This Video Completely Changes the Notion of a Family Reunion

Fans of the Codomomental collective may be aware of a solo I-don’t-think-it’s-idol-but-maybe project called milcboy, which is the domain of the woman known as syam, who you may have noticed having a number of writing credits on Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da songs and may (per our wonderfully informative and generous source on all such things) be sister to one of Codomomental’s founders. This is usually where I’d make a snarky comment about nepotism, but milcboy is pretty all right.

Regardless of all of that, milcboy released yesterday a new MV, a cover of a certain song by a certain yami-kawaii idol quartet that has more than a few people kind of smitten over the course of the year. And, you know, she wrote it for them in the first place.

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On the Origins of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Our anonymous benefactor strikes again! After translating those awesome liner notes on Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Post-Catastrophe album, he provided some additional very topical translation that paints a very interesting picture of how we got to where we are today with Codomomental and Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da.

Seriously, friend, you’re doing a tremendous service to us

After the tumult of the past couple of weeks, this look back (about a year, in fact) to this blog post on the Codomomental website tells a vivid story. How is it that a video production company turned out some of the most compelling stuff in idol? Who were the movers? Who, and what, inspired them? Guess you’ll have to read the whole thing. Continue reading

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Nothing Ever Changes: Aza and Gomochi Are out of Zenkimi

It was all anti-climactic in the end. Hollywood tweets by Mashiro were just window dressing:

This news item on the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da website says it all; Aza is withdrawing immediately, and Gomochi at the end of December.

Aza:

I have caused a lot of harm with the pictures that leaked and by my actions. Members, staff members and related personnel, fans who have supported me, I feel like I have let you all down.

I originally planned on retiring this month due to poor health. However, i never thought i had to retire due to this case that caused a whole lot of trouble for all involved. I truly am sorry.

Everyone who supported me and cheered me on, I truly thank you. Starting today, I will officially withdraw from the group. Thank you.

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Things Worth Knowing about the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Situation

If you were paying attention while it felt like reality was in the act of being torn apart the other night (that is, in the immediate aftermath of the suspension announcement about Gomochi and Aza), a helpful friend from inside Japan was offering corrected information over Twitter, and he agreed to a virtual conversation to go over some details.

Our source is anonymous and asked to remain so; he described himself as being part of the fan community and somewhat close to some of the people involved, and it wouldn’t do anybody any good for additional folks to get caught up in the furor, so. You can take it with a grain of salt if you like. Based on a few comments and observations that a person would have to be fairly in the know to, uh, know, I feel that there’s veracity to this and so am passing on the info to you all.

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Gomochi and Aza Have Been Suspended from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Per requests and updates, this has been heavily edited; sorry in particular to the source who didn’t want to be a source and thanks to the very helpful anonymous translator

You know, all you want to do is wrap up some work that you’ve been promising, and suddenly a weird bit of scuttlebutt from earlier in the day absolutely explodes.

A tiny little tidbit about something happening with Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da didn’t seem like anything, but I remembered it because I have already vowed to set the entire world on fire if anything happens to my beloved Zenkimi. And when I saw this happen …

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Monday Match Game: Mashiro vs. Mashiro

I like to keep things spicy around here. No, there’s no shortage of new idols to learn about or new videos to look at, and goodness knows I’m making a hell of an ask of you guys with the whole Best of 2016 business, but it’s always nice to introduce some new stuff.

And this is new! I’m calling it the Monday Match Game, and it’ll run until I or we run out of ideas, or pure, unadulterated malaise strikes it down simile awkward metaphor!

The thing is, idols are interesting. But they’re even more interesting when they’re pitted against one another in metaphorical mortal combat based entirely on completely tenuous associations between them!

As such, our first entry in the first Monday Match Game pits the Queen of Yami-Kawaii against the Most Metal Cheerz Model in the World. Yes, friends, in a fight to the death, who emerges victorious — Mashiro or Mashiro? Continue reading

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The ‘WORLD END CRISIS’ Video Is Here!

Ah, the wait is over! If you’ve been waiting to see Tsurezure’s Shidare sort of manifesting as an anger demon among Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, this is your chance!

Oh yeah?

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One More Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Album Teaser, Why Not?

Go listen to the track:

This is astonishing. WHO’S THAT ON GROWLS?

And then you know that we’re going to have all of the good stuff after the jump, right?

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Two More Hours of Free Zenkimi

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da made their third pre-release ahead of the Anima Animus Paradox album coming out in two weeks; go listen to “Untitled Solo” now. That page only lives until around 11:15 ET, so: Continue reading

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The Next Two-hour Zenkimi Window Has Begun

Wow. “Loser Gospel.” Be still my heart.

There’s some serious idolcore happening in here. No harsh vocals, but it doesn’t need them. As usual, will keep the updates running after the jump. Continue reading

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