It seems like everyone’s doing solo and side projects lately. Like, it used to be the “Warring Idol Period”, but now we’ve entered the “Warring Solo Project Period”. We recently learned of Himari’s debut as a soloist, then Ayuni D ended PEDRO just to reveal that her side project had a side project, and then there is Aina the End who seems to drop a new solo track every other day.
Not that I’m complaining, especially when someone like perpetual kami-oshi candidate Kakizaki Risaki of MANACLE (HAPPY BIRTHDAY OKAKI!!) gives us a solo song like this:
Chitti (BiSH) also unveiled her newest musical side project: SPiCE TRAVELERS, a band formed with her fellow cohost from the food program of the same name, Makoto Sakurai of Dragon Ash.
And while we’re talking about idols on their own, Ibuki Sala of NILKLY kicked off her birthday live with a solo dance choreographed to Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s “Stain”.
Bucking the trend, Itsuka (The rapping half of the defunct and sorely missed duo Charisma(dot)com) got tired of being on her own and joined the new collective Dadada!…(Not to be confused with dai dai dai, and the exclamation point is part of their name.) Here’s a short MV for a new song, featuring Karin from TEMPURA KIDZ…
14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San is holding her second-ever online cheki session in 444 years. Will Hanako-san murder you in the toilet if you don’t participate? I bought 4 just to be safe.
From Hanako San, an important video message-
Watch the video.
Next month on 11/9 at 6PM JST, Hanako will do her SECOND EVER ONLINE CHEKI SESSION!
— Derek Vasconi (@DerekVasconi) October 21, 2021
MELON BATAKE a gogo invited some friends for a Gynou Fes at Studio Coast memorial.
LiLii Koana are livestreaming their 4th Anniversary One-Man later today/tonight (depending on your time zone) to promote the upcoming release of their new EP, SHION.
Have we talked about Hachimitsu BLACK yet? This is Hachimitsu BLACK:
Another member of the exemplary class of 2021, meet “retropop, alternative, electro girls group” YUP YUP.
PassCode are giving us reasons to go see them live. I don’t need any more reasons, I just need an end to international travel restrictions…
9DayzGlitchClubTokyo revived my memories of nights dancing like crazy until last call in the club. I’m not about to admit how many years ago that was…
Codomomental-san is a tease.
— Nobuhide Imamura (@ImamuraNobuhide) October 20, 2021
Absolute little devil Ano has blessed us with this high energy number.
Be sure to support friend-of-Homicidols Chaotic Harmony’s crowd funding project to spread J-Music across the world.
There's still time to back our Omnibus album "Chaos Collection" on Indiegogo! Help us reach our goal and continue to spread J-Music across the world! Back now and get the CD and limited edition mini photobook at a discount.
— Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events (@cha0ticharmony) October 20, 2021
Mani Mani (Yanakoto Sotto Mute) got blocked on TikTok for killing a teddy bear.
Kotetsu and Kasane of Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. have pre-emptively won every Halloween costume contest on the planet with their kawaii super-twin pumpkins, so don’t even bother.
Now that the UK leg of NECRONOMIDOL’s cursebreaker tour is done, let’s give thanks to all those heroes behind the scenes.
Massive thank you to Hasselhoff, our epic Berlin duct tape roll! 2 tours, 6 countries, 12 gigs, 16 hotels, and still going strong. He's been a tech, merch assistant, roadie, and friend. We couldn't have done it without you! See you next tour ♥️#ducttape pic.twitter.com/IBYYbUTZgh
— ORIONlive (@ORIONlive_UK) October 19, 2021
Meanwhile, NECROMA have reached Sweden for the next stop on the tour.
Poppy loves Boris and Lesley Gore. We love Poppy.
Ringwanderung is on a different level entirely. Here’s an hour of definitive evidence:
Chuyame and Shida-chan (formerly Tsuyame and Shidare of Yukueshirezutsurezure) are joining forces for Chuyame’s birthday.
MERRY BAD END will be going on hiatus in a couple of weeks, but you can join them for one last livestream before their break.
N・Feni (the artist formerly known as YONEKO) will, unfortunately, not be visiting the U.S. to take part in SXSW.
落ちた（ ｉ _ ｉ ）！
— ん・フェニ (@n__feni) October 22, 2021
But HARU NEMURI is!!
— SXSW Japan Office (@SXSWJapan) October 22, 2021
Have a Good Weekend!!