Happy Monday morning, everybody! Thanks to everybody who’s been adding their voice to the Best of 2017 cut-down. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of work to get down to just the tippy-top best … and then we complicate it by allowing anything that makes it in by the end of November to qualify. It’s like re-undoing your own work!
Speaking of late entrants, perhaps you’ll be moved by this latest piece from Diamondollfy, who only continue to improve:
As it turns out, Kuromiya Rei’s taking a break from Ladybaby performance due to throat issues was a more ominous development than anybody reckoned; for that and other reasons, she’s withdrawing, and the whole Ladybabyverse is in an absolute tizzy:
誠に申し訳ございませんが、 黒宮れいがThe Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY脱退、及びツアー中止 となります。 詳しくは、公式サイトをご一読お願いできますと幸いです。 LADYBABY PROJECThttps://t.co/I3vrjE3lZQ
Well, friends, the day has (gulp) finally arrived, and NECRONOMIDOL’s arrival on U.S. shores is not only definitely happening, but now thoroughly planned, and also barely a month away. Details are after the jump; first, feast your senses upon this video message from the members:
I understood Himari when she said “America”
This one’s personal, for what it’s worth. I don’t know how many folks read Colin’s old HuffPost piece on the idols set to break through to international audiences (in 2015!), making that heady jump from Babymetal to lots of great other stuff, but my dude even then was repping hard for Necroma, and they were still mere toddlers in the grand scheme of things. I had the same thought, though, that the darkness girls would catch on like a plague if given a chance to do so, and everything about Homicidols.com was ultimately about them and a handful of other projects (some of which have only come into existence since!), trying to help to build interest and support and bring them to this country. Continue reading →
At least I can stop complaining about idol being boring this year; the death toll alone is incredible. Lyric Holic, at times the most viciously loud thing in idol but also capable of real-deal beauty (because Tama), had their final one-man later today*. Maybe it means something that I wouldn’t have even known it if not for randomly seeing a tweet from a member of another (friendly) group** wishing them well:
It’s been so long since we last got some new material from the unofficial mascot of Homicidols.com that I was starting to think that she wasn’t ever going to give us fresh music, but the gods smiled upon us this day.
I’ll warn you, when you see the title, your brain may immediately go to Babymetal, and you may be expecting a power metal romantic epic that takes you on an emotional journey about swords and moons and stuff. In fact, I recommend that you set your expectations in precisely that direction before you hit play on this puppy: