And after following that earlier bit of gothy metal idol stuff, it only makes sense to keep with the theme and enjoy this rather artistic live from JyuJyu:
This is so cool, you guys: So Oyasumi Hologram, who I can never believe only have the level of support that they do among Westerners, given that they’re incredibly great — at making their dreamy, ethereal, arty alt-whatever — have started a new project with a three-piece band (or potentially as a three-piece band, nuance is hard), and that project has a demo, and they’re promoting both of them with this out-of-nowhere MV for “machine song”:
— おやすみホログラム (@oysm_hologram) August 28, 2017
Good morning, everybody! I had a quick chat (logistical) with Terry yesterday because I had just realized that the Tokyo Idol Festival was literally about to happen and it had slipped my mind, and he was actually even more clueless than me. Amazing, especially when you consider the ridiculous lift that went into collecting video from last year.
Anyway, TIF is literally happening when you see this, and has been for hours. It runs through Sunday. It is amazing. This is now a megathread, an I’ll do my darnedest to collect cool video and share it (in the comments). You should do it, too! From there, we’ll be able to have a nice playlist to remember what might be The TIF That Our Idols Took Over.
So you’ve probably encountered that whole Tokyo Girls thing from the BBC by now. It took me a while to watch it, and it took me a while to want to even really respond to it, and by then the takes were as many as they were diverse, but almost completely united around “seriously, another fucking hit piece?” So I’m not going to add anything to that, and I’d just as soon let the film go down the memory hole (at least this one approached the subject with a quasi-insider’s eye), so: No additional clicky stuff for that. In the meantime, though, I will repeat what I’ve said before, which is that idol fans need to police idol fans around the worst behaviors, which can also be applied to just about everything that has fans, because fans of things can be horrible people, but there’s nothing wrong with being a fan. Protect what you say you love, in other words.
Anyway. It was a pretty cool week in general!
This Format Is Getting Boring, Maniac
Dots in black:
— ・・・・・・・・・ (@dotstokyo) July 1, 2017
— ありぃ/uijin (@ary_uijin) July 1, 2017
Hoshina Fumimi, who is cool and good, is ready for you to show up to buy her EP:
星名ふみみ1st mini ALBUM
— 星名ふみみ❣️712主催@鹿鳴館 (@hoshina_fumimi) July 7, 2017
Still at it:
— ゆるめるモ！@夏ツアー発売中！ (@ylmlm_staff) July 5, 2017
More You’ll Melt More!
C-Style uploaded this promo video the other day; it’s incredible:
This is a hell of a script thing from You’ll Melt More!:
Thanks, Caleb, for introducing me to NATASHA’s producer and also for the fact that there’s going to be a NATASHA announcement soon:
— 古川朋久 (@ojsenpai) July 1, 2017
Tenten released this trailer for her latest CD … R:
— Checkmate8/18金1st鹿鳴館 (@checkmate_1105) July 2, 2017
sora tob sakana!
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) July 7, 2017
Idols and cats:
— おふぇたん＠7/16～18東京遠征 (@ophelia20mg) July 3, 2017
I couldn’t in good conscience make this STARMARIE MV its own post, but you might like it anyway if you like STARMARIE:
The award for Art Design in Idol Merch and Also Logos needs to go to Wagamama Rakia:
— 我儘ラキア-公式- (@wagamamarakia) July 1, 2017
Next week, PiGU does this for real:
— PiGU Official (@pigu_official) July 6, 2017
But without Momokan:
— PiGU Official (@pigu_official) July 7, 2017
— 林 愛夏 Manatsu Hayashi (@lespros_manatsu) July 3, 2017
— モモコグミカンパニー (@GUMi_BiSH) July 5, 2017
Great outfits, or greatest outfits?
— わーすたスタッフ (@tws_staff) July 6, 2017
Enjoy your weekend!
You guys know that I love me some Cure, and that I also love me live video, and that I additionally also love me chances to share good content without having to work very hard — as mentioned earlier, I am quite tired this morning! — and Viz Major sharing this set of videos yesterday provides exactly that.
Cure had themselves a one-man of sorts, with (most of) the new lineup, and frankly in a nicer venue than I’m used to seeing them play. It also includes some material that I’m not as familiar with (which, great, please do more new stuff):
Considering what’s about to come out in a little while here, I didn’t necessarily want to drill down this particular shaft right now, but the timing is what it is, and, you’ve probably seen and heard the new Maison Book Girl, right?
Man, the reacts to this sucker sure were positive! For instance:
Maison Book Girl just keeps on being genius and geniune https://t.co/aSJeyQujhH
— Papermaiden 👓📖 🍵 (@Chibihoshi) June 23, 2017
I’m not calling out our Papermaiden here — she’s just an example. The reality is that people in the altisphere were all like FUCK YEAH MAISON BOOK GIRL yesterday and are probably still giving each other high-fives across time and space. And I’m glad that you guys like it, and MBG is doing well. Continue reading
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Happy weekend, everybody! Did you have a good week? Me, I’m glad that mine’s over. Kind of fortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the Idolverse compared to some other times in the past, so being astonishingly, hellaciously busy didn’t mean missing out too much.
All Right, What Else?
Hauptharmonie had their final live last weekend. Sad. Their guests were, randomly, GANG PARADE and Party Rockets GT.
— 寺田珠乃☞ハウプトハルモニー (@temple_harmonie) June 5, 2017
All right, team, it’s time to get real: Brian made the call for the #PainfullyViolent campaign, and it’s time to bloody up.
Follow these instructions, and remember to use the #PainfullyViolent hashtag, and tag @gu_dro if you can. Yurapiko was completely blown away by the #YuraSmile Friday Fun a few weeks ago, and the whole darn Guso Drop team got behind it, so you know that they’ll get a kick out of this one.
Make your sign, bloody/goo-up your face, whatever works! And if you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to share in the comments, and I’ll tweet it out for you!
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) May 22, 2017
Happy Saturday, you weirdos! I have some nice pieces for the weekend, and also an incredible mystery, and I’ll go ahead and tease the next community activity by mentioning that there’s going to be a community activity organized by Brian!. Basically, things have lined up well.
But how are you? It’s been a weird spring here around Maniac Mansion, and currently chilly and rainy after we inexplicably had 80-degree days in February and March, and I fear that actual jungle societies will begin to spring up in the back yard between now and when I’ll finally get to mow the lawn again, but you’ll have that. I hope you’re enjoying 100 Days of Tsurezure, and of course the Fun is still up for your creative grabs.
Neat day ahead. And wow, we’re now halfway to a year’s worth of Weekenders. Have mercy.
Wherein the Week’s Margins Are More Interesting Than the Details
Necroma let the fans decide their setlist by picking favorites. What do you think?
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) May 7, 2017
Also, all of the Guso Drop members wanted to be like Sari; Sari wants to be like senpai:
— 瑳里 (@sari_mdr) May 8, 2017
Well, my weekend just became exceptional. 969, arguably my favorite indie idol project ever because they’re so much of what I would do if I were an idol manager, and who delivered on their promise to come back from the dead, just popped out the proof of just how alive they really are:
Now featuring harsh vocals!