What an exhausting week! The Corenament will wrap up its first two rounds today, we had a whole mess of graduation and disbandment news, some favorites took some chances, we heard cool new music … all in all, a good time, but I’m spent. I didn’t even get a chance to do my own thing for #NecromaReacts yet (though you definitely should)! But idol never rests, and nor does your friendly neighborhood Maniac!
What’d We Miss?
Remember our friend Shazy, the Filipino girl who wanted to idol and got talked down to by some ass? Because she’s cool, and also probably because folks kind of rallied to her, she made the next round of the MNL48 auditions:
— Reign Eternal Idol (@Pureidolheart) March 16, 2017
Did you see PassCode’s cover art for their “bite the bullet” single coming out next month?
PassCode Major 2nd Single "bite the bullet" ジャケット解禁！ pic.twitter.com/iE5sUynYDN
— PassCodeオフィシャル (@passcodeO) March 17, 2017
I love how they keep the same basic visual theme going with each release. That’s quality branding right there.
Dempagumi.inc is great. Risa is a literal goddess.
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) March 14, 2017
Here’s that trailer for the Babymetal Tokyo Dome DVD:
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) March 15, 2017
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) March 15, 2017
Nik Soo Lee shared this with me on Facebook; it’s a Russian parody cover of “Nippon Manju”:
Apparently, You’ll Melt More! and predia are friends now, the latter bringing the power pop to a YMM classic:
— predia プレディア (@pre_dia) March 14, 2017
I got excited about WiLL for a second, and they thanked me by doing this:
I felt kind of the same way about this new track from HAMIDASYSTEM:
Gokigen Teikoku rounds out a rough week of graduations and disbandments:
— Straight From Japan (@StraightFromJpn) March 17, 2017
Have a glorious weekend!
Why does Norway get all of the nice things?