You thought we forgot about the annual best-of vote? Of course not. Granted, it’s coming much later than it normally would, due to the last few months being incredibly busy for everyone on Team Homicidols as of late. Not to mention the sheer chaos that the idol world has thrown at us.
Which is why I’m recycling 2020’s intro for the second year running!
Oh thank goodness, the ongoing agony that has been
2020 ̶ 2021 2022 is almost over. Just over a month week to go now, I can almost feel the collective weight that has been this hell year being lifted from my shoulders as 2021 2022, free from possibly the second-worst and most confusing year what was definitely A Year that most of us have had to face in our lifetimes; at least, until three days into 2021 2022 2023 when we’ll probably all get drafted into a war against a vengeful alien species from another planet perish in the impending heat death of the universe collectively get banned from Twitter by a billionaire that really doesn’t like Babymetal at the same time another much-loved Homicidols figure announces her retirement (just like our dear Maniac -sob-and Chris 🙁 )
Being a blog about Japanese idols, typically we’re going to write a lot about idols from Japan! Funny how that works out. However, since we started our mission, things have been shaken up a little – there’s a whole world of pop stars performing to alternative music and for the next week, we’re going to be looking at the finest Korea’s indie idol scene has to offer.
After their first and last oneman live, their last ever performance with every song and a small cafe talk event, Hamidasystem finally closed in on itself for the second and final time.
The reason for the group disbanding might seem unclear because the official statement consisted of mostly “Hamidasystem will cease activities at the end of March and the manager will leave the company office”, but to those who’ve followed the group since 2016 the reason is crystal clear.
When an idol group dissolves and reforms with an entirely new set of members most of the fans don’t stay. Sure, you might get a few people who stick around because they like the music but when the girls leave so do the fans. Fans of OG Hamidasystem are now fans of Crossnoesis, the group comprised of the old members.
So, what do you do when you can’t fill those gigantic shoes? For an indie group, the shadow is cast not only on their popularity but their pockets too. If you can’t break even then what’s the point? Even with the old songs, the new songs, the promotion, and the ex-MIGMA SHELTER member, the numbers just weren’t adding up.
But honestly? Who cares. Continue reading