Idol Eulogy: Thank you Cococo!

I should be getting ready for the Koutei Camera Drei show I’m going to see tonight, but I still can’t shake the feeling of dread. Losing both Guso Drop and Cococo on the same weekend is really tough.

So basically, I have gone rogue and despite Sari being the democratically elected oshi of, I want to dedicate an entire post to Cococo’s departure because she’s plain amazing. Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 100: Finale

Before I begin, I want to say that I’ll be so mad if even one member decided to take a day off from Twitter. WE CAME SO FAR TOGETHER!

Day 100! I can’t believe we made it this far. Well, I can, because I did it. Only missed a couple over that whole time and I think I still managed to make up for all of them. Aw … I’m gonna miss this weird series.


Shidare says, see you in Hiroshima!

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 99: Penultimate

The promo tour for “Loud Asymmetry” keeps rolling, and can I just say that there’s a very real, natural, honest joie de vivre in how the NSLE members look in their photos? Like they’re having a blast:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 98: Unveiled

NSLE hit up Tower Records in Sendai, and are clearly loving everything right now:

It must have eaten up just about all of Tsuyame’s creativity, though, because she keeps doing variations on the same selfie anymore: Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 97: Image

I never really appreciated idol photography, the selfies and outifts and promo shots and the like, until the 100 Days, and I think part of why I learned to see its power is because the NSLE members do it so well. They also reveal a lot about themselves.

Like, for instance, that Cococo is actually at least two people:

And that Tsuyame doesn’t have the ability to blink:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 96: Senpai

The press tour and attendant attention continues for the fine women of Yukueshirezutsurezure, and look at some of the names they’re being associated with:

Somebody asked senpai to be noticed for Christmas! Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 95: Media

The release of “Loud Asymmetry” saw a little bump in music media attention for the fine women of Not Secured, Loose Ends. For instance, a new interview with Power Push at

And the MV on Space Shower TV:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 94: Better Late

Man, sometimes you think you’re just going to leave work at a normal time, and sometimes you accept A Drink Or Two and don’t even get back until today is almost tomorrow.

And what a shame! The latest edition of Codomoradio was the most packed yet:

And always with milcboy and Mashiro …

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 93: Dawnstar

This time, I waited for it to be late just to commemorate the fact that “Loud Asymmetry” is now available in stores; if you follow Tsurezure closely enough to have notifications set up for when they tweet, you are immensely conscious of that fact:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 92: Imaginarium

Things weren’t looking too interesting on the NSLE front until I finally found Komachi being Komachi:

I believe that it’s meant to say “Kansai,” but I really want to believe that it says “Kansas,” because why would it, why would Komachi wear it (except “Komachi”), and what would it mean if she did? Continue reading