He was born in 1973 in Okinawa, Japan. He is one of the Japanese leading rock music singers and has fans worldwide. Recently, he stretched his activity to the stage and now plays roles such as that of a shogun and samurai. The final design of Gackpoid is heavily influenced by many aspects of Gackt's own personality.
Gackt is no stranger to overseas and foreign performances. As he can speak English and Chinese, he has performed songs in those languages too. He also has been in one Hollywood film, Bunraku, as the role of Yoshi.
In the year 2009, Gackt placed a contest for GACKPOID users to 'challenge' their capabilities.Later the winning song along with the runners-up song would then be added into Gackt's next 39th album.
The winning song was "Episode.0", by mathru/KanimisoP ;along with "Paranoid Doll" by NatsuP were chosen and will be sung by Gackt and featured in his next album "Episode.0". (For detailed information of the song contest view the 'Song Competition' article under "Kamui Gakupo".)