The Dark Side Of Harajuku Style You Haven't Seen Yet | Style Out There | Refinery29

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TILLY DOGGO
TILLY DOGGO

Androgynous

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Jin
Jin

Everything https://tetsugo.com

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foxy girl
foxy girl

Tomboy-ish

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Juliet Kalashnikoff
Juliet Kalashnikoff

+James Latief you know a lot about institionalisation . Care to share ? 😊

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lily YT
lily YT

Refinery29 plain

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Rita Rita
Rita Rita

The cute-disturbing thing is popular everywhere now I think judging by the amount of hello kitty pill boxes and razors I've seen

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Alicia Chan
Alicia Chan

They not gonna wnna to suicede if they r married with me lul

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Ronie Ervan
Ronie Ervan

all hail... baby metal

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RAiNY
RAiNY

me at 2:11 "wow there's Pop Team Epic, oh wait it's all animu!!"

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RAiNY
RAiNY

I really like the first few seconds of the video, woman: "this is so cute, but what does it say?" man: "I want to die." Woman: "Oh?.."

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Alan Valschi
Alan Valschi

I can hear their sadness in their voices

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z0h
z0h

The video talks like this is something dark and terrible, like im suppose to be frightened by it. It would probably scare me if i was a 60 year old white lady, but im neither. This stuff is tame compared to the Goth scene, and even more tame compared to the Black Metal scene in EU/NA. It would've been better if you just show us the fashion and how it compares to other fashion trends like Ganguro. But instead it comes off sounding like a DARE ad warning parents, "Is your child wearing pastels with a frown? Call this number immediately, your child may be at risk!" The other part of the video is that it doesn't understand the Japanese attraction to English words. Like a white guy with a Kanji tattoo, the same occurs in Japan where its common to see outrageous slogans and words used shirts and clothing. "Sex Suicide Baby" sounds horrible to an English speaker, but to a Japanese native it sounds exciting and edgy because they dont fully understand it. Regardless, thanks for going out there and filming, but this is definitely a farcry from the Norwegian Black Metal scene.

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Angga Wijaya
Angga Wijaya

Kawaii desu ne

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xbertocoaylax
xbertocoaylax

I'm thinking a few in this might already be dead

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iiDonutGamezz 35
iiDonutGamezz 35

Who. DISLIKED?!

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Amina Mina
Amina Mina

*I AGREE*

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Skylerfuntimegaming Wolf
Skylerfuntimegaming Wolf

This is my favorite style

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iiDonutGamezz 35
iiDonutGamezz 35

Wow. I WANT TO DIE. AND IT'S CUTE, EVEN WORSE.

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Shark Time
Shark Time

Kind of like the artist Melanie Martinez theme (idk if that makes sense) but it reminded me of her

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Kazza Namsoo
Kazza Namsoo

WTF they look like real life cartoon characters

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jtetsutani
jtetsutani

Bisuko using the star of david as part of his fashion statement. Cultural appropriation, TRIGGERED! 😂😂😂

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Menhera Archive
Menhera Archive

Because it's not https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagome_crest

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z0h
z0h

Someone else commented about that same thing. The Japanese really have no idea about alot of western symbols. To a Japanese it just looks cool. Theres a video on here where a Swastika is shown to Japanese citizens and 90% of them have no clue, like 1 out of 10 knows what it means, and the kids just think its a cool symbol.

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1I1I1
1I1I1

I feel like you can really express your style in japan bc u would probably get bullied or worse where i’m from

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Khôi Nguyên
Khôi Nguyên

there still be good things in life. life is a beautiful gift to everyone. live,love and be happy. (i'm vietnamese and i'm not so good at english.)

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ACID SNOW
ACID SNOW

super insightful, i haven't seen any of these around when i was in Harajuku Tokyo is seriously one of the best places in the world and there is a subculture for everything! hope fashion could open more doors to talk about important topics like suicide! thanks for sharing this with us really enjoyed watching this. P.s. i have just been to japan, if ever you are interested in watching my videos :)

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Riprap Noga Sangma
Riprap Noga Sangma

why do they talk like they are about to die is it there real voice ??

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Sean C
Sean C

Oh dear 😢 because wanna make money from depression people’s and they products and selling it and spreading it to get attention 😖

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Іван
Іван

i hope they'll be okay

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Hien Nguyen
Hien Nguyen

Seems like the Japanese version of emo

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james hutton
james hutton

This is great, anything that has people talking about their inner emotions is good

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Yinus Ayoubami
Yinus Ayoubami

Lol nice I like her voice I wish to visit this country one day

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fukuoka girl 909.hakata
fukuoka girl 909.hakata

oh..um...yes i understand why they wanna commit suicide coz ive worked as a salary man in japan. all the hardships was making me feel dark..but i never attempted to do suicide, but i did thought of it..japan is a stressful country. i love the culture but its gonna take more patience and a strong will to live there. this society isnt just about animes and rainbows. i hope those people who wanna live there understands it first.

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Dejion Jon
Dejion Jon

This just reinforces my belief that most people who go into the fashion/beauty industries are shallow morons...

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MMANiNjA
MMANiNjA

ill stick to the cosplay chicks

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Emma grace
Emma grace

It's sad that Japan has a literal suicide forest..

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Allan Wright
Allan Wright

Lovely presenter nice jacket shorts

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Eschaton Zenith
Eschaton Zenith

Japanese goth kids LOL

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Farhana Sarmin
Farhana Sarmin

Atleast Japan find way. Talking about mental health is taboo in South Asia too.

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Alex The Artist
Alex The Artist

I love hisss room it's so adorable and Kawaii

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Rukia Koltiska
Rukia Koltiska

I can relate because I still have depression, and I often turn to clothes and or fashion and makeup for comfort. And now I really love the Yami Kawaii fashion.

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Anhtuan L
Anhtuan L

Any culture without Jesus is a culture of death and hopelessness. People of Japan, especially young ones, turn to Lord Jesus Christ and you will find love and peace.

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Lelania Jade
Lelania Jade

♠️♣️🌸

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GT-APEX
GT-APEX

Yo these people are really disturbed , ive been into japanese culture for a number of years now although mainly just cars, culture/tradition/etiquette and food i always knew there was a dark side but never like this. This is just ridiculous , the government needs to help sort this shit out

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z0h
z0h

The Government?! Slow down. This might seem disturbing if youve never heard of or seen a Goth, but i can assure you that these edgy Japanese attention seekers is no reason to call the National Guard.

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Kat Willarv
Kat Willarv

I like the way they poortrait this people because the aesthetic is gorgeus, but i disagree with the connotation they give to their lifestyles and their way to see life

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Kewvin
Kewvin

I want to die

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John Smith
John Smith

1st world's problem

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Meg Rose
Meg Rose

Wonder if Gwen Stafani knows the true meaning

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MxMarionette
MxMarionette

Oooh i love menhera style! I use it sort of to calm me down to cope with my anxiety. Its weird idk.

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2jz inside
2jz inside

Weird flex but cool

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LiLiz 030
LiLiz 030

What is the name of the yami kawaii shop in Harajuku The one in the video

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Menhera Archive
Menhera Archive

Which one? The one where they get the reporter changed is Listen Flavor, the other one was Park Harajuku but that shop location closed down earlier this year. However, both ship worldwide via their onlineshops.

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youngrodriguez
youngrodriguez

yo i want that hoodie

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aawesh Khan
aawesh Khan

Convert to Islam n you will never commit suicide nor feel depressed INSHALLAH

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Elva.bxtch ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Elva.bxtch ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

7:18 I want to travel to Japan just to hug this beautiful girl The fact that her husband brings her to a cat place is just sooooo sweet and adorable

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LillyThePanda C;
LillyThePanda C;

What have our world become?? This is how our world should become? Dark, no life..evilness?

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z0h
z0h

Yes because a few Japanese kids want to scare their parents and look cool on instagram.

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LucifeL MartelL
LucifeL MartelL

This is such escapist bull shit... This generation, these kids need to have a whole can of whoop ass opened for them.. Just ban all this DC And Marvel bullshit and shut down hollywood in the west. Pull the plug on Kpop and Japanese Manga anime culture in the east. These societies need a reboot. Revive German Nazism and pre WW2 Nationalism. Then watch shit get real for these clowns.

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Semia Jebeur
Semia Jebeur

so what humanity can't survive whithout WAR!!!?? fuck off lucifer and let people find a way!

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ro pro
ro pro

Lol, this is so fucked. Good one, Japan.

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Validate
Validate

I wanna be winston

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安呢
安呢

Just by looking at these people I feel depressed

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Long Lee
Long Lee

Finally, my dream has come truee. Japanese emo style

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Ptaradactle Time
Ptaradactle Time

I like how at the start shes just like "OH... Oh...."

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Hsin-Roe Pan
Hsin-Roe Pan

Loved looking into this style, and I think it was interesting to see the girl interviewing everyone sort of was condescending at the beginning but then grew to a better understanding and respect for the style!

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WhyGoDaze
WhyGoDaze

just japanese goth/emo

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Scott Larson
Scott Larson

Japan is just the internet in the form of a country

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Tolvfen
Tolvfen

that is also a way :-)

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M o c h i C h a n
M o c h i C h a n

Ohh

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the dark side
the dark side

Mhmmmm so reality is ugly yeah but what if.......you can make it beautiful? And yes you can make it beautiful so let me tell you my story So i was a cheerful happy positive kid then a lot of things happened the ones that i called my "firends" were actually monsters i guess? They stabbed me behind my back So i became depressed and my family didnt understand me i was lonely And time passed by theeen we moved out and i meet my childhood friend she lived there too my dad and his dad were childhood friends too. And when i started to a new school the teachers moved me to 4th grade but i was supposed to be in 2th grade but the teachers said i was too smart. anddd as the time passed by i became moreeee depressed i wanted to die at that moment and you may wonder why did i became more depressed its beacuse i was lonely and everyone judged me bc i was too cold to people. and no one liked me i didnt know why tho i was so shy too. So i cried everyday but i got closer to my childhood friend and i learned new things she taught me how to stand up for myself and and other things. So we became best friends of course. i loved her so much we laughed together we cried together we did everything together. and i became more positive and happy she helped me. but..... she moved out to another country i cried so much and i missed her so much. in school breaks i would go and sit somwehere and read bookes i was lonely but of course i gived her my number before she mobed out. sooo i became more smarter and more realistic bc i readed books all day and all i did was search things study and lesrn new things from internet. no one understanded me so i didnt have any friends and i still dont have tho but im ok with that cuz i dont like them anyway theyre so fake @_@anyways İ became so........crazy and genius at the same time (•Π•) And i learned different languages like Swedish,dari,spanish,english,japanese,turkish, So now here i am you may think that im a emo bc of my profile pic but nope your wrong İm just a realitic person. im 13 but i think like a adult and im smarter than a normal adult im saying this bc SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER THAN ME TREATS ME LİKE İM A BABY AND THEY THİNK İM İNOOCENT BUT NOPE İNTERNET AND WORLD RUİNED MY MİND keep your children away from internet pls @_@ And i found porn videos on google when i was 10 .........OH WHYYY........ WARNİNG:PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHİLDREN AWAY FROM İNTERNET PLEASE

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kyu lowe
kyu lowe

Wow this is the aesthetic ive been going for in my artwork, i love it

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Ray Kah
Ray Kah

All those people looks like they are from cartoon. Ssucks

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Li V.
Li V.

Amazing ♡

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Anako Neko
Anako Neko

I wish and hope to all people that have depression and wants to attempt suicide get well soon and start a new better life :)

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CB Tv
CB Tv

every weaboo's dream

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Lucy Farrell
Lucy Farrell

*TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️* I personally have tried to commit suicide so many times I can’t remember my last attempt was cutting a vein I thought was an artery around 1 1/2 months ago and obviously failed but hearing all the people in this video that something I love like fashion and makeup can be an emotional release rather than pain and death makes be hopeful for the future for the first time in 12 years (btw I’m 16) is an almost euphoric feeling so just thank you and to anyone considering suicide it’s nothing to be ashamed of and should be released rather than bottled up so find a friend, consulter or family member you trust and let it out or write story’s or poems or draw do makeup even (15+) masturbate or have sex to let it out Do anything harmless you can for yourself to make yourself happy even if you keep failing keep trying never give up it might take days weeks months years even decades but eventually you WILL succeed ❤️🌸🦄🏳️‍🌈

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YUP SUBARASHII
YUP SUBARASHII

I'm actually 16 too, I've been negative or maybe depressed all the way back maybe when I was 10 or so, but I always have the urge of seeing more in the future no matter the suffering I will experience in the future. Anime and some YouTubers or twitch streamers have always inspired me in doing something. Like when I started posting stuff in my channel. I always smile when people comment and tell me to keep it up or about the video which always make me smile. Also glad you're ok now! Good luck!

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A. Fry
A. Fry

At first I was deeply uncomfortable with the depictions of self harm and suicide being used as fashion statements but as the video progressed I realized I was looking at it from my western viewpoint, where things like fashion and cartoons are frivolous. What has always drawn me to Japan is their usage and appreciation for these artforms. Fashion gives a distinct message of your group, your belonging, in a way that is deeper than Western society. We are taught to not judge people's personalities based on their clothes rather than being taught to properly display our personalities through our clothes. They use cartoons in _everything_ from most food labels to street safety signs. So when they show these things openly in their fashions, in their cartoons, it hits home in a way that doesn't translate easily. They aren't frivolizing these dark issues, they're normalizing the representation of them through these common, easily read artforms. It's amazing and deeply inspiring.

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sad bitch energy
sad bitch energy

as someone who deals with depression and mental illnesses, this mini-doc was very eye opening. i use kawaii fashion as a coping mechanism as well, and i hope this style will spread awareness about depression and suicide in japan, and also worldwide.

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Ender
Ender

All young people go through an angsty phase, it's part of becoming an adult.

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moderndudeman
moderndudeman

Its so depressing.

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Targeted In Kansas City MO
Targeted In Kansas City MO

I want to die

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Kiana
Kiana

So ive been pronouncing kawaii as “kaway” oml

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Rocky Atlantis
Rocky Atlantis

Death comes Naturally!!

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Ellie Ehlers
Ellie Ehlers

It’s basically the Japanese version of emo

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BlackRoses Thorn
BlackRoses Thorn

While I do see the point a lot of comments are making that this may or may not lead certain fans to idolizing mental illness and doing some kinda edgy shit for the sake of "pleasing" their idols... I think we're seriously underestimating how much good this kind of coping mechanism can do. People are gonna do dumb shit regardless, but can we really call stuff like this bad when the dudes fan here literally said he helped save her life? Why take something therapeutic away from tons of people for the benefit of an idiot few who wanna ruin it for everyone else? Even those who aren't using it to cope. Some may just like the creepy/cute aesthetic, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Tbh, this whole fashion movement seems like candy gore but as clothing which is hella fucking cool. This sorta style appeals 100% to the creepy/cute this is candy gore as an art style. And yes, I know some people are against candy gore too for whatever stupid reason. But I mean c'mon now. In a world where "cut for Zayne" was a legit social media movement, we need to understand that nothing will stop those kinds of people from existing. We can't take away an entire art form, an entire movement, an entire fashion sense or coping mechanism cause we're afraid some stupid kid is going to think depression is cool. Stupid kids have, and will continue to see mental illness as something cool and edgy. The only thing getting rid of (an admittedly pretty neat) art style would accomplish is oppressing what should be freedom of expression, and taking away a genuine source of happiness for many people who actually find solace in this sort of mockery of their own mental health. Taking this away would be like taking self deprecating humor away because it "makes light of mental health." But we all know that would be BS, right? Cause self deprecation has been very much proven an effective coping mechanism.

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delitter
delitter

This is sad. +( The only thing i dont want to happen is death. Ever. So seeing these people i just dont know what to think. But i do feel sad for them.

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Mike Jones
Mike Jones

If u really want to die hire someone to kill u get it over with this world don't need any of you.

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Mike Jones
Mike Jones

Yeah we call these people homosexuals in the United States lmao lol hahahahahaha all of you look stupid

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Mike Jones
Mike Jones

Yeah they look retarded and mentally ill for wearing that shit japan is stupid for allowing this crap

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Chriscel Bragat
Chriscel Bragat

That sign in the guy's jacket 10:23 , 10:32 , 10:48 what the....! 💀👹

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Lorien A
Lorien A

I find this quite interesting as it's a type of outcry in a way. Yes, it's fashion and everyone's different so someone could just like it for the style, but the antisocial comments on the back of the tops and the depression themes make people uncomftable, which creates change and questioning. The pretty strict society of Japan where mental health is still taboo needs its polar opposite; cut wrists on tops and bandages being fashionable. Really important statement to society. Also as many people dealing with mental health find, bringing light to their issues can be very important. Song writers expressing dark emotions can connect and heal. Young people with depression can bring focus on these hush hush topics. Sure, mental health gets romanticised but this fashion made someone confused, curious and uncomftable enough to make a documentary! This is one creative way of spreading a true and very real message.

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Lorien A
Lorien A

I can't believe that young lady isn't getting help. It honestly breaks my heart knowing its a never ending cycle - I just hope she finds a way out.

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My Favor Sound Diary
My Favor Sound Diary

i undestood that meanng of this fashion when see haruka-san's active, this is one of the way for escape from some organ(school or society kind) within fashion kind&peace way, so we should be recognize this way' because it's better than lost one person's life, WE WORLD Made from LOVE&PEACE

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ki j
ki j

PLEASE BECOME YOURSELF BEFORE YOU BELONG TO SOME OTHER GROUPS.

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Guntur Wibowo
Guntur Wibowo

notice me senpai

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Sa rah
Sa rah

Can i talk about the editing? Its sick

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M
M

Scary? They're dope (some of them)

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phanny phan
phanny phan

woah their clothes are so *kawaii*

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racoonzattack
racoonzattack

7:08 Whoa! Japanese cats look just like American cats!!! Who knew?

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Pagan
Pagan

Japanese version of emos?

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Enes Tarhan
Enes Tarhan

That's what religion is for to give people hope where there is hope there is life

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Sweetness XD
Sweetness XD

5:35 how the mirror moving but his face isn’t??? 🤔

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LittleMiss Logic
LittleMiss Logic

Awwwwww

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Forgotten Child
Forgotten Child

Watching this makes me want to dress like that 😍

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Nikita Webber
Nikita Webber

Is this kyari pamyupamyu style?

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Jarred Random
Jarred Random

*Sees star of David *disliked

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Jarred Random
Jarred Random

"I wanted any viewers who are thinking of committing suicide to see the consequences of a failed attempt, and reconsider." Wtf did America teach them after WWII?

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CJ Meiko
CJ Meiko

Intersting... New sub here

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sisi429
sisi429

It breaks my heart to watch this. As someone who suffered depression and is on the mends, it is hard everyday cause even the littlest things can send me right back to that deep hole of sadness. But God saved me from my past and will continue to save me every day! I hope everyone who is still suffering can find their inner peace and salvation! 💕

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sups702
sups702

#2 gookk

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sups702
sups702

doki rap = oki gook ha ha . ……...

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