Japanese Music: L’Arc~en~Ciel

L’Arc-en-Ciel (“The Rainbow” in French, stylized as L’Arc~en~Ciel) is a Japanese rock band founded in 1991 in Osaka.

The group has sold over 15 million albums and 16 million singles. In 2003, they were ranked 58 on a list of the top 100 Japanese pop musicians by HMV Japan. While they first got their start as a visual kei band, they have not had any association with the movement since their major label debut in 1994.

Presently, the band’s members are as follows:

Hyde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar

Tetsuya – bass, backing vocals
Ken – guitar, backing vocals

Yukihiro – drums, percussion

Some of their most famous songs include (watch videos below!):
White Feathers

Ready Steady Go (Fullmetal Alchemist OP)

The Fourth Avenue Cafe

Hitomi no Jyuunin

L’Arc~en~Ciel OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE!


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