Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #3

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the first instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International & currently the producer of […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #02

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the second instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International and currently the producer of Cinema […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #1

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the first instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International & currently the producer of […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides | An Introduction

Here at Homicidols, we love to dissect Idol. No, I do not mean dissecting the girls themselves, you sicko, I meant Idol capital I, the essence, the thing, the industry. Consider the widespread misconceptions & ambiguities around mainstream idols common in English coverage. If even the big names cannot be described properly with the profusion […]

Cinema & Boy CQ Elevates Idol Beyond Our Preconceptions…

Sokichi Osada had a plan for his own idol group that would be a unique and daring take on the genre and he created, produced, and managed a group with that mission in mind. That group, Shoujo Kakka no International, was probably born too soon to really enjoy the fruits of the underground boom of […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #132

We made it! To what? To the gol-durned summer, ya jamokes! Oh man, I cannot express how good this makes me feel. For those outside of the United States: This weekend, which includes the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, is the semi-canonical start of summer; I happened to goose it a little bit extra for […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #89

Welcome back to Saturday! Did you all have a good week? Mine was breathtakingly busy, and it’s technically still not done because being on the new side for a fancy-pants job like I do at Day Job can frequently mean being a responsible adult even when the work week is supposed to be over. How […]

avandoned: Ending Is Beginning.

When you’ve become fully ingrained into idol fandom, there’s certain inveitable events that you learn to anticipate and mentally prepare for, such as when a twitter account belonging to a group you love posts an image containing a stark few blocks of text. Yeah, you know the type of post I mean… 【大切なお知らせ】 2014年7月より活動してまいりましたavandoned(あヴぁんだんど)ですが、2020年2月24日に開催する「出雲にっき生誕イベント」をもって、avandonedは活動終了・解散することとなりました。突然のお知らせで申し訳ございません。 pic.twitter.com/X5aTGkiv2C […]

Cinema and Boy CQ Present “The Picture Show of Chronic Deja Vu”…

Our number-one favorite coed-experimental-theatre-art-idol duo, Cinema and Boy CQ (You may call them Densho to shorten it.) have graced us with a new release! Following up their groundbreaking album The Soundtrack of Different Dimension Travel”, the pair have digitally unveiled their second full-length. due out on a  physical disk on May 18. For the more […]

Poison Rat, Despite the Name, Is Good

In the spirit of leveraging TIF to continue to play catch-up on the vast array of new idols and new acts this glorious Year of Our Oshi 7,429, I’m– What do you mean, this one isn’t at TIF? Why the heck am I bothering then? Oh! 0