Emomomomo, the Virtual Reality Experience

Happy Monday, you goofballs! I’m in a pretty good mood, all things considered, because there’s very exciting news coming up in a little while, plus hopefully the most productive day I’ll have at work all year (that sounds gross, but it’s true), which will itself be followed by one of the most interesting things ever done for this site, and you all will get to be the beneficiaries a little bit down the road.

But first, I come bearing idols. Specifically, Hissatsu Emomomomo, who you may recall. They took on the unique challenge of doing a VR video that … well, the music is nice and clear at least:

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Stuff Like This Is Why Q’ulle Is So Cool

These videos were making the rounds yesterday after the former Danceroids released them and people all kind of collectively went OOOOOOHHHHHHH; I was too busy being a dumb jerk at work to share then, but I’m ready now!

So if you’ve picked up Q’ulle’s newest single, “DRY AI”, which you should have done because Q’ulle’s worth your time and money, you know “PARTY ROCK!!!!” already; if you have not, this song may be a new one for you:

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This Friday Fun Is Virtual Insanity

Previously on Friday Funday: Last week was #Deathless4Necroma, which was a lot of fun and we even got noticed and promoted by Ricky himself! Thanks dude! And thanks to everyone who took part.


The week before that, you came up with some wonderful #UpcomingAltIdolEvents that will never be added to the Homicidol calendar but we all got a few laughs out of it, and that’s all that matters, right?

[Maniac: Twitter’s doing that thing where it eats feeds again; just go here to look at the fun stuff]

I really, really want that Koutei Camera Gull album.

This week’s hashtag is similar, but more specific. The context is the Up Up Girls VR app; laughing at Saki’s drunk face was plenty enough entertainment for me, but VR is what all the cool kids are into these days it seems, so I’m sure kissing members of UUG isn’t going to be the last foray into this space-age technology that I remember from the 90s that we’re going to see from idols. So let’s predict the next ones! Continue reading

New Up Up Girls. Also, Technology Is Amazing!

Oh UUG, you’ve been keeping me so mercilessly busy as of late. Mere hours after I finished writing an article about their smartphone app/VR kissing simulator, they announced the winners of the Up Up Girls 2 Audition” and now I have to merge both articles! Wish me luck.

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You’ll Melt More! Is Already Virtual Reality, So This Is Perfect

You’ll Melt More! is good for a lot more than putting out impossibly cool, innovative music; as we’ve seen, they’re on the cutting edge of video production, too.

In this case, they added these two 360-view clips of their (completely amazing) WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL tour final, which … I mean, I’m a little down on VR technology, but these idol videos that keep happening could convince me to change my mind.

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Yes, You Apparently Do Want a Virtual Reality Headset as a Gift

I’ll be honest: I think VR, until it’s scaled up to something more akin to the Holodeck, is kind of hokey. I also need less “virtual” and more “awesome” in my reality. For this, though, I’d make an exception.

I was looking through Dots’ manager’s Twitter feed (a completely normal thing to do!) and noticed a third video release. Not on YouTube, mind you, but on this 360Channel thing.

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