Welcome to hydeist: an angel's tale, a shrine dedicated to Hideto "HYDE" Takarai from a well-known Japanese rock band; L`Arc~en~ciel. Currently, you are hydeist's visitor, accompanied with . While some of the contents are still unavailable or under heavy construction due to countless revamps that I've been doing for the past 11 years, you can and will be able to lurk or browse majority of the completed infomation. The multimedia section holds a small gallery at the moment and will soon be filled with wonderful photos. Please enjoy your stay!


Hydeist was first launched as nothing but a simple appreciation of Hyde on December 13, 2005 under the free webhosting site, GeoCities. The site mainly focused in showcasing photos of Hyde and lyrics from my well-picked songs from his albums and singles. As I add stuffs to the site, I’ve started adding information about the main subject. Thus, turning the simple portfolio into a shrine.

Some months later, I’ve stopped updating the mini shrine due to personal life and has been put up into hiatus until GeoCities finally closed up. Which happened to be a dreadful dismay and heartache to my part because I was stupid not to backup the entire website. So, apparently, I lost the important tidbits. Lucky me, I didn’t delete the pictures and the songs. Because of this, I was left to start from scratch, digging into my head and re-reading the resources I’ve had that time.