MISS QUINS: Welcome to the Party of Tortured Souls

If you’ve been keeping up with the codomomental news, maybe you understand a little bit why we run our best-of from December of the previous year to November. It gives us enough distance to put the hype in perspective of all the other exciting things that happened.

And we’ll certainly need that distance as I’m hype ventilating at just what is happening in the next week. As you know, Kotetsu is transfering to Yukueshirezutsurezure and debuting on tomorrow at their biggest live yet at Club Citta. Codomomental’s new idol group, Seireki13ya (Seireki Jusan ya), will be revealed on December 15.

And despite this being overwhelming enough on its own, Codomomental really went in for the kill because they just revealed that there’s a new Tsurezure member debuting on Friday. Who is not Kotetsu.

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Yeah, PiGU Will Rise Again!

I think Chris spoke for all of us (who were previously enormous marks of that bizarre Osaka-based cosplay cafe group that couldn’t ever decide on a sound and definitely couldn’t ever decide on a membership for more than a month at a time) when he tweeted this yesterday:

What he was so excited about? What he so earnestly wanted to share? That PiGU’S GONNA AT LEAST KINDA COME BACK INTO OUR LIVES YEAH!

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Them’s Fightin’ Idols: Meet SKIRMISH

2018 has been a banner year for idol debuts, at least in the chika scene and among those whose sound could best be described as “rock-inspired.” At one point near the end of the spring debut season, it was like new units doing cool things were falling out of the trees. I could not have approved more. The only problem, especially now as the year draws to a close and especially as the Homicidols Best Of 2018 timeline shuts the door literally tomorrow, is that I’m terrified of missing out of somebody who warrants real-deal attention.

Take for example SKIRMISH, who are the entire point of this post! They debuted less than a month ago and are already responsible for one of my favorite tracks of the last couple of months: Continue reading

This Is a Good Opportunity to Get into Re:LAYz

No! I’m a living and breathing “Life comes at your fast” meme now. Though I’ll give myself a little bit of credit: I was vaguely aware that something Re:LAYz-related was afoot! Man, I miss being able to blithely cruise through Twitter like in the good ol’ days.

Anyway! Let’s get down to business, which is now officially a week late and so doesn’t qualify as “news” except in the most oblique of John Oliver-esque senses, which is to say not at all! Except that, like, records indicate that this unit has never been Homicidoled before! Continue reading

Nothing’s Ever Normal or Easy with Banamon

If I could compare THE BANANA MONKEYS to anything at all, it wouldn’t be a banana, nor a monkey. It would be a bottle of Diet Coke. A bottle of Diet Coke that some jackass decided to do the Mentos prank with, then also shook it a few times just to make absolutely sure it would explode in just the right way, once opened. Because, much like a shaken-up Mentos-implanted bottle of Diet Coke, the person/s responsible for THE BANANA MONKEYS is likely a huge jackass. Also, when THE BANANA MONKEYS open up with some news, a whole damn bottle’s worth of eye-raising mess just comes exploding and pouring out and it feels like its never going to stop, until, in the end, we’re left with just a big uncomfortable mess that’s going to be a pain to clean up.

So, first things first. As mentioned in the last Weekender, Karin has decided to jump ship, citing that the general insanity that comes with being a Banana Monkey was just too much for her to deal with. But wait! There’s more!

So, remember that time when newbie Miru left for unexplained reasons, only it turned out she was a “licensed chiropractor”? This is basically a more minor repeat. Minmin (who lasted far longer than Miru ever did) suddenly stopped showing up to events, eventually announcing her withdrawal effective immediately. She claimed it was due to studying getting in the way of idoling, but apparently, it was because she was a cabaret worker? Unlike Miru, whose profile was right there, I couldn’t find anything about it other than the news article talking about the next thing, so let’s just take that one at face value.

So, now Banamon are now three members down, will they keep going as a duo? Of course not, what if they jump ship due to secret side-jobs too? They’re holding a quickie audition! Continue reading

Irohani Decoupage: Kotetsu Goes Blue

Codomomental love to tie loose ends before the year comes to a close. With Tsuyame’s recent departure, Not Secured, Loose Ends lineup changed again, with fans (okay, me) fearing another hiatus while hoping one of the auditonees will shine enough to be able to step into the group. While it’s impossible or undesirable to literally replace a member, Yukueshirezutsurezure is a very demanding group, taxing on screams for everyone on top of regular vocals.

And it seems a more-than-appropriate, refreshing person has stepped into the light. I have no doubt she’ll be great. The only hiccup? It’s Kotetsu from Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

Announced at Kaqriyo’s latest oneman live by their manager, Kotetsu will effectively transfer to Tsurezure on December 7. As one of the two founding members, it is hard for any fan to imagine what the Enfants Terribles’ vibe of Kaqriyo will change without the tiny bundle of joy and sunshine that is Kotetsu. Continue reading

Here’s Your All-new New Candye Syrup

Well if this isn’t a pleasant surprise — after graduating all of their original members post a final show right here in the good ol’ USA, Candye Syrup is back. Or, more accurately, a unit called Candye Syrup is back, because these are totally new Candye Syrup members:

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I’m Avoiding Semi-precious Gem Puns for the Sake of Us All: Meet garnet.garnet

While idol’s in the throes of Halloween, the greatest time of the year to be a living alt-persona because you can put on a slightly different version of that persona and get even more money than usual, there’s not a ton going on other than idol Halloween, so we here at Homicidols.com hope to fill a void. Yes, we understand the sensations of loss and frustration that can happen when your expectations of regular new stuff go unmet, and we’re here to help.

With more new idols! Ol’ Maniac here did promise to feature more new artists this year, or at least new projects with old artists (see below!), so here you go.

Say hi to garnet.garnet (Twitter). They debuted on Sunday! What kind of unit are they? It was hard to tell when their tweets started to appear in my feed, because they hadn’t released anything yet. Now, post-debut, at least we get this much: Continue reading

The Darkest Possible Timeline: Sari and Hina Leaving Necroma

Dang.

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The New Babymetal Single Is as Fitting a Tribute as We’ll Ever Get for Yuimetal

By now, you’ve probably heard the stream of “Starlight”, Babymetal’s first release in (/checks watch) two and a half years, good lord. There’s an MV, too, which we’ll get to in a second. First, though, let’s take these things in meta-chronological order and note: Yuimetal is officially out of the group:

Hot take to follow! First that MV:

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