Hide was born on December 13th, 1964, making him a Sagittarius. Those born under this zodiac sign are said to be the eternal dreamers and are always seeking new and exciting experiences. They are naturally enthusiastic and optimistic, and eager to explore the world around them. They have a great sense of adventure, and their enthusiasm and positive attitude make them great companions.
Hide’s birthplace is the rural village of Yokosuka. Growing up, he and his brother, Yoshiki, were always listening to classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, inspiring him to form his own band. Hide’s ambition and drive to push himself beyond the boundaries of traditional music is a reflection of the Sagittarian’s never-ending search for knowledge and stimulation.
He formed the band X Japan in 1982, and quickly gained a cult following. When X Japan’s career took off, Hide became an iconic figure in visual kei, a theatrical style of Japanese rock music. He drew inspiration from sources that other visual kei artists did not, such as Corbin Bleu and KISS, and his signature songs such as “Joker” and “Kurenai” were a great representation of his free spirit.
Hide’s musician style was built upon an exploration of his creative potential – something that is often seen in Sagittarians. He was always experimenting with different concepts, sounds, and visuals which further elevated his status as a musical innovator. As an artist, Hide was very receptive to change and toss away doubts and conventional thinking. What made Hide stand out was his ability to take risks, to push himself and the music that he produced to new levels.
In addition to his music career, Hide was also involved in various business ventures as a model, actor, and fashion designer. His fashion line, SPIRAL, was characterized by its unique punk-rock look and was highly sought after by people looking to emulate Hide’s personal style. This is a trait common to Sagittarians, who are often seen as trendsetters and constantly re-evaluating their lives in search of different experiences.
Hide passed away in May 1998 but his legacy lives on in the music he produced and the fashion standards he set for generations of visual kei artists. He truly was an artist that broke the boundaries of traditional music, something that many Sagittarians strive for. His commitment to creativity, exploration and new experiences makes him an inspiration for Sagittarius and aspiring musicians alike.