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Camui Gackt

Gackt Camui

Details

  • Name: Camui Gackt
  • Native name: がくと
  • Given name: Kamui Gakuto
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 4, 1973
  • Age: 44
Gackt Camui

Gackt Camui

  • Name: Camui Gackt
  • Native name: がくと
  • Given name: Kamui Gakuto
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 4, 1973
  • Age: 44
Gackt Camui (神威 楽斗 Kamui Gakuto, born July 4, 1973) is a Japanese musician, actor and author. Usually referred to by his mononymous stage name, he is known for his career as a solo artist and as the former vocalist for the defunct band Malice Mizer.
He has released fourteen albums and thirty-nine singles as a solo musician, and as of July 18, 2011 holds the male soloist record of most top 10 singles in Japan music history. His single "Returner ~Yami no Shūen~", released on June 20, 2007, was his first to reach the number one spot on the Oricon charts. He became the first Japanese artist to release his music catalog on iTunes in October 2007. His music has been used as theme songs for various anime, television dramas, and video games, such as New Fist of the North Star, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, and Kamen Rider Decade, amongst others.
As an actor and writer, he co-starred and co-wrote the 2003 film Moon Child and acted in the NHK drama Fūrin Kazan as Uesugi Kenshin. He made his international film debut in the film Bunraku in 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gackt was born in Okinawa, Japan, on July 4, 1973. His father was a music teacher primarily playing the trumpet and his mother was also a teacher. According to Gackt's autobiography, he was a mischievous child and enjoyed taking risks; at age seven he nearly drowned while swimming off the coast of Okinawa. After this near-death experience, he claims to have the ability to see and speak with deceased family members, and people. At the age of ten, he was hospitalized with a gastrointestinal condition and had to remain at the hospital for a prolonged time. He made the acquaintance of several terminally ill children, some of whom died during his stay.

Gackt's musical education began at age three, when his parents initiated his classical piano education. He has credited the classical pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin with being "the one who taught me the beauty, depth, fun, sadness, kindness of music; that music could grant people courage, and the meaning of the layers of sound. It isn't an exaggeration to say Chopin is the foundation of my music." Having only listened to classical music and enka while growing up, he did not become interested in rock music until he was a young adult. He cites Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" as being particularly inspiring. In a French magazine interview when asked which musicians and songs had influenced him, he mentioned Metallica's song "One" which influenced him when writing the song "Jesus", which, in part, is a homage to "One".

In 2007, Gackt has provided the voice for Malthazar in the Japanese release of the film Arthur and the Minimoys. In addition to performing on the series' soundtrack, Gackt also appeared in the film Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker as Decade's iteration of Jōji Yūki; he also portrays this character in his music video for "The Next Decade".

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Odoru Daisenden Kaigi Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2015, 3 eps
Himself (Main Role)
3
Himself
Main Role
7.2
2014 Time Spiral
Japanese Drama, 2014, 8 eps
Shuya Tatsumi (Main Role)
8
Shuya Tatsumi
Main Role
7.0
2014 Akumu-Chan Special
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Shiki Takashi (Support Role)
1
Shiki Takashi
Support Role
7.8
2012 Akumu-Chan
Japanese Drama, 2012, 11 eps
Shiki Takashi / Yumeouji (Main Role)
11
Shiki Takashi / Yumeouji
Main Role
7.7
2012 Sengoku Basara
Japanese Drama, 2012, 9 eps
Oda Nobunaga (Main Role)
9
Oda Nobunaga
Main Role
6.9
2011 Tempest
Japanese Drama, 2011, 10 eps
Jyoteigai (Support Role)
10
Jyoteigai
Support Role
7.3
2009 MR. BRAIN
Japanese Drama, 2009, 8 eps
Takegami Teijirou (Guest Role)
8
Takegami Teijirou
Guest Role
8.3
2007 Fuurin Kazan
Japanese Drama, 2007, 50 eps
Uesugi Kenshin (Support Role)
50
Uesugi Kenshin
Support Role
7.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2014 Akumu-chan The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Shiki Takashi (Support Role)
Shiki Takashi
Support Role
7.2
2009 Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Yuuki Jouji (Support Role)
Yuuki Jouji
Support Role
7.5
2003 Moon Child
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Sho (Main Role)
Sho
Main Role
7.6
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 412 eps
(Ep. 63, 78, 160) (Guest)
412
(Ep. 63, 78, 160)
Guest
9.2
2001 Domoto Kyoudai
Japanese TV Show, 2001, 168 eps
(Regular Member)
168
Regular Member
0.0
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