Shoxx

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SHOXX
Categories Music
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Ongakusenkasha Co., Ltd.
First issue October 1990
Final issue November 2016
Company IDG
Country Japan
Based in Tokyo
Language Japanese
Website Official website

Shoxx (stylized as SHOXX) was a Japanese music magazine published monthly by Ongakusenkasha. It focused on Japan's visual kei scene, featuring its most popular bands as well as new ones. It is advertised as a "Visual and Hard Shock" magazine on each cover, a title that was influenced by visual kei pioneers X Japan and taken from their album Blue Blood.[1]

Different artists are featured on the cover every month, along with a 20-page feature which covers them through in-depth profiles and interviews, and a poster of the cover star. Regularly featured bands included Miyavi, Mucc, Nightmare, The Gazette, Kra, Sid, Kagrra, Alice Nine, An Cafe and LM.C.

The magazine tends to appeal to overseas fans due to the large number of photos (often full-page) and advertisements included in each issue. It is becoming more widely available as the popularity of Japanese music increases in the West.

In September 2016, it was announced that Shoxx had filed for bankruptcy, and that the company would be publishing its final issue that November. The final issue featured SuG, although Shoxx would later release one more special-edition magazine in February 2017 that featured The Gazette.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interviewing the man who coined the term "Visual kei", Seiichi Hoshiko". Jrock News. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 

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