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Acid Black Cherry promoting Recreation 3 (2013)

Yasu is a Japanese rock musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, currently signed to avex trax. His debut in the music business was as the vocalist of the Japanese rock band Janne Da Arc. In 2007, Yasu debuted as Acid Black Cherry with the single "SPELL MAGIC".


  • Real Name: Hayashi Yasunori (林保徳)
  • Birth Date: January 27, 1975 (1975-01-27) (age 44)
  • Birth Place: Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 170 cm (5'7)
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Foot Size: 26cm
  • Cigarettes: Kent 1
  • Favorite Artists: DEAD END, BOØWY
  • Respected Person: hyde of L'Arc~en~Ciel
  • Favorite Movie: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa)
  • Favorite Manga: Parasyte
  • Favorite Color: White, blue and grey
  • Likes: playing pachinko and reading manga late into the night
  • Favorite Video Game Character: Dante (Devil May Cry)


In January 26th, 2007 it was announced that Janne Da Arc would be taking a break and the members would be pursuing solo careers. It wasn't until June that an announcement appeared on the official site of Janne Da Arc about the start of Acid Black Cherry. It also included the announcement of the first single, SPELL MAGIC, to be released in July.

The first single reached #4 on the Oricon weekly charts. For the recordings yasu worked together with various well-known artists such as SUGIZO (LUNA SEA), Jun-Ji (SIAM SHADE) and SHUSE (ex La'cryma Christi) and in live performances he was supported by Chisato (Penicillin) and YUKI (Dustar-3).

Yasu appeared as a guest vocalist in a song called D.D.D. by jealkb. In 2012, he joined the Halloween project HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA.


  • Yasu has admitted to being bisexual
  • Yasu is a huge fan of HYDE of VAMPS/L'Arc~en~Ciel and refers to him as "kami-sama" or "God"


Acid Black Cherry promoting "Aishitenai" (2007)
Acid Black Cherry promoting "Jigsaw" (2008)
Acid Black Cherry promoting "Nemuri Hime" (2009)
Acid Black Cherry promoting "Re:birth" (2010)
Acid Black Cherry promoting "Pistol" (2011)
Acid Black Cherry promoting "2012" (2012)

Studio Albums

Cover Albums

Live Albums


Video Releases

Compilations / Other






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Band Score

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  • [2007.11.15] ARENA 37C No.303 2007 December (Feature)
  • [2008.02.29] FOOL'S MATE No.318 2008 April (Cover & Feature)
  • [2008.03.10] ARENA 37C No.307 2008 April (Cover & Feature)
  • [2009.08.10] ARENA 37C No.324 2009 September (Cover & Feature)
  • [2009.08.xx] Fool's Mate I.S. No.005 (Feature)
  • [2010.07.xx] FOOL'S MATE 2010 September Issue (Cover & Feature)
  • [2010.08.10] ARENA 37 Degree September 2010 (Cover & Feature)
  • [2010.08.28] MUSIQ? SPECIAL OUT of MUSIC Vol.10 (Cover & Feature)
  • [2010.09.xx] FOOL'S MATE 2010 November Issue (Feature)
  • [2010.10.xx] MUSIQ? SPECIAL OUT of MUSIC Vol.11 (Feature)
  • [2011.03.xx] ARENA37 Degree April 2011 Issue (Cover & Feature)
  • [2011.04.xx] FOOL'S MATE May 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.04.28] ARENA37 Degree ARCHIVES (Cover & Feature)
  • [2011.08.xx] FOOL'S MATE October 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.09.xx] ARENA37 Degree October 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.09.xx] FOOL'S MATE November 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.10.xx] ARENA37 Degree November 2011 Issue (Feature)

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