- Name: Taku Sakakibara (榊原琢)
- Full name: Taku Isaac Sakakibara
- Web Site: http://www.ongaq.com/taq/
Taku Sakakibara (born August 5th, 1975) is one of the biggest names in IIDX despite his long absence from the series. Friends with both dj TAKA and Osamu Kubota, his music is known for its full sound and more complex rhythms compared to some other IIDX artists. He left beatmania IIDX in 2004 shortly after 10th style to focus on other musical endeavors outside of video game music, some of which are available to listen to on his website listed above. He has, however, provided a few pop'n music songs with German lyrics since his departure.
- Born in Germany, TaQ is notable for being fluent in German, as shown with his singing in Distress in German, as well as his lyrics for various pop'n music songs in German.
- TaQ and dj TAKA have been friends since middle school.
- TaQ was rumored to be in pop'n music Sunny Park, as his ongaq website notes pop'n music 21 on the list of music he's worked on. However, no known song of his appears in the final version of the game.
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