In a move that was definitely intended to make fun headlines, RILISREVERSE have released their new digital single Reversal!
Now I just hope it hasn’t sold out or anything yet
You guys, like all of you, are fans of idols, yes? And odds are good that you are at least aware, if not a big personal fan, of one GARUDA, aka Yuffie Sakimura, though it is quite likely that if you are aware of projects that Yuffie is associated with, including GARUDA, then you are a fan of that thing because Yuffie’s projects are good projects. Well then, in case you have not yet seen what awaits on Saturday, let’s break it down: Continue reading
I took a break from the Spotlight for the holidays but have returned to make sure you are aware of the (FREE!) Online YOIMACHI festival being broadcast across four YouTube channels this Sunday (JST). The line up is pretty mind blowing:
— オンラインYOIMACHI (@otsuka_yoimachi) January 14, 2021
It looks like a Friends-of-Homicidols Weekend as we have not one, but two gigs featuring some of our favorite bands sharing the stage with some our favorite chika idols.
Before we get to that though, MERRY BAD END have invited you to a joint birthday party for Yuina and Chihiro that they have entitled, “-I will do whatever I want-“. Damn straight you will. It’s your birthday! You can snag a livestream ticket here.
Since even a socially distanced American Thanksgiving without family still involves stuffing oneself with turkey and pie, I’m putting this post together as I fight off a turkey coma. And even though Japan doesn’t do Thanksgiving, they seem to be treating this like a long holiday weekend with about 20 different livestreams to choose from. Visit The Calendar for the whole roster, but here’s a few that come highly recommend:
🌜3rd ONEMAN 情報🌛
3rd ONEMAN LIVE
— LiLii Kaona(リリカオ)【Official】 (@LiLii_Kaona) November 14, 2020
Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders have dropped the news that they will be kicking off 2021 with an international debut courtesy of a newly inked agreement with the US-based 88rising. Our favorite four-member piano funk meets post-punk and acid jazz unit will be be taking on the world under the name, ATARASHII GAKKO!
【【 大告知 】】
・海外名義 は 【ATARASHII GAKKO！】
— 新しい学校のリーダーズ_ATARASHII GAKKO! (@japanleaders) November 24, 2020
It’s almost the weekend! That means it’s time to attempt to plan out your idol livestreaming schedule, a task which requires an immense amount of flexibility these days. Last weekend was a case in point as several gigs, including two full-blown festivals, waited until the day of to announce streaming options. We update The Calendar with any late additions we hear about, so keep an eye on it throughout the weekend. In the meantime, here’s some stuff we know about right now:
It is no secret that team Homicidols collectively adores RAY. If you’re not sure why, here’s a perfect opportunity to find out.
NIGHT ON THE PLANET！presents『Regeneration』
Ri Ri Riligion mini
— RAY (@_RAY_world) October 22, 2020
Another favorite, O’CHAWANZ make a rare appearance via livestream with the infectiously funky FAREWELL, MY L.u.v in support their new releases including a collaboration album that may very well run away with Album of the Year honors. Continue reading
One of the very nicest things about chika idol livestreams (apart from them being the only way the vast majority of us can see any idol lives at all these days) is that, despite the name, you don’t actually have to watch the majority of them live. Most of them come with a nice archive feature so, if you don’t feel like staying up until 3am, you can watch them the next day. It also comes in handy when, like this weekend, two stellar shows are being broadcast at the same time. Case in point:
ZOMBIE POWDER is joining Dan te Lion, Chu Kiss RIP and (standout 2020 debut unit) Canary for volume 50 of the Diffusion Φ Brightness livestream series.
▷前売¥2000 当日¥2500 ※各+1Dhttps://t.co/wpxwE7Hj4Z
Dan te Lion
Chu Kiss RIP
— カナリア (@KANARIA_VU) November 10, 2020
But fifteen minutes after that livestream starts broadcasting, Tribu pre. SUN will be kicking off with an A-list line-up featuring MANACLE, RILISREVERSE and Shihatsu Machi Underground. Continue reading
Congratulations on surviving a particularly heinous week. The weekend is almost here and well deserved! Of course, making plans has gotten a bit more complicated. You may have noticed, but the latest chika idol trend has been to announce livestreaming details the day of, if not mere hours before, the live start time. We will add late-announced items (UPDATE: Like this BURST GIRL broadcast) to the The Calendar as soon as we hear about them. As always, if you see something we’ve missed, please DM me on Twitter.
▶︎18:20 FAREWELL, MY L.u.v https://t.co/VkP7hGg6DB
— FAREWELL, MY L.u.v (@farewellmyl_u_v) November 5, 2020
CHILDISH TONES, the toy-instrument garage-rock band led by Naoki Nemoto seem to have really struck gold ever since they started recording songs with Beni Usakura. They’ve released four highly-prized singles so far, all of which sold-out of their initial vinyl pressings almost immediately upon release, and it seems only natural that it’s time for them to level-up to the long-play format.
So with that, their newest release is a package of twelve twee-pop nuggets, including both the previous singles and and some new stuff as well! “God Bless The Girls” is the title of this collection, and it just dropped last week!
— 宇佐蔵べに (@usakura_beni) October 28, 2020
Here’s a short trailer with a handful of song snippets from the previous singles to check out…