Irohani Decoupage: Kotetsu Goes Blue

Codomomental love to tie loose ends before the year comes to a close. With Tsuyame’s recent departure, Not Secured, Loose Ends lineup changed again, with fans (okay, me) fearing another hiatus while hoping one of the auditonees will shine enough to be able to step into the group. While it’s impossible or undesirable to literally replace a member, Yukueshirezutsurezure is a very demanding group, taxing on screams for everyone on top of regular vocals.

And it seems a more-than-appropriate, refreshing person has stepped into the light. I have no doubt she’ll be great. The only hiccup? It’s Kotetsu from Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

Announced at Kaqriyo’s latest oneman live by their manager, Kotetsu will effectively transfer to Tsurezure on December 7. As one of the two founding members, it is hard for any fan to imagine what the Enfants Terribles’ vibe of Kaqriyo will change without the tiny bundle of joy and sunshine that is Kotetsu. Continue reading

Yep, Still Ready for that Kaqiryo Terror Architect EP

It’s time for another Kaqiryo Terror Architect song preview! The last one had me so hype that I wanted to break — they already had one stupid-good album release on the year, and an EP on the same level had the potential to shatter reality as we know it. These tweets from the boss are always so good-way ominous:

Two hours? You know the drill by now. Continue reading

The Corenament Championship Affair

EXT. SAN ANTONIO – NIGHT

Thousands of idol fans crowd the streets, chanting MIX to nothing in particular, jubilant in having taken part in such a spectacle as the 2018 Homicidols Corenament final

LOCAL NEWSCASTER: As you can see, it’s absolute pandemonium here outside the Alamodome. People are still having a hard time believing that Minna no Kodomo-chan did what should have been impossible in riding the Loser’s Bracket all the way to back-to-back thrashings of trendy pick Kaqriyo Terror Architect. It’s quite a sight!

VIZ MAJOR stumbles by, DRUNK, waving a CUSTOMIZED PEN BY CFH COSPLAY

VIZ MAJOR: I TOLD YOU PEOPLE! I TOLD YOU! NUMBER ONE!

INT. ALAMODOME – COURT – CONTINUOUS

Fans, staff and parents are gathered around HONO, CINNAMON and PRODUCER-SAN, and surrounding all of them are REPORTERS and PHOTOGRAPHERS. Producer-san is wearing a BASKETBALL NET around his neck

PRODUCER-SAN: The important thing was that we never said never. We believed in ourselves and refused to quit. We never said die out there, and we worked together as a team, and we definitely made sure that we did it for the fans, because our fans are the best fans in the world.

HONO: I still don’t know what happened! Continue reading

It’s Apparently Kaqriyo Terror Week; Song #3 Up

Not once, not twice, but thrice now has Codomomental’s latest bizarre sound machine dropped a track on us in just a single work week. As usual, “Like a Fake” is on the two-hour window, but that never stops anybody who really wants to listen to anything, anyway.

By now, you know the routine. Continue reading

We’re Just a Month from the First Kaqriyo Terror Architect Release

Good morning! Your friendly neighborhood Maniac is very much involved in Maniac Mansion for the time being, but I am still paying attention and able to fulfill my official duties as Guy With A Website About Idols And Loud Music. For instance: Read the title of the post! Kaqriyo Terror Architect is releasing their first single on Oct. 4:

It’s a double A-side, bless their hearts, with the excellent “Kagome Kagome” and something called “Hybrid TABOO,” which immediately makes me think of Metallica’s “The Thing That Should Not Be,” and can somebody please explain that lyric to me? I always thought it was messed up. Continue reading

Somebody Just Set up an Electronic Transfer from My Bank Account to Codomomental’s Already

This was absolutely, positively, catastrophically the most exciting thing to happen during my very unfortunate lull in website purgatory:

That’s right. Another group. And, like a Kinder Surprise egg, surprises lie inside! Continue reading

Creative Reflections on Zenkimi’s ‘Sophomore Sick Sacrifice’

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s latest single was pretty great, wasn’t it? Their small-but-talented creative team keeps popping out unique material, and the reward is this constant forward trajectory of growth.

We’ve look at some of the liner notes (more like, post-creative musings) around Zenkimi’s sisters in Yukueshirezutsurezure before, plus reflections on how Zenkimi themselves came to be, and it’s always cool to get inside the heads of the people who make this stuff go.

So when our Anonymous Translator friend (unfortunately eliminated from the Corenament!) offered up the latest notes from GESSHI’s own brain, I would’ve been even dumber than usual to refuse. Continue reading

The Tsurezure “Post-Catastrophe” Notes, Part II

What is it with sequences today? At any rate! Our anonymous benefactor has provided translation to the second part of the notes on Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Post-Catastrophe album, as shared by Codomomental’s management on their blog.

Speaking of, the lyrics for the title track have been added to that MV post!

Oh, and Part I is here

This is such good stuff, you guys. Continue reading

This Video Completely Changes the Notion of a Family Reunion

Fans of the Codomomental collective may be aware of a solo I-don’t-think-it’s-idol-but-maybe project called milcboy, which is the domain of the woman known as syam, who you may have noticed having a number of writing credits on Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da songs and may (per our wonderfully informative and generous source on all such things) be sister to one of Codomomental’s founders. This is usually where I’d make a snarky comment about nepotism, but milcboy is pretty all right.

Regardless of all of that, milcboy released yesterday a new MV, a cover of a certain song by a certain yami-kawaii idol quartet that has more than a few people kind of smitten over the course of the year. And, you know, she wrote it for them in the first place.

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