I Can’t Even with This New Lein Video

I love you guys, but when I wake up and there are multiples of you throwing the latest from Lein at me, it does not fill me with hope for a good day!


Krv and Eyex1st, bless you

Listen to this song, and watch the video with it. It’s more than a little disturbing! There’s discordant, and then there’s this song; there’s messed-up video, and then there’s this video. Krv advanced a hypothesis that there’s even darker and stranger yet to come from this girl, as she hasn’t broken yet. That’s terrifying. Continue reading

Papermaiden’s Nightmare Fanfic Yields the Greatest Horrors of All

The setting is the Maniac Mansion. It’s the wee hours of the morning. All is calm, the sun is bathing us in kind rays before his overzealous hours.

Wooden floorboards creak, waking up the master of the house. A beret-wearing bespectacled, unhinged creature stands still in the doorway, blocking the most obvious issue.

“What the… Papermaiden, what are you doing here?”

“Oh, I let myself in through the staff door on your secret stage on the roof.”

Maniac begrudgingly starts looking for a notepad, jotting down “Buy better locks and install them ASAP,” yet another bullet point on his never-ending list of renovations.

“That clears up part of the how, but none of the what.”

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Rein Will Turn Your Brain Inside-out

I thought Chris had completely lost his mind; poor dude was practically hyperventilating on Twitter about something. Something. The problem was, every time I clicked on the source of his enthusiastic consternation, the video was gone. Now, Chris is a level-headed person with excellent taste in idols … normally. What was it that had broken him?

Next was Krv. “She’s amazeballs” read the message, followed by a description of a live experience that included a solo acoustic performance that started after shoe-throwing in a bunny hat, and a post-buppan experience of inexplicable tears. Now, Krv is a level-headed person with excellent taste in idols … normally. What had effectively smitten this man? Continue reading

I Can Barely Handle This Tuesday WTF

I offer you this with the caveat, friends, that it’s not in the normal wheelhouse around these parts, but Tuesday is our set-aside time for the genuinely weird parts of idol, no matter who contributes them. There’s a lot of strange coming down the pipe today, but I think this tops it all:


Pure Idol Heart with the share

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Somebody Please Explain What I Just Watched

So:

Go ahead. I’ll wait

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This Is the Coolest Thing I Found Yesterday

There I was, friends, minding my own business and looking into this particular event from over the weekend:

Pay attention to this list, because there are things we’re going to catch up to

I was obviously going to take an interest in anything that has DAIDAIDAI, Cure and Ophelia 20mg on the bill, and anybody who’s appearing with them is probably going to be pretty cool, too, so I thought I’d let the obligatory tagged idols-with-idols photos show me toward the stuff I don’t know about.

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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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BiS Will Set the Record for Shortest Time Before Its Second Album

I actually don’t think that title’s true. I just didn’t want to put the inflammatory stuff there.

Well, kids, I hope none of you were hoping to ask out any BiS members around Valentine’s Day, because they already have plans: They’ll be promoting their second album.

Yep! That was an awful joke and I should feel bad. Continue reading

Twitter Threw a Gosh-darn Hammer at the Alice Project

And they’re back! A couple of days in the cooler and no harm done. Does anybody know if the notables had to sacrifice followers or anything? Nope, gone again.

I was originally going to show off this bonkers-ass video of Kamen Joshi at ROBOT RESTAURANT that’s been making the rounds over the last few days, and in fact am using the exact same piece of HTML to completely change the script, because this is a much more interesting story.

Our friend Pukovnik Krv tipped me off last night that Twitter had suspended the accounts of pretty much every member of Kamen Joshi due to (tell me if this sounds familiar) “botspamming, botfollows and SEO hacking.”

Basically, according to Twitter, the tens of thousands of followers (and the almost automatic follow-backs in many cases) were nothing but a lie and in contravention of the terms of use. As of the minute that I’m pressing the Publish button, searching Twitter for Tachibana Anna or Kamiya Erina or Tsukino Moa or any other notable turns up nothing but mentions, no accounts. Continue reading

I Can’t Decide If This Is Good or Bad or What

Our friends in uBu continue their pop-up assault on the greater Tokyo region, appearing seemingly at random, performing, then disappearing just as suddenly as they manifested.

But it appears that something more nefarious than an official debut live is at stake; indeed, uBu is … changing:

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