如月 (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. In October 2022, Kaoru mentioned on The Freedom of Expression that an alternate band name for Dir En Grey was a two-kanji word. Although this more or less confirms the alternate band name being written as 如月, it's unknown if the band name of Toshiya's band was also written in kanji, or instead in hiragana (きさらぎ), katakana (キサラギ) or romaji (kisaragi).
Also in his third year, Kisaragi performed at the school's culture festival, covering bands like ZIGGY, LADIES ROOM, BUCK-TICK and LUNA SEA, but also the German metal band Helloween. This was the first time Toshiya took the stage. They also performed at a live house about a month later.
- 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 • Petit Brabancon|
Other bands: 婦夜婦夜 • 狂殺会 • 化け化け族 • 廃人黒薔薇族 • TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES • 第三帝國楽団 • 腐乱シネマ帝國楽団
|DIE:STERIA → CHARM → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey|
Other bands: TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES, TTT
|Die||1st band (on drums) → 2nd band (LINDBERG cover band, female vocalist, Die on guitar) → 3rd band (ZIGGY cover band, on vocals) → Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey • DECAYS|
|Toshiya||如月 → cruel → GOSICK (roadie) → Unknown band → 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