Well, we’ve all been painfully online over the past few days. We know the situation about the overseas idol group being harassed and we’ve all seen take after take after take. We’re all tired but seemingly, the discussion just isn’t stopping. In the hateful maelstrom of internet give and takes, sometimes things only last a day but more fuel keeps being added to the fire, with a recent YouTube reaction channel inviting more people to belittle them after being doxxed.
Esteemed scholars, Kinopo, at the idol institute of music video studies have finally given us an answer to a question plaguing many a commuter:
Who’s to blame for this traffic jam?
So, Team was discussing what we should do for our next community participation project when we realized that we never did finish our post mortem on the last one. As a reminder, this past autumn, we asked Homicidols readers to send us a list of their ten favorite idol songs. Team played along too and submitted some of their own top tens. For a quick refresher, everyone’s entries can be browsed here:
First article of 2023 and already a strong contender for worst headline of the year. Can we entice you to not close the page with a new music video?
With guest contributions from Ellainna.
PLANCK STARS are the name on everyone’s lips lately – they keep going viral! Twice on Tiktok thanks to Rairai stepping on a fan and Kan Nyan spitting watermelon seeds into a fan’s mouth and now, on Twitter, because of their current contest where whoever sells the most tickets to new customers gets a bike! The loser has to do porn (the members are all fine with this). Of course, we here at Homicidols love to expand to new audiences so we’re selling out: Taking advantage of the fact they’re getting clicks so we can get clicks too. As idol bloggers we have always dreamed of writing for not only idol fans, but also for the teenagers with anime profile pictures commenting “step on me mommy” and 38 year old men who still say “amazeballs” and “only in Japan” whenever any act from Japan does anything kind of off-kilter.
But just who are Plasta? The pranksters from Planck Stars revel in doing… whatever they want! Really, they’re self described bohemian bad kid idols. Of course just saying that isn’t enough, so let us show you too! Here are our Top 10 Planck Stars Prankster Moments!
10. Rairai Leaves Mid Song, Buys a Churro
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) July 4, 2021
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!
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) September 25, 2022
Hey there, Cal here. I’m Homicidols’ pin-up mascot, treasurer and I also lie for fun sometimes. I don’t normally write in first person so forgive me if I seem like a fish out of water. If you read the first entry in our personal top 10’s series, you’ll see Dae mention that I had this idea thinking it’ll be fun and it ended up being a little gruelling. He was 100% correct, I like too many songs to pick just 10! It’s like drawing blood from a stone, a really sexy stone with immaculate music taste.
When it comes to things like this, I prefer to separate things into different categories such as “music that has a personal meaning for me” or “music to touch the stove to” or “music that makes me want to run screaming into traffic.” I listen to a lot of idol songs, like a lotttttt, so in the end, I just ended up picking the best of the best from various criterias. So this list kind of ended up being a mix of the sentimental to the slappers. Please enjoy it.
If you’re cool and have amazing taste, you might have caught wind that our new best friend Kyunchi♡ dropped a track with Nonamera today. If you’re a little behind, Kyunchi♡ is Thee genderless pop icon from cyberspace, smashing together global pop culture and spitting out high glamour songs for high stakes times.
Previously, we featured their track “Mecha Angel Genesis♡” in our article about the influence of jpop on hyperpop – idol fans are no stranger to the crossover of genres, but this was more than a crossover, an American artist so proudly working with Syva from Codomomental was a shock! And why stop when you have something good? “WORLDWIDE☆GIRL feat. Nonamera” served as a great opportunity to sit down with Kyunchi♡ in the digital realm and really talk about the method to the 200BPM madness.
New members! Old members! New sound! The girls are BACK and stronger than ever. As a group, KAQRIYOTERROR have never been afraid to push the boundaries of taste or sensibility, and “Ensemble Berserk” is the latest chapter of their erotic grotesque nonsense storybook.
If you haven’t caught the buzz lately, EMPiRE are no more. Just as nations become lost and empires fall, so do idol groups.
What, too hamfisted? It was a sentimental break-up, so we wanted to use some powerful language! Still no? Well… they broke up and released their final four songs as a group, out to stream right now.