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Teenage Mutant Ninja Royz

I am really, really trying to decide if Royz' new look in Ninja Turtle cosplay is 1) A brilliant publicity stunt (Hey, there's a lot going on in visual kei this fall - GazettE putting out a new single, Mejibray putting out TWO new singles, Lycaon putting out one more single and disbanding - so this is a surefire way to get attention among all the clamor), 2) A very, very unwise decision for a band who's buit their career on being sexy/cute (Because, really - NINJA TURTLES? I mean, it's not just their usual glitterbomb outfits in a color scheme that suggests turtles - it's actual NINJA TURTLE COSPLAY) 3) A colossal gag, like their instore events where they show up dressed as schoolgirls or Disney princesses, and their REAL new costumes for the PV will be revealed later. I'm inclined to go with #3 - I mean, do they plan to perform lives dressed like that? Do comment videos? Pose for the cover of Cure?

All I know is I'm attempting to write a fic that has a serious, confessional scene between Subaru and MiA, and it's damn hard to do when I keep picturing Subaru as a freaking Ninja Turtle. (Glad they didn't do this when I was trying to write Heart of the Ocean).


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Sep. 23rd, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
I think they all look amazing. Isn't that enough?

BTW I'm not familiar with Royz, who is that gorgeous blond with the blue mask?
Sep. 23rd, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
The blond is Subaru, the vocalist, who's gotten a lot of play in Camera Eye - as the sweet, innocent novice porn star that Yuuki is so overprotective of. In real life, he's actually a very good vocalist - nice range (especially for visual kei) and the charisma to command the stage.
Sep. 24th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
My first thought when the ninja turtle look appeared on my dash was "what the hell are they doing?!" The second thought was "Boots is going to DIE!" ^_^
Sep. 24th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
LOL, you got my reaction pretty much right. I just kind of stared at it like, "Am I seeing this? No, really, am I REALLY seeing this? What the everlasting freaking FUCK???" Somebody on Tumblr said it was the kind of stunt that Golden Bomber would pull - not Royz.
Sep. 24th, 2015 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm baffled by the ridiculous costumes too. I'm assuming it's a publicity stunt and their new/proper costumes will be revealed. Because there is no way in hell they could possibly doing a tour, comments, and a PV in those.

Oh god, I was writing Subaru and Kuina earlier and thankfully I wasn't picturing them in ninja turtle costumes! Just in their suits
Sep. 24th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
Supposedly, they're doing their anniversary live in those getups. I am hoping that means "They will start the show in the ridiculous Ninja Turtle outfits, then they will leave the stage and come back in their REAL costumes for the PV." The fact that it's absolutely ludicrous (and has the potential of backfiring) aside, wouldn't there be copyright issues when it comes to putting someone else's characters into a PV and the concert video that Royz inevitably puts out after every tour? (I guess they could claim parody/fair use, I'm not sure how Japanese copyright law works).
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)
maybe they really like Mutant Ninja?
Sep. 24th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
They probably do, and they've been known to cosplay various anime and Disney characters for their in-store events. But a gag cosplay for an in-store is one thing - actually doing it in a PV (where there might be copyright issues about using someone else's characters for profit) is another!
Sep. 24th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
actually doing it in a PV (where there might be copyright issues about using someone else's characters for profit) is another!

I can see it's different from their usual in-store events and stuff.......shooting a PV as Mutant Ninja is one thing ...but I don't think I would want them dressing like this for their lives.
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