Reita (27th May) is Visual Kei Rock Band the GazettE’s Bassist. His blood type is A and he is 172cm tall.
He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagamihara City. He has one older sister. When he was 5, his parents got divorced and he moved to the neighbouring town to his grandmother’s house.
When he was in 4th year in elementary school, he received an invitation to join a soccer club. That is where he met his future band member Uruha.
When he was in junior high, he started playing the acoustic guitar, but then gave up immediately. After that, he challenged himself to the electric guitar, but got tired of it shortly, and after that, he ended up with the bass, with the reason of ‘Oh, this doesn’t stand out’ and ‘… this, I could play this even without practicing, couldn’t I?’. He formed a band with Uruha who was enrolled in the same junior high and they worked hard at copying LUNA SEA.
While wandering through various bands, in 2002, he formed the GazettE. That is his current band.
Reita’s playing style consists of mosly flatpicking. However, in some parts ‘COCKROACH’, ‘Defective Tragedy’ and some other songs, depending on the setting, he uses finger picking. And in ‘COCKROACH’, ‘Rich Excrement’, ‘MOB 136 BARS’ (only on the CD recording), ‘Kyomu no owari, Hakozume no Mokushi’ and so forth, he does slapping.
The cloth wrapped around his nose is his trademark. During an arts festival (performance) in senior high, he wanted to hide some part of himself, and so he tried wrapping various parts of himself up, and ended up wrapping his nose.
Some of his favourite bands are the Sex Pistols and the Offspring.
He has a personality with strong sense of justice, and he says that he ‘wants to go without’ any bad manners or violence among the fans during their lives.
The beloved car he owns now is a Ford Mustang.
translated by focaccina@Lj .
Vreau Reita sa foloseasca mai mult slapping D8