Great job once again, Viz Major. I’d say that we all owe you a debt, but that presumes that anybody actually wants to be subjected to this kind of reason-bending discordance.
So! uBu! Who are you? (/dying) Just like the post says, Tokyo-based idols who are officially launching on Nov. 26 at a free one-man in Akiba, but who’ve been doing a bunch of pop-up lives around the capital region because why not, you have to get to 5,000+ Twitter followers somehow, amirite?
Yeah, they’re kind of rocking the horror clown aesthetic, too, but what’s the real deal here? What’s with the mannequin heads? What does this ish sound like?
One of these days, you’re going to not take the bait and click through, and I’m going to feel it in my heart and then you’ll be sorry.
Near as I can tell, there are actually two members now, Sakuya not having tweeted in more than a week and her not being listed on the main account’s description thingy or included in their header image. But the heads have their own account! Yes they do! And boy is it the most interesting thing in the world. They’re even listed as group members on the website, which is just as helpful as you’d imagine an idol startup’s site to be. Their purpose? Headbanging, of course.
And why headbanging? Because listen to this.
Just when you think you’re about to be ICE CREAM SUICIDEd, bam! comes the thrashcore
This is real, folks. Like, this is somebody’s project. Who, I don’t know, and definitely not a major agency, but uBu isn’t some friends screwing around and accidentally becoming something that people want to see; between the pop-up shows and free debut one-man and well-executed concept, this bears all the hallmarks of somebody who knows what they’re doing and having some resources to put it together from the jump.
They (or just the one member, still) are even on Showroom!
— ひなまつりちゃん⚡新生uBu (@uBu_hinamatsuri) September 29, 2016
Something’s afoot. Who’s the mad genius (Hank Scorpio?) funding this outfit, and what do they want? If it’s my soul, tough luck. I gave that to these guys a looong time ago.