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It's a bit of an old and well known one but personally I was really shocked when I saw Diru on the Saw 3D soundtrack. Still kind of am, actually. I even remember hearing the track being played during some trailer clip or something. That might just be faulty memory but I distinctly remember this strange feeling of intrigue when I heard something distinctly non English playing during a western horror film, mostly because I wasn't used to hearing music in languages I couldn't understand back then. 

 

Apparently X Japan was on Saw IV's soundtrack too, but I don't remember that one as well. Tbh I think hearing X in the credits of one of the most famous torture porn movie franchises of all time is unexpected in itself. Honestly I'm still surprised that the Saw soundtracks featured international, in this case, Japanese and VK rock/metal. It's just uncommon for something as popular as the Saw franchise to feature VK without it being some exoticism gimmick (or at the very least, openly treated like one), or have it be a part of the setting or plot. 

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15 hours ago, Total Saikou said:

It's a bit of an old and well known one but personally I was really shocked when I saw Diru on the Saw 3D soundtrack. Still kind of am, actually. I even remember hearing the track being played during some trailer clip or something. That might just be faulty memory but I distinctly remember this strange feeling of intrigue when I heard something distinctly non English playing during a western horror film, mostly because I wasn't used to hearing music in languages I couldn't understand back then. 

 

Apparently X Japan was on Saw VI's soundtrack too, but I don't remember that one as well. Tbh I think hearing X in the credits of one of the most famous torture porn movie franchises of all time is unexpected in itself. Honestly I'm still surprised that the Saw soundtracks featured international, in this case, Japanese and VK rock/metal. It's just uncommon for something as popular as the Saw franchise to feature VK without it being some exoticism gimmick (or at the very least, openly treated like one), or have it be a part of the setting or plot. 

It even appeared on one of those band guitar video games, but I don't remember which one.

Though I don't think Diru actually had a song in the movie proper, maybe in Japan, whereas X was the end credits song even in the movie rip I have.

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6 hours ago, visvasrit said:

the entirety of the visual punk clothes in animal crossing. i mean... VISUAL. it's pretty obvious.

 

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i have all of it and it's really cool, actually.

In the German version the items are even called Visual-Kei instead of Visual-Punk

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1 hour ago, Senedjem said:

 

Haha, that clip is priceless (well, the original Japanese one, this one's the Chinese vers.). I love the part when Shin-chan says "Do you have a dick?" and IZAM deadass responds with "I sure do~!" COMEDY GOLD.

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Apparently in 1999 there was a sports game for Playstation released in Japan titled R [アール], also known as Rock'n Riders. It featured characters named and modeled after actual J-rock/VK musicians! According to the game's story in the "distant future of 20XX" a Japanese rock band called R go to Los Angeles for a gig, but for some reason rock music is outlawed so the authorities chase them through the US while the characters race each other on...snowboards?? Yeah.

 

The members of the band:

- vocals: Ellemo

- guitar: Kyoji Yamamoto (BOWWOW)

- guitar: Kiyoshi (media youth, hide with Spread Beaver, Lucy, machine)

- guitar: Chisato (PENICILLIN)

- bass: YASUMICHA'N (Sleep My Dear)

- drums: O-JIRO (PENICILLIN)

 

It also looks like these guys actually went ahead and recorded an album under this band name. :D Anyway, various tracks composed by the members also appear as background music in the game itself (here's a YT link to the full soundtrack). The 2CD limited version of the game also had a photo gallery of the real-life musicians dressed as their game characters it seems.

 

A bunch of in-game footage can be found in this YT playlist.

An assortment of screenshots and other info here.

 

By the way a totally random tweet sparked this post, bless the abyss of the internet!

 

 

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On 4/27/2020 at 3:28 AM, NICKT said:

It even appeared on one of those band guitar video games, but I don't remember which one.

Though I don't think Diru actually had a song in the movie proper, maybe in Japan, whereas X was the end credits song even in the movie rip I have.

Yah for the theatrical American release it was def in the credits. went opening day first screening just to hear new X. The dude at the counter looked at me odd for going early in the morning to see saw haha. Had to sit through that god awful movie alone haha.

 

The game was rock band i believe! 

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I was looking for a SHAZNA album cover today when I found out that Winter's Review by SHAZNA was used as the Ending theme for Japanese dub of The Rugrats Movie?!?! Now that's what I call unexpected. I saw the Rugrats movie as a kid and seeing SHAZNA play over Rugrats footage is so surreal for me.

 

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19 minutes ago, AnchuAnchor said:

Also this thing

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even without opening the video i can tell that this'll be the unfunniest thing i see this week

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