Before we look back over the past week lets look into the future: next weekend is the highly anticipated return of 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san to Los Angeles for her second-ever US show.
Hanako san's VIP tickets includes a t-shirt and poster and an option to purchase acrylic stands and more. Check out the merchandise menu below.
— Derek Vasconi (@DerekVasconi) December 8, 2022
We are working out details for a chance to interview our favorite youkai idol, so let us know if you have any questions that you would like us to ask Hanako-san on your behalf: Questions for Hanako-san.
This past week saw several viral examples of how alternative idol can be ridiculous and raunchy and outrageous, but before we get into any of that, let’s take six minutes and three seconds to appreciate how the genre can also give us moments of startling and profound brilliance:
mzsrz describe themselves as “an all-singing girl band that can neither dance nor laugh.” They just dropped this minor masterpiece on us.
The new one from SHIMMER SHRIMPMER will be stuck in your head for days.
NiL are finishing out their first year of existence strong.
Malcolm Mask McLaren released this seasonal MV.
If you think things have gotten too serious, Anthurium is the kawaii cure for that.
30,000 K-Pop fans discovered WACK this week as they unveiled their long-awaited boys group. It’s called BOYSGROUP, and their logo is a subtle nod to Jeff Bezos’ rocket ship. Here’s a first listen to their music.
◤◢◤ Release Information ◢◤◢
BOYSGROUP 1st ALBUM
"We are BOYSGROUP"
— BOYSGROUP OFFiCiAL (@boysgroup_west) December 9, 2022
Here’s another glimpse at the new RILISREVERSE system.
situasion is changing it up again with a new digital single and a Go-Go-Gadget costume change.
situasion NEW SINGLE
— situasion (@situasion_info) December 5, 2022
PassCode dropped a digital single to tease their upcoming EP release.
— Umusic Japan Rock (@umusicrock) December 7, 2022
While we’re talking about we-B artists, PassCode agency-mate yosugala turns in this strong effort to close out their inaugural year.
Speaking of promising new units of 2022, here’s out first glimpse at a live Quubi.
Team Wonder Lander re-mixed and re-released “AMENOCHIKIMI” by May. I love this song.
▽▲「雨のち君」by May ON RELEASE
2021年にMay from Wonder Landerとして発表された作品のRemix版 May名義で再リリースされました！
— 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 (@team_wonlan) December 8, 2022
We’re not going to talk about PLANCK STARS new MV, so let’s instead talk about how the members were each sent to a different district of Tokyo to sell condoms on the street out of a cardboard box. Everything in that sentence was meant literally, not figuratively.
— 👻かんぽ🐾🍺 ⚧ (@kanpo___) December 6, 2022
No gimmicks. Just some good ‘ol fashioned idolcore from 340.29m/s.
Over on the Homicidols Discord server, Carrythezero keeps insisting that we check out TheWORLD. I think they may have inherited Maison book girl’s percussion section.
Buddha TOKYO is that rarest of units that may score a nomination for both Best Debut and Saddest Disbandment in the same year.
— Buddha TOKYO (@_Buddha_TOKYO_) December 4, 2022
Nivi is no longer a member of No Longer Idol.
— アイドル失格【公式】 (@nolongeridol) December 6, 2022
Over on the Homicidols Discord server, pm223 brought to our attention that Honoka Oyumi of Li-V-RAVE is trying to get her solo project 500 followers. Please help her out.
年内に公式Twitter（ @honopyon_info ）
フォロワー ” 500人突破 ”で
— 【公式】大弓ほのかinfo (@honopyon_info) November 22, 2022