Visual Kei is a Japanese music movement that traces its roots as far back as the mid-to-late 1980s and is known for its ethos of androgyny and elaborate costuming, but there is more to Visual Kei than men in dresses. It’s a rich, vibrant, and dynamic Japanese sub-culture that has experienced growing popularity overseas, thanks to the internet, to the point that some Visual Kei artists taking a shot at performing overseas and meeting their international fans.
As a huge fan of the Visual Kei movement and the amazing, talented artists that it has produced, it is only natural that a corner of this blog be dedicated to talking all things Visual Kei, from bands, music videos, albums, lives, and fashion, to the origins of the movement and how it has evolved over the past three decades, with a dash of fangirling thrown in for good measure.
ヴィジュアル系の基本ガイド：The Basic Guide to Visual Kei
A comprehensive look at the origins of the Visual Kei, starting with the likes of Visual Kei legends X-Japan through to today’s heavy weights and up-and-coming artists. The Basic Guide also looks at what Visual Kei actually is, by looking at the “music genre vs. sub-culture” debate as well as looking at the different ‘flavours’, or styles of Visual Kei, aesthetics and music.
ヴィジュアル系のPV: VISUAL KEI MUSIC VIDEOS
ヴィジュアル系の曲: VISUAL KEI SONGS