You totally know Hayasaka Nanse even if you don’t recognize her name right away. She was a member of the legendary (at least around these parts)Shoujo Kakka no International, i.e. one of the most groundbreaking and seminal chika idol units of all time! Yeah sure, they never got “famous” but they certainly made an impression that still resonates with the idol underground. At the time, Nanse went by the stage name “Fukumaru Mochi”, and shortly after that group disbanded, she became known as DJ OMOCHI when she joined up with, yep, you got it, the beloved rap-idol unit RHYMEBERRY! See, I knew you knew her!
When RHYMEBERRY came to an end, Hayasaka Nanse didn’t join any new groups, but she didn’t fade away either. She maintained her social media presence and streamed live fairly frequently, stating her current role as a vlogger personality and voice actress. (Two frequent post-idol career paths.) And while I don’t fully expect her to entirely brand herself as an idol again per se, it’s very pleasing to see she still records new music on occasion, and now has even graced us with an MV that fits appropriately within the Homicidols canon. Are you stoked yet? Well, you oughta be! Let’s check it out!
Now that Q’ulle’s first major album is rapidly nearing its release date, of course it’s time for the arguable queens of idol rock to start promoting the thing like hell. And, yesterday, hell arrived:
Random outfit game: on point
I love it. Q’ulle’s always in a totally enjoyable weird place between idorock and outright rock songs (and, often, outright idol!), and this is such a great example. What a fun song. Wota will love the crap out of it.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Q’ulle release without multiple MVs and versions; this one’s completely different territory, even for them, though: Continue reading →
No, no, PiGU isn’t going anywhere — from what their Twitter feed looks like, they’re still doing auditions. It’s been a little while since Rino’s graduation, which I failed to get anything together for because reasons, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love Osaka’s resident cosplay cafe pop punk idols (and supporters of the Best of 2016!).
I have been sort of hovering over their Twitter lately in the hopes of spying something new; yes, you could argue that “live video of the trio members” would count, but they’re still doing the familiar songs and I was hoping for a chance to do something a little more unique. Fortunately, they delivered!