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The Fangirl Phenomenon 
A feminist psychoanalysis of the Japanese fangirl.
Common fangirl behaviors, and the psychological motives behind them.


The Cacophony of Mortality
An analysis of visual symbolism, musical technique, and lyrical themes on Atsushi Sakurai's gothic midlife crisis album I Am Mortal.


So You Want to Be a Goth?
A (Very Short) Beginner's Guide to the Dark Arts
A Not Greatest How-To Guide by Cayce.


Whatever happened to J-fashion in the USA?
Special correspondence by Kame from San Francisco.


A review and analysis of "Melancholia," the first b-side of the leading single for Buck-Tick's 19th full-length original studio album, Arui wa Anarchy.


An analytical journal through the lyrics of Atsushi Sakurai.
Lyrics Analysis by Cayce.


Translation  is much, much more than looking words up in a dictionary.
Cayce gives a step-by-step explanation.


What do Japanese name suffixes mean, and how are they used?
What is the right and wrong way to make a Japanese nickname?


A music reporter writes about her experiences interviewing the young Buck-Tick.


A book chronicling the formation and early history of Buck-Tick.


A gothic Halloween extravaganza featuring performances by Kozi formerly of Malice Mizer, Selia of Tenshi no Revolver backing vocal fame, and more.


Spotlight on Olivia Lufkin: Live Studio Interview at MTV Harajuku
An interview with Olivia Lufkin at KDDI Studio One.





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