Our Idols Don’t Win Idol Matsuri, Walk Away Winners Anyway

That title’s implying an inspirational message, gang, not some weird turn of events.

The Idol Matsuri final was yesterday, and a number of projects that we filthy gaijin fans enjoy made it to the event. For instance, Chemical Reaction, who are in fact quite good and don’t get the attention that they deserve because of great reasons I’m sure. CY8ER. BANZAI JAPAN. Probably some others depending on how you row your boat!

Here’s the whole thing:

It’s almost 5 hours long!

The stretch including the aforementioned begins right about here. CY8ER is next in the lineup, and BANZAI JAPAN just a little while after, so you can get yourself some nice “oh I know of them!” action. None of them won, though, and are in a way terrible, pathetic losers. Continue reading

Creativity Points Go to This Indie Idol Wednesday Subject

Good Morning! Also Curation.

No seriously. That’s not a greeting; it’s idols:

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It’s Idol Matsuri Time!

Congratulations, folks: We all made it to the 2017 iteration of idol’s version of (even more) driving impossibly infectious tunes into our skulls for months at a time. Let’s let Osaka’s pop punk cosplay cafe staffers in PiGU demonstrate:

Everybody taking part in Idol Matsuri does a song+dance cover of that song, a classic anime theme from what I see about it online. For instance, here’s Rinahamu’s Island of Misfit Idols, aka CY8ER:

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Let’s Help Idols We Like Win a Contest That Matters: Idol Matsuri

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen these random videos popping up in various idols’ accounts over the past week or so:


And it’s not all-pervasive; it’s just some groups, but they’re all doing the same song.

Welcome, friends, to the 2016 Idol Matsuri competition. Let’s help a friend of ours win the thing. Continue reading