Anti Feminism

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Anti Feminism
Shizuki and Jun Kasai on June 3, 2009.jpg
Drummer Shizuki in 2009, with Jun Kasai.
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres
Years active 1991–1993, 1998–present
Labels
  • Anarchist Records
  • Wow Rock Records
Associated acts
Website Official site
Members Kenzi (vocals)
Shogo (guitar)
Ruiji (bass)
Shizuki (drums)
Past members

Bass: Kyouji Akiyama [gone : 2007]
Bass: Aya [gone : 2006]
Bass: De-Hi [gone : 2004]
Bass: Hideno [gone : 2003]
Bass: Hizumi [gone : 2002]
Bass: Kai [gone : 2000]
Bass: Kisaki [gone : 2007]
Bass: Ko・・ [gone : 1992]
Bass: Leaya [gone : 2002]
Bass: Lina [gone : 2007]
Bass: Maki [gone : 2000]
Bass: Makoto [gone : 2002]
Bass: Mukku (ex. Mukuro) [gone : 2007]
Bass: Nanjou Kanata [gone : 2005]
Bass: NoBu [gone : 2006]
Bass: Sei [gone : 2003]
Bass: Seiji [gone : 2003]
Bass: Shin [gone : 2002]
Bass: Shio [gone : 2001]
Bass: Shion [gone : 2000]
Bass: Tairan [gone : 2005]
Bass: Takahiro [gone : 2006]
Bass: Teala [gone : 2003]
Bass: Wild Turkey [gone : 2007]
Bass: Y・A・C [gone : 2003]
Bass: Yohei Togawa [gone : 2006]
Bass: Yuu [gone : 2005]
Bass: Yuchi (ex. 8342) [gone : 2001]
Drums: Yuji [gone : 2008]
Drums: Akira [gone : 2001]
Drums: Ayame [gone : 2002]
Drums: Hiroshi [gone : 1992]
Drums: Hiyoka [gone : 2007]
Drums: Junya [gone : 2001]
Drums: K-Suke [gone : 2007]
Drums: Kaede [gone : 2007]
Drums: Katsura [gone : 2007]
Drums: Ken2 [gone : 2003]
Drums: Luna [gone : 2002]
Drums: Mashiro [gone : 2002]
Drums: Mitsuru [gone : 2007]
Drums: Mohi [gone : 2003]
Drums: N.O.Y [gone : 2004]
Drums: Rei [gone : 2004]
Drums: Reo [gone : 2000]
Drums: Ryohei [gone : 2003]
Drums: Shizuki (Miura-Kaigan) [gone : 2004]
Drums: Shoki [gone : 2001]
Drums: Tarou [gone : 2000]
Drums: You-Ya [gone : 1999]
Guitar: Tako [gone : 2008]
Guitar: Akino [gone : 2007]
Guitar: Arata [gone : 2000]
Guitar: Erina [gone : 2004]
Guitar: Haruki [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Hideaki [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Hiromi [gone : 2000]
Guitar: Hizumi [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Jill [gone : 1993]
Guitar: Jun [gone : 2000]
Guitar: Kagetsu [gone : 2006]
Guitar: Kaion [gone : 2006]
Guitar: Kanata [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Kazane [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Kazu [gone : 2003]
Guitar: Masaki [gone : 2003]
Guitar: Nachi [gone : 2007]
Guitar: O-Yoh [gone : 2004]
Guitar: Seana [gone : 2000]
Guitar: Shinya [gone : 2003]
Guitar: Sin [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Takayuki [gone : 2006]
Guitar: Tappei [gone : 1993]
Guitar: Tatsuya [gone : 2003]
Guitar: Tomozo [gone : 2007]
Guitar: Maya Yamada [gone : 2005]
Guitar: Yayoi [gone : 2007]
Guitar: Yuki [gone : 2003]
Guitar: Yura [gone : 2001]
Guitar: Yuu [gone : 2010]
Vocals: Aika [gone : 2001]
Vocals: Kirala [gone : 2000]

Vocals: Seek [gone : 2000]

Anti Feminism (stylized as ∀NTI FEMINISM) is the solo musical project started by vocalist Kenzi in 1991. None of the other members are considered official.[1] The rotating supporting members come from various parts of Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Nagoya. In 2007, Anti Feminism toured through Europe and the U.S. with Hagakure.[2]

History

Kenzi, (ex-Kamaitachi, The Dead Pop Stars), started the project in 1991 and continued for only a few years. In 1998, Kenzi worked together with Takayuki of The Piass to revive the project. By 2006 there had been more than fifty different members. Several well-known musicians of the visual kei scene have participation, including Kisaki (Phantasmagoria, Syndrome, Mirage, etc.), Katsura (Shazna, Baiser, Vinett, etc.) and Hideaki (Das Vasser).

A noteworthy detail of Anti Feminism is Kenzi's antics at live performances. During shows, he has set off fireworks, set himself on fire, broken fluorescent light bulbs over his head, jumped onto a board covered in barbed wire, and done various other extreme stunts, consistently injuring himself and calling for hospitalization. This is highlighted at Anti Feminism's official site, with the section "Mad Performance".

Kenzi affectionately refers to fans of Anti Feminism as "Mad Family".

Current line-up

Discography

Albums & Mini-Albums

  • Kyohan Sabetsu Hinichijouteki (December 31, 2003)
  • Kyousouroku (狂葬録, June 25, 2008)
  • Nihon wa Shizumu (日本は沈む, May 2010)

Singles & Maxi-Singles

  • "15-Sai" (15才, June 25, 2008)
  • "Malicious Power" (June 29, 2011)

Demos

  • "Kami ga Ataeta Futsuu de Nai Mono e no Shuudanteki Kakushinhan" (May 2, 2003)
  • "Mujouken Koufuku Suru ka, Nou ka" (July 24, 2002)
  • "To Sick People: Boku wa Genki ni Shindemasu" (June 2001)
  • "Majime na Ningen wa Shinubeki de Aru (First Press)" (July 2000)
  • "Majime na Ningen wa Shinubeki de Aru" (July 2000)
  • "Japanese No" (June 27, 1999)

References

  1. ^ jrockeventusa.com Archived November 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Interview ~ Kaya (Hagakure) and Kenzi (Anti Feminism) : December 9, 2007 Retrieved Feb 8, 2011
  2. ^ Yukionna and Annu Interview with Kenzi and Kaya in Finland JAME Retrieved Aug 27 2007

Sources

  • ∀nti Feminism · - PROFILE & BIOGRAPHY - JaME U.K.

External links

  • Official website
  • We Rock Records page
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