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


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


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


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?