Good news! After all that worry about Anna, and ANFORT and whether or not Ice Cream Suicide would dissolve or not, they reassured us everything would be okay this morning, with a brand new music video!
Glad to have you back, ICS!
The other night, while chatting with various friends whose names end in Y sounds (and also John) during the WACK auditions, out came this rather ominous tweet from ICE CREAM SUICIDE:
— ICE CREAM SUICIDE (@ICECRMS_) March 28, 2017
I wasn’t wild about this news, sharing it, posting it, whatever, but it does build on this earlier business about ANFORT, the company behind ICE CREAM SUICIDE and DEVIL GUN, neither of which has amounted to a hill of beans so far, and I’m chalking that up to This Is Not How It’s Done on the part of management.
Basically, the fate of each member in the post-Anna era (remember, she was lawyering up to get out of her contract) was/is going to have her fate decided separately (or has/will decide her fate, I can’t tell), and then the future of the project will come to pass. Continue reading
It’s that time again! Time we express our love, our anger, our despair and whatever feelings we have towards the alt-idol community the only way we know how; dank memes, mockery and imagining scenarios that would never happen!
Last week we asked you to react to the Up Up Girls VR news by coming up with some idol-themed virtual reality games of your own. You brought some doozys here, folks. I think Watanabe’s tourbus might be scarier than than Silent Hills could have ever managed (RIP)
Speaking of Watanabe (what a transition, eh?), lets jump back a few weeks where he pissed off a chunk of us with his antics and my immediate response was to turn it into a hashtag party. That was a fun way of venting, right?
Think of this week as a quasi-sequel to #BetterManagersThanWatanabe (well, if you ignore the rest of the WACK trilogy that this mess prompted). You see, as much as we like to make fun of how much of shithead Watanabe is, turns out ANFORT may, arguably, be worse. You can read that article if you want to know the full details, but while the stuff with BiS could be argued as a likely staged, kind of mean-spirited publicity stunt; the recent blowout regarding Anna, Ice Cream Suicide, and ANFORT’s rather unsavory history with their idols in general has brought a bit of anger and concern to this community. And well, I already said in this article how I prefer to respond to concerning events within idol.
Really, it’s not fair at all that Watanabe gets to have all the ragging to himself. Continue reading
A little deliberately under the radar ’round these parts over the last few days (dofphoto tossed it into a comment on the Weekender, and I left it otherwise alone) was Anna ex of Bellheart and very recently with ICE CREAM SUICIDE leaving the group under some pretty intense circumstances. I didn’t give it much thought — Anna also didn’t last with BRGH; some people just aren’t cut out for what goes into idol –but then our anonymous translator+ friend hit me up with some additional insights.
First, Anna’s full translated statement: Continue reading
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I can’t remember a promised debut that generated more excitement among our little community than ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s. Hell, I was practically beside myself at the thought — between the name and the art and the sophisticated introductory campaign of three groups by a newcomer agency and the inclusion of former Bellheart member Anna-chan, it all seemed like the idol world had heard our pleas and put together a special little project just for us.
And then they had their live debut, and BOY were a lot of people confused. Instead of a -core-riddled harsh idol project speckled with yami-kawaii violence, we got what sounded like a safe, contemporary-standard denpa-style pop song. I remember the Twitter chatter that day: Had we been had? Like, of course denpa makes sense because it’s so hot right now, but where’s the rock? Sanity did ultimately prevail and people seemed to reach a consensus agreement to withhold actual judgment until the debut EP, I.S.C.R.E.A.M., was released.
So what does I.S.C.R.E.A.M. sound like? What does ICE CREAM SUICIDE bring to the world? On to the review! Continue reading
Here’s the show!
To the surprise of some but also somewhat obviously in retrospect, ICE CREAM SUICIDE is rocking a denpa style. We’ll see along the way if they have anything else going on, but that’s what we have so far.
Based solely on an image, a website and an association that’s now been dead for months, the announcement of ICE CREAM SUICIDE kind of blew the hell up over the last 48 or so hours. And what’s not to be excited about? Between the pastels and the extremely clever wordplay and the “are all of those girls holding guns?” of it all, one would be hard-pressed to not draw conclusions that this might be a project worth keeping tabs on.
And not even 24 hours later …
— 藤城アンナ (@ICS_annachan) August 25, 2016