Happy weekend, ya dorks! I do hope that Team forgives me just snatching up this Weekender intro without an ounce of grace or forewarning. It’s been too long! Good lord. I honestly just wanted to flex in the space a little bit. Stretch my legs. Have a cold one while the week of astonishingly mundane idol weirdness unspooled in front of us, and nod approvingly.
It was good, honestly, the first full week back in the saddle. I frankly expected to do a lot more but made a botch of my own personal time management (surprise!). But do I have an exhaustingly large list of things that I’ll partly return to to post about but mostly consign to Weekender throwaways or, worse, the memory hole? Absolutely! That’s how we roll around here. I will say this — with a new attitude and approach, I did not expect that I’d see so much idoling and want to share it. Plus, you know, pandemic stuff.
So what are you kids up to this weekend? Live streams? Protests? Whatever it is, I hope you stay safe and healthy. Americans have predictably completely screwed up this pandemic, but Fiancee is the kind of person who won’t tolerate not doing things for very long, so I look forward to being masked and gloved in the typical local summertime heat. I will say, though, that the upshot of states basically forcing business to re-open has been the complete relaxation of laws against drinking in public!
That’s Not a Good Thing
Oh god. Oh god yes.
At this point we’re definitely committed to seeing this 50 YMM MVs project through, which is great because:
- We looooove YOU’LL MELT MORE!
- We want you to looooove YOU’LL MELT MORE! too, so not only is this is a total labor of love, but it’s a mission to save your soul.
- Revisiting YOU’LL MELT MORE!‘s career has been a lot of fun for the Homicidols crew as a team-building activity and we’ve loooooved doing it.
- Rewatching these MVs has truly reignited in us the joys of why we looooove YOU’LL MELT MORE! so much…
On that last bullet, this MV for their song “Music 3, 4-bu de owatchimau yo ne” especially reinvigorated my appreciation for how incredibly great this group is live…
Wow, what a week! Maniac’s back, Miss iD got a whole boatload of familiar faces on deck (more on that later, hopefully!) and earlier today my cat managed to catch and eat a butterfly whole! Oh, and all this great stuff too.
PS: The opinions expressed here do not reflect the entire Homicidols writing squad.
It may be a minority opinion, but allow me to emphatically say out loud that BLACKNAZARENE is dumb and boring and you should stop supporting this farce:
Remember when GANG PARADE split into two groups and nobody was really sure what was happening because they were seemingly promoting together and kept using GANG PARADE despite not being GANG PARADE anymore? Well good news! It’s significantly less confusing now AND we have two new music videos!
On a week that was either turbulent, or boring, depending on who you ask, we still have idols to tide the week by.
What exactly happened this week, you ask?
Well, for starters, have you noticed some of the recent overhauls to the site lately? Everyone give a big round of applause for Daemon, who made all of this (as well as a lot of this weekender) possible!
And screw it, why not clap for this stuff too:
MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN are now an edamame themed unit, or something.
Day 19 of the 50 YMM! MVs event brings about a group making another transition: Moni and Chibo had graduated, and now the “You Are The World” line-up was done. The group was now a four-piece and were embarking on a new era. What would the four members do first with this incarnation? Why it’s time for a summer vacation!
In addition to the new Artists page, we have also launched a new feature that will be taking the place of the weekly livestream timetable. The new Homicidols Event Calendar will feature both livestream events and in-person lives that don’t require traveling all the way to Japan. It will be accessible anytime from “The Calendar” link on the site menu above.
As always, if you notice an event missing from the schedule, feel free to drop me a DM on Twitter (@daemetal).
2020 decided that we needed some civil unrest on top of our pandemic and the global music industry reponded with #theshowmustbepaused. The effects seemed to trickle down even into the chika idol world. There seemed to be fewer releases this week than normal, but the roster of livestream performances this weekend is still pretty robust. Either way, we’ve survived another crap week in 2020 so here’s your truncated weekender, curfew-with-your-quarantine edition.
BURST GIRL with a cautionary tale about raising the dead.
Just when you thought 2020 was going to be a total waste, Yukueshirezutsurezure have given us something to look forward to. Following their no-audience live Friday night, the unit-also-known-as Not Secured, Loose Ends announced the release of their third full album this coming August 26th.
In an inspired fit of uncharacteristic optimism, Tsurezure also announced an extensive oneman tour starting in late July and wrapping up the day before Halloween.
Let’s take a look at the biggest style icons of last week.
This week is another fun where you need to climb into the mindset of an idol. Whether that be your oshi, or idols in general. For this week, you’re going to tweet like one! Better get that impersonation talent going because someone’s gonna have to fill the void if Kamiya Saki deletes twitter after her graduation today!
So, think like an idol, and then tweet like an idol, with the oh-so-original hashtag, #TweetLikeAnIdol.