Just a heads up that we have finished crunching the numbers on everyone’s rating for the 50 Greatest MVs of All Time project. Look for those results to start spilling out next week as long as I survive the heat dome currently parked directly over Casa de Homicidols. I can’t complain about the heat too much though because, while it may be hotter than hades out here in the Southwestern United States, that didn’t stop Himari Tsukishiro from performing an Isiliel livestream from Death Valley. At least she had the wisdom to wait until the sun went down.
𝔇𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥 𝔙𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔶 pic.twitter.com/fB61D0rFo7
— Himari Tsukishiro 月城ひまり (@himari_tsuki) July 12, 2023
She then dropped a brand new MV on us. Play along at home:
Himariverse Bingo, play along next time you watch an Isiliel (or Hima-era Necroma) MV! pic.twitter.com/OR92SfR9yv
— Merrie 🌙 ケリー (@kerriepico) July 13, 2023
As Himari continues the US leg of her world tour, another Homicidols favorite finally announced their imminent US debut: PassCode will be hitting New York, Dallas, and LA in September!!
The also gave us a new MV to help get us even more psyched.
Meanwhile, Saki Chitose and Yurapico have landed in Germany for performances today and tomorrow.
🇩🇪【Doki Doki Detschuland】🇩🇪
🌟 Bremen 🌟
On the Ports Rock Club
Sat. 15th July, 2023
General Admission: 19:00
Merch and Cheki Buppan from 21:30
Sun. 16th July, 2023
General Admission: 19:00… pic.twitter.com/gMUJc6GWoB
— ２＆(ダブルアンド) Official (@doubleand_2) July 10, 2023
Saki dropped a 2& MV to support the visit.
For those of us who aren’t anywhere near a idol live this weekend, we have Gyuno Fest, who will be livestreaming for free on their YouTube channel. Acts include MELONBATAKE A GO GO, MIGMA SHELTER, BELLRING Girls Heart, kinopo., TipToe., and Finger Runs.
7/15ギュウ農フェス『The LIVE！』at 渋谷WWW#ギュウ農TheLIVE
— ギュウ農フェス (@gyuno_fes) July 14, 2023
There are few other groups in the history of the live idol genre as extraordinary as RAY. Witness the raw power and artistry of chika idol:
Zsasz released a new song called, “It’s So Good,” and the headline writes itself.
— Zsasz (@ZsaszJP) July 10, 2023
MAPA drop a late front runner for Song of the Summer.
Broken By the Scream have some nice new outfits but still bring the hardcore.
Finger Runs may need an intervention after this MV shoot.
We sure do love us some MIC RAW RUGA. This is such good stuff:
BiS give us a dance MV for one of their new ridiculously named songs which are a serious pain to extrapolate into romaji or English, a practice I truly hope doesn’t become a trend.
Vocal project ZnC:WL put out yet another great song.
◆ZnC:WL NEW RELEASE◆
1. Whiteout feat. 高野奈子(@nako_toytonic)
— ZnC:WL (@znc_wl) July 8, 2023
MIGMA SHELTER make several appearance on our forthcoming Best Idol MVs of All Time list. This one of, of course, missed being in the running.
Meet SUPER+REACH, a new pop-punk unit brought to out attention by Carrythezero over on the Homicidols Discord server.
PLEVAIL have really leveled up this year.
Another group who is really blooming in 2023 is yosugala. I’ve been streaming their new album, Yomosugara, a lot lately. I recommend it if you enjoy some dream pop in your prog rock.
#2i2 dropped a new single. I was lucky enough to catch them when I was in Japan back in January. They were the biggest surprise of the whole trip.
— #2i2（ニーニ) 各地で単独大暴走開催中！ (@2i2jp) July 14, 2023
I never pass up the chance to share BOY MEETS HARU.
In one of the saddest disbandments of the year, RILISREVERSE officially came to an end yesterday evening. In the end, SHIIKA would like you to remember this one thing: “Denny’s offers the most delicious parfaits among family restaurants nationwide.”
— シイカ (@SHIIKA_RLSR) July 14, 2023
Sakura Bokuga has graduated from Satanic Punish but will continue activities as a soloist and model.
Satanic Punish 撲我さくらでした🌸
— ✡︎撲我さくら✡︎ (@Bokuga_Sakura) July 8, 2023
KOTOMI has graduated from BABYBEARD.
メンバーに関するご報告／Announcement of member graduation pic.twitter.com/fcuD52uNRS
— BABYBEARD (@babybeard_japan) July 11, 2023
King Yuria (ex. Dan te Lion and NOW DRAMATiC) has started her tenure as the Prince of POPPiNG EMO.
POPPiNG EMO の 王子様担当になりました
— 成瀬ゆりあ（キングユリア） (@yuria_naruse) July 10, 2023
Nagima, one of the newest members of MIGMA SHELTER, was a WACK 2023 Audition member under the name Gobu Gobu Gobu.
— MIGMA SHELTER (@MIGMASHELTER) July 9, 2023
Marino (ex. Sugarpills and 340.29m/s) has joined a new unit called, 0 Bansen to yoake mae (platform 0 before dawn).
— マリノ (@zsym_mrn) July 8, 2023