Before anything else: Christmas is just a week away, which means you’d better be out shopping and caroling and whatever else you do to spread holiday cheer and live in Norman Rockwell’s dreams. While you’re at it:
A Whole Bunch of Junk from the Past Week
We’re deep into final voting for the Best of 2016 ourselves, but other folks have already put together their best-of pieces. This one from @fishuisland is idol’s top 50, and it is lousy with a bunch of our favorites:
— Fishu Island (@fishuisland) December 16, 2016
Ten Tenko, ex of BiS and currently of a world that would scare most people, released a new MV in which–
You know, just watch it:
It’s been a little while — ever since the relative disappointment of “Tabidachi no Uta” — that we checked in on ayumikurikamaki, but of course they did the Mannequin Challenge:
What a bunch of weirdos!
There’s some ambiguity to this, but nicamoq, one half of BPM15Q, seems to be hanging ’em up.
— はむちゃん@12/24六本木CUBE (@rinahamu) December 15, 2016
The outcome seems to be that the retooled BPM15Q will continue with Rinahamu at the helm, but /shrugs. CY8ER, their additional project (like #13 in Rina’s current body of work), is wrapping up, however. I think. I dunno.
A bunch of you kids like BAND-MAID, so it may interest you to know that their upcoming album will be released in the West via JPU, and you’ll have fewer hoops to jump through to get it:
— JPU Records (@JPUrecords) December 16, 2016
And now BAND-MAID has appeared on the pages of Homicidols.com!
Hinata Suzu, formerly of petit pas! and not yet having her own Alloy-esque project announced, is a huge-ass Guso Drop fan and was fortunate enough to celebrate her birthday with them:
One of the hard-charging sleepers in our Video of the Year final, Up Up Girls, is on the way to a big ol’ international event, and good for them.
The too-good-for-us Negicco, who are as tradol as I’m usually comfortable getting (especially now that they’ve largely outgrown the whole idol business and are more of a straight-up pop group), slipped this gem onto Soundcloud the other day:
I seem to be the other person I know who’s as into Ophelia 20mg as I am; that’s your loss, amigos. But nobody is immune to the power of this outfit:
— ゆう♂@Poisoner (@you4myvalentine) December 15, 2016
Have a jazzy-ass final fall weekend: