History Music / ToshimitsuDeyama

3rd Nov '17 11:13:39 AM dlchen145
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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or [=ToshI=]) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of Music/XJapan.

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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or [=ToshI=]) [=ToshI=], born October 10, 1965) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of Music/XJapan.
30th Oct '17 10:48:13 AM malias
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* {{Trigger}}: Yoshiki's dark and depressing lyrics were this for him, enough to worsen his depression and sense of social disconnection, which made him easy pickings for Home of Heart when Kaori promised it would heal his mind and make him a better person.

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* {{Trigger}}: TraumaButton: Yoshiki's dark and depressing lyrics were this for him, enough to worsen his depression and sense of social disconnection, which made him easy pickings for Home of Heart when Kaori promised it would heal his mind and make him a better person.
5th Sep '17 12:32:53 PM SeptimusHeap
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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or [=ToshI=]) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of XJapan.

In 1997, Toshi decided to leave XJapan, which led to the dissolution of the band [[InternetBackdraft and let's just leave it at that]], and [[ConvertingForLove devote himself to "healing music"]] with his then-wife Kaori Moritani ([[MeaningfulName "Wanku"]]) and their religious leader Masaya. This did not end well.

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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or [=ToshI=]) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of XJapan.

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In 1997, Toshi decided to leave XJapan, Music/XJapan, which led to the dissolution of the band [[InternetBackdraft and let's just leave it at that]], and [[ConvertingForLove devote himself to "healing music"]] with his then-wife Kaori Moritani ([[MeaningfulName "Wanku"]]) and their religious leader Masaya. This did not end well.



Over 2006-2007, Toshi decided that he was going to help Yoshiki reunite XJapan, performing with the reunited band for the first time in 2007. He continued to perform with XJapan, while beginning the eco-rock band called "T-Earth" under Masaya's auspices, as well as releasing nearly a single a month, doing duets with other Home of Heart members and Kaori, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy lashing out at the sect's opponents]], and working himself into a breakdown. Fans were [[BrokenBase decidedly split]] about his career choices and their opinions of T-Earth and the other Masaya work.

He was hospitalized, suffering from "intercostal neuralgia" and mutism as side effects from what he would later reveal to be repeated beatings, psychiatric injury, and injury to his larynx and chest muscles from physical overwork. He physically couldn't sing, all activities were put on hold until he arrived in LA for the filming of XJapan's PV ''Jade'', where he was only supposed to move his lips from not being able to sing...

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Over 2006-2007, Toshi decided that he was going to help Yoshiki reunite XJapan, Music/XJapan, performing with the reunited band for the first time in 2007. He continued to perform with XJapan, Music/XJapan, while beginning the eco-rock band called "T-Earth" under Masaya's auspices, as well as releasing nearly a single a month, doing duets with other Home of Heart members and Kaori, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy lashing out at the sect's opponents]], and working himself into a breakdown. Fans were [[BrokenBase decidedly split]] about his career choices and their opinions of T-Earth and the other Masaya work.

He was hospitalized, suffering from "intercostal neuralgia" and mutism as side effects from what he would later reveal to be repeated beatings, psychiatric injury, and injury to his larynx and chest muscles from physical overwork. He physically couldn't sing, all activities were put on hold until he arrived in LA for the filming of XJapan's Music/XJapan's PV ''Jade'', where he was only supposed to move his lips from not being able to sing...



For the last 12 years, according to Toshi, he was allegedly being forced into more work and more projects by Masaya, as the leader of Home of Heart [[FinancialAbuse allegedly took all of the proceeds]] from both his work with XJapan and the a-single-a-month pace of Toshi's solo/duet/T-Earth career. This led to his alleged need to depend on friends and whatever he could scrounge for almost everything including food, his allegedly being a target of surveillance in a tiny Tokyo apartment while Kaori and Masaya lived in a mansion, and his eventual mental and physical breakdown.

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For the last 12 years, according to Toshi, he was allegedly being forced into more work and more projects by Masaya, as the leader of Home of Heart [[FinancialAbuse allegedly took all of the proceeds]] from both his work with XJapan Music/XJapan and the a-single-a-month pace of Toshi's solo/duet/T-Earth career. This led to his alleged need to depend on friends and whatever he could scrounge for almost everything including food, his allegedly being a target of surveillance in a tiny Tokyo apartment while Kaori and Masaya lived in a mansion, and his eventual mental and physical breakdown.



As of 2011, he completed bankruptcy, restarted his solo career free of Masaya as solo projects and as Toshi featuring Yoshiki, his voice is once again at top form, and he seems to be well on his way to one of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming the best, most inspiring comebacks]] in the VisualKei scene. Ironically, his may be the least tragic of stories related to XJapan - while he still has some ongoing problems, he seems to be doing well...and he is one of only three surviving members of the 1987-1992 band, along with Yoshiki and Pata.

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As of 2011, he completed bankruptcy, restarted his solo career free of Masaya as solo projects and as Toshi featuring Yoshiki, his voice is once again at top form, and he seems to be well on his way to one of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming the best, most inspiring comebacks]] in the VisualKei scene. Ironically, his may be the least tragic of stories related to XJapan Music/XJapan - while he still has some ongoing problems, he seems to be doing well...and he is one of only three surviving members of the 1987-1992 band, along with Yoshiki and Pata.



* AudienceParticipationSong: Toshi is a vocalist who definitely likes to engage the audience. He (and therefore XJapan) are rather well known for Audience Participation Songs.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: Toshi is a vocalist who definitely likes to engage the audience. He (and therefore XJapan) Music/XJapan) are rather well known for Audience Participation Songs.



* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan song co-written with [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]]. Some versions of ''Born to be Free," specifically live concerts and the studio single version. (In TV lives, he does a LastSecondWordSwap for "sucker" or "falcon.")

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* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan Music/XJapan song co-written with [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]]. Some versions of ''Born to be Free," specifically live concerts and the studio single version. (In TV lives, he does a LastSecondWordSwap for "sucker" or "falcon.")
22nd Jan '17 7:18:26 PM RevolutionStone
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* VisualKei: One of the TropeMakers in TheEighties and TheNineties. He entirely dropped the style and the scene, denouncing it as evil, around 1996 when he became more involved with Masaya's sect. As of 2008, he adopted the style again for performances, but more in a more "wealthy Western rockstar" look than a return to Visual Shock.

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* VisualKei: One of the TropeMakers in TheEighties and TheNineties. He entirely dropped the style and the scene, denouncing it as evil, around 1996 when he became more involved with Masaya's sect. As of 2008, he adopted the style again for performances, but more in a more "wealthy Western rockstar" look than a return to Visual Shock.Shock, though around 2013 and onward, he's thrown himself back into the style completely and is one of its most notable figures, often organizing jam band shows and appearing with other visual artists.
22nd Jan '17 7:15:18 PM RevolutionStone
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* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan song co-written with [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan song co-written with [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]]. Some versions of ''Born to be Free," specifically live concerts and the studio single version. (In TV lives, he does a LastSecondWordSwap for "sucker" or "falcon.")
21st Jan '17 7:33:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan song co-written with [[TaijiSawada Taiji]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: The lyrics to "Desperate Angel," his XJapan song co-written with [[TaijiSawada [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]].
15th Oct '16 8:19:39 PM nombretomado
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In his early days and the early days of the band, his role was "cartoon monster" + aggressive dominant leather daddy + Music/{{Kiss}}-style demon, to yell at the audience and get them worked up (sometimes even by ''directly insulting'' them), while singing dark lyrics about sex, murder, drugs, and whatever else Yoshiki could put into a song to make it shocking and angsty enough. Offstage, he was and is actually relatively quiet, even more truly shy than Yoshiki (as seen in the interviews where Yoshiki does all the talking or most of it, and what with Yoshiki being the FaceOfTheBand post 2008, and with a comparison of how many posts he makes to his FaceBook -and his avoiding other social media entirely until he opened his Instagram account - as compared to Yoshiki's far more prolific posting and network presence) and seemingly an all around NiceGuy.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In his early days and the early days of the band, his role was "cartoon monster" + aggressive dominant leather daddy + Music/{{Kiss}}-style demon, to yell at the audience and get them worked up (sometimes even by ''directly insulting'' them), while singing dark lyrics about sex, murder, drugs, and whatever else Yoshiki could put into a song to make it shocking and angsty enough. Offstage, he was and is actually relatively quiet, even more truly shy than Yoshiki (as seen in the interviews where Yoshiki does all the talking or most of it, and what with Yoshiki being the FaceOfTheBand post 2008, and with a comparison of how many posts he makes to his FaceBook Website/{{Facebook}} -and his avoiding other social media entirely until he opened his Instagram account - as compared to Yoshiki's far more prolific posting and network presence) and seemingly an all around NiceGuy.
20th Jun '16 9:02:59 PM Orbiting
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28th May '16 11:16:33 AM darsdm
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Once he came to a local look-alike show as "rookie impersonator Toshiro" to perform "Forever Love" impersonating the 90s version of himself
1st Feb '16 12:01:31 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or ToshI) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of XJapan.

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Toshimitsu Deyama (better known as Toshi or ToshI) [=ToshI=]) is the vocalist and co-creator of Music/XJapan. In the [[TheEighties 80s]] and early [[TheNineties 90s]], his incredible vocal abilities and his one-of-a-kind hairstyle designed by then-bassist [[Music/TaijiSawada Taiji]] made him one of the most distinctly recognizable metal vocalists out of Japan. He, along with [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] and [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] are the most well-known members of XJapan.
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