This Thursday Throwback Is the Entire MADCREW in Pitched Battle

It dawned on me that, after last week’s kind of random addition of a #TBT for Fruitpochette, the Mad Magazine Records consortium of idols probably have a wealth of old stuff to plumb through, given that these are groups going back as much as six years.

So here’s a simple little treat for you:

Yes, I know it’s not the same as the real MADCREW; cut me some slack

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Check out This New PIIIIIIIN MV

Man, it’s been a while since the last time we got to check in on PIIIIIIIN, and it was literally just dumb luck that I saw this video hit Twitter this morning:

That’s “容赦なく逃げてった未来” (“Future Fled Mercilessly” or something?), and I’m happy to have it. It sounds a lot like a PIIIIIIIN song! Or, more accurately, like a PIIIIIIIN song from SCRAMBLES — just compare to this and tell me I’m crazy. Continue reading


Oh My Dog, Cutie Corpse Is Back!

Way back when this site was just a twinkle in my eye, I had this joke to myself — the idol scene was getting so weird and heavy-dependent that a deliberately uber-kawaii unit was basically an inevitability … and then into being sprang Cutie Corpse.

And then there wasn’t Cutie Corpse anymore. The project ultimately fell apart before it really got anywhere. And, honestly, it’s not like that anywhere was even anywhere at the time. Cutie Corpse became just a funny little footnote, and we all moved on with our lives.

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PiGU, I Love You, Why Is There So Much Drama?

Hey, remember how PiGU had five members when they first appeared here, and then all of a sudden they didn’t have that many, and then they spent most of the summer as a duo, and then suddenly were up to four and then five? Me too! That was … well, it was an excuse to keep listening to PiGU, who do make it easy, what with new video all the time and stuff.

Anyway, guess who’s going through another bout of membership madness? Just translate your way through this string of tweets:

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I Think Maria May Be Judging Us a Little

Damn, it’s been a little while since we last saw Maria, huh? I was just minding my own business on Facebook yesterday, too, when I stumbled up this:

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This Is Certainly a Little Troubling

Doop-dee-doop, surfing around through Twitter … hello, what’s this?

Why, it’s high school idols in corpse paint playing with the tools of suicide! How uplifting!

Say hello to Naniwa Six Immortals of Poetry, or Naniwa Rokkasen, as they like to be called. This song is from their first single, “Don’t Die!,” which is coming up at the end of the month. How fitting! I mean, overall, the song and video aren’t nearly as bleak as things start off, but it definitely has that “I kill” feel to it, with the excluded girl still harboring some ill feelings. It’s a song with a message. Continue reading


A Tiny Little Bit of DEVIL GUN

And I mean a tiny bit!

Via Straight from Japan’s John in the Idolmetal group, we have — prefaced by a weird man-on-the-street segment on pants — what might be your first experience with the music of ICE CREAM SUICIDE sister group DEVIL GUN, featuring Botan on vocals:

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PiGU’s New Single Is Good, But the Promo Is Bonkers

I feel like I’ve been giving PiGU a lot of love lately, but this is what happens when you’re active and fun. For instance, just a week ago we got to look at the MV for one of the tracks on their new maxi single, and it was pretty far from the expected, but that’s okay; the A-side or whatever is available on their website, too.

It’s the teaser they released late last week that should really get your attention.

No matter what you think it’s about, there’s always one thing that kind of ruins that outlook

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The Graduation Purge Next Hits 30POSSE

The other day, I wrote this:

Typo notwithstanding, I’ll stand by that; every time I see a new tweet from @goodbyeidol, my butt clenches up a little bit. WHO’S IT GONNA BE THIS TIME?! Mostly, it’s idols nobody seeing this post has ever heard of; every now and again, though, it’s a group you know that’s going to disband, or even just a particular member on her way out.

Such was the case here. One half of the cool idol groups from Yamaguchi, 30POSSE, is saying goodbye to their leader: Continue reading


Mondays Can Start Right: Let Bunny Kiss Fuel You

That thing I was saying about how following X, Y and Z can lead to fun discoveries? Here’s a great example: Over on the Idolmetal Facebook group, up popped on Friday this track from the heard-of-em-but-know-nothing Bunny Kiss:

Man, that’s fun! Continue reading