We Keep Losing Idols from Poroporo Baroque

We’ve had some turnover (dramatic at that!) within the original Adopt-An-Idols, Poroporo Baroque, and the hits continue. I’m a little bit late to the party, unfortunately; today was already Mirumo’s last day with the group:

This time, it’s not a whole mess of anger or frustration, but a simple desire to have a bit of life back. She left Osaka to move to Tokyo to be part of this wild idol thing, and she’s lonely and wants to go home (TY Pukovnik Krv & @metalheadxXx). Fair enough! Continue reading

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All This Talk about Rules: Let’s Consider Guso Drop’s

In case you somehow missed the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da thing or the Sakura Yuki thing, we’ve been talking about the rules of idol quite a bit lately — what they mean, their effects on the people involved, the ancillary and collateral outcomes, etc.

Never really ones for “normal” when it comes to idol, Guso Drop has rules of their own, distilling the unique will of their producer. They are about what you’d expect:

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The WiLD TRUMPS Are Dead; All Hail … What?

Regardless of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, THE WiLD TRUMPS had slated themselves for a Nov. 26 live demolition, which they billed as a death and rebirth. I thought, hey, this is a spin-off from Aoyama St. Hachamecha High School, it’ll probably get a refresh because the angle will be kind of stale after the election (and weird if Trump wins!), but I bet not much changes and …

Well.

They actually streamed a good portion of what turned out to be the group’s last live on Periscope:

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Nothing Ever Changes: Aza and Gomochi Are out of Zenkimi

It was all anti-climactic in the end. Hollywood tweets by Mashiro were just window dressing:

This news item on the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da website says it all; Aza is withdrawing immediately, and Gomochi at the end of December.

Aza:

I have caused a lot of harm with the pictures that leaked and by my actions. Members, staff members and related personnel, fans who have supported me, I feel like I have let you all down.

I originally planned on retiring this month due to poor health. However, i never thought i had to retire due to this case that caused a whole lot of trouble for all involved. I truly am sorry.

Everyone who supported me and cheered me on, I truly thank you. Starting today, I will officially withdraw from the group. Thank you.

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Cure Is Officially Down to Two Members

File this under The Most Random News Imaginable But Maniac Wanted an Excuse to Post Cure Again.

If you’re familiar with Osaka’s Cure, you know them as a powerful duo who really don’t look the part of shred-throated, darkness-powered metal idols, but there you go. If you’ve looked into them, though, you may have noticed that they have long listed a third member who, for almost all of 2016, has been on hiatus for health reasons.

Well, she’s officially out.

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There Are Actual Kamen Joshi Graduations

Fans of the Mask can feel a little sadness, as a pair of long-time members of the Alice Project’s top units are out.

screen cap from the Idolmetal group on Facebook on the graduation of two Kamen Joshi members

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Things Worth Knowing about the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Situation

If you were paying attention while it felt like reality was in the act of being torn apart the other night (that is, in the immediate aftermath of the suspension announcement about Gomochi and Aza), a helpful friend from inside Japan was offering corrected information over Twitter, and he agreed to a virtual conversation to go over some details.

Our source is anonymous and asked to remain so; he described himself as being part of the fan community and somewhat close to some of the people involved, and it wouldn’t do anybody any good for additional folks to get caught up in the furor, so. You can take it with a grain of salt if you like. Based on a few comments and observations that a person would have to be fairly in the know to, uh, know, I feel that there’s veracity to this and so am passing on the info to you all.

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PIIIIIIIN’s Putting Its New Member Decision Process into Your Hands

So PIIIIIIIN, fun teen rock idols and someone who I wish I were following more closely and then never do, somewhat recently had a graduation. That wouldn’t be a problem for most idol groups, but, see, it’s PIIIIIIIN, not PIIIIIIN, so they need a seventh member, and they’re going to listen to the Voice of the People to select her.

That’s … honestly, that’s kind of cool. So how does one take part? Continue reading

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The Hits Keep Coming: Aina the End out with Throat Surgery

Sure, world, why not just starting pissing directly into my breakfast?

So: Aina, she of the voice made of smoked honey wine, should probably stick to keeping the honey in her tea for a little while; like DEEP GIRL’s Mashiro, she needs surgery to have nodules removed from her vocal chords.

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Gomochi and Aza Have Been Suspended from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Per requests and updates, this has been heavily edited; sorry in particular to the source who didn’t want to be a source and thanks to the very helpful anonymous translator

You know, all you want to do is wrap up some work that you’ve been promising, and suddenly a weird bit of scuttlebutt from earlier in the day absolutely explodes.

A tiny little tidbit about something happening with Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da didn’t seem like anything, but I remembered it because I have already vowed to set the entire world on fire if anything happens to my beloved Zenkimi. And when I saw this happen …

… I got that really bad feeling. Continue reading

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