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  1. At least these are more artsy, and Wataru does have a cool ass with those really beautiful tattoos.


    Does anybody know what happened to Yomi's voice during the last era in Naito? I've never heard such a damaged voice onstage... He tries to put all his best into his performance, but he still sounds like having lots of mucus into his throat... and thus misses a lot of notes. The last live's "Mahora" sounded awful...


    Poor Yomi. Although always having some problems since the begining of Naito, I've always felt he is one of the best vocalist in the scene.

    1. Doesn'tEvenGoHere


      Didn't he say something about having functional dysphonia  (or something like that) back when Nightmare announced their hiatus? And yeah, I agree that his voice was nice. It was different. He was  supposed to be resting during their hiatus, but he came out with Take No Break almost immediately and he still sounds awful. 

  3. Ex-ViViD Shin has just liked my comment on his recently born YouTube channel.



    Senpai noticed me


    1. ricchubunny


      He usually likes/comments every comment made during a specific time

  4. saiko

    Wow, another case of crazy bandomen...
  5. How many anime/dorama openings made by VK artists can you count?

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    2. monkeybanana4


      BUCK-TICK - Dress (Trinity Blood)

      SID - Ranbu no Melody (Bleach)

      vistlip - Yoru (Akatsuki no Yona)

    3. xriko


      12012 - cyclone ( romeo x juliet)

      also a diru one's but I don't remember which one

    4. Lereku


      Nightmare : Alumina (Death Note)

      Nightmare : Raison d'être (Claymore)

      Nightmare : Lost in Blue & Naked (Mouryou no Hako)

      Nightmare : DIRTY (Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro)

      Buck-Tick : Kagerou (Kagerou)

      Buck-Tick Kuchizuke & Gekka Reijin (Shiki)

      Luna Sea : Limit (Endride)

      Luna Sea : Ran (op of the drama Toshi Densetsu no Onna 2)

      Luna Sea : I for you ( op of the drama Kamisama, Mou Sukoshi Dake)

      Megamasso : Twilight Star (Major)

      Kra : Kizuna (Yu-Gi-Oh ! 5D's !)

      ViVid : Real (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE)

      ViVid :  Hikari (Magi : The Kingdom of Magic)

      Sid : Anniversary (Magi : The Kingdom of Magic)

      Sid : V.I.P (Magi : The Labyrinth of Magic)

      Sid : ENAMEL (Kuroshitsuji : Book of Circus)

      Sid Glass no Hitomi (Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic)

      Sid Rasen no Yume (Shoukoku no Altair)

      Sadie Juggernaut (Mazinkaiser SKL)

      Plastic Tree : Namida Drop (Garasu no Kantai.)

      Plastic Tree : Sink (Kindaichi Case Files)

      MUCC : Mother (Naruto Shippuden)

      MUCC : Classic (Nanatsu no Taizai : Seisen no Shirushi)

      Matenrou Opera Chimeishou (Orenchi no Furo Jijou)

      D Kaze ga Mekuru Page (Shinsengumi PEACE MAKER)

      Sug gr8 Story (Hitman Reborn)

      Sug R.P.G.~Rockin' Playing Game (Fairy Tail)

      An Cafe Kakusei Heroism ~THE HERO WITHOUT A "NAME"~ (Darker than BLACK : Kuro no Keiyakusha)

      An Cafe Ryuusei Rocket (op of the drama Fuma no Kojiro)


    I need somebody to share with my love for this song, because I just can't stop to move my legs to the rythm and if this continues I won't be able to finish my research paper lol


    Interesting fact: the credits for the music are to SHINYA, who will be also credited for the music of "Yurameki" a few months after, another classic of Dir that shares with this song the same syncopathed guitars' groove that makes one easily recall Eden-era Luna Sea. 




    1. RaeDesu


      Ahhhh, I love this song a lot! Dir en grey has such a special place in my heart.

  7. I think Gosan is actually THE example of what someone on MH called a derivation of the "host scene", like some kind of urban night entertainment. It described perfectly what I felt after watching some Gosan's live clips: I've got the impression of a watching a bunch of cool guys throwing out a party for bangya at a night club, I mean, for people with "geeky tastes" like anime, brutal metal riffs and suicidal lyrics... but still a night club vibe. Thus said, I don't think I can still consider this "visual kei" any longer... It's actually another kind of stuff...
  8. Wow, never thought BAISER had a major debut, less a single for an anime series opening.



    The few stuff I listened from them was pretty much irrelevant to me; also, I felt Yukari's voice ruined every bit of goodness the music could have. He made me recall IZAM's awful voice... So, I always believed they were some kind of nobodies that had relevance because somehow they managed to strike hard into the likers of old-school VK music, but nothing else... Perhaps I'll give them a try now...




    1. Paraph


      Ugh BAISER is love. This one is probs my fav:


  9. Are there any musician fellows here on MH?


    I've been playing bass for almost ten years to date. 

    1. RaeDesu


      I sing, and I've played Violin for almost 20 years. 

    2. nekkichi


      check the dir en grey thread x

    3. Jigsaw9


      Been failing at guitar for 12+ years, also amateurishly dabbling in weird ambient shit currently.

  10. saiko

    How was he supposed to find that information? Was he actually living in Japan? Lol
  11. Song is really formulaic, but wow, what a PV! Indie bands aren't the same cringy bandomen with low-budget PVs filmed in their neighborhood anymore lol
  12. saiko

    Wow, you never stop to find more strange indie vk bands...
  13. Still waiting someday some mysterious user on YouTube uploads a handful full VHS recordings of Dir en grey's first concerts, where they played Zan faster than it would be recorded, and Kaoru missed almost every solo.


    I don't understand how this hasn't happened yet, considering it did happen with La:Sadie's and also big bands like X, Luna Sea, L'arc, D’erlanger, and many more.


    Tbh I got really bored of watching the 1999 Osaka Jou live over and over to have some of the most glorious 90s vk performances ever...

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    2. Seelentau


      You knew I'd reply to this :D So:

      The La:Sadie's videos are all from DVDs that Ki$aki sold at verious live shows after the band had disbanded. They're not band-sanctioned releases.

      As for the DEG stuff, well, it's obvious that they recorded all their lives from the very beginning, considering we already saw parts of one of their 1997 shows in their Mousou Blablabla VHS. Here's my digest for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNgHcPRhNiI
      You guys probably also know about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOdKGLVZB68

      I'm not sure where it comes from, but it appears to be leaked footage of what was supposed to be their first live release (the 1998 Budokan performance). As you probably know, Kyo called this live their darkest day or something like that in the VOS documentary.

      The Tsumi to Batsu indies version (aka NS1) doesn't sound that different from the finished product. The intro is different and the lyrics, obviously. But the general song structure was there already.

    3. saiko


      Hi Selentau!


      IMHO Kyo and the rest of the band need to stop being so dumbly dramatic and start taking charge on their fame and the love that feel a lot of people for whom they are very influential. So all this mysticism around their indie vk era needs to get an end soon. For god's sake.


      And btw, have you actually heard that NS1?



    4. Seelentau


      I mean I wouldn't be opposed to finally seeing those old lives, but it would take away a lot of the mystery that surrounds their early days. Plus, they might be ashamed of their unprofessional, young selves, don't know.


      Yup, I have a recording of it, from October 17, 1998.

  14. saiko

    OMG, what is the media pretending? To her not get shocked and try to seek for help, at least some cataharsis, only to be a pretty doll? I'm puking... Japan's still very far from the West in this themes...
  15. saiko

    So, is this girl actually apologizing for making public that someone tried to assault her? Am I reading right? ... Like Japanese media making a victimizer off the victim?