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    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Hoyahe in Which visual kei trope would you ban?   
    I would ban the trope of completely toning down your sound and visuals once you go major. Like... you actually got money now, why not go all out with the visuals and the music? Why the hell do you just start wearing less makeup and host-boy hair and playing generic pop rock the second you make more than 10 dollars?
    So many great bands have been lost to this trope
  2. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from YuyoDrift in DIMLIM   
    Not a lot of Mexicans bought tickets because they know that music without a bass tends to suck live
  3. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Ameyoru in DIMLIM   
    Not a lot of Mexicans bought tickets because they know that music without a bass tends to suck live
  4. LOVE!
    Himeaimichu reacted to Peace Heavy mk II in New band "MeltyFate" has formed   
    Shazna should just release that album and stop messing around
  5. 悲しい
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Miku70 in Kiryu: new single "私 塗レ" (Watashi mamire) release   
    Yeah, hes slowly going blind. 
  6. 悲しい
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Yukami in Kiryu: new single "私 塗レ" (Watashi mamire) release   
    Yeah, hes slowly going blind. 
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    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Miku70 in Kiryu: new single "私 塗レ" (Watashi mamire) release   
    It sounds kinda like Liphlich but not as good.
    Kiryu's B-sides though have always been better than the A-sides, so let's hope the B-sides are good
  8. Like
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Reikatsumi in Kiryu: new single "私 塗レ" (Watashi mamire) release   
    It sounds kinda like Liphlich but not as good.
    Kiryu's B-sides though have always been better than the A-sides, so let's hope the B-sides are good
  9. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu reacted to Disposable in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    I heard from a reliable source that Kagerou fans beat up Otogi from Awoi 'cause he ripped off one of their songs. How do you get beaten up up five feet tall gya is beyond me but I guess that happened. 
  10. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Zeus in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Wait, the GazettE were Diru roadies? Because I remember the formation story mostly being Ruki, Uruha and Reita playing around with different musicians, most notably vocalists Tetora (who'd join Kamikaze Boyz) and Saki (who'd form Cuartet) until Ruki decided he wanted to do vocals instead of drums and so they left Saki and Kanna and joined with Aoi and Yune from Artia. Plus, I remember their early history being much more associated with Yayoi from La'Miss Fairy than anything to do with Diru. Could you perhaps elaborate more?
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    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Miku70 in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Plus, even if it were true, why the hell would Diru fans insult The GazettE for being former Diru roadies? Last time I checked, there wasn't any Diru and Sel'm fanwar.
     
    If anything, it should be La'Miss Fairy fans reminding Gazetto fans that without Yayoi, the GazettE would be nothing, but La'Miss Fairy is, well, disbanded lmao
  12. Like
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from seys in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Just compare any bandman to Final Fantasy characters and you're bound to rustle a few jimmies
  13. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Kerin in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Plus, even if it were true, why the hell would Diru fans insult The GazettE for being former Diru roadies? Last time I checked, there wasn't any Diru and Sel'm fanwar.
     
    If anything, it should be La'Miss Fairy fans reminding Gazetto fans that without Yayoi, the GazettE would be nothing, but La'Miss Fairy is, well, disbanded lmao
  14. Thanks
    Himeaimichu reacted to Disposable in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    This must be the most outlandish and fantastic fan theory I ever heard. Like aimi said according to every interview they've ever put out that I've read they pretty much were dudes in the local scene jumping from band to band and eventually the present formation sans Kai formed out of the corpses of these local bands. They were never affiliated with each other in any way since they were on totally different labels and based in a different city. All the bands that have deg associations are from the Dynamite Tommy family like Merry and Rentrer En Soi. If I'm not mistaken some Gazette members like Kai and Ruki had day jobs before making it big too, so any roadie story is just unlikely when deg was consistently touring the country from the moment of their inception and gazette dudes had barely had their first bands by the year 2000. I think the rivalry is the invention of western fans because in Japan they have nothing to do with each other
     
     
  15. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu reacted to Gesu in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Tbf tho... Sena does look a lot like Lightning...
     
    I'm sorry Komorebi
  16. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Gesu in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Just compare any bandman to Final Fantasy characters and you're bound to rustle a few jimmies
  17. Like
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Disposable in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Wait, the GazettE were Diru roadies? Because I remember the formation story mostly being Ruki, Uruha and Reita playing around with different musicians, most notably vocalists Tetora (who'd join Kamikaze Boyz) and Saki (who'd form Cuartet) until Ruki decided he wanted to do vocals instead of drums and so they left Saki and Kanna and joined with Aoi and Yune from Artia. Plus, I remember their early history being much more associated with Yayoi from La'Miss Fairy than anything to do with Diru. Could you perhaps elaborate more?
  18. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from Kerin in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Just compare any bandman to Final Fantasy characters and you're bound to rustle a few jimmies
  19. Like
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from platy in Words And Phrases That Fandoms Dislike 👎 (Visual Kei Edition)   
    Just compare any bandman to Final Fantasy characters and you're bound to rustle a few jimmies
  20. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from -NOVA- in DIMLIM oneman shows in Latin America and Russia   
    Hot take: The reason they abandoned Visual Kei was so that they could legally perform in Russia without being accused of spreading "Gay propaganda"
  21. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from platy in DIMLIM oneman shows in Latin America and Russia   
    Hot take: The reason they abandoned Visual Kei was so that they could legally perform in Russia without being accused of spreading "Gay propaganda"
  22. LOLOL
    Himeaimichu reacted to nekkichi in DIMLIM oneman shows in Latin America and Russia   
    congrats @ booking russia, p sure good sisters will sell it out
     
    we all know they abandoned VK because russian mitsu in tokyo cut off dumb leech that is Retsu sorry to burst ur bubble!!!
  23. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from saiko in Before Babymetal - A look into Visual Kei bands that mix J-Pop and Metal   
    Pop and Metal are considered to be almost completely opposite genres of music. One is perceived as being major key, happy, upbeat, often repetitive and known for not being diverse, while the other is perceived as minor key, angry, and incredibly diverse (Of course, these are just stereotypes). Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, these genres are sometimes mixed. Whether it's the popular artist Poppy, or the infamous Babymetal, these genres were bound to cross one way or another, especially in Japan, and Visual Kei is no exception.
    For one, the mixing of the two comes with the territory of Visual Kei. After all, the movement in the 90's was filled with songs that contrasted Thrash Metal riffs with Post-Punk choruses. It is also definitely not unusual for a band to play multiple genres of music on one album. Even to this day, Visual Kei songs will often have a chorus that sounds completely different from the rest of the song. It's basically given that there will be some bands here and there who mix elements of Pop and Metal.
    While there are a lot of Visual Kei bands that mix pop and metal, for this, I will be focusing on bands that specifically mix elements of J-Pop, since those are the most distinct and so I can make the title relating to Babymetal lol.
     
    A very infamous example of this was the cult classic band DEViL KiTTY. Mixing pop and metal was their bread and butter, whether it's primarily poppy songs with occasional metal riffing, such as DRIVE, or a very thrashy, angry metal song that goes pop in the chorus, such as Hello Katty. They also just had fully pop rock songs with no metal elements whatsoever, such as 束縛 (Sokubaku), or full on metal songs with no pop at all, such as アンチお洒落系 (Anti Oshare-Kei). Their early looks also mixed in some elements of Harajuku Fashion, but that changed after ESE IKARE Rockstar, where they just started wearing suits. Not only that, but their music contains a lot of Japanese pop culture references, whether it be Japan's early internet culture in songs like 奇形の2ちゃんネラア (Kikei no 2channeler) or even references to Visual Kei culture itself, such as バンザイお洒落系 (Banzai Oshare-Kei). Their lyrics, however, were far from radio-friendly, as Yuuga's love for sex songs is well known, and many songs are your typical vkei songs about not-so-savory stuff like murder. To summarize it, DEViL KiTTY's sound was an abrasive, lo-fi interpretation of Visual Kei's love for mixing genres, with a huge emphasis on the contrast between the heavy parts and the poppy parts.
    Although this primarily applies to their 2002-2004 era. When they returned in 2015, they still mixed pop with metal, but focused way less on the contrast. However, there was one song, バンギャル最終兵器 (Bangya Saishukeiki) sort of channeled old Devil Kitty with a modern take, but that was their last ever release. (Note: While making this, I just realised the only good quality upload of the PV for バンギャル最終兵器 was taken down. RIP)

    Selected listening:
    Deaitai (出愛隊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9suBOucP7I
    Hello Katty (note: I plan to upload the PV for this soon, but for now, please bear with this video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj7qwpfdwtM
     
    Another infamous example of this is legendary Oshare-Kei band An Cafe. Specifically, their early years. Whereas DEViL KiTTY mainly focused on harshness and aggression, An Cafe was more focused on contrasting heavy with happy (or should I say, Nyappy?). Of course, in the beginning, their lyrics weren't always happy, as songs like My Favorite Beat actually have sorta dark lyrics. However, especially unlike DEViL KiTTY, these guys' music was definitely something that would probably be played on a pop radio station if those songs were ever popular enough to do so. Like DEViL KiTTY, they make references to Japanese pop culture, and implement elements of Harajuku fashion into their looks. (I mean, the whole Oshare-Kei shtick kinda grew out of Harajuku fashion). Sadly, they kinda dropped the whole thing sometime after 2005 (I'm not sure when because I honestly do not listen to much of An Cafe after their first album) and went on to just being pop rock, and then Bou left.

    Selected listening:
    My Favorite Beat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjcc6B_C04
    Touhikairo (頭皮回廊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeV3a174o8
     
    So what are your thoughts on these type of bands? What are your favourite examples?
  24. Interesting
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from YuyoDrift in Before Babymetal - A look into Visual Kei bands that mix J-Pop and Metal   
    Pop and Metal are considered to be almost completely opposite genres of music. One is perceived as being major key, happy, upbeat, often repetitive and known for not being diverse, while the other is perceived as minor key, angry, and incredibly diverse (Of course, these are just stereotypes). Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, these genres are sometimes mixed. Whether it's the popular artist Poppy, or the infamous Babymetal, these genres were bound to cross one way or another, especially in Japan, and Visual Kei is no exception.
    For one, the mixing of the two comes with the territory of Visual Kei. After all, the movement in the 90's was filled with songs that contrasted Thrash Metal riffs with Post-Punk choruses. It is also definitely not unusual for a band to play multiple genres of music on one album. Even to this day, Visual Kei songs will often have a chorus that sounds completely different from the rest of the song. It's basically given that there will be some bands here and there who mix elements of Pop and Metal.
    While there are a lot of Visual Kei bands that mix pop and metal, for this, I will be focusing on bands that specifically mix elements of J-Pop, since those are the most distinct and so I can make the title relating to Babymetal lol.
     
    A very infamous example of this was the cult classic band DEViL KiTTY. Mixing pop and metal was their bread and butter, whether it's primarily poppy songs with occasional metal riffing, such as DRIVE, or a very thrashy, angry metal song that goes pop in the chorus, such as Hello Katty. They also just had fully pop rock songs with no metal elements whatsoever, such as 束縛 (Sokubaku), or full on metal songs with no pop at all, such as アンチお洒落系 (Anti Oshare-Kei). Their early looks also mixed in some elements of Harajuku Fashion, but that changed after ESE IKARE Rockstar, where they just started wearing suits. Not only that, but their music contains a lot of Japanese pop culture references, whether it be Japan's early internet culture in songs like 奇形の2ちゃんネラア (Kikei no 2channeler) or even references to Visual Kei culture itself, such as バンザイお洒落系 (Banzai Oshare-Kei). Their lyrics, however, were far from radio-friendly, as Yuuga's love for sex songs is well known, and many songs are your typical vkei songs about not-so-savory stuff like murder. To summarize it, DEViL KiTTY's sound was an abrasive, lo-fi interpretation of Visual Kei's love for mixing genres, with a huge emphasis on the contrast between the heavy parts and the poppy parts.
    Although this primarily applies to their 2002-2004 era. When they returned in 2015, they still mixed pop with metal, but focused way less on the contrast. However, there was one song, バンギャル最終兵器 (Bangya Saishukeiki) sort of channeled old Devil Kitty with a modern take, but that was their last ever release. (Note: While making this, I just realised the only good quality upload of the PV for バンギャル最終兵器 was taken down. RIP)

    Selected listening:
    Deaitai (出愛隊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9suBOucP7I
    Hello Katty (note: I plan to upload the PV for this soon, but for now, please bear with this video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj7qwpfdwtM
     
    Another infamous example of this is legendary Oshare-Kei band An Cafe. Specifically, their early years. Whereas DEViL KiTTY mainly focused on harshness and aggression, An Cafe was more focused on contrasting heavy with happy (or should I say, Nyappy?). Of course, in the beginning, their lyrics weren't always happy, as songs like My Favorite Beat actually have sorta dark lyrics. However, especially unlike DEViL KiTTY, these guys' music was definitely something that would probably be played on a pop radio station if those songs were ever popular enough to do so. Like DEViL KiTTY, they make references to Japanese pop culture, and implement elements of Harajuku fashion into their looks. (I mean, the whole Oshare-Kei shtick kinda grew out of Harajuku fashion). Sadly, they kinda dropped the whole thing sometime after 2005 (I'm not sure when because I honestly do not listen to much of An Cafe after their first album) and went on to just being pop rock, and then Bou left.

    Selected listening:
    My Favorite Beat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjcc6B_C04
    Touhikairo (頭皮回廊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeV3a174o8
     
    So what are your thoughts on these type of bands? What are your favourite examples?
  25. Like
    Himeaimichu got a reaction from zaa_zaa in Before Babymetal - A look into Visual Kei bands that mix J-Pop and Metal   
    Pop and Metal are considered to be almost completely opposite genres of music. One is perceived as being major key, happy, upbeat, often repetitive and known for not being diverse, while the other is perceived as minor key, angry, and incredibly diverse (Of course, these are just stereotypes). Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, these genres are sometimes mixed. Whether it's the popular artist Poppy, or the infamous Babymetal, these genres were bound to cross one way or another, especially in Japan, and Visual Kei is no exception.
    For one, the mixing of the two comes with the territory of Visual Kei. After all, the movement in the 90's was filled with songs that contrasted Thrash Metal riffs with Post-Punk choruses. It is also definitely not unusual for a band to play multiple genres of music on one album. Even to this day, Visual Kei songs will often have a chorus that sounds completely different from the rest of the song. It's basically given that there will be some bands here and there who mix elements of Pop and Metal.
    While there are a lot of Visual Kei bands that mix pop and metal, for this, I will be focusing on bands that specifically mix elements of J-Pop, since those are the most distinct and so I can make the title relating to Babymetal lol.
     
    A very infamous example of this was the cult classic band DEViL KiTTY. Mixing pop and metal was their bread and butter, whether it's primarily poppy songs with occasional metal riffing, such as DRIVE, or a very thrashy, angry metal song that goes pop in the chorus, such as Hello Katty. They also just had fully pop rock songs with no metal elements whatsoever, such as 束縛 (Sokubaku), or full on metal songs with no pop at all, such as アンチお洒落系 (Anti Oshare-Kei). Their early looks also mixed in some elements of Harajuku Fashion, but that changed after ESE IKARE Rockstar, where they just started wearing suits. Not only that, but their music contains a lot of Japanese pop culture references, whether it be Japan's early internet culture in songs like 奇形の2ちゃんネラア (Kikei no 2channeler) or even references to Visual Kei culture itself, such as バンザイお洒落系 (Banzai Oshare-Kei). Their lyrics, however, were far from radio-friendly, as Yuuga's love for sex songs is well known, and many songs are your typical vkei songs about not-so-savory stuff like murder. To summarize it, DEViL KiTTY's sound was an abrasive, lo-fi interpretation of Visual Kei's love for mixing genres, with a huge emphasis on the contrast between the heavy parts and the poppy parts.
    Although this primarily applies to their 2002-2004 era. When they returned in 2015, they still mixed pop with metal, but focused way less on the contrast. However, there was one song, バンギャル最終兵器 (Bangya Saishukeiki) sort of channeled old Devil Kitty with a modern take, but that was their last ever release. (Note: While making this, I just realised the only good quality upload of the PV for バンギャル最終兵器 was taken down. RIP)

    Selected listening:
    Deaitai (出愛隊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9suBOucP7I
    Hello Katty (note: I plan to upload the PV for this soon, but for now, please bear with this video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj7qwpfdwtM
     
    Another infamous example of this is legendary Oshare-Kei band An Cafe. Specifically, their early years. Whereas DEViL KiTTY mainly focused on harshness and aggression, An Cafe was more focused on contrasting heavy with happy (or should I say, Nyappy?). Of course, in the beginning, their lyrics weren't always happy, as songs like My Favorite Beat actually have sorta dark lyrics. However, especially unlike DEViL KiTTY, these guys' music was definitely something that would probably be played on a pop radio station if those songs were ever popular enough to do so. Like DEViL KiTTY, they make references to Japanese pop culture, and implement elements of Harajuku fashion into their looks. (I mean, the whole Oshare-Kei shtick kinda grew out of Harajuku fashion). Sadly, they kinda dropped the whole thing sometime after 2005 (I'm not sure when because I honestly do not listen to much of An Cafe after their first album) and went on to just being pop rock, and then Bou left.

    Selected listening:
    My Favorite Beat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjcc6B_C04
    Touhikairo (頭皮回廊) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeV3a174o8
     
    So what are your thoughts on these type of bands? What are your favourite examples?
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