You Probably Didn’t See This Himekyun Fruit Can MV Coming

You guys! Why didn’t anybody tell me that there was new HKFC? Oh, right, I’ve been a little single-minded lately.

Well, let me rectify an entire week’s worth of missing out by bringing you to the MV for their new single, “Kokoro Tsunagaru.”

True story: I first read the romajization of the title as “Kokoro Tsundere” and was like, that’s brutal

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I’m Feeling Pretty Good about Himekyun Fruit Can’s New Album

This is fun.

Idol’s Van Halen, Himekyun Fruit Can, has their Kick to the Brainpan album on the way, and Patrick found this cool trailer for it.

Dear BiSH: This is a trailer

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HKFC Titled Their New Album after What We All Really Need

Patrick snagged this one for the Idolmetal group, and though we have it listed on the calendar(!), it’s too good to pass up. Himekyun Fruit Can, big sisters of Fruitpochette and right at the top of the idol rock heap, have an album on the way for the day after Valentine’s. That’s, like, pretty much a year after their last (very good) album.

Idol rock group Himekyun Fruit Can on the cover of their A Kick to the Brainpan album

A Kick to the Brainpan (yes) will also feature solo tracks for Mai (who doesn’t age) and Honoka, with the songs composed by a whole slew of bands. More details here. Continue reading


That New Year Premium Party Was Awesome, Wasn’t It?

There’s not a lot to say to sell this one — the New Year Premium Party was a ridiculous three-day event spanning multiple venues in Tokyo (in addition to that COUNTDOWN JAPAN thing that ayumikurikamaki was part of). I’m just grabbing video based on what showed up in my recommendations; if you know of more from other days or venues or groups, please share them in the comments.

Osaka Shunkashuto!


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This Thursday Throwback Is the Entire MADCREW in Pitched Battle

It dawned on me that, after last week’s kind of random addition of a #TBT for Fruitpochette, the Mad Magazine Records consortium of idols probably have a wealth of old stuff to plumb through, given that these are groups going back as much as six years.

So here’s a simple little treat for you:

Yes, I know it’s not the same as the real MADCREW; cut me some slack

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Himekyun Fruit Can Steps up With a Straight Rocker

Thanks to the eagle-eyed denizens of the idolmetal group on Facebook, we have new Himekyun Fruit Can after what feels like forever. And if top-of-the-line idol rock is your thing, it was definitely worth the wait:

“Iyo Damashi Otome Bushi” is just another in a long train of HKFC songs that are basically head-and-shoulders above what their most similar peers generate; like sister group Fruitpochette does with metal, Himekyun’s rock music is rock music by idols rather than “idorock,” as it’s increasingly known. I feel justified in calling them the Van Halen of idol just about every time I hear them.


Are You Ready for Himekyun Fruit Can’s (Eventual) New Single?

Apologies for the additional non-English language on the site, but the best news that I found on this was on HKFC‘s Latin American Facebook fan page, so that’ll have to suffice:

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You Have Got to Watch This Movie, Dude: Himekyun Fruit Can off the Chain

I had completely different non-Himekyun Fruit Can intentions than to even look in this song’s direction right now, but Facebook research got me to HKFC’s Latin American fan page (yes, I can read A BIT of Spanish), and this was just asking me to hit Play. You should, too! And then watch what feels like a rock musical’s entire score be performed in a 5-minute medley, complete with dance.

  1. This is a good song.
  2. This is madness!

Further Clarity on the Mad Magazine Situation

Finding out earlier this week that the whole Himekyun Fruit Can structure represented by Mad Magazine records was basically being blown up (except for Himekyun Fruit Can themselves, who released an album and are doing quite well, thank you) set off kind of a tizzy. People just plain had more questions than answers. At the moment, we have a another answer. Continue reading


Damn, Mad Magazine Is Blowing up Its Rosters

While the Himekyun Fruit Can mothership basks in the glory of a new album release and just keeps on truckin’, the other idol groups under the Mad Magazine Records umbrella are being hit with a mass graduation. (orig. via @Jul3rd)

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