100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 100: Finale

Before I begin, I want to say that I’ll be so mad if even one member decided to take a day off from Twitter. WE CAME SO FAR TOGETHER!

Day 100! I can’t believe we made it this far. Well, I can, because I did it. Only missed a couple over that whole time and I think I still managed to make up for all of them. Aw … I’m gonna miss this weird series.

So!

Shidare says, see you in Hiroshima!

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Yanakoto Sotto Mute Continues to Pump out New Music

It kind of isn’t fair that the perfect modern idols, who are even more perfect 10 months on than I ever could have guessed, take every new milestone (a great EP! another gorgeous video!) like it’s a challenge and immediately start to work new material into their lives. This is “Holy Grail”:


TY Viz Major!

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Task Have Fun Is Very Aptly Named

It was only a matter of time before I finally (finally!) got around to one of idol’s most infectious guilty pleasures. I of course refer to Task Have Fun (Twitter); let’s begin our journey with a certain little video that had a very hot minute a few months ago:


I mean, it’s a legit Video of the Year candidate

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 99: Penultimate

The promo tour for “Loud Asymmetry” keeps rolling, and can I just say that there’s a very real, natural, honest joie de vivre in how the NSLE members look in their photos? Like they’re having a blast:

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A Day of World Dotmination Is Upon Us

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year is seeing those strange and mysterious DotsTokyo girls completely surpass their initial status as a quirky underground oddity into a full-blown pop-culture buzz sensation. It doesn’t appear that anyone, including us early-adopter fans, saw this coming. Since the day the Dots announced their rather ambitious first label-distributed release, they’ve became the artistic toast of the town, crossing over to the shoegaze crowd and finding quite a warm welcome awaiting them. It’s pretty amazing and exciting to see this happening, and it really couldn’t happen to a cooler group.

A conversation about this remarkable feat came up on Twitter, and skildert quipped in an offhand reply that Dots were quietly achieving “World Dotmination”. This sounded like a pretty great hashtag. With this clever tag in our pocket, and with the wave of Dotgaze mania surging upon us, it’s time to perform another one of our “artist awareness events”, where we take to the Internet and for one special day, heap a ton of love and adoration to our subject of admiration. As we’ve seen in the past, it seems to go over quite well!

This time it falls on a day that’s simply too perfect to pass up: August 21, 2017. Not only will there be a show of love and Dotmination within the world wide web, but it will also be the day that (Primarily in North America) the Earth will experience a full solar eclipse. In other words, the two biggest “dots” in our sky are also going to participate in this event.

Images via Wikimedia Commons. Non-Commercial Use Granted

So here’s how we’ll do it. In the spirit of a group that has a minimalist and highly artistic image, we will utilize our creative minds to honor Dots with an aesthetic in that tradition. In the days to follow, look around your everyday life, and take a moment to open your eyes and see one of the most common shapes you encounter…

Get the drift? Dots, man, they’re everywhere. Take your phone and go dot collecting. You can go out searching for dots, or just find them in your day-to-day existence. Don’t limit yourself, have fun and be as creative with this as you want. There’s no wrong way to do this. Make some dot-art if you wish, find a book cover with some dots on it, take a photo of your spotted pets, it all works. Heck, if you’ve got the equipment for it, take a photo of the eclipse that day!

“My God. . . . . . . . It’s full of Dots.”

And then come August 21, post your dot image finds all day long on Twitter with the hashtag #WorldDotmination . Don’t forget to tag or reply to the group as well. This is all about having some artsy fun, and showing the Dots from Tokyo our personal appreciation for sparking a little creative thought in our minds.

We’re looking forward to this one, gang! We really want to see what you see, and celebrate one the best gifts that the idol has given us, while at the same time standing in awe of the cosmic forces of the universe.

August 21st (Solar Eclipse Day)    #WorldDotmination

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 98: Unveiled

NSLE hit up Tower Records in Sendai, and are clearly loving everything right now:

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Are You Ready for the Most Prog Idol Song You’ve Ever Heard?

I first saw this sucker a few days ago, you guys, and I’m still not sure what I think of it, except that it’s Sunday and something that I think you might enjoy.

Say hello to Futari Opposite (Twitter):

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 97: Image

I never really appreciated idol photography, the selfies and outifts and promo shots and the like, until the 100 Days, and I think part of why I learned to see its power is because the NSLE members do it so well. They also reveal a lot about themselves.

Like, for instance, that Cococo is actually at least two people:

And that Tsuyame doesn’t have the ability to blink:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 96: Senpai

The press tour and attendant attention continues for the fine women of Yukueshirezutsurezure, and look at some of the names they’re being associated with:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 95: Media

The release of “Loud Asymmetry” saw a little bump in music media attention for the fine women of Not Secured, Loose Ends. For instance, a new interview with Power Push at Natalie.mu:

And the MV on Space Shower TV:

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