This JyuJyu Story Is So Stupid

To be filed under “Items That Maybe Should Be in the Weekender But Naw” comes this tale that I just now removed from said Weekender because I was looking at it and thinking to myself, nothing about this makes me think that it’s either that big a deal nor not a deal at all, and sometimes stupid things need to be demonstrated as being stupid.

So the story, such as it is, is encapsulated in a very low-key way in this blog post from the Cursed Idols:

tl;dr version: Chunpi was quietly carrying on a relationship of some sort with some fan, against the rules, and was caught and apologized in that unique way that only idols can and cleared up with the fan that this totes wasn’t romance bro and everybody walks away feeling just fine, with producer-san vowing to keep a tighter leash on things. Continue reading

Your Homicidols Weekender #109

Happy weekend, friends! Please let me apologize ahead of time: While this was a perfectly cromulent week for idol in general, and there was quite a bit of stuff happening in a general way, I did a poor job of keeping up with it, and then I even left the little cheat sheet I’d been keeping at work. Ergo, not the greatest Weekender of all time, but one with particularly good stuff in it, so I hope you don’t hold it against me.

There’s obviously a big-ass post to announce the results of the 2018 Best Of, and I’ve already decided to spare the universe too much digital ink to cover on the topics of what’s good and what’s going places, but I do want to acknowledge this point here and then there: This is the third year for the Best Of, and of the three times it was by far the most diverse not just in terms of nominees, but in terms of how people voted for those nominees. And the most vote ever by far! Pretty good stuff. I can’t wait for people to get butthurt about the winners!

This is technically the last weekend of the autumn, but we all know that all life and light went out of the world weeks ago. I, being the intelligent and sober human that I am, will soon be going outside into a chilly drizzle to do stuff that I should have done a while ago but did not because don’t you judge me. Do enjoyable things in my stead, play the Fun, send love to each other.

Yada Yada Holiday Cheer

Good lord, did you see the new tipToe.?

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Now It’s Broken By The Scream’s Turn to Come Stateside

Prepare your ears, your families, your adult diapers, your pets and your very ability to exist on this plane of existence, friends. Yes, let’s not bury the lede — idol scream queens Broken By The Scream are coming to the USA, they’re not coming alone, and it’s gonna be awesome.

The venue? Saboten Con, who hosted Candye Syrup and Senanan last year, and this year will be bringing BBTS and visual kei band THE SOUND BEE HD to Phoenix, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019, at the Grand Sheraton. Doing the honors will be Chaotic Harmony, friendly importers extraordinaire.

Are you hype? You should be hype. I want to have the flesh blasted from my bones by Io, then mocked relentlessly by Kagura’s demon routine, and then have a little dance-off with Ayame and Yae, which sounds impossible as I would be dead should the above come to pass, but come on, if you don’t get hyperbole I can’t help you. Continue reading

Codomomental Has Another Stellar Offering: Seireki13ya

They’ve been announced a while back, they have their first live today and yet, Codomomental has been kind enough to reveal both their look and what they sound like beforehand.

Codomomental auditionned for them earlier this year, you may remember seeing the following visual giving us a taste of the goodness to come:

Their group name extremely roughly means Astral Calendar of the 13 nights. It is a dreamy/night themed group, which is reinforced by the adorable boudoir-inspired costumes. These gorgeous corsets would probably be incredibly uncomfortable to sleep in, but a girl can dream, right?

Their introductory live also feature all of Codomen’s idol offerings and it is sold out to boot! Rarely have I ever seen a more sure value for a show than this.

For what it’s worth, Imamura-san, Codomomental’s producer, has said that this group will have a no lift, no crowdsurfing policy. You’ll have to pass that energy in the other groups. However, with these rules, maybe those of us who have penlights from more traditional venues will get to use them again. There is nothing somber about their music and I hope the public looks like a starlit sky from above.

They have released a preview of their first song, titled “Oyasumi Mirai To Koi Otome” for a 2 hours window this morning; thanks to intrepid fans’ sharing, you can listen to it here. Fans impressions are under the hashtag , I haven’t managed to save the page within the announcement period, so no lyrics backup for now, sorry.

This group has an image much closer to the traditional idol, but the sound is still powerful and surprising. As other fans has hoped, it sounds like the early, happy Zenkimi, less dempa than their current sound, sweet but with a kick. I think it’s a great way to complement already existing groups and, hopefully, they will reach an even wider audience.

The member’s page has the official romanizations for all our western convienience, if you’d like to assess who has oshi material for you as soon as possible.

Website is here, Twitter is here. Let’s hope the night will be long!

Like Making Cards for Mom in School, Only Way Different: The Friday Fun

Hi everyone! Last week, I asked you to come up with the best #IdolHolidaySpecials you could think of!

We’re week two into our Holiday Extravaganza, so who’s ready to get creative for this week’s Fun? Continue reading

This Is a Very Loud Bury Live

Stupid Best of 2018! I don’t mean to complain, not totally, about one of my favorite things to do all year, but one of the most work-intensive; I just regret trying to do that work at one of the busiest times of the year for Real Life things. Are idols not real life, you query, and to you I say, please tell me that you’ve left the house this week. No, what I’m getting at is that I’ve been watching things flit through my streams and pop up in my notifications and get mentioned left and right and I’ve been time-powerless to do anything about them. And some of them are good! May I make up in due time.

One thing that I didn’t want to wait popped up as like a rude awakening, as I have all but taken Poppy’s advise and deleted my Facebook. I have not, though, and will get pinged about things sometimes, and one of those times was yesterday when Terry shared this in the group — it’s … exactly as the title says, as in, a very loud live of Bury’s, in fact a show with a band!

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Kodomo-chan Goes Crowdfunding Again

So I got a little irrationally excited when 2018 Corenament winners Minna No Kodomo-chan announced that they would be launching a new and “very important” crowdfunding project. I mean, the product of Kodomo-chan’s last crowdfunding campaign was their Album of the Year-nominated World Without Walls and a promise to fly to one fan’s house anywhere in the world to perform a live, personal concert.

While we await the announcement of whether or not our living rooms will be blessed by the presence of Honoka, Cinnamon and their hyper math-punk and doom metal drops, the objectives of their second crowdfunding campaign have now been announced.

This time, if they meet their goal, Everyone’s Children will release one new song per month for five months starting in April 2018. Then, after the release of the fifth song in August, they will embark on a nation-wide tour (“Japan” being the nation; since Oyasumi Hologram crowdfunded their U.S. tour, I guess we need to be specific). Continue reading

Best of 2018 Ballot #3

Voting’s totes closed, amigos. Thanks for playing!

We’re on a record-shattering pace for total votes this year, gang, and thank you so much for being part of this. The Homicidols Best Ofs aren’t meant to be the Awards That Maniac Wants to Give, or even Gee What Does Team Like; they are and always have been based in the community, meant to reflect the community. Well, you all are showing up and it’s making a big impact! I can’t wait to publish the results. And Kerrie probably can’t wait to finally be done with it all!

Our final ballot is here, with some of the really big awards. Think about how you may have voted before, and think about what it means in context. We’re talking “who’s the best in idol this year” and “this stuff is why I bother with this wild-ass industry” and the like. May the best idols win! Continue reading

Best of 2018 Ballot #2

The only ballot still open is #3!

Second ballot, team, taking us to about the 2/3 point. There were some tough choices and even individual disappointments in the first set, so guess what lies ahead! This is a good group of stuff, though, and what I think some people took to be omissions earlier will start to step forward. Just ask the people of Philadelphia: Trust the process.

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Best of 2018 Ballot #1

Sorry gang, voting on this ballot is closed!

It’s time! It’s time! We got here, friends, and we literally couldn’t have done it without you. After completely crowdfunding the Homicidols Best Of in 2016 and 17 and driving people completely nuts, Kerrie developed a plan to not only better track the best things over the course of the year, but make it easier to drill down to what was the best of the best. And what’s the best of those? We’ll take care of that this week!

Yes, this is the idol awards show that’s pretty much entirely your will. Of course I and Team have independent thoughts, and of course we will share those in due time, but the real awards are the ones that you all, the folks in the community, will elect. Try not to mess it up!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  1. We’ll run all 17 categories across three different ballots over the course of the week, each ballot staying open for three days
  2. Do try to only submit one ballot per, uh, ballot
  3. Have a favorite? Tell your dang friends to vote!
  4. Or get really wild and tag your favorite idols in a few tweets and see if they mobilize to win!
  5. In the event of a tie, all tie-ers win

And to motivate folks a little bit and make good on a promise that I made a couple of months back, I’m asking (not requiring though!) on each ballot submitted that you share an email address and/or other way of knowing who you are. After all is said and done, I’m going to pull 10 names from all ballots submitted and mail those lucky ducks a … mix tape of sorts. Not like the most valuable thing ever, but maybe something you’ll dig.

Anyway, we have a bunch of Best Of to get through, and time’s a-wastin’. Let’s get to it! Continue reading