It was a very eventful week with two very different dynamics at work. On the one hand, we had some pretty big announcements in the graduation and disbandment categories. At the same time, we were receiving word of some pretty big unit reboots and debuts. Our hearts would get ripped out one moment just to be resurrected the next. So, while we usually segregate all of the bad news by itself away in Oshiloss Corner, I thought we would try something different this week and alternate the tragically devastating news with shocks of unexpected joy in a new emotional amusement park ride we’ll call, The Idol Whiplash.
Don’t worry, we’ll go through this together. But like all good roller coasters, it begins begin with a long, anticipatory ascent to ensure that the fall will be all the more
devastating satisfying. Let’s go!
Everything abut the new CROSSNOESIS is a nice, slow burn.
We haven’t talked about Monkuro Television much, but maybe we should.
The perennially underrated buGG dropped an new EP and an MV to make you wonder why they don’t appear in your rotation more often.
INUWASI also has a new EP out. It’s a contender.
— INUWASI – 5.4 2nd Oneman Spotify O-WEST (@INUWASI_O) March 15, 2022
A couple months ago, Batten Girls won the 10th Annual Idol Awards title for best indie idol song with “Watashi Koi Hajimetatteyo!”. Their follow-up is penned by Kenmochi Hidefumi (Wednesday Campanella).
For a change up, BLACKNAZARENE dropped a couple new tracks. They also have an important announcement pending which scares me.
3/16(水)にNew Single『lord of the fate』収録の3曲、前作『URGE』収録曲3曲の同時配信リリースが決定！
『lord of the fate』https://t.co/ZV7ldX1GwW
— BLACKNAZARENE (@blacknzrn) March 3, 2022
Arms up! Here we go!!
Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. will be losing both Amanechi An and Yukinojou Oyatsu after their appearance at the TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on April 3rd .
[ 重要なお知らせ ]
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) March 15, 2022
The most mod unit out there, the mishmash will be graduating all members on April 24th. Ska idol is a tough business.
— IDOL REPORT.com (@idolreport_com) March 16, 2022
But all is not lost! Miscast is tempering their impending disbandment by rebooting as an indie unit called Maze.
— アサギ / MAZE (@Asagi_maze) March 15, 2022
Why did their label want to break them up? I don’t understand.
One week after learning Dan te Lion is calling it quits in August, Yuria’s other unit KANARIA is suspending activities. I am not prepared for a world without Yuria!!
前売¥2500 当日¥3000 ※各+1D
— カナリア (@KANARIA_VU) March 16, 2022
PUNKY RAD PINK imploded. They say there are plans to reboot.
PUNKY RAD PINKより
— PUNKY RAD PINK 公式 (@PUNKY_RAD_PINK) March 10, 2022
Console yourself with the debut singe from FAREWELL, MY L.u.v REBOOT!
Cat Radioと合わせてこちらも是非聴いてください！ pic.twitter.com/cLU7nhme3H
— FAREWELL, MY L.u.v (@farewellmyl_u_v) March 18, 2022
Inu ghosted Melty Ghost Club. She has since resurfaced but hasn’t felt well enough to rejoin the unit yet.
— MELTY GHOST CLUB | official (@MELTYGHOSTCLUB) March 12, 2022
Whew! That was a wild ride, but we made it to the end in one piece. Now time to chill with Hokkaido’s Title Mitei and their latest dreampop masterwork.
I also wanted to include XTEEN’s new MV but they disabled sharing, so here’s a link. It’s fun.