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class blockquote ccwf wrote at 12/26/2005, 05:55:

At breakfast today, I glanced at the newspaper in the local eatery (I'm in Taipei) and was surprised to see a big story about Gackt on the front page. My ability to read Chinese is pretty limited, but it seemed to be something about Gackt and Toro, an old Gackt song named "Vanilla", and a complimentary quote about Gackt, I assume as a sort of non-apology apology regarding the Toro/Gackt plagiarism story of a few days ago.
See the link above for a few more details and follow-up discussion.

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yay gackt sama! his my lover!!! woohoo i love him to much!!! to bad he wasnt on red and white show

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class blockquote hyunkyu wrote:

to bad he wasnt on red and white show
But, he was on last year's show, of course. Did you ever watch that clip I saved for you?

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oh yea i did,and i saw it on tv when he was on i was like freakin out i was like thats gackt!! lol

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From Jasper Gadow - On Line
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Gackt's ability to inspire media attention, and at the same time wow audiences, was demonstrated once again at this years Christmas Eve show at the Tokyo Dome. The Japanese artist entered the arena riding a horse through the crowd at full gallop, all the while donning an elaborate array of heavy medieval gear. He reportedly trained several months for the event, and it proved to be quite successful, not only for several thousand adoring fans, but for the incredible amount of media attention he received for several weeks afterwards.
Some interesting stuff from Wikipedia. class blockquote Gackt M.S. Camui (ガクト), but most often written in English, even in Japan (pronounced "ga-ku-to" or "gak-to") is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a very popular, both in Japan and has fans from all over the world. Gackt claims to have been imbued with certain psychic powers after nearly drowning in the Okinawa sea. He is a former singer for Cains:feel and Malice Mizer. It was during his time with Malice Mizer that he began to achieve national recognition, attracting a large number of fans to the group. Gackt enjoys egg salad and curry, and has been married once before.

He plays the trumpet, tuba, horn, trombone, piano, guitar, drums, bass, other standard orchestral instruments, and most traditional Japanese instruments.

Gackt can speak Japanese, English, Mandarin, Korean, and French, with varying degrees of fluency.
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Gackt has never released his real name or birth date. Since his Malice Mizer era, Gackt joked to have been a vampire born on July 4, 1540. Media speculation states that he was actually born on July 4, 1973. Further investigation has led researchers to believe that his real name is Satoru Okabe, but none of this is known for certain.

Gackt was born in Okinawa, Japan and was raised by strict parents. At the age of seven, Gackt nearly drowned in the sea of Okinawa. According to his autobiography (Jihaku), Gackt developed paranormal abilities after being saved, seeing things and people that others could not. As a result, he was sent into isolation at a mental hospital. In the same autobiography, Gackt claimed that he did not want to have children so he wouldn't pass these problematic abilities to them.
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Gackt is also officially an author, having written, Moonchild: Requiem, and several as-yet unpublished short stories. In 2003 he published his autobiography titled Jihaku, in which he displayed his deep thoughts and described events that had a profound impact on his life. Gackt has worked as a runway model for his favorite designer, Yoshiyuki Konishi; designed his own stage-wear and clothing line; and opened his own private, members-only restaurant and bar, Tamaly Bar, complete with his own personal and family recipies.

Gackt was also involved in the PlayStation 2 game Bujingai, for which he performed some of the voices as well as doing motion capture for the game's protagonist. He has also appeared in Japanese commercials for the hit game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and his name appeared on a dog tag in the game. Other voice-over work of Gackt's included the character 'Seiji' from the anime New Fist of the North Star (Shin Hokuto no Ken). He also performed the ending theme 「月の詩」, ("Tsuki no Uta") for the anime Texhnolyze.

Rumors on the internet cite Gackt as the model for the Final Fantasy VIII lead character design of Squall Leonhart. Said rumors state that the designer of Squall Leonhart was a big fan, but Gackt has never been officially credited.

However, a character with his likeness will appear in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. The character will be created using video-capture and digitally inserted into the game instead of the more traditional animation.

In early 2005 he was asked to write and perform the theme songs for the Gundam movie Zeta Gundam: A New Translation, a movie eagerly anticipated by the anime-community. The songs were 'Metamorphoze' and a rearrangement of a previously released song, 「君が待っているから」 ("Kimi ga Matteiru kara").

Gackt's next single, Redemption, is also the theme for Dirge of Cerberus, and will be released alongside the game (and its soundtrack) in January for Japan.
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have you guys seen the movie moonchild?

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class blockquote hyunkyu wrote:

have you guys seen the movie moonchild?
No, but I've seen you and other Gackt fans talking about it so much, it's made me curious to see it. emoticon

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aw lol i got it for 15 bucks at kinokuniya in little tokyo!

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