More Details on DAIDAIDAI’s CD Release

After that other bit of news, this is a nice thing to have on Monday:

(The link is for the track list and details; the @ in there is for the cover artist.)

That’s the CD mentioned as being released in conjunction with this really awesome looking live on Feb. 5. Here’s the little trailer doodad: Continue reading

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BiSH’s Cesarean Section on Big and Little Screens

Man, this would be really exciting if I were in Shinjuku: BiSH is releasing the DVD of their Less than SEX tour final next week, and the whole thing is going to be narrowcast (but HUGE) on the big-ass Yunika Vision screen that we hear so much about:

For now, we’ll have to content ourselves with watching this-here trailer for the DVD, being gobsmacked, hating people who live in Tokyo and wishing that the whole thing were actually just “Hoshi ga” like we thought for a hot second when the video first started. Continue reading

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Did You Guys Know There Was another SiS Trailer?

I was very randomly poking around YouTube and thought, “Hey, I could go for another watch of the WHO KiLLED IDOL? trailer, seeing people get their dreams crushed repeatedly is pretty great when there’s still a happy ending for a few of them,” so I did a usual search for “SiS” and … well, I haven’t seen this one before.

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Oh Gracious, Hanako-san Is in This Movie

This happened yesterday:

I didn’t put any thought to it until I saw this little thread in the Idolmetal group, and friends, not only is that an actual movie, and not only is Hanako-san’s “Human Die!!” included in the soundtrack, but the toilet-murdering undead schoolgirl herself is playing … well, herself.

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SHiX’s Story to Their Debut, and Their Debut

SHiX, that afflicted idol duo I feel perpetually late about, hasn’t released any additional video since their debut, but they had been recording their very own road to the stage. Admittedly, it’s a mixed bag, but you know how I dig on these making-the-idol kinds of things, and SHiX is interesting in their way.

Do you see the pipes on that girl? Holy shit

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Get a Look at Party Rockets GT’s Trailer

I’ve been a bad Maniac: After encouraging others to participate in a bit of #DailyParty Rockets in the run-up to kawaiicore’s finest’s one-man next Sunday, I completely forgot to do it myself … despite both making the call and starting that whole hashtag in the first place and, right, also really like Party Ro–

Look, the point is, they’re good and fun in a completely different way than a lot of our favorites, doing work as completely inoffensive (and indeed quite charming!) kawaiidols who just so happen to perform hard rock music. As the kids say, bless.

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The Brief Life and Brutal Death of SiS: The Movie

OF COURSE THIS HAPPENED EVENTUALLY.

So the edited-up version of the BiS auditions airs tonight (or now, I guess, or tomorrow? Japanese dates confuse me), and it’s probably a good recap for those of us who watched pretty much the entire audition boot camp as if there were going to be any insights — hell, if you were paying attention, it was clear from early on who the winners were going to be, lending credence to the it-was-all-a-stunt-of-course-it-was-this-is-Watanabe-we’re-talking-about of it all.

For many, the most interesting outcome of the auditions wasn’t New BiS, but the spin-off sister/rival group SiS, the prototype of which stormed the stage at the New BiS debut and got people really excited and then had themselves a really cool debut live of their own and then … well.

While SiS is definitely in the running for a number of Best of 2016 categories, their life and death and GANG PARADEsurrection were still pretty great drama, so it’s fitting that this is happening:

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A NEVE SLIDE DOWN Mini-Album, You Say?

Well that’s a nice surprise. Thanks, NEVE SLIDE DOWN! Via the PassCode Facebook group, it’s the little sister unit stepping out a little bit now that people are starting to recover from the “MISS UNLIMITED” release and are jonesing for even more poppy digital hardcore in their lives:


That’s Not My Real Name is such a silly title. Who goes around using a pseudonym all the time, anyway?

There’s even stuff that we haven’t heard before in there! With such highly topical titles as “Selfie”! I kid because I want to love. Continue reading

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There Will Be a New Babymetal Album After All

Kind of!

The pending existence of a Live from Wembley DVD (great show!) has been known for some time (to be released just in time for the holiday season!), but now they’re doing us all one better and putting out a CD version of the same.

Management would like for you to be very excited about this

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Fire up Your Nostalgia Suppressors for These Bellring Girls Heart DVD Trailers

Bellring Girls Heart is going away. Well, kind of. Mostly. For a little while. And that sucks and is sad, especially after the year they’ve had. But now you can relive the whole thing with this series of live DVDs that are coming out in a pair of Thursdays.

Q is from the very beginning of the year:


Moechi!

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