At Least Mugen Regina’s Going to Go Somewhat out in Style

So just following up on Mugen Regina’s indeterminate hiatus situation, they’ve apparently decided that going gently into that good night is going to be a rager:

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s how you do it. Continue reading

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Time May Be Running out on Mugen Regina

Usually, when you see tweets like this, you just up and expect the worst:

“Gee, I wonder what this news could be if it’s significant enough to warrant an actual message on the group’s actual website.” Never good! And yeah, according to that message, Mugen Regina, not all that long ago a legitimately interesting, forward-moving metal project, is officially going on hiatus. Continue reading

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An End and New Beginning for Mugen Regina

After all of the drama, what was practically a fait accompli going all the way back to June is now official — Suzuki Ayame is done with Mugen Regina:

You can read the official statement from Luna Factory here, as well as Ayame’s letter (if you can Japanese). And as if to lend credence to her actually being ill (for once), she’s not even going to get a farewell event with fans:

Or, possibly, somebody burned a bridge or something. I’ve largely given up hope of ever understanding what the hell’s going on behind the scenes.

However, all of that being acknowledged, Mugen Regina is in fact moving on. Continue reading

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Do Yourself a Favor and Watch This Haruno Megumi Clip

So after leaving Mugen Regina back in the spring, it was a little bit of a surprise to see that Haruno-san was actually staying musically active; I had figured that her gravure career was going to eat up most of her time. And good! The woman can sing and has a great stage presence; if her musical career can continue, even in a limited sense, that’s good for everybody.

This is not about her music, though. This is some total-idol shit.

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Mugen Regina Has a New Song & ISO New Members

The song is called “Bloody Knife” because of course it is. After the weird rope-a-dope of this morning, I could use a good stabbing.


Also, some of the most interesting choreography

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At Last, Positive Signs from Mugen Regina – Now with More!

Mugen Regina‘s had a tough run of things the last few months, losing first their (very talented) center, and then their leader (indefinitely), and then management decided that the fill-in leader from the defunct-going sister group wasn’t a good fit, and Ako and Arisa were stuck going it alone.

They’ve been performing, but it’s just not the same. Usually, what you see on their Twitter is indications of how hard they’re working:

But they’ve been talking about a new song lately, and I guess they unveiled it tonight: Continue reading

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Life Ain’t So Sweet Now: Is This Mugen Regina Thing Finally Resolved?

For being among the most scenester of all metal idol formations, Mugen Regina has managed to keep the drama moving at a fever pitch lately.

Just in the time that I’ve been following them, they went from a quartet to a trio, re-added a fourth member (Zaki), lost their center (Megumi), had their stablemates in Haloperi Doll decide to break up, had their leader (Ayame) go on hiatus for health reasons, poached Haloperi Doll’s leader An’z to fill in for Ayame, had An’z disappear from Twitter for a day, and now: Continue reading

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Hey, How’s That Reconfigured Mugen Regina Looking?

I’d honestly hate to be in Life Is Sweet Music or Luna Factory management right now; shifting sands and uncertain futures may interest some, and they have their place (like on TV), but I’d be wetting myself over every new text message that I got from one of my groups’ members right now.

The show must go on, though, and going on it is; here’s post-everything Mugen Regina from tonight’s live:

So after all of that fallout, Haloperi Doll v. 2 has about two weeks to live, and Mugen Regina is moving on without their long-time center or their long-time leader but with their sister group’s center in the leader’s position and maybe as a permanent thing now even after the real leader returns, based on this?

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Actually, No, Haloperi Doll Is Done

If you look at the comments on the earlier post about Mugen Regina, there was some light speculation as to whether Haloperi Doll might not necessarily survive this little shakeup completely intact, that An’z might be stretched too thin, etc.

As it turns out, Haloperi Doll 2nd gen is in its last month:

If you read the announcement (or have Phillter read it to you, because it’s in another language), it’s basically this: Despite the forward momentum of late, Tsubaki and Cellen were both graduation-minded, and there may be some kind of issue with Tsubaki in that she may be done already and won’t be taking part in a fan activity in a couple of weeks. The whole thing wraps up on July 5. Continue reading

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When Leaders Go Down, Leaders Step Up

I’m late to report on this, but here’s the deal:

Suzuki Ayame, the leader (and last original member?) of Mugen Regina is yet another idol with health issues. Rather than outright quit, though, she’s taking a break. Continue reading

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