Your Homicidols Weekender #100

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:

From AyuniD’s PEDRO project debut:

Himegami CRISIS went to Taiwan:

Another new one from OWARANAIDE YORU:



Maina is and will forever be too good for whatever group thing she gets stuck in:


This is how Toricago does a fan event:

And this is how Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen does it!

Also, fans suck:

Arisa is out of Party Rockets GT:

More on BILLIE IDLE’s new album:

Also on the perpetual awesomeness of First Summer Uika:

Yes, definitely make sure to give Babymetal your money:

Let’s never not have AIBECK live:

Idols, man:

Demonic clown idols Bokura no Oyugi have officially called it quits:

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.”:



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:

The trailer for the REGiNA KiSS live DVD:

Have I mentioned this new single coming from Candy GO!GO!, and their impending graduation?

This song from ex-DEVIL GUN member Botan would’ve killed in 1984:

Important programming note:

Have 100 more great weekends!