Monday, August 17, 2009

Gackt officially Changes his name.

to commemorate his decade long solo career, Gackt has officially changed his name, so that his new name would be as big as this special moment.

Gackt's name has changed from Gackt... to GACKT (all upper cased.)

yes it's pretty random... but that's our Gackt... Sorry, I mean that's our GACKT.

Speaking of GACKT, here's his new music video... "Next Decade"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

J-Rock has lost a great musician

Versailles -

Urgent Announcement:

Though Jasmine You had taken time off in order to rest because
of poor physical condition, we received a report that early in the
morning on August 9th, he died.

Because of the extreme abruptness of this news,
the members and staff are all dumbfounded and trying hard
to accept this it. As soon as his family has been notified and
updated as to the details and we receive their permission,
we will further report to all of the fans. Moreover, with the
current announcement, in regards to activity, please allow us to postpone it.

RIP Jasmine You

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gackt is Mr. Video game again

First we had Bujingai

Then we had "G" in FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus.

He reprised his "G" character (now called Genesis) in FFVII: Crisis Core

Gackt did a few Pachinko games... Gladiator and Bounty Killer.

Now it is confirmed that Gackt will be providing the end
theme music for Samurai Warrior 3, and will also be taking
part in an advertising campaign.

Expect to see promotional ads starring Gackt in October...
Samurai Warrior 3 will premiere in Japan this November.

It is for the Wii game systems.

Serious storms hit Japan, many dead/missing

A Typhoon that killed 44 dead in Taiwan and China, and left countless others missing, is headed towards Japan which could spell trouble for our Japanese friends.

On Tuesday, Japan was hit by a large earthquake, however no injuries or major damage was reported. Shortly after, they were hit by a major typhoon in a seperate line of storms outside of this stormline heading to Japan.

according to bloomberg, there are at least 13 currently dead and others missing due to this seperate storm.

Earthquake in japan

From the Wall Street Journal -

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Sunday.

The quake swayed houses and rattled furniture in the city at 7:56 p.m. No damage or injuries were immediately reported by national television networks.

The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Japan, near the volcanic Izu Islands, the Meteorological Agency said. The center was at a depth of 340 kilometers and there was no danger of a tsunami, the agency said.

On the Japanese scale of measuring earthquakes, Central Tokyo recorded magnitude four, while other cities in the greater Kanto region and northern Japan scaled at either three or four, the agency said. The Japanese scale measures intensity from a range of one to seven.

Around 20% of the world's most powerful earthquakes strike Japan.

—Daisuke Wakabayashi and Miho Inada contributed to this article.

Fast Fact about Japan -

there is a tremor about every 5 minutes in the depths of Japan... and there are around 2000 earthquakes every year felt by the Japanese populus.