Klaha the advertising model!

Discussion in '-main-' started by flowersofnight, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 am

    Soooo, anyone remember reading about how a Japanese fan supposedly once came across an ad for some underwear store or something, where Klaha was the model, before he was famous? Well, perhaps there was a grain of underlying truth to the story, because look what surfaced on Mercari:

    https://item.mercari.com/jp/m16670212760
    Specifically the lower right, where a certain individual appears in an ad for a used clothing store.

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    The store itself, Ragtag, still exists:
    https://www.ragtag.jp/
    Seems like they had a different website back then, based on what you can see on the flyer, but I can't make it out.

    This would have been 1996 or later, since he's listed as "ex-Pride of mind". If you search online, you can find a few old references to this on 2ch back in 2001 - seems like a few people knew about it at the time. They said the ads appeared in magazines, though it's not clear whether the one in this auction is a magazine cutting or a flyer.

    Anyway, just thought I'd put that out there if anyone else wants to do their own research here. Not sure I want to spend $80 for just one picture, but it's interesting if nothing else.

    ... I bet that store is where Klaha and the gang bought all their costumes back before he joined up with Midi:Nette XD
     
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  2. Witchka -current- -current-

    Witchka
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    Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:02 am

    Mmm absolutely curious indeed!
     
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  3. Hampo -member- -member-

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    Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 am

    So that's why Malice Mizer hired him
     
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    colorsofromance
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    Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:28 pm

    I went ahead and ordered this, since I don't own anything in that's in this lot! Will be cool to make some additions to my Malice Mizer collection. In terms of Pride of mind, I only own their album, so it'll be awesome to own some clippings of theirs too. I'll be sure to upload a scan of the flyer in question once I get everything in the mail :)
     
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  5. Witchka -current- -current-

    Witchka
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    Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:58 pm

    Hmmmm If memory serves me correctly, wasn't Klaha a friend/acquaintance of Yu~ki's prior to joining MM, and it was Yu~ki's suggestion for him to join? I know Yu~ki likes/liked to shop second-hand clothing; perhaps that is how the two came to know each other in the first place?
     
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  6. colorsofromance -current- -current-

    colorsofromance
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    Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm

    ^ I definitely recall reading that they were friends! :D Possible it was Yu~ki's suggestion for him to join, I believe so, but I'm not entirely confident about my memory is all. Would be cool if somebody could clear that up. As for the 'how they met' theory, that would be wonderful, wouldn't it? Could be a false memory, but I thought I recalled something about Yu~ki knowing/having seen Pride of mind and that being a part of them knowing each other??? Wow, so many cobwebs in this brain. Anybody feel free to correct me or bring more certain information in.
     
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  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:41 pm

    colorsofromance wrote:
    Oh man, can't wait for the full-size copy XD

    And yeah, I think somewhere it was said that Yu~ki and Klaha knew each other in some capacity before Klaha joined up. I mean, it wouldn't really surprise me - Atsushi Fukuyama showed up at the "higeki no bansan" event so clearly they all ran in the same general circles.
     
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