Does anybody else see Chiffon in this configuration and wonder if her, uh, somewhat domineering personality stands out maybe just a little bit too much now without Mone and Chibo to offset her? (Please don’t hurt me, Chiffon.)
I remembered that, in addition to their one-day tour to Korea, 30POSSE had popped up in some other news, and in looking for what that news was started playing through some live sets. Here’s a good one:
30POSSE actually looks different now; they held their live celebrating their third anniversary the other day, and in it unveiled a new member and tweak to their look:
Interestingly, that new member and updated look weren’t the things I thought I was looking for, either, and I still don’t really understand what they mean by “reborn,” but that’s okay. Maybe it’s just “we were fairly quiet since last summer but are now going to be busier” or something. That live set was pretty good!
I’m really liking this performing-with-bands thing that more and more groups are doing lately. It helps to drive home the idea that an idol group can and should be taken seriously as an artistic project, not just a promotional or developmental entity.
Man, you guys are getting loaded down with awesome free concert footage lately. First glimpses at Idol 2.0’s work, and now the Sekigahara Idol Wars have been putting up an absolute ton of sets from this past weekend.
Until the tweets started to fly last week, I’d never even really heard of the Sekigahara Idol Wars, but it’s clearly a lot of fun and maybe kind of a TIF precursor (and more on TIF coming up soon!). While there were plenty of “regular” idols performing, some of our favorites joined in on the fun and showed why we care. Continue reading →
Upon being pinged with a suggestion for more info, our good friend Jul also responded with this thread that includes a bunch of information on the new Lolisyn and the thoughts of fans of the group going back through its various iterations.
Recently, leading tech engineers in the field of LED displays, gathered in Japan to unveil their latest advancements in stage design. A huge leap forward in technology now allows for LED embedded modular floor to ceiling walls,floating IMAX Ultra Light panels, as well as an LED embedded stage.To demonstrate their latest achievement,The Kamen Joshi was invited as special guests to put the new stage design through its paces. Recognized worldwide,and a favorite of Homicidols.com, as the most visually stunning artist leading the idol metal movement, the Mask Girls gave a one off performance to dazzle the “techies” who witnessed a match made in heaven.The aural assault to the ears and visual barrage of color and light left the onlookers speechless.A new level of live production has been achieved, the future is now.
I’ve referenced before my feeling that something big and unexpected is going to happen on the culminating evening of Babymetal‘s back-to-back tour final at the Tokyo Dome. That tends to be how and when they make major announcements — world tour, albums, etc. — but there’s something in the air for this one, and I’ve been trying to get a handle on it.
Based on a photo released this morning, I finally think I know what that big and unexpected thing is going to be, and we’re none of us going to like it.
It was a family weekend here at Maniac Mansion, and you know what that means: Finding creative ways to avoid spending so much time with people to whom you are only tenuously related by law! Despite outdoor temperatures being in the triple digits, I took it upon myself to heroically do yard work and some maintenance tasks, and in so doing flipped on the ol’ Soundcloud app, and in so doing saw that PIIIIIIIN had recently uploaded a couple of songs that managed to escape notice, and of course they were listened to with great interest: Continue reading →
Courtesy of Jul’s feed comes another in the PAC IDOL stable, less a successor in fact than one in spirit of the now-defunct-but-kind-of-resurrected Lolisyn (who are now 564 REBOOT — new people, are you even paying attention?).
Killed in Sadness (or KISS as they like to be called in private so as to avoid massive lawsuits) aren’t brand new, but new enough that this is about as good as the video gets. Along with 564 REBOOT, they represent the heavy side of the PAC roster, though (and Jul in particular, feel free to correct this) I think both KISS members are in Princess Garden, and that’s fantastically incongruous.