I’m not even going to pretend to know how to handle that song, which has so many likable things in it, nor where Maboroshi takes things from here, but this is a really good launchpad. Idol sometimes sticks the landing!
How new is a unit when it’s old members with a new name? Well, I mean, we already have PINKYCASE to demonstrate that new is nonetheless new! And the new unit is still so wedded to the old identity that not only are they almost totally literally called The Idol Formerly Known as Maboroshi Karen GeNE, but they’re just continuing straight on with the old brand while I guess they figure out exactly what new steps look like:
Somebody was passing around some Cute Gene video the other day (PIH? The Viz?) in a way that I made a note of it and immediately went back to business, only to then remember that I’d seen something days earlier and had no idea where to go, so then the only choice left is to go to the most immediate source there is, that being the subject itself.
So! THANKS SOMEBODY.
Anyway, this was the original topic of conversation: