It was a packed week for overseas idol shows and events. I enjoyed several days in LA, seeing old friends and meeting new ones at Anime Expo where the main draw for us was Isiliel.
I was able to catch several of Isiliel’s many lives before sitting down with Himari Tsukishiro for an interview. Look for that in the coming weeks.
＼✨🇺🇸 Interview in LA 📰✨／
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) July 6, 2023
While in LA, a whole horde of us were also able to catch a great show by legendary EDM idols, BPM15Q.
Across the Atlantic, Junnosuke Watanabe, CEO and WACK’s biggest asset and liability, dropped by the UK for some beers with friends including Team Homicidol’s very own Cal.
(You’re a rat for using that picture of me – Cal)
Over on The Continent, the goddesses of ERISU made an appearance with Homicidols’ patron saint, SARI.
Humans will be blessed by the Goddess ERIS. A new event is coming on July 7th and you will meet the four shards of the Great Goddess: Ninlil, Nantu, Nenlu and Aruru will forever mark your path and you will have the opportunity to take part in the Erisian Ritual.
— Erisu_Official (@ErisuOfficial) July 4, 2023
Meanwhile, out in the Pacific, CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL and Himegoto Zettaichi have kicked off a pair of appearances in the Philippines.
姫事絶対値、CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL
TOYCON PH 公式URL： https://t.co/NHlVGsWCHT
— McDog Works Inc. (@McDogWorks) July 5, 2023
In other happenings:
IDOL NEVER DiES, the crowdfunded movie about rival chika idol units battling zombies (and each other) at the end of the world has been subtitled in English and released on DVD. It’s being sold on BASE, so a proxy may be required for overseas purchases.
ギュウ農フェスx井口昇監督青春SF音楽映画最新作『IDOL NEVER DiES』が待望の円盤化！
— ギュウ農シネマ (@gyuno_cinema) July 8, 2023
Aina the End kicked off her post-BiSH solo work with this lovely Mobile Suit Gundam insert song.
Zessei no Imperial Collection invited their fans to come out and appear in their MV for “Otaku are the stars of the show.” Based on the fantastically entertaining results, all chika idol MVs should follow a similar formula from now on.
PIGGS new single is called, “You Know Me.”
— PIGGS (@PIGGS_idol) July 2, 2023
ASP responds with “I HATE U.”
Major 2nd Single
"I HATE U"https://t.co/47IrniQIFn
Music：LINNA FIGG, kyazm
— ASP official (@ASP_idol) July 2, 2023
qppo are a treasure that we don’t deserve.
Axelight have dropped their second album.
ExWHYZ channels some city pop in their Summer ’23 MV.
Devil ANTHEM. got into the season as well with this appropriately titled summer time EP.
— Devil ANTHEM. (@devilanthem) July 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Pure White Canvas are done with summer already.
PPPR!! will be releasing new music throughout the month of July.
— PPPR!!-ピポパロ- (@PPPR_official) July 6, 2023
Konton Shoujo have dropped their first full album, Chaos Girl.
混沌少女1st FULL ALBUM「カオスガール」
— 混沌少女-コントンショウジョ- (@k_shoujyo_) July 7, 2023
The big trend this week was PVs: let’s kick it off with Yurapico absolutely killing it live.
REIRIE gave us a peak at their debut live.
yosugala share the feels from their most recent one-man.
Symdolick gives us a peak at their second anniversary live.
QueeenMationette pulls our strings.
This MANACLE MV isn’t technically a PV but we forgive them because they’re MANACLE.
Finger Runs dropped their latest early on streaming.
Back to actual MVs: BLOOD/. represent the best of DIY idol.
I dig Payrin’s, but I feel like I’ve seen the set of this MV several times.
sustain give us an MV to support their latest single.
GALS current system held their last live and is now on indefinite hiatus.
— SUPERGENE【オーディション開催中】 (@SUPERGENE_INFO) July 5, 2023
Rei Momose, who has been on hiatus from CYNHN, announced her graduation from the group effective July 5th.
— CYNHN (@CYNHN_DS) July 5, 2023
Hyakkiyakou has withdrawn from Konton Shoujo saying she found it too difficult to balance her idol and personal life.
— 混沌少女-コントンショウジョ- (@k_shoujyo_) July 7, 2023
Very sad: Chou very bird will disband in October.
【鳥 very bird 解散のお知らせ】 pic.twitter.com/BWDzPxWXeI
— 鳥 very bird (@very_bird) June 30, 2023
Uda has left BLOOD/.
— BLOOD/.（ブラッドエンド）【公式】 (@BLOOD_IDOL2023) June 30, 2023
After some initial excitement, it has been determined that Anchirochii is not back. Aqbi just happened to release an MV for them a year after they disbanded.
Ema Suzuki and Hikaru
Migata Mugita (Ed. Correction. My bad.) of Pure White Canvas released the first song from their sub unit, MUGIEMA.
Homicdiols’ favorite not-idol, N・Feni ( ex. new fashion food, MIGMA SHELTER and BELLRING Girls Heart) has new music out.