Welcome Back, Tokyo Rockets

Well look who’s getting a serious restart! Party Rockets GT sister group Tokyo Rockets, who once upon a time felt like they’d be part of the Next Wave of Heavy Idols(TM) but then kind of went kersplat, and the last meaningful blip from them was the old leader’s graduation.

Well, amigos, it’s looking like a new day is dawning in Tokyo Rockets ville.

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PiGU’s Rino Is Graduating

I’ve taken to sticking graduation announcements into the Weekender, the exception being cases where either I personally really like somebody, the group is fairly prominent, I am being paid etc. In this case, this is a very sad announcement!

In short: Coming up on March 20 will be a final one-man live for one of the PiGU old guard; it isn’t the end of PiGU, fortunately, but it’s still a farewell for a girl who stuck with her group through thick and thin. Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Thursday Hurtsday with Party Rockets GT

Not a sentence I ever thought I’d write, but you gotta give credit where it’s due, and there aren’t a whole lot of idol projects that can do dirrrrrrty rock ‘n’ roll quite as well as Party Rockets GT:

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It’s Time for the Quarterly Check-in on 30Posse

One of my favorite games to play would be called Say What Are Idols Doing Because There Isn’t Enough Else Happening. There’s a short list of acts to use in those instances — usually because they don’t do a whole lot compared to others — and right smack in the middle of that list is 30Posse.

There is what I said about them once upon a time. This is the thing about their recent membership update, which is important in the vaguest of ways because it puts this video into context, and … here’s a live set of 30Posse’s.

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A Day at POP iD with PiGU

I had been sitting on this little video for about a week, and then was going to hold it longer for reasons explained below, but the other teenie pop punk idol news of the day is awful, and I thought, Who better to be the balm right now?

Have you ever wondered what shows at POP iD are like? Like, PiGU isn’t going to suddenly stop being extremely idol and performing for like 30 minutes max; there’s got to be other stuff going on.

Well, now we know some of it!


I had at least three moments where I stopped trying to understand

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You Review Things: Party Rockets GT | “Time of Your Life”

Cover of Party Rockets GT's Time of Your Life album

A few weeks ago, our pal dofphoto was like, “I can do reviews” and I was like “show me” and he was like “okay.” I’m not rescinding the pleasure responsibility necessarily, but I also know that other folks have a tendency to get music that I don’t, and Homicidols.com is nothing if not service-oriented. And so, after some negotiating, here’s dofphoto!

I have a long fan history with Party Rockets. In particular, Yoshiki Haruka. From the dark back part of the stage, Haruka stepped out into the light and took control of what could have been an international rock/pop group. Unfortunately, the trend for graduations within the Party Rockets camp left Haruka and Fumika abandoned to the point that Fumika publicly cried, voicing uncertainty about the future of their beloved group and the fantastic songs they would leave behind. Continue reading

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I’m Sympathetic to the Spirit of This Video

So:

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the PiGU Live

Osaka’s pop punk darlings, PiGU, had themselves a live the other day. No big deal — they have lives all the time! — but … see, it’s wintertime. Bellring Girls Heart, for just one example, actually held a few of their final SHALLOW GRAVE appearances with members missing due to the flu (noboby was going to miss the finale). The point is, it happens. Idols are people. People get sick. Sick people sometimes can’t perform!

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The New Party Rockets GT Has a Very Aspirational Title

I guess the human embodiments of kawaiicore didn’t want to let Christmas get away without pumping us full of good cheer.


Resemblances to Green Day hits entirely intentional!

We literally just found out about this album release, and here’s the lead already. It’s certainly a big step further than the trailer for their one-man! Continue reading

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It Looks Like Party Rockets GT Had a Very Nice Party Indeed

Other than mentioning them in the Weekender and then checking out the trailer for their one-man, I haven’t had much occasion to bring up Party Rockets GT lately, and that’s kind of a shame because, extremely tradol though they may be, their music is both quite good and very fun.

We’re about to get a lot more of it!

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