Apparently, Daichi’s idols should go through more distress more often, because, like how Guso Drop responded to Shion’s departure by releasing an EP, Poroporo Baroque just posted (to my knowledge) their first recorded track to Soundcloud! Continue reading
It seems that the original Adopt-An-Idol, despite having had some growth opportunities and performance adventures lately, is having a little bit of a situation. Our friend @cobranaconda shared that Miyabi had elected to leave the group:
I attend a clothiers vocational school, and dealing with both school and being an idol at the same time was harsher than I’d imagined, and as it’d be damaging for my physical health to continue as I have been, it’s been decided that I’ll leave Poroporo Baroque.
To those who supported me, I apologise. Even though it was such a short time, thank you very much. Though brief, to me it’s become an experience of a lifetime.
The original Adopt-An-Idol, PoroPoro Baroque, had a bit of an adventure around their first real-deal regular stage on Thursday night, and we are all very fortunate that @cobranaconda was there to not only experience it, but generously share the story.
Today was PoroPoro Baroque’s first regular live (12th overall, but they’ll be doing this location mostly weekly from now on) at Akiba Chika.
As described here:
— ぽろぽろバロック (@poro2baro) August 4, 2016
To start with, [Manager] [made] many random decisions throughout the night. They started with a long MC like Guso Drop, and because it was the first time they decided to do a bit of self-intro. Only being weird they were all super long.
Urara started and basically gave her entire life history. Hono just pointed out her weaknesses and strengths. Mirumo just talked in Kansai dialect to be funny, and finished with the line, “Oh by the way, I’m a G-cup”. Miyabi had screwed up her memo papers, and her intro was basically, “I don’t like idols. I never wanted to be an idol. I can’t dance or sing. I’m just here because I fell for Urara.”
I ultimately decided to drop the Adopt-an-Idol project per community feedback, but everybody who chipped in a little on the original project and supported PoroPoro Baroque when they were little more than a Twitter account can feel some vindication:
— ぽろぽろバロック (@poro2baro) May 29, 2016
Also, I failed to report it before, but they did ultimately get their fourth member: Continue reading
沢山盛り上げようとしてくれたり、みんなのおかげで楽しかった(T . T)✨本当にありがとう〜🙏💓
— ぽろぽろバロック (@poro2baro) March 22, 2016
Adopt-An-Idol may be taking a little break to reassess, but we can still be happy for our pilot subject’s first time doing their thing on stage. I just wish we could hear that brutal song come out of those tiny, tiny people.
Despite there being every conceivable good reason not to continue to Adopt-An-Idol with PoroPoro Baroque, I did say that I’d continue to keep an eye out for them; when they do finally debut, maybe then we can make another attempt.
Well, despite the best of intentions, it seems that our adoptees, PoroPoro Baroque, are still a little bit away from their debut, so there’s no much for us to help with. Here’s where we stand after the first week-plus:
- Twitter followers:
- Soundcloud listens:
- Soundcloud followers:
- Soundcloud likes:
- Soundcloud reposts:
So some progress has definitely been made, but not a whole lot. Twitter I feel was largely an effect of their street self-promotion, but we may have done a little bit of damage on Soundcloud (I did!).
Word in comments and in some messages that I’ve gotten via Reddit suggest that Poro2Baro don’t have an imminent debut, but there are some idols (including by the same management [if you’re curious, it’s Guso Drop‘s] who are sooner to debut or who are out there but still at the beginning stages.
I’m all for kicking off again in a couple of weeks, likely before Fox Day. We’ll keep an eye on Poro2Baro and try to make a difference when the time comes, but shift to somebody else for the immediate future.
In the meantime, if you have a definite recommendation (yes, even Cutie Corpse), make your pitch in the comments.
— ぽろぽろバロック (@poro2baro) March 10, 2016
I asked on Twitter, and may as well ask here, too–anybody with some translating skill want to take a stab at it?
Just so that nobody forgets, those lyrics are going with this instrumental:
And just when I was feeling good about our first run at Adopt-an-Idol, reader Pukovnik Krv comes along and pees in the punch bowl. In a comment to the last lament about our friends PoroPoro Baroque, he wrote:
Actually they’ll debut when they have 4 members. That tweet is just Urara expressing hope that they’ll exceed 1000 followers before they debut.
This is terrible news! But there is a silver lining, and it’s that a number of suggestions for potential other debuting idols have been made, including under the same management, so possibilities are several.
Still, they went to all that trouble …
First, we saw on Twitter that PoroPoro Baroque‘s members are two actual people!
ふぁぼリプください((´｡•ω•｡ ))｡ο♡ pic.twitter.com/352i1ou2jv
— ぽろぽろバロック (@poro2baro) March 7, 2016
And then the really exciting thing happened: Continue reading