Hey gang. This will be a truncated version of the Weekender as I am out traveling with family far from Casa de Homicidols. It is also a historic Weekender as it is the first ever composed entirely on mobile. However, after publishing a Saturday digest of alt-idol happenings for 330 consecutive weekends, I feel something of an obligation to ensure that this streak remains unbroken (at least until we hit issue #444 at which point, I believe, Hanako-San murders me in the toilet). So, while my family sleeps in, I will tap out as much as I remember of what happened this week in idol.
First up, a Reminder: SARI’s crowdfunding project ends in a few days, so contribute if you can and haven’t already.
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My pronunciation is sweet 💫
— 瑳里 (@sari_of_sari) March 23, 2023
The big news, of course, was BABYMETAL dropping their new album, in full, on streaming services early yesterday morning. Impressions are rolling in worldwide and I have yet to hear anything negative. This coincided with the release of their latest lyric video for prog/djent/groove metal track “Mirror Mirror”.
Fellow world-class unit, RAY, dropped some new music as well.
3ヶ月連続シングル配信リリース第二弾「秘密がいたいよ」🎸ハタユウスケ(cruyff in the bedroom)さん制作の疾走シューゲイズ曲！
— RAY (@_RAY_world) March 24, 2023
Be happy. This unit is iNTOYOU.
It’s also nice to get a visit from QUEENS.
NEO JAPONISM released a new single.
詳細https://t.co/RDQmFjZ7yQ#ネオジャポ #BABYLON pic.twitter.com/qIoLQUcpob
— NEO JAPONISM (@NEOJAPONISMinfo) March 19, 2023
THIS IS NATS!
Here’s some live BOY MEETS HARU.
One of the hottest units in chika idol right now, fishbowl give us a dance MV.
Also on the chill side of the scene, we have new Title Mitei who are amazing.
cana÷biss are disbandanding but in, like, a year man. Chill.
— cana÷biss (@canabiss0226) March 19, 2023
Poetreep dropped most of their catalog on YouTube and held thier last live.
— ポエトリープ (@poetreep_info) March 21, 2023
Last Question announced they will be disbanding in June.
— 🎮ラストクエスチョン(公式ちゃん) (@question_idol) March 21, 2023
In the most highly anticipated debut of the year, REIRIE held their first live and dropped their first single on streaming.
🐇 #REIRIE 1st LIVE ~R~ 🐇
5月からはツアースタート！#REIRIE 1st Tour「～eYe～」
よろしくお願いします˖*♬˖ ࣪⊹#REIRIE #れいりえ #黒宮れい #金子理江 pic.twitter.com/gfc4GUFddG
— REIRIE (@REIRIEofficial) March 25, 2023
My apologies for this one being short, but I hear my family waking up, so I have to run.