My Heart (Pochicon) Breaks a Little, But All Wounds Will Heal

I missed it the other day, but my latest New Favorite Thing in Heart ni Pochicon (as I have been advised to call them) is in a bit of disarray: Fuyu (you may know her by her cigarette and bulldog expression) is heading to the hospital for some R&R.

Ordinarily, as examples like Yasui Yuuhi have taught us, when an idol goes on hiatus for health reasons, it’s often an elegant way of moving them out of the picture until they can be quietly graduated without fuss or muss. Fortunately: Continue reading


I Have a New Favorite Thing This Week: Meet Heart Pochicon

I often say that it’s important to follow X, Y and/or Z to keep up with idol news, and that goes for each other — everybody has their own taste and interests, and you can run down some really interesting rabbit holes just by looking through another person’s feed. So it was with Jul yesterday, when a random-seeming RT turned out to be something genuinely kind of cool.

Great start!

That is Heart Pochicon (Twitter). If I were still College Maniac, I’d probably have already booked my tickets to Japan. Continue reading