Sink into This Sakidori Hasshinkyoku Video for Your Tuesday WTF

The Papermaiden suggests that we take this sucker for a spin, and I couldn’t agree more! Ever since PIH shared it over the weekend, I’ve been somewhere between complete unbelief and total thankfulness that such a strange trip exists in my world — so accessible, but so astonishingly out there at the same time, like if some of Bellring Girls Heart’s material from last year were to be turned into high-energy kawaiidol madness.

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Of Course the New Member of the A-minor Family Will Be Good

Martin had actually spied this the other day, but now it’s official because they have music: Daichi will be adding a new member to the family that includes Guso Drop and Screaming Sixties, and we have every reason to be excited about that (TY Pukovnik Krv for the tip).

HIMEGOTO ZETTAICHI is so new that I don’t think there are even members yet actually has members, the last five accounts in this list, but there are of course demo tracks up on Soundcloud (if you want to hear more of Daichi’s lilting voice):

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Not-Kanra’s New Group Has an Actual Name Now

Just a quick note building off of that bit from Friday about YONEKO: The formerly nameless artists whose identity I had completely wrong before are now going to be known as MIGMA SHELTER.

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Not-Kanra’s New Group Is Coming Together

This is an older bit of news, but I wanted to come back to it for sure because it’s like the kind of nightmare you have after a really great meal a little too close to bed — the overall experience isn’t completely negative, but the singing snake and naked grandmother really weren’t things you wanted to deal with.

What am I talking about? Why, it’s the return of ex-BRGH Kanra and the birth of her new idol group!

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The Beard Is Back

Well, team, suffice it to say that I didn’t see this one coming: Ladybeard, who after his unceremonious departure from Ladybaby prior to its becoming The Idol Formerly Known As seemed to be adrift other than the occasional collision with idol notables, is not only making an idol comeback, he’s coming back with easily the most accidentally perfect idol concept yet:

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We’ll Never Run out of Debuts: Meet Alice Liddell

I sometimes wonder if there isn’t a lab somewhere in Tokyo, perhaps in Shinjuku, deep underground, where the mad scientist from the IDOL is DEAD film has a team of half-zombified songwriters chained to an old refrigerator while they crank out idol debut songs by the bushel; if you can come up with a better explanation for idometal, I’d love to hear it.

Anyway, because your friend and mine Pure Idol Heart always seems to know about these things on idol’s rough edges, here’s the brand-new Alice Liddell (Twitter) and the MV for their debut single:

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So Good, It’s the name TWICE

I was killing myself to do a proper pun for the title, but failed

Anyway! This is another good Sunday entry, a sweet little alt-something number with this hint of rock sound behind it that makes me think that the name TWICE (Twitter) is actually going to be a unit to keep an eye on.

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Come Watch the Live Debut of There There Theres

The re-somethinged Bellring Girls Heart is taking the stage for the first time right now. Get in on it!

Does the sound work yet?

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Check out Takahashi Natsumi’s First Solo MV Preview

Happy Friday, gang! Do you remember when Takahashi Natsumi graduated from DISDOL? And remember Phillter’s awesome story about being at her final? We knew that she was going some kind of solo — given what her Twitter feed usually looks like, I assumed “mostly gravure” was the plan, but she’s making music! Acceptably!

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Is This the New Face of Not-Bellring Girls Heart?

Well, yes, it is the new face of Not-Bellheart; more appropriately, it’s the face of There There Theres:

Amazing. Their debut one-man is on the 18th; they’re apparently going to unveil more of the image and members slowly between now and then. I think. I never know what to do when it comes to Bellheart-related stuff because they clearly enjoy screwing with us. Continue reading

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