Pikarin Knows How to Celebrate a Birthday

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.


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It’s a Very Quiet Day in Idol, So Here’s Something Wild

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

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Pikarin Providing a Voice for a Perfectly Themed TV Movie

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


While You’re Waiting for @JAMxNatalie EXPO Video, Here’s a Treat

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.


This Means War

So a funny little thing happened today after I posted about Hanako-san:


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It’s Hump Day, So How about an Entire Hour of Pikarin Live?

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.


Pikarin: Bow Down

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


Bellring Girls Heart, PassCode, Pikarin Video from iCON DOLL LOUNGE

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


Pikarin Sounds So Sweetly Brutal in Her New Video

Q’ulle’s latest was just what the doctor ordered; Pikarin‘s is like going out for ice cream after the appointment:

“Another quirky pop song, oh lord, you need to dress more– OH DAMN HELL YES.”

There are lyrics for “Mitsu to Batsu” in the video description, too. You know, for you lucky people who can actually read Japanese. Edit: Or it’s “Makai Shinjuu,” I don’t know, it doesn’t matter if you enjoy it.


They Do Let Our Kind into Things Like iCON DOLL LOUNGE

I’ll just go ahead and admit that I had no earthly idea what this was and why it was a big deal on Twitter over the weekend, but it actually looks like a lot of fun.

Apparently, iCON DOLL LOUNGE is a fashion show / performance event that has idols strut their stuff in what might be seasonal fashion wear, then tear it up on stage. I’m still trying to see all who was there, but this past weekend’s event featured a whole bunch of site favorites, including the beloved PassCode and personal favorite that all you tasteless fools don’t heed well enough Bellring Girls Heart. Continue reading