Your Homicidols Weekender #164

Good morning! Sweet holy crap, what a week in idol. New releases! Final lives! Lots of live action because now’s a great time to schedule things! It hasn’t all been great stuff, obviously, but it’s certainly a … highly typical way(?) to start the new year.

Did you have a good New Year’s Eve? I don’t mean to sound boastful or anything, but sweet holy crap was I at a good party. You need that sometimes, whether it’s because of lots of work or stress or personal obligations or just the world doesn’t seem like a very nice place. And if you’ve read more than a single Weekender, you’ve probably picked up on that narrative — even if right now isn’t the time when you can take it easy and just enjoy yourself somehow, you deserve to have that time at some point, and this disjointed collection of video and news and reactions is hopefully something that you can put to use during those times. Have fun with it!

And with that, friends, I am once again off on a little more adventure than I’d like, but it’s in the doing that sausage gets made. Just do me a favor and play the Fun for the sake of everybody’s burr-headed soon-to-be-ex idol.

That Was a Weird Metaphor

Looks like that’s it for monogatari:

I swear it, No Surprises is simply absorbing melt music at this point:

Here’s an excellent intro to Chu-Z:

Because Yuki is boss:

It has been brought to my attention that the first generation of Candye Syrup is getting together for a one-time-only reunion show; will they take the next step of aging Western rock stars and decide to get the group back together for one more tour, one more album, one more farewell tour, one more compilation album, one more world farewell tour and one more feast of merchandising?

What, uh, what’s up, You’ll Melt More?

*stunned Pikachu face:

No idea what’s going on with ODORO at this point — coming back?

I think you’ll all dig on nuance:

Solo metal ~idol powerhouse Yajima Mai finally got her stuff onto the streams!

Idol in Focus

This week’s Idol in Focus is uijin, who disappear from existence this weekend. I very highly recommend that you listen to their farewell album:

They also dropped this, what I’m calling a retrospective warm-up:

Great concept, great execution, wonderful body of work. That we still have raymay is small succor. RIP uijin.

A Special Photographic Feature of the End of BILLIE IDLE

What absolute goddesses we have lost.

Oshiloss Corner

Speaking of BILLIE IDLE, mere days after disbanding and Uika drops this bombshell.

If you wanted to know what A.N.otheЯ is up to!

Lovely live CROSSNOESIS pro-cut MV:

This Toriena track threatened to put me in the hospital:

Rin from Candy GO!GO! now has a solo single:

Clip Corner

Yuffie in her GARUDA act has been adding plenty of these clips:

Likewise KINGRAGE just stackin’ ’em up this week:

Lovely work by Herosyn:

Some WILL-O’:

How about some Miscast?

Maybe you’re lucky enough to see this live clip of ayumikurikamaki, as usual:


I feel like I haven’t seen anything from HANAMUKE in forever:

Are you also in love with ELECTRIC HEARTS yet?

The rare Not Secured, Loose Ends clip, troublingly sans Komachi!

UNDERBEASTY streamed this entire live like the giving goddesses they are:

I love Arrow Heart so much:

Saved for the end because I don’t know how to feel about it, but: New solo album from Pour Lui!

All about Chiaki Mayumura!

I leave you with Rioton, formerly of Babyraids JAPAN, playing Minecraft:

Have a great weekend!