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  1. Visual kei - Wikipedia

    Visual kei (Japanese: ヴィジュアル系, Hepburn: Vijuaru Kei, lit."Visual Style" or "Visual System") is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, similar to Western glam rock.

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    The term \\"visual kei\\" is said to have originated from X JAPAN's slogan: \\"PSYCHEDELIC VIOLENCE CRIME OF VISUAL SHOCK\\". The first time the term has been officially used in the press is in an article by Sheiichi Hoshiko for the SHOXX magazine in 1992. The word used was \\"bijuaru shokku kei\\" (visual shock style). Other terms often used at that time was \\"okeshou kei\\" (make-up style).

    Visual kei began in the mid-1980's, with bands such as Seikima-II, X JAPAN, D'ERLANGER and COLOR. Inspired by the punk, glam metal, and gothic-rock movements, the first wave of bands put emphasis on shocking visuals, often done through elaborate stage performances, eccentric hairstyles, and flamboyant attire, traits that would become staples of the entire movement.The musical peculiarities of visual kei in 90's have been defined by popular bands LUNA SEA (initially produced by X JAPAN 's lead...

    To extend their visual appeal, visual bands and artists who perform live would often engage in headbanging and display expressive hand gestures, often involving slow arm movements and reaching out to the audience. Such gestures are commonly referred to as \\"furitsuke\\" by fans. The \\"metal horns\\" gesture is also widespread, even among some non-metal artists. Similar to non-visual rock and metal concerts, fans may sometimes hold glowsticks or other items connected to the band concept. Often, cert...

    Even though it started as an underground movement, visual kei received mainstream attention in the mid 90's. The platinum-selling success of visual kei pioneers X JAPAN, LUNA SEA and Kuroyume led to a general interest in the visual kei subculture, and the raise of extravagant looking bands like MALICE MIZER had a strong impact on the strict Japanese society of the late 90's.In 1998, the death of former X JAPAN guitarist hide (Hideto Matsumoto) had a strong mediatic impact, with an attendance...

  3. Visual kei (aka visual rock) is a Japanese musical style that started in the late 1980s. Visual kei was influenced by glam rock. Visual kei artists use striking fashion and theatrical performances to highlight their music. Early visual kei bands were strongly influenced by glam rock and heavy metal. Over time, visual kei has changed to meet the ...

  4. List of visual kei musical groups - Wikipedia

    This is a list of visual kei musical groups. This list does not include individual solo musicians. This list does not include individual solo musicians. This list of songs or music-related items is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it .

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  6. The Gazette (band) - Wikipedia

    The Gazette (stylized as the GazettE), originally known as Gazette (ガゼット, Gazetto), is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records

    • 2002–present
    • Kanagawa, Japan
  7. Visual kei - Wikipedia

    Visual kei (ヴィジュアル系, bijuaru kei?, lit. "visual style" sau "visual system") este o mișcare printre muzicienii japonezi, care se caracterizează prin utilizarea a diverse nivele de make-up, coafuri înfoiate și costume viu colorate, uneori însoțite de estetici androgene.

    • Japonia, începutul anilor 1980
  8. Visual kei – Wikipedia

    Visual kei itsessään ei ole musiikkigenre, vaikka yhteisiä piirteitä vk-yhtyeiden musiikista löytyykin, vaan pikemminkin tyyli. Lähes poikkeuksetta nämä androgyynisen kauniit hahmot ovat miehiä, ei visual keillä silti ole mitään tekemistä transvetismin kanssa, vaan tyyli juurtuu pitkältä japanilaisesta historiasta aina kabuki ...

  9. Visual kei – Wikipedia

    Visual kei (japanska: ヴィジュアル系 vijuaru kei, bokstavligen "visuell stil" eller "visuellt system") är ett mode och en moderelaterad musikgenre som uppstod i Japan under det tidiga 1980-talet. Den grupp som gjorde Visual kei mest känd var X Japan som steg fram under mitten av 1980-talet.

  10. Visual Kei merupakan penggabungan dari kata Visual(bahasa Inggris), dan Kei(bahasa Jepang) yang mempunyai arti ‘gaya’. Jika komunitas Punk berasal dari London, maka Visual kei berasal dari Jepang. Visual Kei (ヴィジュアル系, bijuaru kei) mengacu pada sebuah gerakan dalam J-Rock yang populer pada sekitar tahun 1990-an. Gerakan ini ...

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