Masayuki Tanaka (田中昌之 Tanaka Masayuki , June 30, 1951–) is a Japanese vocalist. He was born in Imari, Saga. One of his influences was Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. He became the high vocalist of the band Crystal King (クリスタルキング Kurisutaru Kingu ) in 1975, known for their anime soundtracks such as Hokuto no Ken (北斗の拳 Fist of the North Star ) where Tanaka provided the vocals in the chorus of its opening theme. In 1986 he left Crystal King to start a solo career. But in June of 1989 he lost his voice after being struck in the throat by a baseball and was never able to regain his original three-octave vocal range.
In the late 1990s and early 2000's, he worked on the soundtracks of the tokusatsu series Ultraman Gaia (ウルトラマンガイア Urutoraman Gaia ) and Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga ). He is also featured on the Katamari Damacy soundtrack Katamari Fortissimo Damacy where he sings "Katamari on the Rock" (塊オンザロック Katamari on za Rokku ), the main theme of the game.
- "Ai o Torimodose!!" (愛をとりもどせ!! Take Back the Love!! , with Crystal King) - 1984
- "Yuria... Towa ni" (ユリア…永遠に Yuria… Eternally , with Crystal King) - 1984
- "Ultraman Gaia!" (ウルトラマンガイア! Urutoraman Gaia! , with Kazuki Daimon) - 1998
- "Power of Gaia" (ガイアノチカラ Gaia no Chikara , with Kazuki Daimon) - 1998
- "Kamen Rider Kuuga!" (仮面ライダークウガ! Kamen Raidā Kūga! ) - 2000
- "TRY & CHASE" - 2000
- "Red Desire" - 2000
- "THE MASKED RIDER KUUGA!" - 2001
- "Katamari on the Rock: Main Theme" (塊オンザロック～メインテーマ Katamari on za Rokku ~Mein Tēma ) - 2004
- Masayuki Tanaka's official website (Japanese)