Parallel Japan’s recent warning that they were done being Parallel Japan was meant very, very literally. Sari, Yui and Asumi are no longer in a group called Parallel Japan; now they’re PLICPROCK.
— PLICPROCK(公式) (@PLICPROCK) January 1, 2017
— ひでまるは唯が好き。 (@hidechankotora) January 1, 2017
The big reveal’s going to come on the 28th, when they’ll headline a live featuring WiLL (who are cool), Hirano Yuri (Miracle Toybox etc., who is very cool) and Malcolm Mask McLaren. And maybe more! But that’s a pretty good show to put together.
I’m really happy for the Idols Formerly Known as Parallel. They haven’t had it easy since beginning life as a bunch of dancers who thought it might be better to do their own thing rather than support others; maybe this is the start of bigger things for them.
But can we take a minute to break down this name? Because PLICPROCK doesn’t make any damn sense, but Google reads the kana as “Prick Block,” which at least is words and if that’s what the name is supposed to be, can that please be an attempt to have it be COCKBLOCK? That’s the kind of thing we need in idol. Also, the hashtag #ぷりぷろ is “#prepro”, which is fine I guess?