Will you just look at this! Proper 70s style girl punk idols – with paper bags on their heads?!
We’ll get to the BiS MV in a bit…but first:
"WACK is FXXX"
"WACK is SHiT"
well I can't wait for the third part of this trilogy.
— Christian Winsall (@toxicbreakfast) July 26, 2018
Yep, I basically assumed (and perhaps secretly hoped) that when the inevitable next installment came out, it would be “WACK is C-Word”.
But what a twist!
Hey, it’s the return of the perennial favourite, the Monday Match Game, where we basically say “oooh these idol related things have similar names, isn’t that funny?” To which the answer is “absolutely and I prefer this one!” This week we have Shachi & Shachi, who are not a global advertising agency but a journeywoman solo idol and a rebranded idol group.
It seems like only last month that BiS split up. Again. And now they’re coming back. Again.
「Brand-new idol Society」のリリース決定!!
「Brand-new idol Society」
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) June 11, 2019
This time we didn’t have to wait first for Pour Lui to get bored of being in an unpopular band; no it will not be long at all until Mr. Watanabe welcomes us back to enjoy BiS and their wonderful world of marathons, audition dramas, similar-sounding songs and marathons.
But while we celebrate their return, let’s also take a chance to look back fondly at the previous incarnations of BiS. Here are 12 facts you never knew about this legendary idol group.
First, apologies that it’s a little short. Translation difficulties I alluded to elsewhere meant that the chat was not as free-flowing as I had hoped. But hey, isn’t this the first post-Necronomidol interview with Sari?I’m pretty sure it’s the first one in English, so let’s claim that. Friends, Romans, countrymen: Homicidols.com presents…
THE FIRST POST-NECRONOMIDOL INTERVIEW WITH SARI (in English)!
Our story starts on the morning of the concert. I had been doing a spot of sightseeing in Bologna…
When we heard Merry Merli were coming back, there wasn’t a lot to go on, just a short clip saying they would restart on March 13. So what happened with that, I hear no-one asking? Their Twitter got reactivated, a website appeared, and the members of the rebooted Merry Merli were introduced. But I missed all that, until a new MV dropped yesterday.
That’s “Drink me, Eat me” and isn’t it pretty? I spent my first play through trying to work out why one of the girls looked so familiar and trying to work out what group I might have seen her in before. Turns out I’m stupid and that group was…Merry Merli, as Maria Otonashi was in the group the first time around and is now the centre — and the producer! Together with her new cohorts Yumeka and Elise they bring you a group with the theme “Alice in the bright and the dark side” and doesn’t that sound delightful?
Sorry metalheads, if this is all a bit soft and girly. They can do dark and spooky too, let me find you an old example …