Kousuke Atari

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Kousuke Atari
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Background information
Birth name 中 孝介(Kousuke Atari)
Born (1980-07-13) July 13, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Kagoshima, Japan
Genres Shimauta, J-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1999 - present
Labels Epic Records Japan
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 difficult shimauta (island-song) style of his hometown. While his style of music is close to mainstream pop, his vocals have an undoubtedly traditional Japanese flavor, and his inspiration still comes from his traditional roots.

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) (Indies)
  • [2004.09.03] Notus (ノトス) (Indies)
  • [2006.11.03] Chu Dong Xin Xian (触動心弦)
  • [2007.07.11] Yurai Bana (ユライ花; The First Flower)
  • [2007.07.13] Hua Jian Dao (花間道)
  • [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. 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.

References[edit]

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

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