Thank goodness for friends; I don’t personally follow Pikarin closely enough to always know what’s up, but this well-timed bit courtesy of John at Straight from Japan is good to go.
As I am sure most of you know, everyone’s favorite demon princess, Pikarin, has not really been releasing music since 魔界心中 / MITSU TO BATSU back in May 2016 and the subsequent collapse of FORCE RECORDS. Yes, she did release a single, The Dogeza Road. exclusively through Village Vanguard, which most people don’t even know about. […]
via New Music From Pikarin? Coming Right Up! — Straight From Japan
It’s slow out there, gang; there isn’t even all that much live stuff happening. It’ll pick up again soon! In the meantime, I happen to share the belief that downtime is the best time, because it’s when you can dive deeper into subject matter than you’d usually have time to, and so I’ve been looking around for older videos, interviews, etc., and this new bit of work by Plain Sugar Subs is worth a few minutes.
Pikarin! It’s an older interview, from IDOL AND READ 007, called “WAR DECLARATION FROM THE DEMON WORLD,” but it does get into the head of a young woman whose career has certainly seen some interesting developments over the years. Continue reading
Hikari Shiina, the belovedly infamous Pikarin, celebrated either her 22nd or 22,000th birthday this past week, depending on which account of her life you believe, and of course had to do it all Pikarin-y. All stuff originally derived via Patrick on the Facebook group.
I really just included that article embed so you’d have something to click on to go look at more photos and read the report if you can Japanese. Continue reading
Well, kind of wild. In a long-distance, lo-fi kind of way.
But loogit! Pikarin was recently joined on stage by Shinozaki Kokoro, ex of petit pas!, and the two of them did one of the loudest, screamiest duet versions of “Re:START” you ever will hear:
Picked up via Patrick
Seeing as how Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I’d look in on Pikarin, who’s essentially a living, breathing Halloween party. And of course the “what she’s up to” is just too damn weird.
Good lord. So Shiina’s the narrative voice for that. Idols! What else is she up to? Continue reading
A small team of dedicated downloaders was hard at work throughout the night to record as much of the streams from LINE and Abema.tv as possible, and I’m sure the clips will start to appear soon. In the meantime, here’s 30 whole seconds of Pikarin being Pikarin.
Nice job, Shiina.
So a funny little thing happened today after I posted about Hanako-san:
Shiina had herself one of those fancy Line lives on Monday, and our good pal @ramenshuriken wanted to share:
Every single person in attendance was physically violated in one way or another. (Probably.)
Never have twin tails carried so much menace.
I can think of no better way to kick off a work week than a full minute of Pikarin at her finest.
What a show. Even if she’s lip-syncing, that’s a hell of a harsh-sweetness combination, and the energy on that stage is second to none. You can see in the crowd that these are people in love with their idol. Continue reading
I feel like this wasn’t appreciated enough when it happened, so let’s use a lazy Saturday to just enjoy some damn performances. Continue reading