THE SPUNKY’s Disbandment Draws Near, and the World Will Be a Little Less Fun

Variously updated became I’m an idiot and can’t check info on my own stupid website

Good morning, lovely people! The Corenament rages on, now down to the Final Four (coming in a bit), and the timing has its own bittersweet element; THE SPUNKY sort of rocketed into this guy’s consciousness, and no doubt that of many others, during their surprising-but-deserved eventual third-place finish in the 2016 version.

This final live in Nagoya, their old home base, we’ve known about, but it finally came yesterday:

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Excellent and Painful New Records on the Way

And while my nose is straight up my own butt with the Corenament, releases continue to be announced and excitement continues to be built. John on two releases that are sure to be loud and satisfying.

Well, looks like EiT PARK RECORDS/Disk Union is going to send a couple more releases our way. These are a couple I have been waiting for, since it has been a while for each group. First we have a mini-album from 偶想Drop entitled “Painfully violent”. I am sure most of you have seen it on […]

via New Releases From Guso Drop and Malcom Mask McLaren — Straight From Japan

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Malcolm Mask McLaren Makes Me Mirthful

I can play this alliteration game all day, people. Don’t even try me

While the pre-Corenament is winding down, it’s always fun to look back in on idols that you might not have thought of in a while, but who are consistently busy working and putting out all kinds of entertain. Or, in some cases, they just pop right out for you with something fresh to check out!

In this case, Malcolm Mask McLaren (currently duking it out in the Clash Legacy Conference) shared some older video of their set at Idol Koushien (you know, that show that I stayed up late to watch and then never made it far enough to get to the good stuff).

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Oh Look, Zekkyou’s Going Back over Their Torture-Wota Stuff Again

Updated to reflect Jul’s note in the comments

Screaming Sixties are just about the hardest-working idols in the business; when they aren’t performing, they’re traveling to perform, and/or creating various ridiculous scenarios. I don’t understand half of what’s going on, but they seem to be enjoying themselves, as do the fans who line up to take part in … I’m not sure. It’s like a funhouse of being turned into a prop or hit with things.

Anyway, Zekkyou’s been posting some of the greatest hits from their episodes with wota, kind of like how they did last year, and sharing the results on Twitter. I’m actually leaving out some activity (you can cruise through their whole stream for much of the fun); I just wanted to include some highlights.

Like Shoot-a-Wota:

Calisthenics:

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There Are Moving Payrin’s Pieces

This is the kind of thing that winds up in the Weekender normally, but grad-plus-new and oh also it’s Payrin’s, who are cool and I’m glad to have a chance to actually acknowledge them again; John smashed all of the info together, so here we are!

Payrin’s is a group that I don’t listen to very much, but they have been on my radar. I do enjoy their music, but with so much out there you have to pick and choose. It seems they will be changing a bit, maybe for better, maybe for worse. A couple of announcements were made […]

via Announcements From Payrin’s — Straight From Japan

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2! 2 2& PVs! Ha Ha Ha!

If you don’t like Sesame Street, you can eat one

Hey team! It’s been a mess of a morning, but I didn’t want to let it get away without a proper Thursday Hurtsday entry; and, thanks to a friend, I’m even changing up my original plans.

One of last year’s toughest graduations was Saki from Guso Drop. It was all a positive career move over all, and has so far led to some fairly wild stuff from the new blood among the Heaviest Idol in the World, plus good developments for Saki in her solo guise as 2&.


TY Pukovnik Krv!

Fittingly, it’s two videos in one!

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I Felt Like PiGU This Morning, So Here You Go

The presence of the WTF every Tuesday has led to a bit of mid-early-week malaise on ol’ Maniac’s part, gang, and I felt like I could use something of a pick-me-up anyway, and do you know what tends to do the job? Well-composed idol pop punk!


And may the gods bless this YouTuber, too, for always recording PiGU lives and always uploading them in a heartbeat

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Billie Idle, Late Night TV, Sure Thing

I wanted to get this out before I forgot about it (again), so do forgive its somewhat random nature, but check it! Billie Idle make an appearance on The NIGHT, which isn’t new for them, but this is probably the first time that I’ve seen (this much) video from it:

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Here’s That Screaming Sixties Collaboration We Were Warned About

Collaborations are one of the things that make idols fun — whether it’s your favorites mixing it up with other idols or taking the stage with a band, you know that you’re getting something both familiar and unique at the same time.

Last year’s Collaboration of the Year winners (well, half of them), Screaming Sixties, had warned us that they were going to be connecting with I love you Orchestra, and here are the results:

Thanks, Jul!

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RIOT BABY Is a Riot, Baby

I’m so sorry

Man you guys, just when I thought it was safe to relax for a minute and settle into whatever kind of normal being a fan of idols really allows you to have, along comes … well, RIOT BABY:


Also follow them on Twitter!

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