Hot Damn, FRUITPOCHETTE Is Coming Back!

Cancel the next installment in the Let’s Remember Some Idols series, because the subject of that installment doesn’t need remembering. Not anymore. No, the Year of Idol Resurrections surges on. They’re going to be live, step-dancing to power metal riffs right in our faces, knocking out dual-titled tunes on some of the best-packaged records in music. They’re (hopefully!) going to grab idol itself by the collar of its lazy knock-off shirt and scream in its face and remind a bunch of people who’s really bad around here.

It’s for an indeterminate number of gigs, and probably indeterminate number of releases, but FRUITPOCHETTE, as both good and loud as it gets with practically zero contrivance, a jolt of power no matter what they do, will be back in August, and with the original duo reunited:

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‘Tis Apparently the Season for Idol Resurrections

You guys, it’s Golden Week. I love Golden Week — so much happens! I also hate Golden Week for the same reason. Would you believe that I originally wanted to publish this almost a full week ago? Madness. And yet, here we are.

Idol projects, like superheroes, are never guaranteed to stay dead, no matter how gruesome their demise. I bet that if a snap of the fingers wiped half of all idol from existence, a good chunk of them would still find a way to return even without the intervention of some cosmic power; it’s just the way that idol works.

That being said, I currently know of at least three idol projects that are on their way back to life. Continue reading

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Reading Lolisyn: Cautiously Optimistic

Caveat: The original title of this post was “Oh, for Fuck’s Sake”, so be thankful that a few minutes’ worth of messing around before writing got me to dial it back a bit

Say, remember Lolisyn? Like, in their way one of the early chika icons? That was terribly, inexplicably disbanded completely out of the blue, and had a final live for the ages? And then was announced as 564 REBOOT barely a month later, with a lineup that could have been described as an underground all-star team? And that immediately lost one of its key members? And then did a tiny handful of lives before the usual idol group troubles got the whole thing canceled before most people had a chance to even get used to its existence, which would have been difficult even on an infinite timeline because they almost never performed?

Well, it’s happening again.

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This PSYBOU KANOJO Return Is a Cruel Tease

Imagine my reaction when I saw this:

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969 Is Back, and a Big Bright Rainbow Is Shining on 2017 Already

Oh man, you guys who weren’t around during the spring and summer, also known as Maniac’s Period of Being Obsessed with 969, are in for a treat. Cuz 969 is back:

Thanks, Lee!

OH HELL YES. They’re so new! Only that last one even has other idols I know following her. Does anybody recognize any of these members from other projects? I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET THEM!

“But Maniac,” you ask, a little confused and possibly exasperated because why am I yelling anyway, “I don’t understand what’s the big deal. It’s not like they’re–”

Lemme stop you right there, Convenient Strawman. Do you want to know why 969 coming back to life excites me? Continue reading

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The Coming Resurrection of Bellring Girls Heart

Or, as the case may be, NOT Bellring Girls Heart:

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