Awesome ayumikurikamaki Studio Session Videos

I spied these over on the Idolmetal & Alternative Idol Facebook page earlier; the local Ayukuma contingent will love ’em, I thought.

And then I started to think about why it is that three grown-ass women would, on the day that they’re going to participate in a studio session with a live band, bother to put on their idoling costumes. Plush bear gloves and hoods and tennis dresses must get hot as hell, right?

And then it hit me: THEY CAN’T TAKE THE SUITS OFF.

To get over the shock of that revelation, have this astonishingly adorable photo of Ayumi.

I don’t kawaii often, but when I do, it’s for things like this.

GodDAMN But I Love ayumikurikamaki

Enough with the disclaimers. Ayukuma rock too much and are too awesome and are in fact better than me at life. Courtesy of the clever video hounds at Idol 2.0:

It’s not just an ironic name!

Use this video to introduce people to idols, especially rock and metal idols. You see how they’re dressed as cuddly headbanging basketball bear schoolgirls and two-stepping to harder dance-friendly rock ‘n’ roll than roughly 99 percent of what you can hear on the radio these days?

That’s what idols do. Your life will be better for having included them in it.

Go find more Ayukuma and hate their management for not making the video available.