So I thought I’d make a thread for the true kings of Vkei: Kote-Osa bands from the 2000’s.
For those who don’t know, Kote-Osa was the general type of Visual Kei popular between the years of 2001 and 2007, and declined until it’s sole remaining bands were R-Shitei and GossiP. Kote-Osa, like the name suggests, brings together influences from both Kote-Kei and Oshare-Kei, but also even from fringe Vkei. Early Gazetto and Ayabie, for example, had some minor Guruguru Eigakan influences. Bands from this era are said to include: The GazettE (early, now just regular Vkei), Ayabie (early, now Oshare-Kei), DEViL KiTTY, early Kiryu, Cuartet, Panic Channel, Phantasmagoria and KuRt
Here are some of my favorite Kote-Osa bands.