OMG IT’S FINALLY OVER! Thanks to everybody who voted, shared, commented and contributed. What a rush.
Congratulations to Kamen Joshi for mustering one of the most genuinely touching GOTV efforts I ever could have imagined, and congratulations to their fans in Japan and around the world who proudly repped the Mask Girls. You cared!
#Corenament final totals:
Kamen Joshi, with the double bonus: 636
Our winner in a truly epic idol metal beatdown: @kamen_joshi!
— Homicidol Maniac (@homicidols) April 5, 2016
There’s no shame in being #2 to that. BiSH, you had a great run, seriously providing a ton of drama and ripping out hearts every step of the way. Come back hungrier next year!
Fuller recap to follow. This just makes it official (and archives all of that mess).
Well, the climax may have been a bit ruined for us, but we still made it! And you know what’s interesting? After all the drama and some really disappointed people (ironically, I called that on Facebook), we still wound up with a really compelling final match.
They’re both queens of their domains. One took the idol concept in radical directions without straying too far from what idol really means; the other is the new leader of the anti-idols, in name if not in fact. They’ve performed together, supported each other and done some of the biggest stages of anybody in the game, and all in the past year.
It would only be right to make a final round between the two of them as bizarre as possible.
The Curveball Deux:
Are you ready to hate me?
THE POLLS ARE CLOSED.
Some of you love BiSH and “Hoshi ga …” Some of you love Kamen Joshi and “SOUL.” That’s great. But are you just here to reflexively vote, or do you have a reason?
You can see the results so far, which are cumulative. Kamen Joshi’s walking off with an additional 100 points per the earlier-stated stipulation. Their lead is commanding, but not insurmountable.
For the final phase of the Corenament Final, it’s time for the real fans to make the real difference.
Go to the comments. What I want from the voters (now open to anybody and everybody) is to say WHO they really want to win, WHY they deserve to be the champion, and GIVE AN EXAMPLE of those idols’ best work, video or Soundcloud or whatever works.
And there’s an extra catch: You can do this for ANYBODY who’s been in the Corenament, but all comments in support of anybody not here in the Final will be AWARDED TO THE GROUP THAT BEAT THEM, rolling all the way up here to the final. So if you’re a huge FruitPochette fan and want to represent them, you’re also supporting BiSH. Guso Drop? Kamen Joshi. Here’s the bracket for use as reference:
The group with the most pro-them comments at midnight, 24:00 EDT in the USA, will receive a 300 point bonus.
I’m providing an example in the comments; see this one. English, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, whatever language works for you, use it. This is your testimonial for who’s the best.
Get to it.
The Spunky were one of Deathrabbits’ victims along the way, and now get a chance to see if their OMG SO CATCHY promise has what it takes to wear a Corenament badge. Screaming Sixties lost to Babymetal fair and square, but the elimination of their rival due to a bit o’ fraud means we get them back for one more shot.
Nothing out of the ordinary for this one. Just under 24 hours, beginning now, running to 24:00. Pick your punk poison.
Can’t stress these enough; even though I’d put it in ever Corenament post to that point, I had someone argue about the possible bot earlier today. Please don’t do that. I have to draw lines in how much money I put into this site somewhere, and superfluous game elements are going to take a back seat to things like hosting and custom code and other essential tools. So, please, follow the rules.
- Vote for the song you think is best. Not the one you like more, not the group you love, but the song.
- Vote once per device. Use the honor system.
- Remember, this is purely for fun. That means fun for people other than you, too, so just be fair.
- All voting closes at midnight, 24:00, on April 4. If there are ties (this will make more sense when the other steps play out), voting will still close, and we’ll determine our winner/s by other means.
Got it? Good.