Holy Shit, Bellring Girls Heart Is Losing Graduates and Taking a Break

Ayano and Mizuho are graduating, and, if I’m reading this right, Bellheart’s putting things on hold at the end of the year pending a reboot:

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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


Never Have Promise: 969 Going on Hiatus

I must have pissed off some god or something, because all of my favorite idolcore upstarts are having major issues all of a sudden. In just a few months, 969 went from being one of the most exciting new things on the block to … well, 969 management will speak for itself:

Their statement is available here. Might be back in a few months, might not.

Guess I should just shelf plans for that interview request, huh?

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Cream n’ Chrome Going on Hiatus

Cream n’ Chrome’s #1 fan, our very own Phillter, shared the news last night:

Shared on Facebook, too:

Here’s some previous stuff on them.

These hiatuses don’t guarantee that the group is done, but what I’ve often seen out of these moves in the past is a bit of a reboot; their higher level of production makes me think that the concept won’t be completely nixed. Cream n’ Chrome hadn’t been active for very long yet, but they were out there with a neat angle and look. We’ll see what the future holds.