You talk about things that you would’ve completely missed if not for a quick Twitter dive, you’re talking about stumbling over the new single from solo idol project Diable Voix, “Sakura memento”, which is incidentally Haluka’s third single release in a year under this banner:
I’m proud of Halu, you know? After Lolisyn and then PSYCHO PREDATOR, it would be understandable if she’d wanted to call it a day. Plural years in idol is a long time, and probably an eternity when you’re chika as all hell. To just keep on trucking shows a real dedication, doing it for the love as much as anything else.
If you haven’t, this is as good an intro as you’re going to get:
Now, to fill the question mark-shaped hole in your thought process (possibly!), that’s Haluka, who, if you’ve been around for a little while, was half of the only iteration of Lolisyn to date to have really mattered. Following her and Hiro’s bizarre, out-of-nowhere-and-yet-meticulous disbandment by PAC, she drifted around for a minute before joining the short-lived Mizuki Rin (ex-Lyric Holic) vehicle Psycho Predator, which … well, either you have an excellent memory of things that have shown up on Homicicol Dot Com a time or two, or you’re a truly dedicated denizen of the chika scene, or you’re part of the vast majority of human beings who have no idea what Psycho Predator even was. Halu, I think, was mostly brought on to bring fans, only for her to apparently take over the whole thing, whereupon Rin disappeared and Halu was left holding the bag. Continue reading →