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1 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-05-17 23:10 ID:hOlP5SW2

What do you guys think about visual kei?I simply love it!
My favorite vk bands are:

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2 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-01 20:13 ID:Heaven

FUCK VISUAL KEI D=<

3 Name: Tara : 2006-08-06 06:05 ID:sSR18iiy

I like Danger*Gang too!

Silver Ash isn't Japanese rock at all.

4 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-06 16:16 ID:rPvqz402

>>3
Visual bands, not Japanese bands.

Also, Dir. But my tastes are stuck in 2002 because I stopped downloading music off the Internet.

5 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-06 16:48 ID:vRKOw9to

please explain what a visual band is?

6 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-06 16:52 ID:vRKOw9to

ow never mind i googled it!

7 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-16 02:55 ID:M40Q8wZN

fucking fags!

8 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-19 05:41 ID:tux4HonH

Visual kei mostly gets shit on by dudes who are afraid of other dudes wearing makeup.

I hate danger*gang, I can't stand female vocals. Lareine & Malice Mizer are much too over-the-top for me & I hate cutesy shit like ancafe. SID went pop-boring recently... D is pretty much the only decent band on your list!

9 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-19 22:15 ID:Heaven

visual kei is bullshit

i don't give a fuck about your stupid hair or your fucking make-up, you are a goddamn band who produces music and the music is ALL ANYONE SHOULD CARE ABOUT

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10 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-21 08:26 ID:p3PfyrVM

>4 Visual kei is for Japanese visual bands only, not Chinese or anything else. In your logic, all 80s glam rock could be called visual kei and that's just silly.
>8 D sucks too. Malice Mizer at least had musical talent despite being over the top.

11 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-24 22:17 ID:ltPOVaNP

Recent visual-kei is retarded because every boy who can dye his hair and put on make-up and afford an instrument thinks he's a fucking rock star. And that includes Antique Cafe. Visual-kei died with one of those dudes who died in the late 90s and stuff.

12 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-25 00:50 ID:DaxRbFhp

Visual Kei is stupid. Mainly because it's just a bunch of guys in makeup with little or no talent. But everyone likes it because it's SEXY FEMININE MEN !!!

Rentrer En Soi is okay in my opinion, but mainly because the vocalist can actually sing.

13 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-25 00:51 ID:DaxRbFhp

Also, Malice Mizer was great. The Klaha stuff (Bara No Seidou ect ect) was amazing.

14 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-29 09:36 ID:CTydzgiA

little or no talent can be applied to the majority of music in any genre.
i honestly dont think that matters as long as the listener thinks it sounds good. i was a music major, but i still like alot of "talentless" bands considering they have the ability to write catchy music.

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15 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-08-30 03:37 ID:RopwwTI6

I think visual kei is a relatively cool idea, but there are too many bands. I listen to Dir en grey, Gazette, Pierrot, etc, but the only band I really like is Diru. And sometimes they get kind of annoying.

16 Name: キリコ : 2006-10-06 12:17 ID:iO/35bRb

yei i love VK. o.o

yay ancafe<33 but they are oshare kei. ^^;

17 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-08 01:28 ID:ds5UIhI9

>>1

It's "MALICE MIZER". Learn it.

18 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-16 11:12 ID:CTydzgiA

oshare kei doesnt actually exist, its a plot to make girls panties wet.
bands just says oshare cause they are stylish looking, but in reality are just guys that have decora sense of fashion. VK is VK and thats that.
and rant on people calling panic ch oshare, thats like their normal everyday street clothes. and they call themselves "pop rock"

19 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-19 04:13 ID:vA1n5OSE

Oh please, those who say visual-kei is bullshit and stuff are people who don´t pay attention to anything more than the looks of it.

Japanese music has proven to be one of the best in the whole world.

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20 Name: seiryuu : 2006-10-19 04:22 ID:vA1n5OSE

Visual-kei artists are not fags.

Visual-kei artists make up to create kind of character and interprete songs very dramaticly and when they are off stage they dress and look as normal as anybody.

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21 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-19 04:22 ID:vA1n5OSE

Visual-kei artists are not fags.

Visual-kei artists make up to create kind of character and interprete songs very dramaticly and when they are off stage they dress and look as normal as anybody.

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22 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-20 14:41 ID:Heaven

>>19-21 same person

>Visual-kei artists make up to create kind of character and interprete songs very dramaticly and when they are off stage they dress and look as normal as anybody.
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23 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-28 07:33 ID:aqhlbdAE

X JAPAN

24 Name: wolf demon : 2006-10-28 14:50 ID:B3gwlpns

well i think visual kei rules all types of music. boys dont no what they talking bout and that a lot of insults. not very nive people arent u?? u BAKA'S

25 Name: WaKaS_LeSbiaN_WiFE : 2006-10-29 22:40 ID:JOZXXlF0

VISUAL KEI IS MY FUCKING LIFE!!!!

26 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-10-31 23:39 ID:0xvaAn8Z

"The fan-base almost solely consists of girls and young women and is marketed strongly to that audience with items such as tradeable stickers, glossy photo-books, picture-postcards of band members and so on."

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27 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-11-01 05:29 ID:Heaven

> most of the time they make very good music because they understand something we don't... MELODY... which you can hardly find on western bands. They create their own music.

Bzzt! They understand something you, >>19, clearly don't. Thanks for trying to speak for the rest of us, though.

28 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-11-01 15:17 ID:0xvaAn8Z

>Japanese music has proven to be one of the best in the whole >world.
>...they understand something we don't... MELODY... which you >can hardly find on western bands. They create their own music.
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29 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-12-03 19:58 ID:sKX+z7ta

haha...oh wow!

30 Name: ..? : 2006-12-07 17:20 ID:i9sowszm

Visual Kei is great

Oshare Kei does excist btw, its a subgenre

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31 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-12-08 11:24 ID:44d3Nbhq

99% of this thread (not counting me) is female.

32 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-12-11 03:44 ID:coYNeRHZ

Some visual kei is alright. I tend to listen to the much less flamboyant bands such as Dir en Grey, Girugamesh, Kagerou and DespairsRay, mainly because they are seriously awesome METAL bands, and metal is a genre I predominantly listen to. Looks are something I honestly couldn't give a flying fuck about, but if the music is good, then I see no reason not to give it a listen. I mean, Slipknot wears makeup, but people don't call their fans homos or fags for it.

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33 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-12-11 03:54 ID:coYNeRHZ

>I tend to listen to the much less flamboyant bands such as Dir en Grey, Girugamesh, Kagerou and DespairsRay, mainly because they are seriously awesome METAL bands, and metal is a genre I predominantly listen to
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34 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-12-11 23:49 ID:Heaven

visual kei is bullshit

35 Name: SOO-DA : 2007-01-08 05:46 ID:2aRGjZuS

Hmmmmmm....

Kagrra, and diru

36 Name: iheartyou : 2007-01-10 22:49 ID:uMtDi9gR

mmm dont know how to respond to a certain person, but im trying to respond to 32.
Dir en Grey is fucking awesome, im seeing them here in Chicago in Feburary!! im really excited.
you have NO IDEA how fed up i am with those shitty comments....i hate it when ppl say stuff like that, its about the music, now how they look.
if it has anything to do with looks, i think its more about fashion. :)

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37 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-01-11 11:47 ID:Heaven

>>36

Do it by clicking the post number, or just type >>32.

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38 Name: SOO-DA : 2007-01-13 14:49 ID:2aRGjZuS

>>37

agreed

39 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-01-15 19:25 ID:NE0oMyem

I'm pretty sick of visual kei and people still thinking Dir en grey is a visual band.

They're not. End of story.

40 Name: Nox Puss : 2007-02-18 16:44 ID:6gO6T+JB

Malice Mizer= love. Their Klaha era stuff is great (I'm forcing myself not to squeal and fangirl over Mana, and it's hard). +D'espairsRay+ and Dir en Grey are both good, too. And...does Kana count as visual kei, I wonder?

41 Name: : 2007-02-25 12:23 ID:o6owt7g5

The gazette is the best-looking even in visual rockers.

42 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-02-26 09:50 ID:FLIHmcf9

Though little old,I like X JAPAN.
I have all their CD and DVD.

43 Name: AznDude : 2007-03-06 00:11 ID:3oBYmGBX

Some favs include, Diru, X Japan, Gazette, Naitomea, Malice Mizer, and some more...iono why, but the music from visual kei interests me.

44 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-08 00:34 ID:tz6oGf5n

Kyo of Dir en grey himself has said that he would rather people like them for their music than how they look, and that the fans who like them for their visual style would not come to their concerts. Anyways, my favorites are deathgaze, Kagerou, X Japan, Gazette, MUCC (not really visi anymore either), Annie's LTD, Aikaryu, Dali/Dari, Chateau La Tour, Madeth Gray'll, D'espairsRay and Phantasmagoria.

45 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-10 06:42 ID:PWahAxoB

>>39 Sorry to break it to you babe, but Dir en Grey IS a visual band. Thats how they got started, that's what they are. Yes, toned down some, however they are still considered visual.

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46 Name: Nox Puss : 2007-03-11 10:16 ID:6gO6T+JB

>>45
I can see where you're coming from on the 'Diru is visual' thing, but since being labelled as visual kei depends entirely upon looks, I wouldn't say they are, not now. Visual kei isn't a style of music; it's putting on a show with incredible costumes and stuff. The music is separate from it. So while their music is still similar, if they're not wearing those cool costumes anymore, they aren't visual; just a really great rock band.

47 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-03-13 05:00 ID:tczVfF89

Dir en grey
Malice Mizer
Gazette
Antic Cafe

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48 Name: Matae : 2007-03-16 17:49 ID:Vg0C/YOH

My favorites include -

Dir en Grey
Gazette

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49 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-20 21:50 ID:GJdY1Frs

I used to be a huge fan of certain visual kei bands - that was how I got into Japanese music (Kurenai the first Japanese song). I'm not a buff though. I like the early stuff, Dead End, Buck Tick, Kuroyume (I actually wrote that crappy article on Wikipedia), X Japan. I have an Auto-Mod album but that's more 80s goth, and I wanted to download some BY-SEXUAL stuff but can't find anything on Soulseek. I like some Pierrot, Laputa, L'arc (early stuff - haven't listened to the rest), Glay, Shazna, Luna Sea, Gilles De Rais, some Gackt songs but am more familiar with Malice Mizer.

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50 Name: Tavo : 2007-03-28 17:34 ID:KID7NnxW

I've listened to japanese rock since 1991 and I've tried a lot of bands and god, I have to say that visual kei bands are the worst bands of Japan. Why? The voices are totally crappy, all vocalists try to imite between them singing with a pushing and creepy voice.

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51 Name: Tavo : 2007-03-28 17:35 ID:KID7NnxW

And sorry for my english, I'm not native to that language.

52 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-29 23:48 ID:rORVQ+5h

So I did a Google search for Visual Kei and it gave me groups of women cosplaying as Kiss.

53 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-30 04:12 ID:J//Sdfgg

They are not women, they are MEN. Yeah the first time I saw a vk band I said: "Holy sh**t! they were men!"

54 Name: 49 : 2007-03-30 16:34 ID:t9xuoVb7

There is good VK, just as there is good manufactured pop. The VK style of music is pretty unlike anything I can think of in the west. Deathrock is perhaps the closest I can think of and probably a big influence, but can anyone think of a Western band that sounds just like, say, early Luna Sea? Meanwhile, Boris sound like the Melvins + Sunn 0))) and Envy are emo hardcore. I don't have anything against either and am not saying that, for example, VK > Boris, but you have to admit that the whole VK fad has no real equivalent in the Western charts. Closest I can think of is maybe sped-up, more technical U2 or a more commercial Rozz-era Christian Death.

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55 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-30 18:40 ID:oBSrmf5C

The problem with J-Rock is this:

-VK bands have popularity outside Japan beacause of FANGIRLS. The good bands (non-vk) remain "rel. unknown" outside Japan beacause the forums are full of vk fangirls that don't try "normal" bands because that bands are not "visual enough for them".

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56 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-31 04:44 ID:rORVQ+5h

>>53
Yeah..I said women on purpose..

57 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-03-31 16:11 ID:Wx224e1l

Most of vk rockers are gay or bisexual, actually.

58 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-02 04:36 ID:LGoLLk1A

VK has a small fanbase in Japan. Most Japanese have probably never heard of all these bands. I'm not saying that popularity equals good music, but most of today's VK really sucks. Like >>55 said, it's more popular outside Japan and when people get into J-rock, the first things they find are 1. Malice Mizer/Gackt, 2. Dir en Grey, and 3. all those other new, indie bands that EVERYONE likes. Seriously, all VK fangirls have the same taste in music because there isn't exposure for the less popular bands. I guess the parallel for non VK are bands like L'arc, The Pillows, and Asian Kung-Fu Generation because of their ties with anime -- although Japanese people have actually heard of these bands.

59 Name: American girl : 2007-04-05 21:13 ID:1pxq7Z7u

Well I really don't give a crap what others think about J-ROCK bands.I don't care if they cross dressers,bi,or whatever.They are all cool to me and I like them regardless.-_-

60 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-06 02:59 ID:rPzSw0Yc

Is not about Japanese Rock bands, is about visual kei bands, Japanese Rock is not only visual kei. Understand that, please.

And what do you mean with "They are all cool to me and I like regardless" ? If the music is shit, you will like them?

61 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-04-06 05:29 ID:J45FF2MV

Go Gazette! Girugamesh! Merry! Ayabie! Buck-Tick! Malice Mizer and yes -> Dir en grey <- being my fav band.

Can girls do VK as well??

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62 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-07 17:14 ID:R6TaScKL

>>61
just tape your breasts up and pretend to be a guy, they'll never notice

63 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-04-08 01:45 ID:AS+orjEg

hahah ya eh?
I want to start a band VK style, but there's noone around where I live or let alone even like VK

64 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-08 02:21 ID:lNLUc+Uu

Why don't you waste your money buyin instruments and learning more instead of make up?

65 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-08 09:19 ID:ha/eT/72

>>57
So you're not wrong at all.

Seriously, though. All you people need to shut the fuck up about vkei. It's done. It's over with.

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66 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-08 23:45 ID:7TKu88yS

>>65

But even funnier is the Japanophiles/weeaboos (and yes if you're not Japanese, including if your Chinese or whatever other Asian, you are a weeaboo) that think that as long as they hate Japanese pop culture, it makes them not a weeaboo anymore. No, if you genuinely disliked Japanese culture, you would not know the name of every single band or whatever that was popular at the height or whatever of whatever trend. You wouldn't even bother because you would have just heard it a few times, said, "meh" and left it alone.

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67 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-04-09 01:56 ID:AiGq4EWc

>> Jeez, someone is having a bad day or something?

plus I already know how to play countless instruments.
Who cares if VK is old or ended in the 90's, point is, there are people who still love it thankyou very much and no matter what you say, you really think it'll change our views? It certainly doesn't matter to me what you say.

68 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-09 05:37 ID:ha/eT/72

>>66
Lol i don't think they said anything about not being a weeaboo, dumbass. They're just another person irritated with people like "Visual kei" over here. Obviously if they didn't like the Japanese culture they WOULDN'T know the bands and shit like that obviously they have a problem with the countless people like visual kei.

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69 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-09 05:37 ID:ha/eT/72

>>66
Lol i don't think they said anything about not being a weeaboo, dumbass. They're just another person irritated with people like "Visual kei" over here. Obviously if they didn't like the Japanese culture they WOULDN'T know the bands and shit like that obviously they have a problem with the countless people like visual kei.

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70 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-09 17:23 ID:tY6kNT0H

There are people that like japanese culture, japanese music, but detest vk. Vk is not all in japanese rock babes.

71 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-10 02:25 ID:ha/eT/72

>>70
Exactly. Thank you. :)

72 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-13 08:28 ID:H+QxWltL

Isn't VK special because it's something unique to the Japanese music scene? It's okay if everyone "over here" doesn't like it.

73 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-13 23:42 ID:6uUKjm7B

It is not something unique, is like a plague, even japanese people don't care about vk. You don't will see many vk fans in Japan.

74 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-14 05:28 ID:3ZvWmFW4

VK is usually a gimmick to get enough fans and sales to go major.

75 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-14 05:47 ID:4aTCYGK6

LOL everyone here is getting all hot and bothered about Visual Kei. Fact is, it's still popular, and there will always be people who hate it. So for the people who like it, what do you do once a mean troll messes insults your favorite band? LOL and move one.

76 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-14 08:35 ID:H+QxWltL

Ha ha, right.
Because we're supposed to like these bands for their music, right?
Supposedely.

77 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-15 19:26 ID:j6andrVw

It's a bit like Stock Aitken Waterman - everybody hates it because it's mainstream pop or whatever, but there are some good tunes in there that nobody will admit to liking. Which is a shame. I'm no VK fanboy but there are good songs, even good albums. Those who say that these bands rely on the visual component to distract people from realising how shit their music is are actually half right, because most of the posts in this thread are waffling on about the appearance and how tacky it is.

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78 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-04-16 02:01 ID:G32IgIEr

I wouldn't listen to a band if they sounded like crap. I think their VK style is an added bonus :]
Their are some VK bands that I don't like because of the music.

79 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-18 04:59 ID:ha/eT/72

>>75
Fact is, it ISN'T popular anymore.

Go to Japan and learn your fucking shit, asshole.

80 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-04-19 04:50 ID:qoTQnQfl

>> 79

It might not be popular in Japan anymore
But there are many people throughout the world who like Visual Kei. Especially people who are into anime, a good majority of them like the Japanese music and like Visual Kei that goes along with it.

81 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-19 09:14 ID:TmMoqz/I

>>65
LUNA SEA and Koroyume both sucked. And MALICE MIZER was too fucking repetive to be considered as anything special, they were all about the appearance. There are some good visual bands these days, for example Viored, who released a pretty good album last year. I have no idea how they look, because I don't care.

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82 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-20 02:43 ID:Heaven

>>77

I like Stock Aitken Waterman...

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83 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-28 19:28 ID:H+QxWltL

>>75

It was never popular in Japan to begin with, with the exception of X JAPAN and MALICE MIZER, but that was YEARS AGO.

84 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-06 10:08 ID:3d36wbve

i think vk these days are lot classier than your 90s shit and from a purely aesthetic view.

85 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-07 02:08 ID:oJ/J2oN5

Who cares when it was popular
I looooooooooove it and forever will

86 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-08 23:10 ID:ySGknm8x

And you are a Visual Bitch fan.
El comportamiento te delata.

87 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-10 01:30 ID:kNoEJkAW

blah blah blah

88 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-10 22:58 ID:PGEsJsPB

LOL, you must be a girl Visual Kei.

89 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-11 12:46 ID:vC+XjJQZ

yurayura teikoku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikOUA-aB97s

90 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-13 01:49 ID:tWinsXYn

>>88

:O how did you find out?!
XD lol

91 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-14 12:36 ID:3d36wbve

>>89

i think i know who you are

92 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-14 12:37 ID:3d36wbve

yurayura teikoku is not visual kei

93 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-16 10:43 ID:irvdZ+fv

>>80
Exactly why people hate vkei. Idiot fans like yourself.

94 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-17 02:52 ID:wkR7EoO+

>>93
am so insulted

not!

95 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-17 04:06 ID:IddNUY8/

You are the perfect example for "fangirl".
You like anime, you like visual kei and you think visual kei is the best thing about music in Japan.

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96 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-17 17:10 ID:irvdZ+fv

>>95
Speaks truth.

97 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-18 01:20 ID:kO0J8eV9

>>95
Um, I never said 'I' liked anime. I just said there are people who do like anime and etc and they like visual kei because they found it through the conventions and such.
I never said I liked anime. I hardly watch it. I have friends who do though, you might want to try talking to them ok??

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98 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-18 01:22 ID:kO0J8eV9

"It might not be popular in Japan anymore
But there are many people throughout the world who like Visual Kei. Especially people who are into anime, a good majority of them like the Japanese music and like Visual Kei that goes along with it."

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99 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-18 01:24 ID:kO0J8eV9

Plus, i do listen to other music as well like From first to last, Underoath, I could go on.
So watchout who you're judging here

100 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-18 02:54 ID:rKtIu41k

First, you must come with good reasons. Then, a decent discussion could be start, with valid arguments.
The reason because everyone is talking to you by that way is that your comments are like a 14 years old histeric fangirl. It could be better if you don't take the things in a defensive way.

101 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-18 03:07 ID:kO0J8eV9

sorry if I like to write with exclamations and all excited like on the internet

102 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-18 03:12 ID:kO0J8eV9

you can't really determine how a person is in real life just over a few comments on the net.

103 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-18 13:28 ID:lg6nCSKO

But you are annoying with you "I looooooooooooove it and forever will." Nobody cares if you love it, it is actually crap (there are few, very few decent bands). Don't you think ther their voices are totally shitty? Ughh all sounds the same.

104 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-18 18:52 ID:lg6nCSKO

LOL. Gackt's, Klaha's and Kyo's voices are so similar. Funny.

105 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-18 22:45 ID:DN4zh2gM

Visual Kei, try to put things in the same post. i think you're all annoying and arguing offensively about nothing important. some bands do use VK style just to go major because some people find it cool or attractive, and i think some bands do it well. but it's all unrelated to the music, and a lot of bands are talented no matter what they look like, so people that like japanese bands only that dress in the VK style do make those bands look worse (fangirls, etc). i like all sorts of japanese bands, as long as i like the way they sound, but some bands' style, ancafe's for example, catch my attention. the only reason i started listening to the band was because bou's so adorable. anyway, you should know more about japanese music as well as other kinds of music (not that they're really all that different in the long run) and avoid saying things like "it is actually crap" as if it were fact.

106 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-19 02:08 ID:Rs3BCdI5

>>103

If you think that way about bands in Visual Kei
I dont care. I dont care if you think it's crap. That's your opinion. I think it's good and I don't care what you think. So why bother? What people say wont shut me up. So give it up.

107 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-19 03:55 ID:Rs3BCdI5

>>105

I said before in a previous comment that a band that does visual kei is an added bonus for me. Of course I listen to a band because I like the way they sound not just for the style. They have to sound good to me, or I don't even bother listening to them. There are some Visual Kei bands I don't like because I don't like the way they sound, like Alice Nine. I listened to one of their songs, not sure which one and I didn't like it.

108 Name: 105 : 2007-05-19 05:07 ID:Heaven

>>107
yeah i wasn't talking directly to you. alice nine is okay, but i mostly like the way they look, so i don't listen to them much.

109 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-20 01:56 ID:LVIEtF+u

>>108

I see I see. I think it was the singers voice I didn't like, not quite sure, it was quite a long time ago since I listened to that song. maybe I shall see if the other songs are the same. hmmm.

110 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-05-27 17:35 ID:n3QoNHB7

>>104

i think you are deaf

111 Name: Sarah. : 2007-05-27 22:34 ID:3eVk2R7z

>>110 seconded

..i hate Gackt.

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112 Name: Visual Kei : 2007-05-28 07:02 ID:KXFzGF3p

>>110
Agrees

>>111

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113 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-01 01:03 ID:J5FfZIcv

OH GAZETTE DEY'RE HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! FUCK ME RUKI, HAVE MY BABIES OHHHHH KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

114 Name: ~Reila~ : 2007-06-14 10:01 ID:SDOyWpUk

That's what Visual Kei is. It's called, Visual Type, an emphasis on looks. But the music is also very good. And if you people don't like it, don't rain down on our parade about it.
Also, if you did know a thing, you'd know it's not "dead" or "not popular anymore."
Look at some of the girls you see in Tokyo, Harajuku, walking around in Gothic Lolita, or Oshare Kei.

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115 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-14 19:53 ID:2/IDDStB

>>104
Ha ha ha ha. You is a big fool man.

116 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-15 00:34 ID:aZo+Cmbs

>>114

You're arguing it from a really biased point of view. I agree that it's not dead but it's not as popular as foreigners make it out to be. It's because we immerse ourselves with others who are really into vk that we think it's so popular and taking over the world by storm.

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117 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-15 00:37 ID:aZo+Cmbs

I also think it means something that the Jrock Revolution happened. They're moving out to the fans in the US which means they're lacking at home. Fan bases for certain bands may grow but the overall scene of vk is probably declining.

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118 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-15 18:29 ID:Ow9PXz+W

Yes, there are not so much vk fans in Japan nowadays, because of that those bands are targeting US.

To be honest, Japanese Rock listeners FROM Japan itself are more focused in non-visual and indie bands. They have festivals, more radio stations appearing, and more bands with an indiesh sound becoming well-known, like Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Syrup16g, Lunkhead, etc.

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119 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-27 01:45 ID:0h30ePKH

coughs Antic Cafe, visual? More like oshare. >_>

120 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-06-28 13:14 ID:mc1PFtxD

Oshare kei is a sub-division of visual kei.

121 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-14 01:24 ID:b7sfhZv6

Yeah, so it's not visual kei. It's a subgenre of visual kei.

122 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-19 16:28 ID:1wuWFuhV

It's a part of visual kei, so IT IS visual kei.

123 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-20 22:14 ID:Heaven

>>121 is a silly fangirl.

124 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-21 02:54 ID:6FLQwPul

Yankii kei is best!

125 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-23 12:31 ID:iCKAmNQX

Whatever-shit kei is good for blinded and lesbian fangirls.

126 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-07-23 23:23 ID:iCKAmNQX

don't forget the deaf

127 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-08-03 23:59 ID:pFf3E40X

Visual Kei fandom is full of horny lesbians

128 Name: Jenichi : 2007-08-21 04:20 ID:DLiLwdhf

Of course this topic is filled with many clashing responses. I do think that american fan girls can be quite the scare. I am male,17, of Chinese and Japanese decent. I am very much into visual kei and such but I do not think many people understand exactly what we try to accomplish by being VK. Some bands use it to cover up for their lack of talent, others do it to appeal to younger generation and become more popular for their looks, and then there are the ones who simply enjoy the art. KISAKI-Sama is a wondeful example of a modern day geisha. A person such as KISAKI-Sama, who is deeply in love with art wished to go further. He became a breathing masterpiece. It is not meant to be lust over, it is a very respectable art.He brings smiles to the lips of his adoring fans by presenting his voice and his body for them to enjoy as a work of art. It isn't some strange hobby for a bunch of faggots, as most of you think. It is a way of life. We have chosen this to be what we want to do, and although being your views on VK are ugly and stubborn minded, it doesn't matter. We are what we are and we will always be such. Feel free to visit my myspace.

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129 Name: Morrie : 2007-08-21 16:28 ID:HYJR8P93

I wonder what Kisaki are you talking about. I know one and he is huge ass failure. I think Kenzi on the other hand has always been only VK artist I had any respect for. Until I saw that he too had sold himself out after over 10 years of looking the same and keeping his own style. <.<

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130 Name: jenichi : 2007-08-21 17:41 ID:DLiLwdhf

Yes, then thats the one I am referring to. I will admit that he did indeed disappoint.Well...Theres is really nothing else for an aging rocker. I mean...Age only matters to some fans I suppose. But of many do not care so much now, but the artist are always being worrried about they're appearance and how to keep up with the newest trend to stay popular amongst the people. I do feel alot of respect for Dir en grey, they started out visual and realized what was happening and decided not to go with the movement.They may not make the best music now, but back then they made great music.

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131 Name: Morrie : 2007-08-22 11:16 ID:HYJR8P93

You can be old man and keep the style you've had. They are not that old for that matter. I know some really damn good looking Japanese musicians who are in their late 40s.
They have never sold too well neither Kenzi nor Kisaki... so I dont really see what good does it do to completely change your style when you still aren't anymore popular.

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132 Name: Jenichi : 2007-08-22 20:30 ID:DLiLwdhf

I agree with what you say, but the artist may not feel that way. Yes, sadly I see a blond vocalist, a blue haired bassist and a feminine drummer in most bands now.That is true that it continuously changes but thats what makes it interesting. If it stayed the same it wouldn't be anymore.

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133 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-09 10:50 ID:XrSk5vbV

X Japan FTW. :)

134 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-11 13:49 ID:wVRROw0w

KISAKI is =B

135 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-14 23:47 ID:umo6/0WT

Cute Japanese guys for the win. They're just fun to look at.

136 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-15 20:30 ID:7/Wf7p1Y

AnCafe!

The opening 2 song for Darker than Black!!!!!!!

137 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-18 22:19 ID:yyjGJewT

X Japan
Himitsu Kessha Codomo A
Baiser
CROSS HARD (are they VK?)

138 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-09-21 04:03 ID:FuMybsBb

anyone tell me what visual kei is?
even though ive heard of/listened to some of the bands mentioned here.

139 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-10-15 06:55 ID:Heaven

>>138
Its Japanese bands that put a focus on dressing up. Usually one member of the band is the designated trap.

140 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-01-12 03:30 ID:Milem+lJ

LUNASEA is an extremely creative rock band of Japan 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDH9XTB537A&feature=related

141 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-01-12 03:56 ID:cETEG7av

>>140
I don't think Luna Sea is that visual.

They're doing some reunion shit right now though. And there's an awesome album of bands covering their songs that was released last year. (its called something like Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album)

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142 Name: Miya : 2008-03-26 01:29 ID:DG28o6FX

(for those who dislike jrock here,why the hell are you commenting your opinion if you dont like it at all...you guys are really stupid seriously)

はい、ビジュアル敬は、これまでで最も驚くべきことは、日本のロックの歴史だ。

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143 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-03-26 06:35 ID:70rdJ0dF

>>142
All people are allowed to have opinions.
Except you.

144 Name: Satou-kun : 2008-03-26 20:26 ID:oG/PUZk1

Visual kei is not even a musical genre.

As well as j-rock.

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145 Name: Satou-kun : 2008-03-26 20:27 ID:oG/PUZk1

I mean, do we call all US band "US-rock" ?
Seriously...

146 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-03-29 02:51 ID:Heaven

>>142
Rules · 規則
基本的には英語の使用を強く希望します。ただ日本語板の場合は日本語か英語。

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147 Name: Evil Nachos : 2008-04-02 02:04 ID:8CzKN27u

Ah~! I like a love of VK artists.

Antic Cafe.
SID.

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148 Name: Mangekyou Sharingan : 2008-04-17 20:01 ID:+HVXmJQN

Gazette
Vidoll
Malice Mizer
Sadie

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149 Name: metalspeare : 2008-04-18 09:56 ID:mYufwE+b

VK pretty much sucks major balls

150 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-04-20 02:14 ID:Heaven

>>149
agreed.

having said that, I haven't listened to any in a while but in my day i liked vidoll and MASK and like many others in this thread, D

151 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-04-22 02:20 ID:LgvXus1B

I suppose I'm a bit oldschool when it comes to my VK...

~Dir en Grey's older stuff

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152 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-05-27 21:05 ID:mtCKbMzb

Velvet Eden ftw

I enjoy Vidoll,
Pride of Mind,

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153 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-05-31 04:52 ID:4hJKtWT5

Most of the bands from 80s-90s are good. Recently there's been a trend towards emo/screamo/nu-metal bollocks in VK (if it's even called that anymore) so I'm wary of new bands.

Then again VK is a bit of a loose thing anyway since it always referred to the fashion, but there is (was?) some sort of musical style that developed around it.

154 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-06-02 14:50 ID:Im1YAecE

Visual Kei? Moar liek Visual Gay amirite?

155 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-06-03 15:04 ID:uY7i5vhs

>>154 Visual HEY! You can't say that!

156 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-06-08 12:33 ID:Heaven

The only good VK band was Schwarz Stein, and you all know it.

157 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-07-06 04:39 ID:Viqrn0eN

I am incredibly glad X Japan got back together :]
I hope to see them in NYC soon

158 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-14 13:26 ID:lTi4tDhN

The only time visual kei is suitable is if you're X Japan.

159 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-15 13:12 ID:Heaven

>>157
Oh? Did Hide un-suicide?

160 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-20 06:13 ID:kKyn94/C

>>159

he didn't, but they came back without him

161 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-08-21 04:46 ID:Heaven

>>160
Yeah, I know, that was just sarcasm. Hide was an awesome guy. Too bad they have to do this without him. Meh, Yoshiki still is an awesome musician and songwriter, so whatever.

162 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-09-29 14:45 ID:kDYgGxRy

>>156

gtfo plz kthx