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Akira Toriyama with his pet cat, Koge (1987)


Hironobu Kageyama (影山ヒロノブ Kageyama Hironobu) is a Japanese musical artist prominent in the soundtracks for anime, video game, and tokusatsu productions. He is sometimes called Kami (Kei) by his fans. His real given name, written in kanji, is Hironobu (浩宣).

Biography[]

Kageyama got his big break at age 16, as lead singer of the pop group Lazy. By the early '80s, the band split and Kageyama went solo. He found major success once he started to sing the theme songs of anime and tokusatsu shows.

Becoming immensely popular soon after, Kageyama went on to be dubbed the "Prince of Anime/Tokusatsu Songs" and is a main fixture for shows to this day. He also got the nickname "Mr. DBZ" by fans of Dragon Ball Z, as he provided a significant number of vocal songs to the anime. In addition, he continued to sing for the franchise for more than a decade after the anime's conclusion.

Hironobu Kageyama is an original member and the current leader of the popular vocal group JAM Project. Also, along with Masaaki Endoh, he hosts Anipara Ongakukan, a TV show aired on the Kids Station Channel that shows live performances of the theme songs of recent anime and tokusatsu shows.

Discography[]

Original Albums[]

  • [1981.12.01] BROKEN HEART
  • [1982.04.01] It's LIVE Runnin
  • [1982.12.15] FIRST AT LAST
  • [1983.08.25] HORIZON
  • [1985.06.21] BORN AGAIN
  • [2000.04.26] I'm in you
  • [2005.12.07] Cold Rain
  • [2007.07.25] 30years3ounce
  • [2012.02.08] Rock Japan

Best Albums[]

  • [1989.02.25] THE BEST OF HIRONOBU KAGEYAMA
  • [1992.03.21] Stardust Boys
  • [1994.04.21] CYVOX
  • [1996.04.20] Mixture
  • [1997.08.21] Hironobu Kageyama 20th Anniversary ETERNITY
  • [2004.04.07] BEST & LIVE
  • [2004.12.22] GOLDEN☆BEST

Singles[]

  • [1981.10.01] Kyou wo Ikiyou (今日を生きよう)
  • [1982.03.01] TRY ME
  • [1982.08.25] Hotondo Crazy (ほとんどクレイジー)
  • [1983.08.25] Mayonaka no Dance (真夜中のダンス)
  • [1985.02.21] Dengeki Sentai Changeman (電撃戦隊チェンジマン, credited as KAGE)
  • [1985.09.21] Wakasa de Changeman (若さでチェンジマン)
  • [1985.04.21] Natsu ga Kowarete Iku -Day Dream Blues- (夏が壊れていく-Day Dream Blues-)
  • [1985.11.21] St. Elmo's Fire
  • [1986.02.01] Stardust Boys (スターダストボーイズ)
  • [1986.05.01] Honoo no Violence (炎のバイオレンス)
  • [1986.11.01] WILD BOY
  • [1987.03.01] Hikari Sentai Maskman (光戦隊マスクマン)
  • [1987.07.01] The Headmasters (ザ・ヘッドマスターズ)
  • [1988.05.21] Sei Toushi Shinwa ~Soldier Dream~ (聖闘士神話〜ソルジャー・ドリーム〜)
  • [1989.05.01] CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
  • [1990.02.21] Choujin Sentai Jetman (鳥人戦隊ジェットマン)
  • [1992.02.26] Silent Möbius ~Image Song XY-II (サイレントメビウス~イメージソングXY-II)
  • [1992.07.21] Dark Water (ダークウォーター)
  • [1993.03.21] Suki Suki Suki (好き好き好き)
  • [1993.04.21] Skyscraper ~Mantenrou ni Dakarete~ (Skyscraper~摩天楼に抱かれて~)
  • [1993.06.13] Aka no Ryuusei Hata (紅の流星機)
  • [1993.07.21] Cashian ~Kaze no Hakajirushi~ (キャシャーン~風の墓標~)
  • [1993.08.21] Tatakau Tame ni Umareta Senshi (戦うために生まれた戦士)
  • [1993.11.21] WE GOTTA POWER
  • [1994.01.21] Hitomi wo Tojite Emilia (瞳を閉じてエミリア)
  • [1994.03.21] Kiseki no Big Fight (奇蹟のビッグ・ファイト)
  • [1994.04.24] WE ARE REYSOL
  • [1994.06.21] Do!Challenge]]
  • [1994.07.21] Dragon Power ∞]] (ドラゴンパワー∞)
  • [1994.09.21] Detazo! In Daijyougun!! (出たぞ!隠大将軍!!)
  • [1994.12.21] Mini Yonku da! Let's & Go!! (ミニ四駆だ!レッツ&ゴー!!)
  • [1995.01.21] Kishin Douji Zenki (鬼神童子ゼンキ)
  • [1995.03.01] Saikyou no Fusion (最強のフュージョン)
  • [1995.07.01] GET WIN THE "J"
  • [1995.07.21] Boku-tachi no Start (僕たちのスタート)
  • [1995.07.21] Ore ga Yaranakya Dare ga Yaru (俺がやらなきゃ誰がやる)
  • [1995.08.19] Chou Kishin ZENKI, Raigou Sei Rin! (超鬼神ZENKI、来迎聖臨!)
  • [1995.08.19] Te to Te wo Tsunagou! (手と手をつなごう!)
  • [1995.10.21] Dokkan Beat
  • [1996.03.20] Power Up Turtles (パワーアップ・タートルズ)
  • [1996.07.24] Get up! V MAGNUM
  • [1996.10.19] IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO
  • [1996.11.21] ONE DREAM, ONE LOVE
  • [1997.02.21] GET THE WORLD
  • [1997.06.21] Take A Journey
  • [1997.08.01] "Ore-tachi" no Theme (「俺たち」のテーマ)
  • [1997.09.26] Ganbare Goemon no Theme (がんばれゴエモンのテーマ)
  • [1998.02.21] My name is Cowboy (My name is カーボーイ)
  • [1998.02.28] Naseba Naru Hodo Robotech (なせばなるほどロボタック)
  • [1998.06.20] Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack (テツワン探偵ロボタック)
  • [1998.07.18] TetsuwanTantei Robotack 2 (テツワン探偵ロボタック2)
  • [1998.09.21] Power Of Love
  • [1998.11.21] Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack 3 (テツワン探偵ロボタック3)
  • [1999.01.20] Ame no Chi Egao Egao no Chihare (アメノチエガオエガオノチハレ)
  • [1999.01.21] HEATS
  • [1999.01.22] SMILE AGAIN
  • [1999.06.17] Baseball Tengoku (ベースボール天国)
  • [1999.08.01] WIN A FIGHT
  • [1999.11.20] Kon no Evolution (魂のエヴォリューション)
  • [2000.01.19] Hero wa Housou Naka (ヒーローは放送中)
  • [2000.01.21] Sennen no Solider (千年のソルジャー)
  • [2003.05.28] Sonic drive
  • [2005.02.23] Ore wa Tokoton Tomarenai!! (俺はとことん止まらない!!)
  • [2005.08.03] CHA-LA-HEAD-CHA-LA (2005 ver.)
  • [2006.03.22] Choujin Sentai Jetman (Re issue) (鳥人戦隊ジェットマン)
  • [2006.03.22] Hikari Sentai Maskman (Re issue) (光戦隊マスクマン)
  • [2006.03.24] Eternal Love 2006
  • [2006.11.29] Fuuun Musou Ten (風雲無双伝)
  • [2008.07.23] Super Survivor
  • [2008.12.25] Hikari no Sasu Mirai e! (光のさす未来へ!)
  • [2009.11.25] Progression
  • [2010.02.10] EVER LAST
  • [2010.12.10] Battle of Omega

Dragon Ball Z[]

Trivia[]

  • Kageyama, as the lead vocalist of JAM Project, performed the second opening theme for the series GARO. He also lent his voice to the character Zaruba, Garo's supernatural sidekick ring.
  • He is one of only six performers to sing the opening theme to more than one Super Sentai series with a total of three (the others being Isao Sasaki, MoJo, Kenta Sato, NoB, Hideyuki Takahashi, and Psychic Lover)
  • Kageyama briefly served as the vocalist of the band Try Force, who performed the soundtrack for the anime series Heat Guy J.
  • Kageyama has two daughters: Nana and Risa.

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