Indie Idol Wednesday Is an Ass-kicking

Happy Indie Idol Wednesday! In today’s look into the indie side of (the hard side of) idol, I give you vampire girl Hoshina Fumimi:


Thanks as always, Viz Major!

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You Don’t Even Need Japanese to Understand This Idol Documentary That’s All in Japanese

This is pretty cool; if you have a little while today or tomorrow or over the weekend or at some point before the heat death of the universe, give this documentary on the idol underground, the people performing and the people who love them a watch:

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An Inside Look at Becoming an Indie Idol

I found this article while cruising through Reddit. It’s several months old, but the information is probably still really valuable.

Not all of the idols featured on this site are indie, and the indie scene is so big and diverse that it would be nuts to even try to encompass everything (even the forthcoming companion site won’t try that), but we do have a soft spot for those self-managed, in-it-for-the-love-of-performance idols who “tour” Tokyo or Osaka and have a handful of devoted wotas and otherwise sweet, delicious anonymity outside of the clubs.

This is also a good opportunity to link again to good friend Pure Idol Heart (site / Facebook), who seriously follows the indies and smaller agency talents. There’s another real insider look to the process of becoming and being an idol that you should look into.

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