I like to keep things spicy around here. No, there’s no shortage of new idols to learn about or new videos to look at, and goodness knows I’m making a hell of an ask of you guys with the whole Best of 2016 business, but it’s always nice to introduce some new stuff.
And this is new! I’m calling it the Monday Match Game, and it’ll run until I or we run out of ideas, or pure, unadulterated malaise strikes it down simile awkward metaphor!
The thing is, idols are interesting. But they’re even more interesting when they’re pitted against one another in metaphorical mortal combat based entirely on completely tenuous associations between them!
As such, our first entry in the first Monday Match Game pits the Queen of Yami-Kawaii against the Most Metal Cheerz Model in the World. Yes, friends, in a fight to the death, who emerges victorious — Mashiro or Mashiro?Continue reading →
Hot off of hosting DEVIL GUN’s debut (and like everybody else in the same waters), DEEP GIRL went ahead and figured they’d release an updated official video for “DEEP GIRL,” presumably to have a new canon (NOT KANON DAMMIT!) version that takes the actual membership into account.
If you follow DEEP GIRL, you may be aware that Mashilo has been dealing with a run of tough physical issues lately; while getting over a bout of conjunctivitis, she also revealed that she has nodules on her vocal chords. This is unsurprisingly an issue for a person who sings, and now that issue is putting her on the shelf:
So DEEP GIRL, who have been significantly more active lately than they had been in months, took part in a cruise performance event thing as part of the entertainment (Mugen Regina was there, too), and they’ve been issuing retweet challenges over the last couple of days — every time they hit another numerical milestone, they post another live clip.
For instance, when they hit 150 (IIRC), they did “Misery Business” (a staple); when they hit 180, they did “DEEP GIRL.” But when they hit 200 last night, they gave us:
There’s not a ton to add here, but I thought it was interesting in light of the fact that they’ve actually shown a video for “STEREO” but haven’t released it, and they’re on something approaching a regular idol group’s schedule. That is, the group that was formed to promote a streaming video platform and got LOLed at a little at the beginning, then turned in what’s still a candidate for both song and video of the year, NOW it’s like they’re a real idol group. Go figure.