50 YMM MVs Day 43: Sunset

Christmas 2018, and what did You’ll Melt More! gift to us?  Another MV of course – this one for Inochi Atte no Monoda ne (While There’s Life, There’s Hope), another track from the NEVER GIVE UP DRUNK MONKEYS EP.

A charming cello-drenched slice of loveliness that has inspired our ladies to put stickers all over their faces late one afternoon and head out to a hillside to cavort about and get as much footage as they can before the sun goes down – and the sinking sun really lights these scenes beautifully.  Simple, yet delightful, like all the best Christmas gifts.

50 YMM MVs Day 42: Virtual

Going anywhere nice for your holidays this year?  Probably not unless there’s a scientific breakthrough announced tomorrow and it turns out that jelly baby sandwiches and Spice Girls songs are the cure for coronavirus.  Why not do what You’ll Melt More! did in the video for Natsu on Blue and visit a virtual reality resort?

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50 YMM MVs Day 40: Gardening

There was an easier time this year where it felt like Ano & Younapi‘s graduation might be the worst thing to happen this year. Clearly, these days are long past.

I initially wrote this during the middle of lockdown. I had not seen the sun for weeks and everything felt unglamorous and detached from the passage of time. That’s a lot like what happens in DAHLIA.


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50 YMM MVs Day 39: Training

We are back at it, still providing you with a daily exploration of one of YLMM’s multiple music videos. Today, we’ll be touching on Never Give Up Suiken, guest starring Rina Takeda, of Dead Sushi and Wakakozake fame.

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50 YMM MVs Day 38: Nocturnal

A bit of a flashback today as the next You’ll Melt More! video is for Watashi e (To Me), originally from 2015’s YOU ARE THE WORLD album but re-recorded here to promote their best-of album, MUSIC GO ROUND.

Appropriately, the lyrics for this song are a reflection on the past and convey a message from the group to their younger past selves.  The video shows the four idols out in the city at night and while perfectly pleasant, doesn’t give us much to talk about.

So this seems a good time to introduce…

The Homicidols.com “Win a Year of No Oshi Graduations” Contest!

You read that correctly, you have a chance to ensure that none of your favourite idols graduate for an entire year!  No other idol blog has offered you this opportunity before and frankly, it’s because they don’t love you as much as we do.  We have worked very hard over the past few months to arrange this wonderful prize for you, our beloved Homicidols.com readers.  And all you have to do to win, is to be one of the first ten thousand people to solve our You’ll Melt More! themed puzzle below.

Here we have the members of You’ll Melt More! at the point of their career that we have currently reached with our 50 YMM MVs series: Younapi, Kechon, Chiffon and Ano.  They have all just been to the ice-cream van, when a scary clown jumped out from behind a bush and went “Boo!” at them, causing them to drop their purchases.  About five minutes have gone by and now your task is to connect the idols to the not-so-frozen goodies and tell us whose treat has melted the most.

For details on how to enter and full terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck!

50 YMM MVs Day 36: Freedom

Today it’s a You’ll Melt More! track so chilled that Younapi has to literally stand on an ice rink so show you just how chilled it is – Freestyle Zenbu (All Freestyle):

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50 YMM MVs Day 35: Annoyances

I was very worried when, in early 2018, You’ll Melt More! announced a best-of album.  For an idol group that had been going as long as they had, this is often a way to wrap up their career.  Maybe to counter that impression, they released an EP of new material on the same day: the HIPPY MONDAYS EP.  Naturally, they made an MV for every song on it and first up is Okoranai de (Don’t Get Mad).

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50 YMM MVs Day 34: Transit

Today we will see how You’ll Melt More! are so magical, they can even make bagpipes sound tolerable.  Here’s the MV for must go:

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50 YMM MVs Day 32: Stylish

We’ve been at it for more than a month, today is no different.

On the menu today is Nigenai!!, the 32nd MV of You’ll Melt More!

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50 YMM MVs Day 29: Architecture

On October 4, 2017, five years to the day after the original members of You’ll Melt More! met for the first time, they celebrated by releasing the TALKING HITS EP.  They previewed this with the video for A! Sekai wa Hiroi Sugoi (Ah! The World is Amazing).  But is the song amazing?

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