More Nameless Madness

A few weeks ago, former PSYBOU KANOJO chaotician-in-chief Utane Yuki released some tracks as what I’m going to insist on calling Nameless even if it’s just a clever thing she’s doing while working on a full-time name, and that was a lot of stupid fun and made me feel good.

Well, she did it again yesterday:

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We’ve Been Missing Guso Drop Lately, So Thursday Hurtsday Is Theirs

You guys, you may have noticed that I’m kind of an idiot sometimes*, so trust me when I say that yeah, I published this yesterday by accident because I somehow lost the ability to understand how time works. I did catch it before I ruined things for everybody; I did not catch it before Jul saw the thing and clicked and shared some very useful information that now I can incorporate into the post at the correct time!

So! I’ve changed up just about everything, but dig it: I’m first showing you the live video because that was the plan all along.


Literally never a dull moment

But it gets way better!

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Here’s a Nice Chunk of Live Minna no Kodomo-chan

Man, do you guys remember Everybody’s Children and their awesome debut MV? I had seen some renewed chatter around them lately, Facebook and otherwise, and then the Supreme Nothing himself went plumbing and turned up this awesome chunk of live video:


Well, you mostly hear wota, but still

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Get Your Next Music from Tokyo Tickets Now!

We have the tour dates, and now the venues are confirmed and tickets are on sale for Yukueshirezutsurezure’s (and others!) tour dates in Canada:

  • May 19 Toronto @ The Rivoli (tickets)
  • May 20 Toronto @ Lee’s Palace (tickets)
  • May 22 Montreal @ Divan Orange (tickets)
  • May 24 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret (tickets)

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BiSH: The Music Video: The Trailer

With BiSH having a major single out next month, getting a music video was inevitable. Unfortunately, we have no music video yet. However, we do have a trailer for a music video:

Personally, I never saw the point in trailers for things like music videos. But I can’t lie that the piano notes at the end gave me chills!

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Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Never Slows Down

Because it’s idol, and because why would you stop even for a minute to count the luchre ill-gained by notoriety, and also it’s idol and that’s not how it works, the Queens of Yami-kawaii in Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da will be releasing their fourth (currently untitled) single on April 26:

Though how funny would it be if they kept the “TBA” title the same way that they kept “Mudai Gasshou,” which was definitely deliberate but I feel like stirring some stuff this morning

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I Review Things Weirdly: BiS | “Re:STUPiD”

Cover art from the album Re:STUPiD by Japanese idolcore legends BiS

This review’s going to be more than a little different from how we usually do things, because a thought occurred to me when folks started to talk about the songs being released from Re:STUPiD as if they might be unrecorded work from Lui Frontic Akabane JAPAN (I can see arguments pro and con and have at different times supported either) — we’re thinking about BiS and their music now in the completely wrong way. See down at the end for the punchline and why I legitimately think that’s good and bad, but for now … on to the review! Continue reading

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PassCode’s Taking the Next Step to World Domination

No, you goofballs, they aren’t coming to Europe or the Americas … yet. But they’re going to Taiwan!

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We Will See ayumikurikamaki as Bears Again

This is a terrible bit of video that ayukuma pushed out; not because it sucks in and of itself, or because I dislike the implications (quite the opposite!), but because Kuma-sama here is clearly giving three of my favorite idols the sads, and I’ll be damned if that’s okay.

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There Was Actually a Tsurezure Song Preview, And There Still Is

Sorry about that, gang, but here’s a fun timeline:

  • 5:00 p.m. EST (yesterday): Maniac is added to an excruciatingly series of meetings for work
  • All evening: Maniac hates life
  • 12:00 a.m. EST: Maniac sees that Tsurezure will be doing something at 21:00 JST
  • 12:05 a.m. EST: Maniac messages Kerrie — “If I set this up, can you edit and publish it?”
  • 1:00 a.m. EST: Kerrie messages Maniac — “Yes, okay, sure, I’m kind and good”
  • 6:00 a.m. EST: Maniac departs for a day in hell
  • 7:05 a.m. EST: Maniac’s phone goes back into semi-hibernation
  • ~no idea what’s happening~
  • 11:00 a.m. EST: Maniac finally gets back to operation, sees message from Kerrie — “Everything was a botch because you, Maniac, failed”
  • 11:05 a.m. EST: Maniac looks at Tsurezure Twitter, sees that a preview happened, cries
  • 11:10 a.m. EST: Maniac gives up all hope of ever being able to do anything with the new Tsurezure
  • 3:00 p.m. EST: Maniac sees a message from Straight from Japan(!) with a link to the new Tsurezure song(!)
  • 3:05 p.m. EST: Maniac begins to write a long timeline with a terrible punchline

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