Hey, remember when Up Up Girls added a pro-wrestling division? Then I quietly stopped reporting on them because damn, it’s hard to keep track of all these Up Up Girls now?
Well, Pro-Wrestling finally got their debut MV after what, a year?
Kerrie, our wonderful weeaboo witch, had her computer crap out on her, so she begged off of doing her job as official Hello! Project correspondent and also WACK Meme Lord for Homicidols.com and instead asked that I do something with this new MV from Up Up Girls. I told her that she was more than able to continue to post from her phone, which she refused to do. I then threatened to withhold her pay, only to realize that contributors to Homicidols.com get paid in respect and bubblegum, so my threats were well and truly impotent. You’re stuck with me!
Good morning, friendly people who might still believe that I am Kerrie! Last week, in addition to the wrestling thing, there was also a solidly great new release from Up Up Girls. It was actually a B-side of their new single. Per Kerrie’s request and because it makes sense, here is the A!
And now the part wherein I pretend to actually know what I’m talking about: Continue reading
You know, for someone who is supposed to be the official Up Up Girls correspondent for this here site, Up Up Girls news sure does slip under the net for me. Or perhaps wrestling ring in this case.
Or at least that’s what this song is boasting!
You may have noticed that I, Maniac, editor-and-fart-joke-maker-in-chief of Homicidols.com, am making this post instead of Kerrie, who is the official Up Up Girls correspondent of Homicidols.com. You see, Kerrie did in fact write a (significant) Up Up Girls post, and it’s going to run, but we ran into the logistical issue of “we’re not running two of almost the same damn thing on the same day.” Yes, I made the poor dear cry (via Twitter! I’m a monster!), but at least I maintained this site’s editorial integrity!*
Kerrie actually did write a brief add-on upon the release of this video, however: Continue reading
You know how I can never figure out if Up Up Girls (2) are official members of Up Up Girls (Kari) or just a sister group? Well, I’m still trying to figure that one out in my head, as last time we saw them they appeared as members/back-up dancers in Kari’s music videos but now they’re releasing their debut single, without any involvement from the original Up Up Girls (Kari) whatsoever!
Its released August 15, and it’s a double A-side between “Sun!x3” and “No no Ashi Dancing”. Continue reading
I was thinking about what would be right for Tuesday WTF; this is perfect
What, you thought there was only room for one wrestling-themed idol unit?
It rarely feels like a week ago that the original buff idols, Up Up Girls (Kari), added new members. Probably because so far they’ve just been designated to back-up dancer and Showroom personality roles, but with the impending double-graduation of Minami and Ayano, five new girls just isn’t enough, it seems? Or maybe Up Up Girls 2 just aren’t matching up to their notably muscular seniors, because this time they’re teaming up with Japan’s DDT Wrestling Promotion and specifically looking for pro-wrestlers to join. Continue reading
Well, this was a a surprise. A pretty gutwrenching surprise.
Official statements from management and the girls themselves right here:
— UP-FRONT LINK (@UpFrontLink) April 28, 2017
So, Minami and Ayano are out of Up Up Girls, presumably some time in Summer. Minami has plans to become an actress, while Ayano will be retiring from entertainment. Continue reading
If you’re wondering why it’s always me who does these reports on Up Up Girls (Kari) and not Maniac, it’s because they’re very much on the lighter scale of the Homicidols spectrum. As in I was actually pretty suprised when Maniac finally caved to fan demand and added them to the Homicidols roster. But also delighted, because if there’s a group on this site that I could call “sunshine personified”, it’s Up Up Girls (Kari).
You want an example? Well, in their newest music video, “FOREVER YOUNG”, they make running a marathon look way more fun than WACK could ever manage.
But hey, that’s not the only music video they released this week. After going on that jog, what feels better than relaxing with a nice bath? If you’re able to deal with curious child perverts and your bath time inexplicably turning into a disco party, anyway. Continue reading
Well, this is something that we’ve been neglecting to post about ever since Up Up Girls (Kari) got added to the Homicidols roster. Luckily, Maniac just gave admin rights to someone who as you may have guessed from the Friday Funday posts, is also a Hello! Project fan, and that includes groups made up of ex-trainees from their kenshuusei (known as Egg at the time) program, and what do you know, something big is happening that said admin has completely forgotten to update you on since it was announced! My bad.