Well, team, suffice it to say that I didn’t see this one coming: Ladybeard, who after his unceremonious departure from Ladybaby prior to its becoming The Idol Formerly Known As seemed to be adrift other than the occasional collision with idol notables, is not only making an idol comeback, he’s coming back with easily the most accidentally perfect idol concept yet:
BREAKING NEWS: LADYBEARD ANNOUNCES NEW IDOL GROUP💪💥
— Ladybeard🎀4/5渋谷ライブ (@Ladybeard_Japan) March 1, 2017
Oh my word.
Now, I’ve had a few things to say about idol and puro being natural allies in the past, as has Garry, and we’ve seen a few instances of idols getting into the ring (and vice versa), and even an idol-aligned rock unit with wrestling at its core, but I’ll go ahead and agree with the Beard that this is easily the physically strongest idol group in history.
Yeah, it’s so high concept as to be ridiculous, and I’m dying to see if the music is even any good or if the gimmick sells, but remember: Novelty value can go a long way, and there’ll probably always be opportunities to gig at wrestling events (both parts of the show, in fact). This could actually work out.
There’s a live scheduled with … you guessed it:
— 才木玲佳(れいたん)筋肉アイドル♡ (@saikireika) March 1, 2017
The first release is coming on the 31st. There’s a preview on the website (thanks, Terry) Hold on to your butts.