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:
【WACKのフェス。開催決定!!】12/8(金) ZEPP ダイバーシティにてWACK所属のアーティストが一堂に会してライブすることが決定!! 出演 BiS BiSH GANG PARADE EMPiRE and more!! 詳細⏩https://t.co/cEFYeLYIoa
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 →
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.
… 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.
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:
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 →