We are one third of the way through the Homicidols calendar year (which runs December through November for REASONS) so we thought it was time to make note of the songs, albums and MVs that we’ve had on repeat for the last four months. When I say “We,” I mean Team Homicidols and the denizens of the Homicidols’ Discord server. We’ve surveyed the entirety of the various elements that make up the Homicidols’ hive mind and come up with the following nominations for best singles, EPs, albums and MVs of the first quadrimester of our 2023.
With guest contributions from Ellainna.
PLANCK STARS are the name on everyone’s lips lately – they keep going viral! Twice on Tiktok thanks to Rairai stepping on a fan and Kan Nyan spitting watermelon seeds into a fan’s mouth and now, on Twitter, because of their current contest where whoever sells the most tickets to new customers gets a bike! The loser has to do porn (the members are all fine with this). Of course, we here at Homicidols love to expand to new audiences so we’re selling out: Taking advantage of the fact they’re getting clicks so we can get clicks too. As idol bloggers we have always dreamed of writing for not only idol fans, but also for the teenagers with anime profile pictures commenting “step on me mommy” and 38 year old men who still say “amazeballs” and “only in Japan” whenever any act from Japan does anything kind of off-kilter.
But just who are Plasta? The pranksters from Planck Stars revel in doing… whatever they want! Really, they’re self described bohemian bad kid idols. Of course just saying that isn’t enough, so let us show you too! Here are our Top 10 Planck Stars Prankster Moments!
10. Rairai Leaves Mid Song, Buys a Churro
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) July 4, 2021
A returning founding member, a brand new member and a writer who is extremely pleased with their headline. PLANCK STARS have done it once again!
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) September 25, 2022
While performing at Super Music Festival over weekend, PLANCK STARS announced that they have added new member.
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) August 21, 2022
Yes, Puri-Chan is a Shibu Inu, and when they aren’t busy being an idol, they also work as a runway model. Continue reading
We have reached the height of summer, that magical season when school’s out, parties are at the pool, blankets are on the beach and indelible memories are being made, each one set to a signature soundtrack destined to trigger nostalgic memories well into our sunset years (unless you’re reading this in Australia right now in which case, at least the snakes are hibernating ?). This seemed like the perfect time to ask Team Homicidols to put down the margaritas and fireworks for a second and share those songs that they’ve got on repeat in their summertime playlists.
Here are the songs that will forever come to define the dog days of 2022:
Out with the old, in with the new. That’s what spring cleaning is all about. But let’s be real, nobody actually does the cleaning in spring, you keep putting it off because “eh I can do it tomorrow” until you realise it’s getting to 30 celsius and you have roaches everywhere. That’s not relateable? Oh. Well… Planck Stars have a new song and two new members and one of them is literally a monkey. Think about THAT instead.
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) July 2, 2022
PLANK STARS, our favorite bohemian bad kids from Hiroshima, posted a few tweets about a week-and-a-half ago asking for fans from various countries to respond. While it seemed that, perhaps, they were tentatively sounding out support for overseas visits, plans may have already been in the works. Yesterday, PLANK STARS announced dates for a six-country world tour including overseas stops in Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, the UK and the United States.
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) June 12, 2022
It seemed like the new PLANCK STARS cast announced about an hour ago felt like a bit of a desperation move, so it will come as a surprised to no one that the whole lineup was suddenly and unceremoniously dumped at the last minute for a much more promising option.
Just as the curtain was set to rise on the new system debut live, YABACUBE announced that PLANCK STARS will be moving ahead as an all all-star duo consisting of:
While the countdown to the debut live of the new PLANCK STARS system continues to tick by, YABACUBE has again found themselves in the position of having to recast the unit from scratch. While their strategy of hiring seasoned veterans appeared sound, they quickly learned that there is a downside to hiring a bunch of idols with lots of units on their resumes: while they may be long on experience, they are short on attention spans and don’t tend to stay long with any single group.
While we were just adjusting to the sudden replacement of every member of PLANCK STARS earlier this morning, it seems that the punk idol unit has now gone and set a record by imploding twice in a single day. Shortly after announcing the revamped line-up, the new PLANCK STARS system fell apart without making it to their debut live which is still scheduled to take place in just a few hours. It seems that the AI-generated TiDNE had traded her image as an NFT on a dodgy marketplace that went bankrupt and she suddenly vanished as her link on the blockchain expired. Neil deGrasse Tyson then bowed out after realizing he had signed on to an idol unit and not an astrophysics research venture. Soon after, it was learner that PiiPii TOPGUN had been arrested for underage drinking while in math class. Meanwhile Mouse Lemur ran off into the woods with Continue reading