Good morning! Well, we made it here. This is the 100th Weekender. I’d like to have something profound to say, but let’s be real: There’s no good point to it. Kerrie, though, in a side conversation the other day, summed it up when she said that she wanted her fill-in Fun to be #IdolIsBeautiful. There’s a lot of idol, both in the underbelly and right out there in the open, that’s a lot less than beautiful. But, at the end of the day, the sheer joy that idol can give you? The almost unlimited creativity that it allows? That really is a beautiful thing, and it’s been a hell of a journey to get here. Here’s to keeping it going.
Now, I did say that I was going to do a thing in honor of the occasion. The gist is, I’m not a collector of idol stuff and in fact sometimes make fun of others’ wanton collectioneering, and I’m not yet ready to part with some of the genuinely unique things that I’ve acquired by various means over the past couple of years. I am, however, going to part with a couple of particular items, and in addition to that do a very low-level creative thing. And that is why I’m temporarily backing off the full spectacle, because the creative thing isn’t ready. Instead, I think I’ll try to work it into the Best of 2018 stuff. Maybe it’ll be cool anyway!
At any rate, this is deliberately the biggest Weekender in history, as befits the occasion. Play the Fun, and then enjoy!
Congrats, I Guess
I can think of no better kickoff for a milestone like this than the star of the last thing to make it to 100 iterations, the ex-Co3, showing those chops:
— 昆 (@_coooooooooo_) October 8, 2018
From AyuniD’s PEDRO project debut:
Himegami CRISIS went to Taiwan:
— 姫神CRISIS (@himegami_crisis) October 5, 2018
Another new one from OWARANAIDE YORU:
OMG THEY MADE A #YURAMSILE BOOK!
— #1ぴこん部 (@urakuwa) October 12, 2018
— すけ (@rsk_akafuku) October 7, 2018
Maina is and will forever be too good for whatever group thing she gets stuck in:
— MAINA 大阪☆春夏秋冬ஐ (@ssfwmaina) October 8, 2018
— しふぉん ( ゆるめるモ！) (@ylmlm_chiffon) October 11, 2018
This is how Toricago does a fan event:
「TORICAO TAMAKERI vol.3」
— 鶯籠 (@toricago_O) October 7, 2018
And this is how Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen does it!
— 【公式】Yamakatsu（山口活性学園） (@kasseigakuen) October 8, 2018
Also, fans suck:
Did you guys see this? It’s from the new Ladybeard interview pic.twitter.com/lP7WmEMGSS
— Milan (@maiyanee) October 10, 2018
Arisa is out of Party Rockets GT:
— Party Rockets GT (@Party_Rockets) October 9, 2018
More on BILLIE IDLE’s new album:
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) October 11, 2018
Also on the perpetual awesomeness of First Summer Uika:
『鶏だし生姜鍋つゆ ～〆野さん ちゃっかり〆チェン篇～』https://t.co/5vDizypz2H
— ファーストサマーウイカ (@FirstSummerUika) October 11, 2018
Yes, definitely make sure to give Babymetal your money:
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of the graphic novel, APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL https://t.co/0mTw2X86HZ
Check the new book trailerhttps://t.co/tWvytWOBP5
グラフィックノベル、APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL 注文受付中！#BABYMETAL #APOCRYPHA #FINDTHEAGIMAT
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) October 10, 2018
Let’s never not have AIBECK live:
— ✿お薬お姉さん✿佐倉雅✿ (@miyabi_lfz) September 27, 2018
Demonic clown idols Bokura no Oyugi have officially called it quits:
— ボクらのお遊戯。【スタッフ】 (@bokura_no_oyugi) October 11, 2018
Did you see the new Houkago Princess?
We’re way late on Qumali Depart, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t a great-ass tune:
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is wyenra, who get the honor for being pretty great anyway and for popping out some nice live video recently, including new music:
Why not do a whole post? Because I have too many whole posts to do and this is fine, Weekenders are good, and also the number of eyeballs that hit this post every week is usually greater than the average down-roster idol update, so why not put some good things in there too?
KOTO is great:
I took exception to Popping Emo calling this “rock,” so I posted it here instead:
I’ll likely never do a real post for LiLii Kaona, but here’s their latest anyway:
A little late, here’s the trailer for BiS’s tour final, a butchery of “primal.”:
I don't know what will happen TOURのFiNALを12/29にZEPP TOKYOにて開催決定!!
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) September 28, 2018
☪️Pink vinyl release party✡️
GO MAX テンコ(GO MAX剛田+テンテンコ)
— テンテンコ (@tentenko_ooo) October 10, 2018
— ZOC (@ZOC_ZOC_ZOC) October 10, 2018
Idol of the Year contender HAMIDASYSTEM from their big one-man:
NECRONOMIDOL at the Lovecraft fest in Portland:
Among the other things that didn’t make it into the catch-up posts, check out Daichi doing CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL:
Update on that BiSH single:
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) October 10, 2018
The trailer for the REGiNA KiSS live DVD:
Have I mentioned this new single coming from Candy GO!GO!, and their impending graduation?
☆１０．２９「Fake News」リリース公演＆１１．１０高城卒業公演のチケット販売いたします！ pic.twitter.com/L1QEkCXgyA
— OK-BEAT/おかべちゃん (@okb_o) October 12, 2018
This song from ex-DEVIL GUN member Botan would’ve killed in 1984:
Important programming note:
guys just a quick one: i’ve done the research and october 19th doesn’t have a ‘international day of the’ day so i have declared that october 19th is WORLD BLASTBEATS DAY. please share to spread awareness.
— reynolds (@reynlord) October 11, 2018
Have 100 more great weekends!