There Was Actually a Tsurezure Song Preview, And There Still Is

Sorry about that, gang, but here’s a fun timeline:

  • 5:00 p.m. EST (yesterday): Maniac is added to an excruciatingly series of meetings for work
  • All evening: Maniac hates life
  • 12:00 a.m. EST: Maniac sees that Tsurezure will be doing something at 21:00 JST
  • 12:05 a.m. EST: Maniac messages Kerrie — “If I set this up, can you edit and publish it?”
  • 1:00 a.m. EST: Kerrie messages Maniac — “Yes, okay, sure, I’m kind and good”
  • 6:00 a.m. EST: Maniac departs for a day in hell
  • 7:05 a.m. EST: Maniac’s phone goes back into semi-hibernation
  • ~no idea what’s happening~
  • 11:00 a.m. EST: Maniac finally gets back to operation, sees message from Kerrie — “Everything was a botch because you, Maniac, failed”
  • 11:05 a.m. EST: Maniac looks at Tsurezure Twitter, sees that a preview happened, cries
  • 11:10 a.m. EST: Maniac gives up all hope of ever being able to do anything with the new Tsurezure
  • 3:00 p.m. EST: Maniac sees a message from Straight from Japan(!) with a link to the new Tsurezure song(!)
  • 3:05 p.m. EST: Maniac begins to write a long timeline with a terrible punchline

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The New Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da MV Is Beautiful

We already knew what “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” sounded like, but this is still like a revelation:


My goodness, why would you arm them?

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Check out Takahashi Natsumi’s First Solo MV Preview

Happy Friday, gang! Do you remember when Takahashi Natsumi graduated from DISDOL? And remember Phillter’s awesome story about being at her final? We knew that she was going some kind of solo — given what her Twitter feed usually looks like, I assumed “mostly gravure” was the plan, but she’s making music! Acceptably!

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Today’s Song? Tsurezure’s ‘Spring Autumn Struggle’

Man, I’m really glad that I decided to check in on Yukueshirezutsurezure this morning. It’s time for preview #2 from the “MISS SINS” single!

Full and permanent link after the jump! Continue reading

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Get Your First Listen to Tsurezure’s ‘MISS SINS’

The announcement of your two-hour window is on!

All of the relevant info, including on your forever access to the song, after the jump! Continue reading

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Yesterday Was 2& Day; How’s Saki Doing, Anyway?

Yes, folks, 2/2 is Twin Tails Day in Japan, and you probably saw idols great and small rocking their double ponytails and doing their own version of kawaii as idol-hard as possible.

But 2/2 is also notable for having two 2s. Almost as if … double … and … ?

Yep, it’s 2& Day!

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One Step Closer to Being Bears Again: Ayukuma Single!

I haven’t felt right since the three bear cubs known as Ayumi, Kurika and Maki were cursed by some mean-ass old witch or something and turned into human women, a form in which they’re doomed to remain unless — UNLESS! — they can successfully hold a one-man at Nippon Budokan by … the end of the year!

/thunder-n-lightning

Very dramatic. But all too real! Ayumikurikamaki was one of my favorite things to find in 2016, and I got way too much stupid joy out of the whole bear thing. That’s why I want it to be back! And maybe this brand-spankin’-new single will be the vehicle that gets us there:

“Goma Slipper”? The hell?

April 12. It’d better sell like hotcakes, and it’d better be setting up a new album for the fall, and that album had better be part of a Road to Budokan, and it’d all better be so purely ayukuma that we can all forget that “Tabidachi no Uta” ever happened. Otherwise … well, we’ll always have “JET KUMA STAR.”

Happy Thursday.

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FRUITPOCHETTE’s Collaborating with a Band, Like They Should

I like this little bit of news: FRUITPOCHETTE, who I seriously hope can get back the great momentum that it felt like they had just a little over a year ago, are going to take their relationship with SEX MACHINEGUNS* to the next level by not just performing together, but proverbially making a baby together and hitting the road to promote it:

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You Can Download THE SPUNKY’s Last Song

As you know, THE SPUNKY are going to be wrapping things up in a few months and taking their high-energy pop punk with them. That’s sad! But from now and for a while, you can download their song “Reviving Energy” for free by following these simple instructions:

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Finally! Osaka Shunkashuto’s MV for ‘New Me’

It feels like we’ve been talking about SSFW’s latest for weeks (because we have), and finally the MV hits the real Internet:

Yeah, they released this on their app at least a week ago, and then teased out a download link on Twitter (and immediately deleted it), and I was starting to think that the video would never get a public release because idols can be cruel.

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