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    • SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

      SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

      On June 11th, 2017, LUNA SEA guitarists SUGIZO and INORAN clashed axes in an epic show titled as "BEST BOUT 2017 ~L 2/5~." This was the third of such a show, with the first one bei ...

    • L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

      L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

      L'Arc-en-Ciel 25th L'Anniversary LIVE 4.8.2017 L'Arc-en-Ciel has become a household name in Japan since the late 1990's. They've also captured more than a few hearts overseas. They ...

    • SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

      SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

      On December 4th, 2016, fans from across Japan flocked to Zepp Tokyo to witness a live preview of  "Oto" (音), SUGIZO’s first new album release in nearly five years, at the final of ...

    • Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

      Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

      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 ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

      Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

      DIAURA An eerie SE gave way to the entrance of the well-known live house band DIAURA, who drew the largest crowd yet to the Visual stage. The vicious set began with Taidou and its ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

      Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

      Zonbi Zonbi (or Zombie) is still a relatively new band that's made a bigger name for itself recently -- big enough to kick off the final day of Visual Japan Summit. After George an ...

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 3/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 3/4

    Before you read, check out Part 1 and Part 2! Act 4: GALEYD (Vocals: Garo, Guitar: Meku, Bass: Toki, Drums: Nikky) From the Hysteric Circus page: “We… formed and began activity in ...

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    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 2/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 2/4

    Did you read Part 1 yesterday? Act 2: Rubik (Vocals: Kei, Guitar: Shion, Guitar: Takebou, Bass: Kou, Drums: Yuri) Rubik introduces itself with the idea “On a foundation of the sou ...

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    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 1/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 1/4

      Maybe you’ve heard of event lives. Maybe you’ve even been to one. Event lives, in Japan, are concert ‘events’ sponsored by a promoter, live house, or band, and typically ha ...

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    Live Report: The Space of ‘6’ HEAVENS

    Live Report: The Space of ‘6’ HEAVENS

    Article: Ku Photography: Ku, Chiva, & K Not for republication. Saturday, July 14, 2012 – It’s been three months since we last visited Royz at Aomori Quarter. It’s been only th ...

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    Royz @ Aomori QUARTER

    Royz @ Aomori QUARTER

    Article: Ku Photography: Ku & K Not for republication. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – There aren't many live houses in Aomori Prefecture that regularly bring in visual kei bands. ...

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    Sakura-Con Live Report: Kanon Wakeshima

    Sakura-Con Live Report: Kanon Wakeshima

    Article and photography by Juri Concert Notations by Ku Not for republication. It was barely 6PM before fans and non-fans but curious attendees alike would begin to conglomerate i ...

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    Sakura-Con Live Report: Moi dix Mois

    Sakura-Con Live Report: Moi dix Mois

    (C) Midi:Nette Article by Ku. Photography courtesy & copyright Midi:Nette. Not for republication. Saturday, April 7th, 2012 – Kanon Wakeshima had just left the stage and cries ...

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    L’Arc~en~Ciel @ Madison Square Garden (March 25, 2012)

    L’Arc~en~Ciel @ Madison Square Garden (March 25, 2012)

    *This may seem late in coming, but while the information is no longer pertinent to the L'Arc~En~Ciel performance, it may help assuage fears or uncertainties in future situations, ...

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    MoNoLith Presents MICHINOKU Autumn Tour 2011 “Touhoku Banzai!!!!!!!!!!!!” @ Aomori Quarter

    MoNoLith Presents MICHINOKU Autumn Tour 2011 “Touhoku Banzai!!!!!!!!!!!!” @ Aomori Quarter

    This is a report I wrote a few months ago (as the date will tell), but was never published online. So, I'd like to share it with you, in hopes that you may learn about a new band ...

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    Ensoku Christmas 2011 at EXPLOSION

    Ensoku Christmas 2011 at EXPLOSION

    「園児のクリスマス会的単独公演 神ュ様なんてもう知らない」 ["Enji no Kurisumasu Kaiteki Tandoku Kouen Kamisama Nante Mou Shiranai"] EXPLOSION is a small venue located in a small shop-cluttered neighborhood of ...

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    MIYAVI [WHAT’S MY NAME? WORLD TOUR 2011] @ Irving Plaza, NYC [2011.10.31]

    MIYAVI [WHAT’S MY NAME? WORLD TOUR 2011] @ Irving Plaza, NYC [2011.10.31]

      As somebody who has been fortunate enough to see MIYAVI perform a handful of times, always in different contexts, I can say every tour, maybe even every show, is a wildly d ...

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