The Visual Kei Podcast

The Visual Kei Podcast

Hey everyone, it’s been a while!

I thought I’d drop by to tell you all about the podcast that we are doing. It’s hosted by me and @Disposan and produced/edited by @Plant, who also participates and plays the average fan to tone down the nerdiness dial a bit and ask us questions on things we might need to clarify.

We’ve produced three episodes so far, aiming for a new release every other Sunday, with a quiz over at the Rarezhut discord in the weeks in between.

We’re basically planning on covering all aspects of the fandom in a sort of loose round table discussion style along with the occasional guests, so far we’ve had Biopanda and Jigsaw on.

We’ve covered “What is Visual Kei?” in episode one, Some notable 1980s proto-VK bands in episode two, in and the most recent one we cover Malice Mizer. It’s personally my favourite out of the bunch so far but they’re all worth a listen if you enjoy hearing some casual discussions on VK with funny anecdotes and random tangents sprinkled in for good measure.

Here’s some links:

On YouTube:
Ep #1:
Ep #2:
Ep #3:

Our twitter:

Would love to get some feedback from you all if possible!


Cool, I’ll be listening along for sure.

The first ep has the usual growing pains of awkward pauses and transitions but I imagine these will get smoothed out as you get comfortable with the medium. It was fun to listen to some people that got into VK about the same time I did (way before YouTube or any one-stop-shop for VK info) chat about the beginnings of the scene and their relationships to it.


Lmao tell me about it. We did like, four different demo sessions before doing the first episode and still there’s noticeable improvements in the small details episode-by-episode. That latest one is the only one that I’m really satisfied with, and I’m kind of stoked already to put out the next one.

I liked your car reviews from back in the days by the way.


We don’t mean to necro this thread every time something new comes up, but I’ll do it just once:

Episode 4 is out and it’s about Dir en grey’s indies period + a few words on La:Sadie’s and Oboro


Hi! Do you at the very least tolerate the new Gazette and you’d like to talk about MASS in public once it comes out? Shoot us a DM and we’ll see what we can do, because we’re looking for someone to balance out the opinion, since as it stands now two out of the three of the hosts think Gazette peaked when they were on Eternal.

Also, there’s a new episode out and it’s almost 90 minutes just on deg’s GAUZE + anecdotes from the 2014 tour :V


Hey, this is a really good idea! Definitely checking it out.

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Hi if you didn’t listen to it already and you loved Retsu journey from a D.I.D roadie into an international lawsuit held under jurisdiction of the JRO court, you can peep the latest episode here

If you didn’t hate it, you can also follow us here for new eps and stuff we really appreciate even a sympathy follow

If you want to hear us cover something, feel free to drop a suggestion here, and obviously any feedback is appreciated, but be gentle please


The history of NAZARE would be interesting to hear about. They were one of the top bands in the four years they were around before Mio had to retire. The gaijin fan base also seemed to have a rivalry with DIMLIM until, well, you know.


I am a bit late for it. But i am protesting against the “random” bands Dimlim played with at Hosei University.
Prompts, a crowd of rebellion and sokoinaru are names you will come across quite a lot if you fet into the non-VK metal/metalcore scene.
From what i know, Dimlim was actually the kinda more random band.


I’m not going to speak for Dispo but I think he meant random in the context of VK, and was trying to be funny on top of that. I’ve heard two of those band names in the past so despite not being a fan of j-indie I assume they’re pretty popular.

The word random kinda down talked those bands, especially for a free event
(Which is by the way only attendable by students of the university)
Let me give you and example

Prompts had a random VK band perform on their outerscape tour
Prompts had Dexcore perform on their outerscape tour

Maybe its nitpicking, but a lot of VK fans have a habit of downtalking any non-VK bands.

Also Dimlim was not a VK band at that point anymore. So the VK point of view is kinda difficult in that moment, at least thats my opinion.

Do you guys keep it pretty close knit in terms of who you have on the podcast? I know it’s probably not ideal to just let anyone on, but I was curious