DaizyStripper: Looking Back on Five Years

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by Kate Havas, Leela McMullen, Mio Nagasaki, posted December 27, 2012

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DaizyStripper celebrated their fifth anniversary at Shibuya Koukaidou on June 3 2012 with the final of their Dreamer tour. Maintaining an active live schedule and solid string of entertaining releases, the band has come a long way since their debut. Not only is their bond with each other strong but also that with their fans. ROKKYUU met with Daizy in the midst of their anniversary year to look back on their experiences so far from the silly pranks to the touching memories and also to hear about their mini album HUMALOID released in August of 2012. Find out what the band really thought of each other at first, how many hours they really sleep and the real meaning behind the title “Kanojo ha Emerald” among much, much more.

Kate Havas first became interested in Japanese fashion and culture in college when manga, anime, and visual kei were just beginning to make their way to America. An art and English major with a love of clothes, Kate signed onto ROKKYUU in order cover fashion and report on Tokyo trends, but was quickly also recruited to the music side of things and has been having an adventure expanding her knowledge of all things VK since. Follow her on twitter at keito_kate!

Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt! http://twitter.com/#!/LeelaInTokyo

Mio Nagasaki is a freelance photographer lending her time, skills, and love for the genre to ROKKYUU Magazine.

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