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Trivia (19)

He prefers candles over electric lights.

Was once a member of the famous Japanese band Malice Mizer.

Began classical piano education at age three.

He has two pets, a female Maine coon cat named Mei and a male white long haired Chihuahua named Eneru. His female miniature dachshund dog named Belle Constantine Chappy passed away in December of 2007.

Was voted number one in Oricon Magazine's "Sexiest Male Singer" ranking in September, 2005, and "Male Celebrity With Most Ideal Body" in June, 2010.

Has been a lifelong fan of the Gundam series.

Keeps a massive collection of knives, guns, candle sticks, DVD movies, manga comics, artificial flowers, and skull-shaped interior goods in his house.

Has worked as a runway model for favorite designer Yoshiyuki Konishi.

Owns the Tamaly Bar restaurant. The exact location of the restaurant was never publicly announced. The small dining room accommodates about 20 people, and the expensive but extensive menu provides a full 7 course meal with dessert.

Contributed a series of advertisements for the popular video game 'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty' and was rewarded for providing the publicity by having his name put into the game on one of the dog tags the player can collect from enemy soldiers.

The astounding Tokyo Dome Christmas Eve show that he performed on December 24th, 2005, is on record as his most expensive to mount and one of the costliest in Japanese concert history. The one-time-only event was estimated by his business partners to have cost ¥500 million (or about $4,296,270), and it took him and his other performers two years to plan and six months to rehearse.

Lists New York, New York as his favorite city in the world (along with Paris, France). In fact, Gackt met former fellow Gackt Job member Masa in New York just after he went solo from Malice Mizer. Like much of the world, Gackt was stunned and devastated upon hearing of the attack on New York on September 11th, 2001, and in both sympathy to one of his favorite cities and as a plea to the world for peace, he wrote his Christmas ballad '12 Gatsu no Love Song' ('December Love Song') and filmed the music video for it in the recovering city. Enlisting people he found on the streets, he made regular New Yorkers the stars and subjects. The people held up signs and drawings expressing their hopes and asking for peace. At the end of the video, he signed a banner that had been placed near the site of the former World Trade Center, to show his solidarity with the people of the city and to further his appeal for a peaceful world, not just at Christmas, but throughout the years to come.

Concludes his 2005 Japan Tour "Diabolos" with a historic December 24th Christmas Eve concert in the Tokyo Dome, one of Japan's largest arenas. The sold-out arena in the heart of Tokyo filled with 44,000 fans to celebrate Christmas with Gackt. It is the first time he has ever performed to such a large audience and given such a long concert. [December 2005]

Releases his new CD single "Redemption" on January 25th. The single is a tie-in to the new "Dirge of Cerberus - Final Fantasy VII" game, and both the 'A' and 'B' sides are themes from the game. [January 2006]

Begins 2005 Japan tour on September 23rd at the Toda Bunka Kaikan (Toda City Culture Hall) in Saitama. The tour is to have no less than 36 shows at 28 arenas over the next 3 months. [September 2005]

Appears with famed 'Kidô senshi Gandamu' creator Yoshiyuki Tomino at the premiere of the new 'Kidô senshi Z Gandam A New Translation III - Love is the Pulse of the Stars' movie on February 23rd at the Yurakuchou Marion Asashi Hall in Tokyo. This film marks the end of the collaboration between the two on this project, but both men have expressed admoration for the works of the other, and hope to be able to work on another project in the future. [February 2006]

Released his sixth and seventh albums together, The Sixth Day and The Seventh Night. Sixth Day is a collection of his Single releases, re-recorded and enhanced, and Seventh Night is an unplugged studio album, meaning an acoustic album of previously released songs. [July 2004]

Begins the Asian tour of the Diabolos concert series with a January 15th performance at the Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea. [January 2006]

Album release "Diabolos" [September 2005]