We did it! It took longer than usual this year but there was a LOT going on. In the end, you, as the Homicidols community:
- Survived the year (a very important step there)
- Sorted through more alt, indie and chika idol media than ever to nominate your favorites of 2022 (not an easy task), and
- Voted your hearts out.
Here are your results.
The votes were close in almost every category (Surprise of the Year managed a straight-up tie), but in this year of the solo idol, more often than not, the soloists came out on top. The other noticeable trend for 2022 was, despite the emergence of dozens of new, high quality and highly talented new units, the old favorites held off the upstarts to take the major awards.
Without further ado, here are your Homicidols Best of 2022:
After twelve months of watching, streaming, celebrating and grieving all that the world of alternative and underground idol can throw at us, the readers and writers of Homicidols have nominated what we feel could compete for being the best and most compelling artists, acts and moments of 2022. It is now time to vote for the winners.
We are criminally late in getting this out the door (damn you, obstructions and obligations of REAL LIFE®) so let’s just get to it: The nominations are in! Check them out below and find your ballot at the bottom of this post. (As always, please note that our Best Of award year runs from December to November.)
You have until Sunday, January 15th, 2023 to vote your hearts out.
You thought we forgot about the annual best-of vote? Of course not. Granted, it’s coming much later than it normally would, due to the last few months being incredibly busy for everyone on Team Homicidols as of late. Not to mention the sheer chaos that the idol world has thrown at us.
Which is why I’m recycling 2020’s intro for the second year running!
Oh thank goodness, the ongoing agony that has been
2020 ̶ 2021 2022 is almost over. Just over a month week to go now, I can almost feel the collective weight that has been this hell year being lifted from my shoulders as 2021 2022, free from possibly the second-worst and most confusing year what was definitely A Year that most of us have had to face in our lifetimes; at least, until three days into 2021 2022 2023 when we’ll probably all get drafted into a war against a vengeful alien species from another planet perish in the impending heat death of the universe collectively get banned from Twitter by a billionaire that really doesn’t like Babymetal at the same time another much-loved Homicidols figure announces her retirement (just like our dear Maniac -sob-and Chris 🙁 )