100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 17: Manifest

The Canadian adventures of Yukueshirezutsurezure Core Hate (I kind of love that) continue apace, though not for much longer, as their free headliner is now just a week away, and you’ll be able to see the members looking ahead to business yet to be done back home.

However, I want to continue to reflect on the outrageous honor of getting to interview NSLE in Toronto, and the tremendous job that Ariane did in chatting up the members and management, and in apparently becoming best friends in the process. I figured that it would be a popular item, given how well our overall community regards the Codomomental acts in general, but I didn’t expect that friggin’ waves of traffic that hit have been hitting the interview. It’s pretty great! And then I found a primary reason why:

Thanks for noticing, senpai! For what it’s worth, though, Ariane wasn’t the only one to catch up with Tsurezure; Kawaii Podcast met up with them in this cafe: Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 15: Bonjour

Well, the big thing for today’s 100 Days of Tsurezure is … the interview! Great job, Ariane, and thank you for the contribution!

Montreal is tonight:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 14: Honor and Glory

Yesterday must have been a great one for Yukueshirezutsurezure. Portents abounded! Or, at least, Shidare found herself a sakura:

After a very successful (and rowdy-sounding!) first gig in Toronto with Next Music from Tokyo, Not Secured, Loose Ends got ready to crank out another mind-blowing performance:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 13: Reckoning

As I mentioned in the Weekender, team, ol’ Maniac won’t be providing first-person accounts of his own from the NSLE shows; instead, I turn to friends! And nobody will travel further for, and deliver a better description of, the idol experience than our old pal Daemon. Take it away, sir!

So, everyone raise their hand that was worried about the reception of Not Secured, Loose Ends’ (aka Yukueshirezutsurezure) Western debut! Now, everyone can put their hands down and pretend they knew it was going to go fine all along. TL;DR: NSLE freaking destroyed the Rivoli in Toronto last night and the crowd loved every second of it. Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 12: Tourists

I didn’t expect a whole lot of traveloguing from the Not Secured, Loose Ends members while they were on this fine megacontinent, but I was hopeful for some, just so we’d have some idea of how it is that they’re spending their time.

Niagara Falls is apparently how they’re spending their time!

Letting Komachi near firearms: Bad idea or worst idea?

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 8: Instructional

Welcome back to 100 Days of Tsurezure, the definitely-already-a-slog daily consideration of the reality of idol and idol life and what it means to be Not Secured, Loose Ends! We’re one full week in the can … and Yukueshirezutsurezure’s first Canadian performance is mere days away.

Speaking of, Day 8 begins with something very important straight from tour organizer Next Music from Tokyo:

Yes, “prepare” means more than “get hype.” Click on that for some important how-to. As for the regular order of business? Continue reading

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Check In: Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Canadian Tour

All right, team, as we know (and eagerly await!), the Idol Known in English as Not Secured, Loose Ends will be in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in just a few weeks, and I know that more than a few of us are going to be attending at least one of those Next Music from Tokyo shows.

So! Let’s try to get a little organized. Who’s going to which shows? Who’s local vs. who’s traveling in? Where are people staying? How many chekis are you going to buy? Who speaks Japanese and wants to help out during buppan? Hell, do we want to go so far as to coordinate a gift? Continue reading

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Get Your Next Music from Tokyo Tickets Now!

We have the tour dates, and now the venues are confirmed and tickets are on sale for Yukueshirezutsurezure’s (and others!) tour dates in Canada:

  • May 19 Toronto @ The Rivoli (tickets)
  • May 20 Toronto @ Lee’s Palace (tickets)
  • May 22 Montreal @ Divan Orange (tickets)
  • May 24 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret (tickets)

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Next Music from Tokyo Tour Details and More!

Friends, do you remember how exciting it was to learn that Yukueshirezutsurezure would be coming to North America this year, and all we needed to know was when and where? We have answers!

If you follow the link, you can see the rough appearance schedule for the tour. Continue reading

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Impossible Dream Realized: Somebody’s Coming West

Yeah, shut up, I know it’s not the first time it’s ever happened and no, I had nothing to do with it, but I’ll be gosh darned if I don’t feel like the whole point of this stupid project has been validated by complete strangers.

Hey guys, remember when Maison Book Girl was in Canada last autumn? Did a few shows? Darn near got awarded Performance of the Year for it? Next Music from Tokyo put that together. It was tour #9. Tour #10 is in May. Feast your tired-of-reading-stupid-Maniac eyes on this:

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