The Gackt Thread II

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

  1. Konayuki -member- -member-

    Konayuki
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    Posted: Tue Dec 1, 2009 3:05 pm

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  2. Lempicka -member- -member-

    Lempicka
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    Posted: Tue Dec 1, 2009 3:36 pm

    I like the violonist with the mask ^^ I'm not a fan of Gackt's curly hair though.
    Thank you for the link !
     
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  3. Nocturne -member- -member-

    Nocturne
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    Posted: Tue Dec 1, 2009 10:44 pm

    I really like the song. Its epic and has alot of emotion. Violin solo in it was pretty awesome too.
     
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  4. Susan -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Dec 2, 2009 12:34 am

    Just finished watching Gackt on another episode of VS Arashi. But this time, he was on Arashi's team. There were some CHOICE moments: Gackt getting all up close and personal with a female comedian and even kissing her on the cheek, Arashi playing with his rings whenever he takes them off to play one of the games, Gackt actually giving Ohno (of Arashi) one of rings as it's his birthday (and he begged), Ohno subsequently hugging Gackt from behind and saying "Gakkun!"

    Arashi + Gackt is awesome. ::squee::
     
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  5. La dix Croix -member- -member-

    La dix Croix
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    Posted: Wed Dec 2, 2009 5:45 am

    Setsugetsuka it's boring

    and i've seen that program...he looks terrible. don't like the hair, there's something wrong with the make up and with ultrafake-super WHITE teeth.scary
     
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  6. Clarie -member- -member-

    Clarie
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    Posted: Wed Dec 2, 2009 10:14 am

    Lempicka wrote:
    It's You from GacktJob :P


    I liked the song, we also get to see VK musicians in the Background ::kisaki:: (also... Is it just me or is Gackt using more and more vibrato as time goes by? ::shifty::)
     
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  7. Lem -member- -member-

    Lem
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    Posted: Wed Dec 2, 2009 10:27 am

    Keep in mind I'm a pretty casual Gackt listener but I didn't really like this new song. It wasn't nearly as cool or epic as Returner. I guess I was just expecting something really different since everyone was promoting the fact that he had VK artist in his video. I liked the violin solo though :-S

    I also have to say that girl Gackt is the best thing ever :lol:
     
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  8. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Dec 2, 2009 10:35 am

    I don't think it's his best but it also reminds me waaayyy too much of Kagero. or at least the chorus does. he simply changed it a tad.
    :/

    interesting video though. looks like he's back on the MOON saga again with those masks....
     
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  9. Mademoiselle Folie -member- -member-

    Mademoiselle Folie
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 9:11 pm

    *.*

    that song's really awesome!!!

    i loved it! and i'm not a Gackt solo fan at all. But for the stuff i've listen from his solo, this is definitively one of the most attractive songs to me =D

    violin was gorgeous, sorta reminded me for once to Yu~ki.

    Gackt'svoice ir amazing! god, i swear i felt my heart trembling almost like when i see Malice Gackt. Never felt this before in none of his solo songs.

    So he wants to come back close to vk?

    hehe maybe he wants to be in the V-Rock fest next year xD
     
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  10. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 10:15 pm

    I wasn't too impressed by this song, personally. It was only the parts where he was doing the octave jumps and then sort of ferally shouting where it started to get good. It was only in those sections where he sounded like his old self again.

    Otherwise, the song as a whole is pretty mediocre for Gackt. The video was aesthetically gorgeous, but it really did remind me of stuff that Kagrra's done in the past with better songs than this. That, and the token blond white girl is always an annoying touch. :P

    Ah well. I think Gackt's in another transition period. Here's hoping he comes out of it with better stuff. :)


    edit: Oh my god, speaking of better stuff, I just watched returner again and saw something that the director did that I never even noticed before. Ok, to begin, we all know the non-samurai gackt in this PV is shinigami, right? Angel of death sort of thing. Starting at about 3:12, twice before gackt falls as the samurai, you see shinigami gackt as a blur with the image swaying before it pans down. It happens very quickly, but both times gackt falls after that 3:12 mark, it happens. That's the samurai him seeing the shinigami him moments before death. Blink and you'll miss it.

    Holy hell, for a PV that was shot in 24 hours, this director really had his notes in order before he went in to shoot this thing, and he did an even better job in post production putting this thing together. What an intricate production- Gackt needs to use whoever that director was more often. He does amazing work, and as the daughter of a music video director, I approve!

    It's so nice when things have playback value....I'm not sure how many else of you noticed that detail already, but it took me by surprise. Prolly 'cause the first five times I watched this PV when it came out I was always in tears by the time it got that far. ::kisaki::
     
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  11. colorsofromance -current- -current-

    colorsofromance
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 10:31 pm

    I actually really liked this song. I didn't think it was boring at all. Even without the video it's beautiful. What especially gets me is the raw emotion in Gackt's voice (like with those octave hymps and shouting like Kyuketsuki mentioned), which sadly I don't think comes across in some of his more recent songs (but is certainly present in others). It's really emotional when you look at the lyrics. I found a translation on another forum, posted by user Kyosama.com to give them credit ^^

    http://visualkei.forumcommunity.net/?t=33587113

    I'd politely disagree with saying that this song is bad or mediocre, that seems a little harsh. I reaaaaally agree with what Mademoisell Foille said here:

    Mademoiselle Folie wrote:
    DEFINITELY. :D

    And thanks for sharing those girl-Gackt pictures by the way, Konayuki. They're pretty sweet! Are they magazine scans or something? I'm just curious ^^
     
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  12. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 10:34 pm

    ^ I was thinking of it in relation to Gackt's work as a whole. He's set some crazy high standards for himself, and I don't feel this song lives up to them. If it were any other artist, this song would probably be great, but when it comes to gackt, he could do better, I think. :/
     
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  13. Mademoiselle Folie -member- -member-

    Mademoiselle Folie
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    snailfreak wrote:
    exactly!

    snailfreak wrote:
    wait! girl Gackt pictures?

    *going pages back*

    he's a beautiful girl. Definitively he looks like Ayumi Hamasaki.


    edit: btw... link to lyrics didn't work for me :/
     
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  14. colorsofromance -current- -current-

    colorsofromance
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    Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2009 11:50 pm

    Haha, he does make a pretty girl. :)

    And sorry about that link not working! It's not working for me right now either, the site must be having difficulties. I think I saved the lyrics on my computer though....yes I did! I'll copy-paste them right here. ^^

    ---
    ROMAJI:

    kimi wo dakishimeru hana to nare
    tsunoru omoi megurase sakimidare
    kokoro ubawareru hodo
    kimi wo aiseta koto wo
    nando mo nando mo yozora ni sakenda

    toiki akaku somete utaitsuzuketeta
    koyoi no yume ni to kimi ga sugata wo
    kimi no kieta kisetsu ga mousugu owaru

    saigo no namida kasane
    konayuki ni kaete miseyou

    kimi wo dakishimeru yuki to nare
    yozora no kimi wo irodoru hana ni nare
    kimi ni kureyou to suru hodo
    tsukande wa kieru yuki no hana
    nando mo nando mo yozora ni sakebitsuzuketa
    kimi ni todokimasu you ni

    ---
    KANJI:

    君を抱きしめる花となれ
    募る思いめぐらせ咲き乱れ
    心奪われるほど
    君を愛せたことを
    何度も何度も夜空に叫んだ

    吐息朱く染めて歌い続けてた
    今宵の夢にと君が姿を
    君の消えた季節がもうすぐ終わる

    最後の涙重ね
    粉雪に変えてみせよう

    君を抱きしめる雪となれ
    夜空の君を彩る花になれ
    君にくれようとするほど
    つかんでは消える雪の花
    何度も何度も夜空に叫び続けた
    君の届きますように

    ---

    TRANSLATION:

    With you in my arms, I turn to flowers
    The feelings welling up blossom everywhere around us
    So much it steals my heart away
    I screamed that I could have loved you
    Over and over into the night sky

    Dyeing my breath red, I kept singing
    You show yourself in my dream this evening
    The season you vanished is soon to end

    Gathering the last tears
    I'll change them to powder snow to show you

    With you in my arms, I turn to snow
    I become flowers that colour the image of you in the night sky
    The more I try to give them to you

    The flowers of snow vanish as soon as I grasp them
    I kept screaming over and over into the night sky
    To reach you

    ---
     
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  15. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2009 11:33 am

    the pictures are from the fanclub magazine. probably screen capped from the online version.
     
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  16. Amatsu -member-

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    Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2009 12:38 pm

    I missed the girl!gackt too. xD

    He looks like a hot girl. :|
    Photoshopping has to be involved. I doubt he'd look that cute just dressed as like a girl IRL.
     
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  17. Mademoiselle Folie -member- -member-

    Mademoiselle Folie
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    Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2009 7:19 pm

    @snailfreak: thank you for the lyrics. They're beautiful and so romantic <3

    *feeling corny*

    i really liked this song, i never thought i'd like a Gackt song this much again!
     
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  18. moroi -member- -member-

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    Posted: Sat Dec 5, 2009 4:20 am

    mmm yeah he looks pretty as a girl, but i prefer him just the way he is
    he did say in one of the interviews he looked scary, but only if you would have see his whole body, not just the upper part... and i take his word for it ::shifty::

    as for vs arashi, i liked the show, but he could have given that girl/woman... she looked more of a girl to me... a proper kiss on the cheek not that fake hidden kiss, actually that reminded me of his Blue Lagoon performance where he caresses that mike stand, that performance annoys me even if i love the song, because the moves aren't natural, they looked forced to me... that performance made me want to shout 'caress it like you mean it, don't do it like a boy that never touched a woman before'

    as for his new song i like it, because of the many instruments you can hear in it, because of the way he sings some parts (already mentioned by others), because of the amazing violin part
    the music video is good (not surprised to see a blond girl in it...anyway)

    thank you Kyuketsuki for explaining that to us, i've noticed that but i never knew before reading your explanation what it meant :)
    he should definitely use that director again, this one is my favorite video, not to mention the first Gackt music video i've seen
     
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  19. Iskanderia -member- -member-

    Iskanderia
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    Posted: Sun Dec 6, 2009 9:37 pm

    I'm no Gackt expert by any means, but is it just me, or does dude have an excessively high number of ballads? This is probably why I've never gotten super into him. I mean, most of them are good ballads, but I'm just not a huge ballad fan.

    I do enjoy his face and his voice though.
     
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  20. colorsofromance -current- -current-

    colorsofromance
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    Posted: Mon Dec 7, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hey I came across these pretty awesome magazine scans of Gackt. A user named darkness-kai on livejournal put them up :)

    http://darkness-kai.livejournal.com/15717.html

    Before I didn't like the curly-hair look, but seeing these I definitely do! :D
     
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