That’s literally all I got. These sickness idols have felt like they’re right on the cusp of something going back to when TGU first wrote them up, and a cool-if-a-little-done concept and pretty all right sound work for them.
It had been on my radar to come back to Yandoll again because it’s been months since they last popped up in these parts, but everything I ever found was either old or of really low quality of something old. And Yandoll’s pretty nice and deserves better than to be repped like that. I kept striking out in my search, but it looks like Viz Major struck gold to the benefit of all:
If you’re on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen these random videos popping up in various idols’ accounts over the past week or so:
And it’s not all-pervasive; it’s just some groups, but they’re all doing the same song.
Welcome, friends, to the 2016 Idol Matsuri competition. Let’s help a friend of ours win the thing. Continue reading
Uh … spoiler alert?
Whereas there was very good reason to be excited that something bizarre or afflicted or fun or at least boot-stomping from the idol ranks could have been selected to perform at Paris’s Japan Expo, of course those hopes were dashed, as we were warned. No, no & Crazy, no Yandoll, no Deathrabbits, not even somebody interesting like Hauptharmonie.
Here’s the winner: Continue reading
Earlier today, or last night in Japan (I love time zones!), the first semifinal in the Tokyo Candoll competition to perform at Japan Expo in Paris was held:
Tokyo Candoll 準決勝#1
— Tokyo Candoll (@TokyoCandoll) April 21, 2016
We had already seen Necronomidol’s clever means to build their fans at the show, but no, the Dark Girls weren’t selected. But suitably sick, heavy, afflicted, weirdo idols after our own hearts not only advanced, but swept the podium 1-2-3. Continue reading
This has previously been discussed in the context of Necronomidol making a pitch for support, but Pascal on Facebook re-alerted me to Tokyo Candoll and put together for me why a bunch of groups were suddenly tweeting about it.
Here’s Pascal’s message:
In brief: Tokyo Candoll is a contest in Japan to decide which idol group will play on a big stage in Japan Expo (Paris). 92 contesters in february, 49 nowadays, and a few of them are well-known of this page.