Happy Easter! Here Are Things to Enjoy

It’s Easter Sunday for the Christian world, and much of the world that connects to the Christian world, and even for lots of people who aren’t Christian at all but like to have an excuse to have candy, and while we could celebrate the happy re-birthday of Jesus of Nazareth with a little Living Dead I Dolls, I’ll aim instead for the more pagan/secular side of the celebration.

First up! MOAR RABBITS LAB, which has been out for a few days but I was sitting on because, come on, Easter:

I have no idea what the aims of this project are, but the girl can sing, so nbd. Continue reading

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The Blue Forest Family Is Bigger Yet: Meet Real Light

You know how idols will sometimes say in interviews that their whole motivation to get into the work was because they saw idols on stage and they were “sparkling” and I kind of lazily always call back to that by calling idol “sparkly” because let’s be frank it is?

This is kind of what they mean:

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Devil ANTHEM’s Growing Up

I’m like 78 percent certain that I didn’t remember that Corenament noisemakers Devil ANTHEM was releasing an album, FEVER, but I’m very glad for a less noisy morning on Twitter and a few extra minutes to follow up: While there’s plenty of sparkly idol cheer in here, it’s also clear that Devil ANTHEM isn’t going to be twee and precocious forever, and this is a good first step.


Title track!

Some pretty expected moves (that chorus, you know?) aside, “FEVER” might be the most interesting that Devil ANTHEM’s ever been musically, and that makes me happy. The group’s two years old now, the girls aren’t just little kawaii factories anymore, so it’s a good idea to complement an updated look with a fun, adult sort of beat for your lead track. Show the world who you are now.

If you aren’t already acquainted, check out this live set from over the weekend.

That’s right; the hard side of idol can be pretty inclusive! Especially on days when there isn’t all that much available to talk about! Support the random support for the likes of Devil ANTHEM by becoming a Homicidols.com patron!

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This Is a Cool Article on How Indie Makes the Mainstream

It’s a little difficult to sum up this neat Japan Times article on the underground’s influence on modern J-pop and J-rock, but: Look no further than Perfume, basically.

It’s a little different than how we usually think about the genesis of a lot of our music, whereupon it’s indie idols adopting moves from contemporary rock etc. We also usually think of it as a primarily underground phenomenon, but, as the article points out, there are big-ass names (including our own Babymetal) who managed to make the leap to the big-time by adopting sounds and innovations from the small-time. Continue reading

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This Friday Fun Is Virtual Insanity

Previously on Friday Funday: Last week was #Deathless4Necroma, which was a lot of fun and we even got noticed and promoted by Ricky himself! Thanks dude! And thanks to everyone who took part.


The week before that, you came up with some wonderful #UpcomingAltIdolEvents that will never be added to the Homicidol calendar but we all got a few laughs out of it, and that’s all that matters, right?

[Maniac: Twitter’s doing that thing where it eats feeds again; just go here to look at the fun stuff]

I really, really want that Koutei Camera Gull album.

This week’s hashtag is similar, but more specific. The context is the Up Up Girls VR app; laughing at Saki’s drunk face was plenty enough entertainment for me, but VR is what all the cool kids are into these days it seems, so I’m sure kissing members of UUG isn’t going to be the last foray into this space-age technology that I remember from the 90s that we’re going to see from idols. So let’s predict the next ones! Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #14

My favorite teaser of the week was this one from You’ll Melt More’s Loneliness and Counterattack EP. Nobody does it better.


Please be from the “loneliness” part of the title …

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Let’s Make the Perfect Valentines for the People We Love

I take no credit for this at all; while doing something Valentines-y had crossed my mind, Brian the Supreme Nothing deserves all the credit in the world for turning it into a workable idea, and of course Kerrie jumped at the opportunity, so here we are

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! How are you going to spend the day of romance? With someone you love? With someone you barely know in the hopes that, hey, at least you get some action amirite? At home with a box of tissues? (I’m doing the latter btw; I’m sick with a flu right now.)

In the spirit of today, we want to see your idol valentines! You’ve seen those cheesy valentine cards with the puns? That, but with idols! It’s easy enough, right?

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What Won’t Idols Do for Attention?

Kerrie’s on a roll, and she even references a game that keeps getting pushed back because of other events; suffice it to say, folks like to have fun, and idol is fun. Take it away, @weeaboowitch.

Hi everyone! Let’s just jump right in; the theme of last week’s party was a controversial one, for sure. I don’t think I’ve quite forgiven Watanabe yet. Maniac is making us do a run so we too can experience the suffering on a much, much more tolerable level, because unlike Watanabe, Maniac isn’t Satan. For extra effect, be sure to live inside your car (or a closet if you don’t drive, I guess) and only eat rice from now until the big day itself!

But back to the point of last weeks gif party, anger really does fuel some quality memes, and last week’s #BetterManagersThanWatanabe event had some excellent responses. We even made it onto other sites!


But the Watanabe-memeing doesn’t stop there. Well, sort of. This is more based around idol in general, but lets face it, most of you will be thinking of BiS in this week’s hashtag party. At least, I sure will. Continue reading

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Set Aside a Couple of Hours for This Tuesday’s WTF

I am in no way exaggerating that I had other plans for this week’s look at the weird and violent and weirdly violent things that surround the hard side of idol, and then I got this tweet and thought “Stop everything.” I didn’t take the whole two hours to stop to make this post, and I’ll admit that the oddly porny music playing while the two guys were fighting and one had a baseball bat, that was kind of a weird thing to skip ahead to at one point, but … look, are you interested yet, or not?

Here’s the pitch: At a few different moments, I’ve thought about posting something about Rev. from DVL (for instance, their most recent single), but they’ve never quite crossed the right threshold for me as a group. However, their center, Hashimoto Kanna, being an idol, is also an actor, and this starring spot of hers is called Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation.

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Monday Match Game: A Question of Style

Now that all of our other work is behind us, friends, and we’re firmly into 2017, it’s time to bring back the Monday Match Game. This one is … a little different.

Kawaii. It’s the foundation of the idol look, no matter how it manifests; it can be cool, creepy, goth, brutal, adorable and so on. Really, the only limits on how to express kawaii are the limits on the human imagination. And, as something of a culture unto itself, kawaii has its own subcultures, some of which become fashion-forward trends that manifest on the idol stage.

In this corner, the kawaii of illness and addiction, pale and pastel, self-loathing and society rejection; in the other, fantasies that are just a little bit off, like a dreamscape filled with wonders that melt every time you try to touch them. Two definitive trends in idol enter, but only one will survive! Continue reading

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