Kanata Irei

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Daniel Kanata Irei
Also known as Irei Kanata (伊礼彼方)
Born (1982-02-03) February 3, 1982 (age 35)
Origin Argentina
Occupation(s) Singer Actor Model
Website http://www.grand-arts.com/kanata/index.html

DANIEL Irei (伊礼彼方?, Irei) is a Japanese actor, musician and fashion model. He was born February 3, 1982 in Argentina as Daniel Irei (ダニエル 伊礼?), but uses the stage name "Kanata." This comes from his grandfather on his father's side, who gave him a Japanese name because he did not like his given name. He is half-Okinawan and half-Chilean. He was brought up in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan since he was 6. He also has two siblings,a younger brother nicked named Rocky and a younger sister Mari. Though he was born in Argentina, he does not speak any Spanish, since his formal education was all done in Japan. Japanese is the only language he is able to write and speak. Later during his teenage years his parents separated.

His favorite hobbies are playing soccer, billiards, snowboarding and skateboarding. Special abilities of his include making cocktails and playing instruments such as the trumpet, guitar and the piano.

His musical activities started when he was in junior high school where he joined his first band, The Lantern. The band was formed in 2001, but disbanded in 2003. In 2004, he started a new band, "Daniel Control", where he is the lead vocalist, and also plays the guitar and piano. "Daniel Control" has also won a musical competition.


TV programs[edit]

  • The Street Fighters (ストリートファイターズ?, Sutorīto Faitāzu) at TV Asahi — there he had got the first place in the national popularity ranking for four weeks


Year Title Info
2006 Musical Tennis no Ōjisama - Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyōtei Gakuen acted as Saeki Kojirō
  • Ran from August 3–13 in Tokyo
  • Followed by four performances in Osaka (August 17–19)
  • Later on performances in Nagoya (August 23–25)
2006–2007 Musical Tennis no Ōjisama - Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ First Service acted as Saeki Kojirō
  • Ran in Tokyo (December 13–25) and in Osaka (December 28, 2006 - January 8, 2007)
2007 Musical Tennis no Ōjisama - Dream Live 4th acted as Saeki Kojirō
  • Ran in Yokohama (March 30–31)
  • Extra Performance in Ôsaka (May 17–20)
2007–2008 Musical Tennis no Ōjisama - The Progressive Match Higa Chuu feat. Rikkai acted as Saeki Kojirō
  • Ran December,12th - February 11
2008 California Story (カリフォルニア物語 Kariforunia monogatari) as Suwena Lanbâdo (スウェナ・ランバード)
  • Runs February, 27th - March, 9th
2008–2009 Musical Elizabeth (ミュージカル「エリザベート」 myûjikaru 「elizabêto」) as Crown Prince Rudolf (ルドルフ(皇太子)Rudorufu (Kôtaishi)
  • Runs August 2008 - January 2009


  • Smart

Other appearances[edit]

  • Regular appearances in the Internet broadcasting show Shibutama TV! Nettama (しぶたまTV!Net魂?).
  • Uraban (うらばん?) and Night's Net Studio (夜のネットスタジオ?, Yoru no Netto Sutajio)
  • Regular appearances at the last Sunday of each month in a live event Shibuya Spirit (渋谷魂?, Shibuya Damashii)

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