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* BiTheWay: Despite all the Yaoi stuff he has drawn/liked and the onstage fanservice, Pata has also written songs explicitly about heterosexual sex on his solo material. He was also married to a woman for a short period and had at least one child.


Tomoaki Ishizuka (best known by his stage name of "Pata," either chosen by himself or bestowed upon him by other bandmates because of how he reminded them of the main character in Manga/{{Patalliro}} ) is a Japanese rock guitarist best known for being the second guitarist of the band Music/XJapan. Before his days with X Japan, he had his own band, "Judy" which he had asked [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] to join, an offer which was turned down. Later, when one of X's guitarists took ill, Yoshiki asked Pata to join X Japan, he accepted, and the band's most recognizable lineup was in place.

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Tomoaki Ishizuka (best (born November 4, 1965), best known by his stage name of "Pata," either "Pata" (either chosen by himself or bestowed upon him by other bandmates because of how he reminded them of the main character in Manga/{{Patalliro}} ) is a Japanese rock guitarist best known for being the second guitarist of the band Music/XJapan. Before his days with X Japan, he had his own band, "Judy" which he had asked [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] to join, an offer which was turned down. Later, when one of X's guitarists took ill, Yoshiki asked Pata to join X Japan, he accepted, and the band's most recognizable lineup was in place.


After hide's death, he organized an alternative-rock band called Dope Headz with XJapan bassist Heath, and he continued to play with Heath in Dope Headz until the dissolution of the band. He also recorded with Music/{{Miyavi}} on Miyavi's album ''Galyuu,'' as second guitar. He would go on to form his current band, Ra:IN (members Pata [g], Michiaki [b], Tetsu [d], D.I.E. [keyboards, programming, vocals]

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After hide's death, he organized an alternative-rock band called Dope Headz with XJapan Music/XJapan bassist Heath, and he continued to play with Heath in Dope Headz until the dissolution of the band. He also recorded with Music/{{Miyavi}} on Miyavi's album ''Galyuu,'' as second guitar. He would go on to form his current band, Ra:IN (members Pata [g], Michiaki [b], Tetsu [d], D.I.E. [keyboards, programming, vocals]



Currently, as of February 2016, he is recovering from alcohol-induced liver and gastrointestinal damage which led to portal thrombosis and damage to his large intestine, which has led to a hiatus for XJapan and doubts about the future...

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Currently, as of February 2016, he is recovering from alcohol-induced liver and gastrointestinal damage which led to portal thrombosis and damage to his large intestine, which has led to a hiatus for XJapan Music/XJapan and doubts about the future...


* FunctionalAddict: To the point of DrunkenMaster as shown above. He's a hardcore alcoholic, but rarely if ever, especially past the mid-nineties, does he even make a noticeable mistake or even seem overly intoxicated onstage.

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* FunctionalAddict: To the point of DrunkenMaster as shown above. He's He was a hardcore alcoholic, alcoholic especially from 1998 onward, but rarely if ever, especially past the mid-nineties, does he even make a noticeable mistake or even seem overly intoxicated onstage.


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* OffTheWagon: While he had been known for heavy drinking most of his adult life, his drinking took a seriously dangerous and scary turn after hide's and Taiji's deaths. After 2011, it was beginning to affect his performances and raise concerns among fans, finally resulting in a life-threatening episode of portal thrombosis and severe diverticulitis from the damage alcohol was doing to his liver and intestinal tract.


** His 2016 illness was a direct result of this - liver and gastrointestinal damage as a result of alcoholism.

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** His 2016 illness was a direct result of this - liver and gastrointestinal damage as a result of alcoholism. As of March 2016, though, he has been sober for two months.


Currently, as of February 2016, he is hospitalized with what is officially stated to be "thrombosis" (a blood clot).

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Currently, as of February 2016, he is hospitalized with what is officially stated recovering from alcohol-induced liver and gastrointestinal damage which led to be "thrombosis" (a blood clot).
portal thrombosis and damage to his large intestine, which has led to a hiatus for XJapan and doubts about the future...



* TheAlcoholic: Admitted as such in interviews where he's referred to drinking a to go '''bowl''' (e.g. the size of a full ramen cup) of ''80 proof whiskey'' for breakfast as if such an admission were nothing. His wife also divorced him for cause - the cause being alcoholism.
** There are widespread rumors that his recent illness is alcoholism-related. Mentioning those, however, will often start a FlameWar.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Unusually averted, despite his being TheAlcoholic. Aside from the abusive/bad behavior that led to the divorce and one car crash that may not have even been his fault (because no one knows for sure, to this day, whether it was he or hide driving hide's car), especially after TheNineties, he is generally known to be a fairly mellow drunk and ''not'' known for getting into trouble, destroying stuff, or stupidly dangerous behavior as a result of drinking.

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* TheAlcoholic: Admitted as such in interviews where he's referred to drinking a to go '''bowl''' (e.g. the size of a full ramen cup) of ''80 ''45 proof whiskey'' for breakfast as if such an admission were nothing. His wife also divorced him for cause - the cause being alcoholism.
** There are widespread rumors that his recent His 2016 illness is alcoholism-related. Mentioning those, however, will often start was a FlameWar.
direct result of this - liver and gastrointestinal damage as a result of alcoholism.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Unusually averted, averted for many years, despite his being TheAlcoholic. Aside from the abusive/bad behavior that led to the divorce and one car crash that may not have even been his fault (because no one knows for sure, to this day, whether it was he or hide driving hide's car), especially after TheNineties, he is generally known to be a fairly mellow drunk and ''not'' known for getting into trouble, destroying stuff, or stupidly dangerous behavior as a result of drinking.drinking... until 2016, when severe, life-threatening health problems arose from his use of alcohol, derailing the band's plans for the year.

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Currently, as of February 2016, he is hospitalized with what is officially stated to be "thrombosis" (a blood clot).


** There are widespread rumors that his recent illness is alcoholism-related. Mentioning those, however, will often start a FlameWar.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Pata is only 49 years old.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Pata is only 49 50 years old.


Pata, along with DynamiteTommy and Music/TaijiSawada and others, also appeared in the Japanese rock film "Attitude."

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Pata, along with DynamiteTommy Music/DynamiteTommy and Music/TaijiSawada and others, also appeared in the Japanese rock film "Attitude."


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Though the least noticed of the band, many fans say he is the more skilled of X Japan's guitarists.



* FetishRetardant: What some fans consider the beard+moustache look and his now-withering body. Though others find it attractive...



* TheRedStapler: Les Paul guitars, Jack Daniels whiskey, the Yomiuri Giants, "{{Patalliro}}!", and cats.


* YoungerThanTheyLook: Pata is only 48 years old.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Pata is only 48 49 years old.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) photo with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] and [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] at Music/XJapan live in Yokohama in 2014]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) photo playing with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] and [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] X Japan at Music/XJapan live in Yokohama in Madison Square Garden, 2014]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) photo with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] and [[Music/YoshikiHayashi]] at Music/XJapan live in Yokohama in 2014]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) photo with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] and [[Music/YoshikiHayashi]] [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] at Music/XJapan live in Yokohama in 2014]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) performing with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] at Yokohama in 2014]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pata (left) performing photo with [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] and [[Music/YoshikiHayashi]] at Music/XJapan live in Yokohama in 2014]]

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