Hanako-san Is the Demon We Never Knew We Always Needed

It’s been so long since we last got some new material from the unofficial mascot of Homicidols.com that I was starting to think that she wasn’t ever going to give us fresh music, but the gods smiled upon us this day.

I’ll warn you, when you see the title, your brain may immediately go to Babymetal, and you may be expecting a power metal romantic epic that takes you on an emotional journey about swords and moons and stuff. In fact, I recommend that you set your expectations in precisely that direction before you hit play on this puppy:

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Let’s Talk About “Art-Idols”

One of the more enjoyable and exciting things in the bold new world of non-traditional idols is the continuing openness of personal self-expression nurtured into the performers. While there’s always been a creative streak within the scene even in it’s more “commercial” days, I really started to take notice of this new emergence of experimentation with the debut of Maison book girl in 2014…

Those first press photos of Koshouji Megumi’s post-BiS group, with their modernist fashion style and aesthetic, seized my attention immediately, and I’ve never gotten that impression out of my mind since. With MBG and other bold new groups taking the stage, the “alt” prefix started being applied to this emerging trend, but to me, I saw their efforts as being more about personal expression and a desire to take idol from a product market into high art. To this day, I refer to Maison book girl as an art project, and their genre as being “Art-Idol.”  Continue reading

I Am Such a Stan for Hanako-san

Well, guys, you all missed your chance to get a weekly feature out of the pure wicked nihilism that is toilet ghost idol Hanako-san, but that doesn’t mean that her chaotic, idol-worshipped live shows and incredibly loud music aren’t nonetheless amazing and worthy of being held up.

As you know, video of Hanako-san doing her thing, or rips of her recorded tracks, are difficult to find online except for in little snippets on Twitter, usually consisting of -0 quality and/or mostly a bunch of food-related splatter porn, so actual official clips are worth their metaphorical weight in gold.

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This Thursday Hurtsday Is Dedicated to Hanako-san

Everything is a mess! I wanted to do something special-like for this Thursday Hurtsday, and I was sitting there wondering, should I just talk about how fate is cruel and A-to-J has an extra media pass for the Anime Matsuri event in Houston and I logistically can’t take part … but naw, this ain’t about me, it’s about the idols, and who really sums up Thursday Hurtsday better than Hanako-san?

This was posted yesterday, luckily. You know those stories about the audience being pelted and covered with all manner of foulness? Continue reading

It’s a WTF Tuesday Double Feature: Hanako-san vs. Heart ni Pochicon

These photos from the other night were just too good to not share.

As you know, because you’re a fan of hers, which I know because you’re here and I do believe that being at the very least amused by the toilet dead girl is a prerequisite for that, Hanako-san’s lives have a tendency to devolve from mere “throw and spray things at the fans” to full-on “I am going to cover you in substances because I feel like it.”

In this case, she shared a stage with the wonderful trash idol project, Heart ni Pochicon (currently again down my favorite disaster, Hiiragi Fuyu), and WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WILL SHOCK YOU! Continue reading

Friday Funday: Hanako-san’s Complete Lack of Impulse Control

Kerrie time! She’s on a roll lately. Hit up her Redbubble store and buy yourself something nice.

Hi everyone! Hope the week was good for you. You may have noticed that things have been changing at Homicidols.com. Maniac is organizing a bunch of different fun things over the week. I even suggested some things too! But where that will go, well, I need to pester him some more.

[Maniac: By the time this published, I’d sent her something! I swear it!]

Luckily (or unluckily depending on your viewpoint), your Homicidols Party Planner Kerrie is still here to announce the community weekend events! Last week’s party, I invited you to imagine an idol festival especially for those retired/disbanded idols/MIA we still miss. It was either going to be the most exciting or most depressing imaginary event ever! Lets look at some of our highlights of #DeadIdolFestival:


This week, we’re going back to the original image-based format these Friday parties started at. It’s not quite a gif party though (unless you’re really good at editing gifs), more a Photoshop party. A Photoshop party based around beloved toilet demon and unofficial Homicidols mascot Hanako-san.

This was the original tweet that inspired this week’s party. Maniac actually mentioned old plans of a Hanako-san party before, but it kept being pushed aside. Well, this is the exact Friday Party he was referring to! Took long enough.

[Maniac: Rude.]

This is definitely a venting party. Don’t like something? Never fear! Hanako-san will destroy it!

You can use any photo/video footage of the toilet ghost’s many violent outbursts, but if you’d rather not fuss about, I made a handy little template for you all if you want it. Simply save the below image, and paste your image inside that blank space.


Click me to download me!

Tweet your edits under the hashtag #HanakoSanDestroys and we’ll post the best ones next time!

Oh Gracious, Hanako-san Is in This Movie

This happened yesterday:

I didn’t put any thought to it until I saw this little thread in the Idolmetal group, and friends, not only is that an actual movie, and not only is Hanako-san’s “Human Die!!” included in the soundtrack, but the toilet-murdering undead schoolgirl herself is playing … well, herself.

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This Might Be My Favorite Show I’ll Never Go To

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:

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Rumor Has It That You Can Buy This Hanako-san Shirt Online

Just passing along info:

You can order from here, allegedly. I cannot vouch for that, nor that there is, in fact, international shipping, but it’s worth looking into if you’ve not only always wanted a Hanako-san T-shirt, but wanted a Hanako-san T-shirt that depicts here as one of the Garbage Pail Kid. Continue reading

Hail to the Victor! The Idol Nightmare Contest Finale

That was fun, and you guys are a little bit concerning! In the end, we almost didn’t have an outright winner, and I was not relishing having to be the deciding vote-caster and was ready to have Mrs. Maniac do the deed instead, but, between emails and PMs (well, one PM) and comments on the original post, we managed to get a little bit of separation.

First, the runners-up!

Third Place

Our very own Weeaboo Witch’s vision of a poop-themed BiSH movie was good and funny!

Second Place

There was a tie here:

I missed that Hanako-san submission earlier and feel kind of bad about it, because it’s really cool, as is this wonderful reimagining of PASSPO as classic horror characters. I’m glad you two tied here instead of for #1!

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