This review’s going to be more than a little different from how we usually do things, because a thought occurred to me when folks started to talk about the songs being released from Re:STUPiD as if they might be unrecorded work from Lui Frontic Akabane JAPAN (I can see arguments pro and con and have at different times supported either) — we’re thinking about BiS and their music now in the completely wrong way. See down at the end for the punchline and why I legitimately think that’s good and bad, but for now … on to the review! Continue reading
It’s a story we all know pretty well by now, but heck, if you can Japanese or even just like being able to reminisce about the BiS training camp, this digest-version shot documentary put together by the fine humans at Lute might tickle your fancy.
Man. For a month that seems to have a release from just about everybody coming at some point, February’s kind of the blah so far. Continue reading
Welcome back into the world that somehow has BiS in it again, amigos. I’m not in the least bit unhappy that one of the basest of inspirations for me putting this whole game together in the first place is back and living and stuff, though I have concerns! And those concerns are very important!
That being as it may, we know that there’s a second indie album from what I think is BiS 2.0.1 if I’m doing the version histories properly, and, presuming that they follow the same general pattern of releases as they did through BiS 1.3.2, this would be the loud and angry album that would, well, make BiS into BiS.
Oh hey look! Two new songs to preview for free on Soundcloud and download from OTOTOY!
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) February 2, 2017
This post is a PSA as much as anything; the basic idea for this incredibly stupid venture is sketched out here.
But just a few hours ago, the BiS members began their 100km marathon. While I don’t think any single reader of Homicidols.com has ever attempted anywhere near such a distance, I bet there are at least 20 people out there who can put together 5km, or 30-odd who can do 3km, or some combination thereof that probably also involves folks doing 1km and 10km and rolling a scooter rather than running and all kinds of ways to say:
BiS, your fans run with you
If you join us, remember to snap a photo of yourself or your distance or landmark or whatever (with IDOL gear if you have it!), and tweet @BiSidol and the members using #BiS100 and #BiS100キロ. FWIW, I have a feeling that we’re not going to see results from everybody who took part, or that the combination of humans and distances won’t tally 100km, but that’s okay! We’ll still have put in a simple, supportive demonstration.
Live casts for the members after the jump. Continue reading
Last week, I made the unwise decision to notification-follow Watanabe on Twitter. At first, I was really just looking for new stuff about the BiSathon (so we could do our own!), but that wasn’t panning out and I was bored, but then came one of the ominous “something will happen at 22:00!” tweets, and … well, given that BiSH was the only part of the company that he hadn’t molested in a while, let’s just say that a quick RT from that group’s account had me convinced that the Captain herself was graduating immediately and had set the rest of the roster on fire.
This is no way invalidates that fear!
— 渡辺”ジュンジュン”淳之介 (@JxSxK) January 27, 2017
Bear with me, folks, because this might be the most half-cocked idea I’ve ever had. And I have a lot of half-cocked ideas!
But the kerfuffle over the BiS marathon business got me thinking; regardless of how you feel about the veracity of the thing, it’s a pretty crappy situation for the members even if it is just a work. And, in the spirit of #NewIdolArmy, what can we do to show the members that we’re with them?
Why, we can do it by running 100km ourselves! Continue reading
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) January 19, 2017
I was like, “Oh, message from the boss, that’s not good, I hope …” and then it was a bunch of mundane thoughts and then Watanabe’s like “we have a day off, how about a 100km marathon?” Continue reading
It was only a matter of time before BiS started teasing out more material from Re:STUPiD; the first thing you should do is give these a listen:
“If Tomorrow Comes” is a pumped-up combo shot of a bunch of well-worn BiS territory; it reminds me of “ODD FUTURE” in particular, with some “FiNAL DANCE” mixed in; I say this as praise, because those are both great songs of theirs from the original final album, when they were the most mature musically, if a bit defanged.
There is no such issue with this next one. Continue reading
Babymetal’s at-times hilarious performance partnership with Red Hot Chili Peppers continues unabated: The Peppers are coming to North America beginning today and running into July, and their idol metal pals will be part of the fun:
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) January 5, 2017