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Zeiram



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:15 pm Reply with quote
Jimmy!!! lmao

not the error, but him!! what a joke, but you know what? Awesome, can't wait to hear japanese music on our charts, they even do rap, r&b better than we do (i dun mean to sound obvious).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:38 pm Reply with quote
The "Yata" guys were on Jimmy Kimmell a while back.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:39 pm Reply with quote
I'm so sure they make better rap than the country that invented it. Rolling Eyes

I can't wait for the East Coast tour, but I'm afraid I'll be there with a bunch of children.

Damn Cartoon Network...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:05 pm Reply with quote
Don't forget, you have to get fans while they're young. I first got exposed to Jpop off of Gundam Wing with some of the songs by Two-Mix.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:21 pm Reply with quote
I wanna see them in San Francisco if they aren't sold out by the time I can afford tickets. >_>


GATSU wrote:
The "Yata" guys were on Jimmy Kimmell a while back.


o_O Happatai was on American TV? Seriously? Wow.
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sinistertaco



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:17 pm Reply with quote
AzuNinja wrote:
I'm so sure they make better rap than the country that invented it. Rolling Eyes

I can't wait for the East Coast tour, but I'm afraid I'll be there with a bunch of children.

Damn Cartoon Network...


From a shear creative aspect, mainstream-American rap has degenerated into absolute garbage.

So I'd certainley believe some country somewhere is doing more interesting things with it as a style than America currently is. I don't listen to Japanese rap so I can't say if its them or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:22 pm Reply with quote
I wanted to see them when they played with watashi wa but it was no where near me. And then the guys had to break up on me Anime cry









Rap, just isn't good...
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MDawg957



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:00 pm Reply with quote
Michi wrote:
I wanna see them in San Francisco if they aren't sold out by the time I can afford tickets. >_>


GATSU wrote:
The "Yata" guys were on Jimmy Kimmell a while back.


o_O Happatai was on American TV? Seriously? Wow.
It happened and http://www.mit.edu/​people/​patil/​yatta.​html has the video. Funny to see it with real subtitles nad not the flash video's made up ones.[/url]
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Darkness©



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:21 pm Reply with quote
Blargh....Why do they get to have a performance on TV, much more a performance on a massive network such as ABC?


They're not a bad band, I just don't think they should be getting all this publicity just for doing the opening theme to an american Anime.

Heck, the Pillows did the Music for FLCL, (Which IMO, is a lot better than Teen Titans) And I don't see them with their own TV show or a TV performance. Adding to this fact, I know a lot more people that would rather listen to the Pillows rather than Puffy Ami Yumi.


.....Are you catching my drift?

I just think that CN has greatly exagerated their popularity...They're NOT Japan's "Biggest Pop-stars" like they seem to think, and I think that's the main thing that's confused many people....
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mrhomiec



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:27 pm Reply with quote
yay! awesome! they're coming to Tempe. i'm soo goin.
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cyrax777



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:52 pm Reply with quote
mrhomiec wrote:
yay! awesome! they're coming to Tempe. i'm soo goin.
hell yeah and its only 22 bucks a pop wh00t.
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Haru to Ashura



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:59 pm Reply with quote
sinistertaco wrote:
AzuNinja wrote:
I'm so sure they make better rap than the country that invented it. :roll:

I can't wait for the East Coast tour, but I'm afraid I'll be there with a bunch of children.

Damn Cartoon Network...


From a shear creative aspect, mainstream-American rap has degenerated into absolute garbage.

So I'd certainley believe some country somewhere is doing more interesting things with it as a style than America currently is. I don't listen to Japanese rap so I can't say if its them or not.


Agreed, excluding the Beastie Boys, American rap is decomposing. And I mean that in literal sense.

I'm not much for Japanese rap though, I enjoy Korean rap more, it works well with their language. Two of Korea's biggest rappers are playing in LA this April at the Hollywood Bowl, I hope I can go! :D

I'm not entirely happy with how their bringing Japanese music here, because they're only bringing music, for the most part, that's associated with anime. Think of all those poor other...better...artists. :)

edit: Hmm, just looking at the article a bit longer, they're playing in my city...not really worth seeing though.

Darkness, lol, I completly agree with you. CN's marketing has got to be the dumbest thing ever. "Hey! Let's make a show based off of the popularity of a foreign band that can't even sell out Gackt!"
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blackjack22



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:41 pm Reply with quote
Actually, at one time, Puffy WERE able to outsell Gackt, and Gackt is still big now, although not as big as Puffy were in their heyday. So it's unfair to compare those two at the moment. Also, you have to realize Puffy has been around for about 10 years now, and they're just lucky to still be around in the very fickle jmusic business at all. So yes, their popularity has dropped drastically since 97 or so, but that's to be expected. I don't think you'll still be seeing gackt around in 5-10 years or so.
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mrhomiec



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:43 pm Reply with quote
Darkness© wrote:
Heck, the Pillows did the Music for FLCL, (Which IMO, is a lot better than Teen Titans) And I don't see them with their own TV show or a TV performance. Adding to this fact, I know a lot more people that would rather listen to the Pillows rather than Puffy Ami Yumi.

aren't The Pillows touring California sometime in the spring? but yea, i agree, The Pillows are better, but hey. i don't care, i like them both. =P
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Haru to Ashura



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:52 pm Reply with quote
blackjack22 wrote:
Actually, at one time, Puffy WERE able to outsell Gackt, and Gackt is still big now, although not as big as Puffy were in their heyday. So it's unfair to compare those two at the moment. Also, you have to realize Puffy has been around for about 10 years now, and they're just lucky to still be around in the very fickle jmusic business at all. So yes, their popularity has dropped drastically since 97 or so, but that's to be expected. I don't think you'll still be seeing gackt around in 5-10 years or so.


True, but the thing is, the CN show wasn't even in production until after their drastic fall from popularity, which still leads back to the fact that CN marketing is quite strange. If you count his time w/ Malice Mizer, Gackt's been around for quite some time too, but I'm not sure how long. 10 years really isn't that long in the music business. After all, how long have the Bz's been around? Luna Sea members and now all of their new projects? Or on this side of the world, U2, the Beastie Boys, Guns and Roses/Velvet Revolver, and sadly enough, Cher?
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