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Yoshiki / Yoshiki on TV?
« on: October 23, 2018, 11:17:05 AM »
Yoshiki made this post:

https://mobile.twitter.com/YoshikiOfficial/status/1054674150072102912

I guess he's going to be on TV tonight with the member Daigo from the Japanese band Breakerz (idk who that is either or why they're together in LA lol)

The episode is airing tonight. Does anyone have any information on what it's supposed to be about?

Yoshiki's social media posts show them visiting a Halloween costume shop so I guess it might just be a seasonal treat for fans with minor tidbits on activities and projects.

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Yoshiki / Jealousy era interviews
« on: June 28, 2018, 10:27:30 PM »
Does anyone have links to interviews with Yoshiki from the Jealousy era. English or Japanese but prefer to find English ones first

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Toshi / Toshi's Vocal Maintenance
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:32:44 AM »
Kind of a weird subject I know  ;D But I'm curious if anyone knows what Toshi does to keep his voice in good condition? I know he puts an ice pack on his throat after concerts, for example.

As a singer I'm curious about what type of pro-tips he has... Since his voice is so great even with how long he's been singing.

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General chat / X Japan Album.. coming soon!!
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:32:58 PM »
Yoshiki just tweeted this:

Coming soon.. 完成しそうな雰囲気。。! #XjapanNewAlbum
"This is the evolved version of #XJapan... Regardless of what happened in our past, it's a new album."

And then the image included in the tweet says, "X Japan LP due by Fall with Marilyn Manson track."

https://mobile.twitter.com/YoshikiOfficial/status/994583272679092224

I for one am very excited, both for the album and MM having a track on it.

1.) It's more likely the album WILL come out since someone else is involved with the album.
2.) MM being on the track means there's most likely a new song we haven't heard yet so yay! more new songs
3.) It feels good to be excited over getting the new album again haha

If we don't get the album I'll be sad/disappointed/frustrated/angry... But right now I'm going to enjoy this feeling  ;D

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General chat / Your New Favorite Song
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:20:53 AM »
Which of the new X songs is your favorite EXCLUDING the original 3 (I.V., Jade, BTBF...4 including Scarlet Love song)?

Out of La Venus, Angel, Hero, Beneath the Skin, and even Kiss The Sky with it's limited reveal which is your fav and why?

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Other Projects / We Are X Round Up/Mention of New Song
« on: October 08, 2016, 09:49:15 AM »
  • We Are X got a new trailer. Having seen the doc myself I think this one represents the film much better than the first. (can't figure out how to code the video, sorry)
        https://youtu.be/mh3oD7vBmdc

Side note but I really kind of hate that they use that quote of Yoshiki's about how "a swan only sings one time (before it dies)," as a comparison to the band. Uh, no man the band has 5 albums and nearly 2 decades now worth of releases, I'm pretty sure you've transcended the 'one song' quota and are more like a canary at this point but... death, blood, death, etc. etc. ::) )

  • Yoshiki did a QA on twitter earlier today where he said he's written a new song called La Venus. It's a mix between a ballad and a fast song. He said, "it's going to be our signature song, I believe. It's a really powerful song. When you see the film it will be an end title as well, so we'll release it soon." (sounds like it might be the next single? Please please please let this be the case and not something we've already heard live)

  • We Are X is showing across the United States in select theaters outside of the media circuit that Yoshiki's currently doing, starting October 21st. The places and times can be seen here:

         

And a link to purchase tickets: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/we-are-x

(ps mod is it possible we can get a We Are X tag in the Other Projects area? If that's where it belongs, but a tag anywhere would keep the forum cleaner)

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General chat / We Are X Premiers in LA
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:39:20 AM »
and is attended by....



Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello! Lol irl... I guess they're friends of Marilyn Manson or something?

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Yoshiki / Yoshiki's new song for Japanese drama
« on: August 09, 2016, 06:03:15 AM »
Yoshiki made a theme song for a new Japanese drama. Haven't been able to hear the actual recording yet but this vid has the lyrics. Anyone who knows Japanese willing to translate for the rest of us? I would love you forever  :-*

https://youtu.be/U8CSPth6suI

Ah 愛しさが
深くなるそんな季節に
貴方を思い出すI miss you

Ah 花びらが風に舞う永遠の思いを
彩る I miss you 今も、、、

ルリラルリラ
明日は何処に行こう
風に吹かれて人波に消えて

Ah 涙が(思いが...)流れる限りあるこの時を
抱きしめるI miss youいつも、、、

ルリラルルリラ
人は誰でもきっと夜に壊れて
夜明けに泣いて
Ah いつかは薔薇のように咲いて
咲いて桜のように散って

Edit:

Found the official song, but there's acting going on over it. It's really beautiful though. Enjoy:

https://youtu.be/RJZXwGOUsJc

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General chat / We Are X SXSW
« on: March 21, 2016, 04:52:56 AM »
Hey guys so I saw the documentary at SXSW  8) It was really amazing. Don't  wanna give too much away so I'll just share some key points I found interesting. I'll also answer any questions you guys have so feel free :)

- They talked about Taiji more than I expected and Yoshiki was very honest about their relationship and more candid than I thought he would be. The other members were aware of Taiji and Yoshiki having tensions since the beginning but said their aggressiveness was good for the band. Taiji was always picking apart Yoshiki's drumming and telling him how he should play which pissed Yoshiki off, and whenever Yoshiki made a mistake Taiji would call him out in a lowly way. Yoshiki said Taiji made him feel like "the fucking loser of the world."

-Taiji did something that broke the rules of the band, something "he shouldn't have done." It was said there were only 2 choices: kick Taiji out or disband. But it's so bad that Yoshiki said he "just can't say."

- hide was discussed and his connection to the fans, how creative and visual he was (that he was like a dream to photographers that worked with him). His death and the impact it had on people was obviously discussed.

- ToshI was very open about the brainwashing. You could tell him and Yoshiki were having some of their conversations about it for the first time on camera for the documentary. He'd said that he reached out to Yoshiki with a "dirty agenda" because HOH wanted ToshI back in X Japan.

- Some unheard songs were teased in the documentary, like a longer version of Angel and a really cool/beautiful song I wish I knew the name of.

- Lots of comedic relief in the film, like how the first thing Yoshiki did after MSG was brush his teeth (the audience loved that part, the whole theater laughed multiple times at little segways)

- Yoshiki's father's suicide and Yoshiki's obsession with death was really looked into.... I really enjoyed it tbh. Not that it was fun but that it was so... well it was very raw, almost uncomfortable. His mother felt his father's samurai swords might have been cursed by evil spirits and that's why he killed himself, so she threw them all away. And actually, she threw away everything of Yoshiki's father's... his clothes, his possessions, and even all his photographs... the photos we've seen of Yoshiki and his father? There's only like 1 or 2, maybe 3? Those are all that are left. It was a very real aside that Yoshiki shared that made me wonder a lot things.

- The whole theater loved the movie. Tons of applause and whistles and shouting immediately after the end. I talked to the girl sitting next to me before the film started, asking how long she'd been a fan of X. She said she'd never heard of them before and didn't know what they looked like or anything. By time the night was over she was doing the X sign with the We Are X shout and recording Yoshiki's performance for memorabilia.

- The performance was really good and the press were annoyingly aggressive about photographing Yoshiki... like to the point where they got in the way of the audience. And then the fans rushed the stage at the end lol, and Yoshiki signed a bunch of stuff. Cool night.


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General chat / "Pata said he was going to die at Wembley."
« on: March 07, 2016, 08:38:16 PM »
http://jrockradio.net/2016/03/urgent-interview-yoshiki-tells-pata-said-he-was-going-to-die-in-wembley/

Gosh, I knew it was bad but not to the point of Pata mapping out his death. Pretty shocking. Pata's such a calm, quiet guy.. to say something like that...

Hm, I really love that Yoshiki was so open in this interview, especially regarding such a sensitive topic as schedules and member health. And it seems he/the band didn't actually want to go to Sundance... must be why only he attended after management scolded them for it, ha! I enjoyed the performances though. Hopefully we get more updates on Pata's continued recovery


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Yoshiki / Yoshiki to perform at Sundance Film Festival!
« on: January 14, 2016, 12:35:13 PM »
Yoshiki will be performing at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, 2016 at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café at 4pm. Since he's alone it'll obviously be a piano performance :)

Wish I could go but... just traveling there is over $2k from where I live ::)

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General chat / We Are X Doc Promo Poster Revealed!
« on: January 14, 2016, 12:28:46 PM »


Very cool! Before anyone complains about the other members not being there I'll give my 2 cents:

If I've never heard of a band like most people in the states have never heard of X Japan, I will give absolutely no shits about what members I see on a movie poster promoting said band's music I've never listened to.

But this poster is simple and mysterious. No bombardment of faces that confronts me with whether or not I know them. The only figure there is shrouded in shadow. As a passerby, I can't tell who he is because his identity isn't even offered. My focus, then, shifts directly to what he does- he plays the drums. The stage itself is the focal point in this poster, the drama of the live show. And that's a great introduction to X Japan. It's just a very smart, thoughtful way to promote the documentary imo.

I also just think stylistically, the colors and the image itself is really just so cool and movie like. You can tell there's a real concept to the film.

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General chat / X Documentary to premiere at 2016 Sundance Film Festival!
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:08:17 PM »
The documentary is titled "We Are X"  ;)

"Prior to #XDAY, the movie will already be shown at Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah, at the end of January. The majority of this festival will be press and people within the filmmaking industry, which will provide an opportunity for X to reach out to newer audiences.

However, the big world premiere of ‘We Are X’ will still take place during #XDAY at Wembley Arena on March 12th, before the X JAPAN concert. It will be the first screening presented to the public and with the whole band attending. Imagine thousands of X Fans watching this together – it’s going to be vast experience and will certainly hype everyone for the ensuing concert!" -Xplosion

Follow the "We Are X" Facebook and twitter pages for updates!

Really excited that we have the name of the documentary now.

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Yoshiki / Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in London
« on: November 11, 2015, 07:39:59 AM »
So like a boss Yoshiki is going to be performing today, Nov. 11th, at The Roundhouse in London for the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. He's also going to walk the red carpet as well.

Edit 2: Turns out both the red carpet and event are PRIVATE.  :'( Not sure we'll be able to see any of it...

Edit: he was photographed practicing piano but are those drums his as well? I think they might say tama.... Excited about the performance!


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Violet UK / Violet UK Mary Mona Lisa
« on: October 18, 2015, 09:05:42 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUMRZJTPw5I

Found what might be close to the full version of Mary Mona Lisa! It's really beautiful. Enjoy!

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General chat / Rare X pics! (image heavy)
« on: October 15, 2015, 02:34:53 AM »
Found some pics I haven't seen floating around anywhere before... thought I'd share them!


























(ToshI, in case anyone's wondering)











And some older ones I've never seen before:









Peace!

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General chat / New Single Soon
« on: October 12, 2015, 02:35:28 AM »
Just a reminder, X Japan's new single is coming out this month! Just 11 more days! Correction: the single will be released on Nov. 6th and is Born To Be Free!

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General chat / Weird Question
« on: August 29, 2015, 12:35:46 AM »
So there are some fan made PVs of BTBF and Scarlet Love Song on Youtube where they show Yoshiki in a hospital and a blonde girl showing up and then them walking out together. Can someone tell me where people got this footage and where the full thing is? Because none of the PVs are official so I'm wondering where the official footage is.

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General chat / New Song or More of Kiss The Sky???
« on: July 04, 2015, 10:57:55 PM »
First of all, pardon me mod for posting this in the "General Chat" section but I can't post a new topic in the news section fsr? Or maybe this belongs in General Chat? Anyway this is too exciting not to share!

So I just got done listening to a new episode of X Japan podcast that I'm sure many of you are familiar with and it mentioned a video of an unheard song from when Yoshiki spoke at Japan Expo yesterday and it's really awesome sounding and FAST AND HEAVY.

Unheard song starts at 1:00 and heavy part starts at 1:45... can't tell if they're a part of the same song, 2 different songs, more of Kiss The Sky... what do you guys think? I'M FUCKING EXXXXCITED

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10206781627409714

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Yoshiki / Can anyone read Japanese?
« on: May 29, 2015, 04:51:02 AM »
Yoshiki made some curious tweets in Japanese today. There are a lot of people interested in what they say, myself included. Anyone able/willing to help out and translate?

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Yoshiki / Please Vote
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:25:13 AM »
【SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING 2015】

100 Sanrio characters are nominated this year for Sanrio Character Ranking. Yoshikitty is one of them

In collaboration with McDonald’s Japan, people can get toys of the top 10 characters with the Happy Set next year.

Plus, Yoshikitty winning is just a good thing  ;)

HOW TO VOTE
From the official website ❥http://sanriocharacterranking.com

Choose your favorite character from the nominated characters and vote using PC and/or cellular phones.

We can vote once per day, per character, per one address at the official Sanrio webpage and the mobile site. We can vote from overseas.

Period: Between 5/10 & 6/15 - JP time. The result will be announced on 6/27.

We should also be able to vote from other websites including Rakuten.

Good luck!  8)

Thanks to Mikaxxxxxxxxx for sharing

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General chat / Mayuko's Memories of hide
« on: May 03, 2015, 09:39:09 AM »
I'm a few hours late (it's 3am here) but in reflection of the day, May 2nd (even though it's now technically May 3rd) I'd like to share this heartwarming memory shared by Mayuko through her website before she passed.

To anyone who's new to the fandom, she's a girl who was a big fan of X and a tremendous fan of hide, who suffered from an incurable disease called Norman-Landing disease. She wrote a letter to hide saying that her last wish was to meet him, so he gave her tickets to an X concert and a backstage pass so they could meet after the show. They became pretty close after that... he visited her who knows how many times, and became a bone marrow donor for her and she would later attend his funeral.

This is a post translated from her website shared by Ioner, detailing memories of hide and Yoshiki, too.

“hide used to come and play with/see me very often, sometimes Yoshiki would come as well.

During one of their performances, hide gave me a front ticket, and asked the staff members to escort me backstage to his change room. He was afraid that the fans would squash me. I waited for him in his change room, he came in and took my hand. His hands were shaking, I think he was really excited. He then carried me on his back and ran around the entire backstage, kicking people’s doors open and shouting “Yo! I have a friend to introduce to you”.

When he kicked open Yoshiki’s door, Yoshiki was dumbstruck with shock… Yoshiki hasn’t even taken off his make-up yet.

Then afterwards, they decided to go drinking. Due to my health problem, I can’t walk very fast. So, hide held my hand and walked very slowly with me. Soon enough, everyone started disappearing in front of us. Then, we saw a figure leaning against a wall in front of us. When we got near, we realized that it was Yoshiki. Yoshiki said “I’ve been waiting for you.” Then he came over and took my other hand.

So the three of us slowly walked on. I was really happy to see Yoshiki waiting there, even though I knew he wasn’t waiting for me.

I went to hide-san’s funeral as well, I sat there and couldn’t stop crying. Yoshiki came over and knelt down beside me.

Even though he was wearing dark sunglasses, I knew that he was looking at me. I knew that he wanted to comfort me in some way so that I’d stop crying.

After a long while he finally said, “hide-ji is not here anymore, yoshiki-ni will stay with you.”

I once again started crying non-stop, Yoshiki started crying as well. He looked really sad and heartbroken. It was the first time I’ve actually seen him cry, with no make-up, no barrier, he didn’t even bother hiding it.”
– Mayuko


Thank you so much to Ioner (http://visualioner.com/2015/05/02/stories-of-hide-r-i-p-1964-12-13-1998-5-2/) for sharing this wonderful story with everyone.

RIP hide... you are missed

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General chat / X Japan Day
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:16:22 AM »
Saw this going around, thought I'd share it. Starts at 12:00am Japan Time, 4/21/15 (about 10 hours from time of this post, sorry about the short notice)

Introducing "X JAPAN Day 2015" !

X JAPAN Day 2015 is an annual event to celebrate our love and passion to the biggest rock band that comes from Japan, X JAPAN!

The objection of this event is to flood all SNS (Facebook, Twitter, etc) with everything X Japan! You may share your favorite picture, videos, fan-art, even photos of your X Japan collection to celebrate the day. Make sure to use the hashtag #XJAPANDay2015 in each of your post, don't forget to also mention X Japan member's official SNS account to make them recognize the event!

The date of the celebration day is 21st April (Japan Standard Time), which marks the release date of X Japan major debut album, "Blue Blood".

You may discuss about any kind of idea you would like to have to celebrate the event with your fellow X-Freaks friends from the same country as yours in this page too.

and please, keep the discussion (and the celebration) light and fun, because that's what we wanted to do in this event, to have fun! :)

Invite your fellow X JAPAN fan friends to this event, and enjoy the celebration! :D

PS: If you want to help translating this event info into your language, please kindly inform us! We'll update the event info with every translation possible!

See you on April 21st! We are X !!

from: https://www.facebook.com/events/972191169479967/

Pretty cool if anyone's looking to find some new fandom friends

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General chat / X Japan's "Brand"
« on: April 16, 2015, 09:48:44 AM »
So we all know that X Japan paved a genre through their look and music, but what about the little things that are directly identified as X Japan-isms? I watched Yoshiki's appearance at the 2015 New Economy Summit where he had a conversation with former ambassador of Japan, John Roos, and the topic of branding was brought up. Since then, I've been thinking about X Japan's image and how truly successfully they've branded themselves as a stand-out band, not only through their music and crazy appearances, but through their signature moves you see in their lives.

For reference, a definition of branding is
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Definition: The marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products .

X Japan has the "X" Jump, the "X" hand symbol, the "WE ARE!" shout out, roses that have become a symbol of Yoshiki which are thrown into the audience, the fire extinguisher during Orgasm and even the water that Yoshiki places on his drum set that explodes all over the place during his solos and other moments. Those last two things aren't as defining to the band overall as they are to a song specifically but they're prominent parts of the show.

I just think it's very cool that they have these unique things that identify them solely. It's really branded them into performance rock musicians instead of simply musicians, despite being so acclaimed for their music as well.

What are your guys' thoughts? Am I leaving any of their 'moves' or 'signatures' out?

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