Hideaki Takatori

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Hideaki Takatori
Native name
高取 ヒデアキ(秀明)
OccupationSinger, songwriter, composer
Known foranison genre contributions

Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ(秀明), Takatori Hideaki, March 3, 1967—) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and composer from Tokyo, known for his contributions to the anison genre. His debut was in the band WEATHER SIDE, and later COA, for which he performed the opening theme "Chase the Wind" of Grander Musashi RV. His debut solo performance was the opening theme to Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: "Hurricangers have Arrived!" (ハリケンジャー参上!, Harikenjā Sanjō!). This was followed by the Transformers: Armada opening "Transformers ~Steel Courage~" (TRANSFORMERS~鋼鉄の勇気~, Toransufōmā ~Kōtetsu no Yūki), the Sonic X opening "SONIC DRIVE", and the Kinnikuman II opening "Trust yourself".

His most recent recordings were the ending theme to Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger "Everyone Gather! Kyoryuger" (みんな集まれ!キョウリュウジャー, Minna Atsumare! Kyōryūjā), the first opening theme to Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II "Unbreakable Heart", and the main theme from Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. He also wrote "Ima, Koko Kara", theme song from the movie Precure All-Stars: Haru no Carnival, which was recorded by idol group Morning Musume.