Mayu's (Lareine guitarist) disappearance

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by nook, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. nook -member- -member-

    nook
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    Posted: Tue Aug 8, 2006 8:50 pm

    Can anyone elaborate on this for me? I've just heard that Mayu has "disappeared." What does that mean? "Disappeared" as in Dada-not-showing-up-for-a-show, "disappeared" as in I-have-the-biggest-zit-ever-and-I-can't-face-the-world, or "disappeared" as in kidnapped-by-the-yakuza-for-his-r0ckz0rs-guitar-skills?
     
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    Camuflagem
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    Posted: Tue Aug 8, 2006 9:03 pm

    I wonder this too...mayu is so great... why he disappeared like this....? ::erm:: :/
     
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  3. Naja -member-

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    Posted: Tue Aug 8, 2006 9:23 pm

    He was kidnapped by the yakuza, I have a pic

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  4. Lem -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue Aug 8, 2006 9:42 pm

    ^lol

    Well even though not a Lareine fan, I hope it isn't a kidnapped D:
     
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    Posted: Tue Aug 8, 2006 10:45 pm

    isn't he sort of natorious for dissappearing at weeks at a time though?

    Just wondering, I may be going off of rumours here mind you. hence fore why I posed it in a form of a question. ^^;
     
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  6. Zagatosan -member- -member-

    Zagatosan
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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 12:24 am

    Edgey wrote:
    That does sound kinda familiar... I figure there's nothing to worry about though because I can't recall hearing about it on the LAREINE official website or anything... If he is gone, he's probably off on vacation or maybe he just doesn't want to be in the public eye for a little while? There's probably a rational explanation to it. Anyway, it would be terrible of a Visual Kei guitarist that isn't totally incompetent just vanished.
     
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  7. Illaparatzo-sama -member- -member-

    Illaparatzo-sama
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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 2:49 am

    Apparently he's cut off contact with the rest of Lareine for some time. He didn't come to rehearsals, so they had to get a support guitarist for Kamijo's birthday live (7/19), and they had to cancel Mayu's birthday live (8/5?) cause you can't have a birthday live without the birthday boy!! :shock:
    I believe he's done this kind of thing before though, while in New Sodmy. So he will be back, just not definitely when.

    Perhaps inertia will fill us in? :cool:
     
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  8. inertia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 2:56 am

    Lareine didn't announce it on the public parts of their official site, but Kamijo wrote a little about it in the FC-only diary a few weeks ago before the live for his birthday. Mayu hadn't been showing up to rehearsals or communicating with them. They had to get Motoki (D'AIR, former Lareine support) to play support guitar for the 7/19 live, and at that concert Kamijo said he still didn't know what was going on with Mayu, and that we should be prepared for the possibility that the August Third Stage "Kamijo and Mayu" acoustic mini-live might turn out to be a "Kamijo and Emiru" mini-live. Kamijo also raised the possibility of doing a solo project soon, since it wasn't clear when Lareine would be able to resume activities. (He sounded really impatient to be doing something)

    Since then we've had no updates on Mayu, BUT just this morning Kamijo wrote a very short message in the FC diary that Lareine was going to be able to announce a live soon. It sounds promising; Kamijo didn't write anything about Mayu, but he did say that it was a Lareine live that they'd be announcing, not a "Kamijo solo" one. :D I hope they'll tell us more soon. (I bet they'll save the details for the Third Stage event on Monday, though...)

    And yeah, Mayu disappeared for a while when he was in New Sodmy.
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 4:14 am

    Thanks for the update, Inertia! I'd been wondering about this too (as you probably know from Jref! XD) and hoping that Mayu was ok. :/ Anyway, the new news sounds quite promising... :)
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 9:15 am

    inertia wrote:
    Was it ever revealed why he disappeared then?
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2006 11:44 am

    I think they might have called it "personal reasons" at one of the instore events, but to tell the truth my memory's a little fuzzy on that. I don't think they ever talked about it in any published interviews -- I just double-checked my clippings and it's amazing, in one article Mayu's there, then suddenly he's gone, and the band never volunteers any information and the interviewer never asks.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:07 am

    ACKSHDKSJHFIEUY Kamijo argh. ::beat::

    TODAY he writes that he's sorry for raising hopes with yesterday's post, because Mayu still hasn't contacted them, and they're going to do the live with a support guitarist...

    ::hora::
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:07 pm

    thank you so much for information inertia!
    I'm really worried :(
     
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    nook
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    Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:17 pm

    yuma.3942 wrote:
    Yeah, thank you, Inertia! I wonder what's going on with Mayu. :| Does he have a blog or something that he updates?
     
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    Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:22 am

    Mayu seems not to have a blog anymore. Lareine's OHP used to have blogs for each member, but Mayu hadn't updated his in a year (Emiru was even worse, I think it's been about TWO years since his last entry!), and now the blogs are gone. The FC "members' diary" is supposed to be for all of them to write in, but the only member who's written more than one entry is Kamijo...
     
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    Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2018 5:28 am

    So I just stumbled into this dead end myself and am bumping this rather than making a new thread, has there been any new information on Mayu's whereabouts? Or was he successfully smuggled out of show business along with Klaha?
     
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    Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2018 10:55 am

    As far as I know he just wandered off and never came back. What's in this thread is the last I ever heard.
     
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    Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:03 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    flowersofnight wrote:
    He's working with Azusa Kobayashi. She just put out an album where he played guitar and wrote music for it, along with performed in a concert last year.

    http://visualkei.wikia.com/wiki/MAYU

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/Blue-光と闇の中で-小林梓/dp/B01N7YPY6M
    In Japanese, here's Google machine translation of the product description


    Product description
    Introduction
    The first concert album to be released is a complete song by MAYU, a guitarist of LAREINE (Laraine).
    In addition, LAREINE's bassist EMIRU will participate as a comprehensive producer.
    Unlike songs of Azusa Kobayashi so far, the number that injures the visual lineage of the 90s is the core.
    Her new challenge and world are drawn, and it is expected work for its versatile expression power.

    Media review review others
    This is the first concept album this work offers full music by MAYU which is guitarist of LAREINE (Laraine). In addition, EMIRU which is the base of LAREINE participates as a comprehensive producer. Unlike songs by Azusa Kobayashi so far, the number reminiscent of the 1990s visual lineage is the core. Her new challenge and world are drawn, and it is expected work for its versatile expression power. (C) RS

    *another mystery solved*

    check video at 1:19



    Or just watch all of this one



    Now if I could only find Klaha...
     
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    Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:49 pm

    Well I wasn't expecting that :lol:
    The whole deal kind of reminds me of Kanon Wakeshima, except tilted one or two notches closer to the "Moi dix Mois" end of the spectrum. It's OK, but kind of feels like it's lacking heart.
     
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  20. etherealspirits -dead scape- dead scape

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    Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:56 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I've seen Kanon in concert and she is really talented and cute. I don't get that from Azusa Kobayashi but then I am not familiar with her. Mayu looked like he could be back in Lareine in the video. Wonder if he might show up in some other VK band or performance in the near future.
     
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