Welcome back to Saturday! I actually feel very strange about this, because in my head it was Tuesday like 20 minutes ago. Such a (personally, though maybe for you too) strange week. I didn’t even get to post anything! We do still have some good items from last week to get to, not to mention more recent material (like from today!), so the lull will only be a brief annoyance. I also have like five Let’s Discover Some Idols to finish, oops.
So yeah, this is usually the spot where I try to add something peppy and link it to idols and then we go on with our lives. That’s been tough the last several weeks as this disaster of a year goes from “hilariously bad” to “okay seriously have we actually been in the Bad Place this entire time?” It’s tough to spin things that might make you feel better, and I completely understand that. I just want you to know that whatever it is for you — fly fishing or restoring daguerreotypes or whatever it is that the youngs enjoy these days — if you’re feeling down, you should do it. And there are constructive, meaningful things you can do if you feel compelled to action. None of this has to do with idol if it doesn’t, though of course it can. And, at the end of the day, there are people who care about you and want things to be good for you.
Now, you may have expected that we’d do something fun or weird or whatever for this, the 200th consecutive iteration of the world’s longest-running serialized throwaway content accumulation post in major North American J-idol blogging history, and I thought about it, but I thought we can do better. The fourth anniversary of the Weekender is now eight weeks away, and then it’s basically Best Of season, and then it’s a mere hop-skip-jump to the fifth anniversary of Homicidols Dot Com. There are much cooler and better things to celebrate! So let’s do those instead.
And With That, Enjoy Yourself
Prepare yourself for the Tokyo Idol Festival!
— TIP&TIF 公式 (@TIP_TIF_staff) September 18, 2020
You’re going to hate this from THIS IS NATS but also be unable to deny it:
Oh goddamn why:
THE BANANA MONKEYSを脱退させていただきました！
— 天下のちゃんゆき (@yuki_banamon) September 15, 2020
The way that SHINGEKI avoids giving us bonkers video content is to give us no video content:
Support Wonder Lander!
▽▲NEW CD RELEASE 決定！
— Official (@team_wonlan) September 16, 2020
I don’t know if we’ve ever actual-posted about Yuka/MINIMARING, but today’s the kind of day we could all use some of it:
Additionally, watch this TACOYAKI RAINBOW thing:
And hell, why not, good things are good things — here’s Cawaful TORNADO(?) who may never get a real post here but whatever:
Deets on the new NECRONOMIDOL album:
NECRONOMIDOL’s 15 track new album vämjelseriter will be released this Nov!
Jacket by Kana Miyamoto pic.twitter.com/3NSFsiRGPG
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) September 13, 2020
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is actually Devil ANTHEM, who may be the record-holders for this space, appearances-wise. This started as a standalone post two weeks ago, and then I forgot about the post, and then it lost its timeliness and I said screw it. So, Devil ANTHEM with this MV!
Again, I say it every time, but I can’t believe how long this group has been together and they still look like babies
Added bonus: Extra stuff!
The phrase we use at work is CYA!
— AMEBA (@CRNS_AMEBA) September 13, 2020
So is it consensus yet that The Grateful a MogAAAz have surpassed Melon in terms of interest factor?
I’m always so happy when I see Ayami things:
BURST GIRL with a scary story more than a more away from Halloween:
Have a great weekend!