Kousuke Atari

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Kousuke Atari
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Background information
Native name 中 孝介
Born (1980-07-13) July 13, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Kagoshima, Japan
Genres Shimauta, J-Pop, enka
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999 - present
Labels Epic
Website atarikblog.exblog.jp

Kousuke Atari (中 孝介 Atari Kōsuke?, born July 13, 1980, on Amami Ōshima, Japan) is a Japanese enka artist. He is a self-trained musician, and performs in the shimauta (island-song) style of his hometown.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • [1999.04.04] Atari (アタリ) (Indies)
  • [2000.07.30] Kurudando (くるだんど) (Indies)
  • [2002.06.09] Shodon (諸鈍;Place Name) (Indies)
  • [2004.09.03] Notus (ノトス) (Indies)
  • [2006.11.03] Chu Dong Xin Xian (触動心弦;Touch Strings of Your Heart)
  • [2007.07.11] Yurai Bana (ユライ花; The First Flower)
  • [2007.07.13] Hua Jian Dao (花間道;Road Between Flowers)
  • [2008.10.01] Kizuna Uta (絆歌; Bond Songs)

Mini-Albums[edit]

  • [2005.09.07] Materia (マテリヤ) (Indies)
  • [2006.10.11] Natsukasha no Shima (なつかしゃのシマ; The Island I Miss)

Singles[edit]

  • [2006.03.01] Sorezore ni (それぞれに; In Each and Every)
  • [2006.06.28] Omoide no Sugu Soba de / Mahiru no Hanabi (思い出のすぐそばで / 真昼の花火; Right Next to Memories / Midday Fireworks)
  • [2007.04.11] Hana (花; Flower)
  • [2007.11.14] Tane wo Maku Hibi (種をまく日々; The Days When Seeds are Scattered)[1]
  • [2008.04.09] Haru (春; Spring)
  • [2008.09.03] Kizuna (絆; bonds)
  • [2009.03.25] Koi (恋; Love)

Collaborations/Other[edit]

  • [2002.07.24] Various Artists - Amami Shima Uta (#2. Asabanabushi #9. Kurudando, #13. Rankanhashi)
  • [2004.05.26] Various Artists - Okinawa Songs ~Watashita Uta~ (#14. IRAYOI Tsukiyo Hama)
  • [2005.12.21] Masayoshi Yamazaki Tribute Album - One More Time, One More Track (#3. HOME)
  • [2008.08.22] Cape No.7 OST - Heidenröslein(wild rose)(Van Fan & Kousuke Atari)

Movies[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The song "Natsu Yuuzora (夏夕空; Summer Evening Sky)" was used as the ending theme in the Japanese anime adaptation of the manga series 「Natsume Yuujinchou」(夏目友人帳). He also performed the song, "Kimi no Kakera (君ノカケラ; Pieces of You)", which was used in the third season.
  • The single "Tane wo Maku Hibi (種をまく日々; The Days When Seeds are Scattered)" was used as the thirteenth ending theme in the anime series 「Bleach」.
  • The single "Koi (恋; Love)" was used as the ending theme in the anime series 「Genji Monogatari Sennenki」(源氏物語千年紀).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tane o Maku Hibi". Newtype USA. 7 (2) p. 128. February 2008. ISSN 1541-4817.

External links[edit]

Official website