Or visual kei. It is 2AM, and I'm bored. I will give a brief description of each subgenre, and an example. OSHARE KEI The bands of the oshare kei genre, unlike those of visual kei, are bouncy and bright, their songs focusing on happy and positive messages like friends and relationships. Their style is colorful and vibrant, but usually much more toned down. Other than occasional eyeliner and colored contacts, they rarely wear alot of makeup, also unlike the visual kei genre. KOTE KEI "Traditional visual kei." In looks, the bands usually wear elaborate detailed costumes and extreme hairstyles. Common themes include roses, crosses, corruption and blood. NAGOYA KEI Often considered darker and gloomier than normal visual kei, nagoya kei takes its musical influences more so from British punk rock bands. The focus of the bands tends to be much less on costume and makeup in favor of more complex musical compositions and concentration on the music itself. VISUAL KEI(?) Japanese rock movement characterized by the use of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often coupled with androgynous aesthetics. Common themes include love, betrayal, misery, and suicide. ~~~~ Yeah, that's it. If you have a problem with this post, SMYD, bitch.