A few years ago I started to get into shred, power, and neo-classical artists and bands from Japan. I realize this question is like a needle in a haystack but Iv'e got to ask it.

I saw one Japanese guy on YouTube (early 20s I would guess)  but for the life of me cannot remember his name. He played a blue ESP M-II or Horizon guitar. He had two videos playing songs from his (I assume debut) album. I think he might have been wearing a plaid pattern. This was a professionally shot video, not a webcam bedroom studio.

His playing was incredibly smooth and he made sweeps looks effortless.

I searched for two hours yesterday trying to figure out who this guitar player is. I hope the videos are still out there!

I'd be supper happy if someone knows this player or recalls seeing a video like this.