Well that was certainly a week, wasn’t it? Idol is just the most infuriating thing. Yes, musical acts disband or retire all the time in every scene, but I’m yet to encounter a comparative for how deliberately and frequently it’s the practice in idol, and that after the incredible effort put into the endeavor by everybody involved. And people wonder why I resist going Full Wota! Anyway, 2019 has been pretty much the worst of all worlds.
And yet we slog on! Look, Idol Halloween will begin in earnest next weekend, and with it a pretty darn good season. There are plenty of releases in autumn, and then Idol Christmas happens, and of course we’ll be in Best Of mode before you know it. So just as you’re thinking, but Maniac, this is all bad and dumb, guess what: It’ll get better, because it’s idol and it always does. Now go play the Fun.
Our girls CY8ER going major:
— ビクターエンタテインメント (@VictorMusic) October 18, 2019
I know, I too was surprised that they hadn’t yet been picked up
December single on the way from Candy GO!GO!:
The last of days(TYPE A) | CANDY GO!GO! | ORICON NEWS https://t.co/PoBfj7R9Zt
— OKB/11.16 NAGOYA 2nd.GIGS (@okb_o) October 12, 2019
Arisaka Emi is an absolute treasure:
Okay, this is epic:
It took me a week but here it is!!
The english subbed version of Esprit Japon’s Episode about BiSH!
25 minutes and 19 seconds of our girls as seen by French TV
— 📛iSAURE THE END🇫🇷 (@IsaureArya) October 14, 2019
Aptly named title from Codomomental’s atypically typical tradols:
11/27(水)発売 星歴13夜1stアルバム「Hugdreamy Horoscope」(読み→ハグドリーミーホロスコープ)
— 星歴13夜 (@seireki13ya) October 18, 2019
This is some serious Catching Up, in that Diable Voix released this single almost two months ago:
In a similar vein, I wanted to check in on my girl Sakohata Aya and was rewarded with this:
Thought you might like seeing POMERO horsing around:
— POMERO公式 (@POMEROofficial) October 18, 2019
Just Watanabe monetizing suffering:
— 映画『IDOL-あゝ無情-』11月1日公開 (@aa_mujou_movie) October 16, 2019
Idol in Focus
To sort of keep up with a theme from last week, there’s actually plenty of good material around Wagamama Kiite, it’s just spread out and now a full post would be poorly timed, so whatevs. Weekender!
If you follow Kiite, you know that they had some fairly recent troubles. Idol, man. But they released these songs to make it apparent that they’re not dead and are in fact doing things, and oh look here’s the whole group shared in a way that I’ve never seen before:
— ワガママきいて？？新体制10/19新宿サイエンス (@wgmmkiite) October 6, 2019
Wagamama Kiite, everybody.
That Melon Batake a go go one-man looks like it was an excellent time:
【SICKxIDOLSxSICK Final Game】
at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO
めろん畑a go goワンマンライブ
OA：The Grateful a MogAAAz
これからもGOLLIPOP RECORD共々よろしくお願い致します！ pic.twitter.com/tv2H48uRjo
— GOLLIPOP RECORD (@GOLLIPOP_RECORD) October 18, 2019
Who are these girls and why are they shooting an MV in a boutique hotel’s upstairs hallway?
I feel like I don’t know what to call them anymore, but Emomomomo whatevs are putting out a live DVD:
— 必殺エモモモモ7 公式 (@emo7official) October 17, 2019
This Attain Music thing:
I never seem to get around to real posting about them, so here’s some Lily of the Valley:
How about some MIGMA SHELTER?
NECRONOMIDOL never gets old, man:
— (@kyohei_hpl) October 16, 2019
I feel very strongly that Wonder Lander needs more live stuff online:
Still getting used to a very idol-like avandoned:
avandoned『Magical Symphonic Girl』
19日土曜日お昼、渋谷CIRCUS tokyo📢 pic.twitter.com/EoLtsr1jRF
— avandoned (@avandoned_idol) October 18, 2019
I fairly recently mentioned BAMBi, so here you go:
Not sure that we’ve ever had the honor of doing live sora tob sakana!
『Vocal & Dance Collection Live Vol.4 Supported by OTOTOY & i-dio』 ありがとうございました！この後山崎愛がコラボ出演します！
— sora tob sakana (@soratobsakana) October 18, 2019
Malcolm Mask McLaren are a very good live:
An APOKALIPPPS made an MV appearance:
I say again, penguin forever:
— 昆 (@_coooooooooo_) October 13, 2019
Here’s this whole-ass thing from Task have Fun:
Bury really getting into the spirit of the season here:
— Bury-メン募中-Official (@idol_bury) October 16, 2019
Have a great weekend!