And Guess Who Else Oyasumi Hologram and TORIENA Will Be Touring the USA With

It’s not just TORIENA that will be joining Oyasumi Hologram’s American tour in November — announced last night in Anaheim at the East Meets West Music Fest, old favorites NECRONOMIDOL will be on both legs* just the one leg! of the tour, not San Jose and San Francisco in the west, but then details-wanting appearances in New York City and Philadelphia in the east. This according to our man with the plan (and press access, and a camera) Daemon.

I don’t know if this is everything now that’s going to be on the tour, but that’s a pretty solid thing, no? And of course the East Coast performances are the big deal, given that they’re practically unheard of — Perfume and Morning Musume and Momoiro Clover Z can do New York, but nobody does Philadelphia, and NYC is a tough place to book anyway. I’m stoked to be able to go!

*I misunderstood what I was seeing and hearing because I was making french toast!

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #02

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol.

Here is the reprint of the second instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International and currently the producer of Cinema and Boy CQ (Den’ei to Shounen CQ), movie soundtrackers duo extraordinaire.
The Idol Suicides #02 was originally published in May 2016, in the third issue of 20hz.
For an introduction to the series, click here. For the other installments, it’s this way.

The text of the article is untouched and as Osada-san sent it to me. However, considering the original layout of the article had images and video content to supplement documentary appartés. I was linked to all idols videos, they are presented as they were. All other hyperlinks have been added by the contributor posting this.

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Let Me Help You or a Friend Go See Necroma, Yanamyu and Hanako-san in the Godly Flesh

The East Meets West Music Fest! You know what it is — NECRONOMIDOL, Yanakoto Sotto Mute and Hanako-san, in Anaheim in a month’s time, joined by a mess of metal bands and not-from-Japan idols for a two-day celebration of the collision of western and Japanese music, culture, etc. Yep, it’s peak Homicidols Dot Com:

  • Mission statement
  • Idol besties
  • Favorite idol thing ever
  • Unofficial site mascot

And I’m not even going! Circumstances collided in a perfect storm of things that preclude ol’ Maniac’s participation, which sucks mightily, but guess what.

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Kerrie Interviews Idols (Again): NECRONOMIDOL

Ah, yes, arguably, the main event. It’s weird, actually. This is the second time I have interviewed Necroma (and the third time Homicidols has interviewed them overall), but I was still the most nervous about this particular interview.

I can say without a doubt that NECRONOMIDOL are my favourite unit nowadays. And Sari is not just the official Homicidols oshi of 2017-2018 (well), she also shares the joint podium with GANG PARADE’s Coco Partin Coco as my personal kamioshi. I was insanely excited, but terrified, to see them again.

Well, I’m sure enough people saw my Twitter fangirling to know that it went okay. They were all lovely to see again, as always. Rei even pulled out a chair for me to sit on as we started the interview! As it was Hina’s birthday in a couple of days, I gave her a gift bag of chocolate and a Hedwig plushie, and she was happy, and then I was happy! There’s a lot really that I could babble on about. There’s not much to say about their actual performance that hasn’t already been said before; they were absolutely captivating, as always. I think Sari’s facial spider may have been powering my ability to take photos, as once I noticed that it had fallen from her face, my camera ran out of space and my phone ran out of battery. Spooky! Continue reading

Oshi Digest #41: Landfall

Oshi is among you, mortals.

Are you prepared for what’s to come?

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Oshi Digest #40: Albums

Oshi and I communed again. She wished for me to relay the following to those of you in Europe who will be seeing Necroma in but a few brief days:

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Oshi Digest #39: Image

Sung to the tune of “If You Have Ghosts”:

If you have Oshi, you’ll do anything:

Yes, friends, do it. To have Oshi in your midst at any time is as black a blessings as you can fathom. Continue reading

Oshi Digest #38: Venom

Due to circumstances beyond my control Due to circumstances so willed by Oshi and her nigh-infinite wisdom*, Oshi Digest is returning to Saturdays.

Oshi will be returning to Europe soon, friends. Do you feel the chill in the air? The dread rising from the earth? The impossible power throbbing within your hearts? There’s a reason, and it extends far beyond Oshi (as far as anything can extend beyond Oshi, who is finite only in the sense that not all possibilities have yet been exhausted). Prepare.

Though I do not understand the point of aligning Oshi with The Clash, I’m fine with her donning leathers that would put her in league with early Norwegian black metal:

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Oshi Digest #37: Bathory

I found this a grave insult to Oshi:

How can there be any comparison between even the mythic form of the Dark Countess, who bathed in the blood of virgins to keep herself young and vibrant, and Oshi, who is ancient as days and radiant as the void? Witness Oshi’s preferred meal!

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Oshi Digest #36: Locks

First, an important programming note: Kerrie got on board!

Now, it’s important to note that Oshi, resplendent goddess and double-secret hell agent on this plane of existence that she is, must always keep up appearances, lest too many come to understand the extent to which she is, in fact, not human. Ergo:

This is actually a secretly encoded message. Note that neither Himari nor Ninjazaki is included in the photo. Note also that Himari’s hair is and always will be a sentient being of pure darkness, whereas Okaki’s hair is none of your damn business. Oshi’s hair, though, is unchanged, in a juxtaposition of Hina’s blonde locks and Rei’s sandier highlights. Those of you with eyes to see, you may be beginning to understand. Continue reading