Hey gang, this is just a thank you and quick little update on the outcomes of the idol Match Game thing — I’d share the feedback directly like I do with the other polls, but in addition to these forms having butt output, people put A LOT of detail into their descriptions, and it’d be kind of a cumbersome mess to try to display all at once.
What I can say is this: You’re some clever-ass people.
Basically, because this is how UX works, there were about twice as many responses to the first form (that is, the top vote-getters from the original poll), and the first form’s outcomes were mostly suggesting “logical” connections (“sell Guso Drop to hardcore fans,” “give Fruitpochette to metal people”) that … fit biases? I don’t know. And I mean my biases, not those of the contributors (but also, probably, the contributors). Kamen Joshi was the notable exception, with a split in how people perceive their potential target audience between hard rock fans and pop fans — that’s interesting. Also, BiSH had what you might call “accessibility consensus” in a positive light.
On the second form, the lower-getters, I think there may have been more of a deliberate approach, and I think that’s in part because most of the acts there have a lower absolute level of support among Westerners, but the fans they do have are serious about it. Oyasumi Hologram, for instance, had some nice suggestions (I agree on the they-need-a-band note that most of you shared, btw); somebody thought out loud that Necroma and Yurumerumo! were natural partners because of their ability to sound like whatever they want, and I can’t decide if I think that’s great or greatest. Likewise, to the person who recommended lining up Tsurezure and Funeral Diner, let’s hang out.
Again, thanks for your feedback. I was a little bit surprised by the breadth of your suggestions, and that’s good; boundaries set far apart leave a lot of room for interpretation. I have a lot to think about and work with, and I’ll keep a running tally of my stuff in this thread in the forums, where you are also encouraged to chip in thoughts and ideas.