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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Have 30 Minutes of 2& to Brighten Your Morning

Guso Drop just wrapped up a little international tour in Taiwan (which I’d have covered more except I only found out about it as they were finishing it oops), and when Guso Drop does a set, so often too does 2&.

For the uninitiated, 2& is Gudro’s own little red center, Saki, performing solo as the still-going remnant of a project that actually pre-dates Guso Drop; originally a duo, she kept it going under the fun little slogan “Saki+You=2!”.

Pretty cute for a woman who probably likes to pinch children just to hear them cry.

I don’t give enough attention to 2&, arguably because it’s mostly Saki’s side project, but it is a big favorite for people into the scene that Guso Drop kind of leads, so mayhaps we can look to incorporate it more going forward. Whether it’s busking in the streets or doing a 30-minute stage set, 2&’s always a good time.

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Pikarin, the Creepy Princess of A-pop

I never give Shiina, the person behind Pikarin, enough credit or attention. You might not like A-pop or A-style pop, and that’s okay*, but if you like the creepy, crawly, literally-tread-upon-your-fans side of idol, you should be following her.

It’s like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s dark sister gone berzerk. So much twisted fun. On a personal note, because I never find the time to delve into her mad little world, if you can inform us all of what’s good in the world of Pikarin, please share away in the comments.

*Just kidding. Not liking A-pop is a bad opinion that makes you a bad person.

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