It is confirmed today that 44-year-old singer/actor GACKT and 23-year-old actress Fumi Nikaidou are set to star in a live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s comedy manga in the 1980s, Tonde Saitama, which is scheduled to be released in 2019. 30 years after its original publication, the manga's reprint edition has become a surprising hit in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
What's next for you after you've been a visual kei star, a Final Fantasy villain, and a pro poker player? Cryptocurrency, apparently. GACKT has become vocal about his feelings on the trend in general and his association with the new project SPINDLE in particular. Oh, and now we know his real name. Hit the jump for the schoop!
Remember when Gackt used his Instagram account to reveal that he moonlights as a pro poker player on the World Series of Poker Tour when he's not recording or touring? Turns out he's a lot better than even observers gave him credit for as he's landed among the Top 150 players list for the most recent tournament held last weekend in Las Vegas. Hit the jump for details.
The official YouTube channel of 43-year-old singer/actor GACKT has posted a 30-second preview video for his upcoming 47th single "Kimi dake no Boku de Iru Kara" (I'll be the one only for you), the OP song for the ongoing TV anime Trickster in which he also voices the main villain Kaijin Nijumensou. Check the clip featuring him as an anime character after the jump.
Japanese singer GACKT may be better known as a broding, mysterious musician, but who knew the guy also played in high-stakes poker tournaments in his spare time? The musician has apparently been quietly building his skills as a poker player in the past few years, as the singer recently placed 7th out of 96 total entrants in the recently held APT Kickoff 2017 tournament. Hit the jump for pictures
The official website of the upcoming TV anime TRICKSTER has posted a 100-second second PV introducing its OP song "Kimi dake no Boku de Iru Kara" (I'll be the one only for you) performed by GACKT. It is also confirmed that the 42-year-old singer voices The Fiend with Twenty Faces, the main villain in the story. Check the new clip after the jump!
Singer/actor/general celebrity GACKT has charged into the new year along side 2015's majestic zodiac anime... the sheep. Media shop TSUTAYA has teamed up with the artist to sell a 2015/2016 calendar celebrating the 15th anniversary of his (1999) solo debut. They then amazed and possibly traumatized fans by giving away a trio of digital calendar wallpapers with epic scenes of GACKT and his furry friend.
Joining a strong voice cast and a star roster of artists like Final Fantasy vets Shingo Kosuge and Yoshitaka Amano, the multi-talented Gackt is headlining Square Enix's new iOS game 3594e – Romance of the Three Kingdoms Hero’s Song. In addition to singing the theme, Gackt voices the role of Han dynasty warlord Lu Bu. Get a look after the jump.