I don’t know if it requires particularly in-depth anything, and I was tempted to find another use for the video, but those of you who might be new to this whole thing and/or haven’t had a good chance to give PLICPROCK a good chance might appreciate their release of a … actually, it’s interesting:
“Oh neat, a new PLIC PROCK MV!” said I yesterday as the buzz exploded through my MTs. “I can’t wait to see their next adventures through very loud idolcore with very cool and good choreography!”
Boy, was I surprised.
Man, you guys, I’m kind of mad that I’m only publishing this piece now; it deserved better. But! Here we are, it’s Monday, and this is a great way to kick-start the week.
PLIC PROCK! The idols formerly known as Parallel Japan and formerly known as Parallel 5 and often just called Parallel. About a year ago, I thought that they might have themselves a proper breakout, being that they’re a) good b) loud and c) pretty friggin’ good dancers to boot. I don’t think it ever happened, and, other than the re-brand as PLIC PROCK back at the first of the year, they’ve been quiet.
— PLIC PROCK(プリックロック) (@PLICPROCK) June 11, 2017
Thank you, Caleb!
Welcome back, Artists Formerly Known as Parallel and Also Parallel Japan! We had reason to worry that you were going to be done, but you head-faked us all and re-launched as PLICPROCK and … well, as it’s being talked about in the Idolmetal group, here’s their re-debut show:
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Parallel Japan’s recent warning that they were done being Parallel Japan was meant very, very literally. Sari, Yui and Asumi are no longer in a group called Parallel Japan; now they’re PLICPROCK.
— PLICPROCK(公式) (@PLICPROCK) January 1, 2017
— ひでまるは唯が好き。 (@hidechankotora) January 1, 2017
The big reveal’s going to come on the 28th, when they’ll headline a live featuring WiLL (who are cool), Hirano Yuri (Miracle Toybox etc., who is very cool) and Malcolm Mask McLaren. And maybe more! But that’s a pretty good show to put together.
The Curse*: Is it real? Does it require that we allow a goat to attend a baseball game? Who knows! What we do know, though, is that we took a look at the ill-fated Parallel Japan just the other day, and now they’re at the very least taking a break:
Thanks, Caleb! Or, more appropriately, no thanks!
We’re fond of Parallel Japan around here, and I get to wondering sometimes what they’re up to, besides being some of the most absurdly flexible people alive:
— サリー@パラレルJAPAN (@sari_JAPAN) December 6, 2016
And the answer, usually, is doing a ton of performing. They’re part of the Guso Drop family, too, and shared a stage with the Heaviest Idol in the World over the weekend. I figure, it’s Hump Day, we could all use a little kick, so here’s Parallel! Continue reading
Remember a few months ago when Babymetal agencymates Perfume released their video for “FLASH” and everybody lost their damn minds? And then remember that fun back-and-forth here a few weeks ago about the relative dance merits of Parallel Japan vs. Babymetal?
It’s about to get weird.
Because Babymetal and Perfume have the same choreographer, see
I got a ping from my (secret!) personal Twitter account yesterday and was drawn to some dance video from the arguable masters of heavy, violent idol dance performance, Parallel Japan:
— サリー@パラレルJAPAN (@sari_JAPAN) September 7, 2016
And in a very meta moment, it’s a song from one of the other great dance units, Osaka Shunkashuto.
And I thought, you know, we always talk about image and attitude and style and, of course, music when we talk about idols, but how much do we really ever talk about this extremely important part of an overall stage performance? Continue reading
Is this just a thing that happens in the week before TIF? It seems like everybody and their mother is either making an official release or teasing something new in the last few days, and it’s still only Tuesday and then we’ll have all of the stuff from the weekend to enjoy and … whew.
Parallel Japan! You can practically hear them dancing violently non-stop for this one.
This is the kind of punk-inspired song that you can get me really excited about. Get some of that old-school griminess in there, and drive more than bounce. Good stuff.