Make Your Pre-final ‘Best Of’ Lists

Team, we have done an absolute ton of work in terms of getting in nominations for the Best of 2016; the trick now, as opposed to the last time that we tried this out, is that the exercise is to get down to actual finalist lists.

Nominations are temporarily closed; we know that good stuff is still coming, but we can worry about that part later, specifically in a late-entry submission before voting opens.

I’ve combined all of the feedback so far to put together total nominations lists. Using what’s on these lists, write into the comments you personal top five (or seven, as noted) for each category.

Here’s a great example from Papermaiden:

Surprise of the Year
-BiSurrection
-Tentenko’s proper release

Letdown of the year:
-SiS debuting and then disbanding
-Youtube Red (although I haven’t experienced it too much in Canada yet, let’s hope it stays that way)

Saddest Graduation:
-Yurumerumo
-Hug Me’s graduation

Collaboration of the Year (or I AM A SUCKER FOR CROSSOVERS)
-Oyasumi Hologram x Maison Book Girl
-Ano x Oomori Seiko
-Jun Togawa x Hijokaidan
-Hirano Nozomi’s collab with several other ex-BiS members
-Zenkimix Yukueshirezutsurezure

Performance of the Year:
-Maison Book Girl at Next Music From Tokyo (I saw the one in Montreal, not Vancouver, but it was EXCELLENT)
-BiSH “Orchestra” Live

Debut of the Year (Maybe three separate categories would be better?)
Member/Person
-Hanako-san
-SiS -> Gang Parade
Group
-Yukueshirezutsurezure (their first release was this year, right? Or did they debut after last year’s set voting and nominations? I feel like they should be in this)
-SiS
Release/Media
-Yukueshirezuturezure’s Antino
-Would Tentenko’s major debut/signing count?

Performer of the Year
-Aina The End
-Shiina Pikarin (she is very entrancing)
-A~ Komachi
-Kanamiru

Most Poised to Break Through
-Maison Book Girl (hopefully)
-Yukueshirezutsurezure

Single of the Year (I do tend to think of PVs as singles, since they are the promotional material?)
-Hirano Nozomi
-Tentenko’s Houkago Sympathy
-BiS BiSBiS
-Billie Idle “Nakisou Sunday”

Video of the Year
-Yurumerumo -Hamidashi Paradise
-BiSH’s Hontou Honki
-Necronomidol’s “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
-Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Shinjuku Cinema Connection
-Tentenko’s Houkago Sympathy

Song of the Year
-Maison Book Girl’s Lost AGE
-BiSH’s Hontou Honki

Idol(s) of the Year
-BiSH
-Oyasumi Hologram
-Hanako-san
-PassCode
-You’ll Melt More

Jordan, I have yours noted, too; both of you, feel free to amend here

So remember, include up to five (or seven, as marked) per category and each person/group gets one nomination per category. The final nominees will be aggregated from these lists.

Ready for the lists? Okay.

Surprise of the Year

List up to 5

  • BiSurrection
  • The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
  • Tentenko putting out a proper, non CD-R release
  • Deep Girl releasing “I kill”
  • NECRONOMIDOL releasing from chaos born
  • The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”
  • Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

Letdown of the Year

List up to 5

  • Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle
  • SiS debuting and then disbanding
  • Kanabun/Nozumu (SiS) not surviving the jump to GANG PARADE
  • Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
  • ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s album
  • The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
  • GANG PARADE losing Maaya right after losing Ao
  • YouTube Red killing access in the West
  • BiSH’s “Orchestra” performance being as punk as a kitten
  • petit pas! releasing a solid debut album, then almost immediately breaking up
  • Koutei Camera Girl Zwei releasing an even better album, then doing the same
  • Kuroneko no Yuutsu breaking up just as they were starting to crest

Saddest Graduation

List up to 5

  • You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
  • Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
  • Hug Me graduating from BiSH
  • Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
  • Ao graduating from GANG PARADE
  • Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle
  • Saki graduating from Guso Drop

Collaboration of the Year

List up to 5

  • Oyasumi Hologram x VMO
  • Oyasumi Hologram x Open Reel Ensemble
  • Oyasumi Hologram x Bed-Inn
  • Oyasumi Hologram x Maison Book Girl
  • Ano (You’ll Melt More!) x Oomori Seiko
  • Jun Togawa x Hijokaidan
  • NATASHA
  • Hirano Nozomi x several other ex-BiS members
  • Kamen Joshi x Elsword
  • Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
  • Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine
  • (m)otocompo x Kit Cat
  • “that terrible Kai Bellheart and Beni Avandoned thing”
  • Tsuyogari Sensation x Yuusuke

Performance of the Year

List up to 5; one per group

  • Maison Book Girl – Next Music From Tokyo vol. 9 in Vancouver
  • BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale “Teiou Sekkai”
  • BiSH “Orchestra” live (it’s the same show, but nominated separately)
  • Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows) [Maniac: Do Red Night and Black Night count separately?]
  • BiSH SHiNE repetition @ Zepp Tokyo 2016/08/24 (Ayuni D’s debut)
  • Babymetal — Download Festival
  • Babymetal — FortaRock/Netherlands
  • Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall
  • SiS — heavy sick zero
  • Oyasumi Hologram — Second One-man live Shibuya O-WEST
  • Goho Lolita Syndrome –「epilogue」Last One-man Live
  • Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden

These two debut categories include either first appearance or first physical release, just to keep it simple

Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)

  • Hanako-san
  • Peri Ubu
  • The 3 surviving SiS members that were added to GANG PARADE
  • Ayuni D

Debut of the Year (group)

List up to 5

  • Akiba Kamen
  • Mikawa Kamen
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute
  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure
  • SiS
  • yandoll
  • ICE CREAM SUICIDE
  • Bokura no Oyugi
  • Kuroneko no Yuutsu
  • Zenryoku Shojo R

Performer of the Year

List up to 5; one per group

  • Aina The End
  • Hanako-san
  • Nakamoto Suzuka
  • Tachibanna Anna
  • Shiina Pikarin
  • Mashiro (Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da)
  • MAINA (SSFW)
  • Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)
  • Rei (Guso Drop)
  • A ~ Komachi (Yukueshirezutsurezure)
  • Kanamiru (Oyasumi Hologram)
  • Yuna (PassCode)
  • Hirano Yuri
  • Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

Most Poised to Break Through in 2017

Who’s in the best position to go from cult favorite to stardom in the new year?

  • Hanako-san
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure
  • Maison Book Girl
  • Osaka Shunkashuto
  • Guso Drop

B-side of the Year

List up to 5; one per group

  • BiSH – “earth”
  • PassCode — “TRACE”
  • PiGU — “(Try Sometime) Do The Shake It!”
  • You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
  • PassCode — “Cry Out”
  • GANG PARADE — “Kore wa Kitto Aventure”
  • Q’ulle — “Saisei ron”
  • Tsubasa Fly — “End of the Days”

Single of the Year

Consider this the total package, A-side/s and B-sides, or lead PVs from an album/EP; list up to 5, one per group

  • Hirano Nozomi — “どうせ消えてしまう命なら…”
  • Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
  • BiSH — “DEADMAN”
  • Babymetal — “Karate”
  • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
  • BiS — “BiSBiS”
  • LADYBABY — “Renge Chance!”
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da — “Mudai Gassho”
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
  • Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
  • sora tob sakana — “Mahou no Kotoba”
  • PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”
  • JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”

Video of the Year

List up to 5; one per group


h/t T.U.F.K.A.T.!

  • You’ll Melt More! –- “Hamidashi PARADISE”
  • BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
  • Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
  • Babymetal -– “KARATE”
  • Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
  • BiSH — “Orchestra”
  • m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
  • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
  • Maneki Kecak — “Joudan Janai Ne”
  • Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Shinjuku Cinema Connection”
  • Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7”
  • Hauptharmonie — “Kidnapper Blues”
  • Oyasumi Hologram — “too young”
  • Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
  • Death Rabbits — “Usagi Stream 2”
  • Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari” (“When You When You Want”)
  • Team Syachihoko — “ULTRA CHO MIRACLE SUPER VERY POWER BALL”
  • JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”

Song of the Year

List up to 7; one per group

  • BiSH — “Am I Frenzy”
  • Babymetal — “KARATE”
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ue Yue Yuo ~Hinekurenotari~”
  • Kamen Joshi — “TRY!!”
  • Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
  • BiSH — “Idol is Shit”
  • Billie Idle — “Ashita, Ashita, Ashita”
  • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
  • BiSH — “Orchestra”
  • Maison Book Girl — “lost AGE”
  • Hauptharmonie — “Kidnapper Blues”
  • Cure. — “ゴミ箱の作り方/Gomibako no tsukurikata”
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
  • BiSH — “Honto Honki”
  • Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”
  • NECRONOMIDOL — “Midnight Dominator”
  • BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”
  • Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

Album of the Year

List up to 7; one per group

  • BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
  • NECRONOMIDOL — from chaos born
  • Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
  • Babymetal — Metal Resistance
  • NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
  • PassCode — Virtual
  • Especia — Carta
  • Haupharmonie — Abenddaemmerrung / bleich
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology
  • Guso Drop — Yume shi
  • KOTO — Tenkomori
  • You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL
  • sora tob sakana — sora tob sakana
  • amiinA — Avalon
  • Girls Excellency International — Murder Case
  • Hauptharmonie — Herz über Kopf
  • Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET
  • Ladybaby — ONE YEAR BEST
  • Guso Drop — Yume shi (is this a single or EP/album?)

Idol/s of the Year

List up to 5

  • BiSH
  • Oyasumi Hologram
  • Guso Drop
  • Hanako-san
  • Babymetal
  • Kamen Joshi
  • PassCode
  • You’ll Melt More!
  • Bellring Girls Heart

Next Steps

First, I need your opinions on this:

I think it’s doing Tentenko a disservice to list her as an idol here: it’s something she stopped doing as soon as BiS ended and by her own admission, was just a way for her to draw attention to her band and then later to become a stepping stone for her career as a musician.

Second, you can start here in the comments if you want (after you submit your lists), but I’m also going to circulate (by some means — haven’t decided how yet) solicitation for you to write a defense of your personal nominees or really anything else that you particularly agree with. This is only positive: Don’t try to elevate your favorites by ragging on somebody else’s.

Third, to keep things interesting and motivated, I’ll be running a few promotions during the voting period. So for purposes of full disclosure, said promotions involve me reaching out to various idol managers to see if they’d like to contribute any goods to give away (feel free to keep me honorable on that front). They’ll be little contests:

  • Submitted ballot/s closest to the final winners.
  • Match Maniac: Because this is You against Me, there’ll be a separate poll to see who’s closest to my personal Highfalutin Website Guy list of the best.
  • And one lucky duck who submits a full ballot will get something; if I get enough stuff, I’ll give out more!

Prizes are all dependent on whether managers/labels actually send anything, but we can still do something even if there isn’t anything to win.

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39 thoughts on “Make Your Pre-final ‘Best Of’ Lists

  1. I’m mainly responsible for all the Tentenko nominations but it has since struck me that if you don’t allow bands here then perhaps she shouldn’t be allowed; she does after all make her own music just like, you know, a band. There were collaborators, sure, on the more mainstream stuff she’s now doing but I assume that’s still her on synths. I really hope someone puts up a better counter-argument though.

    • Surprise of the Year
      BiSurrection
      Tentenko putting out a proper, non CD-R release

      Letdown of the Year
      SiS debuting and then disbanding
      Koutei Camera Girl Zwei disbanding

      Saddest Graduation
      You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
      Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
      Hug Me graduating from BiSH
      Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle

      Collaboration of the Year
      Ano (You’ll Melt More!) x Oomori Seiko
      NATASHA
      Hirano Nozomi x several other ex-BiS members
      Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure

      Performance of the Year
      SiS — heavy sick zero
      Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden

      Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
      Ayuni D

      Debut of the Year (group)
      NEVE SLIDE DOWN
      Yukueshirezutsurezure
      SiS

      Performer of the Year
      Aina The End
      MAINA (SSFW)
      Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)
      Yuna (PassCode)
      Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

      Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
      Osaka Shunkashuto

      B-side of the Year
      BiSH – “earth”
      PiGU — “(Try Sometime) Do The Shake It!”
      You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”

      Single of the Year
      Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
      BiSH — “DEADMAN”
      Babymetal — “Karate”
      Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
      Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
      PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”
      & Babymetal – “Karate” if TenTen gets the boot

      Video of the Year
      Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
      Maneki Kecak — “Joudan Janai Ne”
      Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
      Team Syachihoko — “ULTRA CHO MIRACLE SUPER VERY POWER BALL”
      JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”
      & Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7” on the subs bench

      Song of the Year
      Babymetal — “KARATE”
      Billie Idle — “Ashita, Ashita, Ashita”
      Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
      BiSH — “Honto Honki”
      Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”

      Album of the Year
      BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
      Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
      Babymetal — Metal Resistance
      Especia — Carta
      Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology
      You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL
      Girls Excellency International — Murder Case

      Idol/s of the Year
      BiSH
      Oyasumi Hologram
      Babymetal
      You’ll Melt More!
      Bellring Girls Heart

  2. Hanako san i dont think counts as debut, she been performing since 2013 and you have album of the year category. seeing Ayuni D is in there ill take it as performance debut.

    Yanakoto Sotto Mute as debut of the year seeing that MMM debut last year and their album still hasnt come out so anyway you look at it i cant vote MMM when i want to.

    Yuna as performer of the year absolutely, and PassCode @ Zepp as performance of the year.

    You’ll melt more as video of the year, just pick one, they are all good.

    AKM naruto ending theme as letdown of the year

    everything else ill just vote on when it comes time.

  3. Here are my picks:

    Surprise of the Year

    BiSurrection
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    NECRONOMIDOL releasing from chaos born
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”
    Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year

    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    GANG PARADE losing Maaya right after losing Ao
    YouTube Red killing access in the West

    Saddest Graduation

    Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
    Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle
    Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year

    Oyasumi Hologram x Bed-Inn
    Oyasumi Hologram x Maison Book Girl
    Jun Togawa x Hijokaidan
    NATASHA
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Performance of the Year

    Maison Book Girl – Next Music From Tokyo vol. 9 in Vancouver
    BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale “Teiou Sekkai”
    Babymetal – Tokyo Dome
    Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall
    SiS — heavy sick zero

    These two debut categories include either first appearance or first physical release, just to keep it simple

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)

    Hanako-san
    Peri Ubu
    The 3 surviving SiS members that were added to GANG PARADE
    Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)

    Akiba Kamen
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    SiS
    Bokura no Oyugi
    Kuroneko no Yuutsu

    Performer of the Year

    Aina The End
    Hanako-san
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    MAINA (SSFW)
    Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)
    Rei (Guso Drop)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017

    Hanako-san
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Maison Book Girl
    Osaka Shunkashuto
    Guso Drop

    B-side of the Year

    BiSH – “earth”
    PiGU — “(Try Sometime) Do The Shake It!”
    You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
    PassCode — “Cry Out”
    Tsubasa Fly — “End of the Days”

    Single of the Year

    Consider this the total package, A-side/s and B-sides, or lead PVs from an album/EP; list up to 5, one per group

    BiSH — “DEADMAN”
    Babymetal — “Karate”
    LADYBABY — “Renge Chance!”
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da — “Mudai Gassho”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”

    Video of the Year

    BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
    Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7”
    Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”

    Song of the Year

    BiSH — “Am I Frenzy”
    Babymetal — “KARATE”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Maison Book Girl — “lost AGE”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”
    Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year

    List up to 7; one per group

    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    NECRONOMIDOL — from chaos born
    Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    Guso Drop — Yume shi
    You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL
    Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET

    Idol/s of the Year

    BiSH
    Guso Drop
    Hanako-san
    Babymetal
    Bellring Girls Heart

    • Whoops, added one too many on performer of the year, I think.

      Sorry Kanra, I love you, but I’m feeding you to the idol piranhas that ate Kanabun.

  4. It’s an honor to be featured in a pinned post♪~

    This is my annotated list with justifications. If I added anything, I prefaced them with * to make it easier to identify. Also, sorry for the inconsistent formating, it looks a bit unpolished.
    Surprise of the Year
    -BiSurrection : I did not expect Pour Lui to be interested to start BiS again, especially considering the existence of BiSH. I also feel they were able to put on an incredible show of the resurrection.
    -Tentenko’s proper release : I discovered her solo work through “Good Girl, Bad Girl” and I was immediately charmed. When I discovered she kickstarted her album (and that I was too late to chip in, let alone check if she would ship oversea), I was pretty sad. She seemed pretty keen on doing her things in a DIY fashion, so I really did not expect her to be signed by a label. Also, bonus points for keeping her aesthetic/style through it all.
    *Wasuta’s “The Perfect Idol”: If we go by “Least expected” and not by “Most pleasing news”, I think The World’s Standard should definitely win this category. NOTHING would have suggested the pastel and cutesy Wasuta would take such a direction. Even (and maybe especially if) they go back to their habitual cat persona, I feel like this attempt deserves recognition and might be representative of the shift from “typical” saccharine idols to something more bitter/aggressive.

    Letdown of the year:
    -SiS debuting and then disbanding : It’s a shame both for the girls involved and the fans. It just feel… bad. Even if some girls were added to Gang Parade (and it could have been done by other means), I don’t get anything positive from this. (But then again, I have a very conflictual relation toward Watanabe’s work ethics)
    -Youtube Red :Haven’t experienced it much in Canada yet, but it’s a huge threat, especially since this website and its fan have a focus on emergent artists.

    Saddest Graduation:
    -Yurumerumo
    -Hug Me’s graduation: Her lack of filter was extremely different from what we usually get from the idol world. Plus, as it seems she just slipped away from the public eye, I am a bit worried for her.

    Collaboration of the Year (or I AM A SUCKER FOR CROSSOVERS)
    -Oyasumi Hologram x Maison Book Girl (These two groups are in my top 10, maybe possibly my top 5. A collaboration is a wonderful gif, especially with the ethereal feeling both groups give off.
    -Ano x Oomori Seiko
    -Jun Togawa x Hijokaidan
    -Hirano Nozomi’s collab with several other ex-BiS members: I always felt like Nozomis quiet presence was hard to properly acknowledged. I was delighted by this song and the presence of other ex-BiS members was the cherry on top.
    -Zenkimi x Yukueshirezutsurezure : They are doing sister groups right.

    Performance of the Year:
    -Maison Book Girl at Next Music From Tokyo: I saw the one in Montreal, not Vancouver, but it was EXCELLENT, plus I really want to encourage small tours by small bands. MBG also climbed to my top 3 of favorite musical acts with their live and might even take a higher position as °C-ute graduates from Hello!Project
    -BiSH “Orchestra” Live: It’s just a high quality live and BiSH’s stage presence is state of the art.

    SiS — heavy sick zero
    Oyasumi Hologram — Second One-man live Shibuya O-WEST
    Goho Lolita Syndrome –「epilogue」Last One-man Live
    Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden
    These two debut categories include either first appearance or first physical release, just to keep it simple

    *Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Hanako-san (She is amazing and what she does is fascinating and different. I just feel she deserves a price and more wildspread recognition for what she does)
    Ayuni D (Her presence in BiSH quickly became essential. From her first appearance, she also improved amazingly. In terms of success or improvement, I feel she is unabeatable)

    *Debut of the Year (group)
    Yukueshirezutsurezure: I got into Zenkimi because of their aesthetic, and I was really happy they were getting a sister group. Well, I ended up liking Yukue even more, as they are more my type musically. I think it’s an incredibly strong group headed for great things.

    Performer of the Year
    -Aina The End: Her stage presence is insane, she always gives her all when she sings/screams.
    -Shiina Pikarin (she is very entrancing)
    -A~ Komachi
    -Kanamiru

    Most Poised to Break Through
    -Maison Book Girl: They have just been signed major, they did a small Canadian tour and I hope for nothing less than more recognition. Their sound is consistent and unique with the refreshing vibe of a rainy summer day; I believe we will need it with the potential bleakness of 2017.
    -Yukueshirezutsurezure: At the cathartic end of the Idol spectrum, Yukue (YukuShiZu? Do they have an official nickname?) is rising fast and aggressively. With that energy and the way paved by Zenkimi, I have no doubt they’ll get the recognition they deserve.

    Single of the Year
    -Hirano Nozomi: A great song by an often overlooked member.
    -Tentenko’s Houkago Sympathy: This might be the worst justification, but I feel like everything she releases is pretty good and her releases are quite separated from one another, so it’s one of my favorite because I long for her sound.
    -BiS BiSBiS: No non-H!P song ever made it as my phone ringtone until BiSBiS. I am completely head over heels for the lyrics of this song as well, everything is just perfect.
    -Billie Idle “Nakisou Sunday”

    Video of the Year
    -Yurumerumo -Hamidashi Paradise: Great effort by their production theme, I am especially appreciative that they took the time to translate it all.
    -BiSH’s Hontou Honki: It’s super polished, colorful, beautiful, without compromising anything that BiSH stands for.
    -Necronomidol’s “SKULLS IN THE STARS”: While I do not follow Necronomidol, I always go back to this video because it’s that great to watch.
    -Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Shinjuku Cinema Connection: No video this year felt like a punch to the guts quite as this one. I think it could be a good representative to explain the “Homicidol” term.
    *Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”: Although I love Tentenko and artsy videos, this PV is just too amazing to pass. It’s wacky, it’s entertaining, I just feel like watching this all day.

    Song of the Year
    -Maison Book Girl’s Lost AGE : It’s representative of the sound of the group and I love the combo of softness and resolve it packs.
    -BiSH’s Hontou Honki: It’s my favorite BiSH song, I believe, and I really love BiSH. It find a way to be just the right mix of energic and aggressive.

    Idol(s) of the Year
    -BiSH
    -Oyasumi Hologram
    -Hanako-san (I am especially rooting for Hanako-san as I feel this is the category most appropriate for her. I feel her particular act is one of the best and deserves acknowledgement).
    -PassCode
    -You’ll Melt More

    Regarding the Tentenko matter, I feel like the commenter makes a fair point. However, that would also mean Tentenko falls into a weird void where it’s hard to get informations and updates about her new work. Therefore, as a BiS graduate, as this web side is about the “Hard side of idol” and I feel she is still somewhere on the end of the spectrum, I personally would keep her. If we follow that logic, we might also have to disqualify Billie Idle from winning anything, as their moto is “Not kawaii, not idol” if I remember correctly.

    Good luck for the contest!

  5. Here we go:

    Surprise of the Year
    – BiSurrection
    – Deep Girl releasing “I kill”
    – The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”
    – Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year
    – SiS debuting and then disbanding
    – Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    – The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    – GANG PARADE losing Maaya right after losing Ao
    – petit pas! releasing a solid debut album, then almost immediately breaking up

    Saddest Graduation
    – You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    – Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    – Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    – Ao graduating from GANG PARADE
    – Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year
    – NATASHA
    – Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
    – Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine
    – Tsuyogari Sensation x Yuusuke

    Performance of the Year
    – BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale “Teiou Sekkai”
    – Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows)
    – Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    – Hanako-san
    – Peri Ubu
    – The 3 surviving SiS members that were added to GANG PARADE
    – Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)
    – Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    – NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    – Bokura no Oyugi
    – Zenryoku Shojo R

    Performer of the Year
    – Hanako-san
    – Nakamoto Suzuka
    – Shiina Pikarin
    – MAINA (SSFW)
    – Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    – Hanako-san
    – Yukueshirezutsurezure
    – Maison Book Girl
    – Osaka Shunkashuto
    – Guso Drop

    B-side of the Year
    – BiSH – “earth”
    – You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
    – PassCode — “Cry Out”
    – GANG PARADE — “Kore wa Kitto Aventure”
    – Q’ulle — “Saisei ron”

    Single of the Year
    – DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    – LADYBABY — “Renge Chance!”
    – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da — “Mudai Gassho”
    – Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
    – PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    – Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
    – Maneki Kecak — “Joudan Janai Ne” [… such a fun video – never seen it before]
    – Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7”
    – Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari” (“When You When You Want”)
    – Team Syachihoko — “ULTRA CHO MIRACLE SUPER VERY POWER BALL”

    Song of the Year
    – Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ue Yue Yuo ~Hinekurenotari~”
    – DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    – Maison Book Girl — “lost AGE”
    – Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
    – BiSH — “Honto Honki”
    – BABYMETAL — “Karate”
    – Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year
    – BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    – Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    – PassCode — Virtual
    – Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology
    – Guso Drop — Yume shi
    – You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL
    – amiinA — Avalon

    Idol/s of the Year
    – BiSH
    – Babymetal
    – PassCode
    – You’ll Melt More!
    – Bellring Girls Heart

  6. Suprise of the Year
    BiSurrection

    Letdown of the Year
    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s album

    Saddest Graduation
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year
    NATASHA
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine

    Performance of the Year
    BiSH SHiNE repetition @ Zepp Tokyo 2016/08/24 (Ayuni D’s debut)

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Hanako-san
    Ayuni-D

    Debut of the Year (groups)
    Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Performer of the Year
    Aina The End
    Hanako-san
    Yuna (PassCode)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Guso Drop

    B-Side of the Year
    PassCode — “Cry Out”

    Single of the Year
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”
    JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”

    Video of the Year
    JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    You’ll Melt More! –- “Hamidashi PARADISE”

    Song of the Year
    BiSH — “Orchestra”
    Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year
    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET
    NECRONOMIDOL — from chaos born

    Idol/s of the Year
    BiSH
    PassCode
    Guso Drop

  7. Surprise of the Year
    BiSurrection

    Letdown of the Year
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    SiS debuting and then disbanding

    Saddest Graduation
    Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
    NATASHA

    Performance of the Year
    BiSH “Orchestra” live

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Yanakoto Sotto Mute

    Performer of the Year
    Aina The End
    Hanako-san
    Yuna
    Mashiro

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Guso Drop

    B-side of the Year
    PassCode — “TRACE”

    Single of the Year
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da — “Mudai Gassho”

    Video of the Year
    BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari” (“When You When You Want”)

    Song of the Year
    BiSH — “Honto Honki”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ue Yue Yuo ~Hinekurenotari~”

    Album of the Year
    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    PassCode — Virtual

    Idol/s of the Year
    BiSH
    PassCode

  8. Okay, Just going to mention the ones I feel strongly about, or may have first nominated. I hope the next round we can just check boxes.

    Surprise: BiSsurection, The BRGH announcements, NECRONOMIDOLS from chaos born EP.

    Letdown: Idols never let me down. I’ll stick with the entire YouTube Red sitch.

    Saddest Graduation: Mizuho and Ayano; Yasui Yuuhi.

    Collab: NATASHA, (Still waiting for my CDsto be sure) Oyasumi x VMO, and prolly the most un- homicidol of any nominations, going acapella outside a music shop or something https://youtu.be/gVyYPp_jP4A Actual PV: https://youtu.be/snVWnDWpQiY

    Debut: NEVE SLIDE DOWN, ICE CREAM SUICIDE.

    Performer: Hanako-San, Nakamoto Suzuka, Yuna (PassCode, Kanra BRGH.

    Single/ Lead in: Billie Idle -Nakisou Sunday, PassCode – MISS UNLIMITED, LADYBABY- Renge Chance!!

    Song: https://youtu.be/UybREpFORG8 https://youtu.be/YEmB7QpqBE8

    Album: I Haven’t heard enough complete albums, so:
    Hauptharmonie — Abenddaemmerrung / bleich , NECRONOMIDOL- from chaos born, PassCode-Virtual, and BRGH-Beyond

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  10. Entries marked with (*) are my top choice.

    Surprise of the Year
    *BiSurrection
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol” (Note: I love that this was included. Wa-Suta is a group of awesome talented girls and I love Nanase and especially Ruka-chan’s vocals. If she improves with time since she is still young then she will be dangerous on the mic.)

    Letdown of the Year
    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    *Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    GANG PARADE losing Maaya right after losing Ao
    YouTube Red killing access in the West

    Saddest Graduation
    You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
    Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    *Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year
    List up to 5
    Oyasumi Hologram x VMO
    NATASHA
    *Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine
    Tsuyogari Sensation x Yuusuke

    Performance of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale “Teiou Sekkai”
    *Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows) [Maniac: Do Red Night and Black Night count separately?] (I think they should constitute as one whole show considering it was the same venue and back to back nights, unless anyone thinks otherwise)
    Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall

    These two debut categories include either first appearance or first physical release, just to keep it simple

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)
    List up to 5
    Yanakoto Sotto Mute
    NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    *Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Bokura no Oyugi

    Performer of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    Aina The End
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    *Shiina Pikarin
    MAINA (SSFW)
    Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Who’s in the best position to go from cult favorite to stardom in the new year?
    Osaka Shunkashuto

    B-side of the Year
    PassCode — “TRACE”

    Single of the Year
    Consider this the total package, A-side/s and B-sides, or lead PVs from an album/EP; list up to 5, one per group
    Babymetal — “Karate”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    *BiS — “BiSBiS”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    You’ll Melt More! –- “Hamidashi PARADISE”
    BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    *DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”

    Song of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    Babymetal — “KARATE”
    *DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    BiSH — “Orchestra”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”
    Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    *Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
    PassCode — Virtual
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology
    Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET

    Idol/s of the Year
    List up to 5
    BiSH
    Guso Drop
    *Babymetal (Note: To say that any other idol/s had a bigger year than BABYMETAL in 2016 would be a huge understatement. So much they achieved in this year alone: Highly anticipated new album, World Tour, making history on the international music charts, Colbert Show, sold out Tokyo Dome shows…)
    PassCode
    Bellring Girls Heart

    NOTE: I think BiS / “BiSBiS” should have been included along with Song Of The Year choices. I would switch around my choice and have it as Single Of The Year: DEEP GIRL / “I kill” and Song Of The Year: BiS / “BiSBiS”.

  11. SURPRISE:
    Tentenko CD

    LETDOWN:
    Ice Cream Suicide

    SADDEST GRAD:
    Saki/ GDROP

    COLLABS:
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword

    PERFORMANCE:
    Babymetal/Tokyo Dome

    DEBUT/GROUP:
    Mikawa Kamen
    Akiba Kamen

    PERFORMER:
    Anna Tachibana
    Suzuka Nakamoto

    SINGLE:
    Babymetal/Karate

    VIDEO:
    Kamen Joshi/Chikyu no Oheso
    Babymetal/Karate

    SONG:
    Kamen Joshi/Kizuna no Chikara
    Babymetal/Karate

    ALBUM:
    Babymetal/Metal Resistence

    IDOLS:
    Kamen Joshi
    Babymetal

  12. Surprise of the Year
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”
    Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night

    Saddest Graduation
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons

    Collaboration of the Year
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine

    Performance of the Year
    Babymetal — Download Festival
    Goho Lolita Syndrome –epilogue-Last One-man Live

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Hanako-san

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Akiba Kamen
    Mikawa Kamen
    ICE CREAM SUICIDE

    Performer of the Year
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna
    Yuna (PassCode)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Hanako-san

    B-side of the Year
    PassCode — “TRACE”

    Single of the Year
    Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    Babymetal — “Karate”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    Babymetal -– “KARATE”
    Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
    JyuJyu — “Noroi Hajime”

    Song of the Year
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    Cure. — Gomibako no tsukurikata”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”

    Album of the Year
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    PassCode — Virtual

    Idol/s of the Year
    Babymetal
    Kamen Joshi
    PassCode

  13. Narrowing this list down and realizing how many of these things I don’t know 😛
    My nomination of the Maison Book Girl performance in Vancouver was a semi-joke because I know nobody else saw it, but we should change it to their NMFT vol. 9 tour in general. The very *concept* of them playing in North America should be worth a few votes 😛
    Real list forthcoming!

  14. This’ll do:

    Surprise of the Year
    * BiSurrection
    * The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH

    Letdown of the Year
    * Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle
    * SiS debuting and then disbanding
    * Kanabun/Nozumu (SiS) not surviving the jump to GANG PARADE
    * Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    * GANG PARADE losing Maaya right after losing Ao

    Saddest Graduation
    * You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    * Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
    * Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    * Ao graduating from GANG PARADE
    * Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle

    Collaboration of the Year
    * Oyasumi Hologram x VMO
    * Oyasumi Hologram x Open Reel Ensemble
    * Ano (You’ll Melt More!) x Oomori Seiko
    * NATASHA
    * Hirano Nozomi x several other ex-BiS members

    Performance of the Year
    * Maison Book Girl – Next Music From Tokyo vol. 9
    * BiSH “Orchestra” live (it’s the same show, but nominated separately)
    * SiS — heavy sick zero
    * Oyasumi Hologram — Second One-man live Shibuya O-WEST

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    * Hanako-san
    * The 3 surviving SiS members that were added to GANG PARADE
    * Ayuni D
    (less than 5 in this category so they all become nominees by default?)

    Debut of the Year (group)
    * NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    * Yukueshirezutsurezure
    * SiS

    Performer of the Year
    * Aina The End
    * Shiina Pikarin
    * Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)
    * Kanamiru (Oyasumi Hologram)
    * Yuna (PassCode)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    * Yukueshirezutsurezure
    * Maison Book Girl

    B-side of the Year
    * BiSH – “earth”
    * PassCode — “TRACE”
    * You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
    * PassCode — “Cry Out”

    Single of the Year
    * Hirano Nozomi — “どうせ消えてしまう命なら…”
    * Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    * BiSH — “DEADMAN”
    * Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
    * PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    * You’ll Melt More! –- “Hamidashi PARADISE”
    * BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
    * Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    * Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7”
    * Oyasumi Hologram — “too young”

    Song of the Year
    * BiSH — “Idol is Shit”
    * Billie Idle — “Ashita, Ashita, Ashita”
    * Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”

    Album of the Year
    * BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    * Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
    * Especia — Carta
    * You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL
    * Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET

    Idol/s of the Year
    * BiSH
    * Oyasumi Hologram
    * PassCode
    * You’ll Melt More!
    * Bellring Girls Heart

    • I was so focused on including my faves, I messed up my picks for MV of the year! I’ll admit the ones I watched/remembered the most aren’t objectively the best. If it’s not too late, please amend my Video of the year votes to the following:

      * You’ll Melt More! – “Hamidashi PARADISE”
      * BiSH – “Hontou Honki”
      * Up Up Girls – “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
      * Tentenko – “Houkago Sympathy”
      * m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL – “SKULLS IN THE STARS”

      I love Necronomidol as a concept, but I thought wouldn’t vote for them in my top 5 anything of the year, with that MV being a STRONG exception. It’s bonkers how few views it has, actually.

  15. Well, I missed nominations, so am just gonna write what I want in each field anyway 😛

    Surprise of the Year
    List up to 5
    -The glorious return of Mayu’s oshiri
    -Aritan still not graduating
    -Wakapiku joining REBOOT, quitting 3 days before it started, later on joining Guso Drop.
    -Katsuki re-appearing with Yamitsuki Company

    Letdown of the Year
    List up to 5
    -Chihiro not holding a satsueikai when I was in Japan
    -969 disbanding before I could see them
    -BiSH & PassCode signing to major labels
    -No-one skanking to XYZ’s ska song
    -Hyper Japan having no idols for the summer event

    Saddest Graduation
    List up to 5
    -Hiro (Gouhou Lolita Syndrome)
    -Halu (Gouhou Lolita Syndrome)
    -Katou Yui (Heisei Kotohime)
    -Saki (Guso Drop)
    -Kokoro (petit pas)

    Collaboration of the Year
    List up to 5
    -Tau
    -Coming Soon
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do with Neijishiki Band

    Performance of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    -Lolisyn’s last live
    -Zekkyou (probably that one on the beach)
    -Guso Drop

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)

    Debut of the Year (group)
    List up to 5
    -DiSPANiC
    -Yamitsuki Company
    -Coming Soon
    -Tau
    -Junkies

    Performer of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    -Hiro (Gouhou Lolita Syndrome)
    -Halu (Psycho Predator)
    -Montero (Zekkyou Suru 60do)
    -Saki (2&)
    -Yura (Guso Drop)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Who’s in the best position to go from cult favorite to stardom in the new year?
    -Hopefully no-one I like

    B-side of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    -Guso Drop – I do! I do!
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do – Love Letter

    Single of the Year
    Consider this the total package, A-side/s and B-sides, or lead PVs from an album/EP; list up to 5, one per group
    -Guso Drop – Meshi
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do – Sakura wa Nido Chiru, Soshite Nido Saku.
    -Tau – Dead or Drive
    -BiSH – Orchestra
    -Yukueshirezutsurezure – Six Fall Roar/Nietzsche tono Gikyoku

    Video of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    -Guso Drop – Gushin
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do – Sakura wa Nido Chiru, Soshite Nido Saku.
    -Deep Girl – I Kill

    Song of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    -Guso Drop – I do! I do!
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do – Sakura wa Nido Chiru, Soshite Nido Saku.
    -Gouhou Lolita Syndrome – Voice
    -BiSH – Orchestra
    -Deep Girl – I Kill
    -Yukueshirezutsurezure – Nietzsche tono gikyoku

    Album of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    -Petit Pas – Refrain
    -NEXT Shoujo Jiken – Over The Next
    If Guso and Yukueshirezutsurezure (not the one out in 2 weeks time) count as albums (I don’t count them) then put me down for those, too.

    Idol/s of the Year
    List up to 5
    I’ll list idols here
    -Hiro
    -Halu
    -Montero
    -Yamamoto Noa
    -Yuzuki Misaki

    Idol/s of the Year
    List up to 5
    I’ll list groups here
    -Gouhou Lolita Syndrome (2nd gen)
    -Zekkyou Suru 60do
    -Guso Drop

  16. Surprise of the Year
    List up to 5
    Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year
    List up to 5
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night

    Saddest Graduation
    List up to 5
    You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons

    Collaboration of the Year
    List up to 5
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    “that terrible Kai Bellheart and Beni Avandoned thing”

    Performance of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows)
    Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall

    These two debut categories include either first appearance or first physical release, just to keep it simple
    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    ?????????????????????

    Debut of the Year (group)
    List up to 5
    Akiba Kamen
    Mikawa Kamen

    Performer of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna
    Kanra (BELLRING Girls Heart)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Who’s in the best position to go from cult favorite to stardom in the new year?
    ???????????????????

    B-side of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    PassCode — “TRACE”

    Single of the Year
    Consider this the total package, A-side/s and B-sides, or lead PVs from an album/EP; list up to 5, one per group
    Babymetal — “Karate”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    List up to 5; one per group
    Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
    Death Rabbits — “Usagi Stream 2”

    Song of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    Babymetal — “KARATE”
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”

    Album of the Year
    List up to 7; one per group
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    PassCode — Virtual

    Idol/s of the Year
    List up to 5
    Babymetal
    Kamen Joshi
    PassCode

  17. Collaboration of the Year
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine

    Performance of the Year
    Babymetal — Download Festival
    Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Akiba Kamen
    Mikawa Kamen

    Performer of the Year
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna
    Shiina Pikarin

    Video of the Year
    Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”

    Song of the Year
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”

    Album of the Year
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    PassCode — Virtual

    Idol/s of the Year
    Kamen Joshi

  18. Surprise of the Year
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    Tentenko putting out a proper, non CD-R release
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”

    Letdown of the Year
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    petit pas! releasing a solid debut album, then almost immediately breaking up

    Saddest Graduation
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons

    Collaboration of the Year
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    “that terrible Kai Bellheart and Beni Avandoned thing”
    Tsuyogari Sensation x Yuusuke

    Performance of the Year
    Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows) [Maniac: Do Red Night and Black Night count separately?]
    Goho Lolita Syndrome –「epilogue」Last One-man Live

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Hanako-san

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Akiba Kamen
    Mikawa Kamen
    Bokura no Oyugi

    Performer of the Year
    Hanako-san
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna
    Rei (Guso Drop)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Hanako-san

    B-side of the Year
    PassCode — “TRACE”
    You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
    Tsubasa Fly — “End of the Days”

    Single of the Year
    Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    Babymetal — “Karate”
    sora tob sakana — “Mahou no Kotoba”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    Babymetal -– “KARATE”
    Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
    Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”

    Song of the Year
    Babymetal — “KARATE”
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”
    NECRONOMIDOL — “Midnight Dominator”

    Album of the Year
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
    PassCode — Virtual
    sora tob sakana — sora tob sakana
    Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET

    Idol/s of the Year
    Hanako-san
    Babymetal
    Kamen Joshi
    PassCode

  19. Collaboration—Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    Performance of the Year—Babymetal – Tokyo Dome
    Debut of the Year (group)—Mikawa Kamen
    Performer of the Year—Tachibanna Anna
    Single of the Year—Babymetal — “Karate”
    Video of the Year—Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
    Song of the Year—Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    Album of the Year —Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    Idol/s of the Year—Kamen Joshi

  20. Surprise of the Year:
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH

    Letdown of the Year:
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s album

    Saddest Graduation:
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons

    Collaboration of the Year:
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    (m)otocompo x Kit Cat
    “that terrible Kai Bellheart and Beni Avandoned thing”

    Performance of the Year:
    Babymetal — FortaRock/Netherlands

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s):
    Hanako-san

    Debut of the Year (group):
    Akiba Kamen
    Mikawa Kamen
    Bokura no Oyugi

    Performer of the Year:
    Hanako-san
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017:
    Hanako-san

    B-side of the Year:
    PassCode — “TRACE”
    Tsubasa Fly — “End of the Days”

    Single of the Year:
    Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year:
    Babymetal -– “KARATE”
    Kamen Joshi -– “CHIKYU NO OHESO”
    Tentenko — “Houkago Sympathy”
    Death Rabbits — “Usagi Stream 2”

    Song of the Year:
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”

    Album of the Year :
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    PassCode — Virtual

    Idol/s of the Year:
    Hanako-san
    Babymetal
    Kamen Joshi
    PassCode

  21. I shall now try to do my part for democracy and attempt to vote.

    Surprise of the Year
    BiSurrection
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”

    Letdown of the Year
    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night

    Saddest Graduation
    Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons

    Collaboration of the Year
    NATASHA
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Performance of the Year
    BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale
    Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (Black Night)
    Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)
    Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Performer of the Year
    Nakamoto Suzuka
    MAINA (SSFW)
    Yuna (PassCode)
    Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Osaka Shunkashuto

    B-side of the Year
    PassCode — “TRACE”
    Tsubasa Fly — “End of the Days”

    Single of the Year
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”

    Video of the Year
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari”

    Song of the Year
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ueyueyuo ~Hinekurenotari~”
    BiSH — “Orchestra”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”

    Album of the Year
    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
    Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology

    Idol/s of the Year
    BiSH
    Guso Drop
    Babymetal
    PassCode
    Bellring Girls Heart

  22. It’s going to take me a bit to comment since I haven’t listened to a lot of the Killer BiSH songs and a small portion of the others so I want to listen to them all and judge them fairly. This is also a good list of choices which doesn’t make it much easier.

  23. Surprise of the year

    BiSurrection
    Deep Girl releasing “I kill”
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”

    Letdown of the Year

    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    YouTube Red killing access in the West
    Koutei Camera Girl Zwei releasing an even better album, then doing the same

    Saddest Graduation

    Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    Ao graduating from GANG PARADE
    Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle

    Collaboration of the Year

    List up to 5

    NATASHA
    Hirano Nozomi x several other ex-BiS members
    Kamen Joshi x Elsword
    Kamen Joshi x Show By Rock
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure

    Performance of the Year

    I haven’t seen any performances and I don’t want to spend the time hunting down the videos, watching them and then choosing.

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)

    Hanako-san
    Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)

    List up to 5

    Mikawa Kamen
    Akiba Kamen
    NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    SiS

    Performer of the Year

    List up to 5; one per group

    Nakamoto Suzuka
    Tachibanna Anna
    MAINA (SSFW)
    Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017

    Hanako-san
    Yukueshirezutsurezure
    Osaka Shunkashuto
    B-side of the Year

    GANG PARADE — “Kore wa Kitto Aventure”

    Single of the Year

    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da — “Mudai Gassho”
    Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
    PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year

    (I know thats more than 5, but I’m very conflicted with Hamidashi PARADISE and Barebare I LOVE YOU. Since I do have less than 5 in other categories, having an extra 1 here shouldn’t be too much of a problem).
    You’ll Melt More! –- “Hamidashi PARADISE”
    Up Up Girls — “Barebare I LOVE YOU (Apuga Seifuku Seishun Collection ver.)”
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    Billie Idle — “Nakisou Sunday”
    Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari” (“When You When You Want”)

    Song of the Year

    List up to 7; one per group

    BiSH — “Am I Frenzy”
    Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ue Yue Yuo ~Hinekurenotari~”
    Kamen Joshi — “KIZUNA NO CHIKARA”
    Billie Idle — “Ashita, Ashita, Ashita”
    DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    NECRONOMIDOL — “Midnight Dominator”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”

    Album of the Year

    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    NECRONOMIDOL — from chaos born
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    Hanako-san — JUYONDAIME TOIRE NO HANAKOSAN – MAKKA NA TOILET

    Idol/s of the Year

    List up to 5

    BiSH
    Hanako-san
    Babymetal
    Kamen Joshi
    PassCode

  24. Surprise of the Year

    BiSurrection
    The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    Deep Girl releasing “I kill”
    The World Standard’s “The Perfect Idol”
    Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year

    SiS debuting and then disbanding
    Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    YouTube Red killing access in the West
    BiSH’s “Orchestra” performance being as punk as a kitten

    Saddest Graduation

    You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
    Hug Me graduating from BiSH
    Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    Yasui Yuuhi graduating from Billie Idle

    Performance of the Year

    Maison Book Girl – Next Music From Tokyo vol. 9 in Vancouver
    Babymetal – Tokyo Dome (both shows)
    BiSH SHiNE repetition @ Zepp Tokyo 2016/08/24 (Ayuni D’s debut)
    Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall
    Bellring Girls Heart, TIF Smile Garden

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)

    The 3 surviving SiS members that were added to GANG PARADE

    Debut of the Year (group)

    NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    SiS
    yandoll
    ICE CREAM SUICIDE
    Bokura no Oyugi
    Kuroneko no Yuutsu

    Performer of the Year

    Nakamoto Suzuka

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017

    Maison Book Girl

    B-side of the Year

    BiSH – “earth”
    PassCode — “TRACE”
    PiGU — “(Try Sometime) Do The Shake It!”
    GANG PARADE — “Kore wa Kitto Aventure”
    Q’ulle — “Saisei ron”

    Single of the Year

    Babymetal — “Karate”

    Video of the Year

    BiSH -– “Hontou Honki”
    Babymetal -– “KARATE”
    m7kenji x NECRONOMIDOL — “SKULLS IN THE STARS”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Room 24-7”
    Hauptharmonie — “Kidnapper Blues”

    Song of the Year

    Maison Book Girl — “lost AGE”
    Hauptharmonie — “Kidnapper Blues”
    BiSH — “Honto Honki”
    Bellring Girls Heart — “Manic Panic”
    NECRONOMIDOL — “Midnight Dominator”
    BABYMETAL — “Syncopation”
    Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year

    BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    Bellring Girls Heart — BEYOND
    Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
    PassCode — Virtual
    Haupharmonie — Abenddaemmerrung / bleich
    KOTO — Tenkomori

    Idol/s of the Year

    BiSH
    Guso Drop
    Babymetal
    You’ll Melt More!
    Bellring Girls Heart

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  26. Surprise of the Year
    • BiSurrection
    • The graduation announcement of Ayano and Mizuho from BRGH
    • Deep Girl releasing “I kill”
    • NECRONOMIDOL releasing from chaos born
    • Hauptharmonie adding two new members, one of them being Mone from YMM

    Letdown of the Year
    • Rum leaving Fruitpochette after only a month
    • ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s album
    • The overhyped announcement of a live viewing at the end of Babymetal’s Black Night
    • YouTube Red killing access in the West
    • Kuroneko no Yuutsu breaking up just as they were starting to crest

    Saddest Graduation
    • You’ll Melt More! melting more (Mone and Chibo)
    • Mizuho and Ayano graduating from Bellheart, and the group’s hiatus
    • Mina leaving Fruitpochette for actual health reasons
    • Saki graduating from Guso Drop

    Collaboration of the Year
    • Oyasumi Hologram x Maison Book Girl
    • Ano (You’ll Melt More!) x Oomori Seiko
    • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da x Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure
    • Zekkyosuru 60 Do x 6% Is Mine

    Write in candidate (12/15 but close enough)

    • “Heisei Shibou Yuugi” MV : Urbangarde featuring Rei Kuromiya (LADYBABY) and Aoi Yagawa (Maison Book Girl)

    Performance of the Year
    • Maison Book Girl – Next Music From Tokyo vol. 9 in Vancouver
    • BiSH Less Than Sex tour finale “Teiou Sekkai”
    • Babymetal – Tokyo Dome
    • Bellring Girls Heart — Tokyo Dome City Hall
    • Oyasumi Hologram — Second One-man live Shibuya O-WEST

    Debut of the Year (individual idol/s)
    • Ayuni D

    Debut of the Year (group)
    • NEVE SLIDE DOWN
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure
    • yandoll
    • ICE CREAM SUICIDE
    • Kuroneko no Yuutsu

    Performer of the Year
    • Aina The End
    • Nakamoto Suzuka
    • Shiina Pikarin
    • Yuna (PassCode)
    • Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure)

    Most Poised to Break Through in 2017
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure

    B-side of the Year
    • BiSH – “earth”
    • PassCode — “TRACE”
    • You’ll Melt More — “Shiratama Disco”
    • PassCode — “Cry Out”
    • Q’ulle — “Saisei ron”

    Single of the Year
    • BiSH — “DEADMAN”
    • Babymetal — “Karate”
    • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar / A Drama with Nietzsche”
    • PassCode — “MISS UNLIMITED”

    Video of the Year
    • Babymetal -– “KARATE”
    • BiSH — “Orchestra”
    • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Shinjuku Cinema Connection”
    • Zenbu Kimi No Sei Da –- “Ueyueyuo~Hinekurenotari” (“When You When You Want”)

    Song of the Year
    • Babymetal — “KARATE”
    • Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da “Ue Yue Yuo ~Hinekurenotari~”
    • DEEP GIRL — “I kill”
    • BiSH — “Orchestra”
    • Maison Book Girl — “lost AGE”
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure — “Six Fall Roar”
    • Guso Drop — “I do! I do!”

    Album of the Year
    • BiSH — KiLLER BiSH
    • Babymetal — Metal Resistance
    • NECRONOMIDOL — NEMESIS
    • PassCode — Virtual
    • Yukueshirezutsurezure — Antinomideology
    • Guso Drop — Yume shi
    • You’ll Melt More! — WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL

    Idol/s of the Year
    • BiSH
    • Oyasumi Hologram
    • Guso Drop
    • Babymetal
    • PassCode

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