The beautiful thing with THE BANANA MONKEYS is that they never fail to stress out and confuse me.
『THE BANANA MONKEYS 崩壊』について pic.twitter.com/4IQvgkyZ3H
— THE BANANA MONKEYS@12/4ZeppTokyoワンマン (@info_banamon) March 14, 2019
So, it’s come to this. After promising three consecutive music videos in the leadup to the release of their new single, the conclusion of the Nani-mono trilogy finally came out today. What kind of note will it end on? A somber one? Something shocking? Or epic? Well…
Oh god, not again.
Right on the heels of pissing off Muropanako and most of the BiS fandom, THE BANANA MONKEYS have a whole new music video and… wait a second, didn’t they just release one? What is it with my designated idols and releasing multiple MVs in a short space of time?
Anyway, let’s watch.
I was initially going to talk about my recent discovery that Banamanagement, are indeed, Mad Lads. But then their newest MV came out and erased everything I wanted to say on the matter.
If that suspicious thumbnail didn’t scare you away, congratulations, your bravery shall upmost be rewarded. Continue reading
“There’s new Banamon” read the message, and my teeth set like that emoji that you send when somebody tells you something that’s befitting a “wew lad” but you don’t want to dignify it by typing that much. There were more posts to blog, I thought to myself, than this site’s latest favorite whipping-idol, and the Weekender exists for reasons, and why am I even worried about this, it’s a Ker– oh, Kerrie’s got other things to do, okay. Well, I may as well … oh okay!
So. There’s news from THE BANANA MONKEYS! Some of it involves people, and some of it involves the things that people create. Let’s invert that proposition and start with the thing, which is music, which is actually also the lede, so here you go:
You want lyrics?
— THE BANANA MONKEYS@3/14マイナビBLITZ赤坂ワンマン (@info_banamon) January 3, 2019
In maybe … let’s not call it more surprising, but maybe inevitable-but-nonetheless-terrifying surprising, in that kind of surprising, Banamon went ahead and added a couple of new members, too! Continue reading
T’was Christmas afternoon, the household was merry
In the living room sat a bleary-eyed Kerrie
As she waited for turkey she seemed ever-chipper
And she opened her laptop to check daily Twitter
“I don’t need to write, maybe I’ll stick the telly on”
But then she saw, the cursed tweet from Banamon
“We have a special gift from us monkeys to you,”
“A music video, almost brand-new!”Continue reading
Banamon, please, please, I already wrote one baffling piece on you this week, stop fueling me.
Oh, god. At this point all I can really do for introductions to this Hell-group is…
PREVIOUSLY ON THE BANANA MONKEYS IDOL DUNGEON…
PHEW. Alright. Continue reading
If I could compare THE BANANA MONKEYS to anything at all, it wouldn’t be a banana, nor a monkey. It would be a bottle of Diet Coke. A bottle of Diet Coke that some jackass decided to do the Mentos prank with, then also shook it a few times just to make absolutely sure it would explode in just the right way, once opened. Because, much like a shaken-up Mentos-implanted bottle of Diet Coke, the person/s responsible for THE BANANA MONKEYS is likely a huge jackass. Also, when THE BANANA MONKEYS open up with some news, a whole damn bottle’s worth of eye-raising mess just comes exploding and pouring out and it feels like its never going to stop, until, in the end, we’re left with just a big uncomfortable mess that’s going to be a pain to clean up.
So, first things first. As mentioned in the last Weekender, Karin has decided to jump ship, citing that the general insanity that comes with being a Banana Monkey was just too much for her to deal with. But wait! There’s more!
— THE BANANA MONKEYS@3/14マイナビBLITZ赤坂ワンマン (@info_banamon) November 17, 2018
So, remember that time when newbie Miru left for unexplained reasons, only it turned out she was a “licensed chiropractor”? This is basically a more minor repeat. Minmin (who lasted far longer than Miru ever did) suddenly stopped showing up to events, eventually announcing her withdrawal effective immediately. She claimed it was due to studying getting in the way of idoling, but apparently, it was because she was a cabaret worker? Unlike Miru, whose profile was right there, I couldn’t find anything about it other than the news article talking about the next thing, so let’s just take that one at face value.
So, now Banamon are now three members down, will they keep going as a duo? Of course not, what if they jump ship due to secret side-jobs too? They’re holding a quickie audition! Continue reading
Guys, I’m a dum-dum. Now, if you’ve been following this website for any period of time you’ll already know that, but seriously, I’m a dum-dum. Over an entire month since I announced this release (among other things) and still I waited, impatiently. “Aagh, when will they hurry up and start selling this EP somewhere other than their live shows? It’s not even on their website!”. Then reader and Friday Fun regular Chris dropped a bombshell on me:
“Why don’t you just get it on Ototoy you cretin?”
Ototoy. Of course.
Surprise surprise, there it was. Right there. The “September 10th” release date almost taunting me.
Well, whatever, this isn’t the first sleepy review I’ve written long after the actual release date. Actually, I don’t think any of my reviews so far have been on time. Kind of a downside of being sleepy, you see. Tiredness slows you down. And, on two days without sleep, I think now’s a better time than any to get this month-old draft out of the way. Continue reading
THE BANANA MONKEYS are truly one of the most cursed, yet fascinating idol groups happening at the moment.
Let’s get the good news out of the way. A new EP, Good bye, Hello, coming in just a few weeks!
Yes! Label is not bad is already a candidate for Album Of The Year 2018, and I liked their recent digital singles too, so I’m pretty dang excited about this. So much so that I haven’t even watched this trailer so my first reactions upon listening to the whole thing can be genuine (aka so that if I do a sleepy review of this it gets the kind of weirdness that this group deserves).
“But Kerrie”, I hear you cry. “Didn’t they add a fifth member recently? Why are there only four of them?”
Yeah, about that … Continue reading