Lots of big news dropped this week, including that Japan will soon be re-opening it’s doors to foreign wota starting October 11th. While we can now start planning overseas trips in earnest, there were also two huge announcements for the home front, especially if you have easy access to the west coast of the US.
First up, Isiliel will be arriving very soon to play several dates over the next two months.
＼✨✈️ Isiliel 1st US Tour ✈️✨／
Isiliel has been invited to perform at @NWIdolFest along with several other events!
10/21 – 23 NW IdolFest Seattle , WA
10/30 San Jose, CA
11/4 San Francisco, CA
11/11 – 13 Southern CA
More dates / details soon…🌹 pic.twitter.com/OtLaju8peX
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) September 19, 2022
Second, and more ominously, 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San has announced her return to America this coming December.
HANAKO SAN ANNOUNCEMENT!
HANAKO SAN IS COMING TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHERE: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
DETAILS: COMING SOON! pic.twitter.com/kOqJQ1fu7u
— Derek Vasconi (@DerekVasconi) September 21, 2022
Hanako-san, just in time for Christmas!!? God bless us every one. While we anxiously prepare for Hanako-Santa to come curse our holidays, a bunch of other stuff happened too:
Friend of Homicidols, Temma Matsunaga (URBANGARDE) teamed up with new idol unit, Kingsari to bless us with this anthem. Finally! A military mobilization that I can support.
NEO JAPONISM gives us this heartfelt, post-punk, prog and math rock ballad (listen for all the signature changes; this is a fascinating tune).
9DayzGlitchClubTokyo has released their first mini-album.
1st MINI ALBUM
“Drug Cocktail Collection”
— 9DayzGlitchClubTokyo (@9DayzGCT) September 21, 2022
Axelight beams in some dub step drops for their latest.
At the time of my writing this, I haven’t listened to the new one from DARE MO SHIRANAI because it doesn’t drop for another six hours, but at the time of your reading this, I will have. I think I just invented the time machine.
— 誰もシラナイ。【公式】 (@dareshira_idol) September 22, 2022
zizi give us their take on a song about papaya.
Qppo have a new EP with darling album art.
— くぴぽ(公式) (@qppo_idol) September 18, 2022
MIC RAW RUGA owe you money.
GANG PARADE release a kentacore ballad.
2022.11.16 Single CD Release
GANG PARADE Major 4th SG『Priority』
— GANG PARADE official (@GANG_PARADE) September 18, 2022
GILTY×GILTY’s new song, “Sneaker Cinderella”, has a great name and a killer drop.
THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO has a lovely new single out. I like THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO.
— 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗥𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔 𝗧𝗢𝗞𝗬𝗢 -official- (@OrchestraTokyo) September 21, 2022
BiSH is still over.
Narumi of Hime Kyun Fruit Can released a solo song for her birthday.
— ひめキュンフルーツ缶 HimeKyunFruitCan (@himekyun) September 23, 2022
MANACLE unveiled a new song live.
Poppy is idol. Fight me.
PAPIPUPEPO wa Muzukashii give us the most upbeat song you will hear all week.
Haruno Kunogi (former NECRONOMIDOL, POMÜM, Chouzetsu Venom-chan and Gekijouban Kokiken Teikoku) will be retiring from entertainment and deleting their social media by the end of October.
— 👿くのぎはるの👿 (@harunochan_iiko) September 23, 2022
RAY re-booted in record time and announced their new line-up.
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┃ ✴︎ RAY 新体制ビジュアル解禁 ✴︎ ┃
□ ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ ■ pic.twitter.com/60DNTXtQDV
— RAY (@_RAY_world) September 18, 2022
Dan te Lion has re-booted as DA•BAMBI.
❤️大空 紅鈴(おおぞら あかり)
— DA•BAMBI【公式】10/20鹿鳴館デビュー (@DABAMBIofficial) September 23, 2022