Let me paint a picture for you: You start a wildly successful idol website; you set the thing up to be an exploration of pretty much anything that starts with the premise of rock sounds being made by girls in matching outfits; you spend three years traversing a scene as populous and musically diverse as a top 100 list from Pitchfork; you find yourself struggling sometimes to remember all of it, including things that you really enjoyed, to say nothing of the things that you didn’t really enjoy. In fact, if you were to dig around a little bit in the godsforsaken blasted landscape that is the drafts queue in Homicidols WordPress, you’d find an unfinished funny post called “Idols That I Consistently Forget Exist, Ranked” that I may have even referenced once or twice in the past (meta!).
Not even in that draft post is where you’ll find Honey Emperor, or Emperor of Honey or however they prefer it to be styled, in the annals of Homicidols Dot Com. Note: That says way more about me than it does about them. However, as this one quite old look in on them will make abundantly clear, they certainly had their time of rising action within the scene, and I’m frankly not sure why it is or was that it stopped. The music was at worst perfectly fine. The look and concept, like, while not for me wasn’t exactly objectionable. It all just kind of faded out of the Western wota consciousness.
And then a new MV popped up yesterday!
This is where somebody steps up and says “actually Hachipera (/two years’ worth of info) and the (/long series of graduations and promotions)” and we all thank them for the update. I can’t follow it all, gang — you hired me to be the Idolnet’s version of stumbleupon only, like, way better and filled with the scaldingest takes about things that like 15 people genuinely get invested in.
It’s all cool, actually. I actually remember somewhat active resistance to giving Hachipera too much credit back in the day because I just couldn’t with their concept. Now that I no longer feel too cool for school, I can unabashedly just get into the track and enjoy it. It definitely hits that animal part of my brain that releases serotonin when One-to-one or Alice Project acts are on. I just wish that there were some indication that it’s for something, like a single release or album or even released for the promotion of some one-man or whatever. Alas, we seem to be stuck with this fun idorock song and nice MV that highlights the group!
Also, I absolutely must have this shirt:.
— 蜂蜜★皇帝【公式】通称 はちペラ (@hachipera) February 18, 2019
“Remit ass” is exactly how I’d like to edit the universe