Good morning! Who else is just so super tired right now? I was working after hours yesterday to try to clean up a few things, and I had this realization that between that extra time and things I’d done over the course of the week, I’d put in something like 55 hours. Did I promptly stop and go out for pizza and beers with my best gal? Friends, I did not. Instead, I worked for another hour!
This was such a great week for idol and this website, though. Just good material all over. I can tell these things by various metrics — sometimes it’s just a qualitative “goddamn that was good,” and other times it’s the amount of engagement that a post gets on Twitter, and sometimes it’s the sheer lunacy of complaints about the post. We really hit the trifecta this time!
Anyway, weird Weekender here, because let me reiterate: A. Great week; but B. very busy. There are at least five other things that I personally want to cover from the week that are currently in one draft form or another! But otherwise it’s a ton of video and not much else because I kept the goods for more creative purposes.
Famous Last Words
All you folks who had Italy plans last year, prepare to wait another year:
[ANNOUNCEMENT 🇮🇹&🇬🇧] Monster of Dolls 2021 has been cancelled and will be moved to 2022. Please read carefully.
— Monster Of Dolls (@monster_dolls) June 7, 2021
What the hell’s with the thrashy intro into easycore idol stylings, MALCOLM MASK MCLAREN!
ZOC live because it’s their week:
It’s SAKA-SAMAing at Kokone’s birthday party!
I never made much of Saki no Onnanoko because they’re plenty chika but tend not to rock enough; this, however, is great:
QUEENS, so goddamn good:
Live cheki with NECRONOMIDOL:
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is Bakashinu, or BKSN or however they prefer to be called. WHATEVER. The point is, they did this:
And then to cap it off, unveiled a new member at their excellently named one-man!
— 【公式】B.K.S.N (@bakashinu69) June 9, 2021
That’s it, actually.
KAMENJOSHI seems to have largely abandoned the weird almost-metal hybrid style that shot them to notoriety:
Nice live clip from Devil ANTHEM:
And from WASUTA!
And POPPiNG EMO:
And obligatory NEO JAPONISM:
Yet another new single on the way from Candy GO!GO!:
★CANDY GO!GO! 仙台遠征！！
— 【公式】CANDY GO!GO!@7月7日「Understeer」New Single発売!! (@onecandygogo) June 8, 2021
And yet another live shot MV from Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen:
Have a great weekend!