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Visual Kei

downloadVisual 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

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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.

READ HERE


ヴィジュアル系のPV: VISUAL KEI MUSIC VIDEOS

tumblr_lm22hyB2RG1qku6jdo1_500-e1358854110412A collection of my favourite Visual Kei music videos and what is it about them that grabs me.

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ヴィジュアル系の曲: VISUAL KEI SONGS

DirEnGrey2012promophotoThrashHitsA collection of my favourite Visual Kei songs and what is it about them that grabs me.

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