You Can Download the New There There Theres Single for Free

I was writing that as if there’s some kind of fake-out involved, but there’s no fake-out. Just like almost everything else AQBI related, the “There’s something behind” single” is available for free via OTOTOY for one week starting today:

I use the term “new” here a little liberally, as you may already be familiar with the material if you follow TTTs, but that’s all well and good because free studio versions muchachos! Continue reading

This Is Intensely Weird and Cool

While the world of idol isn’t producing a ton of exciting material right now, idol does in fact go on, and old/new-new/old favorites are in fact doing great things even if that doesn’t mean “releasing video” and “other new, exciting stuff.”

Take for example old personal favorites There There Theres, formerly Bellring Girls Heart, who’ve been less prolific than normal since coming their death and rebirth in the winter, but who remain the standard bearers of the AQBI REC family and one of my favorite things in idol for casual listening that unintendedly turns into deep emotion sessions. Great work!

TTTs had a crossover show with their sister unit MIGMA SHELTER the other day, thereby reuniting ReRe and Kai with old pal Kanra, now YONEKO; in honor of great things, here’s the whole show:


So much of both group is always available in the Facebook group

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In Case You Missed It: There There Theres 1st Single Free for a Week

This is (again!) old news for most folks, but it’s worth having and pushing out there a little: There There Theres, releasing their first single post-resurrection, are making it available for free via OTOTOY until the 10th:

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There There There’s Going to Be a There There Theres Single

I can hear you groaning all the way from Maniac Mansion

This requires no introduction (besides what’s already there):

Three weeks away!

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No, *Now* You Can Watch the Live Debut of There There Theres

The anticipation was great, the moment dripping with potential as the former-and-reformed Bellring Girls Heart, now christened There There Theres, shared the link to the livestream of their debut stage performance. Hundreds in attendance, thousands watching all over the world as five raven-winged schoolgirls hit all the right notes, made the right steps and showed that, while the faces may change, the essence of BRGH would live on forever. Powerful.

The problem was that the only people who heard anything were the ones in the building.

Oh, and how the kinds of people who are fans of things like BRGH/TTTs not only took that in stride, but made it into a crucial part of the show. Many excellent jokes and many more excellent puns were made. Poor Tanaka had to come out and apologize:

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Come Watch the Live Debut of There There Theres

The re-somethinged Bellring Girls Heart is taking the stage for the first time right now. Get in on it!

Does the sound work yet?

It’s Time to Meet the Rest of There There Theres

Ever since the announced re-launch of Bellring Girls Heart as There There Theres, the members not named Kai and Reina have been kept a little bit obscure; no acknowledged social accounts, no names, not even a complete confirmation that the black wings would, in fact, be back*.

But now here we go! All of those things in resplendent beauty:

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Is This the New Face of Not-Bellring Girls Heart?

Well, yes, it is the new face of Not-Bellheart; more appropriately, it’s the face of There There Theres:

Amazing. Their debut one-man is on the 18th; they’re apparently going to unveil more of the image and members slowly between now and then. I think. I never know what to do when it comes to Bellheart-related stuff because they clearly enjoy screwing with us. Continue reading

Life after Death for BRGH’s Mizuho

Not even a week ago, Bellring Girls Heart held their final appearance (as Bellring Girls Heart). Tears were shed. Two long-time members, Ayano and Mizuho, were graduating, Ayano to pursue a solo career (which should be interesting) and Mizuho to retire from entertainment; an idol and Bellheart member since she was 15, she felt it was time to move on with her life’s work. It was a bittersweet goodbye.

And then, in the most punk rock thing possible, Mizuho showed up yesterday as a member of wrestling/rock/idol/band thing Natsu no Mamono:

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The Coming Resurrection of Bellring Girls Heart

Or, as the case may be, NOT Bellring Girls Heart:

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