In news I am still coming to terms with even as I type this, The Korean live idol scene recently hit another major milestone with the news that TIF will be hosting their first live event in Seoul, with a roster almost evenly split between local talent and some choice premium imports that anyone reading this site may well already know.
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with that idol powerhouse, ey? Throughout changing trends and saturated markets, Dempagumi.inc have proven themselves to be a rock in the idol scene – but much like actual rocks, their appearance has taken many forms.
…Okay that metaphor really sucked didn’t it. Something about erosion? Erosion changes rocks over time and they have a lot of new members now. Look, the new single is good and it being a very Dempagumi take on some rock n’ roll feels like an appropriate time to re-introduce them. Let’s take a deep dive into “Shoudouteki S/K/S/D!”
Hot of the heels of adding two new members and a major label debut, those scampy kids birthed from Dempagumi inc. are here with a brand new single! Except Rito is both a member of Dempagumi and meme tokyo so she’s kind of her own parent, in a weird idol time travel scenario where somebody went to the past and altered the timeline a little too much and created a time loop. Look, this analogy has gone far enough. Just enjoy meme tokyo’s “THE STRUGGLE IS REAL” today please.
Attending the Tokyo Idol Festival has always been on my bucket list. The primary barrier for me had been, having grown up in the Sonoran desert, a complete lack of tolerance for the humidity levels of Odaiba during Japan’s late summer. Hope was kindled in my desert rat heart when it was announced that TIF 2020 would be held in October when the heat and humidity is much less gruesome. This hope was, of course, dashed completely by the COVID crisis. TIF organizer’s decision to deliver the festival entirely online for 2020 has generated a new kind of hope. This livestream format gives many of us foreigners the opportunity to check “Attended Tokyo Idol Festival” off our bucket lists, even if the accomplishment will have a COVID-shaped asterisk next to it.
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I think when it comes to those who already know of meme tokyo.’s existence, they fall into two categories:
- meme tokyo. are Dempagumi Jr.
- meme tokyo. are that group that Mewclub from BiS is in now.
Being a much bigger BiS fan than Dempagumi fan, I naturally fall into the latter category. Anyway, it’s nice to see her in music videos again!