Your Homicidols Weekender #32

Welcome to the weekend! I feel like we earned this one. And this is a hell of a Weekender, if I do say so myself. We got the Fun, with some pretty great results so far, and there are some events this weekend (like Mistfes!) that will probably flood the world with video. Good times. Good summer.

Let’s Get to It

Teratani Mina did it again:

Oh, and happy birthday, Yui-chan. No wacky conspiracy theories this time. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #31

Good morning! I hope you all had a good week. Mine was interesting. Programming note: I’m traveling this coming week, but, unlike the last time I had to get away for a few days, this one’s a lighter load, and I’m going to try to catch up on some administrative things that I’ve been meaning to get to.

Right now, though, it’s the weekend. The sweet, blissful weekend. Play the Fun, and think about how TIF’s only like six weeks away or something like that. Do as little as possible that isn’t really fun.

What Happened This Week?

You saw the latest from CY8ER, yes?

Two things:

  • I think Rina put to bed the debate of how to say their name
  • I’ll remind you that this video includes one young woman who used to perform “Paprika” and quit BiS over the literal headbanging and homoeroticism of the original MV, and one young woman whose greatest moment to this point was simulating her own suicide and psychological abuse, and then one other who basically precipitated the end of an entire agency

CY8ER! Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #30

Happy weekend, everybody! Did you have a good week? Me, I’m glad that mine’s over. Kind of fortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the Idolverse compared to some other times in the past, so being astonishingly, hellaciously busy didn’t mean missing out too much.

The Fun is ongoing as usual, but it’s also that time of year when you should be looking toward doing stuff outside. Idol’s portable, you know? Take the playlists with you.

All Right, What Else?

Hauptharmonie had their final live last weekend. Sad. Their guests were, randomly, GANG PARADE and Party Rockets GT.

Their “Kidnapper Blues” video has 17,000+ views on YouTube, which is a great deal for most idols. I still can’t understand why this gloriously cool project couldn’t be continued. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #29

Happy Saturday! Of course this rather loaded-feeling weeekend came along when I can’t do much about it, so do forgive the lightness of the updates.

But have some #IdolConspiracies fun, share music with friends and help me figure out this random guy’s Wi-Fi password.

The most important thing to know:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #28

Happy weekend, friends! Have you been thinking about fun alternatives for idol MV sets? We need more fun!

This was a hell of a week, though, wasn’t it? Of course the highlight was Papermaiden’s interview with Not Secured, Loose Ends in Toronto, and Daemon’s eyewitness reporting on their first appearance on North American shores. I’m still a little sore that I missed out, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Besides, details are soon to come on another beloved-by-the-community group venturing forth to lands outside of Japan, and I for one can’t friggin’ wait to know the specifics (about which I’m deliberately being coy because you probably know what I’m talking about but I only feel like posting once it’s all lined up).

Of course many things happened and didn’t get included here on the sacred pages of Homicidols.com, so it’s time to look back!

Don’t You Ever Get Tired of This, Maniac?

Did you want the details on Hauptharmonie’s final concert?

That’s sad. I’m sad. They didn’t even send me a preview of the last album. Boo hiss. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #27

Good morning! Maniac here, checking in from … not Toronto, actually! “But Maniac, aren’t you supposed to be at the Tsurezure shows this weekend?” Yes I was! Look, I would’ve loved to have been there, had everything reserved and ready as of Wednesday afternoon … at which time it became clear that I needed to be home and available at least on Friday. So, no Maniac at the NSLE shows.

But! There are friends abounding, and you’ll be hearing from them. Did you really think I wouldn’t do everything possible to take tremendous advantage of the opportunity provided by having some truly community-favorite idols readily accessible in the West?

Before any of that, though, we have a very busy week in idol to catch up on!

So What’d We Miss?

Reminder:

Details. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #25

Hey gang! That was kind of a weird week, huh? It started with a little bit of a bang, and then there was this great sucking sound as not much of particular interest happened. Golden Week, I guess.

Still, I was surprised at how much I happened upon and thought, “Weekender!” Of course you can continue to have fun with the Fun and photo edits of Yurapiko, and be among the extraordinary number of people who keep hitting that ranking post — but more on that matter later (like, next week).

In the Meantime, What Else Was Going On?

We still don’t know what’s up with the joint project between NECRONOMIDOL’s Sari and Utane Yuki, ex of PSYBOU KANOJO and currently going as Nameless, but this is friendship:

And this is what Yuki looks like on stage:

In the meantime, this happened:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #24

I felt seriously irresponsible this week, you guys, and we wound up doing a bunch of stuff anyway! I think I got good feedback on the whole who’d-be-fun-to-follow thing, though feel free to input if you haven’t, and of course continue to screw around with the Fun.

The Week That Was, or Was It?

Did you see that those of us in North America can finally get “bite the bullet”?

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Your Homicidols Weekender #23

Hey gang! Have you had a good time with the Friday Fun? It’s been surprisingly kind of slow around these parts lately, huh? We should expect that some big names will drop good material on us soon, though, and make some big announcements. I’m also toying with doing something for Golden Week (all concepts so far = bad), and bringing in a feature from a certain now-dead website that sort of influences things over here, that with some community input.

Otherwise, hell, there’s some newer stuff that I’ll try to spread out, but let’s hope that cool new videos and the like start to surface.

Besides That Crap, What Happened This Week?

Idols appreciate idols. Like Guso Drop and the World Standard:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #22

Happy Saturday, you goofballs! I just wanted to share a little programming note: I’m taking a little personal trip, and while I went ahead and scheduled some stuff to run over the weekend, I’ve also left the site in the very capable hands of the Weeaboo Witch herself. Yes, Kerrie has been instructed that there are to be no Simpsons anythings, but I can’t vouch for there not being any Hello! Project or other normalish idol stuff should she see fit to include it.

Have fun, be good to the host, and think about buying some stuff from her, okay?

So How about That Week, Huh?

The big story in the news was that dude who thought that he should be able to use the airplane seat that he paid to use and wasn’t going to be voluntold off of his flight, and got beat to shit for the trouble. People are mad at United Airlines! People are also riffing on the incident for the amusement of many! So here’s Kamen Joshi member Kawamura Nanaka with a few tips for how to prevent yourself from being dragged from the plane:

Remember: The Mask Girls are good at things, including violence.

DEEP GIRL may yet have some life in them, because the look has been updated:

Of course, they did the same thing last year, and it was basically to no effect, but still!

Fittingly, after that Oyasumi Hologram post the other day, this live acoustic set gets dropped on Soundcloud:

(Just look at the user’s feed for the whole thing.)

The alt-cast happened; Kerrie has already informed me that there will be no sharing:

In the idol+ space, here’s the latest from Rinne, one of the constituents elements of NATASHA:

Are you a dumb ambitious young woman with big-time idol dreams and a willingness to be put through arduous physical tortures to maybe be a little bit of a star? If that sounds like you, respond to this call!

Riffing on the Friday Fun, Gokigen Teikoku are basically everything about that theme in a single idol unit, with the catch that they’re doing it all for laughs and to have excuses to get drunk. Recent highlights:

Picture this: Your favorite idols pull you up on stage; they hand you a mic; what do you do?

Did you know that Mone/Sui of You’ll Melt More!/Hauptharmonie fame could do some actual drumming?

I went looking after Lyric Holic the other day and stumbled across yet another T-shirt that should remind us all that idols have the best merch:

Here’s that DEVIL NO ID dance cover that you always knew you wanted:

Inoue Yume is always going to have a special place in my idoling heart:

How about the latest from 963?

And, like, after that whole business earlier in the week, why not give some more space to KOTO?

Don’t even think about having fun this weekend without first listening to every second of this:

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