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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2004|01:37 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!
[music |"Words of Love" - by hyde]

Just joined and just saying hi (^_^)
what an great idea for a community *
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2004|12:11 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Giniro no Shi by Kra]

So sorry to plug this... But I really hope people will take a chance to look this over who don't have plans during X-mas break...

Psycho le Cemu Japan Tour PackageCollapse )

I really would like to go and would hate for it to be canceled due to lack of people going. So just trying to advertise it a little more. Hope people can make it!

- Kei -
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(no subject) [Oct. 26th, 2004|01:00 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

^^; Hi, I`m Ali. Just thought I`d pass this on for all you hide fans. . .

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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2004|03:56 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!
[mood |okayokay]
[music |Janne Da Arc - Fake]

Well, well, hiyo everyone!
I'm Kiri (or Kari), I'm currently 16. ^^ will be 17 in Feb.
I've liked jrock since December 03. Usually we go to Mexico around then but that year we weren't going cause I had to undergo some operation o.O(while at the hospital I kept humming Cage xD I couldn't get it out of my head!) well I was bored so I was on the interenet when I saw the name Dir en grey. Now I've seen that name posted before in many anime forums (I was on A4). So I was curious. I downloaded a few songs and was amazed, they sounded sooo good! I can't remember what song made me say that. I think it was Cage or Mask. None-the-less, I loved it. So I wanted to see what they looked like.
Keep in mind, this was all new to me. I never even listened to any music at all, only whatever was on KISS FM. So it was...a shock when I saw their picture. I thought they looked awful strange but I still liked their music and kept listening to it. Later I found out about Gackt (another popular on the forums) which lead to Malice Mizer, and then I just made searches on my own.
Currently I'm stuck on Pierrot ^^
The SID concert was my first concert, and it was just wow. I did not expect anything like it, it was so much fun.
There should be a jrockcon in the midwest, I doubt I'd be able to go to California in November, as much as I wanted to.
I'm planning on cosplaying jrock and egl, hopefully at ACen 05, but then I'd have to get started very soon.
Jeez I don't have anything else to contribute.
Uhh...that's it!
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Jrock Meetup @ Mitsuwa! [Oct. 11th, 2004|03:46 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |workingworking]
[music |Ma Bue by Kagrra,]

Hello everyone! Just letting you all know we (pata_kun and I) have scheduled a Jrock meetup at Mistuwa in Arlington Heights, IL for Saturday the 16th! 12:00 - 5:00pm.

If you don't know Mitsuwa, it's a Japanese market with a bookstore, music, anime store (which may still be in the process of remodeling...), food court, DDR and ParaPara and other goodies. Tons of fun.

Pata and I also have some announcements to make about Ongaku. We'd like for all of you to help out so please don't miss it!

Also, if anyone wants to volunteer to bring a portable DVD player (since we lack one)... we have a special treat for all of you! Ahem. Can't make a public post about it, but if you were at Acen this past year you should be interested. ^_~

For questions, directions, information, rides, what have you...

Leave a comment or~
Email me at: Kailey_Bladow@yahoo.com
AIM me at: Vkeiri
Email Pata at: Pata_kun@yahoo.com
AIM Pata at: Andou Die

Please tell all your Jrocker friends! There's going to be lots of info going out and networking going down, yo! And of course lots of food and fun! Hope to see you there!

- Kei -
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Ladies and Gentlemen... [Oct. 7th, 2004|10:28 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |touchedtouched]
[music |青 by シド]

I have the pleasure of announcing the two heroines of Acen 2004...
diamond_dust11 and tsuki_ni_seirei
who so selflessly thought to give back to Aki of シド what was stolen from him (or savagely ripped from his neck) by another member of the first concert's audience. If you don't know the whole story or of the events following the incident... its not worth mentioning again. Please ask someone else to fill you in.

To put it simply... may Kari and Caitlin be recognized as the model of a true fan and represent the good in the American Jrock fanbase. After all the horrible incidents of stolen jewelry and other accessories, torn designer kimono, scratched up legs, and utter selfishness, disrespect, and disgrace towards our Japanese guests that weekend... Kari and Caitlin were able to restore some honor and dignity to us all through a very simple guesture. Giving back.

I will personally hold this moment in my heart as a sign that decent fans of Japanese music do exist. (and I will proudly sport it around on my LJ icon so long as Kari an Caitlin don't mind) Please, everyone thank them and always remember the importance of respect.

Kari and Caitlin, I thank you.

- Kei -
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A Development! [Sep. 21st, 2004|10:13 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |happysmiley]
[music |Naked by Chachamaru]

So sorry for the lack of action everyone. But there has been some developments in the crusade for Jrock in America.

Your friendly moderators, Pata and I, are finally planning a new organization here at one of the top Universities in the nation, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan (5 minutes from Grand Rapids). That's right in the heart of the midwest folks, and ony two hours or so from the Chicago area.

You may have seen our beautiful school in the latest issue of Newtype Magazine where its very own anime convention, Jafax, was held. Although this will not be a Jafax event, it will be held in the same lovely area and hopefully provide a place where the Jrock fans, which a large number were found wondering the halls of Jafax this year ultimately lost, can come together and celebrate their true fandom in a convention all their own!

But before we have a summer con event, we need a few meet ups and some members of the club! If you're in the area (you are not required to be enrolled at GVSU) and want to join, send us you're email address and we'll keep you posted on all the developments! So here is the news being posted around campus and Grand Rapids... Help us recruit!

Are you a fan of Japanese and other Asian popular music? Curious? We just might have a club for you! Ongaku is a new Asian music club in the works at the GVSU Allendale campus.

Our goal is to expose, celebrate, and communicate perspectives and history of the Japanese and Asian music industries. To promote cultural diversity in musical tastes and interests, most specifically, but not limited to, the Japanese music scene. We will strive to achieve this goal through screenings, discussions, cultural and musical events, serving as a reliable source of information, and providing a safe and comfortable community for foreign music fans to participate in.

That's the mission statement, but in short, we'll get together, discuss stuff, go to concerts and events, screen concert footage, and generally have a good time and meet other Japanese and Asian music fans. This is NOT an anime or ethnic club--it is for pop culture, entertainment, and the Asian music industry and scene.

We are looking for interested people from GVSU and the area in general. If you're interested and want to be kept posted on our progress and membership information, leave your email address in a comment and we'll be sure to keep you updated. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. Thanks!

Beka (pata_kun@yahoo.com)
Kailey (kailey_bladow@yahoo.com)

Oh and I suppose you're wondering the name? The club is Ongaku. Right straight to the point, kinda obvious and cliche... but it works. As for the name for any sort of con or meet up, that's open for discussion. ^_~

Hope everyone signs up for the newsletter!

- Kei -
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Apology [Aug. 31st, 2004|05:51 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |hungryhungry]

On behalf of the Jrock_crusaders staff, I'd like to apologize for the lack of activity here as of late.

There was a personal emergency and then the wonderful moving into school junk which happened to tie all three of us up in one way or another.

Now that everything is pretty settled, we hope to get back to posting here. However there is noow school upon us as well. XD

Thank you for everyone who has joined and started some awesome conversations!


- Kei -
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Time for roll call... mana_fan present. [Aug. 20th, 2004|06:46 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |T. M. Revolution- destined for...]

Well I just joined. I found this community actually from looking on a thread about Jrock Connection and felt the same as the poster who had the link.

My name is Amie, I have been into Jrock since BLOOD debut in Fanime 2003. I enjoy BLOOD, Camino, Dir en grey, Gackt, Glay, Kagrra, Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois, Psycho le cemu, and X-japan. I don't like one more than the other, they are all excellent in their own styles.

Before my interest in Jrock I was listening to (still am) Classical (not the contemporary classical), Oldies, 60's 70's 80's, adult rock, rock, R&B, rap, some pop/jpop, I love movie themes songs, Portuguese, music, Chinese and some country.

I feel that more bands should come over not just to make me happy, because I can't afford to go to every concert over in Japan, but because it brings diversity into the main stream. I know that these bands are just as good as any bands in US and can use some recognition as an artist.
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Hello all [Aug. 20th, 2004|01:04 pm]
Because Crusading is What We Do!

Well, since I'm s'posta:

I'm Davi! I got into JRock about five years ago when I borrowed Siam Shade IV from a friend. I fell in love with it, and it inspired me. I kept on, getting into X, hide, Dir en grey, Luna Sea, Glay, Dope HEADz, L'Arc en ciel, and Malice Mizer. Time went on and I dug deeper, finding other bands like EllDorado, Duel Jewel, Janne Da Arc, Garden, DOREMI dan, Baroque, Kaggra, Pierrot, MUCC, SID, Kagerou, and Vidoll.

Realy, JRock isn't where my roots lie though. I've always listened to classical music: Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, ect.. I'm fricken in love with Yasunori Mitsuda, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Motoi Sakuraba, and Yuki Kajiura though, as well as Yuki's band See-Saw, A.S.H. who performs Daisuke Ishiwatari's music, Motoi's band Deja Vu, and Yasunori's band Millenial Fair (albeit the latter two only managed to exist for the duration of one CD). Yuki came over here to a con once, and I think it'd be wonderful if composers continued to come over here to do performances as well as JRock bands.

Umm, let's see, I've been playing guitar for about four years and I've been in four years of choral music as well as three years of band. I've recently taken up piano as well, and I've been studying music theory on and off for a few years now.

If you really bothered reading all that and you think I might be interesting enough to speak to, IM me on AIM at CheroHotokegi.

Peace, love, and chopsticks.
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