite pick up line: I like you! (in his dialect) [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- habit: playing with his sideburns [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He said there's no food he doesn't like [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He said he doesn't have a fridge O.o - I just can't believe it [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Stage drink: water [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Liked type: Someone he can laugh with/ disliked type: A tempre mental person [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He totally afraid of ghosts, he doesn't really like places which looks like there's one. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- After lives he always gargle [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He would tell his girlfriend if she doesn't look good.:) [musiQ vol13]

- He doesn't want a girl who's always next to him 24/7. He prefers independent women and has to have a job, and be strong - willed. :D [musiQ vol13]

- At his parents' place there's everything about Gazette (magazines, posters, his mom collects all of these stuffs) [musiQ vol13]

- Aoi loves his stomach. He said when he goes back to his parents there are always a lot of food, and it makes him very happy. (And we all know he still couldn't get over the fact, when they were in Germany, there weren't any food in the backstage, and he bothered Reita to go out to eat - Reita's radio)

- He said all the members are quite shy in the band [musiQ vol13]

also, he did surf, and he could swim about kilometres in the sea, and when he was young , he did this daily.

when he was teenager , he was very lazy...[ and now it's hardworking, that's awesome]

he decided to come to Tokyo, when saw the performance of some VK band, and thought he could much better. next day, he was on train to Tokyo. he had to break up with his girlfriend when came to Tokyo, and he said that he realizes : that girl didn't deserve him.

he doesn't watch tv at all.

His favourite season is winter

Aoi has two lip piercings (although he normally only wears on lip ring), one piercing on his right ear and two on his left ear
Luna Sea ~ The band that influenced all of the Gazette members...apart from Aoi...because he said lots of bands have influenced him
Runny nose ~ On stage, Aoi always checks to make sure he doesn't have a runny nose =3
Sideburns ~ Aoi has a habit of playing with his x]

- has a belly button ring
- the oldest member in gazette
- he likes Vivenne Westwood
- got kissed by Uruha during the Yokohama live.
- has to sleep on the guest bed when he goes home to visit his parents

- he wears the clothes that fans send him
- he wanted to be a pro motorcycle driver when he was younger

- does kendo.
- he likes to play video games
- started playing the guitar because of his brother
- likes surfing
- loves strawberries
- is very courteous to anyone who visits his house (ie. offers drinks, food, etc)
- strongest subject in school was Home Economics.
- his favorite colors are black and white
- uses mouthwash after lives.
- stopped dying his hair after being in gazette for a while
- often smokes
- likes to drink coffee

- he speaks Kansai-ben
- he was in a baseball club at school
- compares himself with a fox.

- favorite phrase; '' No. ''
- wears Bvlgari cologne
- likes to wear dangly stuff during lives because it gives him more energy
- says a lot of 'mmmm...' and 'nn...'s when he speaks.
- is a meticulous planner, scheduler and likes to adhere strictly to his daily schedule

- Aoi loves Mika Nakashima. He listens to her songs whenever he feels sad.

Suzuki Akira AKA Reita

Real name: Suzuki Akira
Birthday: 27-05-1981 (29)
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood Type: A
Height: 172cm ('5"7 1/3)
Weight: 55kg (121Lbs)
Colors: purple, red, white
Hobbies: watching movies
Brand: Cropped head, Lock
Cigarette: Mild Seven Lights
Family: Mother, grandmother, older sister
Animals: parrot
Previous Bands: Karasu, Ma'die Kusse, Kar+te=zyAnose

Lots of Fun Facts about Reita

- Reita was born in 27th May, in Kanagawa. [Shoxx December 2003]

- His blood type is A. [Shoxx December 2003]

- Whe he was a kid, was called by "Ue-chan" [Shoxx December 2003]

- Sleeps with underwear. [Shoxx December 2003]

- Reita dreamed he was the vocalist and he was singing with Ruki in a twin vocal. (xD) [Shoxx December 2003]

- Reita worked in a Bread shop and Sweets shop. [Shoxx December 2003]

- He doesn't like vegetables! [Shoxx December 2003]

- He thinks the best animal to represent him: cheetah [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- The most stubborn one in the band.[100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS and RCE Bonus Disc]

- He would be Aoi for one day, because he can speak 3 dialects. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He doesn't really likes Kai's cooking (once he said it's to sweet to him) [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He always have Barley tea and pudding in his fridge. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He said the biggest mischief he gotten into was he threw rubbish under Ruki's bed. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Stage drink: Sport drink or something like that [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Preferred type: Someone to settle down with, a devoted, giving, kind, feminine person. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Doesn't like vulgar persons. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- If he could choose if he should be a man or a woman in his next life, he would man again, because female relationships seem to be messed up to him. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Once he quit smoking, but after one year he got back to it again (Radio Jack with Reita)

- His nephew was once attacked by crows (Reita- Radio Jack)

He has a Harley and likes to drive it

- He's TV junkie

- He believes in reincarnation.

His favorite season is spring

Reita doesn't wear perfume

He doesn't like Kai's cooking but said that he couldn't cook XD

He likes eating Kit-kats and spaghetti

Reita loves watching movies

People used to call Reita 'Bonkura' when he was means blockheaded

Bugs ~ Reita HATES them (especially mosquitoes)

Face-off ~ Reita's favorite movie of all time

Initial D ~ Reita's favorite comic

Macho ~ Reita would like to be macho in 5 years time...and more macho in 10 years time

Meat ~ *giggles* Reita said he gets excited in front of the meat store x]

Nose band ~ This is Reita's trademark, always mistaken for not having a nose. Although he can be quite quiet, Reita sometimes reveals his mad side and sends the fangirls crazy...and don't forget the pokey pokey dance!!

Sleep ~ Reita and Kai both find lack of sleep the worst thing on tours...and Kai always moans 'sleepy'

- the last known girlfriend of reita, broke up with him because he couldn't be with her all the time when the band was beginning to get popular. This apparently broke his heart and he was in a state of depression for a month. (This may be a rumor)

- Wanted to be a soccer player when he was little.

- hates vegetables, mushrooms, shellfish, and kai's cooking

- He hates sweets except for pudding, cake and kit kats.

- He has 2 piercings; one on the right ear, and one on the left.

- He loves The sex pistols and collects DVDs and everything that has something to do with the Sex Pistols.

- He used to work in a bread shop and a sweet shop.

- He sleeps in his underwear lol...

- He is a couch potato in his free time, and apparently has a fascination with porn...see ladies another example that jrocker are just like normal guys lol

- He thinks his nose is the most unattractive thing on his body.

- He wonders a lot about the next day...

- He's a stubborn guy.

- Favorite season is spring.

- His eyesight is 1.5.

- His shoe size is 26cm/10.23 inches.

- His childhood nickname was "Uechan"

- Compares himself to a cheetah

- met uruha in soccer club/team in school

-Reita and Tora (Alice Nine) they are best friend

- is the instigator of the band and likes to play tricks.

- fell off the bullet train as a kid

- Reita's really worried how long he's going to have to hide his nose...that's his biggest concern

Uke Yutaka AKA Kai

Birthday: 28-10-1981 (29)
Birthplace: Tokushima
Blood Type: B
Height: 172cm ('5"7 1/3)
Weight: 55kg (121Lbs)
Colors: black, red, white, blue, silver, gold
Hobbies: cooking, soccer, collecting Zippos
Brand: Custom Culture
Cigarette: Red Marlboro Box
Family: Parents
Animals: dog, tiger, alligator/crocodile
Previous Bands: Mareydi†Creia

Lots of Fun Facts about Kai

- His blood type is B.

- Other gaze members consider him to be a leader of the band.

- Kai's hobby is cooking and he does it well.

- His weak point is forgetfulness

- Likes playing video games

-He likes to sleep naked, when he is alone. [Shoxx - December 2003]

-Recently , he moved to his own apartment.

-He didn't finish school.

- Likes playing video games

- His childhood nickname was: Yukkun [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He said if he was an animal he would be a monkey, because it's represent him the best. O.o [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He's very positive thinking, but awfully forgetful. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- If he could be another member for one day he would be Ruki to make his room messy (it's well-known fact that Ruki is really a maniac about his place.) [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He doesn't like Eggplant, Potato [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- He super loves mayonnaise. (Caused high colesterol kind a problems to him, so now he tries to avoid eating it - Beat Shuffle - don't know when but he was with Uruha in the show) [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Stage drink: Pocari [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Fav type of woman: Short cut, black hair, feels like the countryside, interesting person. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Doesn't like over-accessorized girls. [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- Once he dreamt that Reita was his mom [100 QUESTIONS - SHOXX BIS]

- According to Uruha Kai always likes to stand in the corner. [Beat Shuffle]

- Dislike tattoos, piercings and plastic- surgeries [Arena Special Kai personal interview]

- He's having a very bad eye sight, but he wouldn't undergo surgery with it. [Arena Special Kai personal interview]

- Always eating salted Japanese plums before lives [Make on Holiday]
kanji of Kai means 'caution/warning'

Kai loves playing football and cooking
His favorite animals are dogs, tigers, alligators and crocodiles
He likes to drink apple juice
His favorite season is winter (he like christmas)
Kai has two piercings, both on his left ear
He used to want to be a football player

Poor little Kai got tricked on April fools day and didn't really understand what had happened until 5 days later
Batteries ~ What Kai always buys at convenience stores
He loves to cook with cabbage and various recipes can be found on his section of the site. And he wears the cutest little apron . So take a look and maybe even try out some of his recipes here. Rei-chan says that he doesn't like Kai's cooking...but admits he can't cook
Kai likes Dir en grey
Kai got his drivers license on the 6th January
France ~ The place that Kai most wants to go on his own
During lives, Kai always checks to make sure all of the members are having fun
Kai once said he really wants to have a 'session' with Gackt
Hospital ~ In an interview Kai once talked about the time he was hospitalized. He said that it was a very emotional time, and that he received 1000 cranes...I don't know exactly what happened to him or when he was in there but I do know that the first live he did after that was on July 22
Marilyn Manson ~ ...I'm not sure if Kai likes him (he might do...his favorite album is by him) but he said that he wanted to go to a Marilyn Manson concert .
Pearl ~ Kai's drum make, a very popular choice with a lot of indies drummers
Reita and Kai both find lack of sleep the worst thing on tours...and Kai always moans 'sleepy'
SMAP ~ Kai's first ever live
Kai use his hp ringtone with Wakaremichi song’s
Kai collects Zippos
- was once put in the hospital because of a fever from too much drumming
- sleeps nude when nobody is around

- used to work in a restaurant before going into entertainment

- was ranked as #3 popular male by the girls at school (he found out AFTER he quit the soccer club)
- he used to push his way to the center of a crowd that was laughing and make what they were laughing at funny for him too (he says he was selfish in this way, always wanting to be center of attention/funny)

- when he was bullied, he would laugh because it made others laugh and that made him feel good (that he made others laugh)
-- as a result, whenever his band members "bully" him, he laughs, just to make everyone else laugh (naturally)

- hugged Uruha in his sleep... making Uruha feel very uncomfortable.

- tends to over work himself

- once (probably more) was taking care and worrying about the others so much, he didn't realize that he was getting sick.

- Kai loves soccer and played it in elementary school, junior high, and high school

-Kai thinks he's "gotten better at human relationships", becoming more considerate of others.

-Kai's mother can read and speak English. So that means, if another GazettE’s member can't read some of the English fanmail, he asks his mom to translate them for him.

-Kai actually doesn't dislike drinking, and has in fact started drinking again! But when he's out drinking with everyone, he tends to "over-drink"... as in, he gets hyper and then crashes.

-Kai stopped drinking for two years because after he drank, he'd hit a low point "tension-wise", and he didn't like that about himself, which is why he stopped drinking.

-Kai likes beer, a brand from Okinawa called Awamori.

-His wish for the future is to attain happiness, and one way of getting that happiness, for him, is getting a big house.

Former members
  • Yune (由寧?) – drums


Albums & EPs Year Title Type Chart positions 2003 Cockayne Soup EP 2003 Akuyuukai EP 2003 Spermargarita EP 2003 Hankou Seimeibun EP 2004 Madara EP 2004 Disorder Studio album 19 2005 Gama EP 2006 NIL Studio album 4 2006 Dainihon Itangeishateki... Compilation album 2007 Stacked Rubbish Studio album 2 2009 DIM Studio album 5 Singles Compilations
  • "Yougenkyou"(妖幻鏡moon) (December 25, 2002, Eternal)
    • (With the song "Okuribi" (おくり火))
  • "Kaleidoscope" (May 1, 2003, PS Company)
    • (With the songs "Back Drop Junkie [Nancy]" and "Akai One Piece" (赤いワンピース))
  • "Hanamuke & Gazette live"(男尻ツアーファイナル) (May 6, 2003, PS Company)
    • (With the song "Machibouke no Kouen de" (待ちぼうけの公園))
  • "Japanesque Rock Collectionz" (July 28, 2004)
    • (With the song "Okuribi" (おくり火))
  • "Rock Nippon Shouji Nori ko Selection" (ロックNIPPON 東海林のり子セレクション) (January 24, 2007)
 Other releases
  • "Jyuyon sai no naifu" / 14 sai no knife(十四歳のナイフ) (September 11, 2004, PS Company)
  • "Chigire"(チギレ) (August 2005, PS Company)
  • "Verwelktes Gedicht" (October 20, 2005, PS Company)
    • (With the song "Kare uta"(枯詩))


  • Shichoukaku Shitsu (視聴覚 質) (August 30, 2002)
  • Sentimental Video (センチメンタルビデオ) (March 1, 2003)
  • -Matina- Final Prelude Live (April 10, 2003) (Various artists)
  • Hyakkiyagyou (百鬼家行) (October 1, 2003)
  • Tokyo Saihan -Judgement Day- (東京裁判-Judgement Day-) (April 28, 2004, PS Company)
  • Madara (DVD) (斑蠡-Madara-) (May 26, 2004, PS Company)
  • Heisei Banka (平成挽歌) (August 25, 2004)
  • Peace & Smile Carnival Tour 2005 (~笑顔でファッキュー~) Live DVD (2006) (with Miyavi, Kagrra, Kra, Alice Nine)
  • Standing Tour 2005 Final Maximum Royal Disorder at 2005.4.17 Shibuya Kokaido Live(STANDING TOUR 2005 FINAL「M.R.D」at 2005.4.17 渋谷公会堂) (July 6, 2005)
  • Film Bug I (June 7, 2006, PS Company)
  • Standing Tour 2006 Nameless Liberty. Six Guns... -Tour Final- at Nippon Budokan (September 6, 2006)
  • Tour 2006-2007 Decomposition Beauty—Final "Meaningless Art That People Showed" at Yokohama Arena (June 13, 2007)
  • Tour 2007-2008 Stacked Rubbish Grand Finale [Repeated Countless Error] at Yoyogi National Gymnasium (August 6, 2008)
  • Peace & Smile Carnival Tour 2009 at Nippon Budokan (April 15, 2009) (with Miyavi, Kagrra, Kra, Alice Nine, Screw & Sug)
  • Tour09-DIM SCENE- Final at Saitama Super Arena (December 16, 2009)
Well there it is! Hope you got your fill all GazettE fans, and hope it informed and maybe got all of you who aren't fans into the band ^.^