Yeah, It’s Aina’s Best Collaboration

In case you missed it:

BiSH’s barbecue-voiced center, Aina the End, contributed vocals to this wild promo for a run of upcoming PS4 games:

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So Who Wants to Put Bets on the Buildup, Event and Aftermath of WACK Fes?

This one almost slipped by me yesterday, which is funny considering that I’ve been trying to watch BiS/H/EMPiRE like a hawk over the past week for things that I think are inevitable but suddenly seem kind of evitable. Anyway, December 8:

The last time there was a WACK event of quite the type, it gave us The Trade, The Idol Eventually to Be Named EMPiRE and wasted a bunch of time from an audition process that actually changed very little for the company but probably sold Niconico a bunch of temporary subscriptions. Well, also, there was the family reunion: Continue reading

And a New BiSH Album Is on Its Way

Amid that other WACK business earlier, it also came out that BiSH will in fact sneak in a new album before the end of the year:

Untitled. 13 tracks, though I’m guessing some pickup from “GiANT KiLLERS” to keep the creative load light. Plus this “teenagers only and women only” tour of theirs, About a Girl, and fresh merch — the album announcement was last, so I actually spent a half second thinking that the creative well had itself run dry, and that Watanabe was trying to cash in by any means necessary, but naw, forget that.

This BiSH MV Is Nothing

Do you get it? Like because people say “such-and-such is everything,” but this is “Nothing,” so I– shut up

When this message hit my feed late last night …

… I immediately geared up for another graduation announcement. After a few minutes of debate, I turned it into “Chitti’s going to school,” which what? I even let a few people’s responses about Hug Me making a return let me fantasize about what it would mean to have Idol Perv Mom back in action (answer: nothing, really). It was a weird half hour.

Instead, BiSH delivered on a different kind of nothing: Continue reading

Insert Bad Pun about Closing Themes by Aina the End

The TeddyLoid + Aina the End collaboration has borne more fruit, amigos, which we knew was going to happen but finally came upon us the other day. How, uh … how do you feel about it?

Better than the last one, at least? Continue reading

If You Wanted to Catch Yourself a BiSH Live, This Is a Good Chance

Go ahead and raise your hand if you’re a BiSH fan. Most of you, right. Good for you! Literally! Because at a typically inconvenient-for-outside-of-Japan time on Wednesday, they’re going to be doing a live on Nico Nico in honor of the release of GiANT KiLLERS:

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The Monday Match Game Asks You to Choose the Destructor

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game, friends! Yes, it is here and only here where you’ll be asked to pit idol against idol or idol against completely attenuated pun-based foe for the purposes of merriment and/or me aggregating information on how better to connect idols with people who don’t like idols yet. It’s great fun!

Last week, Spark faced Spark (but not Sparks) in the re-kick-starting of this weekly ritual; Spark won. This week, I turn to something immediately contemporary and fun, something that has tongues wagging and throats chuckling and guns blazing.

I speak of course of this morning’s big MV, the latest from the rapidly ascending BiSH. Ascending … perhaps toward the clouds? To a mythical realm where giants may dwell? MAYBE EVEN USING A BEANSTALK?! That’s right! How would these latest giant killers fare when pitted not against the thing they’re clearly out to slay, but against others of their ilk? Continue reading

Here’s Your BiSH ‘GiANT KiLLERS’ MV

Well that was unexpectedly savage!

Honestly, is there anything more fitting in the world than Hashiyasume on a gleeful shooting spree?

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Gird Your Loins for ‘GiANT KiLLERS’ and Also Get It If You Can

That previous teaser was never going to be enough; BiSH dropped the trailer for GiANT KiLLERS a little while ago, and it (the new tracks, at least) is a scorcher:

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Samples of New BiSH ‘GiANT KiLLERS’ Tracks? Please.

Well, amigos, it appears that now that I re-cracked the seal on BiSH a few weeks ago, they’re back to being regularly in the rotation. Which is great, because BiSH is great!

Last week, we got the exciting news that they have an EP coming out; this week, thanks to eagle-eye Richard, we get to listen to some new material ahead of the release:

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