Christ on fire, what a ridiculous start to 2017. I don’t think I wrote anything that pissed off anybody, and it was still a record-breaking week for number of posts and total hits. Thanks, I guess? We can all look back on it with fond memories when we get into June and like nothing interesting is happening besides “hey look at this live video GOD SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING TIF’S STILL MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY.”
Our first graduation of note (yay!) for the year was Sawada Risa, who left Alice Juban / Kamen Joshi on Monday. Now who’s going to carry that enormous … butcher’s knife? on stage at PARMS?
— 仮面女子:公式ツイッター (@AliceProject_mb) January 2, 2017
Idols have a tendency to inspire true behavior of dedication in their fans. People will buy them almost anything! They also do things like redesign their guitar to include DEEP GIRL’s Mashiro:
— 17†LYN@knotfestお疲れ様 (@masked_inarin) January 5, 2017
Ten Tenko added this number to Soundcloud the other day:
That bass line, though. You may also enjoy:
Captains Log: January 2017: Tentenko has officially gone into next-level full-on art-damage mode… https://t.co/XZuy0CH2X0
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) January 7, 2017
Gonna miss you, Koutei Camera Girl Zwei.
— しゅがしゅ らら＠コウテカ２ (@lala_sugarin) January 5, 2017
Watanabe must have gotten some positive information around a potential Budokan show for BiSH, because the ban on lifting etc. at shows is back on, if it was ever off, if it was ever on to begin with and not just part of his lifelong effort to troll everybody.
【ダイブ・サーフ禁止のお知らせ】BiSH NEVER MiND TOURよりリフト禁止はもちろんのこと、ダイブ、サーフも禁止となります。発見した瞬間にライブ終了となります。よろしくお願いいたします。
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) January 4, 2017
Definitely not trolling is this set of custom Zippo lighters (I lover Zippos) design by BiSH members and also in IDOL edition:
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) January 6, 2017
Can somebody please buy me that “All you need is punk and love” version?
There’s been some new (as in, unreleased) Yanakoto Sotto Mute music floating around from their gorgeous lives, and I always either miss it or get to it really late, so here are two examples:
I love them so much.
North Wind Impact Choque!, who recently made an appearance in Phillter’s travelogue of your jealousy, are showing renewed signs of life all over the place. Here’s a snip of them doing the pretty cool “Girls in the War”:
— 北風インパクトChoque!（チョーケ） (@KITAKAZE_RIZE) January 4, 2017
And here’s a full set from a couple of weeks back:
The folks at Babymetal Newswire have this nice breakdown of the Kitsune Warriors’ enormous 2016, just to put “I want My Favorite Idols to come to my country” into a little bit of perspective:
— BABYMETAL Newswire (@babymetalnews_) January 2, 2017
This might not interest very many of you, but PAPIROSIER and their full-on nu-metal approach has new material, which might mean more … well, nu-metal, but still.
明日は ついにパピロジェ 1周年記念ライブ！
新曲 お楽しみに♫ pic.twitter.com/pu3XWJOEAy
— パピロジェ運営事務局 (@papirosier) January 3, 2017
By the way, you guys are asses:
I can trust you guys, right?
— Homicidol Maniac (@homicidols) January 4, 2017
But not so much as Maki.
— まき【あゆくま】武道館への道 (@crazy_maki1) January 6, 2017
Have a great weekend!
Blackened Christian melodeath? I mean.