Last week, Char T Saki tweeted at me a blog post made by a big Kamen Joshi fan on their experience at a Guso Drop show. I thought, that’s got to be interesting, so I asked for a translation (the thing was in Japanese!), and Saki was able to oblige.
If you’re new, or if you aren’t familiar with Kamen Joshi/Alice Project and/or Guso Drop, the reason that I found this interesting was in the clash of styles: Kamen Joshi trends toward big, melodic idol rock and idol metal, doing colorful daily shows in their own home theater and boasting a #1 single, etc.; Guso Drop are like the queens of the underground, doing gritty-ass hardcore and assorted un-idol performance down in the muck. Though both are technically independent and employ some similar visual elements on stage (weapons, basically), they’re very different.
The post includes:
- Notes on the MC
- A deep appreciation for Rei
- Very close, very clear photos of the Guso Drop members
- Lyrics for “Hirari Hira Hira”
- And various other scene-level musings
The translation is right here on Saki’s on blog, so give our friend a follow there, too, if you like.
Update: Video of the show (thanks, Philippe!)