This isn’t new-news or anything, and the fact that I’m writing it shouldn’t be news per se, either, because of all of the online gaijin wota, I can think of exactly one other person who emphatically supported Ishido Natsumi the same way I do (hi!), but it’s important that I make good on something that I felt strongly enough about like two weeks ago to create a post draft for.
Anyway, yes, the title of the post! And I’d like for you to enjoy it, too:
Doop-dee-doop, scrolling through the Twitters. Hello, what’s this?
Why, it’s a new single-plus from long-time underground solo idol Ishido Natsumi, in MV form, and oh man it’s really just the beginning! Like, in less than a minute of looking into that, we find her suddenly going off on a whole new trajectory. But first — here’s the trailer for the whole thing: Continue reading →
The world of idol is a vast and terrifying place, often all the moreso at moments of uncertainty about how you feel about the world at the moment. And a lot of people are feeling down right now! Yesterday was a bloodbath! So in addition to regular ol’ sonic therapy, let’s prove just how easy it can be to find good things and embrace them.
Ishido Natsumi! I feel like there are maybe five people in the whole of Western wotadom who’ve come across her in the past. Is it because she’s new? She is not new! Is it because she’s bad? She is not bad! Is it because she’s particularly obscure? Not unless you consider being from Nagoya and being as regular a performer as it gets obscure! Well, actually maybe the Nagoya thing hurts her a little bit, what with Tokyo getting the lion’s share of the lion’s share of attention and only total nerds being marks for other local scenes (Osaka ftw).
While we’re on a little run of less well-known idols doing great work, let’s pause for a second and take another look at Ishido Natsumi, who I will maintain is not only cool and good, but also one of the least appreciated vocalists in idol, period; this is a preview for her upcoming single, dropping tomorrow:
“Choice the Happiness” is just the latest. Everything she does is bad as hell. Continue reading →
Good morning, friends! It’s Thursday Hurtsday, and I’ve been a little bit remiss because reasons, but I’m back in the saddle and ready to share..
I figured that we could start with solo idol Ishido Natsumi, who’d been so under the radar for so long that she didn’t even make the cut for entry into the Corenament. To be left out of a completely bogus and made-up competition of idols who are primarily known to Westerners … Sad!
And while Natsumi is pretty good in her own right, this piece doesn’t even feature her. Continue reading →