History Music / MaliceMizer

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* CloudCuckooLander: Közi wanders in and out of this as he pleases.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Közi wanders in and out of this as he pleases.
29th Sep '15 2:19:33 PM Exxolon
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-->--Music/LuciferLusciousViolenoue
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19th Jul '15 8:55:43 AM spirasen
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-->--LuciferLusciousViolenoue

For a band that were active for just nine years, VisualKei outfit Malice Mizer endured a rather turbulent existence. Founded in the summer of 1992 by guitarists Mana and Közi, they languished in relative obscurity until 1995 when recently-departed frontman Tetsu was replaced by a little-known singer named {{Gackt}}. Their breakthrough album ''Voyage ~Sans Retour~'' followed in 1996, released through Mana's own Midi:Nette label, and landed them a deal with major label Nippon Columbia. Their 1998 release ''Merveilles'' peaked at #2 on the Oricon Albums chart, spawned a run of hit singles, and a sold-out national tour, including a two-night run at the legendary Budokan arena. Alas, what looked to be the fairytale beginning to a long (and lucrative) career wasn't to last. On January 1st, 1999, Gackt announced his departure from the band. This forced the group to leave the Nippon Columbia label, but there was worse still to come, with the sudden death of long-time drummer Kami from a brain hemorrhage in June that year. He would never be officially replaced.

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-->--LuciferLusciousViolenoue

-->--Music/LuciferLusciousViolenoue

For a band that were active for just nine years, VisualKei outfit Malice Mizer endured a rather turbulent existence. Founded in the summer of 1992 by guitarists Mana and Közi, they languished in relative obscurity until 1995 when recently-departed frontman Tetsu was replaced by a little-known singer named {{Gackt}}.Creator/{{Gackt}}. Their breakthrough album ''Voyage ~Sans Retour~'' followed in 1996, released through Mana's own Midi:Nette label, and landed them a deal with major label Nippon Columbia. Their 1998 release ''Merveilles'' peaked at #2 on the Oricon Albums chart, spawned a run of hit singles, and a sold-out national tour, including a two-night run at the legendary Budokan arena. Alas, what looked to be the fairytale beginning to a long (and lucrative) career wasn't to last. On January 1st, 1999, Gackt announced his departure from the band. This forced the group to leave the Nippon Columbia label, but there was worse still to come, with the sudden death of long-time drummer Kami from a brain hemorrhage in June that year. He would never be officially replaced.



The band's musical style followed much the same pattern. Originally a Darkwave band, they lost all sense of genre with ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' and ''Merveilles'', liberally mixing their Darkwave sound with elements of pop, electronica, classical, and industrial metal. Things stabilized somewhat with ''Bara no Seidou'', but remained eclectic, mixing heavily distorted guitars and vocals with female sopranos and extended organ and harpischord solos.

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The band's musical style followed much the same pattern. Originally a Darkwave DarkWave band, they lost all sense of genre with ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' and ''Merveilles'', liberally mixing their Darkwave sound with elements of pop, electronica, classical, [[JapanesePopMusic pop]], [[ElectronicMusic electronica]], [[ClassicalMusic classical]], and industrial metal.{{industrial metal}}. Things stabilized somewhat with ''Bara no Seidou'', but remained eclectic, mixing heavily distorted guitars and vocals with female sopranos and extended organ and harpischord solos.



* {{Gackt}} - vocals, piano (1995-1999)

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* {{Gackt}} Music/{{Gackt}} - vocals, piano (1995-1999)



* ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' (1996)

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* ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' ~Sans Retour~'' (1996)




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* BreakupBreakout: {{Gackt}}. Mana, Közi and Klaha have all enjoyed varying degrees of success since the band's demise, but their accomplishments are dwarfed by Gackt's, who has gone on to become one of Japan's biggest-selling artists.

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* BreakupBreakout: {{Gackt}}. Gackt. Mana, Közi and Klaha have all enjoyed varying degrees of success since the band's demise, but their accomplishments are dwarfed by Gackt's, who has gone on to become one of Japan's UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s biggest-selling artists.



* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Not always a trenchcoat, but when offstage, Mana does have a certain look that could be described as 'Spy-chic'.

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* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Not always a trenchcoat, but when offstage, Mana does have a certain look that could be described as 'Spy-chic'.'Spy-chic.'



* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion -- he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since the late 90's.
* EvolvingMusic: The backing music, rhythm and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.
* FanNickName: "Mana-sama", Yu~ki as 'The Count'.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion -- he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since the late 90's.
'90s.
* EvolvingMusic: The backing music, rhythm rhythm, and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.
* FanNickName: "Mana-sama", "Mana-sama," and Yu~ki as 'The Count'.Count.'



* MindScrew: N.p.s N.g.s: The lyrics are notoriously difficult to extract a true meaning from, partially because the English half of the song wasn't all that brilliantly translated, resulting in a minor case of WordSaladLyrics. This is complicated further by the best known live performance, in which the members dress up in WW2 regalia and fly the Imperial Japanese flag across the stage, despite the fact that the song doesn't contain any lines that undeniably refer to war (although it does admittedly have a few that could be interpreted as such). Also ''Gekka no Yasoukyoku'' (Lyrical subject: Man finds clowns, clowns are cursed lovers, clowns come temporarily to life) and many of the Merveilles era music videos.

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* MindScrew: N."N.p.s N.g.s: s:" The lyrics are notoriously difficult to extract a true meaning from, partially because the English half of the song wasn't all that brilliantly translated, resulting in a minor case of WordSaladLyrics. This is complicated further by the best known live performance, in which the members dress up in WW2 regalia and fly the Imperial Japanese flag across the stage, despite the fact that the song doesn't contain any lines that undeniably refer to war (although it does admittedly have a few that could be interpreted as such). Also ''Gekka "Gekka no Yasoukyoku'' Yasoukyoku" (Lyrical subject: Man finds clowns, clowns are cursed lovers, clowns come temporarily to life) and many of the Merveilles ''Merveilles'' era music videos.



* ObligatoryBondageSong: Illuminati.

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: Illuminati."Illuminati."



* TheBandMinusTheFace: Despite not being a founder, {{Gackt}} was immensely popular amongst the fans, and his departure prompted their departure from the Nippon Columbia label.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Despite not being a founder, {{Gackt}} Gackt was immensely popular amongst the fans, and his departure prompted their departure from the Nippon Columbia label.
14th Mar '15 5:07:25 PM tenryufan
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kami.



* CreativeDifferences: Tetsu's departure appears to be a rare case of genuine creative differences (he wasn't wild about being in a Visual Kei band).
* CreatorBreakdown: Kami's sudden death in 1999 is speculated to be the inspiration behind the notably darker tone of '''Bara no Seidou'''.



* OneOfUs: Gackt (Has been known to cosplay), Mana (a gamer), and Klaha (apparently a touch socially awkward).
9th Feb '15 7:40:56 PM SmytheOrdo
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* SopranoAndGravel: Most of their last album consists of this.
27th Dec '14 5:22:01 PM spirasen
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For a band that were active for just nine years, VisualKei outfit Malice Mizer endured a rather turbulent existence. Founded in the summer of 1992 by guitarists Mana and Közi, they languished in relative obscurity until 1995 when recently-departed frontman Tetsu was replaced by a little-known singer named {{Gackt}}. Their breakthrough album ''Voyage ~Sans Retour~'' followed in 1996, released through Mana's own Midi:Nette label, and landed them a deal with major label Nippon Columbia. Their 1998 release ''Merveilles'' peaked at #2 on the Oricon Albums chart, spawned a run of hit singles, and a sold-out national tour, including a two-night run at the legendary Budokan arena. Alas, what looked to be the fairytale beginning to a long (and lucrative) career wasn't to last. On January 1st, 1999, Gackt announced his departure from the band. This forced the group to leave the Nippon Columbia label, but there was worse still to come, with the sudden death of long-time drummer Kami from a brain hemorrage in June that year. He would never be officially replaced.

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For a band that were active for just nine years, VisualKei outfit Malice Mizer endured a rather turbulent existence. Founded in the summer of 1992 by guitarists Mana and Közi, they languished in relative obscurity until 1995 when recently-departed frontman Tetsu was replaced by a little-known singer named {{Gackt}}. Their breakthrough album ''Voyage ~Sans Retour~'' followed in 1996, released through Mana's own Midi:Nette label, and landed them a deal with major label Nippon Columbia. Their 1998 release ''Merveilles'' peaked at #2 on the Oricon Albums chart, spawned a run of hit singles, and a sold-out national tour, including a two-night run at the legendary Budokan arena. Alas, what looked to be the fairytale beginning to a long (and lucrative) career wasn't to last. On January 1st, 1999, Gackt announced his departure from the band. This forced the group to leave the Nippon Columbia label, but there was worse still to come, with the sudden death of long-time drummer Kami from a brain hemorrage hemorrhage in June that year. He would never be officially replaced.



The band's musical style followed much the same pattern. Originally a Darkwave band, they lost all sense of genre with ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' and ''Merveilles'', liberally mixing their Darkwave sound with elements of pop, electronica, classical, and industrial metal. Things stabilized somewhat with ''Bara no Seidou'', but remained ecletic, mixing heavily distorted guitars and vocals with female sopranos and extended organ and harpischord solos.

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The band's musical style followed much the same pattern. Originally a Darkwave band, they lost all sense of genre with ''Voyage ~sans retour~'' and ''Merveilles'', liberally mixing their Darkwave sound with elements of pop, electronica, classical, and industrial metal. Things stabilized somewhat with ''Bara no Seidou'', but remained ecletic, eclectic, mixing heavily distorted guitars and vocals with female sopranos and extended organ and harpischord solos.



* {{Gackt}} - vocals, piano (1995-1999)
* Tetsu - vocals (1992-1994)

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* {{Gackt}} - vocals, piano (1995-1999)
(1995-1999)
* Tetsu - vocals (1992-1994) (1992-1994)




* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kami.

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* AttractiveBentGender: Mana. If you didn't know he wasn't a woman, you would never be able to tell. Not helped by the fact that you don't often get a chance to hear his voice.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kami.



* CloudCuckooLander: Közi wanders in and out of this as he pleases.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Not always a trenchcoat, but when Offstage Mana does have a certain look that could be described as 'Spy-chic'
* ColorCodedCharacters: Although costumes varied greatly, each of the members stuck to a certain color. Mana's was blue, Kami's was pink, Közi mostly wore red, and Yu~ki dressed in yellow or orange. Gackt's color never quite settled, but he was often in black.
* CreativeDifferences: Tetsu's departure appears to be a rare case of genuine creative differences (he wasn't wild about being in a Visual Kei band).

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* CloudCuckooLander: Közi wanders in and out of this as he pleases.
pleases.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Not always a trenchcoat, but when Offstage offstage, Mana does have a certain look that could be described as 'Spy-chic'
'Spy-chic'.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Although costumes varied greatly, each of the members stuck to a certain color. Mana's was blue, Kami's was pink, Közi mostly wore red, and Yu~ki dressed in yellow or orange. Gackt's color never quite settled, but he was often in black.
black.
* CreativeDifferences: Tetsu's departure appears to be a rare case of genuine creative differences (he wasn't wild about being in a Visual Kei band).



* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion - he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since the late 90's.
* EvolvingMusic: The backing music, rhythm and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.

to:

* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion - -- he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since the late 90's.
* EvolvingMusic: The backing music, rhythm and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.



* GenreBusting: The members all had different styles. It showed.
* GratuitousEnglish: Some of the lyrics and song names.
* GratuitousFrench: the band name is derived from French, as are some of the album and song names.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Enough of them to clothe a small country.
* IndustrialMetal: Their final album
* MindScrew: Nps Ngs. The lyrics are notoriously difficult to extract a true meaning from, partially because the English half of the song wasn't all that brilliantly translated, resulting in a minor case of WordSaladLyrics. This is complicated further by the best known live performance, in which the members dress up in WW2 regalia and fly the Imperial Japanese flag across the stage, despite the fact that the song doesn't contain any lines that undeniably refer to war (although it does admittedly have a few that could be interpreted as such). Also ''Gekka no Yasoukyoku'' (Lyrical subject: Man finds clowns, clowns are cursed lovers, clowns come temporarily to life) and many of the Merveilles era music videos.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: what led to the GenreBusting.

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* GenreBusting: The members all had different styles. It showed.
showed.
* GratuitousEnglish: Some of the lyrics and song names.
names.
* GratuitousFrench: the The band name is derived from French, as are some of the album and song names.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Enough of them to clothe a small country.
country.
* IndustrialMetal: Their final album
album.
* MindScrew: Nps Ngs. N.p.s N.g.s: The lyrics are notoriously difficult to extract a true meaning from, partially because the English half of the song wasn't all that brilliantly translated, resulting in a minor case of WordSaladLyrics. This is complicated further by the best known live performance, in which the members dress up in WW2 regalia and fly the Imperial Japanese flag across the stage, despite the fact that the song doesn't contain any lines that undeniably refer to war (although it does admittedly have a few that could be interpreted as such). Also ''Gekka no Yasoukyoku'' (Lyrical subject: Man finds clowns, clowns are cursed lovers, clowns come temporarily to life) and many of the Merveilles era music videos.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: what What led to the GenreBusting.



* ObligatoryBondageSong: Illuminati.
* OneOfUs: Gackt (Has been known to cosplay), Mana (a gamer), and Klaha (apparently a touch socially awkward)
* RapunzelHair: Half the band in the early years, but Kami is best known for it.
* RockMeAmadeus: If people could have personal tropes, this would be Mana's. A lot of the music he wrote for Malice Mizer- especially in the final album- feature classical excerpts. This trope is also heavily present in Moi dix Mois.

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: Illuminati.
Illuminati.
* OneOfUs: Gackt (Has been known to cosplay), Mana (a gamer), and Klaha (apparently a touch socially awkward)
awkward).
* RapunzelHair: Half the band in the early years, but Kami is best known for it.
it.
* RockMeAmadeus: If people could have personal tropes, this would be Mana's. A lot of the music he wrote for Malice Mizer- Mizer -- especially in the final album- album -- feature classical excerpts. This trope is also heavily present in Moi dix Mois.



* TheStoic: Mana. Also see TheVoiceless.

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* TheStoic: Mana. Also see TheVoiceless.



* AttractiveBentGender: Mana. If you didn't know he wasn't a woman, you would never be able to tell. Not helped by the fact that you don't often get a chance to hear his voice.
11th Nov '14 9:13:56 PM spirasen
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* TheVoiceless: Whether its because he doesn't want his man's voice to mess up his image or whether he just thought it would be a cool idea is anyone's guess, but throughout his career Mana has refused to speak or emote in public, maintaining a fully blank facial expression and communicating mostly by whispering what he wants to say into the ear of the person next to him, who then translates. Not counting the occasions in which he has provided distorted backing vocals, he has only ever slipped up twice.

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* TheVoiceless: Whether its it's because he doesn't want his man's voice to mess up his image or whether he just thought it would be a cool idea is anyone's guess, but throughout his career Mana has refused to speak or emote in public, maintaining a fully blank facial expression and communicating mostly by whispering what he wants to say into the ear of the person next to him, who then translates. Not counting the occasions in which he has provided distorted backing vocals, he has only ever slipped up twice.
11th Nov '14 9:11:19 PM spirasen
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* EvolvingMusic: the backing music, rhythm and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.

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* EvolvingMusic: the The backing music, rhythm and occasionally even the lyrics of Tetsu era songs have been changed to accomodate Gackt or Klaha's vocals for live performances.
11th Nov '14 9:10:00 PM spirasen
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* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion - he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since he late 90's.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Mana's widely credited with helping launch this particular brand of fashion - he owns one of the more popular EGL clothing companies, and he has had it since he the late 90's.
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