The Homicidols Interview with Isiliel: Part 2

We had the opportunity to sit down with Himari Tsukishiro for an in-depth interview a couple of months ago about her current solo project, Isiliel. We had such a good, long talk that there was too much material for a single video. We published Part One of our conversation back in August, and are now ready to bring your Part Two.

In our continuing conversation, Himari talks about her process and inspiration for composing Isiliel’s lyrics, her work as a stage actress in The Makai, and her experience working with legendary producer Fredrik Nordström. She also answers more questions from her fans here on Homicidols who wanted to know about everything, from her greatest inspirations to her favorite brand of lipstick.

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We Interview Idols: Tokyo Psychopath

Tokyo Psychopath, the fashion punks who place an emphasis on free expression above all else, are proving to be one of the most iconoclastic and, possibly, important units in underground idol. They stood out upon inception as an idol unit that allowed members to openly smoke, drink, and display the their heavily tattooed selves while pledging to be the “the most crazy punk group.” They soon became a staple of Tokyo street fashion social media and were even featured in Vogue Japan as examples of, “the new generation who are not afraid to be different and continue to pursue their own individuality.” Since then, Tokyo Psychopath have pushed the boundaries of self expression even further, not only through their music and fashion, but also through their personal statements, emerging as one of the very few idol units in Japan with openly LGBTQ+ members.

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We Interview Idols: Isiliel – Himari Tsukishiro

Back on July 4th, we had the opportunity to sit down with Himari Tsukishiro shortly after she had finished the last of her eight performances at Anime Expo 2023.  The stop at AX marked about the halfway point of Himari’s debut world tour as Isiliel, her solo idol project. Still outfitted in cosplay as Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy, Himari spoke to us very candidly about the challenges of the world tour, the origins of her solo project, and her thoughts on the future of NECRONOMIDOL, the legendary idol unit of which she is currently the sole remaining member.  

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We Interview Idols: X!DENT

As hard as it might be to believe, it’s already been more than two years since the last time Homicidols caught up with X!DENT for a chat, during which time they’ve progressed from exciting new hopefuls to becoming a regular fixture of the Korean live idol scene.

Two years is a long time in idol music, so what have they been up to in the interim? Well, quite a lot as it happens, and who better to fill you in on that than the girls themselves.

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We Interview Idol Producers: Spiritwalker’s Keisuke Hirayasu

Today we feature our second guest column from BobIsRandom who, when not hanging out on the Homicidols’ Discord server, is busy bugging idol producers for interviews that we are happy to publish. 


By BobIsRandom 

It’s an amazing time we live in. I can be a fan of creative people working locally thousands of miles away, but I can even interact with them, without knowing their language, and all without leaving the house. For instance, I’ve recently become a fan of REBEL REBEL. Being the fanboy that I am, and wishing there were more fans, I recently decided to write and submit an article about REBEL REBEL here on Homicidols. Whether that article succeeded in gaining REBEL REBEL any more fans, I have no idea, but it did hatch a crazy idea in my head. It just so happened that, even before the article was written, the producer of REBEL REBEL had followed me on Twitter (likely because the majority of my scant few tweets are about REBEL REBEL), and the crazy idea in my head was that perhaps this article could afford me an opportunity: maybe I could leverage this article and DM him asking for an interview?

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We Interview 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San

Homicidols caught up with 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San on the evening before her recent LA performance to talk about her new album, life as an idol during the pandemic, and the possibility of getting her banned Twitter account reinstated now that Elon is in charge. Things have changed since we last talked to Hanako-San back in 2018. She has a new love in Kamen Rider and a new, brighter disposition. But don’t worry: Hanako-San still wants to kill each and every last one of you.

Special thanks to Monsterpanda as always for his expert translation skills. Also, a big “Thank You” to Derek Vasconi and staff at Idol Underworld for coordinating the opportunity for us,

We Interview Idols: C.LiTZ

For my final interview of 2022 it seems fitting to cover a group that both began and ended their year in fine style. Kicking things off in early January with their storming debut EP “MiDNiGHT STRAYER“, fan-favourite live idol duo C.LiTZ (a combination of “Claw + Blitz”) have developed from an attention-grabbing curio into one of the most charismatic and exciting groups on the Korean idol scene.

C.LiTZ members KANAO (@CLiTZ_KANAO) (left) and M0NE (@TRVUM3R3i)

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We Interview Idols: Niji Universe Inc., POLARIS★ and MIKO-DOLL®

It was just a normal week when Nippon Ơi!, a Cosplay – Anime convention in Da Nang, Viet Nam, announced the lineup of idol units who would appear in the event.

They started with a surprise: four ex-members of SGO48 (AKB48‘s sister group in Viet Nam) would appear as LuvLike (@LuvLikeOfficial) and have their first official stage together.

LuvLike

Next were two veteran groups in the scene: our North Star idols, POLARIS★ (@Polaris_idolVN); and the colorful rainbow from the South, Niji Universe Inc. (@Nijiuniverseinc). Continue reading

We Interview Idols: POLARIS★

Last time, we welcomed the lovely rookie group END OF IDOL and heard them share about their idol activities as well as the image they’re aiming for. On this episode of “Vietnamese Idol Society” (a random name I just came up with), please let Homicidols introduce you to a veteran group in the scene, POLARIS★ (@Polaris_idolVN), who has a completely different charm.

(From left to right, Rin, Hikari, Rei and Shiki)

We can actually say that POLARIS is an old friend of Homicidols as they have already appeared on the site in this quite detailed article back in 2020 . The only thing I can add is, as a Vietnamese myself, I just love how they portray our country in their work. 

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We Interview Idols: MELON BATAKE A GO GO on Their New Album, US Debut & Being Idols During COVID

It was just over one week ago that MELON BATAKE A GO GO delivered their US debut performance at Saboten Con in Phoenix, Arizona. Idols from outer space, Rutakame Run and Yuffie Sakimura, accompanied by human counterparts Tomoyo Chiyo and Usako Minano, delivered their unique fusion of rockabilly and punk idol to a raucous Friday night crowd followed by an extended weekend of activities documented here. As Saboten was winding down, I was able to sit down with the four sidekick idols and had a good long conversation about their first trip to America, their latest album, what it was like to be an idol during the pandemic and, the most important question of all, why “melon”? Continue reading