Our Idols Don’t Win Idol Matsuri, Walk Away Winners Anyway

That title’s implying an inspirational message, gang, not some weird turn of events.

The Idol Matsuri final was yesterday, and a number of projects that we filthy gaijin fans enjoy made it to the event. For instance, Chemical Reaction, who are in fact quite good and don’t get the attention that they deserve because of great reasons I’m sure. CY8ER. BANZAI JAPAN. Probably some others depending on how you row your boat!

Here’s the whole thing:

It’s almost 5 hours long!

The stretch including the aforementioned begins right about here. CY8ER is next in the lineup, and BANZAI JAPAN just a little while after, so you can get yourself some nice “oh I know of them!” action. None of them won, though, and are in a way terrible, pathetic losers. Continue reading

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If You’ve Wondered about Chemical Reaction Lately, Here’s What’s Happening

Happy Monday, you goofs! I hope you had a good weekend; I began a very long bit of time away from home for a very important conference for Day Job’s line of work, and there’s a good chance that you’ll see this at about the time that I’ll be making a fairly significant presentation. It’s been on my mind a lot! But idol doesn’t sleep, and I’d frankly rather be listening to music and making fart jokes on the Internet than worrying about impressing a bunch of Leaders in the Field, so here I am with stuff for you!

In this case: Chemical Reaction! I was curious as to why hits from search were occasionally including “chemicari” lately; knowing that to be the shorthand for Chemical Reaction, I figured that they either had more fans that I reckoned (for the record: they should have lots of fans), or something was afoot and I should probably check in on them. It only took a couple of weeks!

As it turns out, the What isn’t something new, but little releases from a record they put out as a venue-only release a couple of months ago:

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This Chemical Reaction Sounds Pretty Good

Do you guys remember from back almost three months ago when I brought up Chemical Reaction for the first time? No? Of course you don’t, because nobody looked at the stupid post. Well, crazy people, here I am again, but with a lot more good stuff (h/t @PureIdolHeart for the references!)

They’re putting out this single as a venue-only CD. I want that CD:

But Chemical Reaction’s parent agency thing, Michipro, just dumped a ton of stuff from their acts onto YouTube over the last few days, and that includes some additional goodies from Chemicari: Continue reading

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Not Quite the Gates to Hell, but Close Enough

You might’ve seen this viral video of a chemical reaction (burning NH4Cr2O7 with HgSCN, to be precise) opening the gates to hell:

This chemical reaction, on the other hand, doesn’t so much open the gates to hell as it does remind you that we will never run out of idols to talk about. Continue reading

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