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"New Pop in the USA"

Delicate, Dramatic, Eccentric, Energetic!
I would like to hear more songs by SATORU. I am playing "Ash Returns to Ash" in RobKast Radio right now! - RobKast Radio (The Netherlands)

"I Really Like SATORU's Music!"

I really like SATORU's music! I will definately will add his music to my future podcast. - Radio Orphan Podcast

"My New Favorite, SATORU"

Aggressive, Boisterous, Confident, Energetic, Freewheeling, Intense, Passionate, Rambunctious, Slick, Smooth, Awaggering! - The Cadence Revolution

"Carefree, Energetic, Lush"

A good feel albumwith Latin backbone that makes me smile... I can see where SATORU's music would fit in perfectly in a set of music on a radio program. The percussion is cantagious. Thanks for sharing. - Green Arrow Radio

"Comlex, Lush"

Very lush rich sound. - Indie Music Stop


1st Album: Ash Returns to Ash (2007)
2nd Album: Balancing in the Twilight (2008)
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Born and raised in Japan until he came to the USA for graduate study in Comparative Religion. (Though SATORU is not a member of any religious group, he has been most strongly influenced by Buddhist philosophy.) As a co-founder, he established Viz Media and developed the company into the largest Manga (Japanese comics) and Anime (Japanese animation) publisher in the USA. A few years ago, he became a part-time consultant for the company to pursue his life-long passion, music. He also is a singer for one of the most exciting San Francisco progressive rock bands, THE THUNDERS.