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Legal name: 菅止戈男


Shikao Suga (スガ シカオ, Suga Shikao, born July 28, 1966) is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter from Tokyo. Though he uses katakana for his recording name, the kanji for his name are 菅 止戈男, but the romanization is the same. Suga is his family name and Shikao is his given name.

After graduating from Tokyo Keizai University, he worked as a "salaryman" for four years in the advertisement industry. Debuting with a major label EP album release in 1997, his J-Pop music has jazz, funk and soul influence.

Several of his songs have been used in the anime TV series show Honey and Clover, including Hachigatsu no Serenade, Tsuki to Knife and Yubikiri. Yozora no Mukō, the song he wrote the lyrics to, and sung by Smap, has appeared in several Japanese music textbooks. He also did the theme song to the movie xxxHOLiC: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume, Sanagi ~theme from xxxHOLiC the movie~ and the theme song to the xxxHOLiC TV series called Jūkyū-sai. Manatsu no Yoru no Yume has appeared in the recent Death Note live action movie as an insert song. Also, his song Yūdachi was used as the closing theme for the movie Boogiepop and Others, the opening theme for the 2000 anime series Boogiepop Phantom and Nobody Knows was used as the opening theme of the second season of the xxxHOLiC TV series, xxxHOLiC Kei. More recently, Hajimari no Hi was used as the first opening theme to Letter Bee. After a year and three months, he released the second opening of the sequel, Yakusoku. Sofa was another song used in xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki in February 17, 2009.

From October 3, 2005, until March 27, 2006, he was hosting a radio program called Night Stories Monday on J-Wave radio station which was downloadable as a podcast.

He is involved in the poster campaign for Chica Umino's seinen manga series, March Comes in Like a Lion with Anne Watanabe.

In February 2013, xxxHOLiC drama started on Wowow, and Suga Shikao's "Aitai" is used as its opening theme song.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1997 ヒットチャートをかけぬけろ 1
1997 Clover 1
1998 FAMILY 1
1999 Sweet 1
2000 4Flusher 2
2001 Sugarless 2
2003 SMILE 3
2004 TIME 2
2006 PARADE 5 1
2010 FUNKASTiC 2
2013 BEST HIT!!SUGA SHIKAO 2003-2011 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 SugarlessII 1
2013 BEST HIT!! SUGA SHIKAO 1997-2002 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 The Best Hits Of Live Recordings -Thank You- 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1997 黄金の月 1
1997 ドキドキしちゃう 1
1997 愛について 1
1998 ストーリー 1
1998 ぼくたちの日々 2
1999 夜明けまえ 2
1999 あまい果実 2
2000 SPIRIT 1
2000 AFFAIR 1
2001 8月のセレナーデ 1
2002 青空/Cloudy 1
2002 アシンメトリー 1
2003 サヨナラ/気まぐれ 1
2004 秘密 2
2004 光の川 1
2005 奇跡 / 夏陰 / サナギ 2
2006 19才 3
2006 真夏の夜のユメ 3
2007 フォノスコープ 2
2008 コノユビトマレ 1
2009 Party People 2
2009 はじまりの日 feat.Mummy-D 2
2010 サヨナラホームラン 2
2011 約束 3
2013 アイタイ 2


Year Title RatingReleases
2000 4Flusher Special Live Disc 1

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