Mana, better known to the world as Mana sama, is a legendary Japanese musician and Fashion designer, best known for his role as leader and guitarist of the visual kei rock band Malice Mizer. His high end fashion clothing label, Moi-même-Moitié, helped popularize Japan’s Gothic Lolita fashion movement. Mana sama is currently working on his solo project Moi dix Mois.
Matenrou (摩天楼, “Skyscraper”) 1990–1992
Malice Mizer 1992-2001
Moi dix Mois 2001- current
Clothing label: Moi-même-Moitié 1999- present
Over the years there are many fans who mimic and take inspiration from Mana’s various looks; anywhere from his fashion sense and hairstyles to accessories and makeup. There are countless cosplayers and role players for not only him but also his band mates too.
So many notable blogs and fan sites have been set up to memorialize this man and his band members but sadly, there are a lot of individuals who like to pretend they are the real band members when they are not. Role Players are a beautiful thing, but imposters are not. So I will list the official sites for social media in regards to these beautiful men.
Malice Mizer Official Site: http://www.malice-mizer.co.jp/
Moi Dix Mois Official Site http://moidixmois.net/
Moi Dix Mois Newly opened Official TWITTER: https://twitter.com/M_d_M_official
Mana sama’s Official Blog : http://manamonologue.blog16.fc2.com/
Next up is KOZI
KOZI official twitter: https://twitter.com/Kzi_official
Kozi official site http://www.kozi-info.com/
Kozi / ziz Official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ziz.jp
And finally, last but never least of them all: YUKI
YUKI official twitter: https://twitter.com/Mother_of_Life_
and his webstore:
mother of life shop in midinette http://midi-nette.shop-pro.jp/?mode=cate&cbid=1133429&csid=0
I know there are many sites which claim to be affiliated with or go so far as to say they are the official sites but these are the listings of the official. Beware of those claiming personal accounts and beware those who claim to affiliate with them, if it isn’t said in the official sites, then it is best to be safer than sorry.
Never buy copyrighted material from *personal sites* Always stick to the official accounts.
I personally run Koiai Designs and although I am a huge supporter of Mana and Moi Dix Mois, no matter how much in love with Malice Mizer or Moi meme Moitie I am- I will never sell anything pertaining to them because it is against the law. I have too much respect for these men and their work and the photographers and artists who surround them and would never disrespect them in such a manner as thievery or making money off their work.
I would hope others take that sort of caution as well.
Stay safe and take care till next time.