Competing Theories Around Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Upcoming Single

We finally have a date for the upcoming first actual by-the-gods single from Yukueshirezutsurezure, as was mentioned back in this interview.

That is not, however, the point of this post. No, we have some very interesting ideas pertaining to that cover art floating around. It is also apparently Conspiracy Week here on

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In Tokyo? Melancholic? Possibly Ill? Yukueshirezutsurezure Wants You

Very cute, Difficult Names; I saw “MV” in your tweet and got irrationally excited. Don’t you know how manipulative it is to do things like that to those of us who can’t read your language?


If you follow that link, you’ll get to the cast list, more or less, and instructions for auditions. For? A music video! OMG! FOR?!

(Wait for it …)

Why, the single that they released in March!

It’s fine to be disappointed. I am. And not because I’m sure the end result will in fact be at the very least morose and possibly violent; I just wanted it to be a video for, you know, something new, or at least off of Antino Ideology. OIL WELL.


I’m Very Excited about This Yukueshirezutsurezure News, You Guys

New member announcement, and new songs …


Just don’t run that through a translator and get confused when it says that they’re doing a naked show. It doesn’t actually say that.

UPDATE: Hey look, the new member!

She looks so … not emotionally scarred and brimming with nascent violence. Give her time, I guess.


Quiet Morning: New People, Welcome to Existential Terror

It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot going on at this immediate moment (though, having said that, I’m sure like three new videos and a major membership announcement will be released within the next 1:45), and your friendly neighborhood Maniac needs to be in a whole bunch of terrible not-good meetings at work all day, beginning quite early, so I thought that a little introduction to one of the most anus-clenchingly compelling newer idol groups was in order.

Meet Yukueshirezutsurezure (which is often shortened because typing). They’re in the banner. Their first EP/mini album will soon be unleashed upon the world. This is what the cover will look like.

I almost wonder if they aren’t like the Others/White Walkers from Game of Thrones; like, does the advent of spring force them to return to a chilly, shadowy realm where the sun can’t harm their well-crafted paleness?

But this is a new people intro, so this is what they sound like (this song with their big sisters in Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da):


They’ve actually been releasing teasers for a while, but take them down after 2-hour windows close. They are wonderful. I cannot wait for this albumlet thing to come out.


I Find Things: Yandoll

Actually, technically, TGU found it, but who all else here looks at TGU regularly? That’s right.

Yandoll! Sick, suffering, angsty, pissed-off idols.

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Get Your Therapy Sessions Lined Up: Yukuetsurezure Picked a Date

UPDATE: Sneaky kids went and put out another two-hour song release! This will only be available until 11:00 EDT, so get your listening in!

I do wonder if it’s common for groups to announce that they will, in fact, release some music into the world for you to buy and listen to, but not at a determinate point, or if Yukueshirezutsurezure did it just to drive home how deep a font of madness they are.

Anyway, exciting news!

So much anticipation! So much dread! They’re so good!


Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

There are levels to this violence.

Back when I was but a new, budding Maniac, I’d let YouTube take me on these incredible journeys. It had made me a BiS list, for instance, and I’d let that sucker run for hours at a time at work. I can’t even begin to try to number how many groups I found that way; it’s a lot. And some of them wound up being just kind of there in the end, while others were awesome enough that I wanted to learn more about them and eventually start a music website with them as a focus … and then there was Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da.

Hot. Damn.

One thing that happens to just about everybody while they’re discovering the hard side of idol is that moment, or maybe it’s many moments, when you just sit there and watch a video play through like five times, trying to figure out just what the hell you’re watching and listening to these incredibly dense, rich, violent songs and make sense of them.

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da (“It’s All Your Fault”) came along at a very ripe moment. Babymetal was conquering the world, BiSH was stepping into BiS’s shadow, groups like PassCode and Party Rockets were showing that idols could do music both hard and accessible … in other words, somebody who was willing to put all of that up there together was going to get attention in a good way.

A couple of digital singles and an album later, Kiminosei have become regulars on the rock+idol scene, and they’re at the forefront of the yami-kawaii … movement? scene? something. Regardless, it’s a fantastic way to approach performance, all twisted emotions and sickly appearance and bent expectations. You’d see them and be like “Oh how cool, they look like an A-pop grou–” and then get stabbed in the face. Like, remember GoGo Yubari from the Kill Bill movies? She’d probably be all about this (when she wasn’t working as a creative director for Deep Girl).

What they sound like

Mix one part J-pop and one part hardcore, place in blender, drizzle in denpa. Between them and sister group Yukueshirezutsurezure, they’re charting this beautifully tortured space that I hope goes really far.

You’ll like them if

I don’t have a good comparison for this one. Maybe if you like Converge and all in the same day, or you remember that little window of time when Hole was just a tiny bit poppy and you approved. They have moments that actually aren’t that far from Bad Religion.

Entries on the Ultimate Homicidol Playlist:

“ShitEnd | Placebo” of course, plus:

I’d love to have more, but they’re like professionally averse to releasing video.


Mogeki Aza
Mogeki Aza of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Kisaragi Megumi
Kisaragi Megumi of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Narumi Gomochi
Narumi Gomochi of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Mashiro of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Hitomi Yotsu
Hitomi Yotsu of Japanese yami-kawaii idolcore group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da


“Neo Jealous✡Mero Chaos” (digital single)
“ShitEnd | Placebo” (digital single)
Yamikawa IMRAD (album)


I Find Things: Kiminosei’s ‘IDENTERROR’ UPDATE: and Also ‘Wazurei Hallelujah’

While looking for something completely different this morning, YouTube recommendations led me down a little rabbit hole to this manic little ditty from what-are-you-even-doing-Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da?

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Un-soil Your Pants and Audition for Yukuetsurezure

Not content with just scaring the crap out of you, Yukuetsurezure is looking for more pallid, grief-stricken talent to join the team:

Not that anybody reading this is likely to do it, mind you. Just so we can all anticipate what’s certain to be a very unsettling future.

(Like, you know that J-horror movie Audition?)


I Could Spend Hours Dissecting Yukuetsurezure’s New Song

I tease these newcomers a little bit, but I’ve been uncautiously optimistic about Yukueshirezutsurezure from Day One, and this new song, “Tsurezuresanka,” is a good reason why. Take a few minutes, then join me on the More side to talk about it.

UPDATE: Well, they took it down. But trust me, if you’re the type of person who thinks that Filter and Alanis Morissette should have done a collaboration, you’d love the song.

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