“テヲノバス” (Tewonobasu? Romajidesu rejects this!) sounds like another return-to-old-POP song; it’s inoffensive, and you might dig it if you’re particularly fond of electropop. Continue reading
Probably! But the Least Stable Project in Idol of Any Kind (aka GANG PARADE) just released two of the tracks from Barely Last onto Soundcloud, and, if you’ve been following the bizarre drama of the last couple of months at all, you’re probably at least somewhat curious as to what they sound like. Curious no more!
This sounds a lot like what we’ve come to expect from Saki & the Gang, sort of in that “Queen of POP” model moreso than “We Are the IDOL.” And I can’t tell — are the SiS members in here? I wonder if there’s any influence from the SiS process in the other song! Continue reading
Cancel the troll job! We now know the actual fate of SiS and its members:
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) October 6, 2016
As soon as I saw “COCO” in there, I cringed hard
Here’s Junnosuke explaining things:
— 渡辺・D・淳之介 (@JxSxK) October 6, 2016
If anybody wants to give that a quicky translation for us, much obliged
No, it’s not another member leaving (not yet, at least), but an update on the Maaya situation that sent tongues wagging. So much wagging!
イヌカイマアヤ脱退のお知らせ｜GANG PARADE official https://t.co/oWidrWRNOd
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) October 1, 2016
I’ll just let you go ahead and click through on that link. It’s just as terse a statement as when her withdrawal was announced in the first place, but they let her publish one last blog post, so you can go read it, too. Continue reading
May as well just come right out and say it: GANG PARADE‘s Maaya is almost certainly on the way out:
イヌカイマアヤ休養のお知らせ｜GANG PARADE official https://t.co/bnjwFugziX
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) September 15, 2016
It’s blocked in the United States and probably elsewhere, too, but Niconico will be broadcasting this … honestly, I have no idea what it’s going to be. Some kind of horror-themed live game thing?
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) August 16, 2016
Ao has had her farewell stage and said her goodbyes, but GANG PARADE wouldn’t be a WACK group if they didn’t have fairly concrete plans for the future basically immediately. So!
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) August 8, 2016
One-man blah blah blah. What’s most important is that a new member will be announced on Oct. 2. Yay.
I feel like I had just said something about their remarkable stick-together-itiveness, too. But yes, rather out of nowhere and while the group could not be doing any better, Shigusawa Ao is leaving GANG PARADE with her final performance at TIF.
— オトトイ (@ototoy_info) July 20, 2016
There’s a certain poetry to that: Blowing up TIF last year was what gave The Artists Former Known as POP the shot they probably needed to really get moving (Saki’s indefinite suspension from the same notwithstanding). Ao gets to go out on the same stage (possibly) that they trashed on their way to a much higher degree of stardom.
Ao. Hug Me. Yasui. That’s a lot of movement in WACK and WACK-aligned groups in a pretty short amount of time. Mitchel. Yu-ri. Hell, fucking Pikarin. May the irresponsible rumor-mongering continue unabated!
The announcement teased last night had me interested in at least getting a substantial announcement, if not an MV or something (which, please, it’s S-L-O-W in Idolville right now); I did not expect this:
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) June 17, 2016
If you have a reaction to this bit of news, a thread just opened up in the forums — and you OG Pla2me people might have a good time with it!
Yes, the group formerly known as Pla2me has now rebranded twice in a year and will now be known as GANG PARADE going forward (Twitter typos notwithstanding).
For those keeping score at home, here’s a rough timeline: Continue reading