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    They're still on Ta***i calling Tora fat :reflect:

    Then someone mentioned a photo and so I went looking and this is what they were talking about




    One, this is just a bad picture in general. Two, what I want to know is why they keep blaming his gf for his weight? If he don't care and she don't care then... leave him be. Three, is his costume basically a moomoo and a bathrobe?! Why'd the stylist do him like that?

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    This is too much to copy and paste but omg I feel bad for this guy. I expect the label to be trash but what the fuck is up with these weird ass senior band men? Why would that be something you would allow to go down? What a creep.

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    wow, I heard about him leaving but it's super scary that someone can just tell you "fuck your facial paralysis" and force you to do some awful stuff. and then not get paid properly!!!! it's really fucked up.
     
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    I had to go with Daichi for the showman contest but it made me think of Miyavi because that man....and it's even better live omg. Still the best concert I have ever been to.



    The visuals for this MV are so dope







     
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    This triggered me thinking about another one of my favorite performers Avu-chan






    The bop that started it all

     
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    Man I ordered that Crossfaith merch back in Oct. it's Jan. and it still hasn't come and when I email about it they just refund me. Nobody told your ignorant ass to ship something without tracking. I am so mad the only merch stores for Crossfaith is their Japanese site and that ghetto ass UK site. Why did they stop selling merch through Merch Now. Oh well I bought another Crystal Lake shirt because Sharptone don't play and Crystal Lake has a US merch store.

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    the GazettE to release digital single & 10th album​

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    the GazettE have uploaded their latest trailer video onto YouTube.




    In the video, it was announced that the band would release a digital single called "BLINDING HOPE" on March 10, which marks 19 years since their formation, and their 10th album (currently untitled) in May.




    The music video for "BLINDING HOPE" will be revealed on March 10 as well. More details on the upcoming album will be announced at a later date.


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    Today I had Headphones President on my brain and I can honestly say this is my favorite Japanese band and one of my top 10 favorite bands period. I consistently listened to them on a regular basis for years.


    Their most recent video (official release) is only a year ago. It warms heart truly that they are still going.

     
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    @DamagedLady Kaoru talked about the Kyo scammer on his radio show/podcast thing

    The Freedom of Expression Ep 37 - Dir en grey's vocalist Kyo imposter scam.
    K: Hi, This is Dir en grey's Kaoru with this week's episode of The Freedom of Expression. Joe san, Tasai san, welcome. Um, well, I think everyone has seen the news, but I think we have to talk about it this time. Joe, could you...?
    J: Yes, as you said, I think people are already aware of this news, but an unemployed man from Nara has been arrested after impersonating Dir en grey's vocalist, and fradulently swindling about 54,000,000yen. The suspect is named as Kasahara, of Nara prefecture (aged 39), but from 2017 to this year he has been impersonating the vocalist of rock band Dir en grey, and is suspected of decieving the father of his common-law wife out of 54,000,000 yen with the lie that, 'The owner of our office has taken away my bankbook, so I want you to lend me money for living expenses'.
    K: Well, there may be people watching this, including fans, who don't want us to touch on this subject, but I thought I want to talk about it a little, just express my worries, so we can prevent this happening again.
    J: Yes, I think that is very important.
    K: Yeah. Well, we first heard about it from the police. When I first heard it, honestly, it didn't seem true. Like, 'What??'. In this day and age, where you can get any information straight to your hands immediately, I honestly couldn't believe something like this could happen at first.
    J: I think there are two surprising aspects to this. This first is that this deception took place over quite a long time, from 2017 to this year. And then, well, this problem might not be a money problem, but the amount of money cheated was about 54,000,000 yen. That is a huge amount of money, which a person's life depends on. So with these two points, I think this is a very shocking incident. Well, yes, there may have been chances where he could have been found out during the course of this, but alternatively he may have been very skilled at deception, or used some very strong brainwashing methods on the victims.
    K: Well, they might have become blind to it, if they loved him that much.
    J: Ah, yeah.
    K: He had the same tattoo and stuff, so they might have become blind to the deception.
    J: Well, you can see from the fact that he got the same tattoo that he set out to decieve them, so he lied about any inconvenient circumstances. This isn't a case of the victims being careless, it is completely down to the malicious deceptions of the suspect. So, this isn't really anything to do with carelessness. This was planned. This kind of abuse cannot be forgiven.
    Kami: If he had the same tattoo, they would definitely be decieved. Because tattoos hurt, don't they? And you can't remove it, right? They wouldn't imagine that he would go that far to imitate someone. So if they saw the tattoo, they would believe him. I would too. Thats the incredible thing.
    J: Yeh, so in that sense, the criminal took advantage of this.
    Kami: Yeh.
    J: He thought if he did that, they would definitely believe him. Yeh, we can never excuse this type of thing. But another problem is preventing this from happening again. This is not limited to Dir en grey, there are countless other cases of people imitatating famous people, and extorting money. So, its like, how do we stop this from re-occurring.
    K: Yeah, anyone who tells you 'there is this thing outside of our official announcements', is definitely up to something. Even if its someone connected to the music business, they are still decieving you. So I hope people don't go along with this type of thing.
    J: Even those of us in the media, we know about information before it is officially released, but we would never use that to try and approach a fan and do something. The correct information is what has been officially released, so if someone says, 'I've got new info I will tell only you, if you give me something in return'...
    K: But there are people who do that.
    T: Yeah, there are.
    K: So i really want people to watch out.
    J: The first thing is to only believe official announcements.
    K: Yes.
    J: And this isn't limited to any one band.
    K: Yeh, it could be happening right now to someone else. Someone could be carrying out a destructive plan.
    J: So in regards to that, if you are told anything that isn't official info, or asked for money, please conclude that this is an imposter, this is crime, and contact the police, or at least a friend. That would be the first step to take.
    K: It may sound plausible, but the office owner would never take our bank books, haha.
    J: Haha. It might sound plausibe for Dir en grey's office?
    K: If that was the case, they would be the ones in trouble.
    J: Yeh, that would be terrible, taking the band members' bankbooks.
    T: Awful, right?
    J: Yeh, that would be a problem.
    T: Even if you just get a little sense that something is a bit strange, don't get into it.
    J: Yeh, someone who reaps other peoples' trust, kindness, and love in this way is trash, I really think they are trash.
    T: Yeah.
    J: If you look at it from the perspective of the people who were decieved, they really trusted him, right? So for him to become like this, he is really trash. Well, he will be convicted.
    Kami: Um, when the amount of money is up to 50,000,000 yen, I feel really sorry for them. Really sorry.
    J: So, all we can do now is make sure this kind of damage is prevented from re-occurring. But like Kaoru just said, there may be people out there now carrying out similar plans, so we need to competely crush any that are still going on.
    K: Well, this guy has been arrested before, right?
    J: Yeh, I think he has comitted other offenses.
    K: Well, yeh...hm, I hope there are no more incidents with our name happening like this again. I really want everyone to be careful. Okay, lets finish here. Thank you very much.
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    Koki been out here releasing bops and I didn't even know 😭

    I just bought both of his solo albums and the single.

     
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    MIYAVI to release 13th album, 'Imaginary'​

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    MIYAVI will release his new album "Imaginary" on September 15.

    "Imaginary" is MIYAVI's 13th album which will be released the day after his 40th birthday. It will feature a total of ten tracks including covers and collaboration songs.

    The album will be released in three different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A DVD will contain part one of his re-edited virtual live series including an interview he filmed himself. Meanwhile, the Limited Edition B DVD will contain part two of the above-mentioned footage.

    In addition, MIYAVI will hold a birthday live on September 14. More details on this concert will be revealed later. Then, from September 30, he will embark on his North American tour. The tour schedule is as follows.

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    [MIYAVI North America Tour 2021]

    Thursday, September 30 - MaCewan Ballroom (Calgary, Canada)
    Saturday, October 2 - Imperial (Vancouver, Canada)
    Monday, October 4 - The Crocodile (Seattle, Washington)
    Tuesday, October 5 - Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California)
    Friday, October 8 - El Rey Theatres (Los Angeles, California)
    Saturday, October 9 - Nile Theater (Mesa, Arizona)
    Monday, October 11 - House of Blues (Las Vegas, Nevada)
    Wednesday, October 13 - Metro Music Hall (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    Thursday, October 14 - Marquis Theatre (Denver, Colorado)
    Saturday, October 16 - Come and Take It Live (Austin, Texas)
    Sunday, October 17 - Trees (Dallas, Texas)
    Tuesday, October 19 - Cobra Lounge (Chicago, Illinois)
    Wednesday, October 20 - Cobra Lounge (Chicago, Illinois)
    Friday, October 22 - Thunderbird (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
    Saturday, October 23 - The Opera House (Toronto, Canada)
    Monday, October 25 - Le National (Montreal, Canada)
    Wednesday, October 27 - Sony Hall (New York, New York)
    Thursday, October 28 - The Paradise Rock Club (Boston, Massachusetts)
    Friday, October 29 - State Theatre (Washington D.C.)
    Sunday, October 31 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, Georgia)

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    New Crystal Lake single. I wonder if Sharptone is going to release a limited edition vinyl again like they did with the last single because that would save me the shipping cost of ordering the CD from Japan?



    ETA: The band has announced that TJ (ex. HER NAME IN BLOOD) will be replacing Shinya and that Mitsuru and Gaku are finally official members.

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