It’s Best Of Season and We Need Your Help!

All right you galoots, after a few weeks of teasing about it, I can finally say that we’re ready to get down to business for the official Homicidols Dot Com Best of 2018. Appropriate, seeing as how we just today got hit with stuff that’s probably going to be in the running for the Best of 2019!

Yes, the Homicidols best-of season runs December-November so that we can be both inclusive and timely on the ol’ publish date. After all, what if somebody decides to drop the literal best album, song, video and personal revelation in the entire history of music all on the day after Christmas, and we’d already published a Best Of? Madness! Unfair! So yeah, it’s a deliberate thing.

Anyway, details are below the flip, but you don’t need to venture so far to get instructions. What we need you to do is simple: Share your legitimate suggestions and nominations in the comments. Twitter is also acceptable; tweet at @weeaboowitch.

The details!

So what happened over the last few weeks, behind the scenes, was an internal discussion and stuff by Team Homicidols to narrow down what was getting to be an absolutely massive list of stuff from over the course of a very busy and often very emotional year. As such, we have short lists (or in some cases, long lists) of proto-finalists for each award category. What we need your help to do is finish off those lists.

What you see below is a list of each award not with its finalists, but with a list of things that are still sort of semi-finalists. That is, you can show support for the things below, or something else entirely. Just be aware that the things in the list now are things that are on the cusp, so if you have something to add, do so in the hopes of rounding up more support for the new thing, or it’ll all be kind of a waste. And if you’re thinking, “Maniac, this is dumb, what about the things that are the finalists, how are we to do anything without that knowledge,” I say unto you ah ha, have you been paying no attention over the years, this website excels at doing dumb things. There are even some awards that we’re already considering done, but you can still try!

So to business.

Awards That We Think Are Basically a Wrap, But Feel Free to Suggest Something Anyway

Letdown of the Year

  • Surprise of the Year
  • Debut of the Year (members/soloists)
  • Performance of the Year
  • Most Poised to Break Through in 2019
  • Friends of Homicidols

Debut of the Year (groups)

Still in the running:

  • BLACK NAZARENE
  • Kimi no Mawari
  • NaNoMORAL
  • wyenra

Saddest Departure

Still in the running:

  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN
  • Kotao (Avandoned)
  • plural Dots-chan

Single of the Year

Still in the running:

  • “Like a virgin”
  • “NON TiE-UP”
  • “cancer”

EP of the Year

Still in the running:

  • Good Bye, Hello (The Banana Monkeys)
  • Screaming Sixties + Heana Cat
  • Okitara Shin Detai (Minna no Kodomochan)

Album of the Year

Still in the running:

  • A World Without Walls (Minna no Kodomochan)
  • Mirrors (Yanakoto Sotto Mute)
  • Episode V (O’CHAWANZ)
  • Yume (Maison book girl)
  • Time Travel Densho (Cinema and Boy CQ)
  • exFallen (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

Video of the Year

Still in the running:

  • NON TiE-UP (BiSH)
  • Buttocks beat! beat! (EMPiRE)
  • Owarikara (Saka-sama)
  • Toro Ikura Uni Tabetai (Gang Parade)
  • Strange Aeons (Necronomidol)
  • Paradise Lost (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
  • Raincoat to Yubi no nai Tori (Maison book girl)

Collaboration of the Year

Still in the running:

  • BYS
  • Not Secured, Loose Ends + Fronzilla

Performer of the Year

Still in the running:

  • Coco Partin Coco (GANG PARADE)
  • Nadeshiko (Yanakoto Sotto Mute)
  • Sozelica (self; Melon Batake a go go)
  • Shidare (Not Secured, Loose Ends)
  • Nonamera (Kaqiryo Terror Architect)

Song of the Year

Still in the running:

  • Mori (Toricago)
  • NON TiE-UP (BiSH)
  • Caution!! (Gu-Gu Lulu)

Idol of the Year

Still in the running:

  • NECRONOMIDOL
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute
  • HAMIDASYSTEM

11 thoughts on “It’s Best Of Season and We Need Your Help!

  1. Some off the top of my head:
    Album – Banana Monkeys – Label is not bad
    Video – https://youtu.be/m3FcnydSvSk
    Debut – Lein
    Single – https://youtu.be/xUdHrg8V5XY
    No B-side category? Well anyway it’s https://youtu.be/dPgsFXJxeL8
    Letdown – BiS League
    Departure – Tsuya since PiGU are sort of back.
    Surprise – Tentenko announcing a cat concept album (and another album with a western release)
    2019 Breakthrough, Performer and Idol of the Year – Chiaki Mayumura
    Collaboration – yeah BYS will do
    EP – You’ll Melt More – Hippy Mondays

  2. this is just whats on the top of my head. ill probably add more later? idk yet..

    – DEBUT OF THE YEAR
    – toricago
    – ZOC

    – SADDEST DEPARTURE
    – seisei [MIGMA SHELTER]

    – EP OF THE YEAR
    – EMPiRE – EMPiRE ORiGiNALS
    – hamidasystem – 歪んだ鉛筆は誰かに折られないために
    – Koutei Camera Girl Drei – New Way of Lovin’
    – 我儘ラキア – there is a reason

    – ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    – 代代代 – むだい
    – EMPiRE – EMPiRE STRiKES START
    – EMPiRE – NEXT EDiTION
    – 963 – 963
    – ヤなことそっとミュート – mirrors
    – you’ll melt more! – youtopia

    – VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    – HOLY SHiTS – WACK iS SHiT
    – BiS2ND – AGAiNST THE PAiN
    – EMPiRE – S.O.S
    – 代代代 – ZZアリン
    – DANCE FOR PHILOSOPHY – ダンス・ファウンダー
    – you’ll melt more! – おこらないで
    – 絶対直球女子!プレイボールズ – フライボールレボリューション2021

    – COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    – HOLY SHiTS
    – tipToe. x ・・・・・・・・・ – split single

    – PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
    – mewclub (for coming out of her shell)
    – AYA EiGHTPRINCE (doing that marathon thing, her solo on the new single, etc)
    – KiKA (keeping up with the different makeup for each and every town, the squat challenge, etc)
    – muropanako (being the greatest captain ever made)
    – YUiNA EMPiRE (just being her, having to deal with group change and still smiling)

    – SONG OF THE YEAR
    – BiS(1st/2nd) – DON’T MiSS iT!!
    – BiS(1st/2nd) – AGAiNST THE PAiN
    – EMPiRE – S.O.S / buttocks! beat! beat! / for example ??
    – YUI GA DOKUSON – LiKE A ViRGiN
    – DANCE FOR PHILOSOPHY – ダンス・ファウンダー

    – SINGLE/MAXI-SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    – BiS(1st/2nd) – DON’T MiSS iT!!
    – BiS(1st/2nd) – AGAiNST THE PAiN
    – BiS – WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / DiPROMiSE
    – you’ll melt more! – hippy mondays ep (i know it says ep. but its a maxi)

    – IDOL OF THE YEAR
    – BiS1st / BiS2nd
    – EMPiRE
    – HAMIDASYSTEM
    – maison book girl
    – ヤなことそっとミュート
    – seiko oomori (idk if she counts as idol anymore or not?)
    – monari wakita (idk if she counts as idol anymore or not?)
    – koutei camera girl drei

  3. Let down of the year:
    -Start Over (Band Maid). Technically not idol though it has a former idol as a member.

    Surprise of the Year:
    -Candye Syrup has final live in Arizona, comes back with new lineup.
    -Pour Lui joining Billie Idle.

    Debut of the Year:
    -Burst Girl

    Saddest Departure:
    -Yui metal. Just because Sari and Hina leaving Necroma technically hasn’t happened yet so there is still hope!

    Single:
    -Non Tie-up (BiSH)

    Video:
    -Dahila (You’ll Melt More)
    -Strange Aeons (Necronomidol)

    Collaboration
    -Screaming Heana Cat (Screaming 60s & The Heana Cat)

    Idol of the Year:
    -Necronomidol
    -You’ll Melt More

  4. Debut group: NaNoMoRaL
    Solo debut: Lein
    EP: Shihatsu Machi Underground – Frustration
    Album: Minna no kodomo-chan – Kabe no nai sekai
    Video: Kaqriyo Terror Architect: Hide & Seek
    Song: XoXo Extreme – 凛音〜rinne〜
    Saddest departure: Tsuya (Tsurezure)
    Performer of the year: The Io/Kagura devil (Broken By The Scream)
    Idol of the year: Minna no kodomo-chan

  5. I agree You’ll Melt More – Hippy Mondays deserve some recognition.
    Can I also suggest a new category. Most Missed This Year, to be awarded to Guso Drop!
    God damn it, I still miss them!!

  6. If you are referring to that album by Cinema and Boy CQ that was out in June, the title is indeed “The Sound Track of Different Dimension Travel”
    https://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/111889

    By the way I would put in the list:

    Album otY —
    『』 / dots
    magic hour / tipToe.
    Mudai / Dai Dai Dai

    Single otY —
    Nano Nano / Odoro

    Collaboration —
    The shared single by tipToe. and dots

    Surprise —
    nuance invited to Summer Sonic

  7. MV of the year:
    Minna No Kodomo-chan – Nakunaru Watashi
    Dai Dai Dai – ZZ Allin

    ablum of the year:
    Minna No Kodomo-chan – Kabe no Nai Sekai

    collaboration:
    Screaming 60’s & Hyena Cat

    debut of the year:
    Burst Girl (its december to novermber right? they count right?)

    saddest departure:
    AI and Mone leaving MMM

    dissapointment of the year:
    Spark Speaker – Paradigm Shift

    single of the year was still a tie between Like a Virgin and Cancer as i stated before.
    and the new Hikari Shiina release, its a single too and man is it good!

  8. Debut: NaNoMORAL
    Single- Yui ga Dokuson- Like a virgin
    Album: Maison book girl- Yume
    Video: Yurumeromo!- Okoranaide
    Song: DAIDAIDAI- ZZ Allin
    Idol: Minna no Kodomo-chan

  9. LET DOWN OF THE YEAR – Yuimetal leaving Babymetal.

    DEBUT OF THE YEAR – Ayuni-D’s solo project, Zoozoosea.

    SADDEST DEPARTURE: Yuimetal leaving Babymetal

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “NON TiE-UP”(BiSH)

    EP OF THE YEAR: EMPiRE originals (EMPiRE)

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Mirrors (Yanakoto Sotto Mute)

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “NON TiE-UP” (BiSH)

    PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
    Cent Chihiro Chicchi (BiSH).

    SONG OF THE YEAR:
    “NON TiE-UP” (BiSH).

    IDOL OF THE YEAR:
    Yanakoto Sotto Mute

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