100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 15: Bonjour

Well, the big thing for today’s 100 Days of Tsurezure is … the interview! Great job, Ariane, and thank you for the contribution!

Montreal is tonight:

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We Interview Idols: Yukueshirezutsurezure (Not Secured, Loose Ends)

I alluded to this in yesterday’s 100 Days of Tsurezure post; ol’ Maniac here ultimately had to cancel his plans to see Not Secured, Loosed Ends in Toronto, but Papermaiden had previously volunteered to provide translation help, and she did a great job with this. And it’s the first interview we’ve done! Pretty cool.

A few notes to get started: This interview has been edited for clarity. Most of the words are the members, transcribed from their sentences written live using PC translation. Most of the answers were kind of brainstormed by the members as a group, piecing up sentences. Unless otherwise specified, you can assume the answer is the group’s and not a particular member. Shidare, as the great leader she is, often guided the discussion and prompted members to see if they would like to add anything. Imamura-san, the founder of Codomomental, was also present and sometimes helped the girls answer questions about the essence and concept. Much of the interview was conducted textually. Imamurasan suggested to use Google Translate to facilitate the interview in case the Japanese-English language barrier got too dense*. For now, enjoy what might be the first official idol interview conducted in person through Google Translate.  Continue reading

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I’m So Gleeful about This New BiS Track

Oh, you guys, how I have been hoping for this fun little corker to come out of the new BiS:

My girl Gozeela even wrote it. Holla. Continue reading

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I’m Kind of in Love with Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders

This is one that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while, gang, but I’m really glad that I finally did.

A little while back, Pure Idol Heart shared this one with me for I think like the third time, I guess possibly a little annoyed that I hadn’t responded before. But don’t blame me! There’s a lot of idol and only so much stuff to take in at once. However, what it was was Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders, 新しい学校のリーダーズ, Leaders of the New School (Twitter), and it was really interesting and I bookmarked everything that they had and then … nada, because while I’m more than willing to share new stuff with you guys via proxy if it’s from a known entity (like BiS!), I felt like I was doing everybody a disservice by relying on dumb ol’ YouTube and its region blocking.

Thank goodness for Viz Major, then.


新しい学校のリーダーズ (ATARASHII GAKKOU NO LEADERS) /「毒花… by idolvizion

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It’s #PainfullyViolent Day! Show Us Your Worst!

All right, team, it’s time to get real: Brian made the call for the #PainfullyViolent campaign, and it’s time to bloody up.

Follow these instructions, and remember to use the #PainfullyViolent hashtag, and tag @gu_dro if you can. Yurapiko was completely blown away by the #YuraSmile Friday Fun a few weeks ago, and the whole darn Guso Drop team got behind it, so you know that they’ll get a kick out of this one.

Make your sign, bloody/goo-up your face, whatever works! And if you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to share in the comments, and I’ll tweet it out for you!

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Mugen Regina Found a Novel Way to Introduce Their Music

I got a genuine kick out of this, you guys. See, I’ve … look, for reasons I don’t fully understand, I feel invested in all things Mugen Regina, especially since they came back to life. I’ve kept on blast, just waiting for the moment when they put out an MV or something, because I want to revel in that moment (and then blog it to death, because blog).

This isn’t that, yet, but it’s still pretty neat:

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Kamen Joshi’s Got a More Conventional Theme Now

Well, given that the last two releases from Kamen Joshi were a #2 single and a theme song for food, one could be forgiven for thinking that they’d go in just about any possible direction. This isn’t ridiculous, per se, but it is another theme song, albeit this time in a much more traditionally idol kind of way:


Thank you, Char T Saki!

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 14: Honor and Glory

Yesterday must have been a great one for Yukueshirezutsurezure. Portents abounded! Or, at least, Shidare found herself a sakura:

After a very successful (and rowdy-sounding!) first gig in Toronto with Next Music from Tokyo, Not Secured, Loose Ends got ready to crank out another mind-blowing performance:

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When Guso Drop Met Malcolm Mask McLaren

First! Remember, we’re doing #PainfullyViolent on Monday. This is important. Read that to see what you need to do to take part.

Now, let me put this out there to start things off: “Malcolm Mask McLaren” here is Guso Drop, albeit in their compatriots’ gear, and yes, this appearance at a Village Vanguard store the other day is genuinely odd:


Good one, Terry!

I haven’t looked very hard, but Guso Drop as Malcolm Mask McLaren is basically getting two cool punk units in one, so no real complaints. Continue reading

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Here’s a Reminder That Sugartrap Is Good as Hell

Good morning, you guys! I have a feeling that Toronto’s still feeling the effects of Next Music from Tokyo, which moves on to Montreal tomorrow. I’ve heard nothing but great things, so I’m glad for everybody involved.

Me, being stuck at home, I figured that unspooling some relatively new content was a good idea. Let’s visit more with idols that we don’t hear from often enough!

Take, for example, Sugartrap! Who are good and cool and inexplicably not a ton more popular than they are! They can bring the heat as well as most, with the added bonus of being pretty good performers, too. So how about: Continue reading

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