Listen: New NSLE Single, Member

Yukueshirezutsurezure, may all of the gods bless you. You knew that we needed some satisfaction after finally announcing your long-delayed fourth single, and that we might like to hear the as-yet-unrevealed fourth member, so you only made us wait until the most inconvenient time of the week for people west of the Urals. Good thing for me, possibly you and definitely posterity that I managed to pay attention with two minutes to spare in the ol’ traditional two-hour window:

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At Last, Tsurezure

Man, it feels like forever since the Idols Known In English as Not Secured, Loose Ends announced their fourth single. It’s nobody’s fault that said single was put on ice following Cococo’s rather sudden graduation to seek treatment for chronic penguinitis, nor is it anything other than completely understandable that Codomomental wanted to wait until her replacement had come along to release the songs that they assuredly had already recorded and were ready to pound us over the heads with.

Several months later, still no members, and still no single … until now!

Dramatic enough for you?

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Idol Eulogy: Thank you Cococo!

I should be getting ready for the Koutei Camera Drei show I’m going to see tonight, but I still can’t shake the feeling of dread. Losing both Guso Drop and Cococo on the same weekend is really tough.

So basically, I have gone rogue and despite Sari being the democratically elected oshi of Homicidols.com, I want to dedicate an entire post to Cococo’s departure because she’s plain amazing. Continue reading

Oh What the Stupid Flipping Hell? Co3’s Now a Literal Loose End

By which I mean, Cococo, accidentally sidewise kinda-Homioshi of former 100 Days focus Yukueshirezutsurezure, the infamous Co-cubed, is leaving the group:

Oct. 9 one-man will be her swan song. This is what I get for going to bed early for once. Hell almighty. Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 100: Finale

Before I begin, I want to say that I’ll be so mad if even one member decided to take a day off from Twitter. WE CAME SO FAR TOGETHER!

Day 100! I can’t believe we made it this far. Well, I can, because I did it. Only missed a couple over that whole time and I think I still managed to make up for all of them. Aw … I’m gonna miss this weird series.

So!

Shidare says, see you in Hiroshima!

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 99: Penultimate

The promo tour for “Loud Asymmetry” keeps rolling, and can I just say that there’s a very real, natural, honest joie de vivre in how the NSLE members look in their photos? Like they’re having a blast:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 98: Unveiled

NSLE hit up Tower Records in Sendai, and are clearly loving everything right now:

It must have eaten up just about all of Tsuyame’s creativity, though, because she keeps doing variations on the same selfie anymore: Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 97: Image

I never really appreciated idol photography, the selfies and outifts and promo shots and the like, until the 100 Days, and I think part of why I learned to see its power is because the NSLE members do it so well. They also reveal a lot about themselves.

Like, for instance, that Cococo is actually at least two people:

And that Tsuyame doesn’t have the ability to blink:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 96: Senpai

The press tour and attendant attention continues for the fine women of Yukueshirezutsurezure, and look at some of the names they’re being associated with:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 95: Media

The release of “Loud Asymmetry” saw a little bump in music media attention for the fine women of Not Secured, Loose Ends. For instance, a new interview with Power Push at Natalie.mu:

And the MV on Space Shower TV:

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