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    this is what happens when you mess with the yakuza. ''I'm gonna ruin this guy's whole career'' and ruin it they did. I have hope that this is just temporary. It'll get better.
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    his vocals were a perfect fit for avelcain. rands mostly got too ambitious for his very limited natural talent he doesn't seem keen on upgrading so most of the time he outright sucked at whatever he attempted there with a few exceptions that were basically AC redux.
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    It's not even Halloween yet, and there's already some trickery or treating going on! A man from Nara had been arrested on October 22 on suspicion of fraud after reportedly scamming his in-laws for thousands of yen by impersonating Kyo, the frontman of Dir en grey and Sukekiyo. 39 year old Yoshikazu Kasahara was able to fool the family of his common-law wife into believing he was the prolific singer and scammed them for what would amount to 54 million yen (roughly 515,268 US dollars). He had previously been arrested three times (!!!) for scamming a previous lover's family for a total of around $24k and for assault. A longtime fan of the band's, Kasahara was apparently so committed to this gimmick that he even told his mother 10 years ago and gave her concert tickets to see "him" perform, when in reality he was actually unemployed. He even got identical arm and neck tattoos as Kyo himself and would find time to leave home on the days that Dir would be performing. He would even state that Dynamite Tommy, the owner of Free-Will, had taken his bank book, which is why he frequently demanded money. Link to the translation summary done by our very own @cvltic Original article - Livedoor
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    I rly hope it's serving something better than a transcode from vkeiaddictsbrazil.blogpost.com/vk.com mastering-wise
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    remember to give good sis Akane a stream to celebrate dimlim ending themselves!
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    The next tour following this one need to be named Hardgai, or I’ll riot! I can relate. kinda.
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    Naziploitation in Visual-kei

    the only other genre i know of that has an abundance of ambiguous nazism is black metal, and it's funny to think that it shares that in common with squeaky-clean azn femboy pop-rock
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    Naziploitation in Visual-kei

    I wish I could find this picture right now, but when Chanty popped up on the scene they did it with blackface. That's what turned me off the band entirely. But did they mean anything with it? Probably not, because they live in a pretty homogeneous country and they don't have the cultural conditioning to understand why it is wrong. I would say they lack that conditioning so much, it wraps around the continuum and becomes something so foreign to them that it's not even shocking. Does that make any sense? I agree with some of the points you made, but not with the conclusion. People do edgy shit all the time for attention. That doesn't mean they actually believe what they're doing. Visual kei bands appropriated nazi imagery years ago, but that doesn't mean they are automatically all neo nazis. Most bands have never appropriated this imagery, so by your logic most bands aren't neo nazis! We're going to need Akane-level outbursts on twitter saying they hate gays, jews, and blacks, or lyrics or interviews that say as much, before I would be willing to point to a band member and say "yep, that's a neo nazi right there". If you wish to educate us some more, exactly who is it that you are thinking of and what proof do you have? Proof is the coin of the realm here on MH.
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    I think Laputa is just one of those bands that will always be appreciated more in the Japanese VK scene than the overseas one, and there's not too many VK shows I've seen in Nagoya where the band didn't mention them at some point while joking/MCing. My fave songs by them are "Yurenagara..." and "Eve ~last eve for you~". But for the latter, it sounds nicer on the album with the piano intro imho. Aki has one of those really unique voices in VK, so if you're feeling it, might be worth checking out his solo work after Laputa disbanded.
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    Naziploitation in Visual-kei

    ganguro ao sakurai
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    You dont seem to have the slighest idea of what Nazism was, is and will be. You really should read something!!! First, deniying the Holocaust is EXACTLY what neo nazis do. And Visual Kei Artists, do so, as posted by the japanese guy that lives in germany. Second, IMPERIAL JAPAN WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ALLY OF GERMANY AND THE WHOLE AXIS IN WW II BESIDES ITALY !!!! How do you not know this???!! THE ALLIES threw 2 NUCLEAR BOMBS to japanese cities full of people. Third: Swastika is originally indo-aryan (vedic) symbol, before it became buddhist, iranic (scythian) and Pagan (european) symbol. Visual Kei artists are secretly neo-nazis, and they are angry at ex-communist and ex-allies countries. Is this good or bad? well, depends of who you ask. Same goes for capitalists/communists.
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