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Messages - Hyunkel

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hide / Re: hide figure Banpresto
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:34:04 PM »
Oh that's nice !

But the prices are way higher than on AmiAmi for instance...

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Covers / Re: Kurenai - Show-ya cover (all female band)
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:28:52 PM »
I really like it !

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Covers / Re: Kurenai - Show-ya cover (all female band)
« on: June 13, 2019, 05:29:59 PM »
They are great !
And holy sh*t they're in their 50's ?!

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hide / Re: hide figure Banpresto
« on: June 09, 2019, 02:10:16 PM »
Yes 15cm :)

There's also a figure with the Pink Spider clip outfit : https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-045451

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hide / hide figure Banpresto
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:44:26 AM »
Just received this hide figure and I really like it :)

You can find it here : https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-044696

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:27:52 PM »
I think he does not release it simply because he's scared. Fear that it will not be the best album ever.
The great Legacy Band X Japan, with the wonderful Yoshiki released a mediocre album? After all the years of production? Impossible! It has to be great. So do not publish an album as one, which is not the best album in the world.

But those are just my 2 cents

I agree, though it doesn't make much sense considering we already know a huge part (if not the entirety) of the album ; and when you make fans long for more than a decade, you have to know you won't get the "that the best album ever" feedbacks you want to hear.

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:03:36 PM »
So the album is completely done but will not be released yet? Completely paradoxical but very yoshikiish.

However, he might have meant that it will be released at a more convenient time, commercially speaking? (but using Yoshiki's translator so "I don't feel it right now" etc haha)


What is a better time then the weeks before Christmas?

There is not imo. Seems more like typical Y's statement regarding the not-so-new-anymore album.

BUT considering the fact that this quote seems recent maybe this Christmas wasn't conceivable (production, marketing, distribution etc.)

Again, that would only stands if it's actually true that the album is finally done etc.
And it seems he said that a couple months ago, as someone here said, so...

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: November 24, 2018, 11:26:02 AM »
So the album is completely done but will not be released yet? Completely paradoxical but very yoshikiish.

However, he might have meant that it will be released at a more convenient time, commercially speaking? (but using Yoshiki's translator so "I don't feel it right now" etc haha)

Quote from: Joker
two songs with fucking Hyde.

Two? I knew Red Swan, but there is another one?

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General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:57:09 PM »
So about the 3 days concert of last week, any feedbacks? Setlist? New song?

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General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:59:58 PM »
So 3 days of concert in just about 1 month, that's nice ; tickets will disappear real quick I guess ^^

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Offtopic / Re: The Visual Kei Bad Styling Awards 2018
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »
Those threads are so funny ^^ thank you :)

Toshi being a walking fashion faux-pas is so sad and funny at the same time x)

But I like Kamijo's style (and the over-the-top outfits Versailles pulls anyway haha)

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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:47:53 PM »

As for their international aspirations, this is a super interesting topic that could deserve a thread of its own: do X really want to take over the world? I honestly think they do, or at least Yoshiki genuinely does. But I have come to observe that Japanese society is seriously the least pro-international thing ever. The music industry in Japan is so huge and insanely profitable, if you're the average white-collar bloke with zero knowledge of the West and your job is to simply manage a label and make sure everyone makes money, you probably don't see the point in wasting time, money and effort just for the sake of leaving your safe ground. Book a Tokyo Dome concert and tickets sell out in hours, you don't even need to promote it. Commit to a concert abroad and you need to find a venue, convince the local industry big cats, spend a shit-ton of time and money on advertising, PR, promotion, local support, etc, and all you end up with is a fraction of the attendance and of your usual turnover. It's a lot of work for very little material and emotional compensation.

Think about how many sucessful Jap bands akin to X have tried to make it out of their own soft and comfortable four walls? Not many. Most don't even put their stuff up on Spotify and iTunes. In many cases, you can't even buy their records with a foreign address, join their fanclub or buy tickets to go see them in Japan - you need a nice friend over there willing to be your proxy. All things considered, what we get from X is pretty much state-of-the-art Japanese openness. Why does Toshi not write in English on social media, if he obviously can speak it? Probably because his narrow-minded PR folks who manage his online presence for him don't see the point of doing things otherwise. What does the rest of the band think about becoming model world citizens? They probably think it's a cool story, bro, but if The System keeps telling them it's better to stay home in their bunny slippers, they might end up believing it.
THIS! Exactly this. You know I have always wondered when I started listening to J-POP why none of these uber-sucessful artist ever do something like a world tour or why it is so f***** hard to buy a CD of them even though every little kid in Japan knows their name. I was always surprised thinking "Hey they are so damn popular in Japan and actually have quite some oversea fans gained through their enormous image/name. Why don't they do anything at all for these foreign fans? Why do they not want my money?" But really... if you are popular in Japan which has a really big music industry... you really don't need the rest of the world to live a comfortable life. You have to love your international fans a lot to pay that much attention to them. ^^° Because... they really don't need us. :(

That was really interesting to read, it can explains a little bit why the whole situation is what it is. Thanks.

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Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki binges on cheese snacks on TV, snacks sell out
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:06:28 PM »
That was very fun to watch ^^

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General chat / Re: X JAPAN to perform at Coachella?
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:42:14 AM »
Waow that's unexpected and pretty awesome!

Hope Yoshiki is really able to play drums again ^^"

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Toshi / Re: Toshi's fantastic sense of fashion
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:07:20 PM »
And, to be fair, the main fashion faux pas of Toshi right now is the hairstyle!
It was okay from the reunion 'til 2009 I'd say, but since the 2010's I really think he should change style.

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Toshi / Re: Toshi's fantastic sense of fashion
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:36:26 PM »
Well, generally I like Toshi's style :)

But this coat is a no:

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I watch it yesterday and it was awesome!

Funny to see that the best X (Japan) live we got right now is Toshi solo haha

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Toshi / Re: Toshi Live 2015
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:19:47 PM »
Thank you :)

I didn't really follow Toshi's solo works lately.
Of course he doesn't sing Hoh songs any more, thankfully ; it's sad that some beautiful songs were written for such an evil purpose.

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Toshi / Re: Toshi Live 2015
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:11:34 AM »
I too saw that, like on Wowow, the songs' title is at the beginning of each song but since I didn't want to Google each song to see who's the original composer, I hoped someone had it somewhere ^^"

I just watch some parts of this show and it's great :) glad you can enjoy it too

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Toshi / Toshi Live 2015
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:27:04 AM »
Hi all!

Does someone know when precisely was this live and the origin of the songs (there are no setlist on the description, are they all Toshi's songs?)? There're some X Japan (Joker Orgasm or Sadistic Desire (!) for example), there's Heath playing also.

It's nice to watch anyway ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnXySuwzvS4

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:49:02 PM »
If it sounded as in 94, it must have been good ^^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kHXTLO5Ddc

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Covers / Re: Kurenai - Show-ya cover (all female band)
« on: August 05, 2017, 01:46:47 PM »
I like it :)

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General chat / Re: Your New Favorite Song
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:31:03 PM »
I like Hero as the Saint Seiya's movie ending theme, with female vocals. I, for one, don't really like the X Japan's version.

Among the songs in contest here, I'd pick La Venus I think, I like it.

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:48:53 PM »
Drain felt so good to see: Toshi running with the mic's stand, going to the crowd and singing, with the hide back vocals (which was meaningful) and finally dropping the mic involuntary, it was just so nice overall

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General chat / Re: Let's create a big X community - who's in?
« on: July 27, 2017, 06:39:48 PM »
Bon j'passe en MP ça sera plus pratique ;)

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General chat / Re: Let's create a big X community - who's in?
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:44:26 PM »
French fan here! :D

C'est vrai que les sites/forum/groupes sur X Japan (surtout en France) sont peu nombreux :/

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:34:56 PM »
I learnt it while watching the live ; stopped it right away and was like "No way!" and, unfortunately, yes, way...

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 23, 2017, 01:13:32 PM »
I just managed to watch all of it and ahh, my heart. Toshi broke down during longing, bawling like a baby, and I cried my eyes out watching him cry.  :'( Just want to give him a hug. Whatever made him cry, memories, the past or the present, I just hope he got comfort from somebody after the concert.

https://www.facebook.com/XJAPANLIVE/videos/1942779489292976/

It was kind of strange. I mean X Japan's crying and all is also part of the charm of the band but here Toshi didn't even sing (two words at the beginning, barely 2 words in the middle and the final line ; even the crowd stopped singing at some point like "dude we're not gonna sing the whole song" haha, but the beginning with just the crowd singing was nice) and seemed really shaken, broken. Why now? I wonder.

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 22, 2017, 03:12:47 PM »
I didn't know this page, it's nice to upload it this way too

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The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 22, 2017, 12:25:26 PM »
Oh thank you Teemeah!

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