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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[TheSmartGuy YURA-sama]], [[TheBigGuy Seek]], [[TheHero Daishi]], [[TheChick Aya]] and [[TheLancer Lida]].]]

Psycho le Cému (also known as PLC) is a Japanese VisualKei band born in the end of TheNineties and being most famous in the TurnOfTheMillennium. This band enters into Visual Shock classification, but different from other bands, this one uses {{Cosplay}} as their main inspiration, basing on external references of Pop Culture, like anime and video games, but also taking ideas from SuperSentai, Western Fairy Tales and [[Usefulnotes/JourneyToTheWest a classic in Asian literature]].

The group was formed in 1999 releasing a demo album in the same year. In 2000 released ''Kronos'' and ''Risokyu Ryokou Guide Disc'', their first maxi-singles and later their first album in 2001, ''Doppelganger'', all signed by the indie label Limited Records. Then in 2003 Psycho le Cému signed with Nippon Crown getting a big impact in Japan and releasing two albums: ''Frontiers'' and ''Beautiful World'' and a lot of singles. But the success overpassed this country and became [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a big hit in the USA]], mostly because of the {{Cosplay}}, being invited to big events in that country like Pacific Media Expo, Project A-kon, Katsucon and Megacon between 2004 and 2005.

[[PyrrhicVictory But the fame has a price]]. In 2005, Daishi was found guilty of being positive for methamphetamine, [[DrugsAreBad was arrested by Kanagawa police]] and jailed for a year and half. The news was so shocking in Japan that all PLC albums and merchandising were confiscated and the group went into a hiatus until Daishi went out of the jail. After that, in 2006 the group recorded for a last time releasing their last album, ''Epilogue'', and compiled the GreatestHitsAlbum ''Psycho le Cému Best''. Then, the group had a breakup and all their members went for their side projects "Dacco" (YURA-sama and Lida) and "Mix Speakers Inc." (Aya and Seek), as well Daishi went into a solo carrer.

TheEndOrIsIt Well, certainly not. In 2009, Psycho le Cému reunited again with new costumes and a tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of the creation of the group with a concert tour called ''Psycho le Cému 10th Anniversary - Legend of Sword''. And again they did it in 2014 with the 15th anniversary. But this time the group reunited for real, making more costumes, more new songs and the first album since the last one they did in 2006: ''NOW AND THEN ~THE WORLD~'', released in August 2016 in their new label, noneless than [[Creator/WarnerBrosRecords Warner Music Japan]]. AndTheAdventureContinues...

Psycho le Cému has their website back, just called as [[http://psycholecemu.com PsychoLeCemu.com]], as well now have official accounts in [[https://www.youtube.com/user/PSYCHOLECEMUch YouTube]] and [[https://twitter.com/PLC_official Twitter]] ([[BadExportForYou all in Japanese, sadly]]). Not to mention the article of the group in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycho_le_C%C3%A9mu The Other Wiki]] as well the fanpage [[http://web.archive.org/web/20120204102733/http://www.supercosplayband.com/ Super Cosplay Band]] (offline, archived in Website/WaybackMachine) that compiled PLC works before the breakup.

Being a group that feeds with {{Cosplay}}, there're SO MANY external references that a [[ShoutOut/PsychoLeCemu Shout-Out section]] was made exclusively for Psycho le Cému.

!!Psycho le Cému members
* '''Daishi''' (real name: Daishi Kajinaga) - TheLeader of the band and the lead vocalist of the group, usually playing TheHero in videoclips and live concerts. Known for being the shortest band member, in which is usually seen with platform shoes as part of the costumes he uses. He's the only member of the group who had a solo career by his own (known by his real name), as well creating ''[[IAmTheBand The Romeo]]''.
* '''Lida''' (real name: Tatsuya Akeda) - The lead guitarist and the {{Foil}} of Daishi in the group, being TheRival of TheHero as well TheLancer. He's known for [[EnergeticOutstandingOrange his orange hair]], usually in the form of AnimeHair. After the breakup, he made the group ''Dacco'' with YURA-sama.
* '''Aya''' (real name: Naoki Okawa) - TheChick of the group, which is really a WholesomeCrossdresser as most of Visual Kei bands and the backup guitar supporting Lida. Known for his pink hair, Aya is the {{Moe}} GirlyGirl who also dances in videoclips and live concerts with YURA-sama. With Seek, they formed first ''ISABELLE'' and later ''Mix Speakers, Inc.'', a VisualKei group similar than Psycho le Cému, but with [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] theme.
* '''Seek''' (real name: Takuma Shiramizu) - The bassist and the most bizarre of the members, usually making the MonsterOfTheWeek in videoclips. The {{Foil}} of YURA-sama that represents the grotesque and monstruousity, often closer to [[{{Gorn}} Eroguro Kei]] looks. And if their costumes weren't enough, also has SavagePiercings, which shocks even with normal clothes and no costumes. With Aya, they formed first ''ISABELLE'' and later ''Mix Speakers, Inc.'', a VisualKei group similar than Psycho le Cému, but with [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] theme.
* '''YURA-sama'''[[note]]The [[JapaneseHonorifics -sama]] is usually written in katakana[[/note]] (real name: Takeshi Kuroiwa) - The drummer and the choreographer of the group dances, as well the backing vocalist. A {{Narcissist}} in real life (and even PlayedForLaughs in some videoclips), is the member with [[CostumePorn the most complex and detailed costumes of all the group]], sometimes [[AmbiguousGender being so handsome to be a man]]. After the breakup, he made the group ''Dacco'' with Lida.

!!Albums
* ''Doppelganger ~mou hitori no jibun~'' (2000)
* ''Prism''[[note]]Mini-album[[/note]] (2002)
* ''Frontiers'' (2003)
* ''Beautiful World ~Kono hitomi ni utsuranai mono~'' (2004)
* ''~Epilogue~ Kataritsugareru Monogatari'' (2006)
* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Psycho le Cému Best]]''[[note]]2-disc album, released separately before and after ''Epilogue''[[/note]] (2006)
* ''NOW AND THEN ~THE WORLD~'' (2016)

!!Tropes applied to band members
* ActionGirl: Aya in various of the videoclips, also he makes DamselInDistress or simply TheChick.
** Subverted in their first videos, like "Kronos" and "Excalibur", where Aya made a DarkActionGirl instead.
* AmbiguousGender: YURA-sama, in various videoclips isn't stated that he's a male.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Lida in videos where he's the martial artist like "Excalibur" and "Ai no Uta".
* BadassPreacher: YURA-sama, usually representing a Christian one. In the JapaneseSpirit videoclips, he made a [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} Onmyouji]] instead.
* {{Bishonen}}: Daishi and Lida, but mostly the former. Also in some videos, YURA-sama as the AloofBigBrother.
* BlueIsHeroic: Daishi usually wears this color being TheHero in most of the videos.
* {{Cosplay}}: The bread and butter of the group, which gives them a big fame [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff not just in Japan]].
* CostumePorn: The group is known for their overdetailed and stylish costumes, especially exaggerated in their reunions in 2009 and 2014. YURA-sama is also the TropeCodifier.
* ColorCodedCharacters[=/=]RainbowMotif:
** BlueIsHeroic: Daishi.
** RedIsHeroic: Lida (a non-TheLeader example).
** PinkHeroine: Aya.
** GreenAndMean: Seek.
** GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: YURA-sama.
* CostumesChangeYourSize: Being the smallest of the group, Daishi usually uses platform shoes and boots to get the same size than his fellow members.
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: At least for YURA-sama, the choreographer of the group.
* EnergeticOutstandingOrange: Lida, not just for his hair, most of his costumes are orange as well representing the energy of the group.
* EpicRocking: Lida usually shows this in almost all the songs of the band. Aya also does this in some songs.
* FakeBand: The band has an alter-ego version called "Bad Boys, Be Ambitious!", in which band members used normal clothes. If well this group has no official discs or [=LPs=], their songs can be found in the B-sides of PLC singles.
** CallBack: One of the songs of Daishi in his solo album (''God Japanese Monster'') is called "Bad Music, Be Ambitious!"
* FieryRedhead: Lida. Subverted in ''Dacco'', where he has black hair to contrasts YURA-sama's white one.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader[=/=]TheHero: Daishi.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheRival: Lida.
** TheChick: [[WholesomeCrossdresser Aya]].
** TheBigGuy[=/=]MonsterOfTheWeek: Seek.
** TheSmartGuy: YURA-sama.
* JapaneseDelinquent: In some videos, Daishi takes this stereotype as the AntiHero. Mostly seen in "Yume Kazaguruma" (a bosozoku) and "Love is Dead" (a yankii.)
** In the HighSchool videoclip "Roman Hikou" and in "Megatron" photobook, Lida takes this place with his NonUniformUniform and his orange hair, matching with the DelinquentHair.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: YURA-sama.
* ManInWhite: All the members disguised as angels (and Seek being the {{Mascot}}) in "WITH". Also, this is one of the colors usually uses YURA-sama in almost all his costumes.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Seek. Also, in HighSchool settings he's the CreepyChild.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Made with a purpose with Seek, who makes usually grotesque characters, some of them [[{{Gorn}} Eroguro worthy]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Lida and Daishi.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Aya, his basic characteristic in the group. Subverted in the first videos of the band ("Kronos" and "Excalibur") in which he has black/dark hair.
* SavagePiercings: Seek, who don't hide all the piercing in his mouth and nose, and even more, remarking them in various of his costumes.
* SilverFox: YURA-sama.
* StageNames: All members usually use the same stage names for all their projects apart of PLC (like ''Dacco'' for Lida and YURA-sama and ''ISABELLE/Mix Speakers Inc.'' for Aya and Seek), with the exception of Daishi who used his real names in his solo career.
* TheStoic: YURA-sama, mostly in the "action" videos.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lida has bright orange hair, Aya has pink hair and YURA-sama has silver white hair. Daishi and Seek don't escape of this, but their hair colors may vary between costumes.

!!Tropes applied to band songs and videoclips
* AndStarring: "Prism" videoclip introduces every member of the band as well the name of the group.
* TheApunkalypse: "Love is Dead", at least in the videoclip.
* CoverVersion: "Roman Hikou" is a song from TheEighties [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop]] band Kome Kome Club made in 1990. In Japan is known as a cover song, but in the West is [[CoveredUp mostly credited as a Psycho le Cému song]], which was made in 2003.
* DisneyAnimatedCanon: "Michi no Sora" videoclip is based on this and Fairy Tales in general.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: All the group is disguised as cute monkeys in "Shunkashuutou" videoclip.
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: More than Disco, the group has dance in various of their videoclips as well in concerts.
* GratuitousEnglish: Mostly seen in the song names, but also there's a lot of songs with English phrases on them.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Psycho le Cému Best'' is 2-disc compilation album, one disc is for Indie songs and the other is for Major songs.
* HighSchool: The main setting for "Roman Hikou" videoclip. Also, the alter-ego of SuperSentai heroes from "Megatron".
* JapaneseSpirit: Various of their videoclips have this, marking them in Angura Kei style:
** "Yume Kazaguruma", a videoclip with classical Japanese stereotypes, all of them PlayedForLaughs. The members are disguised as a [[JapaneseDelinquent Bosozoku]] (Daishi), a Kabuki performer (Lida), a {{Kunoichi}} (Aya), a {{Samurai}} (YURA-sama) and an {{Oni}} (Seek.)
** "Prism", which is based on Feudal/Sengoku Era and made in a serious tone instead of "Yume Kazaguruma", based mostly in works of fiction than in history. Here appears a {{Samurai}} (Daishi), a {{Ninja}} (Lida), a {{Geisha}} (Aya, a modern version closer to Music/{{Vocaloid}}), a [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} Onmyouji]] (YURA-sama) and a {{Tengu}} (Seek.)
** Recently as part of their comeback, "Ooedo Tabigarasu" comes back with this, having a serious tone like in "Prism" and also Japanese instruments in the song like "Yume Kazaguruma". Here, there's a Samurai (Daishi again), a [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddha]] (Lida), a Geisha (Aya again, a futuristic version just like in "Prism"), a {{Youkai}} (Seek) and an Onmyouji (YURA-sama again, this time with some Medieval Spanish details on it.)
* Usefulnotes/JourneyToTheWest: A very colorful {{homage}} in "Omoide Aruki" videoclip.
* SillyLoveSongs: Like the half of their songs are about this.
* ShoutOut: There are SO MANY references to Pop Culture that a [[ShoutOut/PsychoLeCemu Shout-Out page]] was made to group them all.
* TitleTrack: "Prism", apart of being one of the most known PLC songs, is also the title of of second album and the first mini-album of the band, which this song comes with.
* VocalTagTeam: If well Daishi is the lead singer, various of the members are active part of the songs:
** Usually Lida with some rapped parts in like the half of the songs of the group.
** YURA-sama sung "AREA" with Daishi as a duo.
** In the 2014 comeback, Seek sings "2020" leaving Daishi the chorus.
* AWildRapperAppears: In some songs, Lida makes rap lines with some GratuitousEnglish phrases on them.

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