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Final Idol Mashup Contest Results and Whew

I’m extraordinarily late on reporting this; forgive me, it’s been a weekend.

But after a great big surge of votes on Friday, I can report that, by a very narrow margin, ProFiction and his guitar cover of “Sis. Anger” edged ramenshuriken’s vocal+ cover of “Megitsune.”

I’m not kidding about the surge. Something like most of those votes happened in the final day, and most of those in the final hour. I’m not asking questions, just pointing it out.

ProFiction, an email is heading in your direction. Ramenshuriken, that was really close, and you did a great job, and may there be additional good chances for you to walk off with some swag.

And … stay tuned for another little game in the very near future!


Final Contest Finale: Vote!

Well if that wasn’t a marathon and a half.

Our first three contests were pretty cool, but I was rather eagerly waiting for the results here: How could you all do mashing up or covering some homicidol classics? Continue reading


Hail to the Victors! It’s a Three-for-Two Deal

As weird luck would have it, in the course of voting for the winners in the first two contests, we ultimately only had … well, to call it one submission would be inaccurate: Rather, futon, the Redditor who’s made a legend out of Babymetal / legend mashups, shared an Imgur album that straight-up intimidated the competition away from competition.

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Ergo, we have three winners to celebrate! Continue reading


Two Prizes Won, One Yet to Come, and Our Final Competition Kicks Off

The first two contests are wrapped up; a separate post on the winners will follow. Ultimately, nobody wanted to challenge the legendary futon in the idols+legends art contest, so, futon, congrats.

With all of that settled, let’s get down to the grand finale.

I Love the Sound of Kawaii Thunder Prize Pack

For the truest connoisseur, the lover of sound, those who want every bass note to shake them to the core, I have our most ambitious contest to date.

I want you to make music. Show your talent.

Here are some really good examples of what I mean:

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Let’s Help Idols We Like Win a Contest That Matters: Idol Matsuri

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen these random videos popping up in various idols’ accounts over the past week or so:


And it’s not all-pervasive; it’s just some groups, but they’re all doing the same song.

Welcome, friends, to the 2016 Idol Matsuri competition. Let’s help a friend of ours win the thing. Continue reading


Our First Two Idol Mashup Contests Need Your Votes!

Our third contest is currently open! Submit your entries for a chance to win the I Want to Look Like a Babymetal Roadie Prize Pack!

While I may be a disorganized Maniac these days, friends, I am nothing if not a man of my word, and it is technically still the evening of June 23 while I write this.

But let’s just get down to business. Folks made some serious efforts to impress, all for pride in a job well done the sweet smell of victory and some cool Babymetal gear. Continue reading


The Third Contest Begins

The first two contests are now CLOSED; only the below is currently open. I’ll get up a voting post for the others by evening time.

This is how you create an account and log in. WordPress will give you options; never listen to a CMS.

PassCode’s Nao said that she wants a world where there aren’t idol fans and band fans, but music fans. And it is the Official Policy of to agree with that sentiment. In fact, idols and bands should work together as often as possible and make beautiful things happen. To that end:

I Want to Look Like a Babymetal Roadie Prize Pack

In honor of Babymetal’s collaboration with Rob Halford, what’s your ideal scenario of idols joining legends of metal — or punk or hardcore or really anything — on stage? Taking a page from the Homicidol Mashup, use your image editing software of choice to create the image that best tells the story of our favorite kinds of idols joining with real legends of rock for a mind-blowing combo shot. Is it a still from an epic concert stage? A promo poster? Album art? A candid or even modeled photo? Let your imagination do the walking and your skills do the talking.

Submissions now open!

Submissions open June 21-27
Voting opens June 28


Babymetal Trio Noir T-shirt from the 2016 World Tour Bad-as-fuck Babymetal Metal Resistance jacket
This trippy The One-style shirt from the 2016 World tour, size XL This boss jacket, size XL

Do You Have What It Takes to Win One of These Babymetal Prize Packs?

Because I’m an idiot sometimes, I got crossed up on when the last two contests were going to run, so the third is opening a day late; accordingly, the final two are both being pushed back a day.

We are loved. Through the extreme generosity of a very cool friend of the site who has asked to remain anonymous, a substantial bundle of Babymetal merch has fallen into my hands with the purpose of spreading the love far and wide. And sure, I could just give it away, but where’s the fun in that?

So here’s the deal: Beginning today, we’re going to have ourselves a series of contests, with a neat-o prize pack available to the winner of each. There’ll be a submission period followed by voting by the readership; yep, though I’d love to be the sole arbiter of what’s greatest, it’s your peers who will be the judges.

The general rules are simple: Create (or share what you’ve already created, if applicable) the required deliverable for each contest and post it in its respective thread on the forums within the submission period, and then voting will follow. If your creation wins, I’ll ship your prize to you. Particular considerations for each contest are in the descriptions below; unless otherwise noted, there’s no cap on an individual’s submissions.

The first two contests are currently open — hop to it! Continue reading