Check out Gokigen Teikoku’s Important Notice

Remember when Gekijo-ban was doing that thing with 100 fans so they could make an MV? I definitely did not understand what that was about, but no worries, the actual end product is upon us.

Feast your eyes upon the smart-trolly-ly titled “Important Notice”!


s/o to the dude in the DISDOL shirt

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I Don’t Always Use Dailymotion, But When I Do, It’s for Idol Subs

If you’re a regular in the Idolmetal group on Facebook, you’ve probably seen subtitled videos popping up recently. What a gift! Not only do the subs include romaji, but translated English, and for songs that you may have always wanted to know what the hell they’re about.

For instance, here’s a list of BiSH videos (live and not) with said public service, by poleosis, right at your fingertips:


You may need to turn on closed captioning

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Yes, You Apparently Do Want a Virtual Reality Headset as a Gift

I’ll be honest: I think VR, until it’s scaled up to something more akin to the Holodeck, is kind of hokey. I also need less “virtual” and more “awesome” in my reality. For this, though, I’d make an exception.

I was looking through Dots’ manager’s Twitter feed (a completely normal thing to do!) and noticed a third video release. Not on YouTube, mind you, but on this 360Channel thing.

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Why Didn’t Somebody Tell Me There Was a New MAPLEZ MV?

Jeez Louise, you guys, you’re supposed to tell me when Hiroshima’s own loudols (I love that word) release something new. This is their seventh(!) single, due for release on Tuesday.

Honestly, I’d love to know who wrote this, because it sounds so much like a heavied-up version of a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song that I’m surprised that it isn’t a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song. Continue reading

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Give Thanks for uijin

I told you we weren’t done with debuts for 2016! Next weekend, yet another electrock* group will be setting off on the road to idol glory. I refer, of course, to:

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Go Night Hiking with You’ll Melt More!, It’ll Make You Feel Better

Or maybe not! I’m not your dad. Still, give it a try. Here’s YMM doing “Night Hiking”:

If you weren’t sold yet, what if I told you that it includes snips of the members playing the instruments that they’ll be playing at their anniversary live? Including Kechon on drums which amuses me endlessly for some reason. Continue reading

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Aw Hell Yes, Under Beasty Has Gone Full-throttle

Fittingly, right after getting to report that Under Beasty was in fact not only no longer indie to the core, having joined Candy GO!GO!’s One-to-One agency, but finding out that they did it a little while back and it just escaped this guy’s notice–

You guys, “Black Jet” is out in video form! Almost missed it!


The influences, they are strong with this one

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It’s Like ‘The Original Kings of Comedy,’ Except Completely Different

I was on the fence about this one, the general enjoyment level aside, but opted to include it because one half of this collaboration is generally well-liked by people for its creativity, and the other is a living legend with deep connections to our kind of idols, so here we go.

Yesterday, the immortal Oomori Seiko, who the Number 244 described as “the patron saint of idols”, good friend of Pour Lui and a person who’ll get a very nice write-up if I ever get the Legends series moving, a woman who’s moved between idol and not-idol (real way, not Billie Idle way) and mother and back throughout her distinguished career, released a new MV including two … colorful characters.

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You Dumb Jerks, Shibuya P.R. Is Breaking up Because They Weren’t Loved Enough

Just kidding about the jerks thing, btw. More or less.

But! As I am wont to do, I was looking at Good bye, Idol and saw a familiar name in the feed:

This had better be one of those “a member is graduating” things, is what I thought.

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The Horoscope You Need Today Is Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s

Hey, who all’s having a rough morning? I bet pretty much everybody! What a long night.

There is good news! Actually, there’s a lot of it, because while idol felt it like it was holding its breath yesterday (well, everywhere that isn’t Kamen Joshi HQ), today’s just full of new stuff. And chiefly among that new stuff is Yanamyu with their first MV, for the song “Horoscope” off of their soon-to-release new Sealing EP:

I love when idols pull in guitar moves from Sparta’s Porcelain album.

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