The Gackt Thread II

Discussion in '-main-' started by Clarie, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Clarie -member- -member-

    Clarie
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    Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2009 6:09 pm

    So here you have, my dears ::gaku::
     
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  2. Camuflagem -member- -member-

    Camuflagem
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    Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2009 7:54 pm

    from the other thread wrote:
    Holyyyy shit, awesome!!! :D this shows how Gackt really likes MM. He did a cover, amazing!
     
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  3. sergeantkitty -member- -member-

    sergeantkitty
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    Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2009 8:53 pm

    That's awesome that he covered au revoir! I would've loved to have heard that. What event was it from?
     
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  4. moroi -member- -member-

    moroi
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    Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:21 am

    :D that is great!
    i want to hear that song :)

    however if he did it with his current way of singing :mad: ... i'd love to strangle him for ruining that beautiful song
    so if anyone knows where we could listen to it please let us know
     
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  5. MiniKitty -member- -member-

    MiniKitty
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    Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:19 pm

    well Gackt gave away his email on his blog. so uhh if you wanna send the man an email feel free to.

    gackt.camui@nifty.com
     
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    Dogfight
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    Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:43 pm

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    Camuflagem
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    Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:58 pm

    edit: So, after Koakuma and Journey through the decade he released these singles:Faraway, Lost Angels, Flower, the next decade. Am i missing anything?
     
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  8. Es-chan -member- -member-

    Es-chan
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    Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:16 am

    From Gackt's MySpace

    New Single「SetsugekkaーThe end of silenceー」 Music Clip Complete!!
    Members of popular bands will appear in the music clip!!

    On bass, Ni〜ya of Nighmare
    On drums TSUKASA of D'espairsRay!
    On guitar Shun of Duel Jewel!
    And our own YOU of GACKT Job will also participate
     
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  9. Clarie -member- -member-

    Clarie
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    Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 am

    Es-chan wrote:
    First he sings Malice Mizer and now he invites VK band members to appear in his PV? Ô_o
     
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  10. ~Z e n c h o u~ -current- -current-

    ~Z e n c h o u~
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    Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:19 pm

    I think i'll watch to see shun.... ::squee::
     
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  11. Konayuki -member- -member-

    Konayuki
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    Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:01 pm

    I think it's great that he brings together all those different musicians! Kinda reminds me of S.K.I.N...
     
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  12. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:04 am

    Clarie wrote:
    You have to realize that Gackt still considers himself visual kei for some reason. ::meev::
    He said it in an interview last year or something.
     
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  13. Dogfight -member- -member-

    Dogfight
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    Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:36 am

    Amatsu wrote:
    Well, if you go by his concert performances he is still somewhat Visual.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OytRTwfHDv0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb09f7toflU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfCxeEvFc9w

    I guess it depends on what people expect when they hear the phrase "Visual".
     
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  14. MiniKitty -member- -member-

    MiniKitty
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    Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:33 pm

    my basic definition of visual kei is, japanese or not, but any sort of band/musician who takes into account the visuals as well as the music (performance art anyone?). usually intertwining the two.

    Gackt does this. :D
     
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  15. boi de memoire -member- -member-

    boi de memoire
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    Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:53 pm

    MiniKitty wrote:

    well, that's very close to the original Japanese definition for VK
     
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  16. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:58 pm

    I think that's a little too all-inclusive these days. Sure, it orginally meant something like that, but definitions change and visual kei is a scene now, specifically in japan, but spreading to a bunch of countries because of the internet. And I think it's a lot more specific then that.

    For instance, tons and tons of bands take into account the visuals as well as the music in their performances and images, but they're not a part of the visual kei scene and may not know anything about it.

    Also, I'm not debating, because this has been debated before so many times. I'm just putting my opinion in.
     
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  17. Einherjer -member- -member-

    Einherjer
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    Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:56 pm

    who cares what vk is? if you care too much about labels you are helping to destroy the scene
     
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    Dogfight
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    Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:03 pm

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  19. MiniKitty -member- -member-

    MiniKitty
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    Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:22 am

    i almost teared up. Gackt really loved MM and the intro before he sang au revoir went along the lines of "a long time ago.... there was an amazing band. with amazing members....."
     
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  20. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:36 pm

    Amatsu wrote:
    VK's *been* a scene, though, and no one in Japan really notices that people OUTSIDE of Japan care, or even know, about visual kei, so if you're going to go by the majority of the people IN the genre DEFINING the genre, they'd almost certainly not think of any other place besides Japan. Only bigger indie names like Mana's, Hizaki's, and a couple others, actually have the cash to go and explore outside of their own doorstep, and I reckon they only represent about 1.5% of the VK scene as a whole at *most* in comparison, so really they're the abnormalities to an otherwise very exclusive sub-culture. ::kisaki::

    As for gackt doing MM....I have mixed feelings on that. Mana must be rolling in his office chair, personally, wondering where he gets off thinking he's got the right, but perhaps it's Gackt's way of publicly trying to reach out to his old friends since he's too nervous (knowing how he left the band) to do it privately and personally. Whatever his intentions, I hope it works out for him. Goodness knows pretty much everyone who's ever heard of gackt in japan never knew he was ever in a band, let alone a VK band (mention of which brings giggles to most japanese girls, I've discovered), so if he's slowly starting to drop hints that people need to do their homework, I'm all for that, too.
     
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