Will You Go Goo-Goo Ga-Ga For Baby♡♡Holic?

Well, this is certainly a thing that’s happening.

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A Friday Fun for When You Wish for Something Safe and Boring

Last week you described music videos, badly!

Today’s Friday Fun is brought to you by
BLACK HISTORY!
cana÷biss!
And the newly-announced Baby♡♡Holic!
You know what they all have in common?

Regardless of whether you think their music or members are good or not, they all have names that make you go “Wait… what are they called?”

Are their names technically good names because they bring forth attention and discussion from the overseas fandom? Or are they just plain bad? Either way, try telling someone your favourite J-Pop group is KinKi Kids and see their response. Continue reading

Withdrawn Wednesday #6

Want to hear Cococo’s new project?

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It’s Okay to Laugh at the Friday Fun

Last week, you predicted what the now-ex members of BiS would be doing after BiS. And… well, you might be right? You might not be? Honestly I was hoping the announcements of their futures last week would have been a bit more detailed. All I know is that I wept for Kika, just one of many lost oshis this year. Ah.

What’s more twitter than those tweets and hashtags challenging you to “Describe [x] badly?”. Actually, lots of things. Fanwars for one thing (think I’m gonna wait for things to cool off a little before I introduce my “draw idols better than Inagawa Jun” hashtag). But, nonetheless, it’s something that I see a lot. “Describe your favourite movie badly”, “Describe the ending of a game badly”. I think we’ve already done “Describe your favourite idol” before, but no-one’s done music video, right? I hope not, because that’s this week hashtag! Well? Get on it! #BadlyDescribeAnIdolMV, off you go!

So, BiS Disbanded, Again

Welp, so BiS just disbanded for a second time.

The initial announcement of their disbandment back in March wasn’t really given much coverage on Homicidols, since it also happened to collide with a gazillion other things both in idol and our personal lives, but I think the general reaction of the announcement was certainly one of anger, confusion, and betrayal. It came straight off the heels of the annual shitstorm that is the WACK audition, in which multiple members (and Trivago, back for more) were fired on the spot for what was ultimately a frustrating sideshow. The remaining members had finally had enough and called it quits, with Watanabe immediately holding casting calls for a third incarnation of BiS mere minutes after the previous audition had even ended. Looking back, it was probably a good thing that none of us were able to write about WACK EXHiBiTiON in the end as the resulting article would probably have just been a mess of all-caps angrish and thinly-veiled threats of revenge towards Watanabe. Continue reading

A Friday Fun about Next Steps

Well, I’m suitably traumatized!

What is it about WACK that brings out the cursed in people?

Speaking of traumatized, BiS are finally disbanding again tomorrow after having gone through more than enough trauma of having to deal with Watanabe than the average person could probably handle. You’ll see my thoughts about the whole thing in another article this weekend (provided they don’t reveal that this was an elaborate joke all along) but for now, lets just meme the hell out of it today and cry about it tomorrow! Continue reading

A Friday Fun to Top Off Your Nightmare Fuel

It’s May! Now, where were we? That’s right, we were watching some #IdolSitcoms!

Always one to jump on a trainwreck, I saw the live-action Sonic trailer this week. Now, this isn’t a movie review site but… pfffffft.

Anyway, I tried to fix Sonic, and kind of failed.

https://twitter.com/weeaboowitch/status/1123548396772560896

Why am I talking about this? Well, I ran out of ideas for Funs again, then saw ol’ Sonic and thought “Alright, let’s just do that with idols”. Continue reading

Withdrawn Wednesday #5

Much like our long-gone oshis making reappearances, this week’s Withdrawn Wednesday’s publication date was long overdue. Blame a lot of busy stuff on my end. But here we are, with more from the past few weeks in softening the blow of oshiloss. 

Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?

Ex-WagamaKi Moe is a supporting member of Re:LAYz… using the twitter and stage name of one of Re:LAYz’s own former members!?

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Here’s How Yoneko Ended The Heisei Era

Does Yoneko ever stop and take a break? Apparently not, because she’s released yet another new, self-composed song and music video to commemorate today’s transition from Heisei to Reiwa era. Directed by Kai, of all people, in the first in what I hope will be many collaborations by ex-Bellrings who jumped to Trash-Up records. 

The song itself reminds me of Bellring gone lo-fi. And the music video fits pretty well, matching both Yoneko and Kai’s recent forays into retraux aesthetic. I’m not going to lie, through about half of the song I was expecting a sudden burst of clear vocals and thrashing guitars at each break, but nope, she sticks to the quiet, fuzzy audio quality for the entire track. But after I got used to it, I really began to appreciate the simplicity of one girl and her electric guitar. Would I say this was a good tribute to the ending Heisei era? I’m not really well-versed enough in Japanese culture to know for sure. But it’s a quality, chill, lazy-day track that I could easily imagine myself listening to alone in the garden on a sunny day, or in my bedroom on a late night, and that’s good enough for me.

Now, where’s that Kanra/Kai/Mizuho reunion single we all want?

A Friday Fun for Family Night in the Living Room

Last week you came up with some wild #ThingsNotToAskIdols items! Let’s see what you got:

Aside from eating and idols, another thing I like to waste my life with are sitcoms from the 90s or so. Granted, there have been times where I have not survived where others thrived, but shows like Friends and Frasier are on my constant rewatch playlists. So, like everything else I enjoy, let’s muck it all up with idols. Continue reading