16. Japonisme 2.0: German visual-kei Fans, Tokio Hotel, and the Popular Music Genre That Must Not Exist



1. Cinema Bizarre, “Lovesongs (They Kill Me)” (2007)



Cinema Bizarre’s first single also was the band’s most successful release, hitting the German single charts at #9.


2. Tokio Hotel, “Durch den Monsun” (2005)



Tokio Hotel’s debut single peaked the German and Austrian single charts at #1. The Maxi Single CD also included a Japanese version of the song.


3. Tokio Hotel, “Monsoon” (2007)



In 2007, Tokio Hotel recorded an English version of “Durch den Monsun”. The video features one of the most visual-kei-like appearances of Bill Kaulitz.