I figure that I’ve waited long enough to gratify your friend and mine, Mister Mister, who quite strongly advocated for this investigation while we were on the question of ska idols (and then laid it on thick!), and I just traveled a significant distance to watch my football team get embarrassed on their home field and figure, hey, let’s put some extra bright shininess into Sunday.
Also, for the sake of this exercise, I may have just broken my own personal idol portmanteau record.
Sakohata Aya, ex of Splash!, has embarked on her solo career not so much as an idol per se anymore, but as a rock singer full stop. But once a cool rock idol, always a cool rock idol, I say, and this latest release from her sounds like fun:
The single, her second, drops in a month; her fans earned this release by giving her the ol’ 100 RT treatment on Twitter. As for her second one-man, that’s coming up in a couple of weeks … Continue reading →
Tell me that they aren’t rocking You’ll Melt More!’s look from last year
Meet Attain Music (Twitter), or maybe that’s not really their name because Attain Music is definitely the company, but the group doesn’t seem to have a name of its own? Anyway, as you can see, they’re cutting out any and all pretense and going straight for the darkest, blackest combination of all — kawaii rock. Maybe “Kawaii Rock Idol” is the name? Continue reading →
This is your periodic reminder that not only did Osaka Shunkashuto begin their lives as a high school dance unit, they remain right in the top part of the pile in terms of what idols can do to interpret their music, not just make it:
You people have been pushing me on UP UP GIRLS for a while, and I made a note to relent on of these days. I’m like, it’s Hump Day, and we could probably all use a pick-me-up, and OH LOOK they just so happened to have released a new video!
I’d give credit to somebody for drawing my attention here, but all of Twitter was about this video yesterday
You may have noticed that it’s October, the finest month of the year — in addition to pro sports action out the wazoo, the weather’s actively turning over to autumn and, of course, Halloween is basically right around the corner.
Let me reiterate: The most fun holiday possible is mere weeks away.
Idols, who basically live in costume, are neither strangers to Halloween nor in any way averse to it. We’ll be thoroughly celebrating Halloween more as the time comes, but I thought it’d be fun to work some (additional) properly themed idols into the rotation. Continue reading →