Ryuichi Ogata

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Ryuichi Ogata
Ryuichi Ogata (緒方龍一) at MTV VMAJ 2014.jpg
Background information
Born (1985-12-17) December 17, 1985 (age 31)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2000-present
Labels Vision Factory
Associated acts w-inds., Radio Foundation

Ryuichi Ogata (緒方 龍一, Ogata Ryūichi, born December 17, 1985) is a member of a Japanese pop group w-inds. originating from Sapporo, Japan. He rose to fame as the group's back-up dancer, back-up vocalist, and rapper.

Early life[edit]

Ogata began taking dance classes at Sapporo, at the request of his older sister. It was there when he first crossed paths with Ryohei Chiba, a future bandmate.

Musical career[edit]

In 2000, Ogata, along with Chiba, passed auditions held at their dance school to join Keita Tachibana and form the boy band w-inds. Although initially chosen to be a back-up dancer, in their later singles, Ogata contributes to their songs as a back-up vocal and rapper. During the Prime of Life Tour in 2004, Ogata rapped and sang his first and only solo song, Energy, penned by himself, although this song was never recorded on any album.

In addition to his activities in w-inds., Ogata was also a guitarist in the independent rock band Radio Foundation.[1]


  1. ^ "緒方龍一前樂隊主唱宮奧謙馬心臟病去世(組圖)". Sina. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 

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