Item description for J-rock Groupies: 200 Photographs of Unique Japanese Girls by Cocoro Books...
Cosplay for J-Rock groupies. Japanese rock bands are hot! And Japan leads the world in rock band fashion. Girl fans dress up in unique and wild styles and concept clothing and display their creations, en masse, at rock concerts. Here, hot and absurd groupie fashion girls tell readers in their own words why they do it. This collection of 200 photos and interviews delves into this unique world, bringing readers the unique fashions and musical passions from the streets and live rock houses of Tokyo.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2007
Publisher DH Publishing
ISBN 1932897151 ISBN13 9781932897159
Reviews - What do customers think about J-rock Groupies: 200 Photographs of Unique Japanese Girls?
For it's price and 190 pages of full color photos, an excellent visual resource for J-Rock fans Aug 8, 2008
One of the coolest offerings from DHP Publishing/Cocoro Books is the release of "J-Rock Groupies". A 190+ page book featuring photography of various J-Rock fans around Japan and what I like about this book is that it doesn't just feature people wearing similar outfits, Cocoro Books really does a great job in selecting outfits that are not similar.
And also, an interesting look at the various Indie Visual Kei bands in Japan to the mom and their toddler dressed in matching J-Rock outfits.
Of course, there are photography of people sporting interesting outfits such as the girl in Pokemon Pikachu outfit but her face features the long bangs in dark black and blonde and piercings on her lips.
Some fans featured are those who sport the black leather, some that sport a Burberry style of fashion, some that sport really dark outfits to some who are very colorful in their clothing presentation. And of course, several who are obsessed with the Rococo era and sport that Lolita look.
This book has a little bit of everything and for those wanting large photography, this book features full page, full body photograph. Only the few Indie visual-kei band photos will you find half-page photography or quarter-page photography.
Also, the photography of the people featured are all female with the exception of the Indie visual-kei bands. The photos feature their names and ages.
So, for those wanting a resource from the hair, the makeup, the clothing and accessories and the shoes, this book does a good job of that.
By saying that, this is pretty much what the book is for. A visual resource.
This book does not go into the various J-Rock fan's names or where they purchased their outfits. No interviews.