Emerging Units to Keep an Eye On: New and New to Us #04

We have mentioned before how 2022 has seen an explosion of new indie and underground idol units with many showing signs of exceptional promise. That trend has continued over the past month, so we have again collected several of the new groups we’ll be watching most closely here.

We also have to commend these new idol units for coming up with much better names this year. It got so bad last year that we felt compelled to create a Questionable Name category for the 2021 year-end awards (won in a landslide by Anal Sex Penis, of course; STAiNY and C.LiTZ really dodged a bullet there). Other than a couple of notable exceptions (I’m looking at you, Makenai Bokura wa, Ame no Furu Sekai de Neko to Odoru.), new unit names have been much improved in 2022. Case in point:

THE DEVIL’S KILLING MERRY-GO-ROUND

Unveiled just this past weekend, the announcement of this new unit surprised us all with a couple of very familiar faces.

https://twitter.com/devilskillingM/status/1528360564141223936?s=20&t=tloWXJSK0YFGA23J2ZFvaQ

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