We don’t talk about Tapestok enough on this site, do we? I love them. Koutei Camera Actress’ new record is great; right up until their disbandment (and beyond) Zwei were the soundtrack to all late-night insomnia pondering. And they’ve also blessed us with such great song and album titles as “Humpty Taxi”, “Wedge Sole Eskimo”, “Leningrad Loud Girlz” and whatever the hell this is supposed to mean: Continue reading →
Now, here I was this weekend, thinking “Man, it’s still crazy how Pour Lui is graduating and Saki and Aya are swapping back on the same day. There’s got to be a plot twist that’ll be revealed that day, right? Maybe Puu was kidding, or she would announce she’s graduating to take over Watanabe’s position, maybe there will be more shuffles, or Gang Parade and BiS have to fight over who gets to keep their traded member” but nope! You were right. Nothing happened. Puu graduated, Aya and Saki are back in their respective groups, and I’m emo. Thanks WACK!
So maybe pushing another WACK fun is too soon, but the name of the next BiS tour brought in so many opportunities. Thanks Christian for the tip!
Speaking of me and screw-ups, I had a bit of a mind-jumble last week on Twitter, when it was suggested to do a clickbait-inspired Friday Fun, but I could have sworn we already did that! And yet, when I looked it up, there was no record of it!
Sorry, that’s all the intro I had. Honestly, that’s all the words I could come up with. In fact, I was struggling for a whole new Friday Fun, but what else is new? (Seriously, if you have any suggestions, feel welcome to tweet me at @weeaboowitch, it’ll be a big help!)
But I was browsing through Netflix sitcoms after finally finishing Friends for the 70th time, and I remembered, “wasn’t there that J-Pop boyband that inexplicably turned up on Fuller House?”
Celebrities showing up on TV shows is nothing out of the ordinary. But a Japanese act showing up on an American sitcom is a rarity for sure. So let’s come up with scenarios for future idols to cameo on TV! Continue reading →
Well, well, I figured that since Maniac managed to be successfully pushed into featuring NEO JAPONISM on this here site, it was worth nagging him like the bratty child I am into covering another saving grace of the idol world. I ultimately failed.
Well, if you’re gonna be that way, I guess I’m now the WACK meme correspondent, the Up Up Girls correspondent, and the Bed In correspondent. Good luck on hearing anything about them, I forget about Up Up Girls news all the time.
So, who are exactly Bed In?
Goddesses, that’s who
The way I like to describe Masukodera Kaori and Chusonji Mai is that they’re like the fun boozy aunts of the idol world; a little older, a little raunchier, but everyone loves them.
Seriously, you probably already recognize them just because your faves have hung out with them at some point.
Or more like, have been squished by their cleavage at some point.
Self-proclaimed “Sexy Underground Idols” (though they’ve since had their major debut), Bed In’s two main gimmicks are their blatant sex appeal and their walking homages to the Bubble Era of 80s-90s Japan. And what happens when you combine those two things? Something so beautifully camp and trashy that it sends waves of joy the likes scientists have been trying to find for decades.
Of course, Kaori’s powerful vocals and Mai’s wonderful guitar playing also helps in that regard.
Ever since I discovered them I’ve wanted Bed In to become more well-known among western idol fans, so why not start with Homicidols? Whenever I’ve tweeted about them, I usually get responses like “Oh, it’s those girls! I keep seeing [Insert WACK idol here] with them!” and they deserve so much more recognition than that. While they may be a different kind of loud than a lot of the other girls we cover, they’re so much fun to watch and listening to them makes me feel ready to go to a stanky nightclub and slap a middle-aged pervert with my handbag.
But what does Maniac have to say about them? Come on dude, I’m not letting you get off that easy.
And with that, go follow their Twitter, get excited whenever your oshi tweets a photo with them and remember, they literally use phalluses as their idol penlight of choice (seriously, look at any pic from their lives. Unless you’re a child. I don’t want us to get sued).
Wow, that time again! Not for me, I’m writing this on a Sunday morning, but for you guys!
What about last week’s Fun, then? And as of writing not a single Watanabe replacement joke! Well done, I know it was an easy opportunity but you restrained yourselves! I restrained myself! Until now. Oh.
So here I am, trying to think of a new Friday Fun that doesn’t involve coming up with predictions and conspiracies involving WACK Fes, because let’s be honest, you’re all sick of that, when I remembered that I’ve really gotten into Gokigen Teikoku lately. I mean, I was a casual fan the past year or so, but this month I’ve really gotten into them. Indies Best is one heck of an album!
And that, in turn, made me remember this thrilling saga of Ichiho going on sick leave and being replaced by a blow-up sex doll, only for it to face a violent and tragic demise.
I want to give yet another formal apology on behalf of Homicidols. Two weeks ago I did a graduation-themed Friday Fun, only to accidentally trigger Pour Lui to announce her own graduation, cementing me as the cursed wota, so last week to make up for it, I tried to make a Friday Fun based on our hopes and dreams so that maybe, just maybe, we’ll get something good from idol for a change. And nothing happened! So once again, sorry I only ever jinx the worst part of idol, but for now why not browse over what you all wanted last week?
Let’s talk about photobooks for a second. About 90 percent of the time, its usually the same-old same-old; pics of your faves posing in bikinis, maybe doing other irrelevant things, because lets face it, you just came for the bikini-clad girls, admit it. Then every now and then, we’ll get a photobook with an actual concept. I mean sure, there’s usually still bikinis involved, but its themed bikinis! Continue reading →