Kikuo (きくお) (born 1988) is a producer with steady popularity. His songs are known for having dark subjects paired with upbeat music. His use of unique instrumental textures, harmonies, and sound effects, along with a high level of attention to detail, gives his music a singular sound.
He began music production in 2003, with his first VOCALOID music submission made in 2010. He mainly uses Hatsune Miku in his VOCALOID songs and has made demo songs for Tone Rion, IA, Anri Rune, and Hatsune Miku V3. In more recent works, he has taken to use ACE Studio vocal Qi Xuan. Kikuo's most popular songs include "Gomenne, Gomenne" and "Aishite, Aishite, Aishite".
In 2021, he released the song 'Voice of Swahaa.' He also collaborated with Vocaloid producer CosMo on the song 'Spider's Thread' for the rhythm game CHUNITHM.
In 2022, he made an appearance in NHK's documentary "究極の歌姫〜バーチャルシンガー・初音ミク〜" (Ultimate Diva : Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku).