A Very Special Collaboration between Homicidols and WACK

So ever-so-briefly, Watanabe himself tweeted this out earlier:

It was a mistake, and he’s since deleted it, but I may as well let the cat out of the bag now so that you all can get ready for the first official partnership between Homicidols.com and The Most Infamous Man in Idol. Continue reading

At Last, Corenament Clarity and a Path to the Championship

Did you think I was kidding when I said that yesterday’s Final Four action was going to be brutal? Fans of BiSH and Kaqriyo Terror Architect got into some kind of vote war (well over 200 in the span of a few hours), with the Codomomental upstart coming out on top and guaranteeing themselves a place in the final; and, with the very thorough support of management, Minna no Kodomo-chan absolutely wiped the floor with Hanako-san, who frankly didn’t seem all that interested:

Of course, she shortly thereafter followed that message with:

Well, Hanako-san, if you don’t want to be part of the game — even though you’re technically still alive! — it certainly makes things easier to have you out. Godspeed Good luck! I’d hate for this to all be some sort of convenient ruse!

That does leave us with one final match to see who needs to be in the final against Kakuriyo, though. Continue reading

Living Dead I Dolls Will Rise Again

Ah, the heady days of mid-late 2016, when every new idol whatever was ripe for exaggerated excitement, a world of possibilities. Look, somewhat loud stuff! Also idols! Nothing could be better!

We have learned better since then. Though there are always exceptions, and we are incredibly easy marks for whatever poorly shined bauble is dangled in front of our ever-shortening attention spans, it takes more than just showing up to take the majority of fans from acknowledgement to acceptance to love.

But back in 2016, like a shout in the dark did Living Dead I Dolls enter the world. They were a short step up the quality ladder from most of the metal-oriented idol acts, and the members did solid work, and things went pretty well for about a year. Then poof! Like so many fleeting things in idol, fleeted and frittered away.

And then late last night: Continue reading

Your Homicidols Weekender #72

Happy weekend, everybody! The week, which was a bad week, is behind us. The Corenament, which has been a great Corenament (best so far by a mile!), is coming to its tension-wrought conclusion. Idol, which is on a pretty good streak, is doing pretty pretty good. And it’s the season of Zombie Jesus and the Egg-laying Rabbit, and the celebration of putting blood on doors as a ward against death. What’s not to love?

Go do religious things or fun secular things or things that are culturally neutral because neither the Abrahamic religions nor Cadbury have had a chance to corrupt your people. Appreciate the season. Play the Fun (it’s a great Fun!). Go help to settle the Corenament. And ignore the date that’s likewise upon us, because why would it be of any significance?

What Are You Implying?

Prepare yourself for Oyasumi Hologram’s acoustic album:

Your chance to connect somewhat indirectly with Candye Syrup!

When REGiNA KiSS members start do commercials:

SOZELICA, performing with Melon Batake a Go Go, done tore her ACL and will need surgery and recovery time:

I was going to spare you this FunFunFun remix, but nobody’s too good for this level of WTF:

Fits, fits, sure, umm, huh?

By way of contrast:

Codomomental round-up! A new web shop, and auditions with this Eggs thing:

Pretty neat of WACK to call up the old “STUPiG” set designer to help out with EMPiRE’s latest:

Reminder that this happened:

If you followed that MNL48 business (besides supporting Osie and/or Shazy, of course!), you may be aware of accusations of scandalous activity etc. This is apparently how their official media choose to respond:

I don’t share enough of the daily Dots videos:

This is what Shiori’s up to right now:

No, I don’t know what BiSH is doing, either:

Incredibly rare recording of Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da doing “ShitEnd Placebo”:

Check out this new one from IVOLVE:

The latest project from BELL is more interesting in this little snip than in their official debut live:

Qumali Depart is a ball of joy:

Apparently also a step ahead of Maison Book Girl!

In honor of Himari’s birthday live, here’s what Bakuon Dolls Syndrome looks like now:

Somebody please tell cana÷biss that they don’t need to turn to Kentacore:

Meanwhile, DEADLIFT LOLITA is having the best life:

I’m sharing this NEO JAPONISM playlist primarily for the oh-so-2001 intro:

Osaka Shunkashuto’s first Avex album will happen in June:


Happy belated, Io:

Have an idolly sweet weekend!

The Corenament’s Revised Final Four: Slaughter

Finally, finally you guys, we are on the precipice of crowning a Corenament champion — the champion of idol in a very narrowly defined way! — after three increasingly stupid weeks and complicated set-ups and challenges and three of our entrants haven’t even taken a loss yet, how is this possible.

Yesterday! The results did manage to come in such that I hopefully don’t need to get extra cute in making this work over the weekend, which I’d just as soon not really do, as I’d like to be crowning a champion and not, you know, coming up with convoluted schemes. In fact, yesterday’s results were an absolute bloodbath: Poor Zekkyou, who’d held on for ever so long, finally took their second L and are out, slain at the hands of a highly vengeful (nice job, Rain!) Hanako-sn; Minna no Kodomo-chan didn’t need the late life that they got from their fans (not-sarcastically nice job, Kodomocafe!) to tear poor Saki to pieces. And because I’d promised that I’d re-award the unused Money in the Bank briefcase to either of 2& or Hanako-san if they lost yesterday — Saki, come claim your prize.*

Now we have a Final Four. Two undefeateds will face off, while the irrepressible Hanako-san will fight for her life against Hono and Cinnamon. Continue reading

For Once, a Purely Positive Friday Fun

Look, I would have an unfunny introduction that is hopefully relevant to the events of this week, but I had one of those rare moments were two Friday Fun ideas hit me in advance so I’m writing this one immediately after last week’s post and praying that nothing big happens that’ll make me want to write a more topical Fun and thus ruin my plans so I guess I have nothing else to say but:

6:15 a.m., Thursday morning.

I just tried and failed to write coherently and now I’m still groggy, headachy, now listening to “BedHead” as I ponder “I wonder what the responses to that post I just wrote will be like?”

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, let’s face it. At least, Kerrie From The Past is probably assuming this week is going to be terrible, too. I mean, if you’re not a salty WACK fan, then there’s also real-world problems, and um, Maniac, link something bad in idol that happened this week to save this trainwreck of an article please, thanks.

Joke’s on Kerrie; here’s the greatest idol story ever told, instead

I think we need something simple and uplifting to refresh our minds this week. A Friday Fun palate-cleanser, if you will. No jokes, no passive-aggressive tweeting, just something to refresh our minds and our hearts for this weekend. So let’s tweet about how beautiful our oshis are! Continue reading

EMPiRE Really Might Happen

Context for the title of the post! I had this weird feeling that EMPiRE’s major debut album release, teased a couple of days ago, was going to settle the follow-or-not question. Yes, even after that thing with the giant sentient butt, I was skeptical that EMPiRE would come out the other end of the chute as genuinely interesting. I was all geared up for it: They’re going to try to make EMPiRE happen no matter what, aren’t they?

And then the album trailer!

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We Found a Way to Make the Corenament Even More Exhausting

Do you partake in the NCAA Tournaments? They’re a grind. Even grindier, though, are the respective conference tournaments that are held prior to it — in larger conferences, a team might have to win four games in four days to win the title, and the ones that do are usually the ones who started at the bottom.

Wither Hanako-san, then. A 12 seed, and the only 12 in Corenament history to not only still be alive at this point, but to have a realistic chance at winning — despite your interference, Rain!again because they were cruelly recalled from death to stand in for lossless human demon girl Hanako-san. Rain truly believed in their power, and again they fell. And it robbed us of a chance to see upstart ass-kicker Kakuriyo against an unliving chika legend!

Saki, 2&, similar boat; Daemon felt that his best chance to progress wasn’t to stick with who had defeated the single greatest entity in the entire history of idol, but called up denizens of the dead NECRONOMIDOL after they had already faltered against Zekkyou. Necroma got smoked by BiSH, and, because they were already twice losers, had to be replaced in the Loser’s Bracket by the poor, hard-working solo idol they’d supplanted. Saki made lemonade out of Candye Syrup, Pikarin and There There Theres, and (seeing as how she identically has zero losses) stands poised to make my weekend miserable.

So here’s the deal: If Hanako-san and Saki both win today (respectively against Screaming Sixties and Minna no Kodomo-chan), we’ll make a new Final Four with a yet-to-be-determined* wrinkle; if either of them loses, they get the Money in the Bank briefcase from Queen of the Scene that Emi from Desu.Rabbits hasn’t ever tried to play; if they both lose, thereby giving all four competitors currently sitting in the Loser’s Bracket one loss, they can face each other in an interpolatory sub-round, then add one more match to the Loser’s winner prior to their shot at the winner of Kakuriyo-BiSH. Make sense? Probably not! Continue reading

PassCode Is Doing a Very Smart Thing

I can’t remember the last time that I saw one of those “hey at X time we’re doing an announcement” tweets from PassCode, and certainly not the last time that they did one and I felt like it was a net win. In fact, when it came, my first thought was of Yuna and her abdomen and whether there would be much point in keeping up with the group. The universe, though, had other plans, and all of the news is good news.

There will be a new single. That’s good! The end of May is a good time for that, too; they shouldn’t be facing too much competition. It’s the rest of the announcement that’s best: Continue reading

The Corenament’s Final Rounds Are All about Violence

Well, now we’ve done it — we have a final pairing of Losers, and also a real-deal Final Four that’s such a perfect set-up that I can barely stand it.

First, let’s congratulate the two down-marquee tag-alongs for NECRONOMIDOL’s second British Invasion. I kid of course — Zekkyou and Saki have both proven over the years to be as consistent and well-regarded as any flash in the pain could ever hope. They’re like the Michigan State or Syracuse of the Corenament, if Michigan State or Syracuse were permitted to continue to play on despite having been defeated earlier in the event! Regardless, if either of them gets through the rest of the Survival Challenge, they’re going to be a real handful for whichever one of these four real winners clears to the final.

And what do we have, exactly? Continue reading