This was a weird week. I just felt out of sorts all week long which I think was primarily due to the realization that I have no plans on the horizon to see any future idol shows. After spending Labor Day weekend with Tokyo Psychopath at Saboten Con (check out our interview with them if you haven’t already done so), I have entered into a phase of post-idol depression that can probably only be alleviated by making arrangements to go see more idols. So, let’s see our upcoming travel options and try to sketch out some plans!!
How about a visit to Italy? Monster of Dolls dropped details on their 2023 headliner and it’s a doozy: You’ll Melt More! will be making their European debut at MoD in December.
For the first time in Europe, meet the Queens of the Japanese Alternative Idol world…#ゆるめるモ!
The essential battleship for the scene’s fans & onlookers. December 2nd, 2023. A MoD exclusive.
— Monster Of Dolls | MoD 2023 on 02/12! (@monster_dolls) September 15, 2023
Isiliel is returning to the US next month to perform at NW Idol Fest in Seattle as her Moonbow Rising world tour rolls on!
✨🇺🇸Isiliel at @NWIdolFest 2023🇺🇸✨
Isiliel 1stワールドツアー米国シアトルで開催されるNorthwest IdolFestの出演決定！🌈
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) September 13, 2023
NEO JAPONISM held a livestream rally and practiced their English in preparation for their upcoming visit to America next month. Details are still a bit thin except for locations and a range of dates.
And, of course, the goal is always to get back to Japan where stuff like this is happening.
MAD JAMIE continues to be one of the brightest things of 2023.
airattic as well continue to put out one stellar piece of work after another.
Everyone loves kinopo. I mean, seriously. I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t like kinopo.
Yurapico is everything.
MAZE meld idolcore, dubstep, and noise together for their 5th single.
MAZE / “Goodbye Bad Memories”
5th SINGLE Out Now🔥🔥🔥
— MAZE(メイズ)🎙️11月-BAND SET TOUR-開催‼️ (@maze_idol) September 12, 2023
MANACLE released a new song for their third anniversary. It’s been THREE YEARS??!
Ringwanderung is too classy for this site.
Luckily, we have TENRIN to dirty things up a bit.
Yubiningyou have lost their minds and I love it.
Quubi did a guerilla release of a track from their upcoming EP. As always, it is quality stuff.
1st EP「solid ep.」より「scent」が各主要音楽配信サイトより先行リリース⚡
— Quubi (@quubi_o) September 14, 2023
mistress released this MV for what may be the most upbeat idolcore tune in history.
Here’s a PV for the latest single for LEIWAN.
LEIWAN’s sister unit, EMPATHY, dropped a PV as well.
Risaki Kakizaki will graduate as a support member of Zessei no Imperial Collection.
— 柿崎李咲 (@kakizaki_risaki) September 11, 2023
Hinagiku. will disband following their second anniversary live next month.
— HINAGIKU. (@hinagiku_idol) September 13, 2023
Nidaime Fukanshou Hebi Ichigo has dismissed Rena Shinimori after learning of multiple contract violations over an extended period of time.
— 不感症ヘビ苺 【公式】10/2渋谷CLUB QUATTROワンマン (@HEBIICHIGOchan) September 15, 2023
Mari Nanase announced their withdrawal from Merkmal Mermal after being on hiatus to recover from a chronic illness. In their departing statement, they revealed that their illness is manic depression, and that they have decided that focusing on long-term treatment is the best choice for them right now.
— 七瀬まり (@MERMALNANASE) September 11, 2023
After being perma-banned from Twitter and abandoning Insta, 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San has emerged on Threads.
Post by @14hanakosan4444View on Threads
The idol formerly know as Neo Trees (ex. BiS) is now performing under the name of Lan.
この後 – ̗̀ 24時から音源配信 ̖́- されます🎧🎶
— Lan (@iam____lan) September 9, 2023
Emma Ichimiya is returning from hiatus and rejoining the line-up of LYSM.
— LYSM (リズム)@10/19新宿BLAZE (@LYSMLYSMLYSM) September 15, 2023
Aina the End did a collaboration with legendary guitarist HOTEI.