Masatoshi Ono

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Masatoshi Ono
小野 正利
Galneryus Sho.jpg
Background information
Also known as Sho
Born (1967-01-29) January 29, 1967 (age 47)
Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels Sony, VAP
Associated acts Galneryus, Fort Bragg
Website Official website

Masatoshi Ono (小野正利 Ono Masatoshi?, born January 29, 1967 in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan), also known as Sho, is a Japanese rock/heavy metal singer-songwriter. Ono got his start in the 1980s as vocalist of the heavy metal band Fort Bragg. In 1992, he released his first solo single, "Pure ni Nare", on Sony Records.[1] But it wasn't until his third single, "You're the Only...", that he hit it big. The single helped Ono win the "Rookie of the Year" award at the 34th Japan Record Awards and an invitation to that year's Kōhaku Uta Gassen.

In 2009, Ono became the vocalist of the power metal band Galneryus.[2] His first single in eight years, "Departure!", was used as the opening theme song for the 2011 Hunter × Hunter anime.[3] "Departure! -Second Version-" was used as the series' second opening theme, with Galneryus' "Hunting for Your Dream" as the second ending theme.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • [1992.09.09] Voice of Heart
  • [1993.04.02] Mono
  • [1993.12.12] With All My Heart
  • [1994.11.21] Tenderness
  • [1996.08.01] X Cross
  • [1997.12.17] Fragments
  • [2003.05.21] Rebirth
  • [2004.11.24] Fuyu Iro Monogatari ~Winter Stories~ (冬色物語~Winter Stories~)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • [1994.06.01] For Pure Lovers
  • [1995.10.21] The Best Single Selection
  • [2008.11.26] Golden Best Masatoshi Ono

Singles[edit]

  • [1992.05.21] "Pure ni Nare" (ピュアになれ)
  • [1992.06.21] "Niji ~Roku de Nashi Blue~" (虹〜ろくでなしBLUES〜)
  • [1992.08.01] "You're the Only..."
  • [1992.11.01] "Fly Away"
  • [1993.02.21] "Forever My Love"
  • [1993.05.21] "Motto Utsukushikure" (もっと美しくなれ)
  • [1993.11.21] "Believe"
  • [1994.10.21] "Mou Ichido Kimi ga Hoshii" (もう一度 君が欲しい)
  • [1995.07.21] "Itsu ni Ma ni ka Kimi wo" (いつにまにか君を)
  • [1995.08.21] "Kirei da ne" (キレイだね)
  • [1995.10.01] "Itsu ni Ma ni ka Kimi wo (Acoustic Version)" (いつのまにか君を(アコースティック・バージョン))
  • [1996.03.25] "Futari Dake no Stories" (二人だけのSTORIES)
  • [1996.05.22] "Kimi ni Kita Natsu" (君にきた夏)
  • [1996.06.21] "Loving You"
  • [1997.06.25] "Sympathy"
  • [1997.11.26] "Nani ga Ima Boku ni Dekiru Darou" (なにがいま僕にできるだろう)
  • [1999.02.01] "Heart"
  • [1999.11.20] "Feeling" (with Yōko Oginome)
  • [2000.12.22] "White Night"
  • [2003.11.19] "I Wish ~ I Hope"
  • [2011.12.21] "Departure!"

Other[edit]

  • [2011.10.05] The Voice -Stand Proud!-
  1. "Lady of Winter" – Crimson Glory
  2. "Spotlight Kid" – Rainbow
  3. "Tonight I'm Falling" – TNT
  4. "Rock 'n' Roll Children" – Dio
  5. "Mighty Wings" – Cheap Trick
  6. "Never Surrender" – Lion
  7. "Angel Don't Cry" – Toto
  8. "Stranded" – Airplay
  9. "Fool for Your Loving" – Whitesnake
  10. "I Want Out" – Helloween
  11. "Lovedrive" – Scorpions
  12. "Open Arms" – Journey
Personnel
  • Sho – vocals on all tracks
  • Yuhki (Galneryus) – keyboards on all tracks except 11
  • Syu (Galneryus, Spinalchord, Animetal) – guitar on tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 10
  • Taka (Galneryus) – bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 & 9
  • Junichi (Galneryus, Spinalchord, ex:Concerto Moon) – drums on tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7
  • Katsuji Kirita (Animetal, Gargoyle, The Cro-Magnons) – drums on tracks 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 & 11
  • Kentaro (Gargoyle) – guitar on tracks 4 & 11
  • Toshi (Gargoyle) – bass on tracks 4 & 11
  • Masaki (Canta, Animetal, Zigoku Quartet) – bass on tracks 5, 8, 10 & 12
  • Luke Takamura (Canta, Seikima-II) – guitar on tracks 8 & 12
  • Raiden Yuzawa (Canta, Seikima-II) – drums on tracks 8 & 12
  • Shinichi Kobayashi (Zigoku Guartet) – guitar on tracks 1, 6 & 9

Videos[edit]

  • [1992.12.12] Voice of Heart
  • [1993.10.01] Live in Voice III Tour
  • [1995.11.22] The Single Selection
  • [2003.2] Rebirth ~10th Anniversary~
  • [2009.10] Masatoshi Ono Birthday Live @ Duo Music Exchange

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile" (in Japanese). Shibuya Television. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Japan is winning this heavy metal game: Galneryus". Heavy Metal Infinity. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  3. ^ a b "2011 Hunter x Hunter Anime's New Theme Songs Listed". Anime News Network. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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