I Guess We’ll Just Have to Settle for Another New Zenkimi Member

Last night, during A-to-J’s podcast (that Terry was on on!), I tried to blurt into the chat the question of what the big announcement that Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da had been teasing would turn out to be; it was Megumi’s birthday show, and I’ve been riding the Megumi’s-going-to-graduate-to-focus-on-business rail for months, so I stuck to my not-prediction while others suggested that maybe, given their other recent updates, the best bet would be a new member.

This is why you shouldn’t listen to me. Continue reading

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Gomochi’s Goodbye and a New Start for Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

The final nail in The Great Zenkimi Scandal of 2016 was hammered in a few hours ago tonight (ha) at Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s year-ending one-man at LIQUID. Any hope for a respite for idol’s tiny, tiny blue angel were dashed, but Zenkimi’s shape of things to come is an attractive one, anyway.

First, Gomochi. Yes: Gone.

I can see Mashiro’s teeth. Is that a smile? She still feels human emotions? Unreal.

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I’m Afraid of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s New Member, And She Hasn’t Even Debuted Yet

The first thing that’s important is that there is a new member, who will wear pink and be called Toga Ren.

Her handle is @togaren; her name for no particular reason reminds me of Mola Ram. But get this: Continue reading

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Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s New Video Is So Very Them

What a thing to wake up late to! I didn’t think for a second that Zenkimi would be dropping more video on us so soon, even after the photos from the shoot popped up last week. Shoulda remembered that this is Codomomental that we’re talking about!


Stick around for the end-end

This is the lead off of the recent Anima Animus PRDX album (no, apparently not “World End Crisis”), and it sums up the denpa-riven half of the album very well. Continue reading

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Inside the Homicidol Mind: Aza (ex) from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Saving maybe not the best for last, but definitely the cruelest — most of the tears openly cried during the Zenkimi Incident were on Aza’s behalf, and she’s to date the only member to make her withdrawal.

This has been a pretty good series! Not all of the commentaries were tremendously insightful (Yotsu: I’m messy but Gomochi cleans my place), but they all did give a look in at the people behind one of many Western fans’ favorite groups. For reference’s sake, here’s Megumi, Yotsu, Mashiro and Gomochi.

As for Aza, what is her real disposition? What makes her go? And what does she really see in Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da? As always, you could go read the whole thing, or you could follow the jump for the translation. Continue reading

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Inside the Homicidol Mind: Gomochi from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Our look in at the thought processes of the current, past and soon-to-be-past members of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da continues with the soon-to-be getting her moment in the sun — it may be our last chance to hear from Gomochi, one of the tiniest adult-aged idols I’ve ever seen but as suitably twisted a little whirlwind as you’ll find out there. Gonna miss her!

If you’re new to the series, these interviews with the members of Zenkimi were conducted beginning several months ago, wherein they’d publish one per month. Our anonymous friend who provides a close look in at the world of Codomomental fans and activities very generously translated these without so much as a request — they’re literally a gift to us. You can see the previous entries on Mashiro, Yotsu and Megumi.

So what’s up with Gomochi? What does she think about idoling and growing within it? What about her own career? Might there be foreshadowing related to that recent unpleasantness? Read the whole thing, or take the jump to the translation. Continue reading

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Inside the Homicidol Mind: Mashiro from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Super late start today, gang, and sorry about that; it seems that ol’ Maniac got a little ill during the holiday-inspired good times last night, and it’s been a struggle just to stay awake.

Nonetheless, the show must go on! Our series of translated Zenkimi interviews continues with the white enigma, victor of the Mashiro Wars … Mashiro. (I’m so sorry.) You can see the Yotsu and Megumi entries from earlier in the week, too.

You can go read the whole original thing, or take the jump to the translation. As always, mega thanks to our kindly benefactor. Continue reading

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Inside the Homicidol Mind: Yotsu from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Like I mentioned yesterday, our anonymous benefactor (who I will not threaten to begin to refer to as Rodney Anonymous should he not reveal his true identity) translated the full run of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da PowerPush interviews, as published by Natalie.mu.

We did Megumi, in a very ex-post-bittersweet kind of way, yesterday; today is maybe the least known member of the group, the green-clad Barbara Eden cosplayer known as Yotsu.

So what is it that a person like Yotsu even likes? How does she interact with the other members? And why idol, of all things? You can read the whole thing or take the jump for the translation. Continue reading

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Inside the Homicidol Mind: Megumi from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Friends, our anonymous benefactor has struck again, this time by providing translations for the series of five interviews with the members of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da that were published by Natalie.mu’s PowerPush segment a little while back. They originally ran one per month; we’ll run one each day this week, starting with their putative leader, Kisaragi Megumi.

What motivates her? How does she view the other members? Taking her somewhat unique position in the group into account, what do her goals feel like in context?

You can read the whole thing (in Japanese) and use this as a guide, or you can just skip that step and enjoy the fact that somebody in Japan loves you and wants you to be happy. Continue reading

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On the Origins of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

Our anonymous benefactor strikes again! After translating those awesome liner notes on Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Post-Catastrophe album, he provided some additional very topical translation that paints a very interesting picture of how we got to where we are today with Codomomental and Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da.

Seriously, friend, you’re doing a tremendous service to us

After the tumult of the past couple of weeks, this look back (about a year, in fact) to this blog post on the Codomomental website tells a vivid story. How is it that a video production company turned out some of the most compelling stuff in idol? Who were the movers? Who, and what, inspired them? Guess you’ll have to read the whole thing. Continue reading

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