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MADKID - Shin, Lin, You-ta, Kazuki, and Yuki

Welcome to AXCEL STYLE! Thank you for coming and I’m very happy to see a fellow Axcel (whether you’re new, seasoned, or just being curious) stopping by to check out this fan survival kit of a site. 😊

This site’s purpose is to introduce you to a variety of guides, tools, and apps to further expand your experience as a MADKID fan living outside Japan. While we global Axcels are unfortunate to not being able to see the boys in any of their live events, such as their weekend live shows and release events, you can still take advantage of reaching out to MADKID, fellow Japanese Axcels, and other global Axcels outside your country. In other words, MADKID are also doing the same thing for us as well!

In this site, you will find various guides to a number of social media apps, as well as some other relevant information, such as joining the official MADKID Fan Club as a global fan. You’ll also find some online-only events that everyone can join and help MADKID get more well-known around the world, such as Twitter campaigns and YouTube campaigns. It may sound like a lot of hard work, but after you experience it, it’s a lot of fun to be (somewhat) part of MADKID’s history, don’t you think?

This site will be updated constantly, so please, keep in touch when you can! The easiest way to keep updated with AXCEL STYLE is to follow me on the AXCEL STYLE Twitter. This site is in sync with this account, and you’ll be able to see the latest updates and additions here.

MADKID Official Fandom Name: AXCEL

MADKID after one of their 2nd single release events w/ fans and audience

On June 7, 2018 (JST), during their monthly MAD MUSIC Line Live talk show, the MADKID members, staff, and the fans 1 have voted on the fandom name. The naming and voting had gone through some three months until the suggested names came down with the following: GeekFam BabyMadonna, and Axcel.

Eventually, the names came down to Fam Baby and Axcel, and through the fan votes (both the audience and those online), both names came out a tie and the final decision came to all the five members. The members unanimously voted for Axcel, and thus, the MADKID fandom name of Axcel was announced through the show and also by the official MADKID Twitter account.

Axcel was stylized from the short form (accel) of the word accelerate. The MADKID members see us as their motivation to strive forward to their goals and dreams, for instance, through a series of social media campaigns 2, and in the case of the fans in Japan, being able to come and attend their live events and release events as scheduled.

Let’s take an analogy of a car with a driver and some passengers. Their destinations are a series of goals. The driver and the passengers are the MADKID members. They won’t be able to get to their destination without a full tank of fuel. The fans will be the fuel to that car. Without fuel, the driver won’t be able to accelerate the car no matter how much he presses the accelerator pedal. Without fuel, the driver and the passengers will be left stranded.

Since that day, the MADKID members and the staff have been calling all of us fans as Axcels. The car jokes have been caught by the entire fanbase, as well as the members, to the point that we even use as 🏎💨💨 our official emoji. 3

MADKID is also (probably) one of the first boy groups to have a codename for the haters. 4 Want to guess what that codename is? 😁

About the Axcel Advocate…

I’m Adrianne, a web developer and a blogger. I normally blog about life in general and web development/tech-related topics when time permits. I’m located in a small suburb on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.A. I’m a Filipino-American who can speak and understand (some proficient, some fluent) four languages: Tagalog, English, Spanish (proficient), and Japanese (proficient).

Aside from following MADKID, I also like to build websites, learning and refreshing coding languages like JavaScript and Python, reading books and (sometimes) manga, landscape/places and food photography, write (fan)fiction stories when I can, play video games, try out different types of dishes, 5 and bubble teas.

I have been a J-Pop fan for over a decade, starting back in 2000, with a now-famed Johnny’s boy group Arashi. I fell into a 10-year hiatus when I felt ousted by the growing number of (unruly) global fans that I simply just lost touch with Arashi then. Some ten years later, I was found on Instagram and that’s how I found MADKID. 6

I also listen to the following J-Pop and (low-key) K-Pop groups in addition to MADKID:

  • IVVY
  • GRiT
  • UNIONE
  • FlowBack
  • Da-ICE
  • THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE
  • Super Dragon
  • Choutokkyuu (Bullet Train)
  • Faky
  • FEMM
  • BananaLemon
  • E-Girls (Flower and Happiness)
  • AAA
  • lol
  • BTS
  • GOT7
  • Winner
  • EXO
  • iKON

As of June 7, 2018, I have become an official MADKID Fan Club member.

MADKID Official Fan Club Digital Membership Card

You can find me in other places too:

Thank you again for visiting! If you have any comments, suggestions, and stuff regarding this site or just MADKID in general, please feel free to contact me. 😊

AXCELS FIGHTING!!

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Some site barebones…

This site has been built and powered by the following:

  • WordPress (stand-alone blogging/CMS software)
  • Child Theme based on the Timeline parent theme by Themify, heavily modified by yours truly.
  • Adobe CC (for the images and graphics)
  • MADKID official group photos courtesy of MADKID Official Twitter and Instagram.

Some sidenotes...

  1. fan club member-only audience and those participating online through the Line or Line Live app, which also includes global fans. I was one of the online viewers who also participated in the voting.
  2. Examples are Twitter campaigns to earn a certain number of Retweets to certain tweets or earning a certain number of followers to the MADKID Twitter account, as well as earning a certain number of views on a new music video posted on YouTube before a certain deadline date.
  3. Just to add to the car jokes, there is also the word axle. An axle is a rod that passes through a wheel or a group of wheels underneath of a car. And then, there’s also axle grease
  4. We haven’t really come across any MADKID haters so far, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they exist…
  5. I’m diabetic, so I’m exploring for diabetic-friendly dishes, and there are plenty!
  6. Post some bubble tea and foodie pics as often in your Instagram and a J-Pop idol or two will find your pics and like them, in which you will also be found. It worked for me. 😁