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  1. 5 points
    Ikna

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    This discussion brings back some memories of the time the tokyo damage report about the inner workings of the VK industry was posted on the net and so many overseas fans were in total disbelief and denial. Most of us overseas fans never had been to a live in Japan and most of had no idea how the scene truly was in its home country. So it was really hard for many to stomach to hear that their beloved oh-so-perfect and "better than plastic, mass-produced 'murrican pop music" bands were just as fabricated by labels and couldn't write their own music or play their instruments. Even then many new VK bands were just talentless hacks who wanted to get their 15 mins of fame and easy access to pussy, and that was maybe 8-10 years ago? Around that same time LUNA SEA's Sugizo and Dir en grey Kyo commented on the then contemporary scene, that the newbies are not passionate about making art and music, but only care about attracting chicks. I remember how much hate and flack they both got then, with some fans accusing Sugizo to be jealous of the young bandomen, because they were hotter and got more girls, lol. How naive we gaijins were back then. Ofc we would also believe that there are no kusomen - our fav bandomen are all perfect, because they are hawt! It's good that the scene nowadays is more open about discussing what's going on inside and that we are not foaming at our mouths because someone "insulted" our fav bands by pointing out the obvious… like Kisaki's misdeeds. If that would have become public ten years ago I bet you there would have been at least a small army of people defending this guy. At least now most people see him for what he is. That said, VK always rubbed along with a bit of delinquency and depravity. Since the hosts entered the scene that got even more amplified, but that transition has taken place since a whole decade. I think we reached a point where almost none of the "original" spirit is left behind. Ofc you get the occasional band that's truly concerned about doing art, but for every honest group you get 10 forgettable ,mass-produced trash ones.
  2. 3 points
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    It is always a question of how far I can go without pissing some key figures off. Recently I tweeted in Japanese about these feelings towards the current seen and got around 600 likes, had lots of people DMing me saying they feel the same, but one person who does ghostwriter work got angry, can understand, we all gotta make a living.
  3. 3 points
    saiko

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    I'm really interested in this topic of the lack ofart spirit within the scene. If it existed since always, I think it is patent that is reached whole new levels in the last ten years. During this time, which for me still is a time of much frustration over discovering good artists in this scene, I've been digging a lot older bands, and kinda started to understand some threads tied to its origins, differentiating key acts, waves into the scene, and also looking profoundly for an understanding of the many Western trends that inspired VK since its very proto-eras when even the "VK" label didn't existed. Unfortunately, English is not my mother tongue, so writing down all my thoughts over these matters could take me a very hard time in order to make things meaningful and not weird at all, lol! But perhaps I could try to do it in the near future! In the meanwhile, feel free to make posts about your thoughts over this stuff! I think many of the users here are interested in discussing much more things than liking A or B band's scheduled new release and PV... @ghostpepper I will definitely read an online "diary" of your work behind the curtains!
  4. 3 points
    Zalemu

    Cursed VK Images

    Juka, Kamijo and Hizaki.
  5. 2 points
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    You have to use your brain when dealing with customers but there is nothing intellectual about the host or kyaba industry here tbh. The talking aspect is different to strip etc. In the west but honestly in ways that makes more sense in ways compared to the masochist nature of money spending for a fake relationship with lots of bs talk in between or just wanting to show off. Clubs here are not really themed but the feel of minami (osaka) compared to kabuki (tokyo) is different and same for countryside too.
  6. 2 points
    I imagined but didn't believe that 2020 would be so dark.
  7. 2 points
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    That guy is a bit more oldschool in ways, overall top guys in kabuki are a bit different. One thing I can say is the image that the vice video and this video too give of the host industry is like a 10% view. Ive thought of doing a youtube video explaining what it is really like but kind of do not want to be mainly known for that if it blew up tbh. Now I do designs for host clubs in our group and help newer guys who come into our group so I still see it from behind the scenes everyday. Honestly lots of parallels to how vk guys do mitsu eigyou.
  8. 2 points
    seys

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Like this video?
  9. 2 points
    I think "cancelled" in the title is a bold edit, I'd just say "postponed"...
  10. 2 points
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Haha oh god, to make it simple: non suit wearing i.e. regular clothes (shifuku) cute look? Like how vk bands have a more cute young makeup style if that makes sense, does not drink alcohol often, sells on face instead of talk abilities. Hard to explain all in english terms in detail.
  11. 2 points
    VERSAILLES new single, KAMIJO new album and HIZAKI grace project new single have been discontinued. http://chateau-agency.com/versailles/information/release/2186
  12. 2 points
    saiko

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Can you name the bands that you are sure they write their own stuff?
  13. 1 point
    XxXThornXxX

    {Lyrics} Baiser

    Ive constructed most of the lyrics myself, but there are some parts missing, can anyone help me? Anata o nakushii toki karasu to kurikaesu ??? Anata no egao Ano hi no nakade Mo todokanai Omoi de Anata ga nakushii to omoi no nakao samayoite ??? Anata no egao Ano hi no nakade Mo todokanai Omoi de Sayonara anata ga, tsugeita wakareno kotoba mune no oku de Sayonara ano hi no, futari eieni dakedo shinjite Anata ga naita Ano hi no nakade Mo kaeranai Omoi de Sayonara anata ga, tsugeita wakareno kotoba mune no oku de Sayonara ano hi no, futari eieni dakedo shinjite Koware sora, kokoro omoi de sae Sayonara anata ga, Sayonara ano hi no, Sayonara anata ga, Sayonara ano hi no, Sayonara... Sayonara... Sayonara... Sayonara...
  14. 1 point
    ギャロ (THE GALLO) new single "極東海賊團 神威" (Kyokutou Kaizoku Dan-Shini-) will be releasd at 2020/05/21 (3 songs) [tracklist] 01. 極東海賊團-神威- (Kyokutou Kaizoku Dan-Shini-) 02. 極東海賊團-神鳴- (Kyokutou Kaizoku Dan-Shinmei-) 03. 黒鶏式葬送曲第参番-フェクダ- (Kokkeishiki Sousoukyoku dai san-ban- Fekda-)
  15. 1 point
    This single gonna drop. This thread will get locked a few weeks later cuz MH can’t act right whenever DEG releases music smh.... I can see it now ;-; I’m stoked for this btw. Idk what to expect.
  16. 1 point
    Tokage

    random thoughts thread

    god i wish i could feel like any degree of optimism or positivity that wasn't at least half-faked again cuz it feels like it's been ages. can someone just drop the nukes already?
  17. 1 point
    platy

    What video games are you currently playing?

    After two years of playing FF14, I finally got to Heavensward lol
  18. 1 point
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Not innocence, most of those guys are A-holes but hey, that is what the girls pay for haha.
  19. 1 point
    platy

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Cute face, no substance. Going for a more youthful/innocent kinda thing?
  20. 1 point
    One of the few releases I was looking forward to as well.
  21. 1 point
    ghostpepper

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    of newer groups? I am not really into any new groups and honestly was surprised by one of the newer groups I saw my coworkers acquaintance had made demos for. Basically an easy way to know a band is really doing it 100% themselves is like how I said before, do they have a gradual buildup in their work? Demonstration singles etc. and do the members who are "writing" have previous band history with similar sound? Now talking about current VK is like talking about WWE wrestling, the stuff behind the scenes is more interesting than what is going on at face haha. these times are just a phase hopefully and will die out or VK will become some shitty menhera appeal idol johnnys fake rock thing mainly forever. Hosts being in the scene has been going on since Yoshiki haha. But even Host culture has changed alot within the past decade. I had fun doing host work in the past but the whole "neo-host" wave is really bad @_@ ;; changed quite a bit in the environment.
  22. 1 point
    Ikna

    MARIA'N†ROSA Dr.Hayata has depart

    Oh, that's a shame to hear… they were really good and had potential. Maybe for the better if they had stayed in their hiatus then.
  23. 1 point
    nekkichi

    random thoughts thread

  24. 1 point
    Total Saikou

    random thoughts thread

    I know most celebrities have their heads up their ass but Grimes really gave her kid a name that sounds like a rejected UNDER CODE band
  25. 1 point
    Who knew that Gulu Gulu would provide us what some of us wish DEZERT would provide to us? Holy fuck the new mini is awesome. It's not Kuroyuri, it's not Memento Mori, it's its own thing, but in a good way. Hearing Ai's voice again just makes me feel so happy. If my highschool days were filled with me jamming Kuroyuri and DEZERT, my young adult days will be spent jamming to Gulu Gulu and JIGSAW
  26. 1 point
    suji

    New band "ああああ" (aaaa) has formed

    are you shitting my britches rn another vk trend that needs to die
  27. 1 point
    suji

    MARIA'N†ROSA Dr.Hayata has depart

    they did just come back from a hiatus and recruited a new drummer, plus a new vocalist who is fucking terrible the vocal needs to gtfo asap, or just kaisan altogether
  28. 1 point
    grimes found dead by a methadon clinic, god bless covid x
  29. 1 point
    im very surprised and also disappointed that no one in the band picked hageshisa considering its one of the most played songs in live concerts.
  30. 1 point
    NEW SINGLE 落ちた事のある空 (Ochitakoto no aru Sora) The Fallen Sky
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Seelentau

    sukekiyo

    To add to that:
  33. 1 point
    Naaaaani

    The bad bandmen of VK bands

    Breaking news (no)
  34. 1 point
    Total Saikou

    What are you listening to 2?

    Me spending all my corona bucks on VK stuff like:
  35. 1 point
    KrumpingChihuahua

    What are you listening to 2?

    Doesn't get old for me that song
  36. 1 point
    D 2 new singles "ACACIA~Pray For Australia~" and "Hard Koala" will be released at 2020/04/29 (1100yen each) ["ACACIA~Pray For Australia~" tracklist] 01. ACACIA~Pray For Australia~ 02. ACACIA~Pray For Australia~ (Instrumental) ["Hard Koala" tracklist] 01. Hard Koala 02. Hard Koala (Instrumental)
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  38. 1 point
    Top 10 april 1st topic titles that are NOT posted in april 1st
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  41. 1 point
    it's matenrou can't be bad loved it
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    ああああmazing news!
  44. 1 point
    Tell that to Yuu (ex-Zodia and a bunch of other bands) and his master's degree in mechanical engineering. The whole "high school dropouts that live off their mitsus" stereotype is so outdated. Most indies in this day and age have an education and have day jobs to support themselves, otherwise with what they're making they'd be begging on the streets. You guys really can't help yourselves from being judgemental and sassy for no reason huh? Of course everyone is free to do whatever, uploading and downloading definitely won't stop, but I just wanted to reflect on how this affects the scene, especially for the western fanbase. This may be beating a dead horse for your, but I haven't seen a topic for discussing this, so might as well hearing everyone's opinion in just one place.
  45. 1 point
    Apparently the charity projects will continue. Kudos to Asagi.
  46. 1 point
    Limited 2 DICS Regular CD 01.Chronos 02.Kiss 03.Silence 04.Reminiscence 05.Anemone [CD-2](Limited only) 01.紅 (Kurenai) 02.PHOENIX 03.The WORLD 04.Mammon Will Not Die 05.Psychic Paradise 06.SHINE ON Live Recorded at CHELSEA HOTEL, on February 14, 15th, in 2020.
  47. 1 point
    Thats why things like ACACIA and Hard Koala are important. People seems to forget about stuff really fast these days. Everyday there is something new to worry about that the media will be bashing in our heads at left and right, but the animals are still there suffering from the fires aftermath and is important to still think about they too.
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Ikna

    L’eveil en Roseraie new release

    They are making the M10M album Mana has been promising us for a decade.
  50. 1 point
    are you ricky gervais
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