Something Shining From Shimmer Shrimpmer

It’s no secret that we love Fingers Cross here, their music has been a favourite discovery from 2021. Always unafraid to say what they feel about politics or social issues, the group have a new unit formed around the theme of “the voice of the silent youth,” so get ready to listen to that voice in the form of SHIMMER SHRIMPMER!

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Your Team Homicidols Best of 2021

The community voting for Homicidols Best of 2021 has closed. We had a huge turnout this year, so thank you to everyone who cast a ballot! While we tabulate the results and prepare the formal announcement of the winners (to be posted this Friday, December 31st) we thought it would be a good time to reveal the members of Team Homicidols’ individual picks for the best releases, moments and miscellanea of 2021.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #266: CHRISTMAS EDITION!!

We are now witnessing that rare conjunction that occurs only once every seven years where the Weekender and Christmas align to fall on the same day. So, Merry (or Happy) Christmas if you celebrate that kind of thing. Over in the Homicidols Discord Server, we’ve been collecting pics of idols in holiday cosplay so I snagged some of them and threw together a little X Mas e-card for everyone, just like Grandma used to make.

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BiSH Announce Disbandment Plans for the Year After Next

At an emergency livestream called for the morning of Christmas Eve (Japan time) BiSH announced that they will disband at some point in 2023.

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Return of the Queen

Codomomental are a talent powerhouse, you could call any handful of members their “golden child” and you’d get no disagreements even from people with differing tastes. One of those members is Nonamera who, after a short hiatus from the company, is back to reclaim her throne.

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Something JUICYY From PIGGS

Fresh from the family butchers, we have something big, long and meaty. That’s right, a full album from PIGGS!

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VOTE HERE!! Your Homicidols Best of 2021 Ballot

It is time! You’ve spent twelve months watching, streaming, celebrating and grieving all that the world of alternative and underground idol could thrown at you. You’ve told us what you felt were the most significant and compelling moments of the last year.  We (meaning, “primarily Kerrie”; except for writing this intro, Kerrie did almost all the work pulling this together), have compiled your thoughts and, by community consensus, arrived at our OFFICIAL nominees for Homicidols Best of 2021.

If one of your favorites failed to snag a nomination and you wish to (diplomatically) tell the community how poor it’s taste and judgment is, feel free to drop by the Homicidols Discord server.

I could go on about the flurry of activity we saw in 2021 after the off-year of 2020 and how some of the categories were surprisingly deep (ecstatically so in terms of Debuts, but tragically so in the case of Disbandments), but you already know all that so let’s just hurry to the nominees and the voting part. 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #265

The end of the year is going fast as we race through the holiday season to the end of 2021. For all of those in school, I hope you were able to successfully put the seal on your capstone projects, ace all your finals and put another semester behind you.

A quick note on the Homicidols Best of 2021 timeline:

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We Interview Idols: Minna no Kodomochan

Cinnamon of Minna no Kodomochan has been incredibly busy of late. Not only has she been conducting the in-store events and other duties associated with promoting her latest single, “The Final Blinkings”, but she has been personally illustrating each and every CD being sold in record stores around Tokyo. In between all of these activities, performing her birthday live, and preparing for the next round of the Artists’ League competition where Kodomochan are appearing as a referee’s choice, Cinnamon very graciously agreed to carve out some time to do an interview with us.

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You guys, it’s time we talk about Leiwan!

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