KAMIJO solo

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Phantom Pabulum, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. desqui -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:09 am

    eMiNaTiC wrote:
    Heheh, this is why I rushed over here just now too!
    I find it so funny scape has become my official-izing news source. It doesn't matter that I just saw it on the charts. If it's not on scape, it's not legit. lol more sad though, actually.

    But not as hilarious as that "miraculous" Mana cameo :lol:

    OH no support dilemma. Do I want to hear all the music or watch region 2 pvs :( Who is buying it and which are you getting?
     
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  2. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

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    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:31 pm

    The Oricon article:

    Kamijo from Versailles and Mana from Malice Mizer Co-Staring

    Mana, the leader of Malice Mizer that ceased activities in 2001 and is currently active in Moi dix Mois, made a special appearance in the debut solo single "Louis ~The Bloody La Vie an Rose" (on sale 8/:cool: by Kamijo, the vocalist of Versailles, a rock band that ceased activities in December of last year. This is the first time Mana has appeared in a music video for another artist since the disbandment of Malice Mizer.

    These two led the VK Rock Boom of the 90's and now their co-staring together has become a reality. The new theme is "The Awakening of Aesthetics". Kamijo was a roadie for Malice Mizer with roots in the Aesthetic School of thought and has requested his old teacher Mana to appear in his video. In celebration of this embarking of his junior, Mana has agreed to appear.

    The music video preview has been shared on the video sharing site YouTube and fans all over the world are commenting. These two will continue to pursue "Aesthetics" in the midst of VK. This will be realized on the day of Kamijo's solo debut and is sure to gather more attention.
     
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  3. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:36 pm

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  4. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

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    Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:00 am

    Mana wrote:
     
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  5. voixdinferno -member- -member-

    voixdinferno
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    Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:12 am

    *all lost illusions*

    Thanks Wandering_fox!
     
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  6. eMiNaTiC -member- -member-

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    Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:12 pm

    This thread has officially become epic
     
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  7. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:23 am

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  8. DarkestRafflesia -member- -member-

    DarkestRafflesia
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    Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:22 am

    I'm still confused as to whether or or not Mana will be playing guitar/producing/composing in this song, or if he is just lending his physical beauty to the video. I really hope the jeune fille makes an appearance in the PV if he is the one playing guitar.
     
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  9. inertia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:33 am

    Mana doesn't play guitar in the PV. We saw the full video at Kamijo's birthday event last weekend. There's no band playing any instruments. Kamijo and Mana are the only people in the video. It's sort of a simple set design and execution, but basically the video follows the story of Louis (Kamijo) being brought into the world of aesthetics by the vampire Mana. (I confess to hoping that Mana would bite Kamijo, but no such luck. Oh well.) IMO the guitar doesn't sound like Mana's playing.

    The song as a whole reminded me of "The Love from a Dead Orchestra," "God Palace," "Tsukiyo no Kageki" and other songs where Kamijo tells a story through the the flow of the arrangement in addition to the lyrics. But it wasn't that long. Well, at least it didn't seem long. I'd assumed the instrumental part in Kamijo's first trailer was from the beginning of the song, but it's actually from the middle.
     
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  10. eMiNaTiC -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:20 pm

    It sounds pretty legit, and the video description sounds like it will be very.....entertaining ::meev::

    I'm kind of under the impression that Mana is involved in the same way Kamijo was involved with Juka's first solo release....meaning "not very involved"
    ::kisaki::
     
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  11. sergeantkitty -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:54 am

    It's really cool to see Mana appear in a new video! It's been way too long.

    inertia wrote:
    How much does Mana appear in the PV? Is it only a few glimpses, or a more extended appearance?
     
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  12. Lem -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:31 pm

    I wonder if Mana plays D&D? I'm curious what all his characters would be like harharhar...
     
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    Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2013 1:47 pm

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    Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2013 4:21 pm

    V-kei should have a good English teacher.
     
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  15. faith -tea party- -tea party-

    faith
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    Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2013 8:44 pm

    Or a mediocre one. I don't get it. In French the first conjugation I learned after être was avoir, and the difference between "ai" and "a"
    Or he could use google translate even...

    Btw any idea what that means?
     
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  16. inertia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Sun Aug 4, 2013 10:13 am

    sergeantkitty wrote:
    IIRC it was more like a few glimpses.

    BTW, I'm pretty sure Kamijo's "V-kei have poison" tweet is referring to a part in an interview that just came out the other day. It's halfway down this page:
    http://ure.pia.co.jp/articles/-/16221?page=2

    For those who can't read Japanese, basically he's saying that visual kei is like a poison. Once you get hooked on it, you can't escape. This goes for both band members and fans alike.
    (edit) I think maybe the lyrics of "Louis" tie into this too.
     
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    Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:58 pm

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  18. sergeantkitty -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:03 am

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    Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:10 am

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  20. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:11 pm

    wow! Grazioso is so amazing! Gensō Trianon is so Kamijo/Lareine :D

    And Kamijo in that new extended preview just remember me to Klaha :'(

    edit: the Girls from rokkyuu's Magazine posted an interview http://www.rokkyuu.com/interview/kamijo ... interview/ worth reading ;)

    Kamijo wrote:
    [​IMG] ::mana::
     
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