Wow, it was a busy weekends for the dot-chans! First they had their (possibly) breakthrough moment performing at the Tokyo Idol Festival, basking in a quick brush with the mainstream at what’s the biggest idol event in Japan, but that wasn’t even all!
— ・・・・・・・・・ (@dotstokyo) August 6, 2018
Not only did they perform at the big “corporate” idol event, they kept a foot firmly planted by their roots by showing up at the “Underground Idol Festival” (UTIF) and performed under that banner too! These girls and their management clearly understand where they come from and aren’t about to burn bridges with the chika circuit, and good for them.
— ヴォイドA (@grossi5oo1) August 7, 2018
And then, in addition to that, dot-chans then made another appearance, this time at Maker Faire Tokyo, where they rubbed elbows with another breed of artists: The technology-minded DIY creatives who enjoy tinkering with their own devices and inventions scratch built from one’s own hands. It was the perfect match for them, as the Dots utilized the fair to present their own forward-thinking efforts to develop new and innovative ways to connect idols with their fans. You may recall an article published here last here last year that showcased such new marvels as the “Five Senses Cheki” and the usage of heart monitors to enhance the bond between wota and their oshis.
第13回定期公演「Tokyo in Bio」
— ・・・・・・・・・ (@dotstokyo) August 7, 2018
The Dot-chans are still hard at work to raise the idol experience to the next level. Looking around Twitter, I found a few comments from attendees unfamiliar with the group expressing their newfound interest in the girl’s endeavors. Another success at bringing new faces into their fold!
Some photos from Maker Faire Tokyo…
Maker Faire Tokyo 2018@東京ビッグサイト。沢山の物作りの楽しさを感じるユニークな展示の中で繰り広げられた、明らかに異質なドッツのライブ。音量も抑えられ、テクノロジー面での表現も失敗。でも、そのせいかメンバーが絞り出す歌の力はより一層強く感じられガツンと響いた。泣いてしまった。 pic.twitter.com/BWngDRCxxK
— ✂︎・・・・ナ・オ・・・・ (@krewrap_usagi) August 5, 2018
— ながの(27) (@00100011011101_) August 7, 2018
And with all that flurry of activity, there was another equally important announcement that was revealed this week, perhaps one a bit more melancholy for some of their fans. Two of the chans are removing their visors and moving onto a new plane of existence, because Dot-chans do not graduate, but rather assume new forms in their own personal evolution. Continue reading