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  1. 19 points
    platy

    DIMLIM

    People in the thread don't hate dimlim, we want them to succeed because they showed some of the strongest potential we'd seen around in a stale scene. People are salty because dimlim are shooting themselves in the foot and fucking up what could've been fantastic for fans, the band and vk.
  2. 17 points
    Here's a summary of the post: Kana was diagnosed with adjustment disorder in January 2018 and he told the president of B'Forest Inc., but the president didn't understand and told him he was sick and fired him. In March he got an attorney and in June he filed a lawsuit against the president for power harassment and for money he was owed. In the first trial it was confirmed that B'Forest Inc. owed Kana 3.2 million yen and that the president did indeed partake in power harassment. The court ordered B'Forest Inc. to pay Kana 3.7 million yen. However the president made an appeal, and at the appeal hearing in August 2020 they reached a settlement in Kana's favor of 3.3 million yen and an apology for the president's lack of consideration towards Kana's disorder. Kana received the settlement in September. He couldn't write about it before because it was part of the trial, but he had been suffering from power harassment for years and eventually developed adjustment disorder because of it. Apparently the president never admitted to power harassment. Kana does not forgive the harassment and was initially adamant about the court's decision because he didn't want it to keep happening to his former label mates, but after the president appealed he just decided to accept the settlement. He wants his former label mates to be paid properly or to stop working for the label. He also made it a point to say that the president did apologize so no one should slander him or harass him because of this. In regards to how he's doing he says he is physically and mentally healthy. The trial took a long time and he had to get treatment for his disorder but he's glad he worked so hard and was rewarded by the trial. He didn't want to leave all the people that were concerned about him without answers, and he wanted to talk about his feelings over the last two and a half years, so this is why he made the post now. He would like to return to the stage again some day and hopes everyone is doing well during these times.
  3. 10 points
    New Nagoya-based band "鐘ト銃声" (Kane to Juusei) has formed at 2019/08 [members] Vo. 狂ヰ散流 Gu. 百合子 (Yuriko) Ba. 潤-URU- Dr. 詠真 (Eishin) their concept is : 君ト僕 (Kimi to Boku) their live-distributed single "東京都無職 小林アキヒト(28)" (Tokyoto Mushoku Kobayashi Akihito (28)) has been released https://twitter.com/kaneto_info
  4. 10 points
    plastic_rainbow

    Show Yourself (again)

    whoaa long time no photo of me. just playing with some makeup cuz it's halloween. feeling very vk 😎
  5. 9 points
    In my few years of being a visual kei fan, I've talked a lot of shit, but I've also found my truest friends along the way. You have been with me through it all, and accepted me for who I am. You brought me back up when I was down. You even gave me a second chance when I was coming back from a downward spiral. And for that, I'm grateful. Thank you for being my friends. ♥
  6. 8 points
    nekkichi

    DIMLIM

    aliexpress D.I.D. x
  7. 8 points
    For some reason this completely flew under my radar, but it appears RAKUGAKI has released their 1st digital single under their alterego moniker 羅苦餓鬼 (also read as "Rakugaki") on 2020/10/31, titled 『殺意二満チタ貴女へ…』("Satsui NI miCHITA kijo E..."). As you could guess from the stylization of the title, it's more of a dark kote-kei influenced record compared to their usual eclectic pop-punk rock style. This comes as too late now, but they were also taking pre-orders for a special made-to-order cassette version of the single until 8th November (i.e. the number of copies are limited to the number of preorders). So that slipped us by now, but at least we can listen to the tunes online. TuneCore link Here is the Youtube playlist of the single for those who don't have Spotify and want to have a quick listen: I thought this was quite fun! Still sad to see these guys go so soon...
  8. 8 points
    Ultra Silvam

    DIMLIM

    That's just not a good look though. Almost their entire fanbase before MISC was made up of vk fans and metal fans, so for them to purposefully shut them out isn't really a good move imo. No one said they had to keep being visual kei, and if they just stopped dressing up and dropped the album I don't think anyone would have had a big problem. But Retsu renouncing vk and blocking old fans and the entire lyrical concept of MISC seeming like a jab at people who didn't like their stylistic change - well that's a good way to get people to stop caring about your band. Not to mention that the actual releasing of MISC was handled very badly with it being delayed several times, having confusing info on whether it was going to be digital only or physical, nearly no previews, and then Retsu with his "essence" and anti piracy antics at that time... I think they effectively managed to push away a good proportion of their old fanbase with all that. They might be getting some positive attention outside of Japan, and they seem to have prioritized that over Japanese fans anyway considering their international bookings and Retsu doing that one interview video in English lol, but COVID put a stop to those shows so what are they doing for their new fans now? They released Kidoairaku on streaming services which is nice and all, but even their plans for an international merch store haven't quite worked out. I get that this year has been really tough but I just question where they're going to get the money to keep going with this band. They seem really inactive at the moment and that's usually not a good sign - even in these times.
  9. 8 points
    Total Saikou

    Show Yourself (again)

    Eh, decided to have some fun with some soft cosplay this Coronaween Halloween. I'm so glad I never went full Emo during high school, I used up an entire eyeliner pen for this look (#><)
  10. 8 points
    Anne Claire

    Show Yourself (again)

    Despite everything that is going on in the world right now, I'm in a big Halloween mood at the moment
  11. 7 points
    After pausing activities, Sick² will resume activities. 3rd full album "Esquivalience" will be released at 2021/02/17.
  12. 7 points
    Saishu

    DIMLIM

    I wouldn’t call it that, and I don’t think anyone else did either.
  13. 7 points
    Saishu

    DIMLIM

    Considering Taishi joined another band earlier this year, I’d say his health issue was that he was sick of Retsu
  14. 6 points
    Just found out that one of my blog posts was used as a reference in the J-fash Wiki so I think I can call myself a credible Visual Kei historian now
  15. 6 points
    Team Kana and fuck BP records
  16. 6 points
    CAT5

    Best J-rock Albums 2010 - 2020!!!

    A decade ended, and a new one began this year. I don't think we've had this convo yet, so what are yall favorite J-rock albums from the decade of 2010 to 2020? You can list your favorites, and you can also list albums that you simply think stand out or are at least worth a listen for J-rock fans in general. I need to think on this, so i'll come back and share my favs/best later.
  17. 6 points
    I live in Tokyo and literally every single band is struggling. Yet most other bands seem to try much harder than Kizu, using this time to record new singles, do online lives and "instore" events and continuing the smaller lives with the measurements. And that without complaining and blackmailing. I'll be seeing DEZERT this month and they have very strict rules such as ID and address checking, no merch sales (only online) and a seat number on your ticket. This on top of the general temperature check, mask and social distance rules that already apply everywhere. All the smaller bands I follow seem to be pretty creative instead of giving up too.
  18. 6 points
    benzaiten._

    DIMLIM

    I just came here to say: come on dimlim get a fucking bassist for christ's sake
  19. 6 points
    platy

    DIMLIM

    It doesn't matter if they wanna leave vk, tons of previous vk acts have moved on outside the scene and been successful. Look at Miyavi, sure his music is questionable now but his roots were in vk and there's something special about that. Most people here would've followed dimlim to hell and back, regardless if they carried on in vk or not. The issue is that under RETSU's leadership, dimlim's reputation and image has been turned into a joke. They could've left vk and been signed under any number of other labels that would've managed their look/marketing/social media but, Mr Lets wants to be as true to his craft as possible by managing everything himself, including relations with fans (the very fans who keep this project going, who put food and clothes on their table). I don't think he has any previous experience with this and it shows. Seriously just look at what Issei did with NAZARE in less than a year, dimlim devolved violently when they had every reason to have surpassed NAZARE in popularity/numbers/whatever. If you can't see what's wrong with those interview videos they released on youtube or with the lack of direction/communication that's going on currently, then I'm sorry but I can't spell it out for you more than it's already been done. I don't even know what you are arguing against/for anymore.
  20. 6 points
    Tokage

    Dir en grey

    say what you want - even with the absolute scraps they've been feeding the fans they've still somehow managed to do more during the pandemic than THE GODZETTE
  21. 6 points
    Karma’s Hat

    DIMLIM

    Not a chance in hell in this band is signed or getting signed. On Tanuki people aren't even sure if they're even active anymore. They've built a reputation for poor PR and a categorical refusal to do any of the activities that actually get fans in Japan. They probably only got this far with Issei's help, who took Nazare to a similar level of notoriety in like half the time while DIMLIM got nowhere. Who would sign such a band that's commercially on their last legs? Everything here just reeks bush league from letting a horny gya organize a gig in fucking Irkutsk of all places to hyping up a web shop that ends up not even materializing. Doing an overseas tour is not an achievement either considering you only got tiny live houses. It wasn't that long ago when vk bands came to Europe and the live houses averaged the capacity of 500 ppl minimum. Even Satsuki of the Rentrer en Soi and pedophilia fame had a house in Helsinki with the capacity of 600 at the stage of his career when he was completely washed up. Weebs will show up for anything. I like this band. It's just beyond salvageable at this point unless the members have a day job to finance it.
  22. 6 points
    a 100% flawlessly rendered 3d model of your favorite japanese jrocker duking it out with an absolutely AWFULLY rendered version of himself tekken 3 style
  23. 6 points
    nekkichi

    DIMLIM

    they have one mathrock stan (that's you.) their other 9 former stans are in this thread. all other fans were blocked by retsu on twitter. if you do the math you'll see the 90:10 ratio I'm talking about!!
  24. 6 points
    Yukami

    LANTANA next stage

    A new stage of LANTANA will begin in January 2021. Twitter
  25. 5 points
    cali≠gari will release a new CD titled "15予告版" (15 yokoku-ban) early next year. The oneman gig commemorating the release will be held on 2021/02/11 so there's a good chance that the CD comes out around that time (no further details are known yet). Judging from the title it's safe to assume that it will be a single preceding a future album. The band also announced a tour titled "Tour 15" that will last from 2021/03/06 till 2021/06/28. This makes me think that the potential album that will follow the "15予告版" CD might be released around that timeframe, but the guys haven't talked of an album yet, so we shall see...
  26. 5 points
    Didn't see this mentioned anywhere yet but Misui are set to release their second single "Kokyuu" on January 27th 2021. No artwork or samples shown as of yet but so far it seems it'll only be released in one type containing three songs. 01.呼吸 ‪02.いないいないばあ ‪03.理想のカノジョ I'm looking forward to this one as so far their stuff has caught my attention and seems promising. Nice mix of traditional VK with a bit of a heavier edge and plenty of good riffs.
  27. 5 points
    If this tweet reach 200RT they will publish unreleased artist photos, 300RT and they will publish the photos and a new video
  28. 5 points
  29. 5 points
    ザアザア(xaa-xaa) new single "冷凍人間" will be released at 2020/12/16.
  30. 5 points
    Furik

    Show Yourself (again)

    I don't remember my last post. Maybe 3-4 years ago. Here's me with a real dinosaur at a zoo on Halloween.
  31. 5 points
    1st single 「カメラオブスキュラ」 Release: 2021.02.23 TrackList: 1.SE 2.カメラオブスキュラ  3.pain't "Dazzling BAD" members: vo.iT gt.悠汰-yuta- gt.冴威-sai- ba.綾葉-AYAHA-
  32. 5 points
    TL:DR Version Acidman - Alma Alice Nine - Gemini Baroque - Puer et Puella Chanty - Chantyの世界へようこそ Develop One's Faculties - Reincarnation Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - All that we have now Matenrou Opera - Avalon Radwimps - Zettai Zetsumei Honourable Mentions Amazarashi - ワンルーム叙事詩 Miyavi - What's My Name? Shounenki - Any EP/Mini Album
  33. 5 points
    suji

    random thoughts thread

    Really sucks to lose someone who I thought was a close friend, but then I realize, they weren't really my friend to begin with.
  34. 5 points
    cultfurby

    Hello!!

    Hello! i'm still not very sure how to use this ;; but i've recently gotten back into visual kei! after a few years and i kept ending up on this page so i wanted to give it a shot! some of the bands i really enjoy are: Mamireta, DAMY, DEZERT, Kizu, the GazettE, Dir En Grey, there's probably more but those are the ones from the top of my head at the moment but please recommend me some other bands! i also cosplay and play some videos games and love to shitpost ;; feel free to message me i'd like to make more friends who are also into vkei!! my instagram is @cultfurby !! i hope everyone is doing well!
  35. 5 points
    Komorebi

    DIMLIM

    Sugar Mamas, at least Retsu and Sho have a couple.
  36. 5 points
    Kabukichoatmidnight

    DIMLIM

    Jeeez, why are you so intent on defending DIMLIM so hard? XD As I said I used to (and still do) love all their stuff before MISC, but if people are even questioning if the band is dead and are completely losing interest in the band something is clearly wrong with what they're doing, or not doing..... haha. + Is kind of ironic that Issei was kicked from DIMLIM for what seemed to be similar reasons to behaviour Retsu has been showing. Wanting total control and being melodramatic blocking anyone who says anything negative about DIMLIM online and all that. That's pathetic.
  37. 5 points
    Demivee

    DIMLIM

    I can understand both of your points. Of course DIMLIM still has a huge potential with an A+ singer and a solid/creative guitarist. And yes, even MISC. has some highs which I hope they could improve over the possible next record. But what is definiteley not deniable is that the presentation of the band (Retsu) is literally a catastrophe. There is no concept, no content and no clear path of what this band is aiming for. In my opinion - and that should be for the most people here - is that I like a band partially because of the music and partially because of the look/theme/appearence (whatever you may name it). The music: ok they changed (and it's our turn next hehe) and I can accept that. The apperance: They wanted to quit VK, that's ok! But what are they aiming for? And for that I think this band is nearly dead. They abandoned fans from the past as they wanted to do a cut and will be struggling to gather new fans because of a) no shows at the moment and b) no concept. And that's a shame as this band had/has so much potential. Ah yes and that "positive reaction from overseas" is - in my opinion- a leftover from CHEDOARA and I would bet that most of the people who got tickets for the oversea shows didn't buy them to get wild over "Lament" if you know what I mean..
  38. 5 points
    Total Saikou

    leaving..?

    Barely putting put new stuff... Quitting after a few months... Just like a modern VK band! Okay, okay, I'm just messin' with you (and the industry) for the luls. But for real though, it's a shame that it turned out this way. I always liked your solid music taste, but hey, that's gonna be with you whether you're here or not. Considering how small this community is, I bet I'll see you again somewhere else. Have safe travels, good luck, and until next time!
  39. 5 points
    Furik

    DIMLIM

    It's hard to tell. Their OHP is like... dead or not working but their last Twitter post was in August. Their official merch site is still up and running. They're supposedly doing two shows in Shibuya in January. As much as this band gets shitted on, I really hope they continue to be active. Unpopular opinion but I really enjoyed MISC.
  40. 5 points
    解体新書-令和版- will be released December 23rd and have 4 tracks, music video for the track "white" has been uploaded. 01.病ンデローム 02.LoBoToMY 03.トリクアトリト! 04.white Also for some reason the band has migrated to a new twitter so you might miss updates if you're not following it, heres a clip of another song on this release
  41. 5 points
    "Your ancestors fought and died so that you could have the right to vote". NO THE FUCK they didn't! My ancestors fought and died for our liberation. For justice. For equity...none of which has ever been achieved NOR will ever be achieved through voting in this stank-ass U.S. system. I can't wait until this farce is fucking over with.
  42. 5 points
    its sad some people will never know the joy of hunting down and sorting through dozens of obscure releases from failed indies bands to finally find a single song you like..
  43. 4 points
    New mysterious band "Dazzling BAD" has formed Vo. IT Gt. ??? Gt. ??? Ba. ??? Dr. ??? full informations at 2020/11/13 and they will start their demo activities at 2020/11/26 their first single "カメラオブスキュラ" (Camera Obscura) will be released soon http://dazzlingbad.net https://twitter.com/DazzlingBAD_
  44. 4 points
    Never give up on your dreams.
  45. 4 points
    Kabukichoatmidnight

    DIMLIM

    Hahaha if only this happened that'd be amazing. Tbh it would probably do the band a favour if Retsu left, he seems to be getting all gassed up on "sadboi" music atm and seems to change what he likes all the time. Like I remember a live stream with him and Ryuya on instagram where he was blasting like Gojira in the background all the way through. Then later on insta questions said he "doesn't listen to that type of music anymore", then MISC happened and due to lack of activity it makes me wonder if he's losing interest in the rock/metal stuff completely. So who knows wtf is going to happen from here. Announcing a disbandment would probably make most sense, before DIMLIM turns into a sadboi rap trio. Though that could be lels....
  46. 4 points
    BrenGun

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) MEGATHREAD!

    Well, hospitals are full of covid19 people here. Medical people are burned out, the army is helping out.. And yet people think its just fake news and that it is just a simple flu. Yes for most people its just a simple flu, but for the 1% who ends up in the hospitals it isnt just a flu. Also many young people get very sick and not all do recover well and a bunch even fly to heaven. Here a guy in his. 20ties dies and his brother survied with luck, but might never be able to functional normal because of his lungs damage. Right now, there is too less known about the virus, little kids don't even really get it, might its. Because of some other vaccine? Or is it really due their immunesystem? I didn't catch covid19 yet... I still did catch the normal flu more times than normal.. 😅 But never was short in breath. But the most thing what angers me is... Whats the big deal of wearing a mask? Why do so many people refuse it. Even if you think everything is fake, why will you be such...... To not wear one? Since it doesn't harm your self or anybody around you. And even might helps out to at least not pass the normal flu... 🙃 Why bring so egoistic?
  47. 4 points
    ex-Purple Stone Vo. keiya new unit "amazuti" has formed http://keiya-official.com
  48. 4 points
    Chanty new maxi-single "色を失くしたこの街で" (Iro wo Shitsukushita kono Machi de) will be released at 2020/12
  49. 4 points
    Yukami

    ClearVeil revival in 2021?

    2021.03.28 in HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
  50. 4 points
    noseonme

    —intro (´・ω・`)

    「ヤッホーみんな!お元気ですか?✌︎('ω')✌︎」 Hello, my dear friends. I'm the new member on this site. My name is Hyun aka noseonme. I'm a returnee V-kei fan since 2015. My personal interests are playing video games, drawing, writing, performing martial arts, editing, listening to music, and playing violin (I suck at it lol). My current favorite V-kei artists are Dir En Grey, the GazettE, X JAPAN, Luna Sea, Der Zibet, JILUKA, lynch., Golden Bomber, BUCK-TICK, XAAXAA, DADAROMA, MEJIBRAY, THE GALLO, Madmans Esprit, LM.C, SHAZNA, La'Cryma Christi, Psycho Le Cemu, MALICE MIZER, Femme Fatale, Versailles, Pencillin, Exist Trace, Gackt, Miyavi, Kaya, L'Arc~En~Ciel, Jupiter, kiryu, DAMY, LAREINE, and Nightmare. My favorite other music genres are K-pop, rock, heavy metal, punk, lo-fi, classical, indie, city pop, J-pop, and traditional. The games I played are Love Live, BanG Dream, Honkai Impact, Genshin Impact, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and Among Us. (All the games I played on my phone/tablet). My favorite animes are BLEND S, Haikyuu, Senko-san, Kotoura-san, and Asobi Asobase. I came back listening to Visual Kei this summer! No wonder why am I returnee fan of this genre. It will always be my most favorite genre. Sorry if my intro is generic but I hope we can be friends anytime! I also have other social media accounts to follow if you want to! Instagram: @noseonme YouTube: @noseonme KakaoTalk ID: minjoon4life Amino: @chillhyun Twitter: @noseonme Thank you and have a wonderful day/night! じゃね! 🤘🏻 HYUN (´・ω・`)
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