100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 22: Abide

There’s an air of anticipation today, you guys. Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “pandemic” tour final is just a couple of days way, and they’re ready:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 21: Prosaic

Well, gang, it’s official: It’s a boring day in Yukueshirezutsurezureland!

Shidare would like to take up snow globes as a hobby:

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ICYMI Because I Sure Did: ‘World End Crisis’ Re-recording

So Zenkimi’s going to keep doing these late-night releases, huh? On the weekend. Why, it’s almost as if they’re prioritizing their domestic fanbase to maximize media impact in their largest market! And why not — their “Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” video is well on its way to being their most viewed ever.

Anyway, Zenkimi dropped their two-hour restricted window onto an updated version of “World End Crisis,” and you might dig that and so might the poor souls who find their way to idols through Google. I was very literally asleep when that happened, so John:

Well, here we are once again, ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.) is tossing us another bone. Here is the track World End Crisis re-recorded with the current lineup. I believe this is just a demo track due to the rawness of the mix. Anyway, it is a two hour window. Enjoy. Also, it seems that […]

via Zenkimi: World End Crisis 2017 — Straight From Japan

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 20: Touchdown

The members and staff of Yukueshirezutsurezure are back in Japan after their successful tour:

Though I like how Komachi’s “back in Japan” tweet is Canadian flags:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 19: Gratitude

The idols known as Not Secured, Loose Ends, who hit Canada like a ton of terrifyingly elegant nightmare bricks over the past week, have headed back to the cozy confines of Nippon. But they had the nicest exchange on the way out:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 18: Denouement

It is with a bittersweet heart that I join the rest of North America in bidding Yukueshirezutsurezure adieu here at the end of their tour across Canada. In a week’s time, they no doubt made a massive impression, and good for them, because in a world in which even the altier side of idol has become oversaturated with derivative and copycat acts, Not Secured, Loose Ends remains a unique little light that deserves to be fed until it’s a raging inferno that engulfs all that comes across it.

Ahem. Did you catch them in Vancouver?

And did you meet this weirdo?

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 17: Manifest

The Canadian adventures of Yukueshirezutsurezure Core Hate (I kind of love that) continue apace, though not for much longer, as their free headliner is now just a week away, and you’ll be able to see the members looking ahead to business yet to be done back home.

However, I want to continue to reflect on the outrageous honor of getting to interview NSLE in Toronto, and the tremendous job that Ariane did in chatting up the members and management, and in apparently becoming best friends in the process. I figured that it would be a popular item, given how well our overall community regards the Codomomental acts in general, but I didn’t expect that friggin’ waves of traffic that hit have been hitting the interview. It’s pretty great! And then I found a primary reason why:

Thanks for noticing, senpai! For what it’s worth, though, Ariane wasn’t the only one to catch up with Tsurezure; Kawaii Podcast met up with them in this cafe: Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 16: Expansive

Welcome back to 100 Days of Tsurezure, the daily feature in which some jerk on the Internet cruises Twitter so you don’t have to! Oh, also, Papermaiden interviewed Not Secured, Loose Ends for the site, which you should read if you haven’t yet because it’s exceptional.

Now, if you recall, NSLE’s Canadian itinerary as part of Next Music from Tokyo took them to Toronto for two days, then Montreal, and Vancouver coming up next. Yesterday was Montreal, which would be immediately cleared up just from the sightseeing:

As for the performance?

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 15: Bonjour

Well, the big thing for today’s 100 Days of Tsurezure is … the interview! Great job, Ariane, and thank you for the contribution!

Montreal is tonight:

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We Interview Idols: Yukueshirezutsurezure (Not Secured, Loose Ends)

I alluded to this in yesterday’s 100 Days of Tsurezure post; ol’ Maniac here ultimately had to cancel his plans to see Not Secured, Loosed Ends in Toronto, but Papermaiden had previously volunteered to provide translation help, and she did a great job with this. And it’s the first interview we’ve done! Pretty cool.

A few notes to get started: This interview has been edited for clarity. Most of the words are the members, transcribed from their sentences written live using PC translation. Most of the answers were kind of brainstormed by the members as a group, piecing up sentences. Unless otherwise specified, you can assume the answer is the group’s and not a particular member. Shidare, as the great leader she is, often guided the discussion and prompted members to see if they would like to add anything. Imamura-san, the founder of Codomomental, was also present and sometimes helped the girls answer questions about the essence and concept. Much of the interview was conducted textually. Imamurasan suggested to use Google Translate to facilitate the interview in case the Japanese-English language barrier got too dense*. For now, enjoy what might be the first official idol interview conducted in person through Google Translate.  Continue reading

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