What a week! I don’t want to speak for anybody else, but I thought idol had some of that old energy back these past few days. Significant graduations and debuts and motherhubbard April Fool’s Day right on the heels of the kind of fandom drama that we don’t ever have enough of, largely because it unfolds when I’m asleep or busy and then I get to come back later and judge everybody for their dumbass takes.
April Fool’s is one of the best days on the idol calendar, more or less wedged between Halloween and Easter, and we do mention some of the jokes from this year below the fold, but also? We fucking won that shit this year, gang. Or I should say, Daemon did, not only delivering timely, trenchant, devastating satire but having that become the single most popular post in Homicidols history that wasn’t brigaded by Kamen Joshi fans. What a destroyer of a post. I did tell him that if he got to X number of RTs and likes, I’d convince Mare A Komachi to come out of hiding/retirement, but I’ve had to move those goalposts a couple of times already. IF YOU HAVEN’T YET AMPLIFIED THIS AND DO WANT TO SEE WHAT KOMACHI IS UP TO, HELP US GET TO 100 RTS AND 200 LIKES.
The only bad thing about doing great things is that you’re then under a lot of pressure to keep delivering. Guess we’re just going to have to keep writing good posts!
Now That’s Funny
None of us had the wherewithal to take on Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s new rendition of “World End Crisis” from the new album of re-recordings, so here you go, sans commentary:
I wanted an excuse to mention WAGAMAMARAKIA and frankly if you want to buy me either of these shirts, I’m in:
— 我儘ラキア-official- (@wagamamarakia) March 28, 2021
In case you forgot that O’CHAWANZ did a thing:
It would have been more disappointing if SENANAN hadn’t used the most over-used idol MV set for RIPLIE’s first:
Damn dude, JyuJyu old:
昨日はJYUJYU 7th ANNIVERSARYにお越しいただいた方も、配信視聴頂いた方もありがとうございました！当日は以下情報をステージ上にて発表させて頂きました。詳細は追って告知致しますので今しばらくお待ち下さい。
5月4日 ゆらね生誕ライブ 渋谷WOMB
5月30日 JYUJYU BANDSET LIVE 渋谷WWWX pic.twitter.com/DVQnjJD3t8
— じゅじゅ (@jyujyu_info) March 30, 2021
The best April Fool’s prank was ours, actually, but GO TO THE BEDS deserves credit for a good one that they parlayed into real news to be excited about:
【7/21 2nd EP 発売決定‼︎】
7月21日(水)にGO TO THE BEDS 2nd EP「BLOOD COMPACT」リリース決定！
— GO TO THE BEDS (@GO_TO_BEDS_G) April 1, 2021
Or is it ERISU’s latest member!
【NEW ERISU MEMBER】
Enter the bard.
Eoghan, welcome to the Goddesses' crew! pic.twitter.com/kBmeIsM0nH
— Erisu_Official (@ErisuOfficial) April 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Gokigen Teikoku did this:
Single on the way from Li-V-RAVE:
【Li-V-RAVE / MISSING LINK】
MISSING LINK / cw華
— Li-V-RAVE_official (@Li_V_RAVE_info) April 1, 2021
And here’s a PV from ZOC because we should talk about them more:
If you’ll miss WILL-O’ for the short window of time that they won’t exist at all, you may want to watch their entire final (public) live:
They’ll never be half as popular as half of their contemporaries, but nobody does a live better than AIBECK:
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is Yanakoto Sotto Mute, who in the span of six hours announced the loss of one member …
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) March 29, 2021
… and the pending arrival of another:
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) March 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Nade-chan celebrated her birthday the other day with what D described as why you should never let dorks plan their own music festivals; just follow her thread:
— フィロソフィーのダンス@9/23メジャー1stSg「ドント・ストップ・ザ・ダンス」発売 (@DFP_2015) March 31, 2021
Bonus in Focus
Because they’re gone soon, here are the digests from both versions of the final DESURABBITS album:
GREAT MONKEYS got a new member and look like they’re in the middle of another (soft) reboot:
料金：TICKET FREE!!! (+1D)
— GREAT MONKEYS (@gremon_info) March 31, 2021
Same with big sisters the mishmash:
ソイマルを加えた『the mishmash』新体制の新しいアーティスト写真公開!!! pic.twitter.com/kQNpBX6Osn
— the mishmash (@mishmash_info) April 2, 2021
This is easily the best recording of the ska idols ever:
The B-side from buGG’s new single:
There are new MERRY BAD ENDs:
We evolve from now.
Go together. pic.twitter.com/kDXJwBPoSJ
— MERRY BAD END (@MxE_Official) March 29, 2021
MISSEMILY still, uh, actually being kind of boring:
Why am I doing this? IS IT TO BUY TIME? Anyway, here are some covers involving idols you may know:
Lein has been particularly prolific lately, but I liked this one best:
If you want to get into some idols that can semi-regularly really do some interesting stuff, you’d do much worse than Papillon de Marche:
On the other hand, do not invest in X holic:
Congrats to the fancy graduate!
— ゆっきゅん (@guilty_kyun) March 27, 2021
Have a great weekend!