One would think that the top livestreams on The Calendar for this weekend would be the highly anticipated, first one-man lives of GO TO THE BEDS and PARADISES. Unfortunately Ticket Pia won’t take foreign credit cards for these shows despite accepting them just fine for Sakura Gakuin’s graduation livestream last weekend. The good news is that, while WACK gives their foreign fans the cold shoulder, there are several other stellar groups performing this weekend who both embrace and deserve your attention, such as:
INUWASI, one of the frontrunners for best new unit of the year, start off the weekend with a FREE 120 minute live on YouTube. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now is the perfect time to do so.
So I’m drifting through idol media these days like a half-aware drunk, and let me tell you, friends, it’s a weird feeling. I won’t tell on myself so much as to name names here, but I’ll admit to seeing a particular group’s photo, and seeing their name, and being like, wait, I know what that is, wtf is that though? And then I looked and I’d written like 10 posts about them. Never do a hiatus, I guess is the rule here.
Anyway, lots of new/ish groups out there, and I figure that I always used to at least try to cover them, so why stop now, and also hey neat there’s also stuff that’s almost a year old that I never got to before! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.
Which brings me to INUWASI (Twitter), who I got to by slipping and falling off of a NEMURIORCA tweet and seeing a completely different idol set when I came to. But yes, they’re also part of the Maple.Inc family, and so have more than passing similarities to MAPLEZ and etc., and oh no they debuted in like February. Oh that’s awful. Cheese and rice, can you imagine? You’re up there idoling your ass off and there’s like only 10% of the usual sweaty wota dancing in surgical masks as there’d usually be? Terrible. And then everything gets canceled or moved online? Woof.
At the time of my discovery, not-ol’ INUWASI had a couple of live clips to enjoy. I use the verb conditionally, as “different strokes for different folks” for sure applies here. Let’s start with the better of the two: