These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Whilst he's had considerable success elsewhere, he is a huge star in Japan. It started with his band Japan, who quickly became popular thanks to their name and their dress sense, which was a chief influence on the Visual Kei genre. Sylvian strengthened his relationship with Japanese audiences by being good friends with musicians such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Masami Tsuchiya, and having a Japanese girlfriend during the '80s, Yuka Fujii, who is responsible for many of his photos. Many special releases of his were only released in Japan.
Growing the Beard: David brought some strings and piano in, toned down the androgyny, and started getting all Serious Business about his art.
Old Shame: He feels this way about some of his work with his band Japan, particularly their debut album Adolescent Sex. Sylvian believes it took him several years to find his experimental sound.
True Art Is Incomprehensible: This is the general consensus about his album Manafon, which is truly divisive. Some consider it a masterpiece, others consider it pretentious noise.