Tatsuya, or 達也, is best known as a member of the visual kei band DIAURA. The bright and optimistic drummer was born on March 28 in Tochigi Prefecture. He officially joined DIAURA in April 2013 after being the band’s support drummer for nearly 11 months.
But do you know for how many bands he’s been drumming before?
It’s actually quite a few! With the help of Tatsuya’s personal interviews and many other resources, I’ve created this page and his member profile.
Below you’ll find Tatsuya’s birthday, age, height, fun facts, and many pics.
So let’s get to know more about DIAURA‘s drummer Tatsuya!
Tatsuya’s Member Profile
Stage Name: 達也
In Hiragana: たつや
In Romaji: Tatsuya
Real Name: unknown
Birthday: March 28, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tochigi Prefecture
Age: 32 (2020)
Height: 172cm (5’6″)
Blood Type: A
達也 – DIAURA’s Drummer Tatsuya
Reading, taking baths, cooking, growing veggies
Sweets and desserts, sweet drinks like strawberry milk, other cute things like Disney’s Lilo or Sanomaru-kun, smoking SEVENSTARS DEEP MENTHOL
Sour and bitter things
Tatsuya Listens To
LUNA SEA, Laputa, L’Arc-en-Ciel, Hi-STANDARD, PENPALS, 175R, Mongol800, Kuroyume, SADS, Dragon Ash, Snail Ramp, Green Day, The Offspring, JUDY AND MARY, globe
DIAURA (since 2013), POPCORE, Ronove, 楽團孤独, DIS★Marionette, まりお★ねっと, LERISE
Tatsuya’s stage name is usually written in Kanji 達也 (たつや).
達 (Kun: -たち, On: タツ, ダ) means accomplished, reach, arrive, attain.
也 (Kun: なり、 か、 また, On: ヤ、 エ) means to be (classical).
Tatsuya has been using this name since his first band so this is just a coincidence. Nonetheless, I thought it’s funny that the Japanese word 達人 (tatsujin – tatsu is the same Kanji as in his name 達) means master, expert.
Maybe it was predestined?
I also just read that when he started playing drums for DIAURA, Tatsuya used the name 龍耶-tatsuya-. 龍 means “dragon” and 耶 means “question mark” (???).
I couldn’t find any information about Tatsuya’s real name, so this still seems to be a secret.
Tatsuya’s Birthday & Age
As you can see on DIAURA‘s official profile page Tatsuya’s birthday is on March 28. Therefore his zodiac sign is Aries – one of the fire signs.
I found numerous resources that said that he is born in 1988. However, none of them explained how they got to know Tatsuya’s age. Besides that, I also found someone in a forum saying that he is born in 1991.
So what’s Tatsuya’s real age?
So here are the facts. In Tatsuya’s ROCK AND READ 055 interview he said that after graduating from high school he went to music school in Tokyo.
In Japan, the school year starts in April and ends in March. Tatsuya was born on March 28, so he entered elementary school right after he turned 6 and graduated when he was 17/18.
I checked a few music schools in Tokyo and their professional drum courses are 2 years. So Tatsuya probably finished music school in March when he was about to turn 20 years old.
His first band LERISE and Tatsuya as their drummer were officially announced on September 10, 2007. If we assume that this was after graduating from music school that would mean that he was 20 at that time. And that would mean that he was born in 1987.
However, that he joined the band after graduating is just an assumption, of course. Maybe he joined them in his last year of music school before graduating? Then he was still 19 and he would be born in 1988.
Also, LERISE are actually around since April 2005 and released their first single in April 2006. Maybe it was with a different line-up, maybe it was a project as part of music school – I have no idea.
We have one more hint, though! Tatsuya also said that he is 1 year older than Shoya.
So when I write about Shoya we will get new clues!
According to the Japanese Wikipedia page, Tatsuya went to ESP Musical Academy. This musical school’s drum course is 2 years.
Tatsuya’s Height & Weight
In his Ronove blog, he answered the question by himself. In his post from September 06, 2012, Tatsuya said that he is approximately 172 cm tall. That’s 5.6 feet. He also added, “I’m not that tall”.
I have no information about Tatsuya’s weight. Probably he didn’t reveal it. However, the last time I saw him (DIAURA x DEZERT live on February 01, 2020, at 新宿BLAZE) he looked very thin.
His band members describe Tatsuya as funny, childish, innocent, charming and sweet, optimistic and positive thinking, straight forward and diligent.
When he was younger Tatsuya was a little bit shy, though. He didn’t dare to talk to girls he liked and he also didn’t like to greet people.
In high school, he wanted to change and so he got a little bit more rebellious.
But at that time he also easily lost his temper.
Tatsuya’s First DIAURA Look
After officially becoming a member of DIAURA in April 2013 Tatsuya also got his first matching outfit.
In his first artist picture, he had mahogany brown hair with red highlights. Part of his hair was shaved and the rest was styled to the front in a mohawk-like manner.
His contact lenses appear to be mist grey. and he wore a black punk visual kei outfit with shiny trousers and a black-silver scarf.
Hair Color: Mahogany brown with red highlights
Hair Style: Mohawk
Eye Color: Mist grey
Outfit: Black with shiny trousers and a scarf
Tatsuya’s DIAURA Look 2020
At the beginning of 2020, Tatsuya has long, ash-blond hair, which he wears in a loose bun. His lenses are aqua blue and his outfit is a black suit with red hems and a matching red velvet drape shirt.
Hair Color: Ash-blond
Hair Style: Long, loose bun
Eye Color: Aqua blue
Outfit: Black suit with a red velvet drape shirt
Tatsuya With No Makeup
About Tatsuya’s Style
As common for visual kei musicians, Tatsuya has changed his style very often. From medium-long brown hair to short blond and black hair, and even blue.
However, there seem to be a few styles Tatsuya likes to do over and over again. He often has his bangs styled to the left or divided in the middle and styled to the left and right.
Tatsuya also seems to prefer medium-long to long hair in ash or brown tones.
His hairstylist is Nari from Hair Make DIORAMA NEO STREET STANDARD.
Their hair salon is located in Ikebukuro.
Tatsuya’s Band History
DIAURA – Dr. 達也
After Ronove’s Vocalist KEITO quit and left the band Tatsuya was at a loss. But luckily, shortly after a certain Manager contacted Tatsuya and told him that DIAURA are searching for a support member.
Tatsuya knew that DIAURA were going on tour just 2 weeks later. But instead of wavering or dismissing the idea he saw it as a nice challenge and a good trial. And so he decided to give it a try.
He already knew Shoya, because they played in the same band before. So that helped Tatsuya with his decision and made him feel more relaxed.
Yet during his first tour and his first months with DIAURA Tatsuya experienced a lot of ups and downs. He often felt like an outcast, even though he started to get along with yo-ka, and Kei, too.
Some months after Yuu had left the band Tatsuya was invited to Ramen after their studio session. He thought that this might be it, but instead, DIAURA asked Tatsuya to join them. He immediately replied with “Yes” and that’s how Tatsuya became DIAURA’s member and official drummer.
Tatsuya has composed a few of DIAURA’s songs. His role in DIAURA’s fan club 愚民党 is ウグイスボーイ (Uguisu Bo-i) which means Bush warbler boy.
Band History & Timeline
|DIAURA||Drums||Since Apr 01, 2013
(as support since 2012)
|Ronove||Drums||Apr 23, 2011 – Oct 31, 2011|
|Drums||Jun 2008 – Jan 15, 2010|
|LERISE||Drums||Sep 2007 – May 30, 2008|
DIS★Marionette, MARIO★NETTE, and まりお★ねっと are the same band. The band started as a session band under the name まりお★ねっと / MARIO★NETTE. The band started activities in April 2008 and Tatsuya became a member in June 2008. On October 22, 2008 the band changed their name to DIS★Marionette and started their band activities.
More About Tatsuya & DIAURA
Thank you very much for reading my first post about DIAURA’s drummer Tatsuya. In my next post, I’ll upload many pictures of the things Tatsuya likes to do and also include some Tweet translations. And I’m also planning to write this kind of profile about the other members yo-ka, Kei, and Shoya.
So stay tuned and keep listening to DIAURA!
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Resources & Links
Tatsuya & DIAURA
- diaura.net (DIAURA 達也 Official Profile)
- ROCK AND READ 055 (Tatsuya’s Personal Interview – RR55)
- ROCK AND READ 068 (Tatsuya’s Personal Interview – RR68)
- facebook.com/diaurayokatatsuya (DIAURA Tatsuya Facebook Fanpage)
- ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIAURA (Japanese DIAURA Wiki page)
- toretame.jp/diauratatsuya.html (Japanese Page About Tatsuya)