Shinya is Dir en grey's
drummer. His full name is Terachi Shinya. Shinya was born in
Osaka on Feb. 24, 1978. His blood type is B and he stands at 5'7".
He has big eyes and full lips for an Asian man, and he could not look
like a man if he tried to. Shinya's hair has been both curly and straight,
and varying shades of brown and red. Currently it is blonde. He
is the youngest member of the band, loves his chichuahua more than anyone
else, and hardly ever talks (he is very very very very shy). It is
very wrong how good he looks in a miniskirt. He is the only one that
does not smoke and he tries to eat healthy, though he has a soft spot for
ice cream. He gets teased the most, by his bandmates and interviewers
- Shinya loves riddles and reading books that can "train his
- Shinya is very quiet. It took the rest of the band 6 months
to figure out he had finally bought a telephone. It was another
6 months to a year before he gave them his number.
- When asked to list his 3 most precious things, Shinya replied: 1.
My dog; 2. my parents' dog; 3. Dir en Grey.
- Out of all of his bandmates, Shinya is closest to Kyo.
- When asked to say something to each of his bandmates, Shinya replied
with: "Kyo, don't catch a cold. Die, don't let others beat
you up. Kaoru, please be gentler. Toshiya, don't be nosy."
- Shinya describes his most blissful moment of the day as: "When
I return home. Yumi barks welcome happily, and I will say to him, "I'm
back!" The best is sleeping in bed with him. "
- When asked what the moon makes him think of, Shinya replied simply
- Shinya needs an average of 10 hours of sleep each night, and during
holidays he is known to nap with his dog for up to 12 hours.
- When asked what he is confidant about, Shinya replied solving riddles.
- Shinya does not believe he will truly be grown up until he becomes
- During one of Kyo's speeches at an Osaka concert (involving many
"anou's and eto's") he suddenly decided that Shinya would
give a short speech. Shinya immediately clapped his hand over his mouth
and tried to become invisible. He did eventually speak, but gave the
microphone back quickly.
- At the Tokyo NKH Hall Concert, as Dir en grey came out for the second
part of the concert, each member sgot on top of the box at center stage.
Kaoru grabbed Shinya, picked him up horizontally and set him down on
his side in front of the drums.
- A fan once sent Shinya a vacuum cleaner.
- He is also getting involved in things apart from the band. He
models jewelry for a company called Wild Strawberry.
- Shinya "blew trumpet" in his high school brass band. Because
of this, the rest of the band has teased him about his lips.
- Kyo says that Shinya looks like a space robot and talks like a nutty
professor ("Such as, we made nice tea, we would say ‘nice tea’,
wouldn’t we ? But Shinya would say ‘this tea is quiet nice tea. What
do you put in this tea !’")
- Despite his shy appearance, the rest of the band claims Shinya is