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Takayoshi Tanimoto

Takayoshi Tanimoto (谷本 貴義; born on April 14, 1975) is a Japanese vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist, and orchestrator from Kure, Hiroshima.


Takayoshi Tanimoto decided to work as a musician at the time he was a student in Kure National College of Technology. He moved to Tokyo at the age of 20, and started his activities as a studio musicians in 1996.

Takayoshi Tanimoto

In 2001, he performed the "One Vision" theme for Digimon Tamers, and he also does the main theme for DarkKnightmon and Kiriha in part 2 of Digimon Xros Wars. He is the singer of two of the three opening songs for the anime Zatch Bell, "Kimi ni Kono Koe ga Todokimasu you ni" (lit. "I Hope My Voice Will Reach You") and "Mienai Tsubasa" (lit. "Invisible Wings"). He performed the opening of the Super Sentai series Jūken Sentai Gekiranger. He also performed the ending song for Transformers: Energon/Superlink, "CALLING YOU".

Takayoshi Tanimoto is known for singing the themes for Dragon Ball Kai: he performed the openings "Dragon Soul" and "Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go", and the ending theme "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" The single of "Dragon Soul" was released on May 20, 2009, peak ranked 23rd on Oricon singles chart and remained for 11 consecutive weeks.[1][2] The single of "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" was released on June 24, 2009, peak ranked 23rd on Oricon singles chart and remained for 6 consecutive weeks.[3][4] In 2016, he sang the 1st opening song for Super Dragon Ball Heroes along with Mayumi Gojo, and YOFFY.

He also worked on theme song for Shampoo Ōji and composed the opening song for Hakuōki.



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