After that earlier bit of ugliness, I needed something dumb and fun and easy. Yes, there’s a very convenient joke to be made there, but I won’t do it because sad. Instead, here’s something that made me smile.
You’ve probably seen it by now, either toward the end of the full recording of the show, or in this isolated video, but when the Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby got into a battle with THE Natsu no Mamono the other day, the only real winner was everybody who got to see that collaboration take “Nippon Manju” to a whole new level:
Ruby vs. Ladybeard would have made for an epic Corenament matchup
Now let’s use this as an opportunity to engage in a discussion that I’ve flirted with but never directly taken up with others.
How should we treat THE Natsu no Mamono? There’s a certain idol element there, they’re plenty loud, they do friggin’ wrestling in their shows, the Idol Formerly Known as Mizuho is a member … I never deliberately intended to be gender-exclusive on the pages of Homicidols.com, but it is worth noting that only women have to date made the cut, and there’s no shortage of male idols in the real world. But is that how to think of Daichi and the others? Is that even the correct way to think of the women in the group?
Am I dissembling so that there’s something to talk about other than the screaming pit of despair that’s engulfing my very soul?
Anyway, your thoughts, please.