guitar, keyboards,

composer, producer


:project Members:




guitar & voice


lead vocals



:past Members:







:support Musicians:


support guitar

Real name: Hisashi Takai. Support guitarist in concert, he appeared with the band only at Dis Inferno vol. III, in December 2004. He was a member of several heavy metal japanese bands: SQUIRE, X (yes, the famous X JAPAN, in 1985 and 1986 he was the lead guitarist, he played in "Orgasm" EP and wrote about 5 songs for X), ROMMEL, EMPEROR, HISASHI (his solo project) and Gyorai. A fansite about early X dedicated to Jun: http://www.geocities.com/bigkingpogo/

·Youko Takai·

soprano vocals

Partecipated in NOCTURNAL OPERA, tracks: Nocturnal Romance, monophobia, the Prophet.

Youko Takai had already worked with Mana in the past, she was one of the two soprano singers of MALICE MIZER (the other one was Maki Okada). She already interpreted various songs written by Mana (Kyomu no Naka de no Yuugi, Hakai no hate, Mayonaka ni Kawashita Yakusoku, all from the album Bara no Seidou; even the entire song Chikasuimyaku no Meiro, written by Közi, featured her wonderful voice.)


soprano chorus

Partecipated in NOCTURNAL OPERA, tracks: monophobia, vestige, the Prophet.

·Yuichiro Goto·


Partecipated in NOCTURNAL OPERA, tracks: monophobia e vestige.

Yuichiro Goto also already worked with Mana in the past, he played violin for MALICE MIZER in the Bara no Seidou album. He plays the violin in Kagami no Butou Genwaku no Yoru, Shiroi Hada ni Kuruu Ai to Kanashimi no Rondo and Saikai no Chi to Bara. He also directed a string ensemble in Seinaru Toki Eien no Inori).

·Yuki Ishimaru·


Partecipated in Shadows Temple and NOCTURNAL OPERA, track: Shadows Temple.

·Shadow X·

death voice

The mysterious Shadow X is credited on the single Shadows Temple and the albums NOCTURNAL OPERA and Beyond the Gate. Apparently he did some screamed/whispered vocal parts in several songs, but his parts were performed by Juka, K or Seth in concerts. No one ever seen him: his real identity is unknown (in fact also his actual existence is questioned), but there are rumors speculating that he can be Mana himself.


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