Judging by the crowd in Oshiloss Corner, it was rough this week, and the next few days probably aren’t going to be any easier. This week is guaranteed to be an emotional roller coaster for Zenkimi fans as the yami kawaii pioneers play the Budokan on Wednesday just before retreating into a status of indefinite hiatus. Be extra kind and patient with your friends who dig Codomomental.
In more uplifting news, SARI (our once and future shironuri queen of all that is dark and wonderful) has raised more than half of her crowdfunding campaign goal to finance her European tour and an extended overseas stay. Be sure to contribute!
I'm starting this for my first European tour & move!
When I reach goal in a month from 3/1-3/31, I'll do a YouTube live… ♪
— 瑳里 (@sari_of_sari) February 28, 2023
The campaign is through Camp Fire, which asks for a Japanese address, but there are a couple solutions. A proxy address (like Tenso) will work or if you have one, or check the above Twitter thread for Sari’s advice on using a dummy address.
As mentioned above, we are in the final days of Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. , but they are determined to go out in style.
When not performing X-rated pranks or trying to go viral on TikTok, PLANCKSTARS can crank out some really solid pop punk.
BABYMETAL took part in THE FIRST TAKE and gave us a startling reminder that the engine powering this whole unstoppable machine is the immaculate voice of SU-METAL.
The new MELON BATAKE A GO GO mini-album is out. GO GO MELON!!
【先行配信中】#めろん畑agogo NEW mini Album
『BLACK MELON / WHITE MELON』
— めろん畑a go go (@MELONBATAKEAGO2) March 9, 2023
Here’s a solo track from Minami Hoshikuma (WAGAMAMA RAKIA) from her upcoming solo EP (not to be confused with her other solo project, D̴E̷A̷T̴H̴N̷Y̵A̶N̴N̷).
situasion, the most intriguing unit in idol, released their second album.
🔜🔜🔜3/10(金)0:00🔜🔜🔜#situasion #SITUASIONISTA pic.twitter.com/8ifR4qZ897
— situasion (@situasion_info) March 8, 2023
CROSSNOESIS already broke our hearts with their impending hiatus, but their new MV sets out to do it again.
Fresh off their successful, multi-country, overseas expedition, Broken by the Scream drops a rare MV.
Speaking of rare MVs, it’s been quite some time since we got something like this from KAMEN JOSHI.
Pure White Canvas has never been known for urgent, emo, pop punk anthems… until now.
— 真っ白なキャンバス (@info_shirokyan) February 27, 2023
I was really looking forward to this one: the latest from anew (Art idol new world).
MANACLE introduced us to their newest member, Maybe Niyo.
— めい日によ (@maybe_MANACLE) March 7, 2023
They also gave us a new lyric MV.
There’s a new single from PassCode’s little sisters, Axelight.
Axelight 「RISE OF FRONTIER」
RISE OF FRONTIER
🔌 : https://t.co/Znn6bte2Fa pic.twitter.com/9g4JnRtVx0
— Axelight (@axlt_official) March 9, 2023
NaNoMoRaL gives us a PV of their band formation.
MAD MEDiCiNE has officially outlasted MAD JAMIE and celebrates with a new MV.
Treble has released their first mini-album.
CD 1st Mini Albumhttps://t.co/bOq3zvnICL
The absolutes of sinhttps://t.co/CiFilsxG0w
Heart on the brinkhttps://t.co/1XjGYVPaXi pic.twitter.com/EEEXJVA3pH
— Treble (@treble_offi) March 8, 2023
Melancholic Cinderella Story have one of the best names in chika idol. Their material is pretty great too.
While we’re hanging out on the darker side of the genre, I’d like to bring your attention to LumiLulla (short for “luminescent lullaby”). They have been around mixing dark wave, power and groove metal for a couple of years, but we somehow just stumbled on them.
— ルミララ (@lumilulla_reiwa) February 28, 2023
One of my favorite names from the class of 2022, On the treat Super Season are having a great year two.
There’s a new album from “empowerment idol” unit GALS.
— GALS (@gals__official) February 27, 2023
We spend a lot of time on the darker side of idol, so here’s an angelic MV from PRSMIN for a change.
Over on the Homicidols’ Discord server, Fredo introduced us to ORDERMAID. who just debuted last month.
Another new unit: this is DEMO and there is a LOT to unpack here. they already have their overseas debut lined up, playing Anime Messe Babelsberg in Brandenburg, Germany this coming July. Thank you (?) to NaraMoore for bringing this one to our attention over on the server.
I don’t know much about TELLMIT yet except that it stands for “TELL Me Idol Trap”, and I like this song.
♪Take Me Higher!
Take Me Higher!の配信が開始🍻✨
— TELLMIT (@TELLMIT_info) February 23, 2023
Qumari Depart will play the Budokan on March 30th and will not be disbanding afterwards, so it is possible. Someone tell Zenkimi!
Ui Okuyama graduated from Shihatsu-Machi Underground.
— 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド 3/26(日)渋谷Milkyway (@shihatsu_machi) March 5, 2023
LiLiHoLi is going on hiatus.
— LiLiHoLi (@LiLiHoLi_OA) March 7, 2023
XII will be taking a one month break from X!DEN† for personal reasons.
[X!DENT XII의 활동휴지에 관한 공지] pic.twitter.com/7idURayDAj
— 𝐗!𝐃𝐄𝐍† (@XIDENT_official) March 5, 2023
The current system of MAD JAMIE has fxxked off.
Thank you for all JAMIE🔥 pic.twitter.com/jbamtKfn9o
— MAD JAMIE -Kawaii is Fxxk- (@madjamie_tokyo) March 7, 2023
ONE KILL only lived for one year. They will hold their final live on their 1st anniversary.
【 #onekill 】活動終了のお知らせ pic.twitter.com/VEAlGL1BSn
— ONE KILL (@ONEKILLinfo) March 8, 2023
Tim Vincent of Zsasz will be taking some time off.
— Zsasz (@ZsaszJP) March 7, 2023
Vivi Hinatsuki and Nana Nanawo are graduating from misola de edison.
— ミソラドエジソン🧪【公式】 (@misolade_edison) March 7, 2023
The ex-idol previously known as Fufu from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da. has launched a Campfire crowdfunding campaign to create an artist-centric talent agency.
Yubune, formerly of MIGMA SHELTER, has re-emerged in new unit, MagMell along with…
— ゆぶね (@yubune_MagMell) March 8, 2023
… Nagi, formerly of Gokigen,
憂凪ナギ(うなぎなぎ)@unagi_MagMell #マグメル #MagMell pic.twitter.com/wfJ8Q4turR
— マグメル -MagMell- (@MagMell_info) March 9, 2023
ano (ex. You’ll Melt More) got her shot at THE FIRST TAKE.
Haze, the band fronted by former idol, KATY (ex. ZOC and meltia), has a new MV out.