Idol to Idol to Idol: An Odyssey

Okay, so you guys are possibly aware of Yannderu Ame, who were momentarily exciting a few months ago. Then they rebranded and became YAMIAME, basically the same thing, but not the same kind of dark and brooding tears-in-rain -core idols, but more we-are-somewhat-dark-and-hard idols. Then THAT BROKE UP ON STAGE to launch the literally no-joke temporary unit Imonikomi, which … honestly, I started to lose track of what the hell was going on at that point, but today, TODAY friends, they finally un-temporaried themselves as the latest iteration in this mad project’s long, not-at-all-graceful curve:

Thank you, PIH!

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Did YAMIAME Just Break up on Stage?

Hold up. I had this whole thing planned for some recent live video from the crying-in-the-rain idols, and just wanted to get a little bit of extra context (like maybe some good stuff from the one-man they had tonight), and boom:

And while I struggled with “wait, dissolving it all now and that’s it or what?”, they blamed it on Arisa and Reira : Continue reading

This Pun Is Too Good for the YAMIAME Post I’m Using It For

Okay, this is just a really random throw-together of stuff, but hear me about: YAMIAME was tweeting out lyrics to their songs a little while back, and I was like, oh, that might be a nice thing to collect and have available for the time that .25 people anywhere ever become very curious about untranslated lyrics of an underground idol group. Makes perfect sense! And I thought, “maybe it’ll be good to run on a rainy day.”

Rainy. Like the song title they have. LIKE THE NAME OF THE GROUP.


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Who All Wants to See YAMIAME Live?

Happy Monday, gang! I just had a hell of a weekend. When I finally got a chance to just sit and take stock of everything, and think about all of the stuff that I didn’t publish over the weekend, I felt like I had a massive fist menacing me from the heavens. Fortunately, a quick review of the notes turned up this nice cache of live video from The Idols Who I Think Are Technically Still Called the Really Long Name That I Can’t Ever Remember but Is Definitely Yannderu Ame or YAMIAME for short:

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Yannderu Ame Is Now YAMIAME and Has a Lyric Video for You

I’m glad that this one got cleared up! So I’d been following the Idols Formerly Known as Yannderu Ame Etc. for a while, liking them enough to keep them on blast so I’d know for sure when they made announcements, added video, etc. And I noticed kind of recently that their Twitter bona fides are different, right down to the official account’s handle. And I thought little of it, because, well, I get kind of lazy sometimes.

That had me at “riffs”

That’s a really cool song! And it’s notably different compared to the last lyric video they put out, back when they were definitely still Yannderu Ame Etc. So … Continue reading