Kyōsuke Himuro, born on October 7, 1960 in Takasaki, Gunma, is a Japanese singer. He was a member of the Japanese legendary rock group Boøwy from 1981 to 1988. Tomoyasu Hotei is the same band’s member. Now, he lives in Los Angeles, California. He purchased a palatial residence in Beverly Hills in 2004 which Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player, sold because of transference to another team. His nickname is “Himurock”.
“Wild Romance” was used as the ending theme music for the Japanese dubbed version of “Van Helsing”.
He has frequently played music with Steve Stevens. For example, Stevens participated in Himuro’s album as a guitarist and his concert tour after his album “I・DE・A”.
When he was 23 years old, he married an acquaintance from his high school days. He is now the father of 2 sons and 1 daughter.
On August 22, 2004, he held a concert, which is title “21th Century Boowys VS HIMURO”, in Tokyo Dome. He sang many Boøwy era’s songs after sixteen years’ silence in this concert.
Most recently, Himuro’s song “Calling”, from his 1989 album “Neo Fascio”, was used as the theme song to the highly anticipated 2005 CG Film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (North American Version). The film’s director Tetsuya Nomura has noted that Himuro’s music has been highly influential in his own work, and when asked about his contribution to the film, Himuro said that he was happy his work would be used in “the best CG movie ever made in Japan”.
The Japanese release of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete features a new ending song by Himuro, replacing the original use of “Calling”. “Safe and Sound” is the title and it features My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. “Safe and Sound” was released on iTunes store on April 29, 2009.
On August 5 and 6, 2006, he held a concert called KYOSUKE HIMURO+GLAY 2006 at AJINOMOTO-STADIUM “SWING ADDICTION” with Japanese band Glay in Tokyo Stadium. In addition, Himuro released first collaborated single with Glay called “Answer” on August 2, 2006.
Official Website: http://www.himuro.com/
iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/himuro.com/id408256310?mt=8