Moi dix Mois is a Japanese music project founded by former Malice Mizer guitarist Mana. It is marked by Mana's selection of
guest performers rather than a typical band structure, and exhibits a combination of classical elements with hard rock and
Apart from playing guitar, Mana composes all of Moi dix Mois' music and lyrics, arranges, produces, and designs the stage
costumes and acts as overall artistic director. In contrast to Mana's previous bands, Moi dix Mois is explicitly billed as
Mana's solo project; while the project members have input during the performance and recording of the music, Mana essentially
determines the band's artistic direction on his own. All of Moi dix Mois' music is released via Mana's own independent record
Since the debut release of the single "Dialogue Symphonie", Moi dix Mois has released four singles, three full
albums, and one mini-album.
The band's name, which literally translates from French as "me ten months", has special meaning to Mana. "Moi"
stands for his debut as a solo artist; "Dix" stands for the number ten and while one symbolizes the beginning of
something, zero means something similar to "eternity"; "dix mois", again, means "ten months",
the average time a baby grows inside its mother's womb before being born (the Japanese traditionally count gestation in lunar
"Invite to forbidden libretto...
Thou roam in a black desperate darkness"
Where the beauty meets the darkness