Life after Death for BRGH’s Mizuho

Not even a week ago, Bellring Girls Heart held their final appearance (as Bellring Girls Heart). Tears were shed. Two long-time members, Ayano and Mizuho, were graduating, Ayano to pursue a solo career (which should be interesting) and Mizuho to retire from entertainment; an idol and Bellheart member since she was 15, she felt it was time to move on with her life’s work. It was a bittersweet goodbye.

And then, in the most punk rock thing possible, Mizuho showed up yesterday as a member of wrestling/rock/idol/band thing Natsu no Mamono:

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The Coming Resurrection of Bellring Girls Heart

Or, as the case may be, NOT Bellring Girls Heart:

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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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Watch Bellring Girls Heart’s Last Live Right Now

It looks like the stream is over; there’ll hopefully be caps of it available soon.

Man, a guy goes to sleep expecting recordings, not to wake up to a live stream of the end of an era.

Embedding’s been disabled, so click here for the YouTube stream of the HELLO WORLD final performance of Bellring Girls Heart, going back through their huge catalog.

The stream will end; when that happens, it’ll hopefully have been archived, and I’ll update accordingly.

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Here’s the Bellheart BABEL Show in Its Entirety

In case you missed it; it’s not the end, but it’s damn near close.


Next week’s gig with PassCode is going to be off the chain

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Check out These Two New Songs from Bellring Girls Heart

I’m sorry, gang, because I was going to try to record the Babel show’s Niconico stream this morning, but I’m still fighting whatever goofy bug crawled up in me and died, and waking up in time to get that recording going just wasn’t in the cards — hopefully, another enterprising person who’s fewer hours away from Japan took care of it. However, I am still pleased to be showing you some new material from the soon-to-go-dormant-and-oh-crap Bellring Girls Heart.

Via Viz Major (I told you this was going to be a common well today) in the Idolmetal group comes …

“Beady Riot”

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Hold Me: They’re Giving Kanra a Leadership Position in the Wrong Group

In this episode of Bury the Lede, we’ll discuss the least of the implications mentioned in this tweet from the soon-to-kind-of-not-be Bellring Girls Heart:

Yes, Kanra will– Why would you do that? DO NOT GIVE THAT PERSON POWER! I guess we’re about to find out just how much stomach people have for watching bugs get tortured on stage. Good golly. More details, and statements from Kanra and Tanaka, in this Natalie.mu piece.

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Stream This 9-hour Block of Bellring Girls Heart While You’re at It

You might want to splurge on that Niconico premium membership now:

Why’s that? Nbd, just Bellring Girls Heart streaming their B and Q concert DVDs before a live broadcast of the pre-hiatus Babel show. Just a few hours of the very best of BRGH! Nothing to get excited about at all! Continue reading

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Bellheart’s Shallow Grave Shows Always Look So Great

Only three weeks and change remain in Bellring Girls Heart as we’ve known them, and an indeterminate hiatus looms. They are, however, going out in style, and I won’t stop wanting to chronicle and share these performances that they’re doing with their friends in the scene as part of the Shallow Grave tour.

Very important are their good pals You’ll Melt More!, with whom they’ve done plenty of collaborations in the past and for whom, clearly, this whole process is more than a little bittersweet.

Taking us one step closer to Bell Melt Mute!

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Somebody Help Me Get This Bellring Girls Heart EP

The tweet kind of makes it sound like Spine EP is something that we’ve known about for a while, but I swear to Xenu that this is the first I’m seeing the title.

So this is the going-away disk for Ayano and Mizuho? Regardless, now is apparently the time to reserve it, as well as line up your spot at the BABEL pre-farewell one-man that looks a lot like it’s being set up for a DVD. [Adding:] According to Babatus, it should be available by normal means; these reservations are about bypassing the usual cheki procedure associated therewith. Continue reading

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