What’s New, Wagamama Rakia?

It’s been a nice refreshing breath lately for Wagamama Rakia, who’ve always been good but haven’t always been noticeable (despite this, they weren’t even considered for the Corenament!). On the strength of their good year so far, I started to follow them more closely, with payoff. New things are afoot!

To recap: They have themselves an anniversary live coming up in June, but are also embarking on a two-man tour (neat!) and … are adding a fourth member! And also continue to be loud and increasingly interesting. Let’s keep our eyes open.

Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen Looks Like They’re Having Fun

In a remarkable little coincidence, I had gone looking up YKG the other day to see if they were doing anything notable, and I was happy to see that they have activities planned around their fifth anniversary(!):

You can learn more about that stuff and even look at the … look, idol merch is idol merch; if you want a tote bag with your favorite group’s one-off event logo on it, you know what you’re getting yourself into.

But then your friend and mine, Phillter, the world’s greatest YKG fan, sent this neat little video of them doing a live cover of BiSH’s “Hoshi ga,” and …

Holy shit

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This Probably Isn’t What You Expected from Candy||Stripe Neo

Tonight, PAC iDOL held a third anniversary party for Lolisyn*, and most of the current roster, including REBOOT, (plus some friends) 564’ed themselves up and hit the stage for a night of covers and coveralls. There’s a lot of info in this forum post by Jul.

This is all well and good, but it did create fantastic opportunities for idols to try out something different than the norm. For instance, Candy||Stripe Neo, who normally looks and sounds like this:

… wound up like this instead: Continue reading