‘Tis the Season for Hanako-san

The holidays are a hectic season for everyone, but this year, no one except maybe Santa himself is busier than 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san. With an upcoming birthday show, new album and an overseas live, everyone’s favorite grindcore ghost is perfectly poised to paint the season in her signature blood red. So take all of the savings that were put aside to buy holiday gifts for the family, and direct them towards a safer investment.  Remember, the more you support Hanako-san, the less likely she is to murder you in the toilet.

First up on the calendar for overseas fans is the November 19th livestream of Hanako-san’s birthday concert. Hanako-san rarely allows her performances to be captured on camera, so this a rare opportunity  being offered via friend of Homicidols, Idol Underworld.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On the same day as her birthday live, Hanako-san will be releasing her new, 11-track album, Word Toilet Day.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You can pre-order the album over on Idol Underworld. All pre-ordered albums will be autographed by Hanako-san.

The main event, however, is Hanako-san’s return to America for a live performance at The Smell in Los Angeles on December 18th. I’m not quite sure the US has fully recovered from Hanako-san’s last appearance back in 2018. Ready or not, both VIP and regular tickets just went on sale, so it’s happening.

So, Deck the Halls with Hanako-san this holiday season. If we’re fortunate, she will let us live to see the new year.

SENANAN and a Mini-BURST GIRL/Guso Drop Reunion Coming to the US

SENANAN is returning to the US and bringing Miyako (HINAGAKU. and ex. BURST GIRL and Guso Drop) and  Rinchama (Sentimental Shishunki and ex. BURST GIRL and Guso Drop) along with her. The three will be appearing at Oni-con XIX in Galveston, Texas, November 11th through the 13th. SENANAN will be representing Tokyo street fashion brands KRYclothing and XRN. Rinchama and Miyako will be working as models for XRN and also performing a mini-live, reuniting as performers for the first time since departing BURST GIRL. Continue reading

Top 10 Planck Stars Prankster Moments

With guest contributions from Ellainna.

PLANCK STARS are the name on everyone’s lips lately – they keep going viral! Twice on Tiktok thanks to Rairai stepping on a fan and Kan Nyan spitting watermelon seeds into a fan’s mouth and now, on Twitter, because of their current contest where whoever sells the most tickets to new customers gets a bike! The loser has to do porn (the members are all fine with this). Of course, we here at Homicidols love to expand to new audiences so we’re selling out: Taking advantage of the fact they’re getting clicks so we can get clicks too. As idol bloggers we have always dreamed of writing for not only idol fans, but also for the teenagers with anime profile pictures commenting “step on me mommy” and 38 year old men who still say “amazeballs” and “only in Japan” whenever any act from Japan does anything kind of off-kilter. 

But just who are Plasta? The pranksters from Planck Stars revel in doing… whatever they want! Really, they’re self described bohemian bad kid idols. Of course just saying that isn’t enough, so let us show you too! Here are our Top 10 Planck Stars Prankster Moments!

10. Rairai Leaves Mid Song, Buys a Churro

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Report: The US Debut of MELON BATAKE A GO GO at Saboten Con

I apologize for not reporting in sooner but, quite frankly, I have been having too much fun at Saboten Con. It has been three years since the chika idol faithful gathered in the Arizona desert for Labor Day weekend and there was a palpable eagerness to reboot what had become (pre-COVID) an annual event for US idol otaku. It was a weekend filled with reconnecting, reminiscing, staying up late and waking up exhausted. That was all in addition to the main reason that brought us to Phoenix in the first place: the opportunity to spend four days with our favorite idols from outer space, MELON BATAKE A GO GO.

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Your Homicidols Guide to TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2022

One of the biggest events on the annual idol calendar is Tokyo Idol Festival, by far the largest and most prestigious idol festival in the world. While it leans heavily to mainstream and traditional idol, it has, historically, offered space on it’s storied stages to indie and even underground idol units that have reached a certain level of prominence or popularity. 

This year is no different. The line up is spectacular as always, with the highly anticipated TIF debuts of blossoming Homicidols’ favorites like INUWASI, POPiNG EMO, Title Mitei, C;on, Schroedinger’s Dog, fishbowl and, the most intriguing unit in idol, situasion.

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PLANCK STARS Announce World Tour Including Dates in the UK and USA

PLANK STARS, our favorite bohemian bad kids from Hiroshima, posted a few tweets about a week-and-a-half ago asking for fans from various countries to respond. While it seemed that, perhaps, they were tentatively sounding out support for overseas visits, plans may have already been in the works. Yesterday, PLANK STARS announced dates for a six-country world tour including overseas stops in Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, the UK and the United States. 

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From Outer Space to Arizona: MELON BATAKE A GO GO to Make their US Debut

For those of us who can’t currently get into Japan to see idols, we just got the best possible news: the idols are coming to us!! Chaotic Harmony have just announced that rockabilly idols from outer space,  MELON BATAKE A GO GO will be making their US debut at Saboten Con in Phoenix, Arizona this coming Labor Day weekend.

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An Especially Special Announcement From Especia

Not an April Fools joke! Really! Especia are coming back for an anniversary show!

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Sometimes, we see things: Buddha TOKYO’s unveiling live

At the beginning of December 2021, I had the pleasure of attending the very first live of Buddha TOKYO. Here are my impressions about it!

We’ve talked before (briefly!) about Yumegiwa Last Girl and Yureru Landscape in our weekenders. These groups by Sainantan Tracks have impeccable music, even if we haven’t had time to properly cover them yet, and the company has outdone themselves again with their new group Buddha TOKYO.

While Yumegiwa Last Girl are “Strange pop” and Yureru Landscape were a chill hip-hop group, Buddha TOKYO are simultaneously Buddhist themed (hence the name) and doing neo-soul music/music from the UK in the early 2000s. This is expressed interestingly enough in their costumes, as they are sportswear inspired, with the classic striped look while having Buddhist elements such as the mala some members wear.

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An Invitation to Kurofune-chan’s Party

Fear of missing out is a big drive for idol fans, so naturally we’re here to beat you around the head with a hammer that says “FOMO” written in large, comical letters. THIS IS A ONE TIME ONLY GROUP: A collective of current and former idols from around the world, meeting for one night only. Every group has a story, but Kurofune-chan as a collective are like an entire storybook! Let’s open the pages right away then, shall we?

Say hello to Kurofune-chan!

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