Real name: Hironobu Kageyama
Birthdate: February 18, 1961
Place of Birth: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Blood type: A
Hobbies and interests: Skiing, baseball, jogging, collecting guitars, etc.
When Hironobu was 16 years old, he played in his debut performance with the rock band Lazy on a TV show called "Hello Young" on Osaka's ABC network. As a result of this performance, he garnered the accolades of Hiroshi Kamayatsu.
1977 - "Hey I Love You" was released by RVC (now BMG Funhouse). He gained massive popularity as Lazy's vocalist, known as Michelle. Other major hits were "Akazukinchan Goyoujin" and "Dreamer" and the like. Lazy had major impact on Japan's rock scene with albums like their last album, "Uchuusen Chikyuugou", and their last live album, "Moetsukitaseishun".
1985 - After moving to Nippon Columbia, Hironobu started to sing theme songs for TV movies and animated programs, aside from his original music. His monumentally first creation was "Dengekisentai Changeman". Hironobu's first theme song for an animated series was "Uchuusen Sagittarius".
1989 - Theme song for Fuji TV's Dragon Ball Z, "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA" was released.
1992 - Awarded the Performing Arts for an Album Award by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for the "Choujinsentai Jetman" Hit Collection.
1993 - Released "WE GOTTA POWER", the theme song for the 2nd Generation Dragon Ball Z animated series (ranked 5th on the Oricon pop chart), and "Bokutachi ha Tenshidatta".
1994 - Released "WE ARE REYSOL", the team song for the the J League's Kashiwa Reysol
1995 - Released "POWER LIVE CYVOX", his first live video. Performed his first overseas concert in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, and received a great response.
1997 - Performed a 20th Anniversary concert at the Akasaka Blitz. Released a five CD boxset called "Eternity" in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his debut.
1998 - Lazy reunited for the first time in 17 years. Hironobu made his first try at stage performance as Goemon Ishikawa in the musical "Animecal Lupin the Third".
1999 - Appeared in Nippon TV's Yorumo Hippare, NHK's Top Runner, and other TV shows. He made semi-regular appearances in CX TV's Kaishingeki! Utaemon.
2000 - Released original albums entitled "I'm in you" and "Akogina Futaritabidaze!"
Performed acoustic concerts on a nationwide tour with Masaaki Endo called the Akogina Futaritabidaze!! Formed a super anime song group, JAM Project with Ichiro Mizuki, Rika Matsumoto, Eizou Sakamoto, and Masaaki Endo)
2001 _ Produced his first album for voice-over actress Sakura Nogawa. Appeared at Japan Expo2001 in Barcelona.
2002 _ Sang “Ima Kazenonakade”, the ending theme song for Ninnfuusentai Harikenja.
Formed TRYFORCE, a music creation unit with Kenichi Suga, Yogo Kawano, and Kizen Kuriyama.
2003 _ Started a solo acoustic live tour.
Participated in ANIME FRIENDS 2003, South America’s largest anime event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with Akira Kushida (Appeared at the event for three straight years)
2004 _ Collaborated on several projects as an author and composer. Successfully held a sold out concert at the Hibiya Outdoor Auditorium as the leader of JAM Project for the first time.
2005 _ Extremely busy year taken up by his activities as a producer, author, and his ongoing concerts called “Lifework”.
Released his first original album, “Cold Rain” in December, the first since 2000. Released a compilation of new material and self-cover songs.
2006 _ At the beginning of the year, he received multiple offers to perform at Anison events in Taiwan, Spain, Paris, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and other nations around the world.
It is anticipated that he will take his international performances to the next level.
DISCOGRAPHY (Only representative pieces of work extracted)
- "Dengeki Changeman" (Theme song for Dengeki Changeman, TV Asahi)
- "Stardust Boys and Yume Kounen (Dream Light-year)" (Opening and ending theme songs for Spaceship Sagittarius, TV Tokyo)
- "Choujin Sentai Jetman (Birdman Squadron Jetman)" (Theme song for Choujin Sentai Jetman, TV Asahi)
- "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA" (Theme song for Dragon Ball Z, Fuji TV)
- "WE GOTTA POWER" (Theme song for Dragon Ball Z, Fuji TV)
- "Saint Myth _ Soldier Dream" (Theme song for Saint Seiya, TV Asahi)
- "GET THE WORLD" (Theme song for Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go! WGP, TV Tokyo)
- "CRUSH GEAR FIGHT" (JAM Project) (Theme song for Gekitou! Crash Gear Turbo, TV Asahi)
- "FACE" (TRYFORCE) (Theme song for Heat Guy-J, TBS)
- "Genkai Battle" (JAM Project) (Theme song for Yugi-oh! Duel Monster, TV Tokyo)
- "GARO~SAVIOR IN THE DARK" (JAM Project) (Theme song for GARO, TV Tokyo)
- "Emblem~Namonaki Eiyuutachihe (Emblem~To the Nameless Heroes)" (Ending theme song for Yomigaeru Sora-RESCUE WINGS, TV Tokyo)
VOICE OVER WORK
- Role of Zalba (GARO, TV Tokyo)
REGULAR PROGRAM (CURRENT)
Anipara Music Building (Kid’s Station on CS SkyPerfect TV)
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