Your Best of 2017 Pre-nominees Need You to Mercilessly Cut Them Down

Thanks, everybody! Nomination cuts are now closed!

Welcome to the not-quite-final stage of the Best of 2017 process! Kerrie has done the lord’s work, and we’ve managed to compile a pretty thorough (but, one could say, still not thorough enough) collection of nominees for the traditional categories. While we definitely need to cut, we also probably need to include some more recent stuff, or items that slipped through the cracks. And that’s where you all come in!

Here’s how this is going to work:

  • “2017” actually means “December 2016-November 2017”. A handful of people who complained about the process last year will still fail to grasp the concept of impermanence.
  • Between right this very second and COB next Saturday, use these pre-nominations to list your top 5 per category.
  • You can do this in the comments, on Twitter or on Facebook.
  • Yes, you can still add new nominations.
  • This is a popularity contest! If you want something to win, make sure that your friends are involved and pre/voting, too.
  • To be representative, it’s one per group per category; come at me, WACK people.
  • We’ll tally up the pre-vote and put out a final call for new nominations before …
  • Real voting happens the week of Dec. 11.
  • Are there door prizes this year? Hopefully! It depends on the generosity of our friends.

Okay, ready to pre-vote? Pick your top 5 per category!

Surprise of the Year

The BiS/GANG PARADE swap
Tsurezure in Canada
Togawa Jun’s re-emergence
BiSH’s anime theme
Guso Drop and the “Painfully Violent” bukakke
CY8ER heisting Mashir/lo and Anna
BPM15Q becomes CY8ER in the first place (l8er nicamoq)
Solo songs for the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da members
Cococo’s graduation
Rei leaves Ladybaby
DEADLIFT LOLITA happened
Necronomidol’s Rei debuting as a soloist
Babymetal doing the theme song for the Unikitty cartoon
Kazuki and Aono in Miss ID
NECRONOMIDOL tours Europe
NECRONOMIDOL prepares to tour the United States
Guerilla BiSH’s guerilla release
BiSH’s 7/11 commercial
Guso Drop announces dissolution
Akane un-graduating from Under Beasty
Ex-BGH Mizuho joining THE Natsu No Mamono (And then graduating shortly after)

B-side of the Year

“Help!!” – BiSH
“Live fast die young” – NEVE SLIDE DOWN
“Lost” – PassCode
“Catharsis” – PassCode
“Easter Bunny” – Ladybaby
“LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
“Did Not” – BiS
“Peninsula” – GANG PARADE
“Close Your Eyes” – GANG PARADE
“GAGA” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
“Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
“Silence Nonsense Sigh” – Babyraids JAPAN
“Yeah Yeah Yeah” – chairmans
“IKENIE” – There There Theres
“Pelican” – There There Theres
“sputnik note (Live version from 0326WWW)” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
“Fly -Brand-new BiS ver.-” – BiS
“Deeper” – MIGMA SHELTER
“Joint” – MIGMA SHELTER

Debut (individual)

Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
MOMOLAND – BiS
Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
Nagi – Gokigen Teikoku
Rin – Gokigen Teikoku
Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
Hana – PiGU
Yuu – PiGU
Momo – Malcolm Mask McLaren
Kanna – Malcolm Mask McLaren

Performance/s of the Year

Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl
THE SPUNKY’s final live
Especia Spice Tour Final (Disbandment Live)
BiSH New Year Premium Party
WACK Exhibition
Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo
NECRONOMIDOL’s Europe Tour
Bellring Girls Heart, HELLO WORLD
There There Theres, GOOD MORNING WORLD
Babymetal, Big Fox Festival
Babyraids Japan, J-Pop Summit
BiS -「BAD SOCiAL TOUR」at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM
BiSH – NEVERMiND TOUR FiNAL at Zepp Tokyo
Guso Drop at Zepp Tokyo
BiSH – NEVERMiND ReLoaded tour final
CY8ER’s 53-song Periscope show
Yanakoto Sotto Mute – LIKE A BUBBLE TOUR FINAL
You’ll Melt More!, Kodoku to Gyakushu ~Tee Henda! Teihen da~ Tour at TSUTAYA O-EAST
Aina The End’s acoustic solo live at Shupure Sakaba

Collaboration of the Year

Aina x TeddyLoid
Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL
Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby
Towa Tei x Ano
There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl
Malcolm Mask McLaren x Guso Drop
THE Natsu no Mamano x Ladybaby
Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
BiSH x LSN
BiS x LSN
Screaming Sixties x I love you orchestra
E TICKET PRODUCTION – E TICKET RAP SHOW
Bokura no Oyugi x Mugen Regina
Aina x Ken Ken x Playstation
SAiNT SEX
BiSH x Ebichu
Pikarin x Ohkubo Kei (Urbangarde)
Togawa Jun x Vampillia
BILLIE IDOL
BiSH x 7/11
Does It Escape Again x ujin
Wa-Suta x OSAKA SHUNKASHUTO

Video of the Year

Kerrie made this handy playlist!

You all forgot about that excellent sora tob sakana piece, didn’t you?

Song of the Year

“2 Sounddown” – Bellring Girls Heart
“Misfit Lovers” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
“Kagome Kagome” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
“DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL
“Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
“DyingCRY” – Mashiro (Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da)
“Volcano” – NATASHA
“There’s something behind” – There There Theres
“Futari Wa Na Kayosi” – Minna No Kodomo-Chan
“Loud Asymmetry” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
“Kakushemu” – CY8ER
“Q.JINSEI SORE DE IINOKAI?” – Band ja Naimon!
“IDOL” – Guso Drop
“Chi waki niku DANCE” – DAIDAIDAI
“WACK iS FXXK” – SAiNT SEX
“GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH
“GANG PARADE” – GANG PARADE
“I need you I love you I want you” – GANG PARADE
“Setsuna Memorial” – uijin
“FOUL” – GANG PARADE
“DAY” – PiGU
“ANY” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
“Shake and Rise Up” – You’ll Melt More!
“oh!my!ME・GA・MIに恋してる!” – Broken By The Scream
“SHARR” – BiSH
“Give Me a Chocolate” – BiS
“Deeper” – MIGMA SHELTER
“Trinity Drive” – Dots
“Tokyoite Grim Reaper” – Hauptharmonie
“faithlessness” – Maison Book Girl
“KERES THANATOIO” – NECRONOMIDOL
“Chi waki niku DANCE” – DAIDAIDAI
“New Wave Star” – You’ll Melt More!
“Idol Of Death” – Candye Syrup
“Memories” – BILLIE IDLE

 

Letdown of the Year

BiSH – “Promise the Star”
Aina+TeddyLoid
The WACK auditions
Osaka Shunkashuto, in general
ANFORTgate
Jun’s re-emergence disappearing from the Internet
Himekyun Fruit Can rebooting
DISDOL rebooting
Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing
DiETgate for Pour Lui
The Tokyo Girls film
MIGMA SHELTER
BABYMETAL’s 2017 Activities

Saddest Departure

THE SPUNKY
Aza and Gomochi (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
Especia
nanoRider
Phantom Voice
Hauptharmonie
Marbles
Fruitpochette
Minami and Ayano (Up Up Girls)
Cococo (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
Himekyun Fruit Can Gen. 1
KIRAKIRA GERIRA
Guso Drop
DEViL GUN
PANiC MAGiC
Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
Misato and Hikari (drop)
the tattered remnants of DEEP GIRL
DISDOL
LIVING DEAD I DOLLS
Fumika and Himeka (Party Rockets GT)
Tenri (cure)
Minoru (JyuJyu)
NEVE SLIDE DOWN
Yamitsuki Company
Rei (Ladybaby)
Nao (Malcolm Mask McLaren)
KASUGAI IDOL
Rino (PiGU)

Debut of the Year (group)

EMPiRE
There There Theres
DEADLIFT LOLITA
Himegoto Zettaichi
Yamitsuki Company
Up Up Girls 2
uijin
Candye Syrup
Kaqriyo Terror Architect
MIGMA SHELTER
HAMIDASYSTEM
SAKA-SAMA

Single of the Year

“Upstairs Down” – There There Theres
“Pelo” – Ladybaby
“Promise the Star” – BiSH
“FOUL” – GANG PARADE
“Chippoke Hero” – 2&
“Bite the Bullet” – PassCode
“DRY AI” – Q’ulle
“Don’t Stop” – Q’ulle
“MISS SINS” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
“Kodoku to Gyakushu” – You’ll Melt More!
“Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
“Yandere” – Yamitsuki Company
“New Me” – Osaka Shunkashuto
“Bordeaux” – Malcolm Mask McLaren
“Kuro Ito” – JyuJyu
“Boy Friend” – Wakita Monari
“CANDY” – CANDY GO!GO!
“SOCiALiSM” – BiS
“Painfully Violent” – Guso Drop
“Hito no Kana de Yakiniku Tabetai” – Gokigen Teikoku
“Bababa-Ba Baumkuchen” – Pikarin
“412” – Maison Book Girls
“Shuwa Shuwa” – Dots
“CD” – Dots
“Pinky! Pinky!” – Ladybaby
“Kakushemu” – CY8ER
“There’s something behind” – There There Theres
“Spine” – Bellring Girls Heart
“I can’t say no!!” – BiS
“DERO” – HAMIDASYSTEM
“Futari wa na kayosi” – Minna no Kodomo-Chan
“◯◯◯◯◯” – Babyraids JAPAN
“Stand Up” – PREDIANNA
“Hello!!” – Avandoned
“Doughnut Friend” – Avandoned
“svaha eraser” – MIGMA SHELTER
“amazing glow” – MIGMA SHELTER
“Koukai Jikken” – 3776
“DAY” – PiGU
“Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
“Kagome Kagome / Hybrid Taboo” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect

Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

Dots
Shuuengo Buppan
Candye Syrup
EMPiRE
Kaqriyo Terror Architect
MIGMA SHELTER
Let’s PocoPoco
Minna no Kodomochan
KissBee
DEVIL NO ID

Album of the Year

cocoon EP – sora tob sakana
BLOODTHIRSTY – Yajima Mai
Cinema Trip – PASSPO
A Kick To The Brainpan – Himekyun Fruit Can
RE:STUPiD – BiS
DEATHLESS – NECRONOMIDOL
kitixxxgaia – Oomori Seiko
Image – Maison Book Girl
GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH
THE GUERiLLA BiSH – BiSH
BUBBLE – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
Owari to hajimari – Team Syachihoko
Brass! Brass!! Brass!!! – Hauptharmonie und Tapferkeit Band
Zenith – PassCode
Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
discopsychadelica – You’ll Melt More!
GANG PARADE takes themselves higher!! – GANG PARADE
DAWNSLAYER – NECRONOMIDOL
INDIES BEST – Gokigen Teikoku
Fourth Album (Kari) – Up Up Girls (Kari)
mistress – mistress

Performer of the Year

Aina the End – BiSH
Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
Kai – Screaming Sixties
Montero – Screaming Sixties
Pikarin
Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
Yuna – PassCode
Kotejun – MIGMA SHELTER
Beni – Avandoned
Kanamil – Oyasumi Hologram
Rei – LADYBABY
Mashiro – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
Pour Lui – BiS
Nadeshiko – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
Manatsu – Babyraids JAPAN

Idol of the Year

PassCode
NECRONOMIDOL
Yukureshirezutsurezure
BiSH
There There Theres
MIGMA SHELTER
CY8ER

I’ve done some pre-cleaning on these, not to thin out the also-rans, but to get rid of things that I didn’t think fit the (extremely liberal) general criteria of being homi-. Then Kerrie gave me a bunch of crap about it and made me feel bad, so we argued via DM for a while and said some unkind things until we agreed to a compromise; hence, you AQBI fans may thank Kerrie for sticking up for MIGMA SHELTER. (CLOCK & BOTAN could not be saved, however, nor could the tapestok groups.)

All that said, have at it. If you have questions, ask them. We definitely need nominees for things like Idol of the Year and Performer of the Year, so consider your favorites and nominate them! And remember: This is a literal popularity contest, so recruit your friends to gin up support for what you love the best!

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36 thoughts on “Your Best of 2017 Pre-nominees Need You to Mercilessly Cut Them Down

  1. Not entirely sure if I’m doing this properly, but here goes nothing.

    Surprise of the Year:
    1. BiS PARADE
    2. The whole CY8ER thing
    3. The LADYBABY girl quitting
    4. D-topia finally getting sued by 4 Niji-iro Fanfare members
    5. The BiSH guerrilla album release

    B-side of the Year:
    1. BiSH – “Help!!”
    2. GANG PARADE – “Peninsula”
    3. Yanakoto Sotto Mute – “sputnik note (Live version from 0326WWW)”
    4. BiS – “Fly -Brand-new BiS ver.-”
    5. GANG PARADE – “Close your eyes”

    Debut (individual):
    1. Pan Luna Leafy (BiS)
    2. JoanJoan
    3. Rei (NECRONOMIDOL)

    Performance of the Year:
    1. Especia – Spice Tour Final
    2. BiS – BAD SOCiAL TOUR FiNAL “IDOL is DEAD”
    3. BiSH – NEVERMiND TOUR FiNAL
    4. Yanakoto Sotto Mute – LIKE A BUBBLE TOUR FINAL
    5. NECRONOMIDOL – Europe tour

    Collaboration of the Year:
    1. SAiNT SEX
    2. BILLIE IDOL
    3. The Aina PlayStation thing

    Video of the Year:
    1. GANG PARADE – “Imi nai Uta”
    2. BiS – “I can’t say NO!!!!!!!”
    3. GANG PARADE – “FOUL”
    4. BiSH – “My landscape”
    5. BILLIE IDLE – “BYE-BYE”

    Song of the Year:
    1. BiSH – “SHARR”
    2. GANG PARADE – “I need you I love you I want you”
    3. GANG PARADE – “Imi nai Uta”
    4. BiS – “Give me a Chocolate”
    5. Yanakoto Sotto Mute – “Any”

    Letdown of the Year:
    1. BABYMETAL in general
    2. Aina the End x TeddyLoid
    3. BiSH – “Promise the Star”
    4. MIGMA SHELTER
    5. The WACK auditions

    Saddest Departure:
    1. Especia
    2. Mogami Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
    3. Kasugai Idol

    Group Debut of the Year:
    1. There There Theres
    2. EMPiRE

    Single of the Year:
    1. GANG PARADE – “Beyond the Mountain”
    2. ・・・・・・・・・ – “CD”
    3. BiS – “I can’t say NO!!!!!!!”
    4. GANG PARADE – “FOUL”
    5. 3776 – “Koukai Jikken”

    Most Posed to Break Through in 2018:
    1. GANG PARADE
    2. ・・・・・・・・・
    3. EMPiRE

    Album of the Year:
    1. GANG PARADE – “GANG PARADE takes themselves higher!!”
    2. BiSH – “THE GUERRiLLA BiSH”
    3. Yanakoto Sotto Mute – “BUBBLE”
    4. Oyasumi Hologram – “15”
    5. NECRONOMIDOL – “DEATHLESS”

    Performer of the Year:
    1. Kamiya Saki (BiS, GANG PARADE)
    2. Mia Nascimento (Especia)
    3. Yamamachi Miki (GANG PARADE)
    4. Yumeno Yua (GANG PARADE)
    5. Nadeshiko (Yanakoto Sotto Mute)

    Idol of the Year:
    1. GANG PARADE
    2. Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    3. BiS
    4. NECRONOMIDOL
    5. BiSH

  2. Beni for performer of the year! Have you ever seen a show, be it a full venue or record store appearance with 10 people watching, where she just phoned it in? NEVER! That girl is 2000 percent. A dark horse to win, perhaps, but I’m going to bat on that one.

    And Dots is idol of the year. Search inside your soul and you’ll know it to be true.

    And great job on all this Kerrie! I don’t know how one processes all this information while also having to argue with a Maniac. It’s a tough job!

  3. Just one comment right off the bat. You forgot the most surprising surprise of the year….. BiSH does 7/11 commercial. That is that actual winner in my mind.

  4. Surprise of the Year

    The BiS/GANG PARADE swap
    Tsurezure in Canada
    Solo songs for the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da members
    Rei leaves Ladybaby
    NECRONOMIDOL prepares to tour the United States

    B-side of the Year

    “LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
    “Deeper” MIGMA SHELTER
    “Joint” MIGMA SHELTER
    “Ikenie” There There Theres
    “Pelican” There There theres

    Debut (individual)

    Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
    Hana – PiGU
    Yuu – PiGU

    Collaboration of the Year

    Aina x TeddyLoid
    Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby
    There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl
    Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    BiSH x Ebichu

    Performance/s of the Year

    Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl
    NECRONOMIDOL’s Europe Tour
    Bellring Girls Heart, HELLO WORLD
    There There Theres, GOOD MORNING WORLD
    You’ll Melt More!, Kodoku to Gyakushu ~Tee Henda! Teihen da~ Tour at TSUTAYA O-EAST

    Video of the Year

    Maison Book Girl “faithlessness”
    NECRONOMIDOL “ITHAQUA”
    sora tob sakana “ribbon”,
    KissBee – &PEACH
    There There Theres – There’s something behind

    Song of the Year

    MIGMA SHELTER “Deeper”
    ……… “Trinity Dive”
    Hauptharmonie “Tokyoite Grim Reaper”
    Maison Book Girl “faithlessness”
    NECRONOMIDOL “KERES THANATOIO”

    Letdown of the Year

    BiSH – “Promise the Star”
    The WACK auditions
    Osaka Shunkashuto, in general
    DiETgate for Pour Lui
    The Tokyo Girls film

    Saddest Departure

    Hauptharmonie
    Guso Drop
    Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
    Minoru (JyuJyu)
    Rei (Ladybaby)

    Single of the Year

    “Shuwa Shuwa” – Dots
    “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    “DERO” – HAMIDASYSTEM
    “svaha eraser” – MIGMA SHELTER
    “amazing glow” – MIGMA SHELTER

    Debut of the Year (group)

    There There Theres
    MIGMA SHELTER
    HAMIDASYSTEM
    SAKA-SAMA
    ……… (Dots)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    Dots
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Let’s Poco Poco
    KissBee
    Minna no Kodomochan

    Album of the Year

    amiina “Valkyrie”
    Hauptharmonie & Tapferkind Band “Brass! Brass!! Brass!!!”
    sora tob sakana “cocoon ep”
    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku “Ebi Kurashi”
    NECRONOMIDOL “DEATHLESS”

    Performer of the Year

    Aina the End – BiSH
    Pikarin
    Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    Yuna – PassCode
    Kotejun – MIGMA SHELTER

    Live performance of the song of the Year

    sora tob sakana “Yakkan hikou”
    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku “Haru no Arashi”
    You’ll Melt More! “Furue te yomigaere”
    Iginari Tohoku San “Tenka Ippin”
    Kobushi Factory “Kenmei Blues”

    Idol of the Year

    Migma Shelter
    sora tob sakana
    PiGU
    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku
    Maison Book Girl

  5. Booooo to the Tapestok cleansing, “Night On Verse” is my legit album of the year. “Promise The Star” should be removed from the disappointments section and replaced with “My Landscape”, no amount of fancy MVs will hide what a boring song that is.

  6. Although for album of the year, I just wanted to nominate Bubble 5 times…

    Surprise of the Year;

    Tsurezure in Canada
    Cococo’s graduation
    Rei leaves Ladybaby
    Babymetal doing the theme song for the Unikitty cartoon
    NECRONOMIDOL prepares to tour the United States

    B-side of the Year:

    “LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
    “Help!!” – BiSH
    “Easter Bunny” – Ladybaby
    “GAGA” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Debut (individual):

    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
    Momo – Malcolm Mask McLaren
    Kanna – Malcolm Mask McLaren

    Performance/s of the Year:

    Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo
    Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl
    THE SPUNKY’s final live
    BiSH – NEVERMiND TOUR FiNAL at Zepp Tokyo
    NECRONOMIDOL’s Europe Tour

    Collaboration of the Year:

    Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby
    Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL
    Screaming Sixties x I love you orchestra
    Aina x Ken Ken x Playstation
    Pikarin x Ohkubo Kei (Urbangarde)

    Video of the Year:

    “Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    “Futari Wa Na Kayosi” – Minna No Kodomo-Chan
    “ribbon” – sora tob sakana
    “ITHAQUA” – Necronomidol
    “My Landscape” – BiSH

    Song of the Year:

    “Futari Wa Na Kayosi” – Minna No Kodomo-Chan
    “Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    “Loud Asymmetry” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH
    “oh!my!ME・GA・MIに恋してる!” – Broken By The Scream

    Letdown of the Year:

    BiSH – “Promise the Star”
    Aina+TeddyLoid
    The WACK auditions
    Osaka Shunkashuto, in general
    Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing

    Saddest Departure:

    THE SPUNKY
    Cococo (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
    Guso Drop
    Yamitsuki Company
    Rei (Ladybaby)

    Debut of the Year (group):

    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    EMPiRE
    There There Theres
    Yamitsuki Company
    Candye Syrup

    Single of the Year:

    “Futari wa na kayosi” – Minna no Kodomo-Chan
    “MISS SINS” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    “Yandere” – Yamitsuki Company
    “Painfully Violent” – Guso Drop

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018:

    Dots
    Candye Syrup
    EMPiRE
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    MIGMA SHELTER

    Album of the Year:

    BUBBLE – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    THE GUERiLLA BiSH – BiSH
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    DAWNSLAYER – NECRONOMIDOL

    Performer of the Year:

    Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Aina the End – BiSH
    Montero – Screaming Sixties
    Pikarin
    Himari – NECRONOMIDOL

    Idol of the Year:

    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    NECRONOMIDOL
    BiSH
    There There Theres

  7. Surprise of the Year

    Guso Drop and the “Painfully Violent” bukakke
    Solo songs for the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da members
    DEADLIFT LOLITA happened
    *NECRONOMIDOL tours Europe
    *NECRONOMIDOL prepares to tour the United States
    *These should be combined and changed to NECRONOMIDOL world domination

    B-side of the Year

    “Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Debut (individual)

    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
    Nagi – Gokigen Teikoku

    Performance/s of the Year

    Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo
    NECRONOMIDOL’s Europe Tour
    There There Theres, GOOD MORNING WORLD
    Guso Drop at Zepp Tokyo
    CY8ER’s 53-song Periscope show

    Collaboration of the Year

    Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL
    Towa Tei x Ano
    There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl
    Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    Aina x Ken Ken x Playstation

    Video of the Year

    BILLIE IDLE® – “BYE-BYE”
    ぜんぶ君のせいだ。”わがまま新生Hominina”
    NECRONOMIDOL – ITHAQUA
    劇場版ゴキゲン帝国『I NEET YOU』 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GblU49y_QcI
    偶想Drop / Magic Inside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6XA3jfXuFI

    The last two aren’t on the list, but they should be! Wakapiku’s MV she made herself is so heartwarming!

    Song of the Year

    “Misfit Lovers” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    “DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL
    “Kakushemu” – CY8ER
    “IDOL” – Guso Drop
    “Chi waki niku DANCE” – DAIDAIDAI

    Letdown of the Year

    Aina+TeddyLoid
    Osaka Shunkashuto, in general

    Saddest Departure

    Guso Drop (I just want to list them 5 times)
    Hauptharmonie
    Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
    Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
    Rei (Ladybaby)

    Debut of the Year (group)

    There There Theres
    DEADLIFT LOLITA
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Single of the Year

    “Kodoku to Gyakushu” – You’ll Melt More!
    “Painfully Violent” – Guso Drop
    “Hito no Kana de Yakiniku Tabetai” – Gokigen Teikoku
    “Shuwa Shuwa” – Dots
    “Kakushemu” – CY8ER

    Single of the year was difficult!

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    Dots
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Album of the Year

    DEATHLESS – NECRONOMIDOL
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    discopsychadelica – You’ll Melt More!
    Billie Idle – Launching Out
    Oyasumi Hologram – 15 & 17 (Two EPs maake and album right?) lol

    Performer of the Year

    Pikarin
    Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    Rei – Guso Drop
    Kanamil -OYSM
    HANAKO-SAN

    Idol of the Year

    NECRONOMIDOL
    Guso Drop
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    Oyasumi Hologram
    BIllie Idle

  8. Can there be special prize for Kika’s face paint?
    I feel like there hasn’t been enough attention paid and praise given to the fact that so far she has yet to repeat herself and while everything hasn’t worked the vast majority have and some have been flat out brilliant.

  9. SURPRISE
    Guso Drop bukakke
    BiS recapture Saki
    Tsurezure Canaki

    B-SIDE
    chairmans “Yeah Yeah Yeah” (I was sure Maniac would kick them out so thank you for allowing their one vote from me)
    NSD “Live Fast Die Young”
    There There Theres – “IKENIE”
    BiSH “Help!!”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure (how effortlessly I can type that compared to last year!) – GAGA

    INDIVIDUAL DEBUT
    Eeeh I guess the PiGU girls by default and Momoland.

    PERFORMANCE
    BRGH Hello World
    Especia’s final
    There There Theres Good Morning World
    (which are the only shows I’ve watched this year)

    COLLABORATION
    Hauptharmonie & Tapferkeit Band
    SAiNT SEX
    BiS x LSN
    Towa Tei x Ano

    VIDEO
    BiSH GiANT KILLERS
    Zenkimi selfish newborn homina
    NECRONOMIDOL ITHAQUA
    That one with Yakiniku (mainly because it inspired me to go out and try Yakiniku)
    PiGU -DAY

    SONG
    BRGH – 2Sounddown
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect – Kagome Kagome
    Yukueshirezutsurezure – Loud Assymetry
    and futile late write-ins for
    You’ll Melt More – New Wave Star
    Candye Syrup – Idol of Death

    LETDOWN
    Aina x Teddyloid
    DiETGATE
    Tokyo Girls film

    SADDEST DEPARTURE
    Especia
    Cococo
    Moga Denpa
    NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    write-in for Rino PiGU

    DEBUT GROUP
    There There Theres
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    MIGMA SHELTER

    SINGLE
    Upstairs Down – There There Theres
    MISS SINS – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    New Me – Osaka Shunkashuto
    CD – Dots
    SOCiALiSM – BiS

    BREAKTHROUGH 2018
    Dots
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    ALBUM
    Brass! Brass!! Brass!!! – Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    Discopsychedelica – You’ll Melt More (may need to replace with YOUTOPIA out November 29!)
    Re:Stupid BiS
    It’s probably not worth anyone’s time me trying to nominate Let’s Poco Poco and Especia so lets just have the 2 BiSH ones instead.

    PERFORMER
    Shidare
    Aina

    IDOL OF THE YEAR
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    BiSH
    There There Theres
    write ins for
    You’ll Melt More
    Dots

  10. Surprise of the year:
    1: saint sex
    2:Bis/Gang swap
    3:Bish 7/11 collab
    4: BPM15Q becoming Cy8er
    5:Necro US tour

    Letdown:
    1: Aina+ Teddyloid
    2: Yamitsuki Company disbanding
    3: Pour Lui’s Dietgate

    Departures:
    1: Yamitsuki
    2: Rei from Ladybaby
    3: Guso Drop

    Bside:
    1: Help!!
    2: Peninsula
    3: Ladybabyblue

    Debut Group
    1: Kaqriyo Terror architect
    2: Yamitsuki
    3:EMPiRE
    4: there there theres

    Singles:
    1:Promise the star
    2:Kagome Kagome
    3:Foul
    4:Yandere
    5:Kakushemu

    Collab:
    1: Saint sex
    2: bish x 711
    3:Aina x playstation

    Video:
    1: イミナイウタ
    2:giant killers
    3: Passpo Playground
    4: kagome kagome
    5: 死死死死死死死死死

    Break through:
    1: kaqriyo terror architect
    2: EMPiRE

    Album:
    1: Guerrilla Bish
    2: Zenith
    3: Cinema Trip
    4: GANG PARADE takes themselves higher
    5: Indies Best Gokigen

    Song:
    1:same to you
    2:my landscape
    3:foul
    4:wack is fxxk
    5: kagome kagome

    Performer
    1: Yuna Passcode
    2: Aina BiSH

    Idol
    1 Bish
    2: Passcode
    3: Passpo
    4: cy8er

  11. More people nominating Especia for saddest departure than I expected!

    I’ll start adding some of these to the list of nominations. As for the Kobushi Factory nominations, while I obviously adore Hello! Project and Kobushi do do some rock-style songs, they aren’t really covered on Homicidols, so that one is up to Maniac to decide, but its probably a no, sorry. :'(

    UPDATE: Because I’m a lazy git, I’ve now decided that with the exception of categories with very few nominations, I’m only going to add write-in nominations if multiple people write the same one. The ones in this comments section that I’ve already added can stay, but I left out ones that I was doubtful of until further notice. Maniac can add whatever though. I’m just a monkey who helps out and makes Watanabe jokes.

  12. Assuming these aren’t weighted and the order doesn’t matter.

    Surprise of the Year:
    Tsurezure in Canada
    BPM15Q becomes CY8ER in the first place
    Rei leaves Ladybaby

    Collab of the year:
    Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby

    B-side of the Year:
    “Help!!” – BiSH
    “Easter Bunny” – Ladybaby

    Performance/s of the Year:
    BiSH – NEVERMiND ReLoaded tour final

    Debut (individual):
    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Video of the Year:
    BiSH – Giant Killers
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect – Kagome Kagome (write-in)
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da – Misfit Lovers
    Yamitsuki Company – Yandere///Sickness
    TIFKA Ladybaby – Pinky! Pinky!

    Song of the Year:
    “Kagome Kagome” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    “Kakusheemu” – CY8ER
    “Giant Killers” – BiSH
    “Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da (write-in)
    “Yandere///Sickness” – Yamitsuki Company (write-in)

    Letdown of the Year:
    BiSH – “Promise the Star”
    Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing (also WHAT I did not fucking know this)

    Saddest Departure:
    Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
    Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
    the tattered remnants of DEEP GIRL
    Rei (Ladybaby)

    Debut of the Year (group):
    Yamitsuki Company
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Single of the Year:
    “Yandere” – Yamitsuki Company
    “Kakushemu” – CY8ER
    “Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da (write-in)
    “Kagome Kagome / Hybrid Taboo” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect (write-in)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018:
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Album of the Year:
    Cinema Trip – PASSPO
    Giant Killers – BiSH (absolutely not an album IMO, but CDJapan says so)
    Zenith – PassCode
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Performer of the Year:
    Aina the End – BiSH

    Idol of the Year:
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

  13. This may change before the deadline but this is what I have now while I have the time to go through it.

    Surprise of the Year

    – The guerrilla release of BiSH’s new album “THE GUERRiLLA BiSH”
    – Cococo’s graduation
    – Guso Drop announces dissolution
    – Solo songs for the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da members
    – Rei leaves Ladybaby

    Letdown of the Year

    – Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing

    B-side of the Year

    – “IKENIE” – There There Theres
    – “Marionette” – BiSH
    – “Joint” – MIGMA SHELTER
    – “Watashi” – Izumi Mari
    – “LADY BABY BLUE” – LADYBABY

    Saddest Departure

    – Rei (Ladybaby)
    – Misato and Hikari (drop)
    – Cococo (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
    – Guso Drop
    – Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)

    Debut (individual)

    – Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    – Mashilo – CY8ER
    – Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
    – MOMOLAND – BiS
    – Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Debut of the Year (group)

    – MIGMA SHELTER
    – There There Theres
    – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    – Shuuengo Buppan
    – uijin

    Single of the Year

    – “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    – “Svaha Eraser” – MIGMA SHELTER
    – “DAY” – PiGU
    – “Irony” – Qumali Depart
    – “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Collaboration of the Year

    – Does It Escape Again x ujin
    – Aina x TeddyLoid
    – Oomori Seiko x LADYBABY
    – Wa-Suta x OSAKA SHUNKASHUTO
    – Screaming Sixties x I love you orchestra

    Video of the Year

    – Yanakoto Sotto Mute – Lily
    – There There Theres – There’s something behind
    – BiSH – My landscape
    – Zenbu Kimi no Sei da – わがまま新生Hominina
    – NECRONOMIDOL – ITHAQUA

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    – MIGMA SHELTER
    – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    – Shuuengo Buppan
    – uijin
    – EMPiRE

    Song of the Year

    – “Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    – “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    – “Amazing Glow” – MIGMA SHELTER
    – “DyingCRY” – Mashiro (Zenbu Kimi no Sei da)
    – “SHARR” – BiSH

    Album of the Year

    – BUBBLE – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    – Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi no Sei da
    – THE GUERiLLA BiSH – BiSH
    – ZENITH – PassCode
    – INDIES BEST – Gokigen Teikoku

    Performer of the Year

    – Pikarin
    – Mashiro – Zenbu Kimi no Sei da
    – Aina The End – BiSH
    – Kuromiya Rei – LADYBABY
    – Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Idol of the Year

    – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    – There There Theres
    – PassCode
    – NECRONOMIDOL
    – BiSH

  14. Yeah, BiSHfag

    Surprise of the Year:
    —Guerilla BiSH’s guerilla release
    —NECRONOMIDOL tours Europe
    —DEADLIFT LOLITA happened
    —BiSH’s anime theme
    —BRATS anime theme

    B-side of the Year:
    —“Help!!” – BiSH
    —“Did Not” – BiS
    —“IKENIE” – There There Theres
    —“Pelican” – There There Theres
    —“sputnik note” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute

    Performance/s of the Year:
    —THE SPUNKY’s final live *sob sob*
    —BiSH – NEVERMiND TOUR
    —There There Theres, GOOD MORNING WORLD
    —Aina The End acoustic solo live at Shupure Sakaba
    —BiS -「BAD SOCiAL TOUR」

    Collaboration of the Year:
    —SAiNT SEX
    —BiSH x Ebichu
    —There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl
    —BiSH x LSN
    —BiS x LSN

    Video of the Year:
    —BILLIE IDLE® – “BYE-BYE”
    —NECRONOMIDOL – ITHAQUA
    —Oyasumi Hologram – Mother(Official Video / 日本語字幕)
    —BiSH / My landscape[OFFICIAL VIDEO]
    —There There Theres – There’s something behind

    Song of the Year:
    —“DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL
    —“There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    —“WACK iS FXXK” – SAiNT SEX
    —“GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH
    —BILLIE IDLE® – “Memories”

  15. Saddest Departure:
    —THE SPUNKY

    Debut of the Year:
    —There There Theres
    —BRATS

    Single of the Year:
    —“Upstairs Down” – There There Theres
    —“There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    —“I can’t say no!!” – BiS
    —“CD” – Dots

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018:
    —EMPiRE

    Album of the Year:
    —RE:STUPiD – BiS
    —GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH
    —THE GUERiLLA BiSH – BiSH
    —DAWNSLAYER – NECRONOMIDOL
    —A Kick To The Brainpan – Himekyun Fruit Can

    Performer of the Year:
    —Aina the End – BiSH
    —Kai – Screaming Sixties
    —Montero – Screaming Sixties

    Idol of the Year:
    —BiSH
    —Dots
    —NECRONOMIDOL
    —There There Theres
    —BRATS

  16. Surprise of the Year:
    NECRONOMIDOL prepares to tour the United States
    Guso Drop and the “Painfully Violent” bukkake
    Rei leaves Ladybaby
    Babymetal doing the theme song for the Unikitty cartoon
    Can I second the BiSH / 7-11 commercial?

    B-side of the Year:
    “LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
    “Catharsis” – PassCode
    “Help!!” – BiSH
    “Live fast die young” – NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    “Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Debut (individual):
    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
    MOMOLAND – BiS
    Nagi – Gokigen Teikoku
    Can I add Mei – There There Theres?

    Performance/s of the Year:
    Bellring Girls Heart, HELLO WORLD
    There There Theres, GOOD MORNING WORLD
    Babymetal, Big Fox Festival
    Guso Drop at Zepp Tokyo
    BiSH – NEVERMiND TOUR FiNAL at Zepp Tokyo

    Collaboration of the Year:
    Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL
    Malcolm Mask McLaren x Guso Drop
    THE Natsu no Mamano x Ladybaby
    Pikarin x Ohkubo Kei (Urbangarde)
    E TICKET PRODUCTION – E TICKET RAP SHOW

    Video of the Year:
    “ITHAQUA” – NECRONOMIDOL
    “Day” – PiGU
    “3WD” – Task Have Fun
    “Bye-Bye” – Billie Idle
    “Hitorigoto Garden” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Song of the Year:
    “DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL
    “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    “Futari Wa Na Kayosi” – Minna No Kodomo-Chan
    “GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH
    “Shake and Rise Up” – You’ll Melt More!

    Letdown of the Year:
    Osaka Shunkashuto, in general
    Himekyun Fruit Can rebooting
    DISDOL rebooting
    Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing
    Aina+TeddyLoid

    Saddest Departure:
    Guso Drop
    THE SPUNKY
    Aza and Gomochi (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
    the tattered remnants of DEEP GIRL
    Himekyun Fruit Can Gen. 1

    Debut of the Year (group):
    There There Theres
    uijin
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Yamitsuki Company

    Single of the Year:
    “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    “Bite the Bullet” – PassCode
    “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    “Hito no Kana de Yakiniku Tabetai” – Gokigen Teikoku
    “MISS SINS” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018:
    Dots
    Shuuengo Buppan
    EMPiRE
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Can I add Devil no ID?

    Album of the Year:
    DEATHLESS – NECRONOMIDOL
    Zenith – PassCode
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    discopsychadelica – You’ll Melt More!
    GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH

    Performer of the Year:
    Aina the End – BiSH
    Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Pikarin
    Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    Yuna – PassCode

    Idol of the Year:
    PassCode
    NECRONOMIDOL
    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    BiSH
    There There Theres

  17. Surprise of the Year

    
- Solo songs for the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da members
    
- Cococo’s graduation

    – NECRONOMIDOL tours Europe

    – Guso Drop announces dissolution

    -(would like to nominate CY8ER adding yAmmy, Naatan and Anna out of the complete blue. I’d differentiate it from getting anna/mashilo since most CY8ER fans knew the mashilo thing was coming, kinda!)

    Letdown of the Year

    -Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing
    
- DiETgate for Pour Lui

    – Jun’s re-emergence disappearing from the Internet

    – The Tokyo Girls film

    – BABYMETAL’s 2017 Activities

    Saddest Departure

    -Aza and Gomochi (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)

    – Cococo (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

    – Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)

    – Moga (Dempagumi.inc)

    – Yamitsuki Company


    B-side of the Year

    – “Lost” – PassCode

    – “GAGA” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    – “Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    – “Fly -Brand-new BiS ver.-” – BiS

    Debut (individual)

    -Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    -Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
-Rei – NECRONOMIDOL

    
Debut of the Year (group)

    -Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    -There There Theres

    – Himegoto Zettaichi

    – uijin

    -Candye Syrup


    Performance/s of the Year

    -CY8ER’s 53-song Periscope show
    -Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl

    -Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo

    -You’ll Melt More!, Kodoku to Gyakushu ~Tee 

    -Aina The End’s acoustic solo live at Shupure Sakaba

    Single of the Year

    -“Kagome Kagome / Hybrid Taboo” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    -“Kakushemu” – CY8ER
    -“Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    -412” – Maison Book Girls
    -“Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Collaboration of the Year

    -Aina x TeddyLoid
    -Wa-Suta x OSAKA SHUNKASHUTO
    
-There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl

    -E TICKET PRODUCTION – E TICKET RAP SHOW

    -Pikarin x Ohkubo Kei (Urbangarde)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    -Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    -Dots
    -Candye Syrup


    Video of the Year

    -‘sin morning” – maison book girl
    -“rooms’ – Maison book girl
    -“hitorigoto garden” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
-“BYE BYE” – BILLIE IDOL
-“DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL

    Album of the Year

    -Image – Maison Book Girl

    -Cinema Trip – PASSPO
    
-Owari to hajimari – Team Syachihoko
    
-Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    
-discopsychadelica – You’ll Melt More!

    Song of the Year
    -“DyingCRY” – Mashiro (Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da)
    -“Kagome Kagome” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    -“Kakushemu” – CY8ER

    -“faithlessness” – Maison Book Girl

    -“New Wave Star” – You’ll Melt More!

    Performer of the Year
    -Aina the End – BiSH

    -Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    -Mashiro – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    
-Pour Lui – BiS
    
-Pikarin

    Idol of the Year
    -CY8ER
    -Yukureshirezutsurezure
    -BiSH

    



  18. Here we go:

    Surprise
    1. Guso Drop dying
    2. NECROMA EU

    Letdown
    Aina x Teddyloid, sadly. I like both, but it just didn’t work for me.

    Saddest Departure
    1. Guso Drop
    2. Hauptharmonie
    3. Moga
    4. Fruitpochette

    B-side
    1. Pelican – There There Theres
    2. Karmaloop – Tsurezure
    3. Would say Mo’ Strain – MIGMA SHELTER but it’s not an option

    Debut Group
    1. MIGMA SHELTER
    2. There There Theres
    3. Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    4. uijin
    5. Candye Syrup

    Performance of the Year
    1. NECROMA EU because I was there

    Video of the Year
    1. 3WD – Task Have Fun, partially because they’re nowhere else to be seen and I have high hopes for them
    2. GiANT KILLERS – BiSH
    3. みすふぃっとらゔぁーず – ZenKimi
    4. DAWNSLAYER – NECROMA
    5. Not on the shortlist in the main post but I also really like Antique – Misako Aoki × merry merli

    Single of the Year
    1. Amazing Glow – MIGMA SHELTER
    2. Painfully Violent – Guso Drop
    3. Sophomore Sick Sacrifice – ZenKimi
    4. Wagamama Shinsei Hominina – ZenKimi
    5. Upstairs Down – There There Theres

    Collab of the Year
    1. Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    2. NECROMA x Guso Drop

    Most poised to break through in 2018
    1. MIGMA SHELTER
    2. Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    3. Minna no Kodomochan
    4. Dots
    5. Candye Syrup

    Album of the Year
    1. DEATHLESS – NECROMA
    2. Egoistic Eat Issues – ZenKimi
    3. image – Maison Book Girl
    4. Brass! Brass!! Brass!!! – Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    5. discopsychadelica – You’ll Melt More!

    Song of the Year
    1. oh!my!ME・GA・MIに恋してる! – Broken by the Scream
    2. KERES THANATOIO – NECROMA
    3. Futari Wa Na Kayosi – Minna no Kodomochan
    4. Deeper – MIGMA SHELTER
    5. Tokyoite Grim Reaper – Hauptharmonie

    Performer of the Year
    1. Himari
    2. Pikarin
    3. AINA the End
    4. Io from BBTS even though she’s not an option

    Idol of the Year
    1. NECROMA
    2. Tsurezure
    3. MIGMA SHELTER
    4. There There Theres
    5. BiSH
    6. Why is ZenKimi not on this shortlist

  19. I’ll probably want to edit and add more as soon as I enter this, but not going to be near a PC any time soon

    SOTY:
    Togawa Jun comeback,, Tsurezure Touring Canada, Necronomidol Europe tour, and Pending U.S. West Coast Tour.

    B-Side OTY:
    Pelican- ThereThereThere’s, Catharsis- PassCode, Lady Baby Blue-TIFKALadyBaby.
    Debut OTY:
    Rin-Gokigen Teikoku, Yuu-PiGu, Himari-Necronomidol. Rei doesn’t qualify unfortunately, her debut was a little over a year ago ;(

    Performance OTY. The one show I would to have loved to attended more tan anything, Necronomidol’s London show.

    Collab OTY:
    Vampillia/ Togawa Jun , Hauptharmonie with Tapferheit band.

    Video OTY: PiGu- Day. MaisonBookGirl- Rooms. Dawnslayer-Necronomidol

    Song OTY: Keres Thanatoio-Necronomidol.

    Letdown OTY. the lack of a Guerilla show when a certain group came to the USA, BABYMETAL doubling down on “Kawaii Metal” and building metal cred, and appearing to drop even more of their remaining Idol Trappings, Kudos that this isn’t alienating their old fanbase.

    Saddest Graduation:
    Guso Drop, Hauptharmonie.

    Debut OTY: DeadLift Lolita, Candye Syrup.

    Single- Danwnslayer-Necroma

    Most Poised- If Iku-chan can keep fresh harsh singing in the line-up, Candye Syrup.

    Album OTY: BrassBrassBrass-Hauptharmonie, pretty sure it qualifies from the CD release.
    Deathless-Necronomidol. I think some people thought last fall was going to be fatal for them. Incorrect.
    I just got Nemlesss-Bosssrush the soundcloud stuff is so obviously a rough Demo next to this masterpiece.
    BUBBLE- Yanokoto Sote Mute.

    IOTY: CY8ER, PassCode ,TTT’s,Necronomidol

  20. Surprise of the Year

    Guso Drop announces dissolution
    Rei leaves Ladybaby
    Babymetal doing the theme song for the Unikitty cartoon
    Guerilla BiSH’s guerilla release
    Tsurezure in Canada

    Letdown of the Year

    BABYMETAL’s 2017 Activities
    Jun’s re-emergence disappearing from the Internet
    DiETgate for Pour Lui
    The Tokyo Girls film
    Aina+TeddyLoid

    B-side of the Year

    “Easter Bunny” – Ladybaby
    “LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
    “IKENIE” – There There Theres
    “Pelican” – There There Theres
    “Joint” – MIGMA SHELTER

    Saddest Departure

    Hauptharmonie
    Guso Drop
    Rei (Ladybaby)
    Fruitpochette
    Aza and Gomochi (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)

    Debut (individual)

    Rei – NECRONOMIDOL
    Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
    MOMOLAND – BiS
    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Debut of the Year (group)

    EMPiRE
    There There Theres
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    MIGMA SHELTER

    Single of the Year

    “CD” – Dots
    “Pelo” – Ladybaby
    “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    “I can’t say no!!” – BiS
    “Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Collaboration of the Year

    Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby
    Aina x Ken Ken x Playstation
    Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    Towa Tei x Ano
    Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    Dots
    Candye Syrup
    MIGMA SHELTER
    EMPiRE
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Song of the Year

    “Tokyoite Grim Reaper” – Hauptharmonie
    “DAWNSLAYER” – NECRONOMIDOL
    “WACK iS FXXK” – SAiNT SEX
    “Chi waki niku DANCE” – DAIDAIDAI
    “IDOL” – Guso Drop

    Performer of the Year

    Rei – LADYBABY
    Aina the End – BiSH
    Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Montero – Screaming Sixties
    Mashiro – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Idol of the Year

    BABYMETAL
    NECRONOMIDOL
    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    MIGMA SHELTER
    CY8ER

    Best video

    sora tob sakana – Ribbon
    戸川純 with Vampillia / わたしが鳴こうホトトギス
    “REM” TOWA TEI with Ano (You’ll Melt More!)
    偶想Drop / Magic Inside
    BiSH / GiANT KiLLERS[OFFICIAL VIDEO]

  21. I don’t even know if I’m allowed to do the narrow-down nomination things but JUST IN CASE LOL

    SURPRISE
    Togawa Jun’s re-emergence
    The BiSwap
    Necroma’s EU tour
    The CY8ERbus steals Anna and Mashiro
    Guerilla BiSH’s Guerilla Release

    LETDOWN
    Tokyo Girls
    DiETgate
    The WACK auditions
    ANFORTgate
    Jun’s re-emergence disappearing from the Internet

    B-SIDE
    Deeper – MIGMA SHELTER
    Help!! – BiSH
    Close Your Eyes – GANG PARADE
    LADYBABY BLUE – LADYBABY
    Lost – PassCode

    SADDEST DEPARTURE
    Guso Drop
    Minami/Ayano
    Especia
    Aza/Gomochi
    Fruitpochette

    DEBUT (INDIVIDUAL)
    Himari – Necroma (I should probably remove Rei since she came last year, but
    I’m pretty sure Maniac added her, so MANIAC HELP!!)
    Togaren – Zenkimi
    Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
    Nagi – Gokigen
    Rin – Gokigen

    DEBUT (GROUP)
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    MIGMA SHELTER
    Candeye Syrup
    There There Theres
    uijin

    PERFORMANCE
    Necroma’s Europe Tour
    Especia Spice Tour Final
    Aina’s acoustic solo live
    BGH – HELLO WORLD
    Solitude Hotel 3F

    SINGLE (God damn this one was difficult to narrow down)
    “Kagome Kagome / Hybrid Taboo” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    “Wagamama Shinsei Hominina” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    “Bababa-Ba Baumkuchen” – Pikarin
    “Painfully Violent” – Guso Drop
    “Doughnut Friend” – Avandoned

    COLLABORATION
    Jun Togawa x Vampillia
    Hauptharmonie x Tapferkeit Band
    Aina x Ken Ken x Playstation
    Guso Drop x NECRONOMIDOL
    Towa Tei x Ano

    BREAKTHROUGH
    Dots
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Shuuengo Buppan
    EMPiRE
    Candeye Syrup

    VIDEO
    Ribbon – Sora Sob Sakana (what can I say, I’m a slut for animation)
    Watashi Ga Nakou Hototogisu – Togawa Jun/Vampillia (see above, also history of Jun and all that)
    REM – Towa Tei with Ano
    GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH
    DAWNSLAYER – NECRONOMIDOL

    ALBUM
    Fourth Album (Kari) – Up Up Girls (Kari)
    DEATHLESS – NECRONOMIDOL
    GANG PARADE Takes Themselves Higher!! – GANG PARADE
    kitixxxgaia – Oomori Seiko
    THE GUERiLLA BiSH – BiSH

    SONG
    IDOL – Guso Drop
    DAWNSLAYER – NECRONOMIDOL
    “Kagome Kagome” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    “Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    “GANG PARADE” – GANG PARADE

    PERFORMER
    Aina The End
    Pikarin
    Kotejun
    Beni
    Himari

    IDOL
    NECRONOMIDOL
    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    MIGMA SHELTER
    CY8ER
    GANG PARADE

  22. This was harder than I thought, although I’m struggling to find 5 for some of the categories but here goes.

    SURPRISE OF THE YEAR
    Rei leaves Ladybaby
    Necronomidol Tours Europe
    Mashir and Anna to Cy8er

    LETDOWN OF THE YEAR
    BISH – Promise The Star
    AINA and Teddyloid
    Babymetals lack of activity

    B SIDE
    Pelican – TTTs
    Sputnik Note – YSM
    Mo’Strain – Migma Shelter
    Karma Loop – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    SADDEST DEPARTURE
    Himekyun Fruit Can 1st gen
    Fruitpochette
    Tenri
    Rei
    THE SPUNKY

    DEBUT GROUP
    TTTs
    SAKA-SAMA
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Uijin

    DEBUT (individual) – I’m struggling with this one
    I’ll second Mei from TTTs though

    PERFORMANCE
    BRGH – Hello World
    TTTS – Good Morning World
    YSM – Like a Bubble Tour Final

    SINGLE
    There Something Behind – TTTs
    Spine EP – BRGH
    Shuwa Shuwa – DOTS
    Amazing Glow – MIGMA SHELTER
    Doughnut Friend – Avandoned

    COLLABORATION
    TTTs/This is Japan/Maison Book Girl
    Towa Tei/Ano
    The Natsu No Mamano/Ladybaby

    MOST POISED FOR BREAKTHROUGH
    MIGMA SHELTER
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    ALBUM
    Cocoon EP – Sora Rob Sakana
    Bubble – YSM
    Image – Maison Book Girl
    Discopsychadelia – You’ll Melt More
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Se Da

    SONG
    Lily – YSM
    2 Sounddown – BRGH
    Kagome Kagome – KTA
    Theres Something Behind – TTTs
    Trinity Drive – DOTS

    VIDEO
    Theres Something Behind – TTTs
    Lily – YSM
    Ribbon – Sora Rob Sakana
    “REM” Towa Teai/Ano

    PERFORMER
    Por Lui
    Kanamil
    Nadeshiko
    Beni

    IDOL OF THE YEAR
    MIGMA SHELTER
    TTTs
    Cy8er
    Dots

  23. A couple changes to mine above. Noticed I had BiS on Debut twice and finally decided Kaqriyo needed to be on Single Of The Year. I see BRATS was mentioned too but not sure if they can be included since they are a band but I would definitely have them on my list too with “Seitoka Pride Monster” being one of the best songs of the year. Maniac?

    Debut (individual)

    – Himari – NECRONOMIDOL
    – Mashilo – CY8ER
    – Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
    – Ogura Karin – There There Theres
    – Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Single of the Year

    – “There’s something behind” – There There Theres
    – “Svaha Eraser” – MIGMA SHELTER
    – “DAY” – PiGU
    – “Kagome Kagome / Hybrid Taboo” – Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    – “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

  24. Things I’ll pick which were on your list:

    Letdown of the Year
    Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing
    (I actually liked a couple of the things on your list here, namely BiSH – “Promise the Star” and The Tokyo Girls film)

    Saddest Departure
    FRUITPOCHETTE
    Guso Drop
    Yamitsuki Company

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Yamitsuki Company

    Collaboration of the Year
    Screaming Sixties x I love you orchestra

    Single of the Year
    “Promise the Star” – BiSH
    “Chippoke Hero” – 2&
    “Yandere” – Yamitsuki Company

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018
    Shuuengo Buppan

    Video of the Year
    “oh!my!ME・GA・MIに恋してる!” – Broken By The Scream

    Song of the Year
    “oh!my!ME・GA・MIに恋してる!” – Broken By The Scream
    (despite listing nothing else here or below, this isn’t my song of the year, just my only pick out of your picks)

    Performer of the Year
    Montero – Screaming Sixties

    Things which weren’t on your list:

    Album of the Year
    Zekkyou Suru60do x I love you Orchestra
    Hoshina Fumimi – mimi chic
    NEXT Shoujo Jiken – Over The Next
    Tsuki to Taiyou

    Single of the Year
    Diable Voix – Lost in Memories

    Video of the Year
    Yamitsuki Company

    Saddest Departure
    GRAZIE5
    Misaki (London Blue)
    Saki (Honey Spice)
    Arika (Honey Spice)
    Watanabe Mayu
    Shizuku (Princess Garden -Himeniwa-)
    Candy||Stripe_Neo
    Killed In Sadness
    (I’ve probably forgotten some more grads…)

    Performer of the Year
    Haluka – Diable Voix

    Letdown of the Year
    The Daichi/Am Records thing – Guso gone, 2&/Fumimi left to go independent

    Surprise of the Year
    Chihiro returning to the idol scene as buppan staff for a couple of groups

  25. Here’s mine:

    Surprise of the Year

    The BiS/GANG PARADE swap
    Tsurezure in Canada
    BPM15Q becomes CY8ER in the first place (l8er nicamoq)
    Cococo’s graduation
    Rei leaves Ladybaby

    B-side of the Year

    “Help!!” – BiSH
    “LADY BABY BLUE” – Ladybaby
    “Did Not” – BiS
    “GAGA” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Karmaloop” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Debut (individual)

    Mashilo – CY8ER
    Pan Luna Leafy – BiS
    MOMOLAND – BiS
    Toga Ren – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da

    Performance/s of the Year

    Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl
    WACK Exhibition
    Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo
    Babymetal, Big Fox Festival
    CY8ER’s 53-song Periscope show

    Collaboration of the Year

    Oomori Seiko x Ladybaby
    There There Theres x This Is Japan x Maison Book Girl
    SAiNT SEX
    BiSH x 7/11
    Yunomi x Nicamoq!!!

    Video of the Year
    “Gomaslipper” – Ayumikurikamaki!!!
    “Futari Wa Na Kayosi” – Minna No Kodomo-Chan
    “独白園” – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    “rooms” – Maison book girl
    “GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH

    Song of the Year

    “DyingCRY” – Mashiro (Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da)
    “Loud Asymmetry” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Kakushemu” – CY8ER
    “Chi waki niku DANCE” – DAIDAIDAI
    “faithlessness” – Maison Book Girl

    Letdown of the Year

    BiSH – “My landscape”!!! (The song not the video)
    The WACK auditions
    Yamitsuki Company just up and disappearing
    DiETgate for Pour Lui
    BABYMETAL’s 2017 Activities

    Saddest Departure

    Cococo (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
    Mene (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
    Moga (Dempagumi.inc)
    Yamitsuki Company
    Rei (Ladybaby)

    Debut of the Year (group)

    DEADLIFT LOLITA
    Yamitsuki Company
    uijin
    Candye Syrup
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Single of the Year

    “MISS SINS” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Sophomore Sick Sacrifice” – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da
    “412” – Maison Book Girls
    “Kakushemu” – CY8ER
    “Futari wa na kayosi” – Minna no Kodomo-Chan

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018

    Senanan!!!
    Candye Syrup
    EMPiRE
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect
    Minna no Kodomochan

    Album of the Year

    RE:STUPiD – BiS
    Image – Maison Book Girl
    GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH
    BUBBLE – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da

    Performer of the Year

    Aina the End – BiSH
    Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Mashiro – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da
    Pour Lui – BiS
    Pikarin

    Idol of the Year

    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da!!!
    Maison book girl!!!
    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    BiSH
    CY8ER

    How about a category like….

    Most excited for in 2018

    Maison book girl – cotoeri
    Tsurezure returning to Canada for NMFT12
    NECRONOMIDOL touring the US
    Ayumikurikamaki inevitably returning to their kuma forms 🙂

  26. Am I too late?! Your timezone needs to CHILL.

    Surprise of the Year
    New nomination: All the WACK shuffling, esp. SAINT SEX
    Tsurezure in Canada
    NECRONOMIDOL tours Europe
    Guso Drop announces dissolution
    CY8ER heisting Mashir/lo and Anna

    Letdown of the Year
    ANFORTgate
    DiETgate for Pour Lui
    BABYMETAL’s 2017 Activities

    B-side of the Year
    There There Theres – Pelican
    New nomination: Yukueshirezutsurezure – Helpless (from Loud Asymmetry)
    BiS – Did Not
    Yukueshirezutsurezure – Karmaloop
    Gang Parade – Close Your Eyes

    Performance of the Year
    Solitude Hotel 3F, Maison Book Girl
    WACK Exhibition
    Yukueshirezutsurezure, Next Music From Tokyo
    Guso Drop at Zepp Tokyo
    Especia Spice Tour Final (Disbandment Live)

    Collaboration of the Year
    SAiNT SEX
    Towa Tei x Ano

    Video of the Year
    Gang Parade – FOUL
    BiSH – Giant Killers
    Yanakoto Sotto Mute – Lily
    BiS – Can’t Say No!!

    Song of the Year
    “WACK iS FXXK” – SAiNT SEX
    “FOUL” – GANG PARADE
    “GiANT KiLLERS” – BiSH
    “Lily” – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    “Helpless” – Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Saddest Departure
    Hauptharmonie
    Marbles
    Fruitpochette
    Guso Drop

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Candye Syrup
    MIGMA SHELTER
    Kaqriyo Terror Architect

    Single of the Year
    “FOUL” – GANG PARADE
    “Hello!!” – Avandoned
    “MISS SINS” – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    “Bite the Bullet” – PassCode
    “Shuwa Shuwa” – Dots

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2018
    Dots
    Candye Syrup
    EMPiRE
    MIGMA SHELTER

    Album of the Year
    GiANT KiLLERS – BiSH
    BUBBLE – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    GANG PARADE takes themselves higher!! – GANG PARADE
    DEATHLESS – NECRONOMIDOL
    discopsychedelica – You’ll Melt More!
    If Tentenko isn’t on the list, then I won’t vote for Oomori Seiko 😛

    Performer of the Year
    Shidare – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Pikarin
    Miki – Gang Parade

    Idol of the Year
    New nomination: Gang Parade
    CY8ER
    Yukureshirezutsurezure
    NECRONOMIDOL
    BiSH

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