Gentlemen, Your Chance to Be Aqbi Idols Has Arrived

Every so often, especially back in the early days of the site when every idol giggle felt like a momentous event that had to be shared with the world, I used to share audition information. Here’s a great example from way the heck back in the day. Then and even now, the process by which agencies refill their rosters with talent, and how groups sustain themselves through the inevitable chaos of teenagers’ whims and managers’ improprieties, is fascinating. Also alarming sometimes!

Now, friends, thanks to the unique generosity of Tanaka-san and Aqbi Rec, you too have an opportunity to join an all-male idol group under the There There Theres brand, as long as you’re between the ages of 15 and 22 and aren’t a total jerk:

HERE HERE HERES is only a cover unit, and only a limited time unit, and probably not destined for greatness, and, gods help us all, unlikely to be more than a footnote in the surprisingly long and honored history of BRGH/TTTs, but think of what you might get out of it — you can perform songs that you very well may have been karaokeing (publicly or in the shower or whatever) anyway, you’ll learn to dance, you’ll have immense bragging rights over your friends … and maybe you’ll get your own raven-winged outfit to keep.

I call that a whole lot of winning. And hey, if you audition, I’d love to hear from you!