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29 January 2016 @ 10:52 pm
† Information about the Gothic&Lolita Bible  
I think everyone always looks forward to my photos wearing Moi-meme-Moitie in the Gothic&Lolita Bible, but this time I got this from the person in charge

"Every issue we've always requested Mana-Sama x Moi-meme-Moitie pages, but according to the publisher it has been decided that from next issue on those plans will come to an end…"

Thats what they said.
I have always taken part in the Gothic&Lolita Bible since the very first issue over a span of some 10 years, so as you might expect I'm a little sad.


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2016/01/29 (Friday) 21:08:02


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Monologue†Garden Translationsmanaaesthetics on February 9th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
Well, its not impossible, but I get the feeling he probably wont join anything unless he receives an offer from another magazine, but that in itself is easier said than done. When it comes to lolita, I get the feeling a lot of people (advertising/magazine companies) want to focus on bigger brands that sell easier and appeal to a larger audience (ie sweet lolita). The gothic subculture is extremely underground in Japan, and its been suffering for several years now. What makes things more difficult for Moitie is most of the people who are interested in it are Mana/Malice Mizer/Moi dix Mois fans, so outside of that group, people just don't seem to connect with it or understand it so well anymore (particularly younger people). I don't think its completely dead though, so if Mana would just become a bit more pro-active I think he would have the capacity to work something out...the problem is getting him to actually do something. lol (not saying hes lazy or lacking ambition, its just I think hes focusing so much on the new album he wants to release and his more immediate plans with his birthday concerts next month that hes allowing Moitie to slip away in a sense)

As for the Madousho, I'm not really sure. He hasn't done anything with it in such a long time, but that doesn't mean anything really. He still seems to come back around to it from time to time, so I guess you never know. The only thing he really wrote about the future concerning Moitie was that he was thinking of taking pictures at the studio and posting them on twitter, but I'm not sure how well he'll actually follow along with those plans XD

To be honest, I find the whole thing frustrating. I think he SHOULD do something about it and try to release some kind of advertisement, but he seems so preoccupied lately. Theres nothing wrong with coming back around to it after he finishes what hes doing now, but the problem is right now is such an opportune moment for him and it feels a little like hes wasting time. Really, the album can wait because even though we're all excited to hear it, I think Moitie is in a far more critical position and deserves more immediate attention. Right now he has so much support from fans because of the GLB issue, but I worry that if he waits too long to attempt to fix the problem, people are going to go on with their lives and the whole thing will end up uneventful. Of course big fans will still be there waiting for what comes next, but he should be considering the bigger picture if he wants to uphold business...

I wish there was some way to help him out... actually I had a pretty cool idea that would likely help out really well with the situation! Only problem is, I don't know where or who to go to with the suggestion because its something that would have to go over Mana's head before it could even be suggested to him... (;A;)
But anyway, sorry for the novel-long response! I got way too carried away! XD
Lily Kitsune: pic#116558266Lily Kitsune on February 13th, 2016 03:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I know several lolitas that really love moitie without being a fan of MM/M10M, but at the same time, they read glb...I wouldn't suggest he make any physical mags himself as he usually loses interest after a while, and thus it'd be a waste of money. Instead, I think he ought to make use of his popularity in Europe, especially France and Germany where the EGA and neo industrial fashion is very prevalent and put some stores there. It'll be pricey, but I can almost guarantee that it'd work. I bet you anything there's a goth mag or 3 who would feature his clothing line. The only problem would be store maintenance...