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Posted 12/19/10
I was just wondering if anyone else was a fan? For those who don't know (taken from wikipedia):



Visual kei (ヴィジュアル系 vijuaru kei?, literally "visual style") refers to a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics. Some sources state that Visual Kei refers to a music genre, or to a sub-genre of J-rock (a term referring to Japanese rock in general), with its own particular sound, related to glam-rock, punk and metal. However other sources state that Visual Kei's unique clothing, make-up, fashions, and participation in the related sub-culture is equally as important as the sound of the music itself in the use of the term.


My favorite bands from the genre are alice nine, Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois, D (newest discovery), DeathGaze, D'espairsRay, Matenrou Opera,
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Posted 12/20/10
I've never heard of it but i'll check it out
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Posted 12/20/10 , edited 12/20/10
I've never listened to any visual kei.....but, is Dir En Grey visual kei? I remember that group from the Itunes store.
Posted 12/20/10

Urahara17 wrote:

I've never listened to any visual kei.....but, is Dir En Grey visual kei? I remember that group from the Itunes store.


According to wikipedia they are not. Still, Dir en Grey is a good band imo.
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Posted 12/22/10
Never thought about that before. Malice Mizer is one of my favorite!
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