what is DEPAPEPE (デパペペ) ?

March 11th, 2010 by Ikhsanseptian Leave a reply »

Depapepe is the transliteration of the Japanese name (デパペペ) for the acoustic guitar musical duo of Takuya Miura (born April 5, 1983) and Yoshinari Takuoka (born on July 15, 1977). The duo formed in 2002.
They released three indies before their major debut, which collectively reached sales figures of about 100,000.
They made their major debut in 2005 with their album “Let’s Go!!!”, and ranked within the top 10 of Oricon’s Instrumental Artist Debut Chart. The band’s name was cobbled together by combining the Japanese word for overbite, ‘deppa’, because of Miura’s overbite, and the name of Takuoka’s previous band ‘DERUPEPE’. Contrary to a popular rumor circulating among their fans, the two guitarists are not brothers. They are signed onto Sony Music Japan.

Their debut in 2005 with the album “Let’s Go !!!”, made it into the top 10 of Oricon’s Instrumental Artist Chart Debut. Previously, the duo has released 3 successful indie albums in the market because sales reached 100,000 copies. Many thought that the name Depa and Pepe is a nickname of their original names. However, the truth is derived from the word fathom Takuya characteristic, namely from a rather advanced teeth (crooked) that the Japanese language called deppa and last name of the band Takuoka named DERUPEPE
if combined, voila! formed a depapepe


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