Happy Saturday! Are we getting into another little idol lull? Maybe somewhat. This is usually more Announcement Season than Release Season, anyway, but I feel like there’s less going on this winter than in past years. Which is fine! As long as what comes out is good. We may however, be approaching some kind of situation:
Apparently Juice=Juice is disbanding and rumors (on Facebook lol) that this is Morning Musume’s last year. HelloProject is in shambles and 48G is following soon lol. The end is near.
— ✟ amina du Jean♡ (@aminadujean) January 19, 2018
Now, even Amina declaimed any responsibility — she was talking about the rumor, not endorsing it — but imagine a world where this is true, (Kerrie, cover your ears) where H!P and 48g and Big Corporate Idol in general goes back to being a sideshow over the next couple of years. Rise of the underground? Or would even chika idol take a hit? Frankly, I have no idea.
And now that you’re adequately prepared for the depths of winter, enjoy!
How Can You Say Things Like That at a Time Like This?
Our pal Osie Reyes has a really nice message following the MNL48 audition:
I usually skip over BiSH interviews on the grounds that we’ve done most of that already. Hashiyasume, though:
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) January 14, 2018
Also, this happened:
— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) January 18, 2018
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Have we ever discussed how cool Q’ulle is?
Q'ulle Battle of the Bands Tour 2018「SURVIVAL」
2018/1/17㈬15：00～1/20㈯23：59 当落日 1/22
ツアーサイト→https://t.co/3b6JM9aE9u #Qulle対バンツアー2018 pic.twitter.com/DGh9J8mrUK
— Q'ulle Official (@Qulle_official) January 17, 2018
RIOT BABY, live with live mics!
Idol graduations: Nobody is safe:
— Tokyo Girls' Update (@TGU_JAPAN) January 15, 2018
I love everything about xoxo EXTREME:
Yeah, new SAKA-SAMA single!
— オトトイ (@ototoy_info) January 19, 2018
What’s Sakura Miyabi doing?
— ✿佐倉雅✿お薬お姉さん✿ (@miyabi_lfz) January 9, 2018
Especia fans, rejoice:
Mia Nascimento's band MILLI MILLI BAR to release their first CD-R "MINI MINI R" https://t.co/KmzDuGIF2Q
— Especia va bien (@EspeciaVaBien) January 16, 2018
Following their mini-redemption, Osaka Shunkashuto’s first major album is on the way:
大阪☆春夏秋冬メジャー1stアルバム発売決定 – 音楽ナタリー https://t.co/4vDSCm1K0S
— 大阪☆春夏秋冬(しゅかしゅん)公式 (@syukasyun) January 14, 2018
This MV is incredible:
This one might be better:
Malcolm Mask McLaren, live:
Who would win?
— 大坪ケムタ (@kemta) January 17, 2018
The guns come out near the end:
When idols give awards to idols in other countries!
Shiori’s crowdfunding campaign was a success!
Crowdfunding 達成ありがとうございました‼︎‼︎!2018.2.22CDリリース ＆ MV撮影 が決定しました😳
— 東 しおり (@shiorizuma) January 17, 2018
Desu.Rabbits have a single coming and also wtf is happening in this cover art?
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) January 12, 2018
So Snowdrop is going to re-brand (smart) at a one-man (oh crap):
— Snowdrop(公式) (@Snowdrop_idol) December 3, 2017
That Devil ANTHEM mini-project is pretty nice:
Also, it’s not bears, but bunnies will do
Rinahamu never stops having new projects; is CY8ER the most focused she’s ever been, even with that?
YASHA – Hamrig https://t.co/1mfjBjk1rU
— iTunes Top Sales (@appmusicbook) January 11, 2018
Up Up Girls 2:
I can’t stop laughing at this:
— 月城ひまり (@himari_tsuki) January 16, 2018
This le biglemoi headgear!
MyDreams.jp is like Poppy.Computer, except there are 42 of them on a tiny stage for two hours:
MIGMA SHELTER dubstep remix!
Live Bonnnou Paradox:
This wasn’t RHYMEBERRY’s best look:
Who the heck is this?
Have a great weekend!