Is This Where We Are Now?

Bear with me, you guys.

I’ve seen different iterations of this tweet now several times in the last few days:

Because DISDOL has something like 45 members, and they all RT one version or another

You might not find it as interesting as I do, but look at which account it’s coming from, and look at the URL linked in it. Continue reading

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PASSPO, Zombies on a Plane, It’s All Good

PASSPO, who as we discussed previously are cool and good in their own right, have an album coming out next month. People seem to be excited about it! If this is the degree of fun ideas and general “girls rock” goodness wrapped up in it, I bet it’s going to be a pretty good album; for now, a bunch of people over the age of 30 are going to be like “oh, ha, I recognize the things they’re doing here!” and a bunch of people who only remember MTV for Real World/Road Rules Challenge are more “I don’t understand why there are dancing zombies on an airplane.”


Have you met any flight attendants? For people who could easily zone out, they’re the least likely zombies ever

That’s right: The do-it-all PASSPO just did their own tribute to “Thriller.” Continue reading

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Exciting Times for Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen

This post started off as a little blurb about Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen having an album coming out soon, a fact completely neglected in that business about their big headliner show. But that’s okay, because what happens when idols have albums to promote?

They do release events at record stores?

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NECRONOMIDOL’S New Dark Age Is Going to Be Awesome

As we saw the other day, NECRONOMIDOL’s year-starting one-man promised new songs, new look and big announcements. That did not disappoint.

And it looks like they had fun, which, in the context of what follows, should be deeply troubling. Continue reading

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We Are Going to Be Graced with a New Osaka Shunkashuto Single

One of the most obvious glaring needs in idol lately, at least in this Maniac’s opinion, has been Osaka Shunkashuto not releasing anything in a year (that is, basically a lifetime in idol). Everybody knows that MAINA is everything good and right in music, but we want more, period. And more what? Rock songs? R&B? Amiina-esque alt-pop? Friggin’ soul?

We’re about to find out!

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The Edge of Goodbye: Bellheart Goes out in Style

Bellring Girls Heart went into dormancy yesterday with their HELLO WORLD live that was streamed live on YouTube and then, after a little while, mercilessly taken away from us, thereby robbing untold dozens of international fans of the opportunity to see idol’s murder of crows go out like only they could.

Good thing for us, then, that Bellheart re-published the video!

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The New Party Rockets GT Has a Very Aspirational Title

I guess the human embodiments of kawaiicore didn’t want to let Christmas get away without pumping us full of good cheer.


Resemblances to Green Day hits entirely intentional!

We literally just found out about this album release, and here’s the lead already. It’s certainly a big step further than the trailer for their one-man! Continue reading

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Zekkyou’s Getting Started on Repeating as Award Winners, I Think

This is a neat bit of news: Our very own 2016 Collaboration of the Year winners, Screaming Sixties (and their founders/friends in 6% Is Mine), are going to be putting out an album … with another band!

In the spring, with Zekkyou on lyrics and I love you Orchestra on music. I wonder if they mean “album” album or “we didn’t know how long it would be so just called it that for now” album. Continue reading

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It Looks Like Party Rockets GT Had a Very Nice Party Indeed

Other than mentioning them in the Weekender and then checking out the trailer for their one-man, I haven’t had much occasion to bring up Party Rockets GT lately, and that’s kind of a shame because, extremely tradol though they may be, their music is both quite good and very fun.

We’re about to get a lot more of it!

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You Want This Sugartrap Album Preview, Don’t You?

Reverse the Curse! See, back in the early days of the site, it seemed like just mentioning a group out of context (like, “hey, let’s post some random Under Beasty video, haven’t heard from them in a little while”) would lead to something crushing coming along about them not long after. Or, like in the case of Psybou Kanojo, the discovery itself led to the project’s end.

But the Curse also has a flipside, and it’s that sometimes random mentions turned into fresh new releases (like Under Beasty!). And so it is this time! Fresh off of getting a chance to bring up Sugartrap again for the first time in a while, here they are with a preview for their upcoming first full album:


Hotness

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