Hey guys, it’s Mira. It’s time we talk more about L’arc en ciel, shall we? With Vamps going on hiatus, the speculation is going that it is because Hyde wants to resume his work at L’arc-en-ciel, which would be a dream come true to me. Because honestly and I think I’ve mentioned it before and many of you may agree, that Hydo was at his best when he was a part of L’arc en ciel. They’ve created tons of masterpieces together And in this video I will share with you my top 10 favourite songs from them And Vamps to me sound mediocre and Americanized There are few really good songs they have in Japanese, which I will also share but overall it is not nearly as good as L’arc en ciel music With L’arc en ciel being one of my favourite bands of all times for many many years I have at least like 30 songs that I adore. But I have narrowed it down to my absolute besties So here we go! # 10 White Feathers It is from their second studio album Tierra, that was released in 1994. I looove this album “Blurry eyes”, “Kaze no Yukue” (風の行方), “Hitomi ni Utsuru Mono”. It’s all from this album It is from times when Sakura was still around I’ve noticed that I predominantly prefer music written by Ken. Like it is a thing, you’ll see # 9 Daybreak’s Bell I think this is one of their very famous and loved song And then I realised that it was used for the anime Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Ō so the hype was explained to me. I never saw this anime, I just love the song It’s from their album Kiss from 2007, and honestly I am not that crazy about this album This was the only outstanding song for me. And guess what? The music was written by Ken # 8 Forbidden Lover 1999, Ark album. Guys I need your help here There was an amazing performance of L;arc en ciel with this song. Hydo had shorter hair There were like metal things on top of the scene, and people were slowly walking on them as part of the performance. I saw it like at least 6 years ago, but now I can’t find it So if you know which performance I am talking about, please let me know how I can find it Oh and yeah, the music is written by Ken # 7 Finale It is a darker song they have. It was also used for a horror movie. It has a gothic vibe to it To me this is also the only outstanding song from the album Real Although over time I tend to discover songs I was not into before, so it may change # 6 Honey Aaah such a feel good song. I love Hyde performing this song live, so much energy coming from him You can tell he wrote this song, he shares his enjoyment to play and sing it I believe it was a single first and then it was included into Ray album # 5 Dune I have made a throwback video for this song Because it is one of the oldest song they have from the very first album I will leave a link down below for it, if you want my more detailed opinion on it I actually very much enjoy their older albums, like this one is full of songs I like 失われた眺め, “As if in a Dream”, 追憶の情景. And well Dune music video is priceless # 4 Anemone Such a beautiful song. I think it is a bit of a lesser known song they have. I believe it was a single written by Hyde Despite the fact that I love this song so much, I don’t listen to it often. I keep it as a special treat So that every time I listen to it I can savor it and feel it It is also kind of sad, so you have to be in the right mood for it #3 Niji 虹 I believe it was the first song I heard from them. It is from their album Heart 1998 I have also made a throwback video for it Niji, Anata is where my whole love for L’arc en ciel started, it is a special song Written by Ken # 2 Ibara no namida Those of you who watch my channel, should have expected this one. I talk quite often about it. It was in my top 2017 songs. It is also from the Ray album Like I talked so much about this song. I should probably shut up # 1 Hitomi no Jūnin” (瞳の住人) If I had to choose only song that I can listen from L’arc en ciel it will be no doubt Hitomi no Juunin Such a special winter song with best memories of snow and my younger self last year of my high-school, full of dreams and ambitions and excitement for the future I always have memories attached to music, and this one has truly special meaning to me It’s from the album “Smile” 2004 As this was not enough, I promised you to share some good music Hyde has created without L’arc en ciel We’ll start with couple of his solo songs.
First one being “Shallow Sleep” And my favourite one “Season’s call” As for the Vamps songs, I only like 3: Cosmos and Evanescent It is from their debut album. And Piano Duet very beautiful song from Beast album. The music video is also great. But after that I kind of gave up on Vamps I didn’t like their songs in English at all. I tried to support Hyde, but my heart stayed with L’arc en ciel So, there you have it guys. I hope you enjoyed this video. If you did give me a thumbs up Let me know in the comments your favourite L’arc en ciel songs. What do you think about Vamps as a band? Subscribe for more j-rock videos and I will see you in my next one, またね!