Nerves of Steel

It’s Monday. Don’t you just feel like idling around calmly?

WELL, THAT’S NOT AN OPTION TODAY.

Instead of being idle, consider being an idol (or as close as possible).

Well, here comes #NERVEORDiE.

To do so, let’s go and learn the dance to the alt-idol anthem that is Nerve. Your challenge: Let us know how many times you have managed to do Nerve in a row. Use the hashtag on Twitter! Share your results in a friendly competition with strangers on the internet!

All bets are off for what you do around it. Do you want to stage your own WACK-concert minus the ridiculous employee conditions? Would you  rather jump around your living room chaotically throwing your arms and legs back again and again and again?

To keep you motivated, here is a playlist of lives and covers of your new favourite workout, complete with familiar faces!

Inspiration, Perspiration: The New Homicidols Dot Com

It is never too late in the year to start taking good habits. And this year is no different.

Burnt out by the massive graduations that have befallen our fandom, Team Homicidols was looking for the best way to get those sweet, sweet endorphins to go on with our lives.

From here on out, Homicidols is a fitness-focused website with a theme of idols. Idols’ hard work is nothing if not inspiring, and you need to stay fit to keep these shows going!

Expect apparel reviews, workouts and more!

Let’s get sweating!

Can Anyone Be Ready for this BiS?

The people have spoken(?) and Watanabe has reaggregated BiS as a nine-member unit. Not one to do things halfway or with subtly, the infamous adult patient neglecter has endowed the group with their own “Bohemian Rapsody”, which is a whopping 11 minutes and 47 seconds.

Grab your coffee or tea and sit comfortably to take in this grandiose venture:

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Saturday MV Galore can’t stop, won’t stop: New Chiaki Mayumura out!

If you were planning for a boring saturday without any visual stimulation, you should probably give up on these foolish plans right away.

Idol is happening and you’d be depriving yourself of some good stuff.

This very short MV could have been a contender for the weekender, but I feel it wouldn’t do it justice. This needs a better showcase. Please take in this minute and a half shockfull of corporate insanity.  Whether the baldness drums, the pertinent suggestions of what to do with shareholders and higher ups at your next christmas party or the sheer contrast of the hymn-like music (a reference to school songs, perhaps?) compared to the chaos of the MV.

Once again, have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Maison Book Girl : Automata

Maison Book girl will soon be releasing their new album SOUP, and we are therefore graced with a music video for the song Kujira Kōjō (Whale Factory).

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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.

https://twitter.com/Chibihoshi/status/1084490866419515394

Click through to be able to zoom in and read the text properly

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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.

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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