It’s the 96th week of the Song Of The Week. And I have never brought to you a L’Arc~en~Ciel song. It’s a damned travesty!

So here I go: an introduction to, in my opinion, the best Visual Kei band going. L’Arc~en~Ciel have done themes for a few anime, including four different themes for the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise. But the song I’m currently blogging was my first taste of J-Rock ever, and it really has stuck. This was a good song to get addicted to Japanese music with.

‘Blurry Eyes’ was the opening theme to DNA², an anime series from way back when in 1994. A weird combination of sci-fi and harem, it kind of works. Still, as always in these blogs, I’m not here to talk about anime – it’s all about music.

Whilst this is mellow for Visual Kei, L’Arc~en~Ciel have made money from this sound, and it damn well works. Plus, if you don’t like mellow music, there’s always P’UNK~EN~CIEL, a re-ordered version of L’Arc~en~Ciel, who perform punk covers of L’Arc~en~Ciel songs. Check them on youtube. Seriously. Anyway, here’s the SOTW in question:


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