Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #3

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the first instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International & currently the producer of […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #02

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the second instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International and currently the producer of Cinema […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides #1

Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol. Here is the reprint of the first instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International & currently the producer of […]

Homicidols Archives: The Idol Suicides | An Introduction

Here at Homicidols, we love to dissect Idol. No, I do not mean dissecting the girls themselves, you sicko, I meant Idol capital I, the essence, the thing, the industry. Consider the widespread misconceptions & ambiguities around mainstream idols common in English coverage. If even the big names cannot be described properly with the profusion […]

Homicidols Best: Papermaiden’s Top Ten Favorite Idol Songs of All Time

Here is my idol song top 10. I wish I had something witty to say to introduce my list, but I’ll bare my heart in each song’s description instead. I’d just like to say that with the exception of my top pick (somehow!), I have all these songs taking up precious space on my phone […]

Cinema & Boy CQ Elevates Idol Beyond Our Preconceptions…

Sokichi Osada had a plan for his own idol group that would be a unique and daring take on the genre and he created, produced, and managed a group with that mission in mind. That group, Shoujo Kakka no International, was probably born too soon to really enjoy the fruits of the underground boom of […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #132

We made it! To what? To the gol-durned summer, ya jamokes! Oh man, I cannot express how good this makes me feel. For those outside of the United States: This weekend, which includes the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, is the semi-canonical start of summer; I happened to goose it a little bit extra for […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #89

Welcome back to Saturday! Did you all have a good week? Mine was breathtakingly busy, and it’s technically still not done because being on the new side for a fancy-pants job like I do at Day Job can frequently mean being a responsible adult even when the work week is supposed to be over. How […]

Reaping what you sow: The Flowers of Passion, Episode 1 Reaction & Review

It’s not every day that we get new long form content from the underground idol scene, especially now that we are in this whole sanitary disaster. So it was with great curiosity that I rented Derek Vasconi’s first episode of his documentary series Flowers of Passion. Derek Vasconi has made his mark in the idol […]

avandoned: Ending Is Beginning.

When you’ve become fully ingrained into idol fandom, there’s certain inveitable events that you learn to anticipate and mentally prepare for, such as when a twitter account belonging to a group you love posts an image containing a stark few blocks of text. Yeah, you know the type of post I mean… 【大切なお知らせ】 2014年7月より活動してまいりましたavandoned(あヴぁんだんど)ですが、2020年2月24日に開催する「出雲にっき生誕イベント」をもって、avandonedは活動終了・解散することとなりました。突然のお知らせで申し訳ございません。 pic.twitter.com/X5aTGkiv2C […]