きさらぎ (Kisaragi) was Toshiya's second band. They formed in his third year at Nagano Shun'ei High School (April 1994 to March 1995). In an interview on Nack5 FM Triangle Super Audition, Toshiya explained that the band's name, which is an archaic word for "February", was one of the names considered for Dir En Grey.
At some point, Kisaragi performed at the school's culture festival. This was the first time Toshiya took the stage. They also performed at a live house about a month later, covering bands like BUCK-TICK and LUNA SEA, but also the German metal band Helloween.
- Bass – Toshiya
|1994/95||Nagano Shun'ei High School||High-school festival.|
|Members||Dir En Grey History|
|Before Dir En Grey • 1997 • 1998 • 1999|
|ALBATROSS (roadie) → 黒夢 (roadie) → 月蝕 → Viṣṇu → Masquerade → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, sukekiyo|
Other bands: 婦夜婦夜, 狂殺会, 廃人黒薔薇族, TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES, 京
Poems: 自虐、斂葬腐乱シネマ, 前略、お元気ですか、最果ての地より名も無き君に愛をこめて…, 「我葬の詩」上巻, 下巻
|DIE:STERIA → CHARM → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey|
Other bands: TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES
|Die||Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, DECAYS|
|Toshiya||きさらぎ → cruel → GOSICK (roadie) → PIERROT (roadie) → GOSICK → D†L → Dir En Grey|
|Shinya||人工天使 → Siva → Ruby → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, SERAPH|
Other bands: Unknown session band, 廃人黒薔薇族