龍 (RYU) – “I don’t want to be a part of the masses, I want to be unique.”

Near the end of 2018 I spoke to 龍 (RYU) about his now former project “OROCHI”, a project he had started 15 years ago to combine his love for music and traditional Japanese culture into a “samurai rock” band which had their first performance here in The Netherlands all the way back in 2011. (And various ot

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龍 (RYU) – Creating a worldwide online stage through the internet

The last time I got to speak to 龍 (RYU) was a little over two years ago already, in 2016 when he was at the OshareCon convention in Nieuwegein (The Netherlands). But 龍 (RYU) certainly hasn’t gone silent since that show. Instead he has started a new project, but instead of only making it available to Japan

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龍 (RYU) – Samurai rock in a modern era

If you’re familiar with the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) scene here in Europe, 龍 (RYU) isn’t a new face for you. While known by merely his first name in Japan, here in Europe he’s always performing under the name 大蛇 (OROCHI).

But what is 大蛇 (OROCHI) exactly? Since 龍 (RYU) has a very unique stage performance that

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