The first week of 2022 was a bit quiet unless you are a fan of the newly resurrected GANG PARADE. Most everyone else seemed to be sleeping off their New Year’s hangovers or out playing in the Tokyo snow. But some people still had to show up for work this week, such as:
Nerun Poku Poku who, last year, taught us how to tell the difference between a katana, an office lady and a shelf. Now she’s back to teach us how to count in Japanese!
People will either be cheering or weeping when they say, “Twelve more months of this!!”
Planck Stars kicked off the new year with a new MV.
If that’s not enough chaos for you, there also dropped whole album of insanity.
プランクスターズ の "STAY FUCKIN' GOLD" が、iTunes Store (ロシア) の "J-Pop トップアルバム" で1位にランクイン! https://t.co/ESxtDGcs8M リリース詳細は https://t.co/hmcPURSnum
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) January 7, 2022
If you need to mellow out after that, here’s a mesmerizing piece from Wonder Lander.
It snowed in Tokyo this week! So we got lots of pics of idols in snow, like Mani Mani from Yanakoto Sotto Mute.
— 間宮まに@ヤナミュー (@mani_YSM) January 6, 2022
Here’s Io from Broken By the Scream with a weather report.
I hate winter. pic.twitter.com/vx8VoRFdyf
— 野月平イオ@BBTS (@iooo_BBTS) January 6, 2022
One of NECRONOMIDOL’s Darkness Girls, Malin, made an appropriately dark snowman.
Need to warm up after that? GRATIA-ALA dropped in with some sunny weather.
I don’t think we’ve ever featured LYSM on the site before, but they were recommended by Karli over on the Homicidols Discord Server. This is a very nice track.
If you missed Okinawa Electric Girl Saya’s new year’s livestream, here’s a small dose.
Okinawa Electric Girl Saya, the beginning of 2022 is from the Okinawan folk song "Mimikiri Bozu" dance to song arranged by Saya. pic.twitter.com/CsNgXBtplD
— 彩Saya(沖縄電子少女彩)Okinawa Electric Girl Saya (@Tincy_saya) January 7, 2022
A lyric video is an odd thing to get from MIGMA SHELTER because it’s so hard to read while dancing.
I mean, it’s still live RAY with a band set, but the vocals are way too low in the mix, sound guy!!
And if you want even more RAY, how can you resist a 360 VR video of Kai Marino, Kotoyama Shizuku, and Tsukihi harvesting sweet potatoes? This is just the kind of idol content we need more of!
Another Discord Server recommendation, this time by Ziensa who always seems to find interesting stuff. Here’s some live PAPIPUPEPO wa Muzukashii.
By the way, Don Guri, the giraffe member, has some very devoted international fans.
— おぴぴ㌠ (@pipi_otaku) January 7, 2022
There’s nothing better than You’ll Melt More singing one of their timeless classics.
Fingers Cross spin-off project SHIMMER SHRIMPMER have a new innovation… reacting to their own MV as they view it for the first time! It’s a little difficult to precisely follow it all if you don’t understand Thai, but their emotions and reactions still manage to come through. Also, their song “Drawing the Sky” (Which is amazing!) is available for streaming…
Less than a week after winning the Homicidols Most Likely to Break Through in 2022 award, NELN member Mao has officially graduated from the group.
— NELN (@neln_official) January 3, 2022
tipToe. is on break, preparing to unveil a new system in a couple of months, but that didn’t stop them from releasing a new track.
— tipToe.(ティップトウ) (@tipToe_official) January 5, 2022
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