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Japanese bands that are popular in Poland.

Cheery 10 | 126  
23 Nov 2008 /  #1
A band that comes to mind that has performed in the country is Eve of Destiny.. and I have heard that there are VK shows in Poland. I wonder if any bands achieved any status there.
tomek - | 134  
23 Nov 2008 /  #2
I dont know of any popular in Poland, but a girlfriend of mine used to listen to Lolita No.18 they make some girly-punk musik and I saw "Melt Banana" once life and liked it - speedy punky stuff. "tike take hühner kacke"-lyrics but very nice agressive sound
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
13 Dec 2008 /  #3
the one and only japanese band that i know is DEFILED:

technical brutal death metal. smth like canadian Gorguts and Cryptopsy
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Dec 2008 /  #4
"Melt Banana"

That name brings back memories... of the band fortunately.
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
13 Dec 2008 /  #5
I cannot stand Technical Metal...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
14 Dec 2008 /  #6
funny that i used to be into japanese music when i was a teenager. x-japan, miyavi, dir en grey, kagerou, shiina ringo just to name a few. ahh this brings back memories ;)
Switezianka - | 463  
14 Dec 2008 /  #7
There are some fans of Malice Mizer and Mois-Dix-Moi in Poland.

Mana rules!!!!
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
14 Dec 2008 /  #8
Right.. I miss Velvet Eden. .. Now Dada writes crappy Dir en Grey doujinshi. Damn I hate Dir en Grey..
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
15 Dec 2008 /  #9
Dunno if they are (/where) popular in PL, but they do rock! =)

(At the moment Puppypet doesn't exist anymore.)

Offtopic: maybe you find it interesting, there is a film called "Avalon". It's some sort of "real-life anime" and the protagonist Ash is based on the girl from Ghost in the Shell.
aki 3 | 17  
15 Dec 2008 /  #10
I have lived in Japan for years yet I don't recognise any of those Japanese bands mentioned.
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
15 Dec 2008 /  #11
there is a film called "Avalon". It's some sort of "real-life anime" and the protagonist Ash is based on the girl from Ghost in the Shell.

I can never find that blasted film...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Dec 2008 /  #12
i've seen avalon, it was meant to be dubbed in japanese so the polish actors were like yadda yadda and then the producer decided to keep the polish dialogue so that made it sound pretty unprofessional. i've found it rather boring.

by the way, this is quite interesting to me, have any of the polish members here ever read/bought the kawaii or mangazyn magazines?? ;)
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
15 Dec 2008 /  #13
i've found it rather boring.

Mamoru Oshii is known to direct things that often come off as boring to some degree... Ghost in the Shell was no exception...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Dec 2008 /  #14
yeah never really warmed up to GitS, although it is a classic. i remember there was quite a bit of a fuss in Poland over a cover of one of those manga magazines featuring the naked major Kusanagi. mothers and fathers were going on about their disgust, it was quite funny. i think m&a pretty much died out in Poland now.
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
15 Dec 2008 /  #15
Anime and Manga are quite dead altogether; they're repeating their selves.. The one recent manga that I thought was actually really good and original is 'DOGS: Bullets & Carnage'. There were fan made scanlations going for a while, but now it is finally being officially translated into English.. hopefully not getting toned down because it is a graphic seinen.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Dec 2008 /  #16
yeah many things get lost in translation or they simply get censored. i used to love it cos it was quite difficult to get a few years backin pl, and it was always so different and special. more of a fan of girly stuff or yaoi i am, well, used to be don't have time anymore.
OP Cheery 10 | 126  
15 Dec 2008 /  #17
Not everything gets censored, it depends on what Publisher localises it.
I'll mention Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon.. I know it is girly shojo and all, but the original story was really good and I enjoyed it, even the 'Another Story' RPG and damn I loved the CAVE beat em up (superiour to Final Fight imo). The Anime changed the story a bit, but it was also quite good... but then it was localised by Americans who totally blew it all to shite.. Cut entire scenes deemed 'unsuitable', placed in stupid 'educational' themes.. they of course cut out Uranus and Neptune being lesbians...

I'm strictly into seinen now...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
16 Dec 2008 /  #18
sailor moon woohoo i love it! :D reminds me so much of childhood. i think they haven't done too bad of a job with it in pl actually. saw the original japanese series all seasons and the movies with eng subtitles for £100, anyone feeling generous enough to get me that for xmas? please?? yes??? lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
16 Dec 2008 /  #19
Here you go Justy,

Sailor Moon with a super song from the Lost Boys soundtrack.
Yoshi - | 60  
16 Dec 2008 /  #21
I grew up in Tokyo, but I have no idea about the bands mentioned in this thread.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
16 Dec 2008 /  #22
that doesn't make u look very good then does it lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
16 Dec 2008 /  #23
Yoshi probably knows Japanese Yellow Monkey and X. They were 2 very popular bands in Japan a few years ago.
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
16 Dec 2008 /  #24
I found Avalon a bit boring as well. Although I'd like the atmosphere, the colours, loneliness, Ash' glasses, the cooking scene (I used that one to improve my "cutting skills" :P) and the final with the opera.

I never was quite into mangas/anime, but a while ago I discovered Ghibli and it really caught me. Never thought I would still like anime series at my age. ;)

My favourites: Spirited Away, Tonari no Totoro and Howls Castle. I could recommend those!

Some more offtopic, but still interesting parts of Japanese culture. :D
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
16 Dec 2008 /  #25
this is quite amusing

japanese vending machine costume (to blend into the background if you think you're being followed, no joke!)

post box costume in a backpack for kids, can't tell which is the post box and which is the kid, 'mazing!

gotta love the Nihon-jins...
blaze022 - | 7  
6 Jan 2009 /  #26
How about MOVE
or fay wong?

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