The Homicidols April Fools Day Round-Up 2024

Idol April Fools Day (aka Fox Day) is one of the biggest holidays on the idol calendar, up there with Idol Halloween and Idol X-Mas.  The amount of time, energy, and commitment that idols devote to their April Fools day pranks each year is always impressive. However, it can be difficult at times to tell an April Fools Day stunt from normal, everyday, Japanese idol insanity. For example, it may seem that, at first glance, this is a well executed comedic sketch by yosugala, except that salted fish roe sac, cherry blossom, and shrimp pizza is an actual real thing that people will apparently pay money for. Luckily, Homicidols is here to guide the unwary or overwhelmed idol fan through the events of April first and help sort fact from jesterly fiction.

Here are some of the best April Fools Day pranks that our favorite idols pulled off this year: 

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The Monday Match Game Gets Mad

Some questions have puzzled our finest minds for centuries.  What is the meaning of life?  How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?  Why is Ed Sheeran popular?  Who are the maddest idols?

Well this week we attempt to find an answer to the last of these examples.  Three groups claim to be MAD, and together we are going to pick one of these to be the ultimate Mad Idols!

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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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