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1[[quoteright:284:]]˛[[caption-width-right:284: The band from 2003-2007. From left: Teruki, Miku, [[ThePeteBest Bou,]] and Kanon.]]˛˛[[quoteright:260:]]˛[[caption-width-right:260: The band, 2007-present.]]˛˛''An Cafe'' is a Japanese [[VisualKei Oshare Kei]] pop punk rock band formed in 2003 and signed to Sony Music Japan. Originally a four-piece, the band underwent a lineup change after guitarist Bou left the band in 2007; he was replaced by current guitarist Takuya and later joined by keyboardist Yu-ki. The band has released four full-length studio albums and three EP's before going on hiatus in 2010. They resumed activities on April 2012.˛˛They were part of the second wave of VisualKei bands, together with Music/TheGazette, Music/{{Nightmare}}, Music/{{Deathgaze}}, Music/ExistTrace, Music/{{Miyavi}}, and Music/DirEnGrey. Their sound is described as "Harajuku Dance Rock" and were one of the early pioneers of the Oshare Kei sub-movement.˛----˛!! Line-Up:˛˛Current:˛˛* Miku: Vocals˛* Kanon: Bass guitar, backing vocals˛* Takuya: Guitar˛* Teruki: Drums˛* Yu-ki: Keyboards˛˛Former:˛˛* Bou: Lead guitar (2003-2007)˛----˛˛!! Discography:˛˛Studio Albums:˛˛* ''Shikisai Moment'' (2005)˛* ''Magnya Carta'' (2006)˛* ''Gokutama Rock Cafe'' (2008)˛* ''BB Parallel World'' (2009)˛˛EP's:˛˛* ''Amedama Rock'' (2005)˛* ''Ko Akuma Usagi no Koibumi to Machine Gun'' (2008)˛* ''Harajuku Dance Rock'' (2009)˛* ''Amazing Blue'' (2012)˛˛Compilations:˛˛* ''Antic Cafe'' (2009)˛----˛˛!! An Cafe provides examples of:˛˛* DudeLooksLikeALady: Miku and ex-guitarist Bou.˛* FollowTheLeader: Continued the legacy of bands such as ''Glay,'' ''Plastic Tree,'' and Music/LArcEnCiel by bringing VisualKei closer to the mainstream.˛* GenrePopularizer: Oshare Kei.˛* GenreRoulette: They switch between playing radio-friendly dance pop to a slightly edgier punk style and the occasional [[{{Metalcore}} melodic hardcore]] sound.˛* LighterAndSofter: Than most VisualKei bands.˛* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Bou.˛* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They fuse post-hardcore, pop punk, hard rock, and electronic dance music.˛* SopranoAndGravel: Miku, in some songs.˛* SpiritualSuccessor: To some, for Music/{{Oasis}} and Music/{{Blur}}.˛* TropeCodifier: Oshare Kei.˛* VisualKei: Part of the second wave of bands. Also pioneered Oshare Kei and the punky, stripped-down post-VK look common in recent bands.˛----


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