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Kobuchi Kentarou promoting CALLING (2009)

Kobuchi Kentarou (小渕健太郎) is a Japanese singer, guitarist, lyricist and composer. He is one of the two members and the main composer of Kobukuro.


  • Name: Kobuchi Kentarou (小渕健太郎)
  • Nicknames: Kobii, Shunin, Kenbou, Kobi-chan
  • Birthdate: March 13, 1977 (1977-03-13) (age 42)
  • Birthplace: Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 168cm
  • Family: Wife, daughter and son (fraternal twins, born 2008.12.09)



Non-Kobukuro Credits


  • He began playing the guitar because he was fan of the guitarist Okuda Tamio, member of UNICORN.
  • He was 18 when his mother died. The song "Tooku de.." included on Kobukuro's first indie album, Saturday 8:pm was inspired by her death. Years later Kobuchi composed the song "Tsubomi", also inspired by her death.
  • He worked as termite exterminator after he finish high school.
  • He is commonly known as "Kobukuro's smaller one" (コブクロの小さいほう) .
  • He is good at drawing. He has designed some of Kobukuro's covers and tour goods.
  • He is a fan of Mr.Children and BUMP OF CHICKEN.

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