Monday, April 20, 2009

The Androgynous Rocker Boy: Gackt

Gackt is the most feminine male singer in the entire world. He’s a Japanese pop rocker with a whole legion of fans who love him purely for his androgynous good looks, his singing be damned. His music is a blend of the more bubblegum-y jpop sounds from singers such as Ayumi and Japanese alt-rock, which of course mirrors his blended male/female appearance.


  1. Gackt is not a hermaphrodite.. he may be questionably Bi, but he was married once, he dresses masculine, studies martial arts and has even acted in drama series as a samurai. Just because he doens't fit the stereotypical American beer belly, hairy, sweaty, gun totin' image of what it means to be a man doesn't mean that masculinity is defined the same in every country of the world. Far from it. I would wager that Gackt is more of a man than most American men could be. Jeez.. Americans really are naive about culture outside our own. Go back to school. Travel a little more often!

  2. I would imagine that a lot of asian men would seem this way to Americans who have no knowledge of the culture of Japan. Even obviously straight men who without question are 'manly men' in Japan might seem hetero or bi etc in America. Cultural standards are very different. I don't disagree that Gackt has attraction to another male, but the arguement for this article based on appearance and singing voice is very limited. In interviews Gackt refers to himself in masculine language and uses words that are masculine in the Japanese languge that only MEN use. He's not trying to be a girl. He's also very good looking in a kimono [mens traditional Japanese dress] and if you think he's gay or hetero or whatever because he wears one then you've just proven yourself pretty ignorant indeed.

  3. Gackt's all muscle; he's ripped. How is he girly? He's a little gangsta'-ish sometimes too lol. But he still has a streak of visual kei in him from when he was singing for Malice Mizer. Rather ostentacious and theatrical. Still..I don't see any of that as being feminine.

  4. You wanna talk about 'girly' Japanese vocalists, look up Kinky Kids. Meh. A boy band but they have a good sound...mix of big band meets caribbean dance party??. not sure either of them have hit puberty yet >D lol. Not making fun of them tho, I like them as singers, too.

  5. Gackt's very manly. What is point of this article?? And he's more talented and educated than most american singers. The only thing he doesn't do well is eat ice cream!!! lol!

  6. Well...I don't like him, but still- I think he is truly a Musician!

  7. Pretty, pretty boy! He's happy with who is he is! I'm liking!

  8. And I suggest you look up up what a hermaphrodite,transsexual and inter sex persons are before you make comments.

  9. WOW! GACKT is anything but feminine! His voice for starters, his attitude, some of his lyrics are just oh so sexist, and the way he dresses up and acts are all manly man man! Just cause he does some fanservice from time to time to make his fangirls scream like crazy doesn't make him feminine.
    And he's not a pop rocker. He's a visual kei artist.
    And someone who can play about 12 instruments is more of a musician than those who only know how to hold a mic on stage!
    You should get your facts straight and learn a bit about the world around you before making statements!

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