We are proud to at last reveal to our dear readers, Homicidols™ The Video Game! Years in the planning, it was to feature state of the art computer animations of all the greatest idols with actual voice-overs from many of them too. KOTO was coming out of retirement to do the theme tune and we were in discussion with various platforms for exclusive distribution rights.
Then Daemon went and blew the entire budget on Melon Batake a go go chekis at Saboten Con, so we quickly threw together this rubbish Rock, Paper, Scissors based thing instead. Enjoy!
It’s time for another edition of Reader’s Best! Today, we are celebrating being almost half-way through submissions with a top ten by Homicidol’s Discord server denizen Russell Emerine. While Russell’s submission is chock full of SS tier tunes, I must say that it was very short on capitalization. In fact, their selection narrative did not include a single upper case character. All of the capital letters in the following post were provided courtesy of D so, Russell, you owe me a bunch of majuscules.
While waiting for reimbursement, let’s check out the list! Continue reading
A returning founding member, a brand new member and a writer who is extremely pleased with their headline. PLANCK STARS have done it once again!
Lots of big news dropped this week, including that Japan will soon be re-opening it’s doors to foreign wota starting October 11th. While we can now start planning overseas trips in earnest, there were also two huge announcements for the home front, especially if you have easy access to the west coast of the US.
First up, Isiliel will be arriving very soon to play several dates over the next two months.
Thank you for taking a break from planning that long-delayed trip to Japan to join us for our latest installment of Reader’s Best. Today we are giving you a very diverse, 19-song compilation consisting of the Top Ten picks from two readers, smsmsmsmssm and Hello_Moto. If you just thought, “wait D, two times ten equals 20”, congratulations on finding an opportunity to apply third grade math to real life. Also, yes, I was just getting to that part. Continue reading
Welcome to the next installment of Readers Best. I should really be keeping count of how many we’ve posted so far but, you know, it doesn’t really matter ’cause after listenign to Kanra’s top ten, I just want to languish here. If your week is off to a bad start, you’ve come to the right place. Kanra is about to spin you ten tracks of shoegaze, dreampop and idol ballads to calm your brain right down. Let’s chill: Continue reading
What a week! PLANCK STARS went viral on the Tik Toks, exposing pre-teens all over the world to their special brand of insanity. While this will have an unknown impact on the turnout for their upcoming world tour, it did result in a positive uptick in our site traffic as Homicidols dot com is one of the few outlets on the planet with English language coverage of Hiroshima’s most perverse idol unit. Speaking of the Butter Dog Summit, we should probably drop a reminder that the date for LA did change. Here’s where things stand at the moment:
Welcome to a new edition of Readers Best! This time we’ve paired up two very different chika idol connoisseurs with two very different lists. First we have D4rkWzd who gives us ten diverse tracks by ten different units, one of whom is so rarefied I’m just now hearing about them for the very first time. Then we have ckiemnstr345 who also gives us a nice mix of songs by PassCode and Niji no Conquistador. That’s right, a Top Ten list consisting of nothing but tracks by PassCode and Niji no Conquistador.
Last time, we welcomed the lovely rookie group END OF IDOL and heard them share about their idol activities as well as the image they’re aiming for. On this episode of “Vietnamese Idol Society” (a random name I just came up with), please let Homicidols introduce you to a veteran group in the scene, POLARIS★ (@Polaris_idolVN), who has a completely different charm.
(From left to right, Rin, Hikari, Rei and Shiki)
We can actually say that POLARIS★ is an old friend of Homicidols as they have already appeared on the site in this quite detailed article back in 2020 . The only thing I can add is, as a Vietnamese myself, I just love how they portray our country in their work.
Congratulations to REBEL REBEL! Their producer tweets:
Wow! I love REBEL REBEL, nice to see them get some success! Strange though, despite some efforts from this site, you don’t really see much chat about them from overseas idol fans.
And the iTunes Store? Who still uses that? Who purchases albums when you can get the choice from millions of songs on a cheap or free streaming subscription?
Well actually, I still do. Not because of any altruistic desire to give those producing the music more money, although that’s a nice bonus, but because of the horrifying thought that the music I love may just disappear from the service one day. You know what I’m talking about, BILLIE IDLE fans! Plus I like to listen to all my music offline, along with a bunch of stuff that was never on streaming, idol and non-idol.
But hundreds of “Your Spotify Wrapped” tweets on my timeline every year shows that I am in a very small minority here in still using the iTunes store. And the amount of J-Pop fans in the UK using the iTunes store must also be quite a small number. I did buy that REBEL REBEL EP but given their relatively low profile it seems conceivable that I may be the only person in this country that did. Is it possible that one sole purchase is enough these days to get something into the top 50?