The 2019 Homicidols Year in Review in Review

Well, we made it. Despite enough tumult to sink even the steadiest of ships, loud idol and the international fan community that supports it have made it to the point where we can close the book on the humdinger that was 2019, take stock of what we just experienced and look ahead to what I think we all pray is a more positively oriented 2020.

Before we get too into the meat, we here at Homicidols Dot Com felt that it was appropriate to share this memorial video to the fallen, as composed by Daemon in an act of true devotion to heartache.

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Saki Has a New Single!

One of my greatest regrets from the past year has been the effective abandonment of the Oshi Digest and the regular celebration of our latest Official Oshi, Saki of 2&, whose final showdown with Necroma’s Himari during Queen of the Scene last year ended in a tie. The reason that most of you don’t know that is: I never published the final post, because the 2018 QOTS was the swan song of Maniac doing Homicidols the way he always had and wishes he always could. Alas.

But yes, technically Saki is still our official Oshi, so imagine my delight in seeing that she was up to some sharable things lately, and then getting that outcome to pay off yesterday, when she released her new single and this MV to go with it:

Krv used to provide some truly great insights into Saki and the progression of 2& since she left Daichi and connected with new management. Plus: She made it to the West! Minus: I guess it depends on where you, as an older or newer fan or just benign passerby, fall re: Saki’s music now vs. her earlier work, and if you’re a “2&” person or a “DOUBLE AND” person, and things like that. I personally enjoyed the track and am effectively overjoyed that we have 2& in our lives for the foreseeable future. 2& Day is only a couple of months away now!

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Withdrawn Wednesday #4

While last week was bare bones in the way of graduated oshi content, there was suddenly such a big influx of photos and news this time around that we didn’t even have to wait an extra week! Or maybe we just got better at looking. Either way, if there’s a graduated Homicidol we aren’t covering, let us know! Sometimes they pop up in the strangest of places!

Your Graduated Oshi: Where Are They Now?

Kuromiya Rei fans, BRATS have a new MV out!

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Withdrawn Wednesday #3

I was worried about whether we’d have enough content for this edition of Withdrawn Wednesday in time, to be quite honest. Let’s face it, writing a column on graduated idols can be a difficult task when 90% of graduations result in us getting very little in the way of content. But by gum did Team Homicidols dig and dig this week! We actually have a couple of things to share!

Remember, if you have news on a graduated oshi, or even just a Twitter or Instagram account, let us know before this just turns into the 2017-2018 oshi digest all over again.

Your Graduated Oshi: Where Are They Now?

While Team Homicidols was in church on Sunday, we missed Non‘s (former Deep Girl; former Candye Syrup) announcement that she is returning to idol as a soloist on June 26th.

https://twitter.com/non__ND/status/1104716043602157568

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Withdrawn Wednesday #2

The past fortnight has been a little quiet for lost oshis. But what did you expect? They’ve graduated! Still, here’s some highlights we’ve collected the past couple of weeks of our biweekly “Remember ____? This is them now ft. Tentenko” segment. Remember, if you discover a former idol doing things elsewhere, let us know, and we’ll feature them in the next edition of Withdrawn Wednesday!

Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?

Did you know ex-Migma Shelter Seisei has a photobook? I sure didn’t! You can buy it here!

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Withdrawn Wednesday #1

Got a new part-time feature ’round these parts, kids

Welcome to the first edition of Withdrawn Wednesday! Ever look back on your oshis of times gone by and wonder “what are they up to now?”

Speaking as someone who lost 90 percent of her oshis last year, I sure do! So, we’re trying out a new column that totally isn’t just an excuse to continue to spam Homicidols with post-idol Saris and Tentenkos, nosiree. Starting with every second Wednesday of the month, think of this column as a cross between our own Weekender and Buzzfeed “Remember ___? This is them now” articles. Why every second Wednesday? Well, when you’re following a bunch of girls who aren’t really doing much, there’s not really enough content to make this a weekly thing. And “second” as in “second chance” (or third, or fourth for some determined ladies).

Either way, maybe you’ll come across a lost oshi or two?

Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?

I’m pretty sure the reason why Sari hid her bare face for so many years was that her true form is so overwhelmingly beautiful that it could have launched a thousand ships and the shironuri was merely a safety precaution to prevent an all-out war from breaking out.

https://twitter.com/sari_mdr/status/1091297072009990144

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Oshi Digest #47: Trepid

In case you didn’t know, friends, our relatively new Oshi is facing a challenge. Yes, on Wednesday, she’ll find out who her opponent will be on Friday in the final match-up of Queen of the Scene, with the winner carrying the Official Oshimen of Homicidols Dot Com forward into the future. That means being the star of the Oshi Digest, which is an honor not to be discarded by anybody who likes it when literally dozens of foreign people consider that to be a big deal.

Saki’s so distraught that she’s showing off her forehead:

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It’s Time for Another Episode of Queen of the Scene!

INT. DARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RESTROOM – NIGHT

A few flickering candles illuminate the room, the light doubled and re-doubled by the mirrors above each sink. Two of the three stall doors are closed, but the third, the middle, is OPEN. SAKI (20) stands in a CIRCLE OF PROTECTION on the floor.

Saki: Hanako-san. Hanako-san. HANAKO-SAN!

The 14TH GENERATION HANAKO OF THE TOILET (eternal, also like 14) APPEARS IN THE OPEN STALL!

Hanako-san: Who calls!

Saki: It’s just me, Hanako-san.

Hanako-san: Oh. Why the theatrics? You have my LINE.

Saki: Maniac said that it’d play better this way.

Hanako-san: Oh, that guy. So?

Saki: Well, you know that I stole the Homicidols Queen of the Scene title from Sari while we were in the United Kingdom.

Hanako-san: I do at that.

Saki: And I know that you helped to arrange for that with your selflessness during the Corenament.

Hanako-san: Indeed.

Saki: Maniac told me that I’ll need to defend my title this week.

Hanako-san: I see.

Saki: Right. So, from what I remember, you were promised something.

Hanako-san: I was.

Saki: Can I ask what that is?

Hanako-san: Unfortunately, I don’t actually know what it is. Sister Jean was very cryptic about it. All she said was that “no good deed goes unpunished.”

Saki: That could mean anything.

Hanako-san: It could also be that she was just acting as a cypher for the jerk in charge and was using a well-known nihilistic idiom.

Saki: Well, do you think that you’ll be able to help me? I’ve only been the Official Oshimen for a few weeks, and I’d like to be able to continue.

Hanako-san: Prophesy is tricky, especially for toilet ghosts like me. Ask me to show you the blackest chaos of your psyche, no problem; I can’t see the future, though, only what’s possible.

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Oshi Digest #46: Input

This week’s Oshi Digest held up for legitimate reasons, I swear!

The nice thing about Saki as Oshi is that she’s so totally and deliberately interactive she is with her fans:

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Oshi Digest #45: Lifestyles of the Rich and Oshi

After announcing that the Oshi Digest was moving semi-permanently to Monday, Maniac got too big-boy busy and now has to do it on Tuesday for the week! Sorry, Saki!

Try to imagine Saki-oshi’s life for a minute, you guys. You’re a well-known underground music figure, you’ve gone from center of a group to fully solo work, you’ve performed abroad, some weird foreign idol fan site has made you an object of veneration. The rewards for such generalized largesse of fortune apparently include partying on yachts!

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