New Member, New Freaky Imagery for Yanakoto Sotto Mute

I will make no secret of the fact that I’m super-duper excited about Bellring Girls Heart agencymate / sister group Yanakoto Sotto Mute; their EP is fantastic, and they have a very cool vibe that’s more “opium den” than Bellheart’s “graceful mania.”

In addition to the fantastic art they just employed (Look at that banner! My goodness.), they also introduced a new fourth member today! Continue reading


It’s Just a BiS/H Week Now: Read Ayuni D’s Intro Interview

Between the BiS return spawning Know Your BiStory and successor-turned-sister group BiSH having a big free live that they streamed online and had pop up on YouTube mere hours after the fact, it was probably silly to think that this would somehow not be like that big FAKE METAL JACKET release week earlier in the year; it’s a WACK world, and we’re just living in it.

But Ayuni D (DY-NO-MITE!) has probably been the fandom’s biggest target of attention of all. Who is this demure new person in Hug Me‘s old position, what is she about, why does she look like somebody you might have known growing up, etc.? This interview rapidly made the rounds when she debuted, but it’s, you know, in Japanese. What if it were in English? Continue reading


Fruitpochette Teases Its Second Member, So Let’s Play a Game

First things first: Fruitpochette’s management released this teaser video last night:


A-ha! Now, some very smart people have commented that, if Shiori were to be receiving a new partner/s for Fruitpochette to be Fruitpochette, it would probably happen at TIF, and the announced EP lined up well with an expectation that TIF would be a big spot for the project. And here we are! Congratulate yourselves, smart people!

So who’s it gonna be? Our only real clue is that the other member also wears combat boots, and that they are larger combat boots than Shiori’s. That could immediately set off alarm bells about a certain somebody returning to action, but it’s worth pointing out that like 95 percent of the world’s population (probably) has larger feet than Shiori, who is a very small person.

Nonetheless, we here at are enormous fans of completely irresponsible rumor-mongering, so let’s just toss things at the wall and see what sticks: Continue reading


And the Newest Member of BiSH Is …

We’ve been waiting for this ever since Hug Me’s sad departure, and it makes sense that BiSH would make the announcement just a few days before returning to the scene of last year’s crimes against decorum at TIF that were in no way a work by management nope not at all.

Drumroll …

Your newest member of BiSH is … Continue reading


And Then There Were Four: Yukueshirezutsurezure Goes Large

Adding Tsuya last week was an expected, probably necessary move; yami-kawaii existential horror fans Yukueshirezutsurezure decided to double down (literally two times) and add themselves a fourth:

Go say hi to Kokoko.

Antino Ideology is slated for delayed release in just over a week now; it’s unlikely that they re-recorded vocals from before Kichi left. Does that maybe mean we’ll get yet another recording from the Codomomental universe in the nearish future?


I’m Very Excited about This Yukueshirezutsurezure News, You Guys

New member announcement, and new songs …


Just don’t run that through a translator and get confused when it says that they’re doing a naked show. It doesn’t actually say that.

UPDATE: Hey look, the new member!

She looks so … not emotionally scarred and brimming with nascent violence. Give her time, I guess.


Something Metal This Way Comes

I’d been seeing this going back almost two weeks now, originally thinking that it was mostly connected to Parallel‘s anniversary show: A whole lot of love between Lyric Holic, agencymates Haloperi Doll and Mugen Regina, Tsuki to Taiyou and NEXT Shoujo Jiken (and sometimes including Parallel).

What it was actually building toward is/was called Lyric Holic Revue, and from what I can gather it looks less like a revue and more like a jamboree. Look at this lineup: Continue reading


What’s Going on with BiSH? UPDATED(?)(!!)

It sounds serious, so it could be big. It’s WACK, so it could also be nothing.

It does not feel sincere from the Chichi of blood.
The captain will be demoted.
In Okinawa said that 2 Word redeem is not.
If nothing else it is reversing the 2 letter there. It is very disappointing.

Anybody who can help out, please share what you know (or can infer, etc.).

UPDATE: Oh, I read a little further down the chain. Did she fail to meet her goal in #DiETorDiE? That would make sense.

And per the comment below, whew. At least her battle back to the boss spot probably isn’t going to be anything like POP Saki’s.

And here, via Pure Idol Heart:

The comments are like a snapshot of humanity.


Adopt-An-Idol Update: They Grow up So Fast

Despite there being every conceivable good reason not to continue to Adopt-An-Idol with PoroPoro Baroque, I did say that I’d continue to keep an eye out for them; when they do finally debut, maybe then we can make another attempt.

But of course I was asleep during crucial events. Fortunately, kind reader Pukovnik Krv passed on some info:  Continue reading