Kerrie Reviews Things Sleepily: THE BANANA MONKEYS | “Goodbye, Hello”

Guys, I’m a dum-dum. Now, if you’ve been following this website for any period of time you’ll already know that, but seriously, I’m a dum-dum. Over an entire month since I announced this release (among other things) and still I waited, impatiently. “Aagh, when will they hurry up and start selling this EP somewhere other than their live shows? It’s not even on their website!”. Then reader and Friday Fun regular Chris dropped a bombshell on me:

“Why don’t you just get it on Ototoy you cretin?”

Ototoy. Of course.

Surprise surprise, there it was. Right there. The “September 10th” release date almost taunting me.

Well, whatever, this isn’t the first sleepy review I’ve written long after the actual release date. Actually, I don’t think any of my reviews so far have been on time. Kind of a downside of being sleepy, you see. Tiredness slows you down. And, on two days without sleep, I think now’s a better time than any to get this month-old draft out of the way. Continue reading

Can Inception Be a Friday Fun?

Huh? What’s that? Uh…


Look guys, I’m gonna be frank with you. I’m exhausted. A lot of stuff has happened this week, personally. I don’t think I’ve slept in 3 days. And while that’s good for writing nonsensical album reviews that turn into terrible fanfiction (stay tuned!), it’s not that good for much else. Originally I was just going to unload this week’s Fun onto some other poor sap while I get some needed shut-eye, but instead, I’m going for an even lazier option, aka, digging through the Friday Fun archives for stuff we’ve already done but hopefully long enough that nobody really cares. Continue reading

A Friday Fun for Foley Artists

Kerrie was so excited to get to her theme for this week that she skipped right over last week’s top tweets; that, or she wanted to avoid the curses. Me, I love a good curse. Well done by all!


Are you prepared for the most important (former) idol release of 2018? No, I’m not talking about Yoshizawa Hitomi’s release from prison (too soon?)


It’s no secret I love Tentenko. One of my favourite OG BiS girls, I bought her UK debut on vinyl even though I don’t even have a record player to listen to it on. Whether or not she still counts as an idol is a whole other debate but she’s very important to us here at and even in her post-BiS career she embodies many of the idol traits we love; cute, outgoing and a total oddball. Continue reading

What the hoc going on with ZOC???

It’s funny, as much of an Oomori Seiko fan as I am, I haven’t paid very close attention to ZOC at all. I don’t know, maybe I need time for the other members to grow on me.

Or maybe I’m just a trash heap with a thirst for juicy drama because this sudden twitter fallout is the most invested I’ve been in their entire couple-weeks long existence.

Things are still a little bit fuzzy right now, but one thing we know for certain is Fin’s gone.

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Your Team Homicidols Weekender #98

Hello, Fellow Kids! Supreme Nothing (Brian) here….. As you already know, Maniac took a little break from the site and left Team Homicidols with the keys! So far, we haven’t destroyed the dynasty that’s he’s spent long long, countless hours building, but hey, there’s still time left! It’s been a fun week playing houseguest, and if I might say, I’m pleased with the collaborative efforts that have gone into the last few days here. Kerrie, Papermaiden, and Daemon have been absolute all-stars through this thing and I couldn’t ask for a better gang to enjoy this labor of love with. I feel like I’m in an idol group myself, but no cheki requests please…

One thing Maniac did press upon us that the Weekender must be Weekended properly, so we’ve taken the draft he started and each added a few highlights of our own into the mix. You might even be able to tell who shared what! So ease on back with a beverage of your choice, take a moment to join in on Kerrie’s Friday Fun, peruse the good stuff we’ve included below, and then maybe cut off the computer, put the phone down, and do something personally fulfilling, which might be a kind deed, a hobby, or a nice nap, that’s okay too! Make this weekend yours! 

Now onto the Weekender, brought to you by Team Homicidols…

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DEADLIFT LOLITA Are More Than Just Wrestlers

Well, well. I guess failing to interview DEADLIFT LOLITA means I’m the expert of the team now? Granted, their HYPER JAPAN live left me yearning for more campy swole goodness from the Buff Buddies, and they finally delivered a new music video today.

Gosh darn it, Ladybeard’s gone and got himself kidnapped again!

In all honesty, I prefer the more crazy Deadlift tracks like SIX PACK TWINS, as it fits their image better. But I won’t say no to a traditional Japanese/Metal fusion! And the B-Movie drama of the music video more than makes up it. I see they’re learning some new fighting styles now! I think…

This is why Maniac always does these posts.

A Brand-New Uijin For A Brand-New Day

You know, uijin is one of those idols that it feels like every time you so much as blink, suddenly there’s something new from them. So at this point, naming their latest music video “brand new” almost feels like a joke at my expense, but hey, I ain’t complaining!

From their second album, I’m happy to be who I am, out now, it hits all the checkboxes of a quality alt-idol music video. Glitch effect? Check. Shibuya Scramble? Check. A rock-solid song that’ll be stuck in my head all day? Check check! Uijin are one of those groups who I feel slight guilt towards, as I like everything they do, yet I don’t follow them very closely.  This music video and song just reminds me to look into them further!  And you guys should too!

A Friday Fun To Burn Your Retinas

Last week I asked you to pitch some imaginary idol concepts to a board of directors. If we see any of these groups debut soon, congratulations!

I was panicking a little bit just now. Past midnight on a Friday morning, I had nothing for this week’s Fun! Then I looked back on a thing I did earlier that evening that, quite frankly, caused me to be blocked my pretty much all of my mutuals.

First of all, sorry for spamming your timeline with images such as this all night. But not that sorry, because I’m about to do it again, only with idols. Continue reading

NECRONOMIDOL Are The Magical Girls We Didn’t Know We Wanted

You know what I just realised? The latest from Japan’s spookiest idols, VOIDHYMN, is dropping two days before October and just over a month before Halloween! Genius! Well folks, now you know what soundtrack to use for any upcoming Halloween parties you might have, you can thank me, Ricky and NECRONOMIDOL later.

But first, watch their new MV!

I feel like a lot of the music videos I write about on here could just be described as “Well, that escalated quickly”.

Ah, nice. A bright shiny MV for one of Necroma’s brightest, shiniest songs. Wait, tentacles? Mysterious figures? Death? The Dark Girl Sentai are back!

Really liking the new magical girl look they have here. Lately, with that overseas fandom money flooding in, their music videos have gradually been getting flashier and more ambitious, making Necroma MV time always a new experience. I can’t wait to see what they’ll bring next if they keep this strong momentum going. But for now, VOIDHYMN out on the 29th, buy it, refresh your Halloween playlist that has only been Spooky Scary Skeletons on repeat for the past five years, entrust your life onto our new magical girl overseers etc. etc.

Even though Strange Aeons was already released as a single earlier this year, this music video has made me really excited for what’s to come on the 29th.


A Friday Fun to Ruin Venture Capital

Last week, you all watched some videos! Let’s see how spicy it got.

Funny enough, the inspiration for this week’s Fun is a response to a Fun a couple of weeks back! Cheers, Brian!

Tell me more indeed, Bucho. Continue reading