I Missed the Latest Tsurezure Teasers, But Not Everybody Did

Hola amigos! While I slept like a maniacal little baby, Codomomental brass decided that the best way to keep us from ganking their song previews and making them alive forever was to … adjust the release window. I’d just delete the files, but that’s me!

Anyway, I wasn’t going to be doing anything that began at 5:00 a.m., but I taught John the ways of the Force, and he bailed us out this time.

In typical Codomomental style, Yukueshirezutsurezure drops a few songs on us. They are off the upcoming re-recorded CD, 「Antino未deology-改式-」. Here is the tweet, it was only and hour window. From the sounds of it the mix is a bit different and the vocals are a lot cleaner this time around. It also appears they changed […]

via Yukueshirezutsurezure Drops a Few Songs On Us — Straight From Japan


Oh Neat, I Shared This

I’ve been trying to work out the best way to do reblogging between WordPress sites in our little network of friends, and I finally got this one to work! Lovely. So this is from Straight from Japan (hi John!), and I’d been meaning to do something with it for a few days, and now here we are. Good for us! You should also follow John, as nobody gets into the indies as hard as he does.

Neo-Tokyo themed alt idol unit uijin is releasing their first single, “001/ten-age”. It will be a venue only release starting on January 28, 2017. It will contain the tracks “001” and “ten-age”. The group just debuted on December 3 2016, so they are moving forward pretty quickly. They have also announced their first one-man which […]

via uijin Releasing First Single and More — Straight From Japan


The (Koutei Camera) Girl Died So the (Koutei Camera) Gal Could Live

I’m not always going to highlight every hip-hop-related thing that happens in idol (that’s for the other site), but I know that a whole lot of you guys are into Koutei Camera Girl (RIP) and subsequently into their spin-off, Koutei Camera Gal, and Saturday’s kind of become the honorary Tapestok Records day, so why not?

Gal went and made use of a very busy week for idols on Soundcloud, and it’s just about exactly what you’d want from them:

No, not speed metal, you dinkus

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Your Homicidols Weekender #8

Christ on fire, what a ridiculous start to 2017. I don’t think I wrote anything that pissed off anybody, and it was still a record-breaking week for number of posts and total hits. Thanks, I guess? We can all look back on it with fond memories when we get into June and like nothing interesting is happening besides “hey look at this live video GOD SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING TIF’S STILL MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY.”

Our first graduation of note (yay!) for the year was Sawada Risa, who left Alice Juban / Kamen Joshi on Monday. Now who’s going to carry that enormous … butcher’s knife? on stage at PARMS?

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The Next Two-hour Zenkimi Window Has Begun

Wow. “Loser Gospel.” Be still my heart.

There’s some serious idolcore happening in here. No harsh vocals, but it doesn’t need them. As usual, will keep the updates running after the jump. Continue reading


My Heart (Pochicon) Breaks a Little, But All Wounds Will Heal

I missed it the other day, but my latest New Favorite Thing in Heart ni Pochicon (as I have been advised to call them) is in a bit of disarray: Fuyu (you may know her by her cigarette and bulldog expression) is heading to the hospital for some R&R.

Ordinarily, as examples like Yasui Yuuhi have taught us, when an idol goes on hiatus for health reasons, it’s often an elegant way of moving them out of the picture until they can be quietly graduated without fuss or muss. Fortunately: Continue reading


Here’s the Present and Future for petit pas!

This morning, we had the absolute displeasure to wake up to the news that petit pas! was going to dissolve in September, with very little detail provided by the group or management. A few hours later, though, there’s plenty of information: Continue reading


I Have No Goddamn Idea What This GLTOKYO Video Is All About

You’ll have to forgive me on this one: I was cruising through Idol 2.0’s Dominant Dolls playlist and saw this (completely) new (to me) entry from GLTOKYO, to whom I had previously been somewhat dismissive, and I thought I’d give it a whirl.

If you’re patient, you get:

  • What sounds like a Slipknot tribute at DEAR STAGE
  • The members turned into RPG characters
  • The RPG becoming the real world
  • Zany violence
  • And more!

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What the Hell Is Happening with Bakuon Dolls Syndrome?

Jul noticed this last night, and the Google translation isn’t very good, but it sounds like something bad-bad-bad happened related to Bakuon Dolls Syndrome. I would very much appreciate any help translating this:


この度、BDS recordsは、月城ひまりがAS企画に所属するにあたり、月城ひまりから長年の信頼・信用を損なう偽言、背任行為を受けました。


BDS records代表
Murakami Hirokazu

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They Do Let Our Kind into Things Like iCON DOLL LOUNGE

I’ll just go ahead and admit that I had no earthly idea what this was and why it was a big deal on Twitter over the weekend, but it actually looks like a lot of fun.

Apparently, iCON DOLL LOUNGE is a fashion show / performance event that has idols strut their stuff in what might be seasonal fashion wear, then tear it up on stage. I’m still trying to see all who was there, but this past weekend’s event featured a whole bunch of site favorites, including the beloved PassCode and personal favorite that all you tasteless fools don’t heed well enough Bellring Girls Heart. Continue reading