Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'visual kei'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Monochrome Heaven
    • 10th Anniversary!
    • Introductions/Goodbyes
    • Suggestions
    • Help
    • Contest Forum
  • Japanese Rock
    • News
    • General
    • Artists
    • Reviews
    • Words & Images
    • Monochrome Heaven Market
  • Global Music
    • Global Music General Discussion
    • Musicians Corner
  • Odds & Ends
    • General Discussion
    • Entertainment
    • Art Showcase
    • International Lounge
    • Toasted Waffles
  • UNIRONIC Taylor Swift Fans's HOTTEST Topics
  • PELICAN FANCLUB's Discussion
  • MENHERA FUCBOIS's "this time i'll do it i swear"
  • GOTH CLUB's Topics
  • Ains Fanclub's Topics
  • God damned last.fm's Topics
  • ギルガメッシュ (Girugamesh)'s Discussions
  • PELICAN FANCLUB's Media
  • ✩ JAPANESE INDIE ✩'s Topics
  • The Softkei Army's CHILD HOOD'S END/CHILD
  • Raccoon Appreciation Society's Topics
  • 蜉蝣 (Kagerou)'s Forum
  • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's Topics
  • 黒百合と影 (Kuroyuri to Kage)'s Band discussion
  • the GazettE's Discussion
  • Dir en grey's Dir en grey chat
  • Old School VisualKei's Discussion
  • Plastic Tree's Ryutaro Arimura ~Solo work~
  • Plastic Tree's Discussion
  • The Softkei Army's Wyse
  • GAYS OF MH's Topics
  • The Shoegaze Meadow's Topics
  • AN CAFE アンティック-珈琲店-'s An Cafe Concerts
  • envy's Topics
  • 「Château Musical」The J-rock album listening club.'s Château Musical Discussion
  • Japanese Study Group's Topics
  • THE NOVEMBERS's Discussion
  • The Softkei Army's Shocking Lemon
  • The Softkei Army's WAIL
  • The Softkei Army's BLue-B
  • ★NO DEAD's topic
  • The Softkei Army's e.mu
  • The Softkei Army's LAID
  • The Softkei Army's Dear Loving

Calendars

  • Release List
  • Community Calendar
  • Plastic Tree's Events / Releases Tori
  • 「Château Musical」The J-rock album listening club.'s Album Schedule
  • THE NOVEMBERS's Schedule
  • Japanese Study Group's Events

Found 100 results

  1. Hello everyone! I am a Visual Kei solo artist from Portland Oregon and thank you for letting me join i'd love to meet other visual kei artists to do collabs with and guest vocal spots and just hang out, chat and that sort of thing! thank you to those who read my post it means alot! this is a link to my first music video. for fans of d, dir en grey, moi dix mois and metis gretel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=787EMhq5v18
  2. Savage will release their 10th single on 21th March 2018. Title and other details tba.
  3. New girugamesh (ギルガメッシュ) song Samidare (五月雨) (MUCC (ムック) cover) from: [2017.11.22] [V.A.] TRIBUTE OF MUCC - 縁 [en] - For anyone who isn't aware "Samidare" is a new song by the legendary and recently disbanded "girugamesh" under the moniker "左迅×弐×愁×Яyo". This song is a cover and the original is by another legendary vk band "MUCC". vs. girugamesh (ギルガメッシュ) song period from: [2016.07.10] -period- This was "girugamesh's" very last song back in 2016 (well at least until this year lol) and unfortunately they never preformed it live. It still remains their last release under the name girugamesh (ギルガメッシュ). Which one do you think is better?
  4. Even though "gibkiy gibkiy gibkiy" are a newer band I think it's already safe to say they're one of the greatest vk bands of all time. Even if they were to disband tomorrow my opinion wouldn't change. Because their exitisting work I think is already enough to make this judgement. And they're line-up is fucking legendary kazuma (Merry Go Round), aie (deadman, the god and death stars, the studs), kazu (蜉蝣, DIMMDIVISION., the god and death stars, STEREO.C.K), sakura (L'Arc~en~Ciel ). Nagoya gods I'd like to know what everyone else thinks. Are they even in the discussion after only 2 albums, 1 single, And 2 V.A appearances making for only a total of 24 songs? IMO I really do think so. BTW listening to gibkiy×3 while I wrote this Their discography (LIST WITH IMAGES ONLY NO DOWNLOAD): My honest rating ()
  5. My newest translation is one of the most beloved themes by the mythical band Buck-Tick (weird that I didn't found any lyric of theirs here). In general their texts are quite hard to untie, especially this one, so I tried to translate each word at best and as always you can suggest me anything about it. I hope you like it! Kanji: 歩き出す月の螺旋を 流星だけが空に舞っている そこからは小さく見えたあなただけが 優しく手を振る 頬に流れ出す 赤い雫は せめてお別れのしるし 初めから知っていたはずさ 戻れるなんて だけど…少しだけ 忘れよう全てのナイフ 胸を切り裂いて 深く沈めばいい まぶた 浮かんで消えていく残像は まるで母に似た光 そして涙も血もみんな枯れ果て やがて遥かなる想い どれほど悔やみ続けたら 一度は優しくなれるから? サヨナラ 優しかった笑顔 今夜も一人で眠るのかい? 頬に流れ出す赤い雫は せめてお別れのしるし 今夜 奇麗だよ月の雫で 汚れたこの体さえも どんなに人を傷つけた 今夜は優しくなれるから? サヨナラ 悲しかった笑顔 今夜も一人で眠るのかい? Romaji: Arukidasu tsuki no rasen wo yuusei dake ga sora ni matte iru soko kara wa chiisaku mieta anata dake ga yasashiku te wo furu. Hoho ni nagaredasu akai shizuku wa semete owakare no shirushi. Hajime kara shitte ita hazu sa modoreru nante dakedo…sukoshi dake wasureyou subete no naifu mune wo kiri saite fukaku shizumeba ii. Mabuta ukande kiete iku zanzou wa marude haha ni nita hikari soshite namida mo chi mo minna kare hate yagate haruka naru omoi. Dore hodo kuyami tsuzuketara ichido wa yasashiku nareru ka na? sayonara yasashikatta egao konya mo hitori de nemuru no kai? Hoho ni nagaredasu akai shizuku wa semete owakare no shirushi konya kirei da yo tsuki no shizuku de yogoreta kono karada sae mo Donna ni hito wo kizutsuketa konya wa yasashiku nareru ka na? sayonara kanashikatta egao konya mo hitori de nemuru no kai? Translation: When I got away from the moon spiral, only a falling star was dancing in the sky. From there, only you, who seem little, waved gently the hand. The red drops, flowing in the cheeks, are at least a sign of farewell. Since the beginning I should have known that I can’t leave But… only for a little Let’s forget all the knives It’s good cutting the chest and deeply drowning. On the eyelids the afterimages are floating and disappearing As if the light resembles the Mother And all the tears, the blood, the withered things And the feelings become distant. How long I should be sorry So that I get used to be kind? Goodbye gentle smile Will I sleep alone tonight? The red drops, flowing in the cheeks, are at least a sign of farewell. Even tonight my body is wet by the beautiful tears of the moon. For how long I should hurt other people So that I get used to be kind tonight? Goodbye sad and gentle smile Will I sleep alone tonight? Kanji/Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit before posting elsewhere!
  6. Deviloof has teamed up with clothing and toy design company DEADHEARTZ for a line of merchandise. The only caveat? Fans looking to make a purchase need to put in orders before November 6th. LINK TO ORDER
  7. I have been sitting on some CDs and DVDs that I don't listen to or need anymore. They're probably worth something more to other people, so I'm ready to let them go. I honestly don't know what these are worth, so I'm not going to put any prices on anything. If there's something you're interested in, field me a price and we'll talk. Unless noted, everything is in very good shape with obi's and has been sitting in a box for years. If you want pictures of anything, I'm more than willing to provide them. Also, if you want rips of anything on this list, I would also be willing to provide them. This is also a work in progress, so I'll periodically be updating this. —MUSIC— # 12012 – CROM DVD B BLOOD – VENGEANCE for BLOOD 2 the bullet – my pain (limited w/DVD) the bullet – Last quarter (limited w/DVD) – top of case is broken C Coaltar of the Deepers – Penguin e.p D アリ(dali) – antithesis アリ (dali) – monophbia アリ (dali) – inartistic アリ (dali) – breath アリ (dali) – core – w/comment/karaoke CD アリ (dali) – funeral dessin (A Type) アリ (dali) – funeral dessin (B Type) アリ (dali) – beautiful dessin アリ (dali) – the world is mine (Type A) アリ (dali) – the world is mine (Type B ) アリ (dali) – Heroine アリ (dali) – a rope is there and hope is there (Type A) アリ (dali) – a rope is there and hope is there (Type B ) アリ (dali) – mind stripper DELUHI – ヴィジュバスリット -VISVASRIT- – w/comment CD DELUHI – マハーデーヴァ -MAHADEVA- – w/comment CD DELUHI – ジャガンナータ -JAGANNATH- – w/comment CD DELUHI – Orion once again (2nd press) DELUHI – FLASH:B[L]ACK – w/Brand X DVD DELUHI – Yggdalive – w/Brand X DVD Dir en grey – Agitated Screams of Maggots (regular) Dir en grey – DRAIN AWAY – case is a little scratched Dir en grey – The Final – case is a little scratched G ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) – 理性壊乱-乱調型円盤- (Risei Kairan -Ranchou Gata Enban-) ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) – 本能解放-覚醒型円盤- (Honnou Kaihou -Kakusei Gata Enban-) ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) – 零-ゼロ- (rei-zero-) ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) – 13's reborn girugamesh – girugamesh US ver. – case is a little scratched gossip – obscene gossip – Newborn – w/comment page H hurts – 包帯天使-head ache- (houtai tenshi-head ache-) – w/comment sheet K 蜉蝣 (Kagerou) – 愚弄色 (Guroshoku) 蜉蝣 (Kagerou) – 落首 (limited edition) (Rakushu) N Nadir – 二人 で 見た 日々(ni nin de mita hibi) Nadir – spoonful P PuppetMammy – 心情色彩集 (shinjou shikisaishuu) S サディ (Sadie) – 溺哀-dekiai- サディ (Sadie) – GRUDGE OF SORROW サディ (Sadie) – THE SUICIDE MACHINE 1st press サディ (Sadie) – The Trend Killer SCISSOR – NUMBER CUT #2 SCISSOR – NUMBER CUT #3 SCISSOR – 館~Tour Final~ LIVE at LIQUIDROOM ebisu 2005.06.07 DVD SCISSOR – FINAL CUT 2005.11.30 SHIBUYA O-West DVD SCISSOR – FAREWELL Siva – 供華絢爛記 (kyou hana kenranki) Siva – 下の刻 (shita no koku) Suicide Ali – This New Order Suicide Ali – Representa – sealed with photo card Suicide Ali – 受継がれた指輪 (Uketsugareta Yubiwa) – sealed Suicide Ali – さらう笛と約束 (sarau fue to yakusoku) – sealed U UnsraW – -9- UnsraW – Gate of Death UnsraW – Spiral Circle (Type A) – w/comment CD UnsraW – Spiral Circle (Type B ) – w/comment CD UnsraW – Dust to Dust – super rare mail-in CD UnsraW – Abel V/A Omnibus – SHOCK WAVE CD the SELECT [D'espairsRay, ドレミ團 (Doremidan), MASK, カレン (Kalen), アンティック珈琲店 (An Cafe), Clavier, SCISSOR, Phantasmagoria, アヤビエ (Ayabie), KuRt, 12012, ヴィドール (Vidoll) Omnibus – Visual-DVD Magazine Volume 2 [姫苺 (hime ichigo), chariots, SMILE, SuG, SaTaN, MixSpeakers, Inc. Mana's Not Dead, Moi dix Mois] Omnibus – Visual-DVD Magazine Volume 3 [ヴィドール (Vidoll)), Kaya, 摩天楼オペラ(Matenrou Opera), Sugar, ネガ(Nega), lynch. Ra:IN] —OTHERS— BLOOD armband – 2 available DELUHI cheki case, sticker sheet, phone strap, towel, and t-shirt (M size) – never worn or used DELUHI yggdalive photo set サディ (Sadie) Tour Towel – Tour Grudge of Sorrow
  8. Hey Guys so last night I saw Virge live for the first time and they were amazing! So I thought I would come here and talk about their live on their Artist post but they didn't have one So I thought I would start one and talk about the live I went to last night! For starters here is their new Look and list of their current discography! 遼-ryo- 紫月-sizuki- 沁-shin- 或-aru- Discography 1st Mini Album ~ UTOPIA [2017.05.03] 1.琥珀 (Kohaku) 2.恨ミ言 (Uramigoto) 3.夜明け、灰色の呼吸 (Yoake、haiiro no kokyuu) 4.ボクノ悪イ癖 (Boku no warui kuse) 5.蓮華 (Renge) 6.ユートピア (UTOPIA) Like an Edison: Bonus CD 「暁」(Akatsuki) 1.暁 (Akatsuki) Live-limited and Like an Edison CD ~ 不透明な雨 (Futoumeina ame) [2017.07.26] 1. 止マヌ雨 (Tomanu Ame) 2. 凶夢 (Kyoumu) 3. 二枚舌 (Bonus Track) (Nimaijita) Ikebukuro Black Hole Live-limited CD ~ 紅いドレス [2017.10.21] 1. 紅いドレス (Akai Dress) 1st Single ~ 夜想 [2017.11.01] CD 1.夜想 (Yasou) 2.お人形遊び (Oningyou Asobi) 3.泡沫 (Utakata) 4.凱歌 (Gaika) DVD 1.夜想 (Yasou) Music Video Like an Edison Version Bonus CD: 「fated」
  9. The other day I met YOSHIKI. I was at a showing of We Are X in Oslo, Norway. Norway doesn't have a huge VK scene so I was happy he had come. It turned out to be his first time in Norway. I asked him "Can western bands be visual kei?" - He laughed and replied "Of course!" So I followed up with "If a western band is to be visual kei, is there something they must adhere to, in terms of style or aesthetic?" He explained VK is more of a mindset, born out of them feeling like they didn't really fit in anywhere. As he said, they played "super heavy" and "super soft" music. He also told me about a festival he hosted recently where the bands were everything from metal to pop, and there was even a band that didn't play music (that got some laughs around the room). He summed everything up by saying it really isn't a genre, but more of a mindset allowing yourself to be as creative as you want. And it also generally has makeup. I am summing these things up from memory. So here's my take on VK: 1. You must be influenced by Japan/Japanese music (because after all, it originates from Japan). 2. Make creative use of makeup/visuals. 3. Be somewhat diverse in terms of style. 4. Be doing your own thing confidently (basically: be true to yourself, because people and fans can see through you being a cookie-cutter). So basically, no you don't have to have a lolita in the band. One member doesn't have to wear a surgical facemask at all times. You don't have to have death-metal growls in your music. Some music fans within genres and subcultures get really elitist and that gets irritating, especially when people say that VK is only Japanese (so is glam-metal only truly American? Can you not make Brazilian samba music if you aren't from Brazil?). VK is unique in that it is vague but also has a meaning. A band alone isn't just "visual kei" but "visual kei rock" would be a better indicator. I think in that sense, the addition of the term "visual kei" before "rock" to me would indicate the above traits I listed, like being influenced by Japan, be somewhat "different" in terms of makeup/visuals and potentially have a diverse musical style. I had a blast meeting YOSHIKI. He's a funny and nice guy, and it was an honor having him in Norway.
  10. So @emmnywrote the definitive Kagerou piece about their best era.... but the timeframe discussed there left out one of my fave Kagerou songs! (And I wanted to talk about what Kagerou meant to me a little bit...)
  11. My newest translation is from one of the best songs by Grieva (I still can't believe that they will disband), because of its peculiar style, really different from what they accustomed us to. I hope that you like it. Kanji: 3月7日の朝 君は 空へ堕ちてしまったね… 君はいつも笑顔で 辛い心 隠していたの? もうすぐ君の元へ行くね 不思議と怖くはないよ 君がいない世界で 生きる意味を見出せないから もしも君のその悲しみに 気付くことが出来たのならば… そっと目を閉じれば 僕を呼ぶ君の声が 聞こえてきて 二人手を繋いで 歩いたあの帰り道が 壊れそうなほど辛い もしも君のその悲しみに 気付くことが出来たのならば… そんな事を考えても もう君は戻らない… 明日 君の元へと 行くと決めた夜の事 君の部屋の 机の隅の日記 そっと中を見てみると 僕へ宛てた言葉が 「どうか、私の分も貴方は生きてください。 いつもいつも我が儘ばかり言って本当にごめんね、 でも最後の我が儘を聞いて…」 ありがとう… ごめんね… 強く生きるよ いつでも隣に 君がいる気がするから Romaji: Sangatsu nanoka no asa kimi wa sora e ochite shimatta ne… kimi wa itsumo egao de tsurai kokoro kakushiteita no? Mou sugu kimi no moto e yuku ne fushigi to kowaku wa nai yo kimi ga inai sekai de ikiru imi o miidasenai kara. Moshimo kimi no sono kanashimi ni kidzuku koto ga dekita no naraba… Sotto me o tojireba boku o yobu kimi no koe ga kikoete kite futari te o tsunaide aruita ano kaerimichi ga kowaresou na hodo tsurai Moshimo kimi no sono kanashimi ni kidzuku koto ga dekita no naraba… sonna koto o kangaetemo mou kimi wa modoranai… Asu kimi no moto e to yuku to kimeta yoru no koto kimi no heya no tsukue no sumi no nikki sotto naka o mite miru to boku e ateta kotoba ga “douka, atashi no bun mo anata wa ikite kudasai. itsumo itsumo wagamama bakari itte hontou ni gomen ne, demo saigo no wagamama o kiite…” Arigatou… gomen ne… tsuyoku ikiru yo itsu demo tonari ni kimi ga iru kigasuru kara. Translation: The morning of 7th March You fell in the sky You always smile Did you hide a painful heart? Soon I will go to your place I am not afraid of it In a world where you are not there I can’t find the meaning of life. If it is your sorrow… If you can notice it… If I softly close my eyes Your voice is calling me You can hear it Hand in hand We walk in the way home It’s so hard to break. If it is your sorrow… If you can notice it… Even if I think about it You won’t return anymore… Tomorrow I will come to you In the night when I decided to go In your room A diary in the corner of your desk When I gently looked at it The words addressed to me were: “Please, please live even for me. I am sorry if I always say the best But you are listening to my last moment…” Thanks… Sorry… I will live strongly Always closer Because I feel like you are there. Kanji/Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit me before posting elsewhere!
  12. Apparently 関ジャニ∞ (Kanjani∞, a group from Johnny's) decided to cover visual kei in their show yesterday and it was actually really good?! 鬼龍院翔 from ゴールデンボンバー, as well as DAIGO and 1/2 of SID were the musicians invited to talk about VK history and where the scene is today. And even more importantly, they were there to give praise to the greatest VK band ever, LUNA SEA. #recognizeit Here's the full show (in Japanese w/o subs: Interesting parts: Kiryuin Sho is actually a super knowledgeable guy. Who would have thought that someone from Golden Bomber would be the best and biggest spokesperson for VK in 2017? They split visual kei in decades in a fairly usual manner: 80's as creation, 90's as the boom, 00's as neo visual kei and 10's as nothing is happening and no one is famous or good enough to break into the mainstream DAIGO was a member of 黒夢's fanclub back then and was a huge 清春 fanboy They discuss whether L'Arc~en~Ciel and GLAY are visual kei bands; Laruku doesn't really get mentioned a lot, but GLAY is described by Kiryuin Sho as "VK to show your parents" which is 100% accurate Meanwhile, DIR EN GREY is "VK you enjoy by yourself" which even then is a stretch They play "I for you" by LUNA SEA and it sucks; Mao from SID is the best vocalist out of the three by a mile Forgot any other cool tidbits, so just watch it! It's honestly worth it. Thanks to @cvltic(emma, if this isn't you, blame @itsukoii) for pretty much all the info (I'm lame and don't speak Japanese at all).
  13. Here it comes another translation, this time of a song by the freaking band Liphlich. Despite some cryptic parts, I tried to bring out the best meaning from each line and if something is wrong you can write here. I hope that you like it. Kanji: GREAT NONSENSE ああ 万象というなぞなぞ GREAT NONSENSE ああ 不可解という解答 皆が信じる彼の受けた苦しみのことどれくらいなのだろう 彼女が愛してる僕らの悪い人はたくさん子供を助けた ある日ドブネズミが美しくなることもある 問題は自分がそのドブネズミかってことさ 唯一のシャングリラ 君のシャングリラ たとえば僕が知ったとしても どうでもいい僕らにとっては それより今早くしよう 唯一のシャングリラ 僕のシャングリラ 生まれた時は何もないし さよならに何もないように 口がない君にKISSして GREAT NONSENSE ああ 万象というなぞなぞ ある日君は言った これが分かりますかと なぜ愛と机は似てる? もう聞き飽きたことさ それならこう返すよ なぜ愛と僕らは似てる? 息をするように殺し続けてた人もいて それが今の僕らに関係あるかってことさ 唯一のシャングリラ 君のシャングリラ 必死に探そうとしてるものは 落としたら割れるティーカップ くらいなものかもしれない 唯一のシャングリラ 僕のシャングリラ だから大事そうに棚にしまう ホコリにまみれることすら 恐れたらアリスみたいだね 唯一のシャングリラ 君のシャングリラ そのうち知れたならいいよね 今僕の確かなものだけ 歌うよ 吹く風のように 唯一のシャングリラ 僕のシャングリラ 愛しているとかいないとか くだらないことをただ君へ 耳がない君へ歌うよ GREAT NONSENSE ああ 万象というなぞなぞ GREAT NONSENSE ああ 不可解という解答 Romaji: GREAT NONSENSE aa banshou to iu nazonazo GREAT NONSENSE aa fukakai to iu kaitou. Mina ga shinjiru kare no uketa kurushimi no koto dareka kurai na no darou kanojo ga ai shiteru bokura no warui hito wa takusan kodomo o tasuketa. Aru hi dobunezumi ga utsukushiku naru koto mo aru mondai wa jibun ga sou dobunezumi katte koto sa. Yuiitsu no shangurira kimi no shangurira tatoeba boku ga shitta to shite mo dou de mo ii bokura ni totte wa sore yori ima hayaki shiyou. Yuiitsu no shangurira boku no shangurira umareta toki wa nanimo nai shi sayonara ni nanimo nai you ni kuchi ga nai kimi ni KISS shite. GREAT NONSENSE aa banshou to iu nazonazo. Aru hi kimi wa itta kore ga wakarimasu ka to naze ai to tsukue wa niteru? mou kikiakita koto sore nara kou kaesu yo naze ai to bokura wa niteru? Iki o suru you ni koroshitsuzuketa hito mo ite sore ga ima no bokura ni kankei aru katte koto sa. Yuiitsu no shangurira kimi no shangurira hisshi ni sagu sou to shiteru mono wa otoshitara wareru tiikappu kurai na mono kamoshirenai. Yuiitsu no shangurira boku no shangurira dakara daiji sou ni tana ni shimau hokori ni mamireru koto sura osoretara arisu mitai da ne. Yuiitsu no shangurira kimi no shangurira sono uchi shireta nara ii yo ne ima boku no tashika na mono dake utau yo fuku kaze no you ni. Yuiitsu no shangurira boku no shangurira ai shite iru to ka inai to ka kudaranai koto o tada kimi e mimi ga nai kimi e utau yo. GREAT NONSENSE aa banshou to iu nazonazo GREAT NONSENSE aa fukakai to iu kaitou. Translation: Great Nonsense, oh, defined the enigma of all the created things Great Nonsense, oh, defined an incomprehensible solution. I wonder how much pain I had received for what everyone believes in Our evil that she loves helped many children. One day that rat will probably become beautiful But the problem is that I am the rat. The only Shangri-la, your Shangri-la, even if for example I would be aware Now let’s make it better and profitable for us, whatever it takes. The only Shangri-la, my Shangri-la, when I was born it was empty I don’t have anything more if not saying you goodbye and kiss you. Great Nonsense, oh, defined the enigma of all the created things. One day you told that I understand this Why the love and a desk are similar? Now if I become tired of listening, I will return to ask Why the love and we are similiar? Some people continue to kill in order to breathe This relates to us. The only Shangri-la, your Shangri-la, what I am trying to search desperately It would be known to be a tea-cup which breaks when it drops The only Shangri-la, my Shangri-la, so much important to be kept in the shelf. It seems Alice who is afraid to be covered by dust. The only Shangri-la, your Shangri-la, if I had understood it before Now I will certainly sing something in order to blow the wind The only Shangri-la, my Shangri-la, among the other things I love you. I will sing for you only stupid things, you who don’t have ears. Great Nonsense, oh, defined the enigma of all the created things Great Nonsense, oh, defined an incomprehensible solution. Kanji/Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit me before posting elsewhere!
  14. Shoutout to @doomsoul136for starting a thread about this band (with much more info than I'm able to provide in the video) just this weekend!
  15. MASS CONTROL 作詞: ガラ 作曲: ネロ 犬型真性MASOCHIST (Inugata shinsei MASOCHIST) 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生 gaudy 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生 平日の女 -A面- (Heijitsu no onna -A-men-) 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生 Black flag symptom 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 健一 傘と雨 (Kasa to ame) 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生 F.J.P 作詞: ガラ 作曲: ネロ Happy life -reprise- 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 健一 SIGHT GLASS 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生 エムオロギー (M-ology) 作詞: ガラ 作曲: 結生
  16. I highly encourage checking out this band/mini-album if you haven't. Let me know what you think! (Ignore my dirty windshield! Focus only on the mountain landscapes...)
  17. Another translation of mine, this time of one of the best songs by NoGod (for me). I hope that you like it. Kanji: いつまでもあの夜空で 輝いて君を照らしていられれば いつの日かまた触れ合える気がしてた 囁いて ただ僕の為に 夢を見ていたよ 目覚めることないような朝 頭痛が酷くなる 掌の中で 滲む地平線 見せて欲しい 通じ会いたくて 感じられなくて 心が痛すぎて 繋ぎとめたくて 離れられなくて また 一人になって もう 寒い風すらも感じない 僕は 熱を求めてる いつまでもあの夜空で 輝いて君を照らしていられれば いつの日かまた触れ合える気がしてた 待っていて そこに再び帰るまで ずっと だけど 気付いていたんだ 本当は もう戻れないことを それでも 想い続け照らし続け 永遠に 守りたくて いつまでもあの夜空で 輝いて君を照らしていられれば いつの日かまた触れ合える気がしてた 囁いて ただ僕の為に 君だけは どうか見ていて この空を Romaji: Itsumademo ano yozora de kagayaite kimi o terashite i rarereba itsunohika mata fureaeru kigashiteta sasayaite tada boku no tame ni. Yume o miteita yo mezameru koto no nai you na asa zutsuu ga hidoku naru tenohira no naka de nijimu chiheisen misete hoshii. Tsuuji ai taku te kanji rare naku te kokoro ga ita sugite tsunagi tome taku te hanare rare naku te mata ichi nin ni natte. Mou samui kaze sae mo kanji nai boku ha netsu o motome teru. Itsumademo ano yozora de kagayaite kimi o terashite i rarereba itsunohika mata fureaeru kigashiteta Matte ite soko ni futatabi kaeru made zutto. Dake o kizuiteita you na hontou wa mou modorenai koto wo soredemo omoi tsuzuke terashi tsuzuke towari mamoritakute. Itsumademo ano yozora de kagayaite kimi o terashite i rarereba itsunohika mata fureaeru kigashiteta sasayai te tada boku no tame ni. Kimi dake wa tooka mite ita kono sora wo. Translation: Forever in that night sky You, shining, can illuminate me I felt like if I could touch again someone Please whisper for my sake. I was dreaming and it didn’t seem I woke up Morning headache becomes atrocious I want to show you the horizon spreading in the palm. I don’t feel it because I want to meet you My heart is too painful I wanted to join but I couldn’t go away I neither feel cold winds I am looking for the fever. Forever in that night sky You, shining, can illuminate me I felt like if I could touch again someone I waited and I stayed there for all the time But I was aware Of what I can’t return It still continues to shine and to illuminate I want to protect it for the eternity. Forever in that night sky You, shining, can illuminate me I felt like if I could touch again someone Please whisper for my sake. Please look at this sky. Kanji from here Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit me before posting it elsewhere!
  18. Here is my latest translation, a song from the first single of Initial'L, probably the one I liked most so far. I hope that you like it! Kanji: 暗い暗い音も消えた海は 泣いても叫んでも光がない孤独な檻 (へや) 潰れた理想と夢 それは絶望の証明 守るべきものが無くて 矢うものも無かった 何を望めばいいの? 何を信じればいいの? 言葉にならない声が 胸の隙間空回る そこには求めてた物 何も無いから どこまでも羽ばたくように もし未来が消えても いつかみた夢を目指して 舞い上がるこのパトス グレイの空に 雨の槍が落ちて 乾いた心を 打ち抜くように濡らしてゆく 錆び付く隙間くぐった 鼓動まで乱れ打って ほとばしる無情の罠 軋まれた時 (とき)の中で どこにも居場所 無かった 戻りたい場所 無かった だからそうさいつかきっと 重い鎖たち切って 何処でも飛んで行けるよ この場所から 果てしなく続く 未来は 遮るものは 無いよ 終わらない夢の向こうで 望んだのは永遠 どこまでも羽ばたくように もし未来が消えても いつかみた夢を目指して 舞い上がるこのパトス 夜明け前 今なら僕は 飛び立てる気がするよ 吹き抜ける風を感じて 舞い上がれこの空に Romaji: Kurai kurai oto mo kieta umi wa Naite mo saken demo hikari ga nai kodokuna heya Tsubureta risou to yume sore ha zetsubou no shoumei Mamoru beki mono ga nakute bushi nau mono mo nakatta Nani o nozomeba ii no? Nani o shinjireba ii no? Kotoba ni naranai koe ga mune no suki ma sora mawaru Soko ni wa motome teta mono nani mo nai kara Doko made mo habataku you ni Moshi mirai ga kiete mo Itsuka mita yume o meza shite Mai agaru kono phatos Gurei no sora ni ame no yari ga ochite Kawaita kokoro o uchi nuku you ni nurashite yuku Sabitsuku sukima kugutta kodou made midare uchi tte Hoto bashiru mujou no wana kishima reta toki no naka de Doko ni mo ibasho nakatta modoritai basho nakatta Dakara sou sa itsuka kitto omoi kusari tachi kitte Doko demo tonde yukeru yo kono basho kara hateshinaku tsudzuku mirai wa Saegiru mono wa nai yo Owaranai yume no mukou de Nozonda no wa eien Doko made mo habataku you ni Moshi mirai ga kiete mo Itsuka mita yume o mezashite Maiagaru kono phatos Yoake mai ima nara boku wa Tobitateru ki ga suru yo Fuki nukeru kaze wo kanjite Maiagare kono sora ni English: The sea where the dark dark noise fades Crying and screaming, there’s not the light A lonely cage. A destroyed ideal and a dream, this is a proof of despair There’s nothing to protect, because there isn’t. For what I can hope? In what should I believe? A voice which mustn’t speak turns around the empty of my chest. I don’t have nothing of what I was looking for. As flapping everywhere Even if the future disappears Aiming to a dream which I saw someday This growing pathos. A rain spear falls in the grey sky which wets for piercing a dry heart. A rusty emptiness hits the disorder which passes through my heartbeat In the time when a roaring endless trap creaks So one day I will certainly cut the heavy chains. Flying everywhere you want from this place. The lasting endless future There’s nothing to block Beyond the endless dream What I wanted was the eternity. As flapping everywhere Even if the future disappears Aiming to a dream which I saw someday This growing pathos. Before the dawn now as I am I feel to fly away I feel the wind blowing through Soaring in this sky. Kanji/Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit me before posting it elsewhere!
  19. My Japanese still sucks, but this looked simple so I took a shot at it. I feel like I probably still missed the mark on at least a few of those starred lines though. If you have any corrections, feel free to let me know. ラブ+MUSIC / LOVE + MUSIC Lyrics: Lime Music: Kousuke Uhh, what did you eat yesterday? Even if you had some really bad pasta, that’s fine Uhh, yesterday I discovered a girl that was really my type - Do!! Do!! Do!!* High tension Love lala chu chu chu love lala Yes lover, I’m totally losing myself in you Love lala chu chu chu love lala Yes lover days It’s not even in the Daijirin** Won’t you teach me the meaning of true love? Love is a surprise in this world There’s not enough love to go around I’m drying up and withering So, aim it at my heart It’s a surprise in this world Hey, there’s a love shortage Now, that heart-pounding, fluttering feeling I’ll aim it at you It’s like the Milano-style doria from Saizeriya*** Somehow, it’s burning a little today, isn’t it?**** But it’s fine, the girl that came to see me with it That girl is just so incredibly cute High tension Love lala chu chu chu love lala Yes lover, I’m totally losing myself in you Love lala chu chu chu love lala Yes lover days It’s not on Wikipedia either Won’t you teach me the meaning of true love? Love is a surprise in this world There’s not enough love to go around I’m drying up and withering So, aim it at my heart It’s a surprise in this world Hey, there’s a love shortage Now, that heart-pounding, fluttering feeling I’ll aim it at you It’s not in the textbook, but I know what love means Do you remember the note I added? The meaning of love It’s you, now as well***** The world is going mad Look, there’s a shortage of love, isn’t there? Sometimes, I get so sick and worried from the darkness that I can’t sleep The news is depressing Look, there’s a shortage of love People who don’t know the meaning of pain Are bearing scars and being hurt****** Give the world love + Look, love makes it go round Still, I’ll give it to you Love + music, yeah!! Notes: *, ****, *****, ******Not sure about these lines, **A dictionary ***Apparently a doria is like a casserole dish, and Saizeriya is an Italian restaurant chain ラブ+MUSIC / RABU + MUSIC Eetto kinou tabeta mono wa nanda? Yatara to mazui PASUTA doudemo ii ne Eetto kinou MAJI de boku no TAIPU na Channee hakken DO!! DO!! DO!! HAI TENSHON LOVE LALA CHU CHU CHU LOVE LALA YES LOVER mugamuchuu desu LOVE LALA CHU CHU CHU LOVE LALA YES LOVER DAYS Daijirin ni mo nai Hontou no ai no imi o oshiete kure yo Sekai ni SAPURAIZU (LOVE) aijou fusoku desu KARAKARA karehatete iru Kokoro o megake Sekai ni SAPURAIZU (Hora) aijou fusoku desu DOKIDOKI TOKIMEKI o ima Anata ni megake SAIZERIYA MIRANO-fuu DORIA da Nanka chotto kyou wa kogete iru ne Demo ii sa kore o motte kita ano ko ga Yatara to kawaii channee HAI TENSHON LOVE LALA CHU CHU CHU LOVE LALA YES LOVER mugamuchuu desu LOVE LALA CHU CHU CHU LOVE LALA YES LOVER DAYS WIKIPEDIA ni mo nai Hontou no ai no imi o oshiete kure yo Sekai ni SAPURAIZU (LOVE) aijou fusoku desu KARAKARA karehatete iru Kokoro o megake Sekai ni SAPURAIZU (Hora) aijou fusoku desu DOKIDOKI TOKIMEKI o ima Anata ni megake Kyoukasho ni wa nai kedo Wakatteru ai to iu kotoba Kakitashita NOOTO Oboeteru? Ai no imi o Anata wa ima mo Sekai wa kuruidasu (Hora) aijou fusoku de ne Tokidoki nemurenai hodo Yami yami nayande Yuuutsu na NYUUSU desu (Hora) aijou fusoku desu Itami o shiranai hito ga Kizu oi kizutsuke Sekai ni RABU PURASU (Hora) aijou kara mawari Soredemo anata ni okuru RABU PURASU MUSIC YEAH!! Kanji: http://rocklyric.jp/lyric.php?sid=152695/ラブ+MUSIC/LEZARD
  20. So I have previously had this discussion with "JILUKA" winning beating "FIXER" by 72% of the votes. So with their new mini-albums released last month I thought this would be a good time to re-open this discussion. So this one can be view two different ways either you can judge weather "JILUKA" is still better than "FIXER" or you simply judge the mini-albums only. I'll set up the poll so you can't vote for the minis and the bands themselves or just the bands if you prefer. Oh and unrelated but they toured together recently as well which is pretty awesome VS. FIGHT!!!
  21. For the second week in a row I reference the Gazette during a review of some new VK. This time while reviewing ゴシップ's new single. This is @inartistic's excellent post about Ains/Yukika I referenced in the vid:
  22. Driving around my new home and reviewing the new mini-album from Miztavla (which is available for streaming on Spotify and probably other places!) Let me know what you thought of the mini.
  23. Here's another translation, this time of the live-limited song by Diaura released last February (this one was quite cryptic in some point but I hope to have made evident the meaning) Kanji: I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... 終わりなき舞台の上で 傷付きながら それでも光へ また踏み出していく 強い雨の日も光のない灰空の日にも 決して離さずに 僕の手を強く繋いでいくれたね 遠き日の影に置き去りにされたままの歌も 決して色褪せず揺るぎない僕を映し出していた 猛然と吐き出す衝動 カラカラと空回る 猛然と吐き出す衝動 降り注ぐ声 次なる時へ この夜を駆けてゆく 無の世界で 何もかもを失っても 君へと伝う I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... 終わりなき舞台の上で 傷付きながら それでも光へ また踏み出していく 慰めの言葉も心無い愛情も 何もかもを拒む日々に 「どうして僕は生きるの 傷を背負い何処へ行くの?」 問い掛けてた 狡猾に捻じ曲がる回答 カラカラと空回る 猛然と吐き出す衝動 降り注ぐ声 次なる時へ この夜を駆けてゆく 無の世界で 何もかもを失っても 君へと伝う I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... 終わりなき舞台の上で 傷付きながら それでも光へ また踏み出していく Romaji: I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... owari naki butai no ue de kizu tsukinagara soredemo hikari e mata fumidashite iku Tsuyoi ame no hi mo hikari no nai haizora no hi ni mo kesshite hanasazu ni boku no te wo tsuyoku tsunaide ite kureta ne tooki hi no kage ni okizari ni sareta mama no uta mo kesshite iroasezu yuruginai boku wo utsushidashite ita Mouzen to hakidasu shoudou karakara to sora mawaru mouzen to hakidasu shoudou Furisosogu koe tsuginaru toki e kono yoru wo kakete yuku mu no sekai de nani mo kamo wo ushinatte mo kimi e to tsutau I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... owari naki butai no ue de kizu tsukinagara soredemo hikari e mata fumidashite iku Nagusame no kotoba mo kokoro nai aijou mo nani mo kamo wo kobamu hibi ni 'doushite boku wa ikiru no kizu wo shoi doko e iku no?' toikake teta Koukatsu ni nejimagaru kaitou karakara to sora mawaru koukatsu ni nejimagaru kaitou Mouzen to hakidasu shoudou karakara to sora mawaru mouzen to hakidasu shoudou Furisosogu koe tsuginaru toki e kono yoru wo kakete yuku mu no sekai de nani mo kamo wo ushinatte mo kimi e to tsutau I sing for you belive'n universe still I live...still I live... owari naki butai no ue de kizu tsukinagara soredemo hikari e mata fumidashite iku Translation: I sing for you belive'n universe still I live…still I live… On an endless stage Still while I carry a wound to the light And I am going to make a step forward. In the days of strong rain and even in the ones with the grey sky and without light Don't ever leave my hand, which was strongly connected Songs became as they are left behind to the shadow of the distant days I never fade and I reveal myself steady. Impulse of spitting out savagely Turning around the sky Impulse of spitting out savagely. A voice which downpours to the next moment This night runs away Even if I lose everything in this absent world I will follow you. I sing for you belive'n universe still I live…still I live… On an endless stage Still while I carry a wound to the light And I am going to make a step forward. Comforting words and thoughtless affection In the days which reject everything "Why will I carry on my shoulders the wounds of the life and where I will go?" I wondered. Cunningly twisting answer Turning around the sky Cunningly twisting answer. Impulse of spitting out savagely Turning around the sky Impulse of spitting out savagely. A voice which downpours to the next moment This night runs away Even if I lose everything in this absent world I will follow you. I sing for you belive'n universe still I live…still I live… On an endless stage Still while I carry a wound to the light And I am going to make a step forward. Kanji/Romaji from Jpopasia Translation is mine, so credit me before posting it elsewhere!
  24. Heya everybody! So a week or so ago, I promised I was in the works of something special for the site, and here it is! Okay, so I associate with a good amount of guys who were active in the visual kei scene. Most of them retired, some of them are still active. So, I decided to reach out to figure out what their top 5 visual kei bands were! I've gotten seven responses, so I thought I'd share them with you all, since maybe some of you would be interested, especially those who are super hardcore into old school kei like I am. Enjoy! Mar (also known as Michael) ::(PROFILE):: ~CHILD HOOD'S END/CHILD (1996~2003)~ ~Indigo7 (2003~2005)~ ~NICK (2006~2007)~ ~High Speed Boyz (2008~2010)~ ~FREEDOM BEATS ORCHESTRA (fbo) (2011~Present)~ Mar's/Michael's top 5 1. X JAPAN 2. AION 3. LADIES ROOM 4. hide with Spread Beaver 5. BUCK-TICK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yohey ::(PROFILE):: ~E-QAL/Hyuge (1995~2001)~ ~RED JAPES (2002~2004)~ ~BananaBazooka (2008)~ ~Burnny Crisis (2008~2009)~ ~arms never rust (2011~2012)~ ~noodloop (2013~Present)~ Yohey's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. X JAPAN 3. MIYAVI 4. Plastic Tree 5. SEX MACHINEGUNS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kazz ::(PROFILE):: ~STRAIGHT (1999~2002)~ ~ROXXANE (2008~Present)~ Kazz's top 5: 1. Sid (シド) 2. MIYAVI 3. Gackt 4. L'arc-en-Ciel 5. Janne Da Arc ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toshiya ::(PROFILE):: ~Sleep My Dear (1991~1992)~ ~L'amour Fou (1993~1999)~ ~The Raindrops (2003~2006)~ ~Kyo-zon (共存) (2006~Present)~ Toshiya's top 5: 1. BUCK-TICK 2. Up-Beat 3. KATZE 4. LUNA SEA 5. L'arc-en-Ciel ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tamaki (環) ::(PROFILE):: ~Six O'clock (1989~1996)~ ~ORANGE JAM (1998~2000)~ ~Jack Dinosaur (ジャックダイナソー) (2001~2004)~ ~Liberty (2005~2009)~ Tamaki's top 5: 1. DEAD END 2. Oblivion Dust 3. Valentine D.C. 4. LADIES ROOM 5. THREE EYES JACK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Atsushi ::(PROFILE):: ~ZELIACORT (1995~1996)~ ~CLeiR (1996~1998)~ ~THE CLOCK WORK ORANGE (1999~2010)~ Atsushi's top 5: 1. DEAD END 2. Gargoyle 3. 44MAGNUM 4. KATZE 5. JOLLY PICKLES (ジョリーピックルス) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  25. I don't know much about the scene there or if the music industry makes it possible for a strong rock scene to develop there but it sure would be interesting. Do you think there could be a big visual kei or other similar waves developing in China? Or is it already starting? How interested would you be if a true visual kei scene started to develop over there? Would you be any more or less interested?
×