Hey! Come Get Some Kaqriyo Terror Architect!

So while I spent a good part of the weekend pining for some positive news from Tsurezure (I think the 100 Days was an inadvertent curse), it’s their new sister group that’s popping out the new song preview on Monday morning. “Hide and Seek” is currently on the two-hour teaser release, but you know how we roll around here:

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And Here’s le biglemoi with the Best Thing Happening This Week

You guys remember le biglemoi, right? Briefly just about the coolest dang thing to happen in the middle portion of the year, loud but also going with a darkened tradol look, they fell into the ever-predictable Westerners’ trap of Oops We’re Good but Also Missed Doing Something for a Week and Now You’ve Forgotten about Us. It happens a lot!

Anyway, they’re cool and good, but I’d nonetheless completely lost track of their existence — ironically so, as you’ll discover in the Weekender — to the point that they weren’t even in my Check This Weekly list anymore. And that’s a shame, because this is the kind of work that le biglemoi is capable of producing:


I love nonsensical English lyrics in idol songs

Amazingly? This isn’t on their Twitter feed (yet), and it’s as yet not promoting any particular release; it’s like management expects that fans will all be subscribed on YouTube, that their notifications will work (they never do) and then they’ll do the dirty work of telling each other about the thing. Which, funny, that’s how I know about it (thanks, PIH), and also I would never dream of trying such a thing (/cough), but additionally also is an inexplicable way to do business for (presumable) money.

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More from DAIDAIDAI, Please, Forever

Well, today’s been a fairly heavy one (though I think I’m going to stay on the DEADLIFT LOLITA thing for a while yet), but some of the best and simultaneously most unsung work in idol is still happening, and now would be a great time to crank it up to 11 and rock out.

I speak, of course, of DAIDAIDAI:

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Yannderu Ame Is Now YAMIAME and Has a Lyric Video for You

I’m glad that this one got cleared up! So I’d been following the Idols Formerly Known as Yannderu Ame Etc. for a while, liking them enough to keep them on blast so I’d know for sure when they made announcements, added video, etc. And I noticed kind of recently that their Twitter bona fides are different, right down to the official account’s handle. And I thought little of it, because, well, I get kind of lazy sometimes.


That had me at “riffs”

That’s a really cool song! And it’s notably different compared to the last lyric video they put out, back when they were definitely still Yannderu Ame Etc. So … Continue reading

DAIDAIDAI Defies Their Own Name with This Sweet Live Video

Man, I think DEMON TAPES must have heard me saying nice things about the ex PSYBOU KANOJO, because I felt like I’d been waiting almost forever for the best-named idols in the business to give us something fresh.

I think this lyric video for “SOTTO MO ZUTTO JI” qualifies.

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Get a Little More into What Yannderu Ame Sounds Like

Good morning! Things are returning to normalish: I’m getting some more time back finally, I think that I may have found a solution to that weird commenting thing (and please tell me yea or nay if it seems to be right for you), there’s idol things happening … yup, good times are upon us.

And to respond: Yesterday, Yannderu Ame chucked onto the world a lyric video for “Idol Love Memorandum”:


Thanks, PIH!

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This WTF Might Be the Most WTF in the History of Tuesday WTFs

Friends, you know how I like to get a little weird around here; the WTF Tuesday is mostly just an excuse to home in on something particularly strange.

I have a few candidates, but if you recall this past Weekender, I called out the newest A-minor debutantes, HIMEGOTO ZETTAICHI, for having put a new track on Soundcloud that was … well, it sounds nice. Like an idol song! Which is their business (or Daichi’s, I presume) to do as they see fit; I just thought it was a little out of character for the family that brings us Guso Drop and Screaming Sixties to be passing some tradol for the sake of it.

And then our dude Pukovnik Krv stepped to the plate to offer up this nugget: It sounds nice, but you gotta see the lyrics. And then he sent me a translation. Continue reading

Today’s Song? Tsurezure’s ‘Spring Autumn Struggle’

Man, I’m really glad that I decided to check in on Yukueshirezutsurezure this morning. It’s time for preview #2 from the “MISS SINS” single!

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Tsurezure’s First Song in Its To-be-re-released Glory

Happy birthday to us! It’s kind of fitting that Tsurezure would do this, putting us all through the wringer of getting content backed up for posterity, today. It’s the usual two-hour rule, you guys, but the usual corollary about that applies, too. First, the announcement; go ahead and click:

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DEEP GIRL, Karaoke-style, Translated for You

I had shared this on Facebook the other day (much to poor Will’s dismay!), but the completed version is just too delicious to pass on sharing more widely here.

Say, friends, have you ever listed to “I kill” and really wanted to be able to sing along? And not just the hook in the chorus, but the Non-screaming-a-hole-in-bullying’s-stupid-face-forever breakdown parts at the end, too? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

By way of the DEEP GIRL group on Facebook (and with the author’s permission even!), I bring you one karaoke-friendly translation of “I kill” for you to take into the booth and scare the ever-living bejeezus out of your friends/date: Continue reading