As a final farewell to 2021, we compiled this short tribute to some of the idol units we lost but will remember forever.
IDOL NEVER DIES: Help Create this Film about Idols at the End of the World
Gyuzo of the Tokyo Shock Boys but better known around these parts as the mad genius behind the Gyu Agricultural Festival aka Gyuno Fes aka the best recurring series of chika idol lives on the planet is making a movie!!
Tentatively titled IDOL NEVER DIES, the movie is described as a “youth fantasy” about an idol unit struggling to complete a music video on the day the world has been predicted to end. The cast of idols shooting this MV in the face of the apocalypse will include some familiar faces:
『IDOL NEVER DiES(仮)』
桃果 楓フウカ 中川美優 ブラジル 工藤菫 メインキャストのグループ名はTwitter上で「 #ギュウ農シネマ 」を付けて公募。最優秀ネーミング者には、井口昇監督から表彰状を贈られる。
クラウドファンディング受付開始 キャンプファイヤーhttps://t.co/Cblp11etpq pic.twitter.com/ZNknLp2L2g
— ギュウ農フェス (@gyuno_fes) May 31, 2021
Weekend Livestream Spotlight: MANACLE Debut, 2&, a NECROMA Birthday and Depression Fest
The latest trend in idol lives is to not announce livestreaming options until the in-person show is sold out. While I’m sure this makes good financial sense to manager-san, it creates nothing but headaches for fancy idol bloggers trying to put together a robust weekend livestream preview. Luckily, there is also The Calendar which receives constant updates as last-minute livestream announcements come to light. In the meantime, here’s some notable shows we’re aware of that are coming your way this weekend via various streaming media platforms.
ZOMBIE POWDER kick off the weekend, sharing the stage with the hardest working unit in chika idol, Dan te Lion and others in the 41st volume of the excellent Diffusion Φ Brightness taiban series.
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