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This gorgeous young woman came dressed as Kamijo, the lead writer and composer for the band, Lareine (Kamijo is male). Fans of the Bishounen (literally "beautiful boy") genre in anime and manga will find much to love in Visual Kei bands. Amazingly enough, the look has little if anything to do with actual sexual preferences (Kamijo prefers girls!). Japanese fans like bands that dress in this style, and so many do in order to become successful.

Photograph and text by Mark Vallen Copyright.
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