This Insane Babymetal Merch Might Actually Be Worth the Price Tag

I was going to post this yesterday with an “angery reacts only!” attitude, but kind of came around on it:

If you follow the link, you’ll see that the merch on issue is a five-DVD set from each of the Fox God Festival shows held quasi-recently, plus the mask accompanying each (hand-made! painted with the blood of slain angels!), for right around $500 US (not including shipping, or potentially customs, and you still need to be of THE ONE to get into a lottery to be among the lucky 500 to buy it, etc.).

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Oshi Digest #6: Occulted

The big tour final at LIQUID is just a week away. Do you think that Oshi is excited?

Excited, or possibly desiring to drag the band to hell. Could be either! Continue reading

Kamen Joshi’s ‘Personia’ Is Awesome Live

Or maybe I’m just mesmerized by the visuals.

Our old pal Char T Saki dropped this by the forums yesterday (yes, the forums are still a thing, that’s two references in three days), and while “Personia,” Kamen Joshi’s most recent single release, isn’t unknown to us, you may get as big a kick out of this live performance, which I will remind you is a live performance and not a CGI-heavy MV: Continue reading

Here’s All of the Hours of the Necroma 24

Time to fess up: I watched maybe 20 entire minutes of NECRONOMIDOL’s pre-tour final 24-hour smorgasbord of … things. I wanted to do more, honestly, but time and whatnot, and the #ネクロ魔密着24時 hashtag was fun to check in on regardless. LIQUIDROOM OR DIE was a nice wink at Big Idol Gimmick and clearly fun for everybody involved.

So if you wanted to watch it, the entire stream (minus only those little breaks) is still available:


Because YouTube made everything weird when they redesigned the interface, I can’t figure out how to just embed the playlist

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So Diamondollfy Kind of Killed This One

I was aware of this video, in fact aware of the song itself because I let it play in the background, and had no idea that it was Diamondollfy until I came back to it to do the post. Yeah, they’ve been a more impressive unit lately, but this song about gambling — which I also didn’t know until I looked because *surprise!* it’s a lyric video — is a) actually pretty good! and b) presumably a metaphor about risks and indulgence:

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I Am So Conflicted about Seeing Cure at Tower

Well, here’s something that I literally never expected to see. Cure, to promote the release of their first album after a couple of years of tearing up the Osaka chika scene and two massive lineup changes in the span of like four months, did the Tower Records thing, and it’s surprisingly glorious:


Thanks PIH!

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Going Solo Works Too! Kazuki from Gekijo-ban’s New Project

The original of this post is literally months old; it’s slow going out there, so I thought I’d dig it up

It’s safe to say that Gokigen Teikoku is doing pretty well right now, well enough to be able to get their fans to do their dirty work for them. But in the context of that work, the “Important Announcement,” we should all stop to remember Kazuki*, who left the group a good while back and … hey, went solo!


That’s a nice trailer!

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Inside the Mind of NECRONOMIDOL – Interview with Richard Wilson — Straight From Japan

As soon as Terry mentioned it, I had a feeling that this direct connection with Ricky Wilson himself was going to be a good time. Ever wondered about the relationship between this bugfuck of a film, RHYMEBERRY and “DAWNSLAYER”? Read on!

With the recent release of NECRONOMIDOL’s new single “DAWNSLAYER” we decided it would be a good time to have a chat with Richard (Ricky) Wilson, the man behind the group. He was very gracious in providing us with some of his time and answering a wide variety of questions about both himself and NECRONOMIDOL.

via Inside the mind of NECRONOMIDOL – Interview with Richard Wilson — Straight From Japan

Are You Ready for the First EP from Broken By The Scream?

Maybe!

Let’s take a break from the string of live stuff to do an actual release, in this case the certain-to-be-loud-as-hell EP from BBTS, Screaming Rhapsody:

The title is so perfect, I want to give it a kiss: It is an incontrovertible true fact that adding “screaming” to anything makes it 10 times better at least. Continue reading

Necroma Can Get in on the 24-hour Game, Too

This slipped through the cracks for me the other day; if I hadn’t be oshi-ing yesterday, I’d have missed it again:

To prep for their tour-ending one-man at LIQUIDROOM, Necroma’s going to do the 24-hour thing, 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. I believe that we may be able to view remotely? Ricky, if you’re out there, please illuminate us as to exactly what’s going to happen during those 24 hours. We know that the only one of the members who actually needs human sleep is Rei, but how do you fill that space in time? Continue reading