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Slashrose1010
I like both bands but I like L'Arc en Ciel better. They have good beats and I like the guitar better in L'Arc. I also like the lead singer in L'Arc's voice better.
Zarpia
the only song that i have heard from those 2 are the ones in FMA, i have to really listeng to more of they're songs, but i voted for AKFG, coz i really like reraito.
Quistis88
I also chose L'Arc~en~Ciel, even if AKFG's "Rewrite" is better than a lot of L'Arc~en~Ciel's stuff. I also like the vocalist in L'Arc~en~Ciel a little more than the one in AKFG, but I think both groups are about equal in their creativity and proficiency in the guitar parts.
xrninja
well, you all know which one i'm voting for. biggrin.gif i haven't listened to a lot of l'arc en ciel's stuff before, but what i have heard i haven't really loved. plus, i like the vocals in AKFG a lot more.
Ailuro
Can I say both? I don't like either one worse or better than the other. smile.gif

I just realized I do this everytime...
Guest
(What about T.M. Revolution?)
Dragons04
oh yes TM Revoultion! Very Energetic, this, I surely voted for L'Arc~en~ciel because I saw these music video plus AFKG's Loop & Loop based on energy
Quistis88
I actually like Porno Graffitti's sound more than both of the bands on the poll. biggrin.gif They use a lot of trumpet parts in their music, and I've always been more partial to trumpets than guitars.
Slashrose1010
Porno Graffitti... Were they the ones who did the first OP to FMA? Melissa I think it is called? I didn't like the first OP at all. I like Rewrite the best. The fourth OP has the best cinematics. I have only heard a few L'Arc and AKFG songs, so if someone could point me into some good songs that would be great.

As for trumpets over guitars? Where would you get such a notion? laugh.gif I love the guitar ^^ Slash Rose all the way tongue.gif
Quistis88
QUOTE(Slashrose1010 @ May 16 2005, 07:35 PM)
Porno Graffitti... Were they the ones who did the first OP to FMA? Melissa I think it is called? I didn't like the first OP at all. I like Rewrite the best. The fourth OP has the best cinematics.

Yes, they did "Melissa" (and also spell "graffiti" with two T's), and I agree that "Rewrite" does have the best opening footage.

QUOTE(Slashrose1010 @ May 16 2005, 07:35 PM)
I have only heard a few L'Arc and AKFG songs, so if someone could point me into some good songs that would be great.

L'Arc~en~Ciel's "Spirit Dreams Inside" isn't bad (it's from the ending credits of the FF: TSW movie). They also did their own English version, with decent English lyrics and pronunciation as well.

QUOTE(Slashrose1010 @ May 16 2005, 07:35 PM)
As for trumpets over guitars? Where would you get such a notion? laugh.gif I love the guitar ^^ Slash Rose all the way tongue.gif

Personal preference. smile.gif I love the brilliant sound of a trumpet, and its ability to sound romantic at the same time. A Jazz trumpet is absolutely awesome when played well. I prefer jazz over stuff like rock and heavy metal any day.

And in case anyone is interested, my first boyfriend is also a trumpet player. laugh.gif But I've liked trumpets long before he came along.
Elderberry
...I actually prefer Gotoh's vocals to Hyde's, and I kind of like AKFG's style a little better, so...

Although, like Quistis-sama, I'm a bigger fan of Porno Graffitti than either of the other bands. biggrin.gif
Prinz_Zoisit
i still believe in l'arc en ciel,.... i still don't know much about this Kung-fu thing^^;;

P.S.: my fav. opening is the 1st and my fav end is also the 1st^^
Slashrose1010
O.O Now that I am a total freak about Laruku now, I decided to revive this thread biggrin.gif I do like both bands a lot still. But my opinion still sways in favor of Laruku, though, sometimes I am in more of an AKFG mood. I do like Gotoh's voice, it is just that I don't think Gotoh could pull off singing a song like Jojoushi tongue.gif

Laruku is also a lot more fluid in style.. they can have very slow songs to more heavy songs as well. Their overall music I like better and I like the members as well... though, I am not extremely fond of Yukihiro tongue.gif Tet, Hyde and Ken kick ass though.

I love Laruku whenever they use violins in their songs... I can only recall 2 at the moment but they are both great songs. Lies and Truth has to be one of their best songs that I have heard.

L'Arc does have a few years more experience than AKFG, but I am sure they will both continue to make great songs in the future ^^ Let's just hope that both bands will be together for awhile tongue.gif
Hagane no Renzy
I CANNOT DECIDE!!! ARRRCGH! blink.gif blink.gif

I have LEC's "Smile" album, and that just kicks ass, but I've also many an AKFG song and they pwn as well!!!

urgh.....gimme time to decide....

(well, i choose AKFG, probably because of Flash Back tongue.gif)
alchemist x
Lar'c all the way
mongooseboi
AKFG ftw
alchemist x
NNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR
edsgirl
AKFG because I haven't heard too many L'arc songs. But I like Rewrite, Haruka Kanata, and Flashback to name a few.
DonnaDelDrago
I like both, but Asian Kung-fu Generation a very small little bit more than L'arc...
Celestial Shadow
Totally ignoring Hyde's hotness...It's hard to say. I think I like the way AKFG sounds better. To me, the singer always sounds kind of drunk laugh.gif It's just fun for some reason...But I like Laruku's songs better and guitar rolleyes.gif
foolmetal alchemist
I used to like Laruku alot more than AFKG, but now I'm starting to like AFKG more everytime I listen to them. I'd say it's a tie for me. happy.gif
Slashrose1010
T__T How can you judge Laruku if you haven't heard much... They are such a diverse band opposed to AKFG who always sounds more... punkishy? I think Laruku just hits a better range of styles. Also, I do like Hyde's vocals... he even tries hitting higher notes in this one song XD The band's history is also more interesting... even from their beginnings :3

I don't really know much about AKFG's band members, but I like the guys of AKFG... even just aesthetically tongue.gif Ken and Tetsu look so cool. Hyde is all around good looking I guess and Yukihiro is... the drummer =D
Celestial Shadow
Who the heck are you talking to? Anyway, Laruku does look cooler, but Hyde's voice is too...I have no idea what to call it o.O
Slashrose1010
I am saying that to anyone who hasn't at least heard more than 6 songs or Lies and Truth :] Everyone go download that song along with Coming Closer and The Fourth Avenue Cafe. If you still think AKFG, then you must not like Laruku XP

Hyde's voice is... cool ^^ I should think so seeing as how I hear it all day XD
DonnaDelDrago
QUOTE(Celestial Fangirl @ Jul 22 2005, 02:37 AM)
Hyde's voice is too...I have no idea what to call it o.O
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Sometimes I'm really afraid that my windows will break if I turn the volume too loud... laugh.gif

...but I like it anyway.
There are times to listen to laruku - and times to listen to AKFG.
The kind of music I listen to depends very much on my mood.
Le Monkey
QUOTE(Slashrose1010 @ Jul 21 2005, 05:46 PM)
Everyone go download that song


Would love to.. IF I HAD A LINK!
Hint hint..
FMAlchemistChan
L'Arc-En-Ciel even though I only have heard one song. I have the mp3 of Rewrite and I hate that song. L'Arc-En-Ciel has a much better sound and doesn't have all of the annoying sounds in it. Rewrite is on my most hated japanese songs list.
AA battery
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L'Arc-En-Ciel even though I only have heard one song. I have the mp3 of Rewrite and I hate that song. L'Arc-En-Ciel has a much better sound and doesn't have all of the annoying sounds in it. Rewrite is on my most hated japanese songs list.


Right on opposite of you, I dislike Ready Steady Go with my heart and I love Rewrite tongue.gif
Slashrose1010
^How can you judge a band by just one song, especially since Laruku has a very diverse repertoire?

Meh, AKFG isn't as diverse in sound, but their slow songs and some of their other songs sound much more different than Rewrite.
Aoko-chan
I like both, but I like L'arc better.. I like L'arc's style abit more too
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