Catch a draft of chill air with the Kaqriyo newbies!

2019 has been an eventful year for Kaqriyo. While their sobriquet hasn’t changed, they have renamed from Kaqriyo Terror Architect (with archaic kanjis, as it is customary for Codomomental) to KAQRIYO TERROR. The fact that all three founding members (the Architects) are no longer part of the group has certainly played a part in this.

With this rebranding, Kaqriyo has also changed their image/theme from heavily supernatural & Folkloric (Yokai) to a Circus theme. Their main lyrical subject, however, seems to have stayed consistent; it is still about being a “freak”/out of the boundaries of society and common sense.

What prompted this article now (in addition to unexpected free time!) is that they just welcomed two new members. Say hello to DKI (pronounced Doki, like a palpitating heart beat) and Noa Rondo (I won’t put an H, it’s not about that dude with the Arch)

Little is known of them so far, except that Noa is pretty shy and that DKI is a tall amazon. Should you have any more info, feel free to drop them in the comments or on Twitter.

Briefly, my impressions are the following: while the Architects were a legendary lineup, 5 members is the perfect number for Kaqriyo, as it allows a certain harmony in the chaotic dynamic on the stage. 4 is too symmetrical.

While Sumomo, Saint-Namidamaru (I can’t believe I was wrong this whole time) and Komariyuu have been killing it live as a trio, Noa and DKI are electrifying Kaqriyo again.

Look out for Lilith Pride, the first single with this lineup, coming on September 11.*

*I thought of that joke too. We don’t need to actually say it.

Withdrawn Wednesday #10

Suddenly we went from Withdrawn Wednesdays being drawn out over weeks due to lack of content, to a burst of news in one go!

Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?

Yasui Yuuhi/Mahiruno Yuzuko will be performing on stage again!

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This is also an Akebono Appreciation Friday Fun

Last week, not a single one of you actually took part in last week’s fun, so instead I’m gonna share the responses I got to the tweet I made asking about idol workouts instead:

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Fleeing Thursday (a Belated Withdrawn Wednesday)

I really haven’t had a good track record with Homicidols lately, huh? Pretty sure if I was gettng paid for this I would have already been fired by now! See, I lost track of time this week, and thought it was actually Wednesday today, but whoops! So, rather than hold it off for another week, this week’s Withdrawn Wednesday is now known as “Fleeing Thursday” because this post has been delayed enough as it is.

Your Graduated Oshi: Where Are They Now?

First we had Ex-Gokitei Hibiki changing her name and joining Necroma, now Alice is proving she’s not quite done with idol yet either.

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This is a Nagi Akebono Appreciation Post

So, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da got a new music video. The first with an all-new lineup in fact. It’s pretty good, you should watch it and also buy their new album, “LIVE or DIE ~Chinu One~” (which has re-recordings by said new lineup).

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Here’s a Whole Ton of Stuff from TIF

Now that the 2019 Tokyo Idol Festival is all the way in the rearview mirror, I thought that, despite neither hosting a megathread nor doing a primer this year, it’d be fun to all catch up on the fun together. This is what living that wota life through several thousands miles and multimedia earn you! All in all, though, I think it’s a pretty good haul. Let’s just dive in, and if you know of something appropriate that I missed, go ahead and add it in the comments.

Marionet:

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A Rant

This has actually been sitting in my drafts for at least a month or so now. Sometimes I forget about it, but then another, similar incident occurs and I get angry again. But, in the case of this newest incident, and especially the ties to this weekend’s Tokyo Idol Festival, I think something really needs to be said.

Apparently, fans have been sending death threats to multiple idols, and female fans, attending Tokyo Idol Festival this weekend. And the sad thing is, I’m not even surprised anymore.

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The Weekly BiS Is Familiar and Still Fresh

All right, folks, BiS3 can’t possibly have revealed even more free new tracks from their upcoming re-re-debut album to preview and download, can they? That would be wild. They’d be practically giving the whole thing away for free at this point! What kind of wild-ass madman does that?

Oh, right.

Oh, and yeah, they did it! Two more songs!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #140

Good morning! And welcome to hell on earth! Yes, friends, it’s the time of year when the vicinity of Maniac Mansion goes from being “summery and kind of unbearable” to “blast furnace of doom,” and this has all been set up by a very long and astonishingly busy week, each day capped off by ever-increasing daytime high temperatures and the kind of violent pop-up storms that make living in this area such an adventure at times. This all made worse by idol apparently having prearranged to largely take the week off. It’s dumb!

Anyway, I lucked out and have just all of the external household chores to get through today, so do forgive me for cutting straight to the chase so that I’m not dead by noon. Go play the Fun, and revel along with me in this being on of the all-time lightest Weekenders in history!

Weak

The renewed HAMIDASYSTEM is doing the triple-threat single release schedule again:

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Kai’s New MV Makes The World A Better Place…

So hot on the heels of the release of Moonlight Tokyo, (Which is excellent and brilliant and probably one of the best releases that will come out this year.) Kai and TRASH-UP!! Records have followed up with an MV for the song “Himitsu No Tobira”.

As I mentioned in the review, this is one of my personal favorite tunes on the EP, with it’s uplifting organ groove and cool little xylophone vibes. I loved this song, and now here comes an MV that takes something already great and elevates to an even higher plane!

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