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A full list of all of their works can be found over at TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seikima-II_discography here.]]

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A full list of all of their works can be found over at TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seikima-II_discography here.]]

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* GrowingTheBeard: BIG TIME CHANGES marked a noticeable difference in songwriting and guitar soloing, due to being the first album Luke Takemura played on.


* FollowTheLeader: They took a ''lot'' from Music/{{Kiss}}, possibly even more than Music/XJapan did at the beginning. That said, they quickly became something uniquely themselves as well.


* {{Symbolism}}: A very, very, VERY big thing for SEIKIMA-II. The amount of symbolism both in lives and PVs is intricate, sometimes explicit, sometimes complex, [[MindScrew sometimes some combination of all of it]]. Apple symbolism is VERY common (showing up with at least two songs, ''Adam's Apple'' the live of which involves the band throwing apples at each other and the audience, and ''Big Time Changes'' where the nuked world transforms into an apple.)

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* {{Symbolism}}: A very, very, VERY big thing for SEIKIMA-II. The amount of symbolism both in lives and PVs PV's is intricate, sometimes explicit, sometimes complex, [[MindScrew sometimes some combination of all of it]]. Apple symbolism is VERY common (showing up with at least two songs, ''Adam's Apple'' the live of which involves the band throwing apples at each other and the audience, and ''Big Time Changes'' where the nuked world transforms into an apple.)


The band would go on to be one of the most highly successful metal acts in Japan, with sporadic ongoing activities even after it had to officially disband at the end of the century per its mythos. There was also, in TheNineties, at least one interview on CNN world with Demon Kakka, and the band inspired ''many'' a ShoutOut including an appearance of "Kogure" as a character in HokutoNoKen, and Manga/DetroitMetalCity and its live-action films, which primarily revolves around a band that is an {{Expy}} of SEIKIMA-II.

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The band would go on to be one of the most highly successful metal acts in Japan, with sporadic ongoing activities even after it had to officially disband at the end of the century per its mythos. There was also, in TheNineties, at least one interview on CNN world with Demon Kakka, and the band inspired ''many'' a ShoutOut including an appearance of "Kogure" as a character in HokutoNoKen, ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', and Manga/DetroitMetalCity and its live-action films, which primarily revolves around a band that is an {{Expy}} of SEIKIMA-II.



* ShoutOut: Lots of them. Manga/DetroitMetalCity is probably the most obvious of them all, but there was also "Kogure" in HokutoNoKen as well as quite a few others - if a band in a Japanese work after TheEighties is wearing full-face makeup and incredibly elaborate costumes, odds are it is either inspired by or an {{expy}} of Music/{{Kiss}}, SEIKIMA-II, or both.

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* ShoutOut: Lots of them. Manga/DetroitMetalCity is probably the most obvious of them all, but there was also "Kogure" in HokutoNoKen ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' as well as quite a few others - if a band in a Japanese work after TheEighties is wearing full-face makeup and incredibly elaborate costumes, odds are it is either inspired by or an {{expy}} of Music/{{Kiss}}, SEIKIMA-II, or both.


* AwesomeMcCoolName: All of the band's original stage names. Though "Kakka" is ''not'' such in English for most people.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: All of the band's original stage names. Though "Kakka" is ''not'' such in English for most people.[[note]]Even less for Finns. Kakka means poop in Finnish[[/note]]


The band would go on to be one of the most highly successful metal acts in Japan, with sporadic ongoing activities even after it had to officially disband per its mythos. There was also, in TheNineties, at least one interview on CNN world with Demon Kakka, and the band inspired ''many'' a ShoutOut including an appearance of "Kogure" as a character in HokutoNoKen, and Manga/DetroitMetalCity and its live-action films, which primarily revolves around a band that is an {{Expy}} of SEIKIMA-II.

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The band would go on to be one of the most highly successful metal acts in Japan, with sporadic ongoing activities even after it had to officially disband at the end of the century per its mythos. There was also, in TheNineties, at least one interview on CNN world with Demon Kakka, and the band inspired ''many'' a ShoutOut including an appearance of "Kogure" as a character in HokutoNoKen, and Manga/DetroitMetalCity and its live-action films, which primarily revolves around a band that is an {{Expy}} of SEIKIMA-II.





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* KayfabeMusic: Demon Kogure and his band are demons seeking to take over the world with their music.


* DrinkingSong: ''Chinese Magic Herb'' is sang in the key/tone of one of these. It's actually more likely the audio version of a StonerFlick.

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* DrinkingSong: DrunkenSong: ''Chinese Magic Herb'' is sang in the key/tone of one of these. It's actually more likely the audio version of a StonerFlick.

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* DrinkingSong: ''Chinese Magic Herb'' is sang in the key/tone of one of these. It's actually more likely the audio version of a StonerFlick.

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* ScareChord: An absolutely classic example comes at the end of "midori iro no ame," which sounds like a peaceful neoclassical instrumental ballad... until the ScreamingWoman at the end.

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* GratuitousJapanese - Parodied in "Tatakau Nipponjin", where the verses are a jumble of random Japanese words foreigners would likely know.


* DarkerAndEdgier / LighterAndSofter - The discography jumps back and forth between the two quite a bit. ''Akuma ga Kitarite Heavy Metal'' is straight-ahead heavy metal, but the following albums added more and more elements of arena rock and ballads. By the point of ''The Outer Mission'' and ''Yuugai'', their sound had become quite pop friendly. ''Kyoufu no Restaurant'' was a deliberate return to the darker, heavier sound of their early days... which was followed by the even MORE pop-friendly ''Ponk!!" and a SECOND "back to basics" rock album ''Mephistopheles no Shouzou.'' The cycle repeated once more with the lighter ''News'' and ''Move'' preceding the dark and heavy swansong ''Living Legend.''

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* DarkerAndEdgier / LighterAndSofter - The discography jumps back and forth between the two quite a bit. ''Akuma ga Kitarite Heavy Metal'' is straight-ahead heavy metal, but the following albums added more and more elements of arena rock and ballads. By the point of ''The Outer Mission'' and ''Yuugai'', their sound had become quite pop friendly. ''Kyoufu no Restaurant'' was a deliberate return to the darker, heavier sound of their early days... which was followed by the even MORE pop-friendly ''Ponk!!" ''Ponk!!'' and a SECOND "back to basics" rock album ''Mephistopheles no Shouzou.'' The cycle repeated once more with the lighter ''News'' and ''Move'' preceding the dark and heavy swansong ''Living Legend.''

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* DarkerAndEdgier / LighterAndSofter - The discography jumps back and forth between the two quite a bit. ''Akuma ga Kitarite Heavy Metal'' is straight-ahead heavy metal, but the following albums added more and more elements of arena rock and ballads. By the point of ''The Outer Mission'' and ''Yuugai'', their sound had become quite pop friendly. ''Kyoufu no Restaurant'' was a deliberate return to the darker, heavier sound of their early days... which was followed by the even MORE pop-friendly ''Ponk!!" and a SECOND "back to basics" rock album ''Mephistopheles no Shouzou.'' The cycle repeated once more with the lighter ''News'' and ''Move'' preceding the dark and heavy swansong ''Living Legend.''

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* BassoProfundo: His Excellency Demon Kogure/Demon Kakka.


* DenserAndWackier: Their approach to BlackMetal -- being a StealthParody of the pro-occult, RockMeAsmodeus attitude associated with the genre.

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* DenserAndWackier: Their approach to BlackMetal -- being a StealthParody of the pro-occult, RockMeAsmodeus [[RockMeAsmodeus pro-occult]] attitude associated with the genre.



* StealthParody: A blatant parody of BlackMetal and, arguably, of Music/{{Kiss}}.

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* StealthParody: A blatant parody Of Music/{{Kiss}}, and arguably of every other BlackMetal and, arguably, of Music/{{Kiss}}.band.

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