Between the dates of Friday, October 14th and Sunday, October 16th, Makuhari Messe Halls 9-11 housed the first Visual Japan Summit 2016. Over the course of three days, Makuhari saw over 100,000 fans there to see over 50 bands that define themselves (or are associated with) visual kei.
S-T was there to witness all three days of the visual kei madness, spending at least 13 hours in the venue each day. Days 1, 2, and 3 each included vastly different line-ups, allowing fans to not only check out new bands, but also to realize just how varied the genre has become in both looks and sound. (You can see the complete lineup here.)
On Day 1, we witnessed the revival of Extasy Summit, the predecessor to VJS that last took place 24 years ago. Day 2 gave us an amazing collaboration between HYDE and YOSHIKI, and a brilliant performance by hide with Spread Beaver. Day 3 featured the hilarious antics of Golden Bomber and a haunting acoustic set by Kiyoharu.
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Without further ado, here are our original reports of Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten.
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