There’s a Lot Going on in the New Party Rockets GT

Such is the travail of business travel that you sometimes see cool things and then can’t do anything about it. Take for example this new video from Party Rockets GT, their eighth single, “START”:

PRGT has better songs, but I don’t know if they have one that so totally covers what they’re all about — the melody is extremely familiarly theirs, there’s this chugging guitar and driving beat overlaid with some of the sparkliest idol vocals you’ll ever hear. And, of course, their dance game is actively simple, and their outfits are winners (though I prefer their blacks), and … look, why aren’t more of you people behind Party Rockets? Continue reading

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Hot Damn, Zenkimi’s Teasing a Mashiro Solo Song

It’s on the two-hour rule, but of course we know how to get around that and holy crap why aren’t you listening to this song yet?

That’s the link. Tell Zenkimi and Mashiro how much you like it with #DyingCRY. And if you’re late to the party, click through for what you need to get into this sucker. Continue reading

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There’s One More MV from My Girl Ophelia 20mg

I want the world for hard-working indie solo idol Ophelia 20mg. I don’t know much about her, and info in a language that I can actually understand is in short supply, but I enjoy her music and commitment to on-stage fashion dos, plus the fact that she’s doing it from Osaka, which might be my favorite local scene in the business.

She dropped a couple of full-version videos recently, sort of making good on a long run-up of progress; on Saturday, another fresh video hit YouTube:

It’s even getting attention from other idol sites, which makes me really happy for her. Continue reading

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2! 2 2& PVs! Ha Ha Ha!

If you don’t like Sesame Street, you can eat one

Hey team! It’s been a mess of a morning, but I didn’t want to let it get away without a proper Thursday Hurtsday entry; and, thanks to a friend, I’m even changing up my original plans.

One of last year’s toughest graduations was Saki from Guso Drop. It was all a positive career move over all, and has so far led to some fairly wild stuff from the new blood among the Heaviest Idol in the World, plus good developments for Saki in her solo guise as 2&.


TY Pukovnik Krv!

Fittingly, it’s two videos in one!

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That MAINA’s Something Else, Isn’t She?

Not all idols are particularly great at Twitter, or they don’t care enough to use it, or their manager doesn’t care enough to require them to, etc. Who is great, though, is MAINA, Osaka Shunkashuto’s doll-sized vocal powerhouse and objectively one of the cutest human beings alive.

More importantly, as those of us who count themselves as MAINA marks will tell you until you beg us to stop, is that she’s a ridiculous all-around talent, such that she’s often doing performance work outside the bounds of SSFW, as we’ve seen before.

Proving both points made so far, she very casually shared this on Twitter yesterday:

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Maina Junkies, See Your Girl’s Acoustic Set

Literally don’t even ask me how I found this one; maybe it started with this tweet, all I know is that I put it away hours ago to revisit later and right now I’m super tired because I just enjoyed the ever living Christmas out of finally seeing Bad Religion.

But if you love Maina from Osaka Shunkashuto, you need this (skip ahead a couple of minutes).


Crank up your VPNs and proxies, cuz this sucker’s blocked

Via Caleb: No longer blocked!

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My Girl Samitsu Misa Is Retiring and Taking Her Parade with Her

Well poop. I was legitimately excited about Misa and her out-there brand of idol+goth+metal stuff+alt-rock+pumpkins, and here she is hanging it up for good.


Happier times

Dokodemo Music is calling it an “indefinite hiatus,” but we know what that means. Continue reading

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Damn, Would You Listen to This Girl Sing?

In the latest episode of Maniac Checks in on THE SPUNKY, we find our hero facing two interesting pieces of news about the pop punk princesses. The first, sweet holy Hanukkah, they’ve done 777 lives?

Number now actually higher

But this is cool; so Yuhi did a solo set because I believe Rira had school stuff (oh, the perils of high school!). That she’s a really good singer is far from a secret, but seriously check this out: Continue reading

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Do Yourself a Favor and Watch This Haruno Megumi Clip

So after leaving Mugen Regina back in the spring, it was a little bit of a surprise to see that Haruno-san was actually staying musically active; I had figured that her gravure career was going to eat up most of her time. And good! The woman can sing and has a great stage presence; if her musical career can continue, even in a limited sense, that’s good for everybody.

This is not about her music, though. This is some total-idol shit.

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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.

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