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No. 14863

Previous Thread: >>>/ot/234968

What was discussed in the last thread:

Yoshiki (X Japan)
>is an attention whore, is still milking hide’s death and is so desperate for American recognition that his band even performed at Coachella
>has a Russian sugar baby who’s nearly 30 years younger than him
>announces monthly that the new album is 99% finished (it’s not)
>hangs out with Marilyn Manson, Poppy and Titanic

Hyde and Gackt are aging terribly (plus the latter is possibly gay) and Atsushi Sakurai thinks he no longer needs to wear pants.

Kisaki (ex. Phantasmagoria) is a literal pedophile. And of course he gets away with it, because this is glorious Nipponland we’re talking about…
More can be found here: https://www.monochrome-heaven.com/topic/53544-kisaki-drama-2k18
Warning! Absolutely appalling details, pictures as proof.

At first I thought about making this jrock/vkei-only (because most conversations were about those), but then decided against it. Therefore you can also use this thread to rant about how horrible the idol industry is and how bad Ayumi looks nowadays.

The latest scandal:
http://www.asianjunkie.com/2019/01/08/ngt48s-yamaguchi-maho-assaulted-by-2-men-fellow-group-members-allegedly-provided-them-info-told-them-to-visit-her-house/
Spoiler: She had to apologize to her „fans“ for daring to speak out about it.

No. 14864

X needs to disband. They're all too old and too busy trying to stay relevant to try to revive an 80's glamrock band in a country that idolizes mumblerappers, thugs and thots.

No. 14865

>Atsushi Sakurai thinks he no longer needs to wear pants.
Who's gonna object to that?

No. 14866

pffft, so the thread got moved from /ot/ to /weeb/ and then back to /ot/? wat

No. 14867

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>>14865
Amen. As long as he doesn't go full thong, I'm quite happy with his newfound love for lingerie.

No. 14868

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>>14865
>>14867
Just stated that it was discussed, no judgement lol

I can't believe Kisaki still has fans…

No. 14869

>>14868
>Cure magazine

Damn, they're still around? I remember buying hella copies of that shit from Hot Topic and FYE just to look at the pictures of jrockers & pretend I could read Japanese. I thought they went under after they tried to make Cure USA, iirc their first and only issue was mostly just a bloody vampire photoshoot of Yoshiki, a horribly laid out Dir en grey concert review and then a bunch of filler.

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No. 14871

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No. 14872

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>>14871
all those supposed connections and this is still the best he can get? i guess it is american and pays money, so that's enough for him. i'm 50/50 on whether or not the x album is actually going to be released, but it will definitely lead to yoshiki milking hide more, with a briefer mention to taiji

hyde's album should probably be out though, after he released a meh collection of singles in 2018. speaking of him though, anybody catch the photos from his birthday with gackt? guests included a (not pictured) yoshiki, hyde's usual hanger on daigo, and gackt's unusual friend roland. guests did not include many other people over the age of 45, jrock sugar baby jaejoong, and seemingly no women at all. gackt's been making a big deal of his 20th solo anniversary being this year, i wonder if he's going to have his own mediocre album out this year

No. 14873

>>14872
Roland? I can't find him…? Speaking of him, I know this isn't jrock, but this was in my youtube recommendations and immediately made me shudder… What a creep.

Hyde literally looks like a tiny grandma and Gackt, looks like Gackt… His little servant (Takumi or something) is also always with him. Shinya looks so weird too.
That whole party was probably spent talking about how great Hyde is.

And I highly doubt that Gackt will release an album, he would have mentioned it beforehand, no? All he's doing lately is being in commercials.

No. 14874

>>14873
I can't speak nihongo but what's even the context of this? If I were those kids, I'd be creeped out with his plastic surgery ridden face up in my shit. Shouldn't he be in bed with gackt or something instead of signing children's soccer balls?

The kids touching his hair was kinda cute tho ngl.

No. 14875

>>14873
I was really weirded out when I saw this. This nig is literally famous for having rich sugar mamas, he's obviously a terrible inspiration for the kids and shouldn't be going to children charity events and schools. It's like 12 years ago when the pussy cat dolls were all like WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE LITTLE GIRLS TO GROW UP BE STRIPPERS. Roland is like the male versiom of Vanilla, she got famous for her plastic surgeries but the difference is she never went to schools to see the kids like a celeb and shit. She's crazy but she's not far up her own ass like Roland and knows her lifestyle is not something kids should want

No. 14877

>>14875
A lot of countries nowadays are pushing a lifestyle of glamour and sex over work and education to their youth. It's a trick to get a generation to avoid learning how to think and provide for themselves so that rich old farts can own them and their youth.

No. 14878

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>>14876
I used to be into 48g back until… 2013-ish? Yuko was my fave and when she graduated I just stopped caring (the singles also just when reeeeally downhill after the whole KFC meme song)

I still love to lurk them for drama tho, I think new scandals like Mahohon's will come up to the surface and I hope AkiP burns once and for all lol

No. 14879

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>>14875
yeah it's really fucking weird. Why is a manwhore something inspirational to children?

Also, I don't even get why Gackt hangs out with him? Roland is nothing but a host who spent all his money on a new face. Why is he in the j-rock squad? At least the other guys have some kind of actual talent.

No. 14880

>>14872
jfc, Hyde aged so bad. Isn't he not even 50?? He looks 20 years older than his age.

No. 14881

>>14868
People in Japan are disgusting and simply don't care. Look at the manga artist from Rurouni kenshin when he was caught with child porn and legit admitted to having it like it wasnt a big deal. He didnt even get jail time.

No. 14882

>>14879
Kek at that money necklace, how childish…
Ever since Roland quit being a host (which was only a couple months ago), he kind of blew up even more, is constantly on tv etc. (And for some reason japanese women do find him attractive - or at least pretend to)
Maybe he's buying himself in? And we all know that money is the only thing Gackt cares about, he hangs around with all kinds of semi-famous, rich non-musicians.

>>14880
He turns 50 this year. I really don't get it, he's so rich, yet looks worse than your average dad. You'd think he could afford all kinds of skin care treatments and only the best stylists.

No. 14883

>>14882
Even more ironic considering all the others members of Larc aged fine and look their age while Hyde looks like a grandpa already. He at least needs to kick the bleached hair because he looks better (and younger) with brown.

No. 14884

>>363812
There's no way Kyo is not mentally ill. All he does is write edgy shit about women and is still obsessed with abortion (cuz according to an old ass interview, his mother tried to have his aborted, but it didnt work out.)

He'll be 43 (?) soon, so he needs to move off the edgy phase already.

No. 14885

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>>14882
If you ask me, Roland is Gackt's sugar baby. There's no way that fruit loop isn't a closet case.

Also, I noticed that since the first anti-Jrock thread, Miyavi has been posting and mentioning more of his wife, as well as Yoshiki making a point to be on camera with his Russian SB. Coincidence? Not that I think any of them would lurk here, I just find it interesting after the sperging over those women in the old thread.

No. 14886

>>14884
Agree, especially with how Japan as a country is about mental illness. I'd love to hear his thoughts on the Kisaki scandal though.

No. 14887

>>14886
I'd reckon he'd love to see Kisaki cash and burn (which will never happen though), but he probably also doesn't give a fuck about the women and her daughter who were abused.

>>14884
So many people are making up accuses for him, even try to spin it around into him being pro-choice, but I can't believe that.

No. 14888

>>14878
mahohon's scandal blew up all over social media but somehow no major outlet picked it up which has me confused but hard agree on akipig needing to burn

No. 14889

>>14888
I feel like if it got enough fan attention, there would eventually be more of a scandal. Although with the way Japan and the idol industry is, unless her male fans rage about it I don't see much being done.

No. 14890

>>14889
even if her male fans did rage, that's still only fans of one member, individual members are just too replaceable. it would take a level of outrage way bigger than just her fans + some sympathisers + girlschannel to have a big enough impact

No. 14891

>>14885
that actually doesn't feel too far-fetched. Gackt 100% fucks dudes in a "no homo bro" way. Roland kinda gives me Yohio vibes so I think we've found Gackt's type kek

No. 14892

>>14891
That would explain how roland is all over TV, Gackt could be pulling strings to make him some kind of tarento if they're fucking. Random prettyboy bisexual host suddenly starts hanging with rockers and celebs and showing up on TV for no reason? Totes not a handout.

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I actually get genuinely sad seeing Hyde like this. He was so pretty just 2 years ago.

No. 14894

>>14893
what the FUCK is in his cheeks

No. 14895

>>14894

They look like literal cheek implants.

No. 14896

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>>14893
He literally looks like some cute grandma lol
I really wonder what he did wrong to end up like this.

No. 14897

>>14894
>>14895
Looks like a whole breast implant.

No. 14898

>>14893
>>14894
>>14895

Could this be the result of perhaps cheek fillers + botox? They look like botched cheek implants, but not quite 'plastic' enough to be actual implants, imo.

(also the clip of Yoshiki eating it on a skateboard from his insta was choice lmao)

No. 14899

I hope it's ok to ask this here ….
Can anybody give me good recommendations for Buck Tick songs( similar to Moonlight and In Heaven). I'm just starting to listen to them and liking it a lot

No. 14900

>>14899
Just One More Kiss is one of their more famous songs and one of my favorites. Empty Girl, Tokyo and Oriental Love Story are really good too. Honesty I'd suggest just working your way through their albums, especially starting from the late 80s. They're all on Spotify if it helps

No. 14901

tf did i just watch

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>>14901
i hate this

No. 14903

>>14899
I recommend listening to their compilation albums "catalogue 1987-1995" and "殺シノ調ベ This is NOT greatest hits". Both are on Spotify and should give you a nice overview of the band

No. 14904

>>14901
He really thinks he's cute and quirky, like some dumb tween girl…

>>14899
Good taste, anon. I'd second simply starting from their first album and working yourself up. Sissy Boy, Romanesque and Angelic Conversation are on of my favourite songs.
For albums, especially since you seem to like older stuff, I'd say Hurry up mode, Sexual xxxxx!, Seventh Heaven and Kurutta Taiyou. Six/Nine is very different, but maybe you still give it a try, it's suprisingly nice.
I'm rather disappointed in their newest album. The second last one also wasn't too exciting.

No. 14905

>>14899
Sakura and Hyper Love are their best. (And of course Dress)

No. 14906

>>14905
Also go on zoop.su to find these. Really love Sakura

No. 14907

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>>14901
Remember this

No. 14908

>>14907
why is Gackt so cringy? lmao
when we were all teens we probably thought he was such a cool and unique artist and now we're all grown up realizing how retarded he looks and laughing at it. i love it.

No. 14909

>>14908
Maybe back in the 90s/00s he had s mental breakdown due to being a major closet homo?

No. 14910

>>14900
>>14903
>>14904
>>14905
>>14906
Thank you all for your suggestions!

No. 14911

>>14908
Gackt has barely had his ego checked since the mid 90s. he couldn't have been much older than 21/22 when he joined Malice Mizer, so he was very quickly associated with one of the stronger names in visual kei history. there's all sorts of stories of him beating up various other musicians and roadies in the 90s, he leaves a well known band and has his solo career make him even more famous, he's making connections with all sorts of other celebrities far more famous than him. he's had plenty of criticism over the years for being cringy, but nowhere near enough to get through the fact that he's been having his ego stroked for about 25 years. him being (imo anyway) increasingly more unbearable over the last 10 years comes from the fact that he's had more criticism recently than he ever did before when his music was original, his singing was better, his face still looked like a face. the more articles and comments come out criticising him, the worse he's going to get

the man claimed to be a 500 year old immortal for years and was rewarded for his mysterious and unusual personality with media attention, money, and sex. i don't really think there's any chance of him getting better any time soon - not his face, not his weird instagram choices, not his occasional awful statements, and definitely not his deluded career choices

No. 14912

>>14893
I weep. Hyde ruined his face with plastic surgery

No. 14913

>>14901
He is like 45 years old. this is fucking cringey. why

No. 14914

>>14912
It just goes to show money can't buy everything? Idk qhy he looks like this now though, I feel like a god-tier South Korean plastic surgeon would be able to save his face?

No. 14915

>>14914
Maybe. He should do something to fix it because he looks 20 years older

No. 14916

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Is it strange to anyone else that Hyde is playing a rock festival in Jacksonville, FL?? I mean… Nobody plays Jacksonville. This is a good little tour though, finally a Japanese artist goes somewhere other than just LA/NY/TX/VA.

No. 14917

>>14916
I'm going to the Silver Springs show out of sheer curiosity. The other bands look good too

No. 14918

>>14916
lmao no actual way he's playing at rockville…i work merch there i'll be able to see him for free

No. 14919

>>14918
I keep seeing last minute ticket packs going on sale for Rockville and they don't even list Hyde on there. If his staff didn't post the tour pic I wouldn't believe he was actually going. Come to think of it, I doubt he will, or that it'll be any good. Usually when a popular foreign artist plays Florida it's a technical flop or gets cancelled. Wasn't X Japan shitty at Coachella because of a sound issue?

No. 14920

>>14916
Hyde is basically everywhere. Last year he was in Norway, Sweden and other European countries to promote that documentary or whatever (I didn't go). I think he held some sort of speech or something in the beginning. At least, he was there during the screening.

No. 14921

whatever the fuck happened to bou btw, did the dude die

No. 14922

>>14921
Honestly can you imagine him as a regular japanese guy? his whole appeal was the way he style himself he's probably hideous af without the long hair and little girl clothes. If he's still alive we'll probably never see him again.

No. 14923

>>14920
Nah that was Yoshiki

No. 14924

considering that the vast majority of famous jrockers are old now, do you guys think they're married? i was looking through mana's twitter and i started thinking about it for some reason lol

No. 14940

>>14917
I was thinking about going too since I've never been to a jrock concert but I also don't want to waste my money on Hyde. I can't imagine anyone going other than 14 year old weebs and little alt kids who were too young to go in the 2000s.

No. 14952

>>14924
A lot of them were married in their prime, I would say. But only my opinion and without any evidence.
I also look at Manas twitter often, since I still like the Gothic Lolita style (can´t help it…), and at least he´s just doing in what he is good in. Even though I sometimes wonder about the whole MMM-partys, with dining and so on. But the few fans left are pretty loyal, I guess.

No. 14953

>>14924
I know there were rumors in the last thread about Yoshiki being married to his Russian sugar baby, but all I ever saw myself were a bunch of Chinese screenshots of her Instagram account with the name redacted and stills of him texting in Russian while on some TV show from years ago. I doubt he would marry a random Russian instamodel almost 30 years younger than him without showing her off for the arm candy factor. I also don't see a random Russian instamodel marrying one of the most famous Japanese men alive and keeping it to herself. I do believe he probably still has her as a thirsty Russian sugar baby, 1000%. Aside from that, I remember something about him almost getting married like twice. I think he's closet bi, tbqh.

No. 14954

>>14940
I'm interested, but as a Jacksonville resident who has been to Met Park, fuck paying Rockville prices just to see Hyde in a crowd of pretentious, sweaty classic rock fans and bandsloots. It's basically a giant lot with no natural shade or sun protection, grass and mud (usually), the security is super anal about bags and bottles too so they won't let you bring liquids ($3-5 bottles at the park ofc) and they search your bags. On top of that, it's underneath a giant fucking overpass by the waterfront. I went there once for World of Nations and decided not to go back, of all the places to hold good shows in this city and they choose the shittiest one all because they can capitalize on the heat and humidity while you're trapped in a gated lot in the sun with a couple hundred other sweaty people trekking through the mud. Not worth it for just Hyde, even if I still was that much of a weeaboo.

No. 14962

>>14921
Several years back, Miku wrote in a short entry about he met up with Bou and he mentioned that Bou was married, had children and was doing well. Teruki also wrote about meeting up with Bou before so it seems like they were all on good terms but he no longer wanted the attention ir lifestyle.

No. 14966

>>14924
Probably, the majority of Dir are either married or were married (Die, Kaoru, Kyo) plus Toshiya is serious with some tv presenter. Shinya remains a mystery.

No. 14975

>>14962
I think Bou left because he was sick of being the girliest band member. When I brought my Cure magazines to school to look at the pics, my normie classmates would comment stuff like "she's cute, I'd bang her. You into chicks, anon?" when they saw me oogling pics of An Cafe and LM.C and the like. Bou was always styled like a girl.

>>14966
I read a post on Tanuki translations that was a list of all the Jrockers that were posted being seen going to/at kyabas and it said "every member but Shinya" which gave me a laugh. I also read one that said he was into ageplay which I could see with all the Cheburashka shit. Shinya is the weirdest DEG member.

No. 14977

>>14922
I can't. He probably works some shitty retail jop. Guys who were in vk bands can't get normal jobs, because of their past and because most of them probably aren't very intelligent or simply "normal" enough to begin with.
The only exception is Penicillin's Gisho. He even works as a higher up or owner of some business that not only pays well, but also allows him to occasionally still play gigs, so he really lucked out.
I also can't imagine that Bou was forced to have this girly image, it probably was something he himself came up with when they started out.

There were rumors on tanuki saying that Mana is married, but it's honestly so difficult to imagine lol

>>14953
Yoshiki's gf is in the OP, no? He dated a brunette for some time, even took her to events, but no marriage.

>>14966
Die is likely married (but said to be promiscuous), there are even pictures of her, but Kyo isn't - unless his wife is a complete doormat who allows him to play around with young women.
When pictures of Toshiya and that announcer surfaced they said they're only "friends"…lol
Girls on tanuki claim that Shinya is a complete freak and the longer you think about it, the more it seems that his shy personality really might be a facade.

Buck-Tick members are all married, minus Yuta who's allegedly a player and Sakurai is rumored to be divorced again.
I think the only ones who are officially married are Sugizo, Hyde and Miyavi.

Somebody in the kpop thread said that the scandals in the japanese music scene are much more extreme than korean ones, because the latter always try to lay low, but at least in the rock scene most japanese artists seem to be much more secretive than their korean counterparts imo.

No. 14979

>>14952
What do you mean by MMM parties? I think nothing happens there really haha I was reading a girl’s blog and she said Mana is always his usual self. although he unexpectedly hugged her many times and even smiled, I think it’s maybe because he had seen her many times at events so he recognized her.

I think Mana is a very eccentric man lol
And since you mentioned his twitter, I was shocked at how good he looks even after all those years! He’s almost 50 years old and haven’t changed much.

No. 14980

>>14977
I also don’t think Mana’s married but who knows. I remember I read a report some months ago of a girl from my country and she said that besides two translators, there was a random japanese guy sitting next to Mana’s empty chair at one event. He was 40+ years old (he had long hair and was nicely dressed) and she jokingly said she thought it was his boyfriend lol

No. 15002

>>14977
>Yoshiki's gf is in the OP, no?

I think so, but it's so hard to tell in that pic. He's supposedly been dating the blonde Russian SB since like 2014ish though. All his relationships with white models seem to last a whille before he cycles back down into the lower 20s.

No. 15020

I’m actually kind of amazed that people are still talking about vkei, I though it was a dead genre at this point.

No. 15033

>>15020
It is, a few bands are still active but the scene is mostly dead now. This thread is pretty much just checking up o them and their drama from the golden days.

No. 15484

>>15020
Thanks for your contribution to the thread. No1curr

No. 15552

>>14977
Supposedly Mana is married to Yukie Itoh, a producer for Midi:Nette. He said that they used to date pre-Malice Mizer era but have just been very close friends since then, and that their relationship transcends that of marriage, if I remember correctly. I don't know if he was just saying that so that fangirls don't come for him or if he really is just close friends/partners with her, or if they're even still together. My friend who goes to lots of MdM lives says she always sees her there though, so they're probably still at least friends.

No. 15558

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We've had some stage48 nostalgia in these threads, did anyone else prefer Hello! Project groups? They were always my favourites when I was in my 13 year old weeb fantasy of wanting to be a idol. The pedo bait stuff usually seemed a bit less obvious than AKB so when I was a young teen it didn't bother me as much, even though I find it weird looking back now just how young some of the idols were. I preferred their system of multiple acts with overlapping units, Buono! were definitely one of the best they had. The dances were more fun to badly do in front of a mirror, and something made it seem like it was easier to become a H!P idol, even when there's so many 48 girls now.

At the same time, Hello! Project, especially Morning Musume, always had way better scandals than just dating old men. This isn't very up to date but it makes me wish I'd properly kept up with all the drama at the time before it got harder to find, they make me think more of Johnny's groups where you really need to try hard to get involved to hear all the news and rumours. The "ugly Korean eyes" Morning Musume post wasn't until 2010. I actually think Produce48 would've worked better with H!P but there's a few reasons why that wouldn't happen, "Korean eyes" just being one of them. Anybody remember some good H!P milk?

No. 15559

>>14977
>Guys who were in vk bands can't get normal jobs, because of their past and because most of them probably aren't very intelligent or simply "normal" enough to begin with. The only exception is Penicillin's Gisho

Ex-EVE (and currently CLACK inc.) Takeru has had an a white-collar type of job ever since they broke up.
He's a pretty normal guy and totally drama-free. I'm sure there are other examples, even though it's definitely not the norm.

No. 15570

>>15559
NTA but it is kind of the norm. If they're still dressing/styling themselves the same, of course not, but if they style themselves like normies then they can go back into society just fine usually.

No. 15577

>>15570

I was talking specifically about vk guys who are still in bands. Of course if they drop their vk personas completely they may be able find a normal job no problem, but people managing both is a bit of a rare case.

However, >>14977 anon wasn't wrong to say that ex-vk dudes may still have a hard time going back into society 'cause some of them are outcasts with no education and no professional experience besides playing in a band. But it's not always the case. Some dudes are just normal and have a normal life outside the band (talking about indiefags mostly, not those with a certain degree of fame)

No. 15613

>>15552
I heard they got divorced

No. 21702

>>15613
I'm the anon you replied to, and I did some digging and I think you're right, it seems Mana's divorced now. Poor guy, hope he's at least happy though.

No. 21716

>>21702

Feel free to report your findings if you wanna. I'd be interested in hearing about them.

No. 21775

>>21702

I'm honestly not surprised. Almost none of the late 90's/early 00's Jrockers have been able to maintain a steady relationship.

No. 21944

Ray from Born I think went back into his job as a graphic designer. So some bandmates go back into old lives.

No. 22180

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Gackt's doing a few things lately, the newest one being writing the lyrics for a BoA single, is he officially finished with weird cryptocurrency business decisions and just sticking with music and TV again? I haven't heard about any reviews for the movie he was in, but I get the feeling he's attempting to have a notable year for his 20th solo year. He's never been gone for long enough to call it a comeback, but he definitely has periods of just completely phoning it in. I'd like to know if he still has real singing and writing skills like he did at one point, or if he's just lost it and just has a massive ego now. His talent downfall isn't as severe as Ayumi Hamasaki's but she's going deaf, what's his excuse? He's been an entertaining mess for a long, long time but I'd prefer it if he could still be fun to laugh at but also put out some decent content.

He's either buying instagram followers or is getting more interest lately, though. He's gained over 100k followers in about 6 weeks.

No. 22189

>>22180
>He's either buying instagram followers or is getting more interest lately, though. He's gained over 100k followers in about 6 weeks.
Not neccessarily. Around that time he set his account to private, meaning many people followed him just so that they're still able to see his posts.

No. 22199

I wanna know why there's almost nothing lulzy on Atsushi except for what that one anon said in the last thread about the scandal with his stylist and that jav actress. You would think with all the women he's fugged that one of them would spill something more. He must be really good at sweet talking them.

No. 22241

The girl from NGT48 who was assaulted tweeted (what everybody already knew) that she really was forced to apologize by her management. Hopefully something will be done now, her tweets have nearly 200k likes and everybody, besides some edgelord pigs, are on her side.
https://pingjapan.blogspot.com/2019/03/ngt48-maho-yamaguchi-reveals-company.html

>>22199
All these girls who reveal stuff about bandmen on tanuki usually have already broken up with them or don't care if they find out. On the other hand the ladies he's with probably want to stay, since afterall he's a pretty big fish.
But the biggest reason simply is, that at the height of their career the internet and therefore tanuki didn't exist yet, so his flings had no possibility to share their experiences. And nowadays he's said to only go after older women - too old to still gossip and brag about their conquests on the interent.

No. 22242

>>22199
I think that's because vk gossip places like Tanuki etc. focus on more recent bands. There may have been tons of B-T gossip back in the day, but I doubt 80's bangya would venture on a vk gossip forum to spill it.
I remember reading that Sakurai doesn't really fuck younger women and that he turned many younger fans down. He must stick to women around his age.

No. 22275

>>22241
the governor in Niigata banning them from any further advertising in Niigata and participation in public events in the prefecture.

No. 22319

>>15558
h!p will always be my fav anon!!!!
i was around when the aibon drama broke down and then the nono's drama!!! her marriage was so funny kekek
i wanna know the old guys scandals!!

No. 24626

>>14879
He had a pop up museum and people were waiting in lines to get in

No. 24661

>>15558
H!P was so great because there were always releases by a million different groups and they did tons of concerts so there was ample performance footage that wasnt just small stage music programming stuff that kpop did at the time. The dances were easier for my 15 year old weeb self to learn than kpop dances too. The really early morning musume stuff is still really good imo.

No. 24692

I'm not really into japanese music but i really like suda masaki and now that he has branched out into he music world I wanted to know what you guys think about that? Sorry if this doesn't belong here.

No. 24728

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>>24692
Ah I love his acting and I was pleasantly surprised by his music, it’s nice! His voice is alright but could use some work. Nice face though

No. 24754

>>24692
He's OK as a singer. I prefer his acting to his music though. And I love watching him on variety shows with Yamazaki Kento, it's like watching Pinky and the Brain.

No. 24770

>>24728
I agree
>>24754
Lol at that analogy…can you tell me where you usually watch variety shows or Japanese shows in general? They're really difficult to find.

No. 27075

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https://twitter.com/ktopnoomoide
Thought this might be interesting to some people here.

This gya basically made a diary through this account about her time mitsu-ing for a vkei bandman from the band Kaitou Sentai Nusumunja (known for their parody songs).

There are some videos too of the guy spitting on her, yelling at her, call her names. (although, it's pointed away from any faces so it's basically just audio).

No. 27085

>>27075
i don't understand how anyone could be a mitsu. that shit aint worth it

No. 27088

>>27075
Most of these vkei dudes seem to be utter dickheads. The way he talks is obnoxious but I wish my Japanese was good so that I can read some of these tweets and texts.

>>27085
Must be the loneliness problem Japan has.

No. 27115

>>27075
Holy shit what. Since they always sing songs about how other bands are kusomen I never thought they would end up being kusomen themselves

No. 28241

>>14893
Yoshiki permanently resembles Mylene Farmer

No. 29311

>>28241
What does Yoshiki even do lately? Is X Japan still even "active"?

No. 30385

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Was anyone planning to go to Rockville to see Hyde? Apparently due to severe weather his slot was cancelled, even though the rain wasn't actually that severe (Jaxfag here). Idk if this means ticketholders will be refunded or the show will be rescheduled, or if it means the event was cancelled for the whole day.

No. 30809

Takemasa from Kiryu posted a video, adressing that he got married 2 years ago.
She was his fan (and mitsu), she's allegedly always first row and fans found out because she was bragging about rare items she had, so everybody got suspicious.
He pretty much said that it's not his fans business and that they should leave him alone, so the ones who did not shit on him for getting married are also angry, like "Why are you blaming us? We didn't do anything".


It's so weird seeing bandmen have YouTube…

No. 30883

>>30809
Why is he mad though? If he wanted his marriage to be a secret he shouldn't have married a hxc fan who would follow him around to shows and brag about exclusive merch, other crazy fans always notice that type of shit.

No. 31515

>>30809
kinda ot but it's so annoying to see the western fandom on tumblr and twitter completely sperg out with their holier-than-thou attitude. They seem to think that the Japanese fans are against the marriage because of the dislikes and bash the Japanese fans 24/7.
Honestly the bangya are just pissed because he's so passive aggressive and treated all Japanese Kiryu fans like one big hivemind even though most fans were ok with the marriage.

Seriously since when did vk attract so many young tumblr retards

No. 32575

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Does anyone miss the 2000s jpop look? I loved the thin brows, golden dyed hair and nude lips. I hate how most acts and idols are following the basicbitch Korean trends. The kpop wave killed Japan's unique makeup and fashion style

No. 32584

>>32575
I'd say AKB48 getting big killed it, now it's all variations of pedo pandering

No. 32591

>>32575
tbh i don't think this was just a thing with jpop icons, it was really apparent with hostesses at the time as well. very minimalist and glamorous, but also street with a hint of punk.
i did like how jpop stars made wearing a tank top look fashionable.

No. 32619

>>32575
>The kpop wave killed Japan's unique makeup and fashion style
This so much
The girl in the video looked so cute and happy, but now turned herself into a bland (and plastic) korean clone: https://www.instagram.com/erisagunji/

saged for ot

No. 32640

>>32591
>>32619
>>32575

it's gyaru. you guys are just talking about gyaru.

No. 32669

>>32640
I frequent Japanese message boards, it's ridiculous AS FUCK how the Japanese on the board say they hate Koreans and laugh at their plastic surgeries and in the same sentence say "I'll still buy their cosmetics though cuz it's cute. They hate Koreans so much yet they like their clothes, makeup/cosmetics, follow their style trends and go to Korea for plastic surgery. How are they gonna hate Korea when they want to look like them?

No. 32680

>>32669
They aren't getting plastic surgery though or using the cosmetics in a way that mimicks Korean style. When you buy cosmetic brands out of country, you don't automatically want to look like the people in the country. Are you a teenager?
>>32640
Ah, that's it! I honestly forgot there's sub categories of gyaru that aren't focused on super tan skin and heavy eyelashes.

No. 32681

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CRINGE

No. 32686

>>32680
Just sounds like a koreaboo tbh.
I honestly haven't noticed a huge number of Korean fashion brands getting popular here. I mean there is Chuu and Stylenanda to an extent. But Japanese brands and styles are still way more popular.
>>32681
Embarrassing.

No. 33003

>>32681
Gackt is nearly 50 and looks older because he had botched surgery in his late 20s/early 30s. He's such a pathetic being now.

No. 33005

>>29311
He holds overpriced dinners with fans and posts random bullshit on IG about X and hide. He really has no life anymore. X will never release their new album.

No. 33808

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Boring musume's new song, as usual their songs suck with their lame dances, basic bitch look, ugly costumes and average vocals. They try to be sexy but it's just awkward. Idk who is worse, AKshit or Boring Musume.

No. 33810

this is why im so glad i like bands like pentagon, dadaroma, sick2 and unite. no fuckin drama like this lmao

No. 33813

>>33005
He likes to use his IG to quietly show off when he's with his Russian sugar baby too. He signs his posts with a capital X usually, but when he's off somewhere like Hong Kong with her he does a big and little one, like: Xx. Kind of cringey, if he wants a white 20-something trophy why can't he just have a public sugar baby girlfriend like he has in the past with his wannabe-model and wannabe-actress girlfriends?

No. 33817

>>33810
Are you 12…?
sick2 are so irrelevant, I've never even heard that name and Yoshiatsu from Dadaroma is 1. ugly af and 2. forced a girl to get an abortion. Your uwu drama-less bandman is human scum.
And you really do have the taste of a preteen.

No. 33825

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>>33808
Hello Project has been slowly dying for the past decade. I miss their glory days.
When 9/10th generation first joined it was pretty fun, Kobushi were great before they got scandaled to hell and back, and Country Girls (the best group in terms of personality IMO) doesn't really exist anymore.
I can only hear about Disneyland and Starbucks so many times before it gets boring, I have no idea why I still follow this dead company.

No. 33861

>>33825
Their standards are pretty bad now.. old ass Tsunku said he doesn't look for special girls anymore even though they make a splash and become very popular get make a lot of scandals and that's why everyone in Boring Musume is basic as fuck.

No. 33889

>>33817
>>33810

Lmaooo that made me roll my eyes so hard.

DDRM is one of the scummiest bands in the scene, literally no one can stand them and Yoshiatsu's antics are so infamous.

Pentagon aren't angels either, pretty sure they're kusomen too as I remember seeing Minpha's supposed dick pic he sent to a tsunagari. That was pretty early on in their career, too. I don't follow Sick2 closely but I remember reading something about them too very vaguely, I'd have to check out again.

UNiTE seems relatively chill and drama-free, true, but my favorite indiefag bandoman seems to dislike Yui, and I'm pretty sure there had been some unreported drama with EVE around the time Sana joined since they had broken up like one month earlier, so.

Either way, while there are definitely some chill bands out there, but sadly they're a minority, so I wouldn't go claiming the moral high ground on them unless you dig deep enough. These days indiefag drama doesn't gets reported nearly as often as it used to, you have to look up things for yourself.

No. 33977

>>33810
kek this is the tumblr vk crowd right here. ~uwu my smol beans are pure~

Like no, DDRM are notorious kusomen that built their whole fanbase through fucking every single girl they see. Which is why they're still not successful after churning out so many songs and albums. No one wants to touch that band with a ten foot pole.

And where the fuck have you been to miss out the Minhpa scandals? He fucked some idol, has a ton of mitsu and even sent out dickpics. I think the Japanese fans even gave him a nickname because of it? Chin-pha I think? (=Dick-pha).

No. 33979

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Boring Musume tries to come off as relatable and sincere with their shitty songs when pretty much all of them has never worked a shitty full time job before.

No. 33991

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Anyone knows what happened with the girls from W? Or Double U?

No. 33996

>>33991
I'm a old fan of W.

Ai was exiled for 15 years because of her underaged smoking and old man boyfriends scandals. She ruined a family because she shacked up with a man 30 years her senior as a minor. HP gave her another chance but she blew it when she got together with another old man and got caught smoking again. After she got kicked she went through a lot of ups and downs in her life, she tried to commit suicide multiple times, got into drugs and cults. She got pregnant randomly and married into an violent relationship, divorced and got pregnant again and remarried to a yaukuza member which ended terribly for her. I think her husband got arrested for fraud and other violent offenses, tried to restart her career as an idol but failed. Nozomi became a tarento and started her mission to repopulate Japan with her famous baseball player husband, throughout her career she stayed in touch with Ai and tried helping her out and because of Nozomi she was accepted back into HP after 15 damn years and was able to perform as W again with Nozomi at Hina fes 2019.

No. 33997

>>33996
>>33991
I forgot to mention they also finally released their canceled album W3:Faithful. I hope they make new music

No. 33998

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I'm pretty sure Ai got addicted to plastic surgery at some point. She doesn't really look like herself anymore

No. 34000

>>33998
I've always wondered about that too. Even aside from her aging and thinning out as a result, she looks a bit oddly different. Maybe it's just the decades of stress coupled with what looks like a rather low bmi.

No. 34002

>>34000
She had an eating disorder around the time her scandals broke, old MM members commented how shocked they were seeing Ai lose so much weight in so little time. I'm guessing Ai had a lot of home issues and being an idol didn't help her escape it

No. 34017

>>33991
Tsuji got pregnant by some actor from ultraman and booted from her shit, and started her career as a tarento and blogger. She has a steady following of Japanese haters (mostly bitter housewives) online that comment negatively on everything she does. (“Add some fucking potatoes to your curry! She calls herself a fucking housewife?”) Nowadays she’s more known for the hate against her, and if not that, being dumb/a ditz enough to warrant the hate. Her threads on gossip forums are literally PULL-tier. Imagine the PULL Kenna threads but for a Japanese celebrity.

She actually recently had her 4th kid and shows his face without stickers or mosiacs, which always did with her first 3 on her blog. She also posts a lot on Instagram with her husband if you are interested.

No. 34020

>>33825
I honestly think it's just the culture of Japan in general right now. Pretty much every girl is an idol of some sort and it takes away the need to put yourself out there in order to stand out. The meaning of idol was changed by shitty akb and all the other flagship groups. People say Morning Musume was girl next door but during the golden era they at least had some kind of charm point. Akb changed that and went the quantity over quality route by just putting any random uggo in.
I feel like now HP definitely goes for the safer choices/girls they've already trained though which is crazy considering the most popular member right now is a rando from hokkaido.

>>33979
Because they totally had a voice in the direction of the music video or their songs.

>>33998
I think she mentioned she got a nose job sometime ago on a tv show. She definitely looks different and it's kind of sad considering she had one of the best visuals in Morning Musume.

No. 34029

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>>34020
I always hated her eyelid surgeries, out of her whole face she got her eyes done the most.

No. 34031

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>>34020
Didn't Ai do av at some point?

No. 34032

Wow thanks for the info. I got extreme nostalgia from reading all these threads. Tbh I think the Robo KISS mv was the first video I put on my iPod. It’s nice to see there’s still ppl who talk about jpop jrock

No. 34035

>>34031
Not even legit porn, she put this shit in the album jacket art during her failed comeback in like 2010

No. 34107

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2007-2014 AKB was the best, they had pretty members and their songs were good, now the fugly AKShit girls are in every movie, tv show, magazine, commerical and their shitty music is blasted all over the place. You can't escape them and their 70 sister groups. AKshit is like a uncurable cancer spreading across Asia. Is it really necessary to infect India and the rest of Southeast asia with this trash??

No. 34109

>>34107
Yeah I seriously hate their shit, and so do most people in Japan. I even saw some people saying that they hope the reiwa era will bring an end to the akb groups and how it's one of their biggest wishes for the new era

No. 34117

>>34109
Are they REALLY performing for the 2020 Olympics?? If so they will embarrass Japan and further perpetuate the uwu defenseless ugu Japanese women stereotypes. I sincerely hope they get Utada or Ayumi Hamasaki to perform instead of Akshit.

No. 34120

>>34117
Oh no….they definitely CANNOT perform at the Olympics…that would be the worst. Idk how Japanese people would let that slide, they already consider them a huge shame and disgrace

No. 34121

>>34120
I found this article from 2015 no new updates though

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11389277/AKB48-the-Japanese-band-too-embarrassing-for-Tokyos-2020-Olympics.html

Akshit's creepy president stopped forcing the underaged and mid teen members from doing the creepy gravure and bikini stuff because he didn't want non Japs to have a bad impression on AKshit for the Olympics. I hope they do get banned from performing

No. 34166

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KimuTaku and his horsefaced wife are currently pushing their daughter a ridiculous amount. That girl profits more from nepotism than the Jenners and the Hadids combined. At the age of just 15 (she's 16 now) she already won a best upcoming actress award (despite never having acted before kek), she's the official face of Bulgari, she was in a Chanel add and currently gets ripped into by by everybody for looking like the tiny japanese kid she really is in comparison to the normal models at a Chanel show.
She's probably the most hated person on girlschannel lately, there's no way she's gonna turn out sane after all of that. And they also put her into way too revealing clothes.
https://pingjapan.blogspot.com/2019/05/koki-makes-her-runway-debut-for-chanels.html

No. 34167

I ran across a couple people on twitter discussing some recent vk drama. What I could gather is that:

1. Tomo (from Vistlip I assume)accidenlly came out as bi and has been deleting a ton of his social media?

2. On Kazuki(from Screw?)'s stream people could hear a child crying, assuming it's his?

Does anyone have more milk on this? I don't care about any of these people, but I'm a sucker for drama so

No. 34169

>>34166
Isn't she 18?
I don't wanna be mean because she's young still but that Chanel show was absolutely terrible. She looked like a teenager who sneaked in tbh. Her height is also questionable. She looks too small to be 170cm.

No. 34172

>>34166
I almost feel bad for Koki. Yes her parents are fucking insane and pushed for her model career at the age of 15 but I don’t think girlschannel should nitpick the shit out of her. Koki hasn’t really done anything bad.

No. 34175

>>34172
Netizens dont like her because she's in everything like akshit. People will like her more if her parents stop using their fame to push her and let her career naturally progress

No. 34188

>>34167
>accidenlly came out as bi
how do you accidentally come out as bi?

No. 34190

>>34188
I have no idea, I was just reporting what I read lol. I guess he let out some comment that implied that? I don't know the dynamics myself and I'd like to find out

No. 34206

I absolutely love this

No. 34207

>>34206
The full version (the struggles of trying to enjoy a jpn song, sigh)

No. 34210

>>34117
Ayumi Hamasaki can’t sing live for shit now though, partly not her fault because she really is losing her hearing now but also because even at her peak she had some rough performances. As much as she could do a really cool performance of the Surreal and Evolution mix she does, her newer performances (can’t find the most recent one on youtube) of it are ruined by her vocals. But I’m sure I’ve read before that Olympic performances are almost always lipsyncs as a rule to avoid any mistakes, so maybe she could do it even if girlschannel would call her fat

No. 34218

>>34167
Can you post caps if possible?

No. 34220

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>>34218
I apologize for the shitty editing job lmao.
Also, as you can see it's pretty difficult to make out what they're saying from the way they're talking (or maybe it's just me)? Hence why my summary also seemed confusing

No. 34221

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No. 34222

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No. 37405

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The new Boring Musume members

No. 37436

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No. 37449

I hope those rumours of Johnny Kitagawa's death are true.

No. 37459

>>37405
No1curr

>>37436
Holy fuck, anon. Lmfao

No. 37461

Anyone here familiar with chanmina? I've seen a couple of her music vids because of youtube recommendations but that's about it

No. 37467

>>37461
Isn't she another kpop star advancing to Japan?

No. 37472

>>37405
looks like all the other members of that group and every other japanese loli idol group

No. 37477

>>37467
No she's a jpop star. What makes you think that?

No. 37479

>>37477
nta but she's japanese but was born in SK. she also apparently wanted to move back to SK to do kpop there. she's just trying to do kpop in japan though which usually ends up a flop.

No. 37481

>>37479
how is that kpop though? It just looks like normal pop star shit to me

No. 37507

>>37479
I think I lost a few braincells reading this.
It's just pop/hip hop music, it's not "kpop" unless it's coming from a kpop company in seoul. She was going to pursue a kpop idol career in korea then changed her mind decided to stay and pursue a pop star career in japan. It's not like japan has never had its own pop stars before. But sorry, I didn't realize that korea owns pop/hip hop music and anyone in asia who does the same is copying them

No. 37664

>>37436
rofl, I just saw the vids on IG last night. Yoshiki shouldn't have been wearing such a long scarf to begin with. he's an idiot. Why is he even trying to chummy it up with the Queen anyway?

No. 37925

Does anyone have any dirt on Shiina Ringo, or lesser known VK bands like Guniw Tools?

No. 37960

I sincerely hope that Jpop mvs shot like Kpop mvs is just a small minority, It looks so bad, unoriginal and tacky.

No. 37961

>>37925
There was an old tanuki rumor that she was being passed around between all dir en grey members… lol but nothing else that I know of.
She recently collabed with atsushi sakurai.

No. 37962

>>37507
i feel like i lost braincells reading this. those were her words, not mine.

No. 37967

>>37962
>>37479
Nta but she herself said that? Wow, hope she flops then

No. 38008

>>37967
I heard this too, that she's trying to "bridge the gap" and make k-pop in Japan for korea.

No. 38018

>>37961
That collab song was absolutely awful. Was actually excited for it but it literally sounded like nails on a chalkboard

No. 38074

>>38018
Same, both have good voices but that was less than mediocre. Buck-tick's music in general has been declining steadily over the last years.

No. 38529

does anyone have any milk on ngt48? apparently a lot of them are bullies

No. 38658

>JAPAN FASHION SHOPPING SPREE AT SHIBUYA 106
>Korean fashion

Being a weeb from the early 2000's to now it's so sad seeing Japanese street fashion die and turn into Korean fashion, I hate it and I can't accept it

No. 38667

>>38658
Hey, this is the J-Music thread. Not the J-fashion thread. You fucking moron lmfao

No. 39466

Any drama on gazette?

No. 39533

>>39466
Yep, tons. Stop being lazy and go on tanuki or look at the first thread.

No. 39551

Johnny Kitagawa is dead. Rest in pieces you child molesting trashcan. I don't think anything will change in terms of Johnny's Entertainment continuous domination though.

No. 39560

>>39551
S
Disgusting how he got away with it

No. 39581

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>>39551 julie kitagawa is in charge now tho

No. 39622

>>39560
What do you expect. It's japan.

No. 39633

>>39466

I saw those ones, those rumours have been around for such a long time, and don't even seem that legit tbh… I was talking about recent stuff, really can't manage to find new drama on them

No. 40020

>>37449
Luckily, they are now

>>39551
Good. you know that piece of shit molested every child he recruited. Jin Akanishi of KATTUN had to leave japan to get away from him. Glad he did. I know Yamapi also left Johnny's Entertainment. Too bad Japan doesnt give a shit about child sexual exploitation.

No. 43686

Yoshiki has been teasing a big announcement regarding X Japan, but so far no delivery. He was going to announce it on Yoshiki Channel 8/02 but didn't and tweeted a sorry apology instead. He said it was something regarding the future of X Japan, but nothing specifically anything about the album release date. Oh, then he showed up in Miami for some reason?

Anyone care to

No. 43692

>>43686

*Anyone care to guess if X is officially disbanding or gonna actually release the album?

Sorry, my phone glitched and I never came back to check if it posted properly.

No. 43695

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>>43686
>>43692

Oof, timing.

No. 43696

>>43686
>12:03PM

>>43695
>12:06PM

lmao, I just got a mental image of Yoshiki browsing lolcow thanks to this

No. 44360

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Dir en grey are coming back to the states to tour this December, but they're ignoring the east coast altogether this time.

No. 44527

>>44360
New York isn't on the east coast?

No. 44595

>>44527
It is, but it's a No Shit city so it's guaranteed they'll go there, like LA. Anywhere between Florida and Virginia is no man's land.

No. 44607

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Mingna Wen's daughter kinda looks like Kanna Hashimoto

No. 44611

>>44360
Who the fuck wants to see them anymore? Why can't buck-tick come here? Atsushi needs to stop being such an obnoxious nationalist.

No. 44614

>>44611
I go for the nostalgia factor due to being a fan for almost 15 years, it's really not bad if you mind your business, don't try to sneak pics of the staff/random Asians and avoid the worst of the crowding. Plus they play a mix of current and older songs so even if I don't fully vibe with some of their newest stuff it's fun to hear Obscure, Child Prey, Saku or The Final performed live.

No. 44725

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>>44611

I think Hyde wants to do a US tour, he seems like he's trying to get in good with bands here lately.

No. 44950

But where is the tanuki gossip stuff? There's been nothing lately

No. 44966

>>44725
Hyde has been kissing american musicians asses for ages already

>>44950
Nobody is translating stuff anymore

No. 45036

>>44611
I´d say they do rather well. They are not playing in hugeass venues - at least in Europa, can't speak for the US - but they are mostly sold out.

Any new gossip an Yoshiki and his big X announcement or can we see his wine collection - why is this so unbelievable random to me… - as the big deal for him?

No. 45127

Tbh who the hell still cares about xjapan?
btw anyone remembers that photo where dir en grey and yoshiki were making x with their hands and toshiya looked like "kill me please"

No. 45162

>>44725
He did a tour recently with a metal band. He really seems like he wants to stay in the US. He's become nothing but an ass kisser the last 10 years

No. 45164

>>45127
I need to see that photo. Sounds hilarious

>>44527
Well, ONLY doing nyc and no one else on the east coast is pretty fucked. they also chose a very small venue that sold out immediately. they jacked up tickets from $35 to $116 and the seating was super minimum. they're a buncha assholes to be honest. Not even attempting to play DC or baltimore anymore, even though those are big cities with huge pulls for shows.

No. 45188

I want to see Dir en Grey again. I was hoping they’d come to Atlanta (for the sake of all the fans in the surrounding states) but I’m even surprised they zipped right to NYC. Isn’t it rumored Kyo hates touring the US?

No. 45228

>>45188
Kyo hates overseas touring period. He also hates touring Europe, Australia, South America, Korea, China etc (You get the picture). Actually when they toured Asia back during Rettou Gekishin Angya in 2002 there was some issues with some rude stuff he said about Chinese fans. Basically he'd prefer to stay in Japan always.

No. 45233

>>45228
Just recently he said rude stuff about europe and europeans too, he should just stay home.

He also does shit like sleeping at fan meets, so he really doesn't deserve a single cent from you, farmers.

No. 45248

>>45164
>>45188
>>45228
>>45233

Overseas tours are just cash grabs for their rich Japanese fans, that's why the VIPs always have early access to merch- every time I've managed to score a DEGVIP I see Japanese fand buying up multiples of everything first chance and dripping $200-500 at the table on merch. I read about some peolle not being able to get anything in any size but XL and up at a couple of shows because they got in the venue later than most of the crowd. They play small, open floor venues and don't set queues for tickets because they know what they're doing- The US tour is a gimmick for the Japanese fans to come buy out for the travel experience.

No. 45287

>>45228
Omg what did he said about europeans? lol

kyo sometimes looks pretty much like your average japanese supremacist

No. 45288

>>45287
He said that europeans are intimidating because they're so tall and fat, that it was dirty and that he hates the food (and goes to mcdonalds instead). In short, he's a massive racist ass, just imagine a western artist toured in Japan and said those things about them… Plain racism, but of course his crazy fans would shield anything he does and say that it's because he doesn't like flights.

No. 45290

>>45287
He said during a Q&A in the fall that he hates touring abroad because everyone is bigger than him ( he used the word dekai which can mean taller or larger bodied but foreign fans immediately decided he meant fat even though there are other words for that which he has used freely in the past), he can't understand the English or any other languages, and the food doesn't suit his palate. The only thing that he can eat is Mcdonalds. So he always stays on the tour bus or in the hotel room.
But, honestly, I was at that Q&A and he was being more self deprecating of his own faults and inability to acclimate to other cultures than denigrating towards Europe and Europeans.
He has said many times that he welcomes foreign fans for shows in Japan and is really happy when they come. He has also defended foreign fans when other people have tried to shit on them in interviews. Back in 2009-2010, when they were playing NYC, he brought out hot green tea at 3 in the morning to fans who camped out. He doesn't hate foreigners he just hates being outside his comfort zone and has a tendency to say shitty thoughtless things as a result.

No. 45291

>>45290
Excuses, excuses.
>he just hates being outside his comfort zone and has a tendency to say shitty thoughtless things as a result.
He's what, 45? He should know how to behave. His fans always brag about him being brutally honest and not bending to fake polite japanese culture, so stop trying to twist his words into meaning something less negative.
>the food doesn't suit his palate. The only thing that he can eat is Mcdonalds. So he always stays on the tour bus or in the hotel room.
Lmao. All the food in entire europe doesn't suit his majety's palate. Again, just imagine if somebody said that about Japan, or whole Asia.

At vip meets they stand behind a barrier, so that you can't come too close to them, while kyo looks ready to murder everybody. They're only ripping their fans off moneywise.

No. 45314

>>45233
I love you, anon.

Kyo seems like a huge japanese nationalist and probably hates any country or place outside Japan even though fans will give him mega bucks and he can retire before 50 at this point.

No. 45315

>>45291
>At vip meets they stand behind a barrier, so that you can't come too close to them, while kyo looks ready to murder everybody. They're only ripping their fans off moneywise.


Never had interests in doing VIP. How do they take photos then? fans just stand in front of the barrier line? lol

No. 45352

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>>45315
Be prepared…
I can't even stand looking at those pics, so awkward. Just imagine paying loads and then getting this in return…
Some more
https://www.reddit.com/r/cringepics/comments/1i55s2/fans_take_awkward_photos_with_a_band_after_the/
As a comment says
>You can tell they really love and appreciate their fans.

No. 45353

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>>45352
In earlier meets they allowed the fans to stand with them but Kyo always made sure to stand and look as far away as possible.

No. 45354

Nah nah nah. I’ve been to two meet and greets with DEG in Atlanta. 2011 and 2013. There was no barrier. We got to stand next to them. Some people got hugs from Toshiya while I was waiting. But yeah the Japanese fans that fly overseas love to get those vip tickets. Some of them are sweet but they will knock your ass clean tf over if they catch the band unguarded (after the show).

No. 45355

>inb4 no one understands poor kyo-chan

I'd feel uncomfortable too If I had to take pics with a bunch of greasy weebs. It's pretty obvious Kyo hates most of his fans since they're retarded, obsessive and mentally ill 80% the time with no interest in his music or art but only in his persona and here I'm talking about both Japanese and Western fans. I would make them my cash cows too.

No. 45356

>>45355
I haven’t seen a DEG weeb since ‘09. Oop. No I take that back. There was one girl at a meet and greet that gave people second hand embarrassment. She asked DEG a question in Japanese and the poor band just looked confused. The translator was like, “Just ask in English and I’ll translate.” We we’re looking like… Yikes…

No. 45358

>>45354
Oh hey, I had VIPs to those two shows too! In 2013 when the bus showwr up to the venue slme of the Japanese fans chased the bus around the block to try and catch them coming off it.

No. 45359

>>45356
loooool was that in Atlanta in 2013?

No. 45360

>>45357
And? That's a thing they've done for years on and off.

No. 45361

>>45359
Yes!!!!!! Yes it was!

No. 45362

>>45358
They chased the bus that day? Wtf!? I don’t know why their security is so lax when they some to ATL. I saw Kaoru and Die after the show standing outside their tour bus but I kept driving home like a good fan lmao

No. 45363

>>45361
I remember that! And the hot Starbucks question for Shinya. God, those shows were both so fun and so cringey. I've been to Firestone in '08, ATL in 2011 and 2013, Seattle 2015 and I got a GA ticket for LA this year, I can't wait to see what kind of shenanigans happen.

No. 45364

>>45355
>with no interest in his music or art but only in his persona
You really sound exactly like Kareki, I've read that exact phrase a dozen times on her blog already.
Everybody is evil and little Kyo is the eternal victim. This is why the Diru fandom is shit, you can't criticise anything without being a "bad", not "true" fan - whether it's Kyo being a dick again, or the quality of their songs, or their questionable lyrics. There's probably not a single person on this earth who'd be considered good enough as by them, everybody is supposedly fake or too dumb to get the trve deep meaning.

I was a fan for years, but again and again heard about them being absolute dicks to about everybody, they and especially Kyo manage to sound like the most obnoxious, full of themselves people on the planet (despite him supposedly hating himself sooo much uwu), so that I really decided to quit liking them. Why should I or anybody else support human trash?

Buck-Tick are just as big as them, yet always stayed decent and humble towards their fans, interviewers etc (and as far as I know Atsush also isn't throwing weekly tantrums like Kyo does either…) Hell, even Yoshiki or Gackt seems more normal and charming than them and that means a lot lol

No. 45366

>>45364

As long as you're chill, hygenic and polite they're actually not that bad, it's probably mostly the cringey weirdo fans that inspire the rude comments.

No. 45367

Maybe I just keep to my self but I’ve never really encountered too much foolishness in the DEG. I’ve seen drama amongst fans but all this about DEG being assholes is news to me! Die is the sweetest person!! Toshiya is sweet, too. I saw one fan chase home down the street for a hug (she smelled really bad too… like she didn’t clean her vag before stepping out that night) then her group of friends proceeded to speak broken Japanese and tell me how “black” I am because I wasn’t running around saying “kawaii!”

They were black. It was cringe and annoying.

No. 45369

>>45366
Tell me more about how fans are stinkier than aging alcoholic (and possibly disease-ridden) rockers living in a tour bus for weeks… There's nothing cringier than guys in their late 40s acting all emo and entitled, at least those weebs are still young and somewhat innocent.

>>45367
What is english? What does integrating in board culture mean?

No. 45370

I'm genuinely sorry that other fans have spoiled your enjoyment of the something that much.
I think that calling them human trash is taking it pretty far. In my opinion they all have their good and bad days. They're only human after all.
>Buck-Tick are just as big as them, yet always stayed decent and humble towards their fans, interviewers
With this I'm confused. I'm not sure what basis of measurement you are using. If you are talking foreign tours, Buck-tick has never been as active as Dir or other acts. If you are talking about in Japan, I've never heard of either group members being rude to interviewers or fans. And I'm long time fan of both bands so I feel like I've read and translated a lot of their interviews. Ymmv I guess.
>>45366
>As long as you're chill, hygenic and polite they're actually not that bad.
Lol. Sometimes even if you aren't.
I still can never forget that Kyo personally came out at around 3 in the morning in NYC to hand out cups of hot green tea to idiots that were camped out for the next night's show because it was ridiculously cold in January. Not to mention when Japanese interviewers have tried to shit on the foreign fandom, he shut that down really fast. So imo he's mostly ok and hardly a "Japanese supremecist".
And Die and Toshiya are often downright friendly. Kaoru is nice too but a bit more aloof and Shinya is generally shy but polite. But they all hate doing the VIP stuff and don't pretend otherwise.

No. 45371

>>45370
Samefag. Meant to tag >>45364 at the beginning.

No. 45372

>>45364
No, I actually think Kyo is a pretentious, edgy fuck himself but there's no doubt a very big portion of his fans are actually fucking insane and they fetishize and idolize him. They're not there for the music or art, they're there for Kyo-sama. I don't think an artist, especially singer/composer has the obligation to treat their fans well especially if the fans in question are bat shit insane. I also think he's about as nationalistic as the average Japanese person. He didn't fuck his fans, he didn't assault or abuse them, he just looked uncomfortable at fan meets.

No. 45373

>>45372
>>45370
These. Kyo's stage persona worshippers are the core of the fandom drama, and the members are old enough that they really don't take themselves that seriously anymore, it's a known rumor that they all only stay together for the money.

No. 45377

>>45370
I didn’t know all this was going on. I didn’t know there were people that hate DEG so much, either. I’m a fan and I’m having an ok time. Honestly, ain’t really shit going on in the fandom nowadays. Most of the fans are adults now and the younger crowd is all into kpop.

Anyone going to see or has seen miyavi?

No. 45378

>>45369
You’ll be okay reading with a few errors, you’re smart!

No. 45383

>>45369
Europeans and most of the US people do have a fame of not taking showers and being stinky, so I don't think it's that hard to believe this girl was stinkier than aging alcoholics

No. 45385

>>45377
Yeah, the western jrock fandom in general is pretty chill nowadays. I considered seeing Miyavi, but as none kf my friends ate into jrock anymore and I was never a huge fan of his I haven't seen him live. I need to make more friends with similar interests in jmusic, but it's so impossible as a 25+.

No. 45394

>>45383
>Europeans and most of the US people do have a fame of not taking showers
Racist much?

No. 45395

>>45385

Because - as you said - the fandom grew up or isn´t even into Jrock anymore. Can be a good and a bad thing, tho.
Where are you from, anon?

>>45352
Is it just funny to me, that this barrier is … nothing? They fans can reach them, run around the barrier and it just makes sure, that the band seems even shorter because of perspective.

No. 45396

>>45377
I saw Miyavi several years ago in the US and it was tons of fun, looking back now everyone was comparatively nice compared to other Jrock shows. I still think his MYV POPS albums is one of the best, its like a gallery of fun novelty songs and pop-rock stuff. I actually tried to find that era on youtube but the label removed the official vids on copyright claims and fan uploads seem scarce. Such a big change from back in the day, and its so weird to meet random normies around here who really love him now, do they know about the Galyuu, myv pops, or Miyavism albums? Do they ever look them up or find them or is that era of jrock way too disconnected to younger fans now? back in my day…

No. 45397

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>>45395
They don't just seem short, they are absolute manlets

No. 45398

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No. 45400

>>45395
Florida currently but I've lived a few places, hence seeing them in Orlando, ATL, and Seattle. I plan to move to LA by the concert though bc fuck FL.

It's not hard to meet other adults with similar interests, it's meeting people you vibe with who also have similar interests and since jmusic is niche, it's doubly hard to do as an adult because of work and life responsibilities taking priority. I think if fan forums made a comeback and the fandoms got away from Twitter and Facebook then it would be way more chill and easier to organize and meet people, like have meetups at shows or whatever.

No. 45401

>>45398
>>45364
I've always heard Yoshiki is a colossal creep and asshole/drama queen, but all I've ever seen was him being really campy/metro and polite or kind of bitchy/spoiled. Tanuki has some raunchy rumors about him but they're a bit too wild for me to believe, so what makes him so bad? Everyone who doesn't like hom hates him it seems like.

>>45397
>>45398
Both shows I had VIPs to had no barrier, but we were told not to touch them or ask for hugs. I guess it just depends on how the venue wants to handle it?

No. 45402

>>45396
The sudden change when his kid was born was what made me move away from MYV honestly. I get why he did it, and granted his style and music is much better now (imo) but it was the suddenness and the rapid change from uguu kawaii nyan pastel ADHD Miyavi to dadMiyavi was so weird. Only knowing of him as the spastic genki weirdo and then hearing his moodier music was odd. Now, it's hard to find any of his older stuff where he was like that, probably because westerners who aren't familiar with kawaii shit would think it was weird.

No. 45407

>>45397
You know the meaning of seem even shorter, anon?

>>45402
Really?, I liked his music before more. It was more experimental and suited him much better. But it is subjective of course. But it also still is strange to me, that he thought this change was necessary becoming a Dad.

No. 45409

>>45407
I liked his music before too, just that now that I'm older as well and I don't get the same thrill from hyperactive pastel-kawaii stuff that I did 10 years ago in my early teens, so I guess his newer music appeals more to my adult tastes vs my younger weeb tastes.

>But it also still is strange to me, that he thought this change was necessary becoming a Dad.


Mm, same. He lightened up when Airi got a little older but for the first year or two after the bombshell marriage+baby announcement he was really dark and… idk, stiff? Nowadays he seems happy and like he has a lot in the works.

No. 45458

>>45394
Saying the truth is racism now? Just some days ago I saw US people saying they don't take showers since the 90s because just getting into a swimming pool is enough… Stinky lol

No. 45479

>>45353
I went to one of their shows in 2011, and did the meet and greet. Got a picture with them and was really disappointed how bored they all looked in it. I saved for months for that shit. The Apocalyptica fans across the way at their meet looked like they were having a blast with the band, kek. Shoulda saved my money.
Never went to another show. Thought their stuff after that sucked anyways.

>>45458
Sage you fool

No. 45505

>>45479
The 2011 tour VIP pics were all pretty hit or miss tbqh, Nora was a shitty photographer.

No. 45518

I’ll be seeing miyavi this weekend for nostalgic purposes. I have vip tickets; gotta get that full experience. I don’t really like his new album. It seems… soulless? Idk I’m just not really feeling it and it’s basically the set list lmao no Girls Be Ambitious for me!

No. 45575

Anyone knows how I can get VIP tickets(or if they are even available at all) for Buck Tick concerts? I read you can get "normal" ones thru their fan club and then if you arent in it, thru the normal sources (conbinis etc)

No. 45790

>>45518
I dont think Miyavi has made good music in years, but that's just me. I hope you have a good time. which city did you see him in?

No. 45792

>>45354
I never understood japanese fans flying overseas when deg plays in Japan all the time. What the fuck is the point? it seems really rude to the over seas fans who never would get a chance to go to japan.

No. 45905

>>45792
It's the same fans that do it every time, the obsessive rich ones who spend literally all their money on DEG. Trust, they see them plenty in Japan too, they just don't want smelly foreigners stealing their precious bandomen.

No. 46861

Did you know there is apparently an artist in instagram whose kaoru supposedly "copied from" to put in his own exhibition in nagoya and there are even some merch featuring art that is really "looked alike" with the art of this same artist. LOL

No. 46862

i don't really know if i can put the link of his instagram but if you type maximetaccardiartworks i think you will be able to find him

No. 46934

>>46861 this isn't milk, at least post the merch and comparison jfc.

No. 47004

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>>46934
I don't even use Instagram and it took me 2 seconds to find. Chill.

>>46861
>>46862

They're definitely extremely similar, obviously Kaoru's work is inspired by this artist's style even if he won't ever admit it. Have DIR reached a point where in their jaded mediocrity they honestly think they can just rip off anyone outside Japan for money from their Japanese fans?

No. 47005

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>>47004

Maxime's art on top, Kaoru's exhibition poster on the bottom.

No. 47117

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I see this montage of this merch and one of Maxi's art.
i don't know dir en grey's merch, i never buy them i just saw this in tanuki lol

No. 47128

>>47004
>>47005
>>47117
Ah, I love this, serves obnoxious Diru fans right. Their precious, oh so creative, better-than-any-other(western)-artist leader sama is a lowly copycat lmao
I just wish it would've been Kyo instead…

No. 47137

>>No.47128
Most kaoru fans are kinda chill but the one with kyo as a bias or kyo only fans are definitely worst than anything i have ever know

No. 47141

>>47137
>bias

No. 47143

>>47004 it's an imageboard nonny.

No. 47155

>>37436
I know this is old but why on earth is Yoshiki there? How did he get in?

No. 47229

>>47155
I think I see Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten CEO) behind him laughing, that might be how.

No. 47367

>>47005
>>47004
That's pretty shitty of Kaoru. If he's at least heavily inspired by this artist, he should credit them… like wtf

No. 47368

>>47155
>>47229
Yoshiki brown noses everyone and everything. He's so irrelevant. I dunno how he keeps making money tbh. (Unless he's broke or in debt to the Yakuza like some others had suggested.)

No. 47433

>>47368

>Evening/Breakfast with Yoshiki shows

>X Japan/Evening with Yoshiki merch ($$-$$$)
>his overseas Yoshiki fanclub thing that charges $4.99/month
>Yoshiki wine, Yoshiki curry and his various other branded consumables he's done over the years that you can still buy online/in Japan

He has a lot.pf little things and probably royalties to fall back on, and I heard he had a hand in creating a few gimmick bands that got decently popular like Babymetal so it's not impossible that he got a little kickback from that if so.

>>47367
Kaoru is the last DEG member I'd suspect of this type of thing, but oh well I guess because it seems like nothing is going to come from it.

No. 47463

In music in general you die a legend or live enough to become a lolcow.
I think if hyde was still alive he would become something like this LOLOLOL

No. 47464

I used to love buck tick but then I found out that Atsushi hated peruvian girls. I was heartbroken because it snapped me back to reality

No. 47467

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>>47433
>He has a lot.pf little things and probably royalties to fall back on, and I heard he had a hand in creating a few gimmick bands that got decently popular like Babymetal so it's not impossible that he got a little kickback from that if so.

I know he had a hand in creating that weird kpop(?) band The TRAX. He even styled the drummer to look like himself.

Thanks for reminding me about the dinner with Yoshiki bullshit. Doesn't he charge a few hundred yen for that trash? I wish i knew a breakdown on the event. >>47433

No. 47468

>>47464
Source? Why peruvian women? I've never heard of this.

No. 47478

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Has anyone seen this?

No. 47651

>>47478
Well good on him for donating.

No. 47660

>>47463
Hyde is still alive, if you mean hide Matsumoto then probably yeah. The legend of his drunken antics rivaled Yoshiki's

No. 47662

>>47467
Fuuuuuck I forgot about TRAX. So has Yoshiki been ghostforming bands since the 90's to collect royalties from? I remember the rumors of Rose (the drummer) being his long lost half Korean son.

No. 47669

>>47660
Plus hide was friends with Marilyn Manson and was set to do a US tour alongside him with Zilch (I think?).

I never heard any rumors/stories about hide and MM, but I know hide supposedly spoke decent English so I guess them being good friends isn't too unbelievable, plus it would explain YoshikiXManson being friends.

No. 48181

>>47478
Yoshiki tries awfully hard to stay relevant and popular for a guy who doesn't really do much or make music anymore.

No. 48268

>>48181
that new x japan album is never coming out. haha

No. 48412

>>48268
"New X Japan album coming soon!" is a meme at this point.

No. 49406

Is it okay to post j-music/jpop recs in here?

I really like this song and vid, gives me early-2000s jpop feel. Made me smile when I played it

No. 52326

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Kareki getting worked over some shit, as usual. This time she had a long debate about some stupid silly piece of fanart being humiliating (it isn't, it's funny, but deg fangurls know no fun). At one point she even claimed fanart like this would be illegal, just ask a lawyer, rofl.

I really don't get those crazy old ass fangirls who still lust after the aging goblin and will go after sane fans.

No. 52399

I love the 46g groups even the weird ass Yoshimotozaka one. Their songs are slightly better than 48g but it's all still the same money grabbing bullshit scheme

No. 52435

>>52326
I remember this bitch. I can’t believe she’s still going at it.

No. 52480

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Has anybody in the US gone to any of Hyde's shows? He's in your now with a few big American bands, it seems a bit strange for him to be there but he seems to be enjoying himself. He must really want to break into the west like Yoshiki did.

No. 52500

>>52326
>it's degrading

bitch, i've been a fan since 2001 and it gave me a good chuckle. imagine being this uptight about a fun fanart someone drew. This bitch is the real MVP of crazy

No. 52501

>>52480
Hyde is a crazy old man, but he does seem to having a good time. Good for him. He's been playing in the US a lot lately.

No. 54893

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It looks like Shinya became a game streamer? He was the last DEG member I'd expect to be into games like Dead by Daylight.

No. 54919

>>54893
That's wild. Shinya is the member that constantly surprises me with what he's into. I think a lot of Kyo's gore stick is for edgelord points, but Shinya might genuinely be into this stuff. I'd love to check out his twitch stream or a recap/archive.

No. 54923

>>54893
Nah it’s just shinya channel content. He’s done let’s play a little bit before to promote arche i think but other than that.. yeah i guess he’s genuinely interested in it.

No. 55087

>>54923
I mean, there are photos as far back as their 2004 (??) Dragonfly or XXX era when they went to Singapore and Hongkong. I cant find it cuz i suck but you can see him in the back playing a clear purple game boy advance.

No. 58524

Just got tickets for larc at yoyoji stadium! So excited! I bought 2 tickets just in case my friend wanted to join but there's a high chance that it will be going to waste but oh well, it's totally worth it. Might try to get VIP still though.

No. 58572

>>58524
I'm always gonna be sad i never got to see larc at their prime. have fun, anon!!

No. 59173

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Yoshiki should release an "How to stay rich and relevant despite not having made music in 20 years"-guide… Dude's literally doing anything for money (besides actually working) - and people still eat it up.

>>58572
>larc at their prime
Sigh…same

No. 59539

>>59173
He's also touring with Sara Brightman soon, so maybe he just can't make any of his own music?

No. 67605

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https://twitter.com/srs_bro/status/1205781792667656200?s=19

The word around Twitter is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a pedophile.

What do you anons think? Mistranslation of her blogs or should she be locked up and key thrown away?
Some people had known about this for years, but this is the first time I've heard of this.

No. 67606

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>>67605
she apparently was crushing hardcore on this "p-chan" dude when he was 12 (he's 19 now) and said all of this and behaved all creepily, apparently even said that she tried "nicely seducing him"

idek what to think of it tbh, it's kinda stupid to call her out on this now because it was 7 years ago but at the same time it's really disgusting

No. 67614

>>67606
Honestly I'm not even sure if I should believe she wrote these herself or not. Lots of idols have ghostwriters and their public blogs are definitely part of the fan experience.

No. 67632

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>>67606
huh interesting. P-chan is that boy who was her background dancer! His instagram is p_tempurakidz

No. 67638

>>67606
Couldn't it be that she just meant something along the lines of "he's such a cute child, I want to cuddle him and pinch his cheeks"…?
Kind of hard to believe. Why would she write that publicly if she really was pedo? Hopefully itvs fake or just a misunderstanding. Kind of ironic that this is trending in Japan - there everybody can openly by "lewds" of preteen girls…

No. 67671

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>>67638
I asked the same.
The replies to some of the tweets about p-chan are definitely something else. 1st tweet is someone saying how they recently started getting into elementary school students. Second tweet is saying Kyary is now their competition because they've shotakon as well.
There's also a picture from 2015 she posted with some young boy model and it's captioned something along the lines of "a shotakon had to have taken these". Someone asked her if she's a shotakon and she replied "maybe a little (side eye emoji)"

No. 67675

>>67671
It’s deadass embarrassing that this has blown up just now, Japan needs to get their pedofilc culture in check

No. 67687

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She posted a picture of her phone case in late 2017 that says lolicon on it

No. 68423

Does anyone know what happened to Masa from gacktjob? I used to be obsessed with him because he was a kawaii uke boy uwu and I think his band had a song that implied drama with Gackt. Something about broken promises but I might be making it up it's been so long.

No. 70363

>>14893
When people get old they tend to age.
choker right?
The dude is in his 50's of course he will look old

No. 70372

>>67605
>>67687
This is super creepy. Is kyary even still relevant? I remember her doing some weird collab with Katy Perry years ago

>>70363
He looks like shit, especially with his obvious fillers

No. 70490

>>70363
The dude wasn't even 50 in this pic, yet looks worse than some people in their 70s…

No. 70665

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People saying the tweets are fake or mistranslated for Kyary are dumb. Now that she's going to coachella maybe people will realize how gross it is. She's literally saying she might be a shotacon because little boys are cute.
https://twitter.com/pamyurin/status/215283147842138114?s=19
Here's the direct link because people really try to say everything is Photoshop these days.
Kyary's a creep even Japanese people are talking about how gross it is.

No. 70677

>>70665
i mean she literally has a shotakon phone case. it's just a cope. kyary has always been weird, like how she has a song about a dildo that's "totes just a joke".

No. 70711

File: 1578082574412.jpg (63.39 KB, 795x745, ayu.JPG)

>Ayu revealed that she gave birth at the end of 2019, calling her son “an angel.” She also said that some days it’s hard trying to find the right life balance as a new mom. She then thanked her fans for understanding and accepting her. She also gave a shoutout to all the mothers, including her own. Ayu herself didn’t touch on it, but sources say that the father is a younger non-celebrity, and that there are no plans to marry.

https://aramajapan.com/news/ayumi-hamasaki-becomes-a-mother/103628/

No. 70724

>>70665
Kyary is going to coachella with Hatsune miku. We've reached peak retardation so early in the year

No. 70763

>>70724
Kek other asian countries have decent acts going to Coachella meanwhile japan sends a weird girl and a fake girl to perform braindead kawaii shit. I wonder if any japaness people ever feel humiliated by this stuff

No. 70801

>>70763
Eh idt it's humiliating, just shows that Japan is only putting in the bare minimum to promote their soft culture. Their domestic music industry is easily enough to support their artists, and it's viable enough that foreign artists are always touring there too. Meanwhile Korea is absolutely desperate for western recognition to the point of being pathetic.

No. 70810

>>70801
>thinking this miku bs isn't japan being desperate to get a piece of the western fan pie

miku isn't popular in japan as a performer, she's a mascot. that's why all the miku "concerts" are in other countries.

No. 70837

>>70801
Cope harder weeb

No. 70938

>>70763
Lol Korea sent Black Pink last year and they were embarrassing af. Whereas Japan sent Perfume and they were surprisingly really well received. So go figure. This year Korea is sending Big Bang which I think has the potential to be an interesting set.
I wish that Japan would send some of it's more popular artists like Aimyon, King Gnu etc but I guess they don't need to.

No. 70941

>>70938
King Gnu have such an interesting sound and high quality music. I wish they were performing at Coachella instead

No. 71096

>>70941
Ever since X Japan played Coachella all their Japanese acts are outdated and overhyped.

No. 71223

>>70677
>song about dildo
Which one?

No. 71496

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>>14863
op part deux

YoshikiXPoppy, why is this so strange to see? What is Yoshiki even doing anymore? Poppy's new musical shadowpuppeteer?

No. 71499

>>71496
Ghostemane looking cucked while Poppy leans on Yoshiki lmaoooo

No. 72291

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>>38529
This is old and I'm sure you've gotten most of the milk by now but maybe someone else who reads this thread would be interested. Anyways, as we all know by now, a couple of girls from NGT48 were bullying Yamaguchi Maho quite a bit because she complained to management about them being out with the more unsavory type of fans and drinking with them. The girls didn't take kindly to that so they gave Maho's address to those guys who ended up assaulting her.
NGT has always had bullying rumors and one of the members even confirmed before the scandal on a variety show that a lot of the girls are mean to each other and talk about each other behind their backs. (Ironically enough she was called a liar by fans back then and got quite a bit of backlash lol)

The fans ended up figuring out who the girls were that gave Maho's address out and one of them basically outed herself by being a retard and posting pic related on her public instagram account instead of her private instagram account. The picture is of Maho's, and her other NGT friends who were also victims of bullying, graduation live (ie. their goodbye live before they left the group)
It reads:
"“Even though I’m doing my nails I want someone to change the channel.”"

People flipped their shit because of this whole situation and basically both NGT and AKB are widely hated now and the mayor of Niigata banned NGT from doing promotions for the city and cut all ties with them.

No. 72299

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Are those kids idols with the extremely creepy old male fans that keep being brought up in the anti kpop thread really a thing in Japan or is it just rare instances that have been blown up by the internet? I refuse to believe any parent would be ok with putting their child in those situations. Who the fuck would be ok with softcore porn images taken of their child?? Pic related, spoilered because creepy.

No. 72305

>>72299
It’s real anon. Just like parents of Hollywood who shill our their children to pedos. It’s about money and greed. Not all parents have their children’s best interests in mind.

No. 72315

>>72291
I'm surprised the gp actually gave a shit. They're usually indifferent and heartless

No. 72341

>>72315
I think AKB48 slowly losing favor with the gp after the minegishi scandal and other things played a huge role in the support she got. AKB and their sister groups were already on their way out and this was just the final nail in the coffin for them and the final excuse the gp needed to shift tides.

No. 72342

>>72299
this is tame in comparison to other shit you can find in akihabara. there's really nasty toddler gravure sets where they're in swimsuits/swimtrunks and it's all very obviously sexual.

No. 72345

>>72342
Yeah I saw some much worse stuff when I was googling this shit, didn't want to post anything since it's just so gross. I wonder how these kids are going to feel growing up

No. 72500

>>72299
Both. It is very much a real and gross thing. It's also extremely niche and not considered acceptable by the general population.

No. 72507

>>72299
watch the tokyo idol documentary and see for yourself. there is a pop group of 10 y/o catgirls shown as well as their oldass fans

No. 72510


No. 72511

>>72507
There are YouTube features on junior Jpop idols

No. 72512

>>72511
Fucking DISGUSTING

No. 72522

>>71496
What's the deal with Yoshiki hanging out with sooo many shitty, abusive and problematic people? I know Marilyn Manson used to be friends with hide (which raises questions as well, but with him being dead 20+ years there's probably no info on him in English) but Yoshiki presents himself as this kind, empathetic type which directly clashes with like, half the western celebs he takes pics with. Not to mention how he got in hot water for the picture with Jackie Chan a few months ago.

Is there any dirt on Yoshiki? He's always around but never really does anything anymore.

No. 72525

>>72510
>>72511
Ugh I can't watch this…it makes me feel sick to my stomach

No. 72533

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>>72511
I cant even click the link because i'm angry just looking at the thumbnail, but Japan needs to fucking sort out their extreme objectifying of children.

No. 72561

>>72511
Is this bad enough that I’ll be out on a list if I watch it??

No. 72614

>>72561
its a report about junior idols. They interview some men who went to watch her and the fact that they have the audacity to go on camera… disgusting

No. 72919

How much make-up does Hyde have here? He looks like in the 20th L'Anniversary concerts.

No. 72975

>>72919
Hey, better OTT makeup than more plastic surgery I guess.

No. 73208

>>72919
I wanted to ask something about these shows…. I want to try to apply for the re-selling lottery for the Yoyogi one. They are going to have two concerts here so I was wondering if I can apply to both or only to one? Also (if I get it), on the day of the show how many hours in advance am I supposed to arrive? Is there any set of "rules" or recommendations to follow for the day of the concert?
(sorry if these questions sound weird, Ive never been to a concert/performance before)

No. 73379


No. 74225

Is anyone going to DEG in Paris on 8th?

No. 74326

>>59173
i went searching for a yoshiki thread because i just heard some backstory and what he is up to.
a fan said he use to write for koreas sm entertainment. he was really involved in trax and wrote for other kpop companies. this would explain why tvxq looked very jrock.
now yoshiki is writing for japan johnnys group sixtones. he envisioned them to be a worldwide band and wrote rain all in english. johnnys board said no so the song is Japanese with some english.

No. 74465

>>74326
Yoshiki has been ghostwriting for bands for a decade now, TRAX was back in like 2008. Nobody really cares, it's so obvious when he's pushing a new band he's involved in bc he milks it for clout. IIRC Babymetal was also his idea.

He's loved the ides of an "International band" forever tbh, but it won't ever work unfortunately. He's just not realizing that any band or group that can be puppeteered that way is gonna have the passion and trend appeal to survive for long without being hilariously expensive to maintain. If Yoshiki wants to be involved in music again but with his own styles and songs, he should do like Titanic Sinclair did- find a mediocre non-ugly girl to be your avatar, market the shit out of her and make sure she's not talented or wealthy enough to go off solo.

Really he needs to have a press conference about X Japan, what is going on and if they ever plan to tour/play live/release music ever again. Obviously not, none of the other members seem worried about X at all and have their own new projects.

As for me, I'm mostly intrigued by the "gap" between his persona and his social circles, good guy who hangs with a bunch of creeps, etc. I've seen him called a creep and perv before but never heard any actual stories.

No. 74466

>>74465

…is not gonna have the passion, my bad.

No. 75158

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I'm excited to see what kind of trainwreck Jaejoong will turn into in a couple of years lol He already met up with Yoshiki, he constantly posts about hanging out with Hyde and now even with Gackt… He'll be just as much of a plastic narc as they are by the time he hits 40.

No. 75217

>>75158
Jaejoong's been pretty clean these days but imagining his 2013 alcoholic ana chan self hanging around Gackt is hilarious. If they're really going to start spending time together I hope Jaejoong at least starts being more embarassing like he used to be instead of just shaving another cm off his jaw every year

No. 75340

>>75217
>2013 alcoholic ana chan self
what antics happened? im new to all this drama. please fill me in

No. 75352

Been loving this group lately, what are you guys listening to?

No. 75379

this live perf is pretty cringy, kinda hard to hype it up by yourself in a room

No. 75381

>>75379
the original pv is pretty cool and has lots of views

No. 77043

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Yoshiki has a clothing line?
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200221005102/en/YOSHIKIMONO-Chosen-VA-Exhibition-London
is the model a new sb or old one?

In other news, he wrote a single for a jgroup (SixTONES) which sold 1,3m first week.

No. 77053

>>77043
He's had this clothing line since ages already and he always only used white models, he can't possibly be dating them all.
Why can he write hit songs for others but not finish an album for his own band in what, 25 years?

No. 77075

>>77043
At this point x japan should disband because he'll never write songs for them or finish the 'coming soon, guys, i swear' album.

No. 77422

>>77043

Dude that band is dead. He has been sellinh various shit as kimono and wine yet isnt capable of finishing an album.

No. 77454

I know its kinda old but looks like kyo of DEG is going on the same path of jrockers who wear lingeries

No. 79671

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Takuya Kimura's eldest daughter finally made her modeling debut! With Vogue mazagine… I can see why they chose to debut Koki first I mean, his first daughter is as stale and plain as a bag of de-thawed peas. And she is definitely the uglier sister out of the two, at least Koki looks like Takuya while this sister looks like ??? It's plain obvious that these high fashion gigs are only made possible with Daddy Takuya and Mommy Shizuka's star power, that's why a lot of Jap Netizens don't like the Kimura daughters. Without Mum and Dad Koki could be a C to mid tier model but Kokomi on the other hand looks like she could be a member of Uggo48 since their standards are so piss poor.

No. 79681

>>77454
At least Atsushi only did it to look sexy, but whatever Kyo touches must be deep… He recently also did an interview there he said something along the lines of "being gay is ok" and now is fans worship him as lgbtq icon.

>>79671
Jeez, I hate to be mean but that looks like a chubby 40yo aunty getting "dolled up" to go out with her girlfriends. He's not doing his daughters any favor by pushing them, everbody will only make fun of her. Kendall and the Hadids at least have the body and a somewhat pretty face but that girl is beyond plain.

No. 79687

Anyone else followed odotte mita community?

>>75352
I love the eurobeat

No. 79708

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>>79681
The scripted Jap media covering Kokomi's debut is saying she looks like Shizuka lmao whereee? It looks like she got eyelid surgery, home girl really needs a reduction if she wants to look like Shizuka. I don't think she would get so much criticism if she started off with Seventeen mazagine or some other teen mag, her look is too average and boring to be the cover girl for Dior and Vogue.

No. 79709

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>>79708
>>79681
Kokomi with Koki
Did the Kimura's pick up the wrong baby from the hospital? :Crylaugh:

No. 79710

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Koki looks really misplaced with actual models

No. 79713

>>79687
I've been following the oddotemita community 'til now but their dances have become more and more boring thruout the years with the same cutesy dance steps.

sage for slight ot

No. 79738

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>>79710
Lol why did you choose the most flattering pic to prove your point?
She's not even that short (especially for a japanese girl) but she's very bow-legged and her proportions are bad in comparison to all the other models. All runway models are insanely young, but unlike her they don't look like kids. So embarrassing.

No. 79743

>>79738
Koki is tall but I don't think her look is suited for high fashion, I think she's ok with mid tier brands like Samantha Thavasa. And her sister is even worse, I don't even think she has the height on top of looks.

No. 79749

>>79738
Her walk is all over the place, but she's still a pretty girl. she should go commercial model

No. 79794

File: 1584769887126.jpg (240.08 KB, 640x540, takuya-kimura-kimutaku-cocomi-…)

Kokomi looks like the Grudge



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