Tomorrow, It’s GANG PARADE’s DEATH PARADE

I almost let this sick, sick event slip under the radar! Remember the whole business with GANG PARADE doing not just one super marathon per WACK’s insane traditions, but a there-and-back 200km relay haul?

That’s gonna happen tomorrow.

You can follow the whole thing on Twitter using #ギャンパレ駅伝 (GANG PARADE LONG-ASS RUN). Or you can follow what I take to be the competing teams and the individual members’ twitcasting! Continue reading

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Monday Match Game: Who’s the Real King of the Monsters?

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! Last week’s contest saw Billie Idle crush their poor namesake (Billy Idol) in a mismatch as complete as it was expected.

This week, we complete the run of puns based on idols’ names by getting a little monstrous. Yes, folks, while it’s fun to pit like-named human beings against one another, it’s quite another to stand up idols against analogous primal forces with the very future of the nation of Japan at stake.

In this corner, the most iconic movie monster of all time, a prehistoric reptilian mountain of destruction whose very name evokes fear, awe and probably a little bit of pants-wetting in those who hear it. In the other corner, a newcomer to the idol game but no stranger to fear-inspiring behavior in her own right. Two powerful enigmas enter, but only one will leave! Continue reading

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Get Your First Look & Listen at the New Ladybaby’s Debut Video

As you may recall, Ladybaby underwent something of a reboot lately, being rechristened as the Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby and signing with major label King Records. Their first single (see the tweet) is due at the end of the month, and people have been anticipating some kind of pre-release that would give us a chance to react to what’s become of one of 2015’s most talked-about debuts.

I didn’t see this come out, but Pure Idol Heart provides:

This is the short version? Jesus.

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Nope, SiS Was Just an Epic Troll Job?

What?

I guess all that other stuff was just …

There’s more to this. Somehow. Right?

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Two Weeks Before It’s Official, We Have Determined BiS’s New Membership

Folks, we had some legitimately magical irresponsible rumor manufacturing in the Official BiS Rumor Mill Thread, and today was the day that our collective mind reached a perfect distillation of speculation and insight to find the crystal-ball-itude necessary to determine just who exactly is going to be in the new BiS, as will be revealed through an audition training camp broadcast live in two weeks.

But we have the answer already, as determined by computer-generated mortal combat! Continue reading

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This Means War

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

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Two Members of Ladybaby Walked into a TV Studio …

Ladybaby is officially on hiatus, but Rie and Rei are still doing work together, in this case as hosts of this, uh, show with another weird adult man. Like, a lot of the stuff I watch is kind of weird because I can’t understand what’s being said and the context is missing, etc., but this is weird, period.

So enjoy!


Thanks a lot, Pure Idol Heart, for inadvertently getting me to actually watch this entire bizarre segment.
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GuDro Proclaims Selves Most Heaviest, Will Now Fight It out in this Poll

All right, you bunch of poll crashers, this thing is now closed. Check out the results!

In what appears to be a reaction to BiSH management banning lifting and some other wota activity at their shows, Guso Drop has flat-out declared that not only will they do no such thing, but they are “most heavy idol in the world.”

Yurapiko’s smile does kind of take the edge off the attitude in that photo, however.

That’s a bold claim! Hardcore-as-hell or not, Guso Drop, you can’t just say something like that without objection. This must be settled by blood, or an Internet poll at the very least. Continue reading

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Ladybaby Will Continue to Amuse Some, Oppress Me

Because I’ve promised to at least pretend to have some objectivity on this site, I was actually looking for a snip of video that I spied earlier on Twitter when … hey! Ladybaby has a third single coming out (April 13) before their first Japanese “one-man live” (April 15). (I think it’s their first; correct me if I’m wrong.)

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The Cruelest of Fates: BiSH Cannonball Results

It was a stunt too weird and non-specific to be true, but the BiSH Cannonball run wrapped up about an hour ago (right, Twitter?).

There are, of course, winners and losers. And of course the punishments are extreme. Continue reading

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