We Keep Losing Idols from Poroporo Baroque

We’ve had some turnover (dramatic at that!) within the original Adopt-An-Idols, Poroporo Baroque, and the hits continue. I’m a little bit late to the party, unfortunately; today was already Mirumo’s last day with the group:

This time, it’s not a whole mess of anger or frustration, but a simple desire to have a bit of life back. She left Osaka to move to Tokyo to be part of this wild idol thing, and she’s lonely and wants to go home (TY Pukovnik Krv & @metalheadxXx). Fair enough! Continue reading

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It’s Friday, So Let’s Start with Some Sugartrap

It’s been a minute since we last got to visit with this fun idolcore duo, and I’d honestly been looking for an excuse to come back to them for a few weeks because there is negative reason to not dig them. Fortunately, because people like us are a kind and generous lot, and because I stalk interesting YouTubers, our old pal Anagram Hound provides:

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Shut up, Linkin Park: ‘iN THE END,’ It Matters a Little

Wanna hear a really annoying story? I had planned out and prepared to record the not-really-her-last-concert-please-all-the-gods iN THE END free live being held by BiSH while they go into temporary stasis (I dare not call it a hiatus) with Aina, owner of the most liquid nitro voice in idol, taking a break to recover from surgery to remove vocal chord nodules.

I was prepped, had everything open, had Niconico ready to go, got the video launched, started to record just as the lights came up in whatever venue they’re in and … I was out of free trial on the recording software and would only be able to record in two-minute chunks, and there was no way I was doing that at 5:30 a.m., not even for you guys.

Edit: Someone uploaded the whole thing!

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So What Does uBu Sound Like, Anyway?

The young BiSer known as Peri Ubu kept coming up on Twitter the other night, and I was forced to admit to a certain plan for an upcoming Monday Match Game, and it got me to thinking, Hey, what’s uBu even been up to since that whole terrifying episode with the members leveling up?

Leave it to the vital @sbsk_weekend to provide:

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On the Origins of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Our anonymous benefactor strikes again! After translating those awesome liner notes on Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Post-Catastrophe album, he provided some additional very topical translation that paints a very interesting picture of how we got to where we are today with Codomomental and Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da.

Seriously, friend, you’re doing a tremendous service to us

After the tumult of the past couple of weeks, this look back (about a year, in fact) to this blog post on the Codomomental website tells a vivid story. How is it that a video production company turned out some of the most compelling stuff in idol? Who were the movers? Who, and what, inspired them? Guess you’ll have to read the whole thing. Continue reading

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Wanna See Some Notes from the Mind Behind Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “Post-Catastrophe”?

This is pretty amazing, even just run through a translator:

GESSHI writes the lyrics and stuff for Tsurezure’s psyche-shattering songs. This blog post on the Codomomental website isn’t the lyrics, but his thoughts on the lyrics and how the songs came together. Continue reading

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Alloy Picks up Where petit pas! Left Off

I feel like I was right to get excited about Alloy! Fans of petit pas!, you may find their sound … somewhat familiar:

In this case, very familiar

They’ve actually spent the past week trickling tracks out onto Soundcloud (very much like Nozomi’s former group did prior to the release of Refrain), with very nice hard idol rock and stuff going on: Continue reading

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All This Talk about Rules: Let’s Consider Guso Drop’s

In case you somehow missed the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da thing or the Sakura Yuki thing, we’ve been talking about the rules of idol quite a bit lately — what they mean, their effects on the people involved, the ancillary and collateral outcomes, etc.

Never really ones for “normal” when it comes to idol, Guso Drop has rules of their own, distilling the unique will of their producer. They are about what you’d expect:

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Mistress. MAWA LOOP. Live.

There doesn’t seem to be all that much video available from MAWA LOOP’s big-ass idol festival over the weekend, but Mistress recorded their entire set, and we can be the lucky ducks to benefit. (Thanks to Pure Idol Heart for the find.)

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Day of the Living Dead I Dolls Demo

I guess I could only take the Romero reference so far with this one, huh?

Nonetheless! Living Dead I Dolls are still a little bit away from their debut, but they have a look and they have music, and cross your fingers and throw salt over your shoulder and spit into the wind and/or whatever it is your do to ward off the evil dead, because:

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