Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back! Some Gackt Schtuff (Edited)


For those who didn't notice (lol) I was on vacation for the last week. A whole 7 days without internet connectivity. ARGH!! Even so, it doesn't appear I missed much Gackt news while I was gone last week.

The only things I could find came from the Bunraku blog that gave us this pic...

a possible storyboard for a scene from the movie. (no word on if this scene will appear in the movie or not.)

According to the site, there was also a pic from Bunraku on that showed Gackt in makeup that depicted him bloodied.

it was removed according to Japanese law as 'questionable content' for its violent implications, because young people have access to the community website.

huh. Like they don't have access to pics like this?


I don't claim to understand all of Japan's laws. lol. So we're going to have to wait to the movie.


That's it for now. Just glad to be home. ^_^

Don't forget to visit my station

I have a new show up and running on Mondays and Wednesdays. (My all request J-Rock shows)

Ja Mata


(Screenboard of Bunraku is drawn by Neil D'Monte )

*The picture has been removed

There are too many stories as to why it is not available online from copyright issues, to questionable content laws, to it being considered too much of a *spoiler*

I can't sift through which one is the real reason, so until the picture is officially posted again, I've removed it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gackpoid Information

A little more information on Gackpoid.

It will come with a rolled up keyboard you can attach to your computer (I'm not sure if it will be by USB port, or if you'd have to unplug your keyboard and plug it in where they keyboard should be.)

You use that to make your music, edit the sound, hold the key for as long as you want the note to be held, so on...

Then you will be able to save it in .wav format, and edit it later into an MP3 with an editing program. (I use the free program Audacity to change my .wavs into MP3's.)

You have the option of Hiragana lyrics, Katakana, or Romaji (roman) lettering like we use in English (abc).

This will be compatible with windows Vista and XP.

It status is still listed as "Release in mid-June / Price undetermined"
So there is no set date or price as of yet. But it will be released sometime next month.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Gackt's Vocaloid confirmed

The new Gackt Vocaloid program is going to be titled "Gackpoid"

There are sound files of the new product for download, but they are in .wax form (An audio extention like .wav .mp3 .wma) however, for some reason I am unable to get my media player to accept .wax extensions.

The New Project is set for a Mid June release - price is still undetermined, but expect it to be at least $100+ U.S.

It will be Windows Vista and XP Compatible.

If I can get the .wax format to eventually work, I'll let you know what the sound sample is all about.

Until then... Can't wait for June. ^_^

Friday, May 2, 2008

Gackt will be doing Vocaloid. I think... (Link Fixed)

Well... My translation skills aren't that great... but I think this article is saying that Gackt IS indeed going to voice vocaliod.

At least, that's what it seems.

I don't know. The translation came out kind of confusing. Lol. If you can read Japanese better than I can... draw your own conclusions.

but to me, it leans towards saying it is true that Vocaliod will be using Gackt's voice for its upcoming product.

It will be released later this month. Past vocaloids have sold for $100 to $300.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gackt's Bunraku, and the Plagerizing "Fan"

hey all. I've been looking into Vocaloid to no avail. No news since the original April 1st News.

Gackt's official site released this pic of him filming Bunraku... The scars on his hand is mostly make up, but according to the Bunraku blog where this picture was borrowed from, the artists had scars to work with.

Ouch. Life must be brutal in that Samurai world.

More information has been released about Bunraku. Gackt's co-star Josh Hartnett gave MTV an interview explaining Bunraku. He had this to say.

"I'm going to Romania to film this movie called 'Bunraku'... all the cast isn't set yet... but it has a lot of really interesting actors in this kind of, paper mache' world, I don't even know how to explain it... its odd, its out there."

"Its a story of revenge... you know... my character is called 'The Drifter', and he comes to this world that is kind of, like you've never seen before... its more on the vein of Sin City or something like that where its not... the world doesn't look like reality at all. and it, you know, has a lot of fight sequences and all that, but its like, really about these crazy characters.. like my character is an ex... well he's a gypsy and he comes to this place like he's got something to prove, and no one knows what he's about... till they know."

So there you have the latest news on that.

For Grins and giggles I decided to check in with Joost Maglev, aka Plagerisor of Gackt, just to see what's new there.

Joost is obviously upset by the "attacks" he's been receiving, so in the forum where people were discussing his blatant copying of Gackt's music he posted this.

Dear all,

I don't feel the need to explain myself any further in public, especially since the way I've been treated is very low and easy.

So if you still have questions about my musical integrity, my Gackt inspired work, or any other of the false accusations about when tunes are written, how much money I make, and how much of a Gackt fan I am, you should have the guts to contact me privately and ask me about it, instead of going public and accusing.

For the rest, any type of accusing post written on Youtube or on my forum will be deleted from now on.

Posting it is pointless. The point has been made.

I have no intention of censoring the fact that Gackt fans think I am a plagiarizer, but the fact that many Gackt fans shout it doesn't make it true.

If you feel mad and want to keep on shouting about it, shout in other forums where people like you are hanging out, or shout at a brick wall for in the end that will have the same effect.

In the meantime I will delete all the posts here which are just offensive or make low and misplaced comments on my looks or use swearing words.

People who feel the need to use those comments usually have no strong point to get across.

For anyone who has judged me with an open mind or had the audacity to contact me personally and ask me about this, I salute you.Take care,


Let me just say thank you to everyone whose put him on edge. At least now he'll be a bit more wary before stealing Gackt's music, cause he knows we're watching.

But I love how he still claims his music is "Gackt inspired" and not the blatant rip offs they are... and he's now deleting posts of anyone accusing him of plagery.

So I found that highly amusing.

However, he seems to be seriously upset by this, and is demanding that it be talked about privately and not out in the open which means enough fans are standing up to him and telling him stealing is not right.

I love the line about "Just because so many Gackt fans shout it doesn't make it true"... but its not like Gackt fans are out to get random people for no apparent reason.

if every single fan hears more than simply inspiration... it raises a red flag. How do individual Gackt fans who probably don't know each other, or Joost... all hear Gackt's music note for note?

And wouldn't it be MORE than likely true if many fans thought the same thing, than one or two random Rabid fans?

I think its a bit over the line of inspiration and those who know me know I'm not a "rabid fangirl" type.

Thanks to everyone who stood up for Gackt's right to have a say as to how HIS music is used and portrayed!

on a side note : He is still not crediting Gackt... his supposed inspiration... on his discography. not even on the album which debuts "Caramel" an "obvious satire of Gackt's Vanilla" as his fans say.

So obvious Gackt and Vanilla do not need to be credited. Even Weird Al shows more respect than that!