Marc Panther (マーク・パンサー) is a former Men's Non-no model, MTV Japan VJ, and is currently the vocalist, songwriter, and rapper for the Japanese pop group globe. He was born to a French father and a Japanese mother on February 1970 in France. As a child, he participated in TV CM's, including one for Lipton Tea. In 1991, he released a debut solo album, entitled Ciao L'Amour Koi ni Sayonara and became a VJ for MTV Japan at the same time. In 1995, he became a rapper, under the name MARC, for the band globe on the invitation of Komuro Tetsuya even though didn't know how to rap at the time. Several months before globe's debut he had already provided his vocals for trf's album dAnce to positive, another group produced by TK.
Marc got married in 2002 and currently has one daughter.
- Japanese Name: Sakai Ryuuichi (酒井龍一)
- Real Name: Marc Jule Pinsonnat (マルク・ジュール・パンソナ)
- Birthdate: February 27, 1970
- Birthplace: Marseilles, France
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 181 cm
- Languages: Japanese, French, English
- [1991.10.03] Ciao L'Amour Koi ni Sayonara (チャオ,ラ・ムール 恋にさよなら)
- [1995.04.21] Very Very Nice Song (OK! Mix)
- [2000.03.29] THE MAIN LORD (globe featuring MARC)
- [2004.03.17] Experience (245)
- [2007.02.28] Tainted Love (245)
- [2006.07.06] Papa wa Half de Marc de Kaminari Oyaji! (パパはハーフでマークでカミナリ親父！)
- [2007.11.xx] chez Didi