Well, guys, I hate to break your hearts, but neither Terry nor Viz Major nor any of a number of us otherwise won Gekijo-ban’s contest to create the official MV for “Important Announcement”:
Sebastian shared this on Facebook yesterday, and I had originally drafted up a little post about the fan contest to do their MV (see below), but you know how you get curious about a thing and start looking through members’ stuff?
Yeah, Ichigo with the studio cut:
◆MV素材◆ 大切なお知らせデモ音源 https://t.co/98HhD7tY85
— 白幡いちほ@劇場版ゴキゲン帝国 (@1ho1118) July 22, 2017
It’s Indie Idol Wednesday, and what luck that the indiest idols of all, Gokigen Teikoku, released an MV for the song long known as “HKYT” but is here titled “I want to eat yakiniku with people’s money” because okay.
Warning: This is so infectious that you may need to have it surgically removed from your brain.
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Happy Sunday, you goofballs. Do you know what time the Super Bowl is?* It doesn’t matter! Instead, let’s just enjoy the fact that Gokigen Teikoku decided that being all super indie in Tokyo was well and good, but to take their show on the road would be even better. Hence, they headed off to Nagoya and graced us with this bit of their live:
— 劇場版ゴキゲン帝国@9月3日キネマ倶楽部 (@gokigen_teikoku) February 4, 2017
There really isn’t much that lines up well with a Gekijo-ban show, is there? Continue reading
Friends, we have a lot of fun with the Monday Match Game. Sometimes it’s punny, sometimes it’s funny, but it’s always, always … sunny? I ran out of rhymes.
Anyway! Last week, yami-kawaii obliterated yume-kawaii despite Tiffany’s protestations that they’re basically the same thing, thereby confirming that we’d rather contemplate mortality than have a heaven filled with fallen angels. Good times!
This week, the Match Game takes on a decidedly germane flavor. We’ve been talking a lot about indie idols, the kind that do it all themselves and make their own success on their own merits. There’s not a silver spoon or institutional advantage (well, probably some kawaii) in sight when these self-driven performers step into the limelight.
In this corner, throwback heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll idols whose success is so palpable that they even drag their own ex-members back into the fold; in the other corner, goofball stage antics and a musical smorgasbord from idols who actually fired their manager to take over their own affairs themselves.
Two darlings of the underground enter, but only one … well.* Continue reading
The professional goofballs in Gokigen Teikoku had their first one-man over the weekend. It looks like it was a pretty fun time!
I keep forgetting that you can download Gokigen Teikoku’s debut “Important Notice” single:
Taisetsu na Oshirase (important notice)
【無料配信 Free DL 】
— 劇場版ゴキゲン帝国@元日ワンマン!! (@gokigen_teikoku) December 13, 2016
Until Jan. 13, that is. Then you’ll have to pay for it! Continue reading
You all know that I can’t Japanese, like at all. I can recognize names, and occasionally phrases that I’ve seen written a bunch of times and I know what they sound like and mean in English, but that’s “reading” in the sense that making Pop Tarts is “cooking.”
Nonetheless, just as Pop Tarts are delicious, so too is the ability to recognize that several idols are tweeting about the same thing, and having the good sense to look into it:
『VISU × DOL × SHOCK!!＃6』
SEX VIRGIN KILLER/HöLDERLINS/十四代目トイレの花子さん/ぱいぱいでか美/絶叫する60度/劇場版ゴキゲン帝国
— SEX VIRGIN KILLER (@Sexvirginkiller) December 9, 2016
Oh man. Continue reading
Remember when Gekijo-ban was doing that thing with 100 fans so they could make an MV? I definitely did not understand what that was about, but no worries, the actual end product is upon us.
Feast your eyes upon the smart-trolly-ly titled “Important Notice”!
s/o to the dude in the DISDOL shirt
I find myself going toward this Gekijo-ban well a lot lately, and the fact is that they’re aggressive about getting their stuff in front of you and want it to be fun. No, they aren’t the hardest or heaviest or cursest or rebelest, but they’re gamely doing their thing on their terms and really just want to entertain while they do it. I like to do my part in kind.
You’ve probably seen this pop up on Twitter any one of the several times per day that it goes out:
Our youtube channel, check it!!https://t.co/2Ax7ToZvf2
— 劇場版ゴキゲン帝国@元日ワンマン!! (@gokigen_teikoku) November 15, 2016
It’s easier if you just submit
You should, because, as Pure Idol Heart describes them, there is something “visionary” about the way they do their business. Continue reading