Ricardo Cruz (vocalist)
|Associated acts||JAM Project|
Ricardo Cruz is a Brazilian vocalist known for his performances of anime theme songs in Brazil as well being a "part-time" member of Japanese anison supergroup JAM Project. He regularly tours with the band whenever they visit Latin America, and is also featured on several of the group's singles beginning with the B-side of 2005's Meikyū no Prisoner.
In the mid-1990s to early 2000s, Cruz worked as a musician in Brazil, his native homeland. He also worked as a journal writer, typically translating from Japanese to Portuguese and English. He speaks Portuguese and Japanese fluently. In 2003, he met JAM Project's current leader, Hironobu Kageyama at the largest anime convention in Brazil, Anime Friends. Hironobu expressed interest in Ricardo's voice, and gave him a demo. The demo track later won him a position in JAM Project as a secondary member.
Ricardo participated in-studio with JAM Project for the first time in 2005, starting with Neppu Cybuster Shippu!. In 2006, he performed as part of the group with the original leader Ichirou Mizuki on another single, Stormbringer. Shortly after in 2007, he shared the stage for the first time in the group's 4th live concert, JAM Project JAPAN CIRCUIT 2007 Break-Out.
He wrote the lyrics for the song Sempre Sonhando ~Yume Oibito~ on JAM Project's 6th best album in 2006, Get over the Border. In 2009 he collaborated with Wada Kouji to produce a song in Japanese and Portuguese. On September 17, 2010, Ricardo joined up with JAM Project once more for their Reunion concert, where the original members sang with the current members.
Ricardo returned to work with JAM Project in Japan in late 2011 and early 2012 for their Go! Go! GOING!! world tour. He wrote the track Cross World on Hironobu Kageyama's 2012 album, Rock Japan.
He is preparing an EP with original songs for 2013.
Manga translation works
- Volumes 1-24
- Volumes 1-16
- Vampire Knight:
- Volumes 1-2
- Anime Opening HunterxHunter
- Song: Bom Dia
- OVA's opening set of Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno.
- Song: Megami no Senshi ~ Pegasus Forever ~
- Disc: Shambala
- Topic: Neo (feat. Hironobu Kageyama)
- COMITIVA DO ROCK
SONG - Dia de anime (2013)
- Disc: Kazakami no oka kara
- Topic: SEM BARREIRAS Kegarenaki Jidai ~ I ~ feat. Ricardo Cruz
- [22.06.2005] Meikyuu no Prisoner
- [27.04.2007] STORMBRINGER
- [27.05.2009] Rescue fire
- [05.08.2009] Shugoshin - The guardian
- [11.11.2009] Bakuchin Kanryou! Rescue Fire
- [21.04.2010] Transformers EVO
- [25.01.2012] Waga na wa Garo
- [10.07.2013] Mirai e no Chikai
- CROSS WORLD - Cruz's personal blog