Well, friends, while it may be coming to you late, I hope those of you within driving distance of HOTLANTA don’t have anything else planned, because idols of esoterica STARMARIE are making yet another U.S. appearance, this time at Anime Weekend Atlanta, and if I didn’t have half a hundred things to do I’d be considering it myself:
Daemon‘s had himself one hell of an idol-meeting August, friends, and the still-not-last entry from his fine run of work is this interview with SENANAN. Kudos to D, thanks to Hailey at Chaotic Harmony for booking and translating, and of course big thanks to Senanan!
There is a Circle K in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, down the street from the Sheraton Grand Hotel that hosts Saboten Con each year over the Labor Day weekend. Many customers and con-goers who happened to pop into the convenience store during this past convention encountered a stunned clerk who could not stop telling each and every one of his customers about his unforgettable encounter with an energetic young Japanese woman who had reacted to the place like it was a Disneyland theme park. He would tell how she had come into the store like a tornado, about her joyful exclamations in Japanese to all the glowing lights and colors, how she marveled at the 12-foot-long fountain drinks bar before purchasing a mountain of Monster energy drinks, all pink or blue food items on offer, and then bounced off into the darkness.
The young woman the clerk had encountered that night was Senanan (stylized, SENANAN), who also documented her Circle K adventure on her Twitter feed. That this five-minute encounter turned into an unforgettable moment the clerk was compelled to share with anyone who would listen (possibly, to this day) should not be surprising. While Senanan is a singer, DJ, model, fashion designer, and social media personality, at her core she is primarily an unstoppable ball of charismatic energy.
Fans of chika idol may have become aware of Senanan because of her connections to the creative team supporting kawaii-punk idol unit Candye Syrup. She is highly active on several social media platforms, often with (former) mermaid-blue member Mai-chan in tow. She is also a manager and buyer for Candye Syrup boutiques and well known for cultivating a unique fashion footprint in the hyper-competitive world of Tokyo Street fashion. Senanan’s aesthetic infuses traditional Chinese fashion elements with Western sportswear and yume kawaii. It’s a unique, and comfortably wearable, combination of Western kakkoii and Japanese kawaii with the Chinese elements providing a playful, throwback twist. Continue reading
Well my Sunday just got a lot more interesting!
What follows below is the MV and initial draft reaction to Oyasumi Hologram’s release of their “ghost rider” MV the other day, which I was very enthusiastically going on about and, well, you’ll see the punchline at the end. I called the post “Everything That Oyasumi Hologram Does Is Perfect, Isn’t It?” Nonetheless:
I sure am glad that I woke up late! Continue reading
This week’s Oshi Digest was delayed slightly to allow for more wonderful on-topic Oshi content to reach the interwebs
You may have heard that I got to meet Oshi. In “person”. Like, shook hands with Oshi. I presented her with the crown that she so richly deserves for having smote so many foes:
But Oshi had plenty of adventures that had nothing to do with yours truly; in fact, I was but one of many supplicants, and possibly the most forgettable sight of them all! Continue reading
This is all that I could muster after a night that confirmed everything that I’ve been doing about this whole idol business. In front of gods and man and maniacs, NECRONOMIDOL had not only taken the stage and wreaked absolute havoc, but had cut a very different jib in meeting with me, in person, and providing some great insights.
Oh, and Oshi put on the tiara that I gifted her, and all was well. Continue reading
Oshi. Is. In. America(us). So is all of NECRONOMIDOL, but you all know why this excites me most — the triumphant Official Oshimen of Homicidols.com is in-country, and I am going to see her in person, and I am going to meet her and bask in the corrupting darkness emanating from within. Continue reading
Years-long droughts. Catastrophic wildfires. City-leveling earthquakes. Kaiju-jaeger battles. Ever-present threats of falling into the sea. Apocalypses that reshape entire continents. Smashmouth. Harvey Weinstein. These threats loom over the daily lives of the residents of the U.S. West Coast, often becoming all too real.
And NECRONOMIDOL hasn’t even gotten there yet.
Yes, friends, it’s likely old news for many of you by now, or maybe some of you are still emerging from shock, or maybe even others will need for you to revive them, guy, so go help your buddy, but Necroma is coming to the United States, confirmed by the Big Man himself (Ricky, that is, not the Abrahamic conception of deity), apparently to prove that there is no good or mercy in the universe, as the unofficial Year of the Natural Disaster is now going to have to contend with the physical arrival of the Darkness Girls. Continue reading