All of the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Album Details

I was just going to update the “WORLD END CRISIS” post from earlier, but then I remembered that I like to game my SEO and decided to create a separate home for this stuff.

Anima Animus PRDX is how Google translates the title, the Latin explaining the dual female/male aspects on the cover (and playing a little bit with “anime,” too, if I may be so bold). That’s Zenkimi, though; bright and shiny on the outside, simmering violence on the in. Their music sounds like id, you know, just unconstrained desire, emotions pouring out from the ancient, reptilian part of your brain. Continue reading


Guys, 1st Preview of the Zenbukimi Album

This is what love looks like: I’m finishing this from the Jersey Turnpike

I AM SO SORRY that I missed this before. Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da put this out a little after 9:00 and I was, well, driving. Just checked back.

This is only going to be available (officially) for the next half hour or so. Sorry!

Okay, you can listen to this forever unless they delete the file.

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Life Is Complete: Bokura no Oyugi’s First Single, Video Coming

OH MAN you guys, what feels like months of patience and endless hectoring and no shortage of questioning the very meaning of existence, the satanic circus that is Bokura no Oyugi is finally making an official release.

TY @vanipopo!

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I Review Things: ICE CREAM SUICIDE | “I.S.C.R.E.A.M.”

Cover art for alt-idol denpacore idol group ICE CREAM SUICIDE's debut EP I.S.C.R.E.A.M.

I can’t remember a promised debut that generated more excitement among our little community than ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s. Hell, I was practically beside myself at the thought — between the name and the art and the sophisticated introductory campaign of three groups by a newcomer agency and the inclusion of former Bellheart member Anna-chan, it all seemed like the idol world had heard our pleas and put together a special little project just for us.

And then they had their live debut, and BOY were a lot of people confused. Instead of a -core-riddled harsh idol project speckled with yami-kawaii violence, we got what sounded like a safe, contemporary-standard denpa-style pop song. I remember the Twitter chatter that day: Had we been had? Like, of course denpa makes sense because it’s so hot right now, but where’s the rock? Sanity did ultimately prevail and people seemed to reach a consensus agreement to withhold actual judgment until the debut EP, I.S.C.R.E.A.M., was released.

So what does I.S.C.R.E.A.M. sound like? What does ICE CREAM SUICIDE bring to the world? On to the review! Continue reading


No, This Is Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s Dark Side

They just snap-released another new song on their website, good for two hours. Go now to listen to “やみかわぐんまーち” (Mikawagon March?).

That’s quite a departure from yesterday’s descent into oblivion, isn’t it? But I’ll remind you that, while they’ve done videos including everything from suicide to cannibalism, Kiminosei’s darkest-ever moment is probably this nihilistic look at love.

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Come Listen to New Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, Understand Your Confusing Feelings

Go listen. It’s a lot more denpa than denpacore, but I do love this kind of shot in the arm. And you know that it’s probably about obsession or fraught emotions or something.

Just from what we know about Kiminosei‘s releases to date, I’m hoping that this is the A-side; we all know what happens on the B.

Backed up for forever or until they take it down.

Damn, this cover:

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da's new single cover art


The Evil Clown Is on to Something

Do you guys remember how fantastic Bokura no Oyugi felt the first time? That’s madness put in a blender and then made up to look like it actually belongs in polite society. So exciting.

And as a lunchtime gift to you all, here’s a little teaser that’s sitting on their official YouTube channel:

I’d give you a trigger warning, but that would take all the fun out of it.


The Most Denpacore Thing I Could Ever Imagine

Via Idol 2.0, this is happening.

That’s Bokura no Oyugi (web). Please tell me that somebody knows something about them. Like, you know how people will often compare something to a bad trip? This is like a good trip, but one that you have in a bad place. Wow. Continue reading


POP Checks off One More Idol Thing from Their List

POP, aka Period of Plastic 2 Mercy, aka the continuation/successor of Pla2me, aka once upon a time the most promising alt-idol duo in the game, just put another notch in their belt:

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Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

There are levels to this violence.

Back when I was but a new, budding Maniac, I’d let YouTube take me on these incredible journeys. It had made me a BiS list, for instance, and I’d let that sucker run for hours at a time at work. I can’t even begin to try to number how many groups I found that way; it’s a lot. And some of them wound up being just kind of there in the end, while others were awesome enough that I wanted to learn more about them and eventually start a music website with them as a focus … and then there was Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da.

Hot. Damn.

One thing that happens to just about everybody while they’re discovering the hard side of idol is that moment, or maybe it’s many moments, when you just sit there and watch a video play through like five times, trying to figure out just what the hell you’re watching and listening to these incredibly dense, rich, violent songs and make sense of them.

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da (“It’s All Your Fault”) came along at a very ripe moment. Babymetal was conquering the world, BiSH was stepping into BiS’s shadow, groups like PassCode and Party Rockets were showing that idols could do music both hard and accessible … in other words, somebody who was willing to put all of that up there together was going to get attention in a good way.

A couple of digital singles and an album later, Kiminosei have become regulars on the rock+idol scene, and they’re at the forefront of the yami-kawaii … movement? scene? something. Regardless, it’s a fantastic way to approach performance, all twisted emotions and sickly appearance and bent expectations. You’d see them and be like “Oh how cool, they look like an A-pop grou–” and then get stabbed in the face. Like, remember GoGo Yubari from the Kill Bill movies? She’d probably be all about this (when she wasn’t working as a creative director for Deep Girl).

What they sound like

Mix one part J-pop and one part hardcore, place in blender, drizzle in denpa. Between them and sister group Yukueshirezutsurezure, they’re charting this beautifully tortured space that I hope goes really far.

You’ll like them if

I don’t have a good comparison for this one. Maybe if you like Converge and all in the same day, or you remember that little window of time when Hole was just a tiny bit poppy and you approved. They have moments that actually aren’t that far from Bad Religion.

Entries on the Ultimate Homicidol Playlist:

“ShitEnd | Placebo” of course, plus:

I’d love to have more, but they’re like professionally averse to releasing video.


Mogeki Aza
Mogeki Aza of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Kisaragi Megumi
Kisaragi Megumi of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Narumi Gomochi
Narumi Gomochi of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Mashiro of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Hitomi Yotsu
Hitomi Yotsu of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da


“Neo Jealous✡Mero Chaos” (digital single)
“ShitEnd | Placebo” (digital single)
Yamikawa IMRAD (album)