YOU’LL MELT MORE! Break Out and Celebrate 47 Cities in the East!

We’re fast approaching a new era for Yurumerumo! as Kechon (A founding member!) and Chiffon (A member since 2013!) prepare to graduate in October! Let’s face it, it’s a seismic shift for this legendary idol unit as it passes the torch to an entire pack of “Pupil More”s. Nani and Nerun, who only joined last year, are going to be the veteran members! So the next year of YMM! will be one of growth and finding their footing as the unit steps up into something new and also continues the legacy of the past.

So here we have the first live-action MV featuring all the fresh new upstarts, and what is quite possibly the final video for Chiffon and Kechon.  The song is called “47 Cities in the East” and it’s just what we love about this group. Let’s watch!

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TIF Pan-Asian Pandemonium

Any idol fan knows that Tokyo Idol Festival is the biggest, hottest idol event of the year and not just because of Japan’s sweltering summer temperatures. TIF has always been a place for groups to shine for all of their fans, new and old. But this year, what if we took the Tokyo out of TIF? Say hello to the TIF ASIA TOUR KICK OFF!

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Crossnoesis Are a Ray of (Moon)Light

Those dreamy dark pop divas are back at it again with a new single and new music video! There’s no double crossing here, we love the new CROSSNOESIS!

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GANG PARADE Broke Up, But GTTB Are OK

Well now. After a year of delays it finally happened and GANG PARADE are finally just another memory for all of us. But just because it’s a memory doesn’t mean it’s gone – the new GO TO THE BEDS song from their upcoming EP BLOOD COMPACT has a melody that you might have heard LAST time…

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: IDORISE!! vs. Gyuno Fest – PIGGS, BURST GIRL, MIGMA SHELTER, CROSSNOESIS and many more

I haven’t done one of these in while since updating The Calendar and streaming idol lives every weekend has basically just become the routine. This weekend, however, seems a bit special as we have two festivals going head-to-head among other A-list options. To help sort through this plethora of premium livestreams, I thought we might want to talk this one out.

To kick off the weekend, IDORISE!! Festival is going head to head with the Gyuno Pre-Spring Festival but, unless you are huge DESURABBITS fan, round one goes to IDOLRISE!! Continue reading

RILISREVERSE Release Reversal

In a move that was definitely intended to make fun headlines, RILISREVERSE have released their new digital single Reversal!

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Hey! This GARUDA Event Sounds Fun and You Should Do It

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

Weekend Livestream Spotlight: RAY, SAKA-SAMA, Banana Monkeys and Many More at the (Free) Online YOIMACHI

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:

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: RAY + For Tracy Hyde, MERRY BAD END Birthdays, and Knuckle Chiwa + Hanako-San

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.

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: BiS, NECRONOMIDOL, Satanic Punish and LiLii Kaona

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:

Check out the elegantly choreographed dreampop duo, LiLii Kaona, as they hold their COVID-delayed oneman live commemorating the release of EP-of-the-year contender, KIYOKU.  

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