Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool
Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.
Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?
Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?
Panda Cubed introduced me to Versailles and I was quickly addicted. They are a gothic metal band with very nice vocals and excellent sound. A lot of the sound is inherited from the guitar god Hizaki although Teru is no slouch. If you like bands such as Dream Theater you should like them. Versailles has a strong Vampiric feeling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5827EPsAOis The Revenant Choir
Wow I just found this new video they released (wonderful). Check out the guitar work!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjcZ_Pi20Y Ascendead Master
Now this will probably come as a bit of a shocker unless you are familiar with Japanese Visual Kei, but there are no women in the band. This is not a gay thing, this is more of a theatrical thing a bit like Marilyn Manson.
I will give Hizaki his own seperate write up so let me give you some videos to spike your interest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7gzrEHi44c Aristocrats Symphony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQZsaA9NWAc Shout & Bites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V51o89D4zYk The Love From A Dead Orchestra
Two new songs (no video):
In recent news Jasmine You Died suddenly. He got sick and died within a few weeks. I haven't heard any reason as to how. The band is poised to release a new album in February and is expected to have a tour shortly thereafter.
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