The End of Guso Drop

Sigh.

We’ve been waiting for it for a while now, but the end of the Heaviest Idol in the World, Guso Drop, finally came. I wanted to post something appropriate yesterday, but there wasn’t any video up yet when I had time to look; major sleuth Viz Major came to the rescue:


Just pretend like it isn’t real!

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We Have One Month Left Before FRUITPOCHETTE’s Final Blaze of Glory

ZUMA, the incomparable Shiori, has been holding the tiny, flickering candle for the remains of FRUITPOCHETTE ever since, a few months ago, it was announced that the project was going to come to an end (after five years though!). Mina had already left, Rum had unsuccessfully filled her shoes, Kyuri did an admirable job filling in but was going back to solo idoling … that was it. Shiori would soldier on alone until a final live, when a nice bow could be put on idol metal’s greatest also-ran.

Shiori shared this trailer for the final live this morning:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 24: Delivery

Tonight/this morning, Yukueshirezutsurezure had themselves their pandemic tour final in Tokyo, for free. Check out these photos:

It feels celebratory for NSLE, who’ve been on a constant grind for pretty much the past year, when Cococo and Tsuyame joined following Kichi’s departure. It’s been a hell of a year, and good for them. That heavily-ly and accurately rumored announcement came, but first, the members:

Shidare says thanks:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 22: Abide

There’s an air of anticipation today, you guys. Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “pandemic” tour final is just a couple of days way, and they’re ready:

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Grab Some Tissues for THE SPUNKY’s Actual Final Live

So I kinda messed this up a couple of weeks ago by being too lazy to check the calendar on my own site (fight me), and what we saw before was THE SPUNKY’s last live on their original home turf in Nagoya. This past weekend, though, they had themselves their actual final live, in Tokyo, and of course it was a tear-jerker because what kind of animal are you if you can’t get a little emotional over an idol’s last live?

Thanks for the tip on the video, Jim!

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BiSH Is One Step Closer to Budokan

My apologies, kiddos, for being a bad Maniac yesterday and not contributing much of anything, but I was dealing with some stuff and it just got to the point where posting anew wasn’t going to better anybody’s lives, so I decided to just shift the relevant stuff ahead a day.

And speaking of relevant!

BiSH’s Nirvana-themed tour final was yesterday, and at it they announced the biggest show in their history, and arguably for anybody in the WACK camp — they’re going to Makuhari Messe (Event Hall — see below0. That’s kind of a big deal. Continue reading

It’s Final Lolisyn’s Final Live, Finally

I took a little bit of a shot at PAC IDOL a couple of Weekenders ago, and the main reason for that is Gouhou Lolita Syndrome REBOOT — aka Lolisyn, aka 564 REBOOT — and what always looks to me like a terrible lack of commitment, ideas, attention, etc. for what was always in my experience a group that should have been killing it.

Anyway, a year after the last iteration of the original Lolisyn (Haru and Hiro) was disbanded, its quicky follow-up (REBOOT) was killed off, and the Lolisyn project itself declared closed. In the tradition of the Haru/Hiro version, here’s the final live shared to YouTube:

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It’s the Final XYZ Party

I ordinarily want to start anybody’s work week with a graduation-and-disbandment video, but this is a nice one, and it feels like a nice closing of the circle.

XYZ announced a little while ago that the group was going to shut things down, and are joining management label/managementmates Poroporo Baroque in oblivion. At least XYZ got a farewell live!

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You Can Download THE SPUNKY’s Last Song

As you know, THE SPUNKY are going to be wrapping things up in a few months and taking their high-energy pop punk with them. That’s sad! But from now and for a while, you can download their song “Reviving Energy” for free by following these simple instructions:

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Phillter’s Christmas in Tokyo, Part V: Where Dreams Come True

Content warning: You may be about to hate Phillter’s guts. And who can blame you! All four parts of the Phillterlogue are like a horrible tease. Go look at Part I Part II Part III Part IV if you need to.

December 28, 2016. This was the second show I had been eagerly awaiting. Passcode’s MISS UNLIMITED Tour Final at Studio Coast. As the final show of their major label debut tour, this show was not one for a Passcode fan to miss. Continue reading


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