The New Necronomidol Outfits, Annotated

As announced at their most recent live and in this recent post, Necronomidol’s new lineup has been revealed. Along with it came a new look!

Since I had more feelings than could fit in a tweet, I figured I would annotate what I like and dislike about these new costumes.

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Kick Jesus and Santa to the Curb: Seireki13ya Is What’s Exciting about This Year’s Christmas

The title is the best part of this article.

Since I’m going to hell anyway with this title, I hope I can run some marathons with Watanabe. This is this website’s version of a recipe blog, because I need padding for this article and I hope Maniac will edit this, but he likely won’t because we love a good trainwreck.

Heya! Are you tired of Seireki13ya being the least agressive act of Codomomental? I’m not! Clearly on a sugar high and can’t stop, won’t stop.  Continue reading

Codomomental Has Another Stellar Offering: Seireki13ya

They’ve been announced a while back, they have their first live today and yet, Codomomental has been kind enough to reveal both their look and what they sound like beforehand.

Codomomental auditionned for them earlier this year, you may remember seeing the following visual giving us a taste of the goodness to come:

Their group name extremely roughly means Astral Calendar of the 13 nights. It is a dreamy/night themed group, which is reinforced by the adorable boudoir-inspired costumes. These gorgeous corsets would probably be incredibly uncomfortable to sleep in, but a girl can dream, right?

Their introductory live also feature all of Codomen’s idol offerings and it is sold out to boot! Rarely have I ever seen a more sure value for a show than this.

For what it’s worth, Imamura-san, Codomomental’s producer, has said that this group will have a no lift, no crowdsurfing policy. You’ll have to pass that energy in the other groups. However, with these rules, maybe those of us who have penlights from more traditional venues will get to use them again. There is nothing somber about their music and I hope the public looks like a starlit sky from above.

They have released a preview of their first song, titled “Oyasumi Mirai To Koi Otome” for a 2 hours window this morning; thanks to intrepid fans’ sharing, you can listen to it here. Fans impressions are under the hashtag , I haven’t managed to save the page within the announcement period, so no lyrics backup for now, sorry.

This group has an image much closer to the traditional idol, but the sound is still powerful and surprising. As other fans has hoped, it sounds like the early, happy Zenkimi, less dempa than their current sound, sweet but with a kick. I think it’s a great way to complement already existing groups and, hopefully, they will reach an even wider audience.

The member’s page has the official romanizations for all our western convienience, if you’d like to assess who has oshi material for you as soon as possible.

Website is here, Twitter is here. Let’s hope the night will be long!

MISS QUINS: Welcome to the Party of Tortured Souls

If you’ve been keeping up with the codomomental news, maybe you understand a little bit why we run our best-of from December of the previous year to November. It gives us enough distance to put the hype in perspective of all the other exciting things that happened.

And we’ll certainly need that distance as I’m hype ventilating at just what is happening in the next week. As you know, Kotetsu is transfering to Yukueshirezutsurezure and debuting on tomorrow at their biggest live yet at Club Citta. Codomomental’s new idol group, Seireki13ya (Seireki Jusan ya), will be revealed on December 15.

And despite this being overwhelming enough on its own, Codomomental really went in for the kill because they just revealed that there’s a new Tsurezure member debuting on Friday. Who is not Kotetsu.

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You Review Things: The Babymetal Graphic Novel!

Here at Homicidols, the only thing we love as much as idols is throwing people into an experience they’ve never had before and get their raw impressions. In this case, our reviewer dived into the freezing waters by himself and we just came by with towels and a warm drink to pick him up. Friday Fun resident contributor Salem Black has graciously accepted to write up a review of the Babymetal comic (Oh? My earpiece is saying it’s a graphic novel). Please enjoy his foray into an unfamiliar medium.

 

Ok, so I been asked to review the Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal comic, I mean graphic novel, by virtue of having ordered a copy. I must admit from the outset that I’m no reader of manga or graphic novels, so I thought I would review this coming from the perspective of a Babymetal fan who will basically buy any merch sold in the West, aside from those t-shirts they sell to coincide with the release of everything and anything, like the official t-shirt of this novel, which I didn’t buy and why I had to read it in the nude (lie).

It’s thanks to Babymetal I discovered this very website and all the wonderful groups it’s brought to my attention since. Just think, if I never spotted a 2016 article about Babymetal performing at some festival in the UK on the BBC website, I would have missed out on so much fantastic music and never got the chance to experience the spectacle of watching Babymetal in front of 50,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome and the strange anticlimactic mood that filled the dome after they failed to make their big announcement at the end of the show. Speaking of an anticlimax, lets see what this comic, I mean graphic novel, is all about! Continue reading

Irohani Decoupage: Kotetsu Goes Blue

Codomomental love to tie loose ends before the year comes to a close. With Tsuyame’s recent departure, Not Secured, Loose Ends lineup changed again, with fans (okay, me) fearing another hiatus while hoping one of the auditonees will shine enough to be able to step into the group. While it’s impossible or undesirable to literally replace a member, Yukueshirezutsurezure is a very demanding group, taxing on screams for everyone on top of regular vocals.

And it seems a more-than-appropriate, refreshing person has stepped into the light. I have no doubt she’ll be great. The only hiccup? It’s Kotetsu from Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

Announced at Kaqriyo’s latest oneman live by their manager, Kotetsu will effectively transfer to Tsurezure on December 7. As one of the two founding members, it is hard for any fan to imagine what the Enfants Terribles’ vibe of Kaqriyo will change without the tiny bundle of joy and sunshine that is Kotetsu. Continue reading

2D Idols Come to Challenge Necroma on Their Home Base: “Zombieland Saga”

So, it has come to this. As the now-reddish maple leaves are accumulating on the ground, this maiden needs some pick-me ups. And I’ve just found one of the offerings for this fall is most interesting.

As the seasons turn, so does the TV schedule. One of my main para-Homicidols interests being manga (and anime, by extension), I dived into one of the new titles and found myself dumbfounded, as we have the closest thing to an Alt-idol anime there ever was. SO YOU GET A REVIEW.

The title is Zombieland Saga, an original anime series announced this summer as a collaboration between Avex Pictures and Cygames, which just debuted this week. Detailed (spoilerific) synopsis on the first episode under the cut: Continue reading

Maison Book Girl Is Watery in More Ways Than One

Just like there are “dog people” and “cat people”, there is a binary in the alternative idol fandom: Those who think Maison Book Girl’s sound is homogenous enough to believe it’s the same track on loop, and those who think “wow, this is such a new direction for them, I’m impressed” every time they have released a song since their major debut.

Obviously, this author is part of the second category and was once again in awe upon listening to “Okaeri Sayonara”. The music video was released today, along with the announcement of a new album, Yume, coming on November 21.

I have always associated Maison Book Girl with rain, and this MV validates that feeling. While the group has returned to light-colored costumes, the ominous feeling of the lyrics is reflected in the clear inspiration from hospital gowns[1]. Continue reading

Tying up Loose Ends and Saying Our Goodbyes to Anata Tsuyame

Fall doesn’t seem to be a good season for Tsurezure; last year in October, our beloved Cococo left the idol world. Her cohortmate, Tsuyame, stuck around as they were looking for a fourth member, seemingly becoming as much of a pillar of the group as the two founding members. And yet, here we are.

Anata Tsuyame, the braided brunette from Yukueshirezutsure has her graduation concert tomorrow night, September 7, at the Shibuya O-Crest. This news took everyone by surprise, and the shock was so great that I planned on writing something at the time, but couldn’t. Denial is a part of the grieving process, isn’t it? But there is no time for that anymore, as Tsurezure embarks on their new tour, titled Eclipse, in a mere 10 days.

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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 Cinema and Boy CQ (Den’ei to Shounen CQ), movie soundtrackers extraordinaire duo.
The Idol Suicides #03 was originally published in March 2017, in the fourth issue of 20hz.

For an introduction to the series, click here. For the other installments, it’s this way.

The text of the article is untouched and as Osada-san sent it to me. However, considering the original layout of the article had images and video content to supplement documentary appartés. I was linked to all idols videos, they are presented as they were. All other hyperlinks have been added by the contributor posting this.
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