Saki’s Graduation from Guso Drop Brought the Past and Future Together

Among all of the brutal graduations of 2016, the departure of Guso Drop’s Saki from the group she’d help make into the underground’s heavyweight champions was understandably a sad loss for fans (and poor Boss didn’t seem to be taking it well, either). The final live with the group’s long-time center was, of course, a very fun show, and it also brought out an old friend and the new guns.

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The Edge of Goodbye: Bellheart Goes out in Style

Bellring Girls Heart went into dormancy yesterday with their HELLO WORLD live that was streamed live on YouTube and then, after a little while, mercilessly taken away from us, thereby robbing untold dozens of international fans of the opportunity to see idol’s murder of crows go out like only they could.

Good thing for us, then, that Bellheart re-published the video!

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Watch Bellring Girls Heart’s Last Live Right Now

It looks like the stream is over; there’ll hopefully be caps of it available soon.

Man, a guy goes to sleep expecting recordings, not to wake up to a live stream of the end of an era.

Embedding’s been disabled, so click here for the YouTube stream of the HELLO WORLD final performance of Bellring Girls Heart, going back through their huge catalog.

The stream will end; when that happens, it’ll hopefully have been archived, and I’ll update accordingly.

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Somebody Help Me Get This Bellring Girls Heart EP

The tweet kind of makes it sound like Spine EP is something that we’ve known about for a while, but I swear to Xenu that this is the first I’m seeing the title.

So this is the going-away disk for Ayano and Mizuho? Regardless, now is apparently the time to reserve it, as well as line up your spot at the BABEL pre-farewell one-man that looks a lot like it’s being set up for a DVD. [Adding:] According to Babatus, it should be available by normal means; these reservations are about bypassing the usual cheki procedure associated therewith. Continue reading

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Bellheart’s Shallow Grave with PassCode & Yurumerumo!

You may have heard about Bellring Girls Heart being gutted in the very near future when Ayano and Mizuho graduate, and the group going on a I-believe-it-this-time temporary hiatus before a very soft reboot next year.

What you may not have heard about is how they’re going to go out as vividly as possible.

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Haloperi Doll Farewell

I have nothing wry or clever to say about this. One of my favorite metal idol outfits just … maybe wrapped it up for good, maybe will be back again (this was Gen 2, after all), who knows. But here are the members’ final messages as members:

More than anything out of this, I hope An’z is able to do what she enjoys. She’s a talented and cool person who didn’t need to go through these last few weeks. Continue reading

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What Is Dead May Never Die: Psybou Kanojo Lives (Once) Again

In all the excitement of that mashup with BiSH, it was necessary to check in on the world’s most intense solo idol who as of March was d-u-n done, project canceled. What a good idea!

Yuki will be making an actual official farewell appearance as Psybou Kanojo on August 21. Oh, great, that’s stupid. No, don’t you get it? Obviously nothing is set in stone or whatever, but just the fact that they booked a performance gives hope that maybe, just maybe, Psybou Kanojo can live again. I think the logo got updated, too. Continue reading

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I Wish I Had a Graduation Half as Nice as THE SPUNKY’s Seira

Yesterday was the final live for THE SPUNKY‘s Seira, who definitely got to go out with the superstar treatment:

I get a little bit jealous of idols sometimes; of all the times that I graduated, I think the most exciting thing anybody gave me was a savings bond, not nice things like this. Continue reading

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Photos and Fallout from Hug Me’s Last Live

I’ll just let the Facebook page handle the heavy lifting here:

Click this one for a nice little gallery

This was incidentally BiSH‘s show with the orchestra that I mentioned a while back; talk about picking a good way to go out!

BiSH’s next move is the Less Than Sex tour, at some point during which I’m guessing that we’ll meet the new member/s. Here’s the visual promo:


As usual, it’s Atsuko’s very knowing grin that’s the most unsettling thing in the photo.

Which, being kind of hilarious aside, manages to invoke both “IDOL is DEAD” and the “Final Dance”-era art from BiS. Know your visual cues, folks!

What this all means?

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