An Enthusiast’s Amateur Exegesis of His New Absolute Favorite Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Thing

I was late for the train this morning. It was my fault — I stayed some of the usual morning prep to follow up on some personal things that needed attention — but I wasn’t any happier for taking the responsibility. I was late, period, and being late for something as scheduled as a municipal rail line means missing the train, which means waiting for the next, which means tacking extra time onto being late. It’s dumb. I was dumb. I was mad.

By the time I got to the office, I had a day’s worth of email buzzing at me from the smart phone that I now rue like none other, a string of messages re: said personal things that needed attention and now needed more attention, and a good cluster of idol-related tweets that I knew I was going to have to cut through if I were to have any hope of not having my phone crash.

Somewhere around 95 percent of all idol-related tweets in my daily queue are pointless dreck. Oh good, you’re tweeting your entire schedule of single release appearances at HMV and Tower, fantastic, idgaf. Today was no different. Joy, though, often lives in that remaining 5 percent, and so it was when the bottom of the huge-ass pile of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da messages lay the one that truly mattered. It was MV time!

Yotsu is pretty much everything now

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Well, the New Zenkimi Single Is Going to Be Good

Wake the heck up! After only recently delivering some details on their new double A-side single, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da wasted no time tossing out a preview for you. And friends, what a preview it is. It’s not the A-A-side, but its partner, what good sense tells you should be called “Romance Sect” but they have romajized as “Romanse Sect” and that’s fine, it’s not like Zenkimi song titles are the easiest thing to deal with in the world anyway.

Of course it’s on the typical two-hour time limit, and of course we hold that time limit in absolute zero regard around here!

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It’s a ‘New Zenkimi MV’ Kind of Morning

Hey, what a nice surprise! The pre-warning tweet that went out yesterday from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da official was, I thought, going to be for another song preview, which goes to show you just how far my memory has deteriorated of late, given that they last pre-published a, uh, single preview. So fine. Fine! Seventh single! Music video:

Confirming the primacy of Yotsu, per usual

It sounds largely unchanged from when we heard it in preview form (lyrics there too, for the needy), like a rendering of maturation in the composers’ orientation toward their bag of tricks. It also, at least to my ears, sounds like a Zenkimi joint without sounding like straight-up Codomocore, you know?

Yeah, like a lot of people, I miss the days when Zenkimi MVs at worst told bitter stories of lost love and at best involved the very literal murder of goodness by evil, but it’s also hard to complain about videos that aren’t trying to do too much and just let the idols do their idol thing. If Zenkimi were to put out an entire album in this mood, then sure, that’d be bad, but this is just right, and it’s hitting all the right notes.

Aw Heck Yeah, New Zenkimi!

Whee! It’s that time again, friends — Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, who’ve been uncommonly quiet over the last few months on account of relentless touring and stuff, would really like it if you’d take their newest song for a spin. Of course the usual two-hour rules officially apply, and of course we shall relentlessly disregard both the letter and spirit of those rules.

Getcha listen:

And if it’s gone when you go looking, come meet my friend around back here. He has the good stuff. Continue reading

Kindly Enjoy the Crap out of This Zenkimi Live Video

At first blush, I didn’t want to make too much of this … well, not completely unprecedented, but nonetheless very special-feeling pro cut of the inimitable Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, live, in front of a ton of people, doing the thing that they do so well and pretty much everybody else has to just hope to keep up with.

For real. Just bathe in that. Understand that it’s a gift to see these particular masters of the craft in the chaotic revelry that is their live stage without actually being at the live stage, Codomomental’s business model being what it is. Garry actually wrote a really great reflection of that environment, and from a hyper-rare Codomomental grad show to boot (that grad show), and you can see the same emotional sweep at play here minus, like, the weeping and stuff.

This is just a simple thing. I’m posting it so that the folks who follow the Zenkimi tags or hit that category via Google or whatever really see what it’s about, and maybe gain a different level of understanding from doing so. Also to encourage Producer-san to maybe do this more often!

I’m Like Crying about This New Zenkimi Song

Well if this isn’t completely out of left field — masters of the quasi two-hour teaser release window Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da have graced us with a new song without a shred of warning or even a new release date to consider. It’s just out here, and it wants us to listen to it!

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There’s That Zenkimi MV!

Gah, and it’s even for the exact song that I wanted it for!

I have to catch a train but maybe I can update later but my bob is my heart swelling right now. You knocked it out of the park, you ridiculous weirdos. Continue reading

So Many Things Change, But Zenkimi Remains Stalwart

Hold on to your butts, gang; digital-I-don’t-even-know-what-anymore-core masters Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, hot off of their last teaser that put their usual through a blender, have another one for us:

And only about an hour late because of a stupid commute!

Yes, you should first click the link in the tweet if the time is still within the window, and yes, the rules apply, but only for suckers: Continue reading

I Will Not Complain about Another Free Zenkimi Song

After yesterday’s introductory blast to NEORDER NATION, I definitely didn’t think we’d have another preview coming so fast, but here we are!

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Yeah, I’m Ready for “NEORDER NATION”

Nothing is as predictable as a Codomomental act teasing a good series of promo tracks ahead of their releases, and as soon as the “see you at 21:00” tweet happened the other evening, I created a placeholder for this post. Look how smart I am! Then they did a bunch of other announcements first, and boy did I have egg on my face! But you know what? Eggs are delicious.

But also, per the usual manipulation of Codomomental’s good faith and trust, what they’re saying is available for a couple of hours is actually our eternal plaything! If you can, of course click the link here, but know that goodies never really go away here at Homicidols.com.

Eternal life after the flip. Continue reading