Kouki is the vocalist of the Japanese visual kei rock band D=OUT, which was formed in 2006. Not limiting themselves to just their home country, the band has toured not only in Tokyo and other parts of Japan but in Europe and Asia as well.
Debuting as Kouki Hanamizakura, he is also a performer of enka, a more traditional Japanese music style, in addition to his visual kei rock band activities. He has achieved the #1 ranking on the enka song chart in both Japan and France.
Kouki places a heavy importance on art that is unique to Japan as he plays the tsugaru shamisen and incorporates Japanese dancing fans into his performances.
With artistic work that only he can create, he hopes that people around the world will feel moments that make their hearts dance, even just a little bit.