I’m Sympathetic to the Spirit of This Video

So:

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the PiGU Live

Osaka’s pop punk darlings, PiGU, had themselves a live the other day. No big deal — they have lives all the time! — but … see, it’s wintertime. Bellring Girls Heart, for just one example, actually held a few of their final SHALLOW GRAVE appearances with members missing due to the flu (noboby was going to miss the finale). The point is, it happens. Idols are people. People get sick. Sick people sometimes can’t perform!

But sometimes, almost all of the idols get sick. And when that happens, well … Continue reading

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The New Party Rockets GT Has a Very Aspirational Title

I guess the human embodiments of kawaiicore didn’t want to let Christmas get away without pumping us full of good cheer.


Resemblances to Green Day hits entirely intentional!

We literally just found out about this album release, and here’s the lead already. It’s certainly a big step further than the trailer for their one-man! Continue reading

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It Looks Like Party Rockets GT Had a Very Nice Party Indeed

Other than mentioning them in the Weekender and then checking out the trailer for their one-man, I haven’t had much occasion to bring up Party Rockets GT lately, and that’s kind of a shame because, extremely tradol though they may be, their music is both quite good and very fun.

We’re about to get a lot more of it!

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You Haven’t Lived until You’ve Experienced THE SPUNKY at .1 Speed

This was from yesterday; I just got to look at it this morning and regret absolutely nothing:

This. Holy crap, this is magnificent. It’s like being inside of David Lynch’s brain, or a fantasy-booked DotsKaidan show. Idol managers need to plan to do things like this more often. Continue reading

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Full Power Girls R Have a New Single on the Way

Man, I’ll admit to having almost forgotten about these rock-inspired kawaiidols since the last check-in, which was a while even after we first got as pass at them over the summer, but then they picked up a Best Debut nomination in the Best Of process, and I figured that I’d look them up again. And look, a new single!

“Girigiri Tradition” is … holy crap, Dec. 14 is next week. Where does the time go? Continue reading

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Bye-bye, BUNNY KISS

This is a sad, if predictable, end to the whole situation we laid out a couple of weeks ago. Kanna, the active half of BUNNY KISS, tweeted this on Monday:

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PIIIIIIIN’s Putting Its New Member Decision Process into Your Hands

So PIIIIIIIN, fun teen rock idols and someone who I wish I were following more closely and then never do, somewhat recently had a graduation. That wouldn’t be a problem for most idol groups, but, see, it’s PIIIIIIIN, not PIIIIIIN, so they need a seventh member, and they’re going to listen to the Voice of the People to select her.

That’s … honestly, that’s kind of cool. So how does one take part? Continue reading

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Get over Hump Day with New Devil ANTHEM Video

Good morning, you bunch of weirdos! Your friendly neighborhood Maniac has a butt-ton of morning tasks to accomplish for Day Job, and then a very long, annoying day to follow that, so I’m trying to load up a pretty busy day in idol with everything that I can before I get sucked into the purgatory that is work.

But first! You guys remember Devil ANTHEM, right? Kawaiidols with a devil theme? Get a little intense here and there? But mainly devils? Great. Here they are with a just-released live video for a brand-new live version of “Women’s Gift” or whatever the actual title of this neat little song is:


I’m pretty sure Pure Idol Heart shared this first

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So Is BUNNY KISS Imploding or Something?

Warning: This post contains higher levels of better-informed speculation than almost anything ever. But it’s a weird story! And still with lots of unknowns! But it’s worth getting some info.

First things first: Remember BUNNY KISS? That was fun. We should do more ska.

So Patrick of Idolmetal group fame reached out the other day with some interesting info — it seems like Carua, one half of BUNNY KISS, tweeted out an I Quit statement on Friday.

If you can Japanese and can fill in some of the blanks, please do!

The crux of the matter is that she alleges abuse by management, and she’s not going to take it anymore. For what it’s worth, she hasn’t tweeted since; also for what it’s worth, she also tweeted out a bunch of idol-obligatory photos and performance updates on the same day; even more for what it’s worth, Carua is normally pretty Twitter-active.

On Saturday, BUNNY KISS’s live went on as planned, with Carua’s performance partner, Kanna, rolling solo:

Reminds me of when this happened

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