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[[caption-width-right:220: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast DIE!]]]]

There is another famous musician named Die in VisualKei - if you are looking for the ex hide with Spread Beaver keyboardist he is listed as DaijiroNozawa. This page is about the Music/DirEnGrey rhythm guitarist.

Daisuke Andou, known by his stage name [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Die]], is a Japanese HeavyMetal musician and songwriter, best known as the rhythm guitarist (and occasional lead guitarist) of Music/DirEnGrey. Unusually for a rhythm guitarist (who generally gets far less notice than the lead or even the bassist), he became immediately recognized as one of the most famous members of Music/DirEnGrey primarily via MemeticMutation and the like.

!Die provides examples of:
* AscendedFanboy: Almost in competition with Kaoru in the "who's a better [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] {{expy}}" contest.
* TheBigGuy: Is this to Music/DirEnGrey, being the tallest and most "masculine" member of the band, even in their heaviest Visual Kei phases.
* DyeHard: In the past, candy apple red hair much like hide's. Dropped this once the band went post-visual.
* FollowTheLeader: A huge fan of [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and wanted to be like him (see above).
* GroupieBrigade: Is ''nigh-famous'' for having an active one both in Japan and in the US, and more than a few US fans of Music/DirEnGrey have claimed to have had sexual encounters with him at some point or another. He once dated, among others, someone from Yoshiki's US entourage and an internet fangirl who went into modeling for him. Among ''many'' others.
* {{Guyliner}}
* OlderThanTheyLook: Very much so, though he's likely the oldest looking member of Dir en Grey.
* TheRedStapler: ESP guitars, especially ''that big red guitar''.
* StageNames: He goes exclusively by "Die." No, it's [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast not pronounced "dee-eh"]].
* VisualKei: He has, along with the rest of the band, went post-visual since the release of ''Marrow Of A Bone'', though he has been experimenting with VK once again (as seen in the "Shot In One Take" [=PVs=] for "Rinkaku" and "Kiri to Mayu" where he is seen with dark red hair).