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Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Five
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:45am in Originals, Weekly Discussion Question

Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Five

Yo-yo-yo! It’s the Ern-bro here, kickin’ it in the hamster hizzouse! -Ahem.- Sorry, folks! That was out of character. But that brings me to my point for this week’s question. Those of you who have been following the visual kei scene for a while must know what standards these artists must hold themselves to in order to even be called visual kei. Obviously if they go around talking like a rap star, they’re not really visual kei, are they?

But what about bands changing their style? Take DIR EN GREY, for example. They belonged to the visual kei category, but they don’t claim to be part of it now. So, what’s the dealio–I mean, deal? Is it all about the look? Does sound play a part in it? Or are artists visual kei just because they say they are?

Do you think there are certain requirements for a band to be visual kei?

Maybe this ties in to last week’s question, where we asked you about what it takes for a band to be successful. Folks, remember to be respectful of others and their opinions. Feel free to comment on this page or via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

And if there’s something you’re dying to debate with other fans, let us know!

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  • DKjapanesefreak

    That’s pretty hard to say what’s needed in order to actually be visual kei… I think a band like Art in Storm have the absolute minimal aesthetics visually speaking at least… (side note, I don’t think they consider themselves visual kei.. but they could be if they wanted to!)

    Sound is an entirely different matter though, there’s no limit for what sound a band needs… that would take a great deal away from visual kei’s overall diversity, which I find to be one its greatest strengths. Imagine a sound, there’s most likely a visual kei band playing it.

    Other than that.. just be a band from Japan, to be part of the visual kei scene. Bands like Seremedy or LuCiD are not visual kei, since they’re based outside of Japan.

    But that’s just my opinion.

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