Hell, Why Not More yandoll One-man?

Good morning! Given what all I saw trickling through the interwebs over the past couple of days, I had a feeling that this was going to be a very repeaty kind of day, going back to recently familiar wells, and I was kind of right! They say that you shouldn’t return to the scene of a crime, but they also say that you shouldn’t go swimming for an hour after eating, which is total malarkey, so what do they know, really?

Anyway, it was basically yesterday when we looked at yandoll doing legit one-man activity at their one-man, which was kind of cool and unique (read: “yandoll”), and this is at least some of the rest of the set: Continue reading

Maybe This Is a Metaphor for Being a BiS Fan Anymore

I really wanted to give BiS crap about doing that “never title your thing in a way that’s easy to ironically mock” thing from the very second that “I can’t say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” was announced, but I moreso really wanted to be happy and satisfied about getting invested in this whole BiSusiness and sticking up for probably the most influential idol project for my turn as a fan, not to mention the thousands of people for whom idol is a much more immediate and impactful part of their lives. I was ready to get some knives ready for this one, you know? Just in case. Either cut it to ribbons in disappointment or defend it unto the death.

Now I don’t know how to feel!


BiS 新生アイドル研究会 /「I can't say NO!!!!!!!」[OFFiCiAL… by idolvizion

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Oh What the Stupid Flipping Hell? Co3’s Now a Literal Loose End

By which I mean, Cococo, accidentally sidewise kinda-Homioshi of former 100 Days focus Yukueshirezutsurezure, the infamous Co-cubed, is leaving the group:

Oct. 9 one-man will be her swan song. This is what I get for going to bed early for once. Hell almighty. Continue reading

Would You Like to See 360 Video of Strawberry Painkiller?

The correct answer is, “Yes, Maniac, I would, for I have come to love Strawberry Painkiller nearly as much as you do.” Well done!

Yes, I love Strawberry Painkiller, and while the project doesn’t get out as much material for public consumption as one might hope, there are thankfully fans who can help to bridge the gap. In this case, this YouTuber very helpfully (and inexplicably — seriously, how?) shot and uploaded a pair of 360-degree videos from a live about a month back:

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Yeah, It’s Aina’s Best Collaboration

In case you missed it:

BiSH’s barbecue-voiced center, Aina the End, contributed vocals to this wild promo for a run of upcoming PS4 games:

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Watanabe, Puppetmaster

I was hoping that BiS’s announced announcement this morning was going to be an MV or update on the new single or whatever, but it’s not one of those at all:

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Yuna Is Ill; PassCode Will Forge On

And in one of the scariest curveballs that I’ve seen since I got into idol:

I did miss it, Brian and Rain, so thank you

The gist: Imada Yuna, who didn’t invent harsh vocals in idol but did manage to become the arguable popular standard bearer of the type, the bad-attitude id that forms almost an entire leg of PassCode all her own, had been unwell, and a medical examination turned up an ovarian cyst. She powered on for a while, but now the plan is for hospitalization and treatment and rest. She’ll be out a while, until the ZENITH tour officially kicks off on Nov. 10. Continue reading

Here’s Footage of yandoll Taking ‘One-man’ Very Seriously

Are we ever going to stop with the live video? NOPE. Somehow March and December will happen simultaneously, we’ll do a combined Corenament of the Year contest and still be doing a whole ton of live video because the entire idol industry has apparently decided that this debut season will be kind of lame and very few idols of the homi variety, at least the ones of note, will do anything notable.

Boo.

But this is why live video exists. Idol never does stop, even when it’s lame, and it’s in the live environment that maybe stuff having a look at will still happen, right?

So here’s yandoll, who are cool and not appreciated enough, having a “one-man” with a band that’s definitely not what you saw in their last one-man, and definitely not what you expect when you see that word: Continue reading

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

Let’s Do Some Li-V-RAVE This Morning

Friggin’ Mondays, man. Being weekend-tired and cranky and needing to attend to unfortunate business, those are small-time issues compared to what a lot of people are dealing with right now, but they’re my problems and I’m going to whine about them. I’m also going to get a nice charge out of some fairly recent live video from one of the many promising idol projects to get started fairly recently.

I speak in this case of Li-V-RAVE; these videos are officially kind of old at this point, but that doesn’t mean that you definitely haven’t seen them!

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