PLUG RECORDS’ New Project: NANIWA-V Allies


by Leela McMullen, Sarah Jones, posted July 6, 2014

PLUG RECORDS are starting a new project together with 11 other Osaka bands called the NANIWA V kei Rengougun (Allies).

Their first activity was an omnibus mini album entitled Yougenkyou WEST – The Conquest of NANIWA on June 25 followed by a live event at Osaka BIG CAT on the July 4.

The following bands are involved with the project in addition to PLUG RECORDS own FEST VAINQUEUR:

  • Crimson Shiva
  • Zin
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi
  • Minus Jinsei Orchestra
  • Rin -the end of corruption world-
  • LUCHe
  • the Raid
  • RevleZ
  • Royz

A sampler for the album is available on YouTube and CD Japan is stocking it in order to cater to overseas sales, so make sure you get in on this Kansai VK buffet!

Instore events continue to be held in the Kansai region featuring various members of the allies.

For more info (although in Japanese only) take a look at the project site.

Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt!!/LeelaInTokyo

Sarah began her journey into the world of Japanese music courtesy of L'Arc-en-Ciel back in the year 2000. Since then, she has combined a love of music and music journalism into writing for European Japanese music magazines and assisting with Japanese interest events in the UK. After graduating in Law from the University of Nottingham, she put 'the law-thing' on the backburner to dive into the live scene in Tokyo for 3 years. Sarah returned to the UK in September 2010 to do that 'law-thing' and now works for a Japanese bank in London. Her heart is always in the music and fashion in Tokyo and her life is balanced between her time in the UK and Japan. When she has time, she also blogs at

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