If you follow the story of Parallel / PLIC PROCK at all, you know that they’ve never had an easy time with this whole idol thing. Minus a silo explosion*, they’re basically idol’s Frank Grimes**

But on Dec. 12, they’re having themselves a one-man. That’s great! Less great is that Asumi will be withdrawing from the group at that show:

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PLICPROCK Updated a Classic of Theirs

I don’t know if it requires particularly in-depth anything, and I was tempted to find another use for the video, but those of you who might be new to this whole thing and/or haven’t had a good chance to give PLICPROCK a good chance might appreciate their release of a … actually, it’s interesting:

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Indie Idol Wednesday Celebrates the (re)Birth of PLICPROCK

Welcome back, Artists Formerly Known as Parallel and Also Parallel Japan! We had reason to worry that you were going to be done, but you head-faked us all and re-launched as PLICPROCK and … well, as it’s being talked about in the Idolmetal group, here’s their re-debut show:

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Parallel Japan Is Dead; Say Hi to PLICPROCK

Parallel Japan’s recent warning that they were done being Parallel Japan was meant very, very literally. Sari, Yui and Asumi are no longer in a group called Parallel Japan; now they’re PLICPROCK.

The big reveal’s going to come on the 28th, when they’ll headline a live featuring WiLL (who are cool), Hirano Yuri (Miracle Toybox etc., who is very cool) and Malcolm Mask McLaren. And maybe more! But that’s a pretty good show to put together.

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