Hey! You Might Like to Get Ishido Natsumi’s New Album

The world of idol is a vast and terrifying place, often all the moreso at moments of uncertainty about how you feel about the world at the moment. And a lot of people are feeling down right now! Yesterday was a bloodbath! So in addition to regular ol’ sonic therapy, let’s prove just how easy it can be to find good things and embrace them.

Ishido Natsumi! I feel like there are maybe five people in the whole of Western wotadom who’ve come across her in the past. Is it because she’s new? She is not new! Is it because she’s bad? She is not bad! Is it because she’s particularly obscure? Not unless you consider being from Nagoya and being as regular a performer as it gets obscure! Well, actually maybe the Nagoya thing hurts her a little bit, what with Tokyo getting the lion’s share of the lion’s share of attention and only total nerds being marks for other local scenes (Osaka ftw).

Anyway, it’s been a long while since we last looked in at Natsumi, so now feels like a good time, especially as … she just released a new album and very helpfully put a trailer online! Continue reading

I Don’t Know Why You’d Need Any Other Reason to Buy Ishido Natsumi’s New Single

While we’re on a little run of less well-known idols doing great work, let’s pause for a second and take another look at Ishido Natsumi, who I will maintain is not only cool and good, but also one of the least appreciated vocalists in idol, period; this is a preview for her upcoming single, dropping tomorrow:

“Choice the Happiness” is just the latest. Everything she does is bad as hell. Continue reading

Thursday Hurtsday Is a Teaser

Good morning, friends! It’s Thursday Hurtsday, and I’ve been a little bit remiss because reasons, but I’m back in the saddle and ready to share..

I figured that we could start with solo idol Ishido Natsumi, who’d been so under the radar for so long that she didn’t even make the cut for entry into the Corenament. To be left out of a completely bogus and made-up competition of idols who are primarily known to Westerners … Sad!

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I Told You She Was Good: Check out Ishido Natsumi Live

Hey, do you guys remember Ishido Natsumi? Yes, no, maybe so? Either way, this is a fun clip:

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This Is Underground: Let Ishido Natsumi Rock Your Sunday

You guys, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while because I was pretty on the fence about whether now or a little down the road was the more appropriate time to share, but I’m game if you are.

Meet Ishido Natsumi. She’s an independent solo idol.


Just stop around 9:50. The performance does!
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