You May Now Register for That Class That I Got Conned into Teaching

Hey gang, little reminder: My highfalutin idol class that will be equal parts awesome music and videos, recent idol history and Maniac opining despite not being a genuine expert on much other than the shape of his own head is now open for registration. The sucker’s next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and is only slated for an hour (regretting that decision right now), in Petworth in DC — you wouldn’t even kind of miss the podcast or anything!

Learn more if you haven’t seen it, and also register because it’s totally free

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Let’s Talk about Oomori Seiko, Cult Leader

Another Oomori Seiko video is upon us, friends, and once again one of the truest maestros of the craft … well, it’s not quite as befitting this site as the last one, and I completely skipped over the video from last week because I just couldn’t, not even tongue in cheek, but I want you to really watch this one while listening intently to appreciate the talent on display.

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Which Idol Is the True Chief Rebel Angel? Homicidols Investigates

The Devil. The Prince of Darkness. Beelzebub. Satan. All names traditionally used in the Western tradition to describe Lucifer, the fallen archangel, the leader of the rebellion against the god of Abraham. While certain esoteric circles have claimed Lucifer a character more in line with the Greek Prometheus, metaphorical bringer of wisdom and consciousness to humanity whose reward for disobeying the gods is eternal torture but all in all a positive force for mankind, it is nonetheless true that Lucifer is at root the embodiment of darkness.

So of course there are multiple idol groups claiming his legacy! The trouble is, which is true and which is an impostor? Continue reading

2017 TIF Megathread

Good morning, everybody! I had a quick chat (logistical) with Terry yesterday because I had just realized that the Tokyo Idol Festival was literally about to happen and it had slipped my mind, and he was actually even more clueless than me. Amazing, especially when you consider the ridiculous lift that went into collecting video from last year.

Anyway, TIF is literally happening when you see this, and has been for hours. It runs through Sunday. It is amazing. This is now a megathread, an I’ll do my darnedest to collect cool video and share it (in the comments). You should do it, too! From there, we’ll be able to have a nice playlist to remember what might be The TIF That Our Idols Took Over.

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Let’s Talk about That Anti-Idol Video from This Exists

I wanted to address this thing that was kicking around over the last few days (I first saw it here, but a lot of you guys MTed me on it, and there’s been plenty of reaction up and down ever since people started to share it around.

So, from This Exists:

You probably have opinions! I certainly did and do and expect that keeping up the conversation will make me have more of them. That’s a good thing, usually, unless your opinion is “WHY THAT SONOFABITCH I’M GONNA BURN HIS CAR,” in which case, please seek help.

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Fashion Fortnight Flash #1

Hello friends! Maniac here. Papermaiden had such a good time with that NSLE interview that I said, pitch me an idea for something that you’d like to write regularly, and she said, I want to write about fashion and stuff, and I said, knock yourself out, I bet people will like that. So give it a read and let her know what you think!

Welcome to Fashion Fortnight. In this bimensual column, you’ll find a (very self-indulgent) summary of what happened with idols in their para-musical jobs related to subculture and modelling. You may think of the Flash-type columns as a way to assemble all the great visual publications you’ve missed because you weren’t looking! In the Fashion Fortnight Features, you’ll find (most likely self-indulgent as well) more focused investigations into a specific topic or item that has been all the rage and is related to our beloved Homicidols.

Without further ado, get the links and some previews after the jump! Continue reading


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Your Homicidols Weekender #30

Happy weekend, everybody! Did you have a good week? Me, I’m glad that mine’s over. Kind of fortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the Idolverse compared to some other times in the past, so being astonishingly, hellaciously busy didn’t mean missing out too much.

The Fun is ongoing as usual, but it’s also that time of year when you should be looking toward doing stuff outside. Idol’s portable, you know? Take the playlists with you.

All Right, What Else?

Hauptharmonie had their final live last weekend. Sad. Their guests were, randomly, GANG PARADE and Party Rockets GT.

Their “Kidnapper Blues” video has 17,000+ views on YouTube, which is a great deal for most idols. I still can’t understand why this gloriously cool project couldn’t be continued. Continue reading

Just Friends Helping Friends: Support the Anonymous Translator!

Hey gang! Maniac here. If you’ve been around the site for more than a hot minute, you’ve no doubt come across the work of the mysterious man I refer to as the Anonymous Translator. Going back to when he helped us understand what was going on in the world of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da during their membership kerfuffle several months back, he’s very selflessly contributed translations for no shortage of Zenkimi and Yukueshirezutsurezure interviews, plus blog posts and announcements for others in the scene — he even made some noise in the Corenament! — and sharing little bits of information here and there (like, for instance, that Tsurezure was going to Canada, well ahead of any official announcement).

Basically, dude’s a big contributor to our understanding of what’s going on in the idol world, and especially around Codomomental. I consider his generosity a tremendous boon, so I’m very happy to be sharing that our guy has gone to Patreon to pick up some luchre in support of the work that he does.

https://www.patreon.com/anonymoustranslator

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Anybody Going to the Tokyo Idol Festival?

It’s apparently TIF time! Yes, friends, the biggest multi-idol event of them all is now coming up fast, and the massive roster necessary to pull off such a thing is starting to come together.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #28

Happy weekend, friends! Have you been thinking about fun alternatives for idol MV sets? We need more fun!

This was a hell of a week, though, wasn’t it? Of course the highlight was Papermaiden’s interview with Not Secured, Loose Ends in Toronto, and Daemon’s eyewitness reporting on their first appearance on North American shores. I’m still a little sore that I missed out, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Besides, details are soon to come on another beloved-by-the-community group venturing forth to lands outside of Japan, and I for one can’t friggin’ wait to know the specifics (about which I’m deliberately being coy because you probably know what I’m talking about but I only feel like posting once it’s all lined up).

Of course many things happened and didn’t get included here on the sacred pages of Homicidols.com, so it’s time to look back!

Don’t You Ever Get Tired of This, Maniac?

Did you want the details on Hauptharmonie’s final concert?

That’s sad. I’m sad. They didn’t even send me a preview of the last album. Boo hiss. Continue reading