I’m Breathing a Sigh of Q’ulle Relief

Updated: A Re:Start live of their own on Jan. 7, kind of doubling down on the band thing, and more references to a new label without saying what that is. Whatever. Q’ulle lives!

Today’s a light one, gang, because life doesn’t slow down just because you’d like it to (I am listening to Darkthrone, and I’d like for things to be quite slow indeed!). BUT I’d made a point to check up on Q’ulle’s Other Side of HOPE Asian tour finale that happened tonight, seeing as how there was some uncertainty as to just what would happen with Q’ulle at this point, new album aside.

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Tsubasa Fly Is Breaking up Literally Right Now So Let’s Remember Them Right

I won’t belabor the “we succeeded, now we’re out” situation that’s led to Tsubasa Fly calling it quits, and that final show happening while this is posting (no kidding, they might be on stage at this very moment). An independent to the end, they ground out a place of respect and, finally, a relative degree of commercial success in an ever-more-competitive scene.

Here are just a few of the songs that they graced us with:

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Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da: Big-ol’ One-man, Second Album

Or, more accurately, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da announced a big-ol’ one-man while they were wrapping up a highly successful one-man tour …

… AND, because what’s the point of being an idol if you can’t be in the studio every other day, their second full album will be released on Nov. 9. That’s merely plural weeks before/after my birthday! Continue reading

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Yet More Evidence Gives Credence to My Bonkers Babymetal Theory

One of the most popular and divisive things I’ve ever added to this site was my 18-kinds-of-come-on theorizing about just what it is that’s going to end at Babymetal’s Tokyo Dome show (Babymetal. The answer is Babymetal. Kind of.).

Well, friends, in the last few days, I’ve become privy to even more information and noticed even more indications that I am either entirely correct or so visionary that Babymetal decided to forego their plans, which were obvious only to me as a person of incredible intelligence, foresight and good looks. Continue reading

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I Love You’ll Melt More’s ‘Road to LIQUIDROOM’ Video

The song is boss, the members are … the members, and, well, it makes more sense this way:

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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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I Don’t Care if You Think That My Babymetal Theory Is Crazy, Cuz It’s Not

I’ve referenced before my feeling that something big and unexpected is going to happen on the culminating evening of Babymetal‘s back-to-back tour final at the Tokyo Dome. That tends to be how and when they make major announcements — world tour, albums, etc. — but there’s something in the air for this one, and I’ve been trying to get a handle on it.

Based on a photo released this morning, I finally think I know what that big and unexpected thing is going to be, and we’re none of us going to like it.

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Some Clever Person Has Posted All of BiS’s Farewell Live to YouTube and My Life Just Ended

This has happened before, only to have select videos get pulled; these have been in place for almost two months, so we may yet have a source for the closest thing to a full BiSreunion for “nerve” that has ever happened.

Watch the whole thing:

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Lolisyn Says Goodbye

Earlier today for those of us in the West, Goho Lolita Syndrome, Lolisyn, held their farewell show at Twin Box Akihabara:

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