BiS Gave Us New Video for a Not-new Song but Also Unveiled Their New Look

I actually almost popped when the announcement hit Twitter — NEW BIS MV OMG! — and was just the tiniest bit let down that the video wasn’t for the upcoming single release, but was actually for “Romeo’s Heart” off of the last album (which was good on the whole!). It’s still an indie release, so it’s published by Tsubasa and is, of course, region-blocked until some generous soul posts it to another service helpfully re-upped by a friend!


BiS-新生アイドル研究会 /「ロミオの心臓」[OFFiCiAL ViDEO… by idolvizion

I think “nice” is the exact word for it. Less nice, on the other hand: Continue reading

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None Can Resist the Power of the Fox God: Red Hot Chili Peppers & Babymetal

I am so stupid happy to bring this to you guys.

Well, unless you’ve seen it elsewhere. But! Dave K. bopped the link to this over email this morning, and I felt like I was duty-bound to bring you Babymetal blending chocolate and chili peppers, a combination that I’ve never found as tasty in execution as one might hope, but is pretty fun when turned into a live musical performance:

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Get a Little More into What Yannderu Ame Sounds Like

Good morning! Things are returning to normalish: I’m getting some more time back finally, I think that I may have found a solution to that weird commenting thing (and please tell me yea or nay if it seems to be right for you), there’s idol things happening … yup, good times are upon us.

And to respond: Yesterday, Yannderu Ame chucked onto the world a lyric video for “Idol Love Memorandum”:


Thanks, PIH!

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So It Turns out That Pikarin Can Play Nicely with Others

Happy Saturday, gang! It’s not yet May, but we’re about to have our first 90-degree day of the year, and of course all that travel lately means that ol’ Maniac gets to celebrate said bullshit-hot day by going outside to do lots of yard work and stuff!

So we can all have something to enjoy, here’s live Pikarin that not all young women are at the mercy of Shiina when she performs — some of them even perform with her!


It doesn’t even involve any biting or groping!

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I Hope You’re Ready for Koutei Camera Gal

As promised in the Weekender a la the ongoing hip-hop idol life of LaLa Sugar and friends, here are two of those friends and their most recent work:

Yep. Koutei Camera Gal. There was a nice little buzz when this video appeared yesterday, and deserved, because Everything Camera Girl/Gal and Also Their Sucessors is cool as hell. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #24

I felt seriously irresponsible this week, you guys, and we wound up doing a bunch of stuff anyway! I think I got good feedback on the whole who’d-be-fun-to-follow thing, though feel free to input if you haven’t, and of course continue to screw around with the Fun.

The Week That Was, or Was It?

Did you see that those of us in North America can finally get “bite the bullet”?

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Is Anybody Else Having Weird Tech Issues with the Site?

A few folks now have commented (meta) that the commenting system is finding unique ways to mistaken them for somebody else. It’s not caching, I don’t think, on either end, but the submission field shouldn’t be pre-filling the ID box with anybody’s info, unless it’s yours and you’re already logged in.

This is beyond my normal level of Knowing How Websites Work, so I need to escalate it to figure it out, and the best way to do that is to go in armed with lots of info.

So, basically, raise your hand (that is, make a comment) and describe what’s up. Put your regular username in the comment regardless of whether everything displays normally for you. Include a screen capture if you can.

Please and thanks.

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Minami and Ayano are Up Up and Away from Up Up Girls

Well, this was a a surprise. A pretty gutwrenching surprise.

Official statements from management and the girls themselves right here:

So, Minami and Ayano are out of Up Up Girls, presumably some time in Summer. Minami has plans to become an actress, while Ayano will be retiring from entertainment. Continue reading

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John’s Cracking Horrifying Mysteries for the Benefit of Us All

This is a fun little saga. You know the cover of Necroma’s NEMESIS? And the skull in the foreground with the cryptic writing on it? Ever wonder what that says?

After some hard work by a member of the Alternative Idol group we were able to figure out the meaning of the mystery characters on the skull. If you are feeling a bit lost by the previous statement have a look at this: NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: The Mysterious Glyphs. I think the end results might […]

via NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: A Mystery Solved — Straight From Japan

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The Friday Fun Is Redefining Binge-watching with Idol TV

I’m actually writing this one immediately after last week’s Friday Fun post, so I have no idea if you guys actually joined in with the #IdolCoversIdLikeToSee fun, but since you usually deliver, I’m going to congratulate you anyway! Good job everyone!


I can hear the groaning coming a mile away; “Oh boo, here goes Kerrie with her Hello! Project rambling again, kick her off the site already.” Yes, this is another Friday Fun inspired by Hello! Project. When you’re a fan of both alt-idol and more traditional idols, sometimes you see certain groups or companies doing one thing and wonder “what would happen if ____ did that too?”

I’ve ranted many times on Twitter about how I want to see WACK become the HelloPro of alt-idol, with shuffle units (A MoMo unit with BiS’ Momoland and BiSH’s Momogumi, anyone?), big joint events, the whole shebang (and to be fair, last month’s WACK Expo was like a smaller version of what I had in mind). Continue reading

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