It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the U-S-of-A, which can only mean one thing: it’s the unofficial start of Homicidols XXXXX of the Year Awards season!! We (meaning “mostly Kerrie”) are wrapping up things behind the scenes, so keep an eye out for your opportunity to nominate picks for Best Album, MV, Single, and Debut as well as Saddest Graduation, Disbandment, Disappointment and many other categories. We also have a new award this year: Best/Worst Unit Name. It looks to be a very competitive category, but I’ve got good money on STAiNY.
Since the awards recognize work released from December to November, this is the final week of eligibility for this year. Here are some last minute entries:
BLACKNAZARENE has a new single, new costumes, new live DVD and a new MV.
Zenkimi is slacking by comparison.
The mere existence of NaNoMoRaL makes the world a better place.
Need more energy? Meme Tokyo has some to spare.
You’ll Melt More! releases the 43,017th idol MV to feature a merry-go-round.
Meanwhile, ASP is hoarding for the apocalypse.
Aina the End kicked off awards season by taking home the MTV Japan award for Best Cinematography.
— MTV Japan (@MTV_JAPAN) November 25, 2021
Speaking of WACK, this Hachimitsu BLACK number kinda sounds like SCRAMBLES. Is it SCRAMBLES?
Looking for items to add to your list for Santa? Here’s a bunch of new holiday season releases we just learned about:
14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san unveiled her new single, composed by none other than Knuckle Chiwawa.
— ナックルチワワ(本物) @3月31日新宿ロフトで4周年 (@Knuckle_chiwa) November 20, 2021
FruPoche is putting out their first new music in two years.
⭐️FRUITPOCHETTE New Release⭐️
BAND ONEMAN にて OUT!!
— FRUITPOCHETTE (@fruitpochette2) November 24, 2021
Nonamera’s debut single as soloist has a December drop date.
🐝nonamera 1st Single🐝
1st Digital Single
ﾔｯﾀ ~ !!お楽しみに。
— nonamera／のなめら (@nonamera_) November 25, 2021
We’re also getting a new single from 2&.
📢２＆ NEW SINGLE
🧿💜「 Nothing But Mistakes」🧿💜
１Nothing But Mistakes
２Nothing But Mistakes (Acoustic Version) pic.twitter.com/YcDgSn2FkK
— ２＆(ダブルアンド) Official (@doubleand_2) November 26, 2021
Meanwhile, NEO JAPONISM’s new single is out now and crazy good.
NEO JAPONISMの新曲『BLACK and WHITE』が各種ストリーミングサービスで配信決定💰💰💰
— NEO JAPONISM (@NEOJAPONISMinfo) November 20, 2021
Amuse’s @onefive (featuring former BABYMETAL avengers and Sakura Gakuin alums) now has something in common with 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san: Immediately after revealing their edgy new look and sound, the the unit’s Twitter account got suspended for violating platform rules.
Edit: I have been informed that their actual Twitter account is @onefive_music, which solves that mystery but raises others.
Here’s some live Aphrodite.
And the latest from TOKYO Tefutefu.
Here’s a new one from kinopo, one of the most enjoyable debuts of 2021.
NELN released some more live video which will really help me nail the choreography for my audition to fill MAO’s impending vacancy.
I don’t know much about this but here’s some virtual idols taking a crack at kawaii metal.
Don’t tell anyone, but I love -caeca-.
Rino (ex-PiGU) got married. Congratulations!!
— がんばりーの (@ganvari_no) November 21, 2021
Gordon (featuring con, formerly of Tsurezure) just released their first album and an MV.
Let’s check in with the idols formerly known as DEVIL NO ID.
ISAO invited fellow Kami Band alumni BOH to contribute to his instrumental project soLi.