If you’ve been following the scuttlebutt or looking back at the Requiem or Megathread, you probably know by now that just about all of the video from the Tokyo Idol Festival got taken down via copyright claims — not just the stuff that @ramenshuriken shared, but everything. And that’s okay! Tokyo Idol Project will start releasing official stuff eventually, and then they’ll stop caring about the under-the-radar things that fans do, and we can always find creative ways to host video.
For instance! Idol 2.0 used the ol’ reliable method of adding things directly to Facebook:
VK.com user AIP had uploaded a bunch (and has a really good collection, period), so here’s a bunch of the other favorites from the old YouTube list.
A few YouTubers have managed to escape detection so far, so I stuck whatever came up in search results into this playlist. I caution that more than half of it has already been tracked down and eradicated (it was much longer once), but maybe it’ll live a little while longer: