It wasn’t going to take long; after they streamed and recorded their live for the single most difficult audience that any idol has ever faced (on a Beni-designed set, no less!), it was inevitable that an MV for the newest There There Theres single, “SOIL”, would be upon us. That “upon us” would mean figurative minutes in the grand sweeping narratives of time, that’s the closest thing to a surprise:
I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but here we are in the midst of yet another significant winter storm in the northeasterly quadrant of the United States (and probably also Canada!), though this one today is the first to bring appreciable snow to the National Capital Region. Everything is closed, and it’s just snowing-snowing-snowing. Perfect time to settle in for some idol live!
As it turns out, last night, There There Theres streamed a show on YouTube, I believe including filming for an MV for “Soil” (which is frankly incredibly overdue, but I digress), and it’s still alive and waiting for you to take it in, as you should do, right now, because There There Theres, now even more of a really-it’s-Bellring-Girls-Heart-with-some-adjustments thing going on what with all of the membership to-do, is genuinely one of the signature projects in the Chikaverse, and I will strong-arm people all day into at the very least appreciating what they do: Continue reading
I’m so sorry for missing this one yesterday, but the powers that be at Aqbi are giving us all a chance at a free OTOTOY download of the latest single, or I guess just the A-side because that’s all that OTOTOY will let me download. Regardless!
— THERE THERE THERES (@TTTS_AQBI) March 13, 2018
That new logo though
Yes, it’s available for sale, and with all of the rest of the record as well, on Friday, so you might want to grab this track now. And by “might,” I mean “yes.” Continue reading
Tanaka-san really has a penchant for the dramatic, doesn’t he? A year ago, 2016 closed with the death of Bellring Girls Heart and announced yet-to-be-detailed future projects for a number of the numbers; as 2017 had its too-well-earned death rattle, of course it was time for the Aqbi family to drop a few more surprises on us.
Last week, Karin announced that she was graduating, basically effective immediately. Fans did weep. Today/tonight, she graduated/s:
最後のツイートです。私緒倉かりんは本日をもってゼアゼアを卒業しました。最後のライブ楽しかったです！賞状もらっちゃった✌🏻️ありがとう！私の歌声が誰かに届いてたらいいな〜！みんなが私のこと忘れても私はずっと忘れない！10ヶ月ほんとにありがとうございました。ではまた！おぐ( ◜௰◝ )おぐ pic.twitter.com/H5BREc2wnF
— 緒倉かりん／TTTs (@KARIN_TTTs) December 31, 2017
Stupid wraparound time …
There was speculation as to how long it would take to replace her, or for the notoriously graduation-heavy group to be overhauled. I had a take:
Tanaka usually has a reserve of auditioners; I bet it won't take long
— Homicidol Maniac (@homicidols) December 30, 2017
Well. Continue reading
Well, team, I’d been hoping like heck for a little more great video etc. content, and from There There Theres and their exquisite single. We got it:
Something about blacks and whites and greys and TTT’s look, sound and choreo works way beyond the sum of its parts.
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:
— There There Theres公式 (@TTTS_AQBI) September 13, 2017
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
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:
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:
— There There Theres公式 (@TTTS_AQBI) May 3, 2017
There’s an interview there, too, if you can read it / know how to parse through Google jibberish. Continue reading
I can hear you groaning all the way from Maniac Mansion
This requires no introduction (besides what’s already there):
— There There Theres公式 (@TTTS_AQBI) April 8, 2017
Three weeks away!
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:
— There There Theres公式 (@TTTS_AQBI) February 18, 2017
He vowed to fix it, and fix it he did: Continue reading