Visual Kei seems like a natural extension of Japan's
modern anime and manga culture. While at first glance it doesn't
look very Japanese, a more seasoned observer can immediately
see an anime influence. The characters in some anime and manga
known as Bishounen (literally "Beautiful Boy"),
certainly inspire the musicians and fans involved in the Visual
Kei movement. One can also see hints of Kabuki
with it's exaggerated costume and make-up, and Kabuki
has a long tradition of men playing onstage female roles.
ethereal beauty named Nadine is dressed as a member
of the now defunct all-male Visual Kei band, Malice Mizer.