Once upon a time, I made an editorial decision that this site wouldn’t cover solo idols. The reasoning behind it, while not necessarily sound, did actually have a sensible motivation: I actually used to think that I needed to put definite rails around what was and wasn’t idol in addition to the poorly defined musical boundaries, and I considered solo artists as being too much in a grey area. But then Hanako-san and PSYBOU KANOJO broke that down, and past my own pretenses I could see plenty of unsung solo artists (mikicco, Ophelia 20mg, fucking Lein) doing cool and interesting work and idoling at the same time.
That’s a very long way of saying that I still sometimes get surprised by how much I like certain solo idols even though all logic says that I shouldn’t. And with plenty of solo idols coming out of fairly well-known groups as their relative point of origin, it only stands to reason that good would beget good, etc.
Which is a slightly less long way of saying that Chirimen, formerly of long-term Homicidols Dot Com not-secret crush 969, has in fact made good on that solid background and her own talents to strike out as a solo performer, and this is her first piece and I’m very excited about this:
Her official debut is a little while on yet, in January, so maybe there’ll be more stuff in the interim!
– 1st Self Destruction –
深 青 明 滅
@代官山 SPACE ODD
開場 19:00 開演 19:30
前売 ¥2,500 当日 ¥3,000
— ちりめん🦈 (@chiri_0x0) November 4, 2019
Calling your debut live a “self destruction”? You’re basically begging me to love you, aren’t you?
Anyway, this is a really great start, and I look forward to Chirimen crushing it in her ambitions.