A Friday Fun to Ruin Venture Capital

Last week, you all watched some videos! Let’s see how spicy it got.

Funny enough, the inspiration for this week’s Fun is a response to a Fun a couple of weeks back! Cheers, Brian!

Tell me more indeed, Bucho. Continue reading

A Friday Fun That’s an Editor’s Worst Nightmare

So, what are you watching this weekend? I’ll be watching the newest season of Bojack Horseman on Netflix, but honestly, I’d rather be watching these reality shows:

Speaking of watching stuff, have you noticed that some foreign-language videos on YouTube have an auto-translate feature? It’s true!

Unfortunately, as frequent Friday Fun inspiration and totally legit WACK insider @SalemBlack4ever has noticed, it … still needs a bit of improvement. Continue reading

Kerrie Reviews Things Sleepily: Wagamama Kiite | ‘for my Dear’

Let me tell you a story, while I’m still awake and waiting for my CD to arrive in the mail. A story that starts in early 2017. It was the beginning of the first WACK audition (y’know, the one that brought us Momoland, Pan Luna Leafy and EMPiRE? Yeah, that one) and the happy (but not for long) campers were gradually being revealed on Twitter. The first girl to be shown was “Cent Chihiro Tatta”.

I thought “She’s really pretty, I wonder how well she’ll do?”, as Watanabe continued to reveal more auditionees. One of the next girls to catch my eye was Michihayashi Rio. I thought “Wow! She’s adorable in that sort-of awkward way I love! I hope we get to see more of her!”

More and more audition profiles started, a few more girls caught my eye, I was excited for what’s to come. But then everyone I was rooting for failed the audition anyway, I was bitter, yadda yadda. Eventually, I found out one of the girls I really liked had gone on to do Miss iD and I was happy again. But I was still, in the back of my mind, wondered, “Whatever came of those other audition girls I liked?”

Fast forward to July 2018, in the WACK Discord, where the subject of Wagamama Kiite?? came up. “Hey, did you know a couple of the girls from the 2017 WACK audition are in this group?”

I looked them up and there they were! Tatta (now Moe) and Shirio (now Asaka)!

I was hyped! More girls from the audition out there doing new things! I vowed, “I was rooting for Asaka in the auditions, I’ll root for her in her new career too!” and went on to order their debut EP, “for my Dear”, which only just arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

Anyway, Kiite have a new single out next month, so what better time to review their first release while horribly sleep-deprived? Other than when it actually came out, I mean. Continue reading

The Cheapest, Tawdriest Friday Fun You’ve Seen Yet

Writing this week might be a struggle because I keep getting distracted by the neighbours hitting a car for 5 hours a day but here goes. Last week’s highlights! What did we do again?

And in another case of “I thought we did this before but I can’t find anything when I look on Twitter”, here’s this week! Continue reading

‘LONDON CALLING’, But Completely Different

When I did that belated Hyper Japan post, I made a promise that I would try to feature London Blue more on this site. And, well, look who brought out a music video just now:

That right there is the title track for their major debut single, “LONDON CALLING” released on Monday! I recognise this track from it being performed live at Hyper Japan, and honestly, I’m unsure if the recorded version sounds better than it did live. Recorded, you can really hear the guitars and their voices sound better. But it just seemed so much more energetic and peppier live. But that can honestly be said for any idol song, really. Also, did I see a couple of teeny-tiny London shots right there? Come on girls, you say you love London, you spend an entire weekend there but you don’t take advantage and film the whole MV there?

Ah well. Regardless, this is a cute song, and has the ideal sort of vibe for that transition from summer into autumn that we’re all going through. I’m so grateful to have found out about this fun little group, and I hope they manage to bring you the same kind of joy this early September too!

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Now That’s What I Call Indie: Ichiho Goes Executive

I won’t lie, when I first saw an announcement post followed by news tweets of Ichiho’s face, I panicked a little. Thankfully, it’s nothing to do with my horrible luck when it comes to picking oshis this time around.

At first, I was going to try and weasel out of this, “oh, I don’t know enough about this for a full article, maybe I’ll leave it for Weekender fuel” but then I remembered that I just published an article about a group who have released almost nothing at all, and I realised I had no excuse. Continue reading

When You Friday Fun to Make Ends Meet

Summer is almost over! Thank god. No offence to those of you who love summer, but I just can’t handle the sweat, bugs and hayfever, so I’m hyped for autumn. Plus, we’ve got the new Necroma album in autumn! Am I rambling? Sorry. On with last week’s Fun highlights:

It’s no secret that many idols, especially underground idols, have to work secondary jobs to make ends meet. As Pour Lui has shown, even big names don’t normally make that much compared to most western celebrities. So this week, we come up with some adequate side jobs for those idols who might need a little extra help lining their pockets this week. After all, being an idol can provide you with a variety of unexpected skills for any career path! This week’s hashtag is #IdolSideJobs and lets hope our oshis don’t really need to apply to one of those.

(Update: Surprisingly, this was actually written before this other thing that I’m writing about happened. Seriously!)

Kerrie Reviews Things Sleepily: O’CHAWANZ | “Episode V” or, O’CHAWANZ’s Adventures in Blackpool

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on a real O’CHAWANZ kick as of late. It was to be expected I suppose; Sugarsugar Lala was my Koutei Camera Girl Zwei oshi, so it would have been hard for me to feel let truly down by any future endeavors she got herself into. What I had heard from O’CHAWANZ so far was pretty decent in my opinion, but then the actual masterpiece that was I.YA.DA came along and I was pulled into rice bowl oblivion so forcefully that I could almost feel myself being suffocated by carbohydrates. These girls had got me good.

Anyway, their debut album, Episode V, came out this week, and I was thrilled to learn that it had made its way to international iTunes too! (Big thanks to our own Supreme Nothing for the heads up.) Originally, I was just going to buy the album and enjoy it privately as normal, but, well, the disaster that was 3776-chan’s Wild Ride was a surprise hit for the site, so I thought I might as well take advantage of my crippling insomnia once again. Continue reading

A Most Penny-pinching Friday Fun

Wait, its Friday already? I thought it was Wednesday! Um…Wow! These sure are some mind-blowing collaborations!

Did anybody go to East Meets West this weekend? Our friend Daemon sure did! Check out the first of his several interviews, and wish him a happy birthday, he’s an awesome lad. And on top of all that, Necroma announced even more shows, with Oyasumi Hologram of all people! Continue reading

A Friday Fun for Those Things You’re Usually Glad Are One-offs

I’ve been losing track of time lately. Say, how are those totally-not-graduations going?

Did we already do this one? I think we did. Oh well. It wouldn’t be the first time an old Fun got recycled by accident. Have you listened to exFallen yet? Continue reading