For my final interview of 2022 it seems fitting to cover a group that both began and ended their year in fine style. Kicking things off in early January with their storming debut EP “MiDNiGHT STRAYER“, fan-favourite live idol duo C.LiTZ (a combination of “Claw + Blitz”) have developed from an attention-grabbing curio into one of the most charismatic and exciting groups on the Korean idol scene.
While the front page has been a little quiet lately, we have been busy behind the scenes. It’s December, which means, by the Homicidols calendar, it’s our Best of the Year awards season. Per tradition, our “Year” goes from December to November, which means that the window for eligibility just closed this past Wednesday. A lot of acts rushed out some last minute entries, so if was a packed week for new material.
Before we get to all of that, the big news of the week was the announcement we all knew was coming but were silently dreading: Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. will go on “indefinite hiatus” following their upcoming show at the Budokan in March.
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) November 30, 2022
Over here in the US of A it’s the Thanksgiving holiday; that special time of year when we briefly lay down our assault rifles in order to stuff ourselves full of even more high caloric food than usual. Once we awaken from our food comas, we then consecrate the celebration through our indigenous shopping ritual, Black Friday. Usually, this season of unbridled consumption is only good for acquiring some heartburn and a mediocre deal on some clothing or electronics. This year, however, the idol gods decided to toss some offerings our way.
First up, Black Friday bought us word that Tokyo Psychopath will be making their US debut next Memorial Day weekend at Saboten Con ’23. Continue reading
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the graduation of Chris, aka Toxicbreakfast, from Team Homicidols, effective immediately. Cheki tickets for Chris will not longer be honored, and we’ve already spent the money so refunds are not available. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Since we didn’t have a white-sheet-of-death graduation announcement prepared, here’s the notice from Twinkle☆Stars regarding the departure of Yuria Shirota.
— Twinkle☆Stars 公式 (@TwinkleStarsTSP) November 21, 2022
I hate going Weekender to Weekender with no other new posts on Ye’ Olde Blog, but this week was a congruence of mad happenings and distractions. It’s not for lack of trying: if you could see the post queue, there are two half-written pieces that didn’t quite make it out, plus there was another sad event that I wanted to write about, but, see aforementioned madness.
In additional to localized craziness, there was plenty happening in the alt-idol world, from new drops from A-listers to some unfortunate transphobia from Z-listers. And while all that is going on, Twitter may be falling apart. Since we get most of our traffic from there, I’m expecting to receive an invoice from Elon any minute now.
So while I take a moment to catch some deep breaths, here’s what happened this week:
Here we are again, at out weekly capstone of alt-idol happenings. The big news this week came in the form of some major departure announcements which are tucked down in the Oshiloss Corner where they, hopefully, won’t hurt anybody too bad.
Stateside, we have two big idol live events happening this weekend. If you are anywhere near Houston, Texas, be sure to hit OniCon today to meet up with SENANAN and check out a mini-BURST GIRL reunion with Rinchama and Miyako.
Here's our OniCon schedule!
12:00 – 8:00 Booth open
4:00 – 5:00 Opening Ceremonies
7:00 – 8:00 Autograph Session at the Booth
10:00 – 8:00 Booth open
1:00 – 2:00 Fashion Show + Concert
3:00 – 4:00 Autograph Session in Galleon 3
5:00 – 6:00 Q&A Panel in Room 2 pic.twitter.com/vd3wnZ18ia
— Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events (@cha0ticharmony) November 11, 2022
The holidays are a hectic season for everyone, but this year, no one except maybe Santa himself is busier than 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san. With an upcoming birthday show, new album and an overseas live, everyone’s favorite grindcore ghost is perfectly poised to paint the season in her signature blood red. So take all of the savings that were put aside to buy holiday gifts for the family, and direct them towards a safer investment. Remember, the more you support Hanako-san, the less likely she is to murder you in the toilet.
First up on the calendar for overseas fans is the November 19th livestream of Hanako-san’s birthday concert. Hanako-san rarely allows her performances to be captured on camera, so this a rare opportunity being offered via friend of Homicidols, Idol Underworld.
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On the same day as her birthday live, Hanako-san will be releasing her new, 11-track album, Word Toilet Day.
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You can pre-order the album over on Idol Underworld. All pre-ordered albums will be autographed by Hanako-san.
The main event, however, is Hanako-san’s return to America for a live performance at The Smell in Los Angeles on December 18th. I’m not quite sure the US has fully recovered from Hanako-san’s last appearance back in 2018. Ready or not, both VIP and regular tickets just went on sale, so it’s happening.
RETURN TO HELL- HANAKO SAN VIP TICKETS NOW OFFICIALLY ON SALE!
So, it's finally, finally ready!
VIP tickets have a lot to offer, so please click the link below and check out what's for sale. Hanako san is coming back to the USA! 12/18/2022!!
— Derek Vasconi (@DerekVasconi) November 7, 2022
So, Deck the Halls with Hanako-san this holiday season. If we’re fortunate, she will let us live to see the new year.
We did it! We have reached the last stop on our journey through the readers of Homicidols picks for the best idol songs in all of recorded history. Thank you again to everyone who participated. Since I love data (my favorite computer game is MS Excel), I have commingled everyone’s submissions into a single, monstrous data set and subjected it to proper statistical analysis. I will present the results of that post mortem later.
Before then, please enjoy our final Top Ten lists as curated by Dave and Roy. Not only have they collaboratively compiled 20 legendary tracks for us to go out on, but they somehow conspired to put the cap on all of our communal efforts with a double-shot of Pour Lui in the final #1 spot. Continue reading
It was just a normal week when Nippon Ơi!, a Cosplay – Anime convention in Da Nang, Viet Nam, announced the lineup of idol units who would appear in the event.
While it feels like this was a slow idol week, it’s just illusion. Sure, not much was released the last few days but that’s just because the idol world was recovering from Halloween, one of the biggest holidays on the idol calendar. A week’s worth of new material got dropped last Sunday and Monday, and then everyone retired to spend the rest of the week in recovery.
As proof, here’s a quick retrospective on the week that was: Continue reading