Can Kamen Joshi Do It Again?

First picked up here, and it’s official — the Mask Girls are releasing another single:

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It’s Time to Watch Kamen Joshi’s Schoolgirl Gang Fight Movie Thing

I don’t know what it’s like where you live today, but it’s going to be a cool, gloomy and rainy day here at Maniac Mansion. This is usually a great time of year for being outside, stopping by the local orchard, making some yes-please apple cider donuts and a roast and reinforcing to Mrs. Maniac’s parents that I am in fact a competent provider thank you very much, but it’s going to be crappy outside and that means staying inside and gasp possibly needing to do something like cleaning out the basement. Ugh.

So while I’m doing that stuff, why don’t you take advantage of possibly having a great reason to stay in, and devote a little less than an hour to … remember this? Yep, here it is. Continue reading


Absolutely Fabulous: Joanna Lumley Takes in Kamen Joshi

Once again, the Mask Girls become ambassadors for idol culture by drawing in a Western eye. Joanna Lumley, star of many things but people away from the Beeb’s orbit probably know best from AbFab, has a new BBC series on Japan, and for this episode did a stop-in at PARMS, where she (seems to have) enjoyed a night of Kamen Joshi and talking with performer and fan alike.

There’s some weird picture-in-picture situation with this video, but it’s the only freely available version that I could find after hearing about the show the other day; if you have something that can embed cleanly, please holler.

Skip to like 14:20 or so

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Check out This Line Live of Alice Juban’s Anniversary Show

This is short notice (I’m sorry for missing it; all credit to Straight from Japan for the tip), but Alice Juban‘s anniversary concert will be broadcast live on Line beginning at 5:15 a.m. EDT; if you’re down with the Alice Project or wondering exactly what that’s all about, this is a good chance to check in. Continue reading


Holy Crap, Would You Look at This Kamen Joshi Stage?

Courtesy of Tara44DD in the Alice Project forum comes this genuinely next-gen visual component:

Here’s the skinny:

Recently, leading tech engineers in the field of LED displays, gathered in Japan to unveil their latest advancements in stage design. A huge leap forward in technology now allows for LED embedded modular floor to ceiling walls,floating IMAX Ultra Light panels, as well as an LED embedded stage.To demonstrate their latest achievement,The Kamen Joshi was invited as special guests to put the new stage design through its paces. Recognized worldwide,and a favorite of, as the most visually stunning artist leading the idol metal movement, the Mask Girls gave a one off performance to dazzle the “techies” who witnessed a match made in heaven.The aural assault to the ears and visual barrage of color and light left the onlookers speechless.A new level of live production has been achieved, the future is now.


Anybody up for a 40-minute Mask Girls Show?

Just having some lunch and looking through the stuff I was keeping in a “revisit me” list and hey, you guys, here’s an entire Kamen Joshi performance:

Or, I guess, a miniaturized version of Kamen Joshi. Or is it Alice Juban and the video’s just not labeled properly? Anyway, enjoy, and then go talk about how much you hate me in the very live Alice Project forum.


It Feels So Weird to Call an Alice Juban Track ‘Nice’

And here we are, courtesy of Tara44DD, Alice #10’s newest release, a nice little rock ballad:

“Hanabira Hitohira” isn’t half as manic or intense as a lot of what we’ve had grace our ears lately, and that’s okay. Go ahead and give that a spin and try to deny the way the chorus bores into your brain! The truth is, ballads of various stripes have a long relationship with the Alice Project; “Genkidane” isn’t exactly a simple song, but it’s pretty much a ballad at heart.


Check out These Videos from Kamen Joshi’s SSA Show

As alluded to in the Homicidol 25, the Mask Girls took over Saitama Super Arena last November for … well, the only other time that metal idols ever performed there, to my knowledge.

I invite our resident Alice Project contingent to add commentary and context for these videos:

This one’s “Soul.” I know that one!
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Tachibana Anna Would Like for You to Fear Alice 10 this Friday the 13th

As soon as I saw the black masks, that was it.



This Guy Interviewed Kamen Joshi, Is Still Alive

Our Corenament MVP @char_tee_saki shared this in the comments the other day: Tyler Draper over at New Age Idols got a chance to sit down with some Armor Girls and one Mask Girl, Mizusawa Mai.

You can read the whole thing; my biggest personal takeaway is that Tsukino Moa is an impressive young woman with terrible taste in music.