Your Tuesday WTF Is Back to School

Good morning, gang! I was on the hunt for something genuinely weird and (in the eye of the beholder) wonderful, and a random pass through Twitter provided.

Naniwa Rokkasen! The Six Immortals of Poetry! I got a good kick out of this indie-ass project a while back, and they’d be a great candidate for Indie Idol Wednesday under normal circumstances, but, as soon as I saw this, I felt like I had exactly what the doctor ordered.

Those of you who got into Sakura Gakuin should remember the annual year-end exams for each class; much merriment is had, and many a charm point established! They’re good times. And now I’m wondering if that’s more common than I thought, or if somebody got a Mori-sensei jones and just had to indulge, but here’s Naniwa in their own exams:

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This Is Certainly a Little Troubling

Doop-dee-doop, surfing around through Twitter … hello, what’s this?

Why, it’s high school idols in corpse paint playing with the tools of suicide! How uplifting!

Say hello to Naniwa Six Immortals of Poetry, or Naniwa Rokkasen, as they like to be called. This song is from their first single, “Don’t Die!,” which is coming up at the end of the month. How fitting! I mean, overall, the song and video aren’t nearly as bleak as things start off, but it definitely has that “I kill” feel to it, with the excluded girl still harboring some ill feelings. It’s a song with a message. Continue reading