Takayoshi Tanimoto

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Takayoshi Tanimoto
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Takayoshi Tanimoto performing at Anime Friends 2012
Background information
Native name 谷本 貴義
Born (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 43)
Origin Japan
Genres Anison, rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Project.R

Takayoshi Tanimoto (谷本 貴義, Tanimoto Takayoshi, born April 14, 1975), is a Japanese vocalist known for his theme song performances in Digimon, Zatch Bell! and Dragon Ball Kai, the last of which he sang "Dragon Soul" and "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!".

Takayoshi Tanimoto during the Polymanga concert in Maontreux Switzerland, April 2017


Tanimoto's works include "One Vision," which is the theme for Digimon Tamers.[1] he also does the main theme for DarkKnightmon and Kiriha in part 2 of Digimon Xros Wars, two of the three opening songs for the anime Zatch Bell!, "Kimi ni Kono Koe ga Todokimasu you ni" (lit. "I Hope My Voice Will Reach You")[1] and "Mienai Tsubasa" (lit. "Invisible Wings"), and the opening of the Super Sentai series Jūken Sentai Gekiranger.[1]

Tanimoto performed "Dragon Soul" the opening and "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" the ending theme songs for Dragon Ball Kai, the revised and reanimated version of the anime series Dragon Ball Z.[2] The single of "Dragon Soul" was released on May 20, 2009, peak ranked 23rd on Oricon singles chart and remained for 11 consecutive weeks.[3][4] The single of "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" was released on June 24, 2009, peak ranked 23rd on Oricon singles chart and remained for 6 consecutive weeks.[5][6]


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